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  • Kate Crabtree is an award winning Maine wedding photographer who creates evocative and timeless wedding photography for couples who would like their love story to be told authentically. 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.

I’ve only been to Pemaquid Point once prior to Bonnie and Mike’s engagement session, so it was a treat to return to the lighthouse.  It was the perfect location for Bonnie and Mike’s portraits because not only is it stunning (wait until you see the sunset below!), but it was only a minute away from her parents’ house in Maine (where they’ll be tying the knot!) and the Bradley Inn, where their September reception will take place.  I loved having the opportunity to talk to Bonnie’s parents prior to the wedding (it doesn’t happen very often!), and can’t wait be back to their home for their wedding day.

Bonnie and Mike were such a treat to spend two hours with– they were easygoing, trusted in my sometimes wacky-sounding ideas, and I wanted to convince them to move to Maine by the end of the evening.  Bonnie had her makeup trial done the day of the session, which was a smart idea- even though she’s already gorgeous, her makeup application was the icing on the cake.  Actually, Mike’s easy smile, always directed at Bonnie, may have been the ultimate icing on the cake.  Or maybe it was the scenic landscapes and stunning light we had that evening.  Essentially, all of these factors came together beautifully and made the pair almost too easy to photograph.

Thank you, Bonnie and Mike, for the good times, the sunset, the seagulls, AND the perfectly timed ocean spray.  Can’t wait for September and all the magic that’s sure to come!

Here are a few of my favorite photos.  I’ll be sending the full gallery shortly!

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  • Susan - Kate! That shot with the rocks and buildings reflected in the tidal pool is so amazing! I want to go back in time and have you be my wedding photographer!!ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Thanks Susan- I love that photo too! And maybe you should eventually do a vow renewal and have me take photos of that! ;)ReplyCancel


I’ve always loved North Haven Island.  It’s one of the prettiest locations in Maine, and every time I’m brought to the island for a wedding or engagement session I feel incredibly lucky.  I’ve been looking forward to this wedding for months, and it certainly didn’t disappoint.  Ashley and Rod got ready separately, and then had a beautiful first look in a lush private garden.  After a few portraits overlooking the ocean, the two prepared themselves for the ceremony.  Ashley’s entrance was an epic one, as she arrived to the ceremony on an antique firetruck that caught everyone by surprise.  The two included their two pups, Popeye and Olive, in the ceremony, and both were a riot to watch, and Popeye even sat down on her dress during the ceremony because he just wanted to be close to his mom and dad@ After a few more portraits, we headed over to Turner Farm, located on a sweeping vista that overlooks the sea, and celebrated the night away with lots of love, happiness, and dancing.

It was a pleasure to work with Cynthia Clayton and Kim Doll again- both do excellent work with makeup and hair.  The florals by Pam Mountain were lovely, and Turner Farm is one my favorite barns for a wedding in Maine.  You can’t beat the location!

Although this didn’t happen on the wedding day, I feel like it must be shared- little Popeye unfortunately escaped while Ashley and Rod were on their honeymoon and is now suspected to be in Brunswick, Maine.  Things are looking good- he’s been spotted several times and is on the run, but he still hasn’t been captured yet.  If you’d like to keep up with the search and learn how you can help, please like their Facebook fan page: Find Popeye.

And here are a few of my favorites from Ashley and Rod’s wedding day.  Enjoy!

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Ceremony: Private Residence
Reception: Turner Farm, North Haven Island
Caterer: Amanda Hallowell, Nebo Lodge
Photographer: Kate Crabtree Photography
Second Photographer: Tammie Wardwell
Makeup: Cynthia Clayton, From This Day Forward
Hair: Kim Doll
Flowers: Pam Mountain
Dress: Kenneth Pool, Estelle
Suits: Men’s Wearhouse
DJ: Courtney Nailboff and William Trevaskis
Rentals: Wallace Events
Favors: Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars