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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.

During the 4th of July weekend I was fortunate enough to spend the weekend with Julienne, Bill, and their intimate group of friends and family as the pair of them tied the knot in Maine.  Their weekend started with a beautiful al fresco dining experience at the Rockport Marine Park, where the kids and adults played cornhole and enjoyed the beautiful view, only mere feet away from where they feasted on lobster, steak, and blueberry pie (so Maine!) by Bar Harbor Catering Company.  In the morning, Julienne prepared for the day in Camden, with Julienne’s parents and Bill’s daughters, who couldn’t keep their eyes off of Julienne’s transformation process.  After their first look on the rustic and charming Primo Restaurant property, Julienne, Bill, and the kids headed to the Vesper Hill Children’s Chapel– a quaint, small, open air chapel- where the pair exchanged vows.  We finally returned back to Primo, where guests enjoyed the farm (there are adorable and smelly pigs!) and some of the most mouthwatering food I’ve ever had at a wedding.  Julienne had requested the chef build the menu, and that was clearly the right choice, because I still can’t stop thinking about what I ate, and I believe they, along with their guests, felt the exact same way.  And, of course, I’d be amiss to not mention Amber Small of Sweetest Thing Weddings, who not only planned and designed their rehearsal and wedding beautifully, but also put together some lovely floral arrangements.

There’s nothing lovelier than a small destination wedding where every single person matters and adds to the celebration- there were so many lovely moments that felt so intimate and were a joy to photograph.  Thank you for including me, Julienne and Bill- here are a few of my favorite photos from your rehearsal and wedding day.  Enjoy!

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Ceremony venue: Vesper Hill Children’s Chapel
Reception venue: Primo Restaurant
Wedding planner: Amber Small, Sweetest Thing Weddings
Photographer: Kate Crabtree
Caterer, Cake: Primo
Florist: Amber Small, Sweetest Thing Weddings
Makeup/hair: Gina Leonard
Ceremony music: Ira Kramer
Rentals: Wallace Events
Lighting: The Event Light Pros
Dress Shop: Maiden Voyage Bridal
Dress: Lazaro
Suits: Hugo Boss, Mens Wearhouse

Caterer: Bar Harbor Catering Company
Venue: Rockport Marine Park


Kari and Mike booked me sight unseen, but I had the good fortune to meet them prior to their wedding.  Early on in our meeting, Mike quipped, “this is my first coffee date!” and I thought to myself, “AHH!  SHOULD HAVE MET THEM AT THE BAR!”  Regardless, it didn’t matter- despite the lack of booze, I really fell for Kari and Mike’s easy, happy personalities, felt completely at ease with them within minutes, and looked forward to their June wedding at the Harbor View at Jones Landing on Peaks Island, Maine.

And, of course, their wedding didn’t disappoint.  Headed by the fabulous Heather Cuzzi of Cairn Events, I was treated to beautifully appointed details, a flower crown AND veil, a ferry ride on a beautifully sunny and warm day, and a sunset that didn’t stop giving.  But the best part about the wedding was how happy everyone was- not only did Kari and Mike not stop smiling, but their family and friends were so incredibly happy to be celebrating their love for this fabulous duo.  They certainly made it easy for me to create beautiful, emotional photos!

Kari and Mike, thank you so much for letting me join in on your wedding day.  Next time, we’re going to a bar. <3

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Venue: Harbor View at Jones Landing
Planner/Floral design: Heather Cuzzi, Cairn Events
Photographer: Kate Crabtree
Second Photographer: Tammie Wardwell
Caterer: The Black Tie Company
Band: High Five Swan Dive
Ceremony Musician: Pete Caperonis
Flowers: Snell Family Farm
Makeup/Hair: Alison Bogannon
Officiant: Brent Lapp
Videographer: Hindsight Weddings Films
Lighting: The Event Light Pros
Rentals: One Stop Event Rentals
Dress Shop: The Bridal Garden
Wedding Dress: Watters
Suit: Indochino
Stationary: BT Elements, FactoryMade