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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.

Selecting my favorite engagement and wedding photos from the past year is one of my favorite tasks to take on each year.  I love to reflect upon the work I’ve produced over the course of the year, but in part what’s just as great is remembering the experiences I shared with my couples.  Sure, the moments we shared may not be as epic or emotional as the ones experienced on their wedding days, but the time we spent together against amazing Maine landscapes was excellent on many levels.  I loved to get to know all of these couples, and for the ones whose weddings have yet to be photographed I can’t wait to experience and capture them as they say their I dos, dance into the night, and maybe, just maybe, squeeze out a happy tear or two.

My life and my work is full because of these couples.  I’m so appreciative that they trust me to document how the two of them love and relate to one another.  Thank you, all!

Coming next week are my favorite wedding photos of 2014.  Can’t wait to share that curated selection!  But, for now, here are my favorite engagement and couples portraits from 2014.  Enjoy!


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So many people try to avoid taking engagement portraits in the winter, but there’s something incredibly cozy about them– not only does it feel incredibly authentic to be snuggling up to your significant other for a little extra body heat, but the cozyness of Maine winter attire just lends itself to sessions that exude warmth and softness.  Thus, I was thrilled when my cousin, Ashley, and her fiance Edward chose to do their engagement session at a Christmas Tree farm (Piper Mountain Christmas Tree Farm to be exact!)  The pair looked incredibly cuddly in sweaters, mittens, and wool, and as I watched the two of them through my lens I was excited that Edward would be joining the family because the way he looked at Ashley (and vice versa!) was heartwarming.

Ashley and Edward are getting married at the amazing French’s Point next year, and– lucky me– I get to attend!  It’s going to feel weird to not be holding a camera, but I’ll get to dance, which would be pretty awesome!

Here are a few of my favorites from Ashley and Edward’s engagement session.  Thanks for letting me document your love!

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