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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.

At first, I thought we’d have to reschedule Kayla and Shawn’s engagement session in Camden- the forecast called for storms.  But, I decided to press forward when it appeared that the storms would recede an hour or so prior to our session time, and hoped we’d luck out with some dramatic skies.  And, lo and behold, the rained stopped before we began and we were treated to the most dramatic, red skies at sunset while we were on Mt. Battie.  When in doubt, I like to take risks, and I was so glad Kayla and Shawn were willing to chance rain during their session because it resulted in skies that were truly one of a kind!

I met Kayla and her mom for coffee a few months ago, and had been looking forward to seeing Kayla again (and meeting Shawn) for their engagement session.  Kayla’s exuberance and bubbly nature makes her not only a joy to be around, but easy to photograph.  And Shawn, while a bit quieter, is a breath of fresh air and balances out Kayla’s energy and very apparent zest for life.  He keeps her grounded, and she brings out his best qualities to the forefront.  It’s impossible not to love how they compliment each other so well!

I’m SO looking forward to their French’s Point wedding next year, and am so sad I have to wait ten months for it.  But, it’ll be here before I know it!  For now, let me share some of my favorite photos of Kayla and Shawn.  Thanks for letting me photograph your love!

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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