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  • Kate Crabtree is an award winning Maine documentary wedding photographer who creates exuberant wedding photography for couples who wear their hearts on their sleeves. Although she is located in Bangor, Maine (central Maine), she happily travels to coastal and southern Maine, and throughout New England to capture unique wedding photos and engagement portraits. She has been featured on Style Me Pretty, recently named as one of the top 50 wedding photographers in the United States by Weddzilla, and published in Maine Magazine, Seacoast Weddings, and Real Maine Weddings.

Rachel and Taky’s wedding day would have been special on its own accord, with the perfect weather, and the natural beauty of the park that their friends and family were able to enjoy, but what made their day truly unique was the fact that these two, due to a bus on fire (which cut off all access to Cadillac Mountain, one of our portrait locations) and a very very kind park ranger who was able to pull some strings, were able to access Cadillac Mountain privately.  Yes, that’s right- the four of us (Rachel, Taky, the park ranger and I), save for a few other park rangers on the mountain, were the only people who were allowed access to the mountain that afternoon.  We felt very lucky and blessed as we quickly wandered around Cadillac, taking portraits and admiring the views, sans tourists, and being escorted up and down the mountain in a park ranger car.  It was as awesome as it gets, that’s for sure!

But it didn’t stop there.  After dinner and drinks with their friends and family, Rachel and Taky had their first dance on the porch of the Bar Harbor Inn in the dark, which was dramatic and touching (look below!).  Their guests joined them in dancing afterwards even though it was lightly sprinkling, and the light rain made the experience feel even more special- I mean, who doesn’t want to dance in the rain when they have the chance to do so?

Here are some of my favorite photos from Rachel and Taky’s wedding day.  Thanks for letting me take part in your totally rad day- I loved it!

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Venue: Bar Harbor Inn
Photographer: Kate Crabtree
Caterer: Bar Harbor Inn
Florist: Cottage Flowers
Dress Shop: BHLDN
Dress: Something Blue Vancouver
Makeup/Hair: Bar Harbor Inn Spa

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On a beautiful day in August, Jen and Andrew tied the knot on Mount Desert Island at the Pot & Kettle Club.  From my first Skype meeting with the two of them, I remember distinctly loving their visceral connection and hoping they would choose me to be their photographer.  I feel so lucky that they did, because I was treated to such an emotional feast on their wedding day- both Jen and Andrew cried, and laughed, and loved each other fiercely, and having the opportunity to capture such emotional rawness made me feel like the luckiest wedding photographer.

Special recognition must go to Kimberly Savage, who did Jen’s makeup and hair (she looks gorgeous, doesn’t she?), Monique Lhullier for her ethereal, light as air wedding dress, and Meagan Gilpatrick of Maine Seasons Events, who designed a beautiful event.

Here are some of my favorite moments from Jen and Andrew’s wedding.  Enjoy!

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Vendors:

Venue: Pot & Kettle Club
Photographer: Kate Crabtree
Event Design: Maine Season Events
Caterer: Country Fare Catering
Baker: Milk & Honey
Dress: Monique Lhuillier
Suits: Ted Baker
Makeup and Hair: Kimberly Savage
Stationary: Minted
DJ: Adam Rice
Wedding Rentals: Wallace Rentals

  • Meredith - Beautiful, Kate! I love her dress and the portraits by the water are stunning. So many genuine moments captured here – wonderfully done!ReplyCancel

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