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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 and Real Maine Weddings.

Nicole and Ted were married on a brisk day in Blue Hill, and while it may have been a bit chilly (heat lamps were used to keep the cocktail hour feeling a bit more cozy!) everyone came together to make the wedding day feel warm, comfortable, and loving.  What a sweet wedding this was… I’ll share more as the blog post progresses!

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Nicole got ready with her ladies, which included several adorable flower girls.

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As a random aside, Nicole’s maid of honor and sister, Michelle, will be getting married next year and I’ll be photographing her Bar Harbor Club wedding!  Can’t wait to spend time with this family again next year!

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Meanwhile, the guys got ready in the main house, and I quickly stepped out to take a few photos of the boutonniere pinning!

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I’m always thrilled to find wedding details found throughout the house, like Nicole and Ted’s wedding invitation!  What a fun find!

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I came back to photograph Nicole getting dressed with Michelle’s expert help.

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Everyone gathered outside for the ceremony, and after everyone walked down the aisle, Ted looked around, waiting for his fiancee, who was taking her time..


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Surprise!   Nicole, her dad, and step-father were making the best entrance of all via boat!

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It may have been a bit chilly, but it was a gorgeous location for a ceremony, and Adam Babbitt did a wonderful job officiating the ceremony.

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Gorgeous bouquets by Fairwinds Florist!

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We took a few quick portraits in the cold, then returned to cocktail hour with the awesome heat lamps.  Steve Orlofsky and his jazz trio played during cocktail hour and provided excellent background music.

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blue-hill-maine-weddings-nt (6)After cocktail hour, we retired to the Blue Hill Country Club right down the road for dinner, speeches, and dancing.

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Nicole looked gorgeous even when wiping away an errant tear!

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Ceremony: Private Residence
Reception Venue: Blue Hill Country Club
Photographer: Kate Crabtree Photography
Officiant: Adam J Babbitt 
Caterer: Diane Bianco
Florist: Fairwinds Florist
Wedding Dress: J Crew
Suits: J Crew, Calvin Klein
Makeup: David Aikman
Stationary: Crane
DJ: Lazer-Trax DJ Service 
Ceremony/Cocktail Hour Musician: Steve Orlofsky
Wedding Rentals: Wallace 

  • Susan - I love looking at your wedding photos! You always seem to capture the amazing shot of a sweet look or emotional connection. And, also love a former English major’s comments — who else would perfectly use “errant” in a descriptive phrase?ReplyCancel


A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of wandering around Acadia National Park with Helen and Felix, who hail from New York City.  The pair will be getting married in New York City in November, but they didn’t want the background of their wedding photos to be skyscrapers and cars.  So, the two of them, along with their wedding planner Shirley and makeup/hair guru/friend Claudia, booked a 3 hour session with me to visit a few locations and create some awesome portraits!

We started at a stretch of rocky coastline that I’m rather fond of– just look at that view!

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These two were so at ease in front of the camera.  Felix, who’s a total goofball, kept things light and silly from the beginning and kept Helen laughing (and me as well!)

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Next, we headed to Jordan Pond, where it was golden with sunlight.

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Yes, you’re seeing things clearly here– Helen got into the water with her dress!  We had planned to try wading out to a cool branch, but it was a little too far out to reach.  We made sure Helen was safe whenever she was in the water, as wedding dresses can get heavy when they’re filled with water!

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Helen’s dress was made for spinning in!

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As we were preparing to leave, a few deer stopped by to say hi.. and they acted as perfect models.

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We raced the sunset as we approached Cadillac Mountain, but we caught it just in time… the colors on Cadillac are so pretty at sunset/twilight!

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What a day we had, Helen and Felix!  I bet your wedding is going to be so much fun, and I hope you and your guests enjoy the slideshow you create from these photos.  :)