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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.

Maine weather is unpredictable, and although the cloudy skies were perfect for Jillian and Brian’s first look at the iconic Portland Head Light at Fort Williams Park, winds gusted over twenty miles per hour.  The fierce winds didn’t stop Jillian, however, as all that mattered to her was seeing Brian, and it was a special, emotional moment complete with Jillian’s hair flying back rather picturesquely.  The entire day was filled with emotion, and the pair, along with their friends and family, laughed and cried freely throughout the entire day, making it a lot of fun to capture.  One of my favorite moments was when I realized that Jillian and Brian’s had chosen their recessional song, Natalie Cole’s This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) because the pair had met on Match.com.  I was definitely giggling about it behind my camera!

After getting ready at the Westin and sharing their first look at the Portland Head Light, Jillian and Brian traveled via limo to the Martindale Country Club, where their ceremony and reception took place.  Although their reception was lots of fun, I especially enjoyed the speeches (more laughter and tears!) and the fireworks display they surprised their guests with.  It was chilly out, but standing outside, watching the beautiful display was definitely magical.

Here are a few of my favorite photos from Jillian and Brian’s wedding day- more to come!  Enjoy! :)

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Venue: Martindale Country Club
Photographer: Kate Crabtree
Second Photographer: Tammie Wardwell
Officiant: John Jenkins
DJ: Northeast Event Design
Baker: Love Kupcakes
Florist: Maine Event Design and Decor
Dress Shop: Marry & Tux
Wedding Dress: David Tutera
Suits: Men’s Warehouse
Makeup: Kimberly Krystal
Hair: Blush Beauty Boutique
Stationary: Angela Chase

  • Abby - Such a beautiful couple you make! Jillian I can’t even put into words how beautiful you are. Inside and out. May the 2 of you be as happy as you were on your special day forever.I hope that some day soon I can meet the man that swept you off your feet.

    I love you
    Abby
    xoxoReplyCancel

  • Sue Haas - I am honored to be able to view these photos. Beautiful, amazing and captures the spirit of this “Perfect” couple and their lovely and loving family and friends. Words are not enough to say how magnificent are the images captured here. Love to all, may Jillian and Brian always have this love that they share with us.ReplyCancel

  • Cassie - Stunning work Kate! so many beautiful moments….. the teddy bear! omg!ReplyCancel

  • Danielle - these are just spectacular, Kate!ReplyCancel

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I was excited to photograph Rachel and Nick’s wedding at Cliffside Lodge after meeting Rachel and Nick just a couple of weeks prior at their University of Maine engagement session– the pair were a lot of fun and I was sure their wedding would also be a joy to attend.  I was right- from the beautiful woodsy location of Cliffside Lodge, to the laid back, warm atmosphere, to the delicious food (pizza by Pizza By Fire and cupcakes and gelato by Love Kupcakes), and the energetic dancing, everything felt focused around having a good time. I really loved capturing photos of Rachel, Nick, their wedding party, family and friends enjoying themselves and celebrating their love for Rachel and Nick, because if one thing was apparent, these two are simply adored.

Here are a few of my favorites from Rachel and Nick’s wedding day.  Enjoy!

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Vendors

Venue: Cliffside Lodge
Photographer: Kate Crabtree
Second Photographer: Tammie Wardwell
Officiant: Will Saunders
Caterer: Pizza by Fire
Bartender: Mainely Bartenders
Baker: Love Kupcakes
Florist: Harmon’s and Barton’s
Dress Shop: Andrea’s Bridal (Wedding Dress) and Madeleine’s Daughter (bridesmaids)
Suits: JR Ferrar
Makeup/hair: Sister

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