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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.

It wasn’t how I expected to start my day on Wednesday, but a little message from Wedzilla greeted me saying I had been selected as one of the top 50 wedding photographers in the United States!


I’m not even sure what to say about this, except it’s pretty exciting and I’m still in disbelief.  There are many other wonderful, talented names on this list whose work has inspired me throughout my journey as a wedding photographer, so to be included on this list is, quite honestly, a dream come true.  I’m now inspired to work even harder this year to live up to this title!

If you scroll down the 50 best American wedding photographers link, you’ll come across my little blurb.

best-american-wedding-photographersThanks, Wedzilla, for considering me one of the best wedding photographers in America!  You’ve made my week feel rather spectacular!


I’m often asked what my favorite lighting/weather conditions are for portraits, and I often have a hard time responding, because they all produce different effects.  I love fog for the atmospheric quality it provides to photos, and overcast days because of how easy they are to work with, but I also love bright sun and big, blue skies.  In other words, I’m pretty easy to please!  Monday delivered soft light for almost the entirety of Meg and Maxime’s session in Kettle Cove, which is located in Cape Elizabeth, and it provided for some pretty vibrant captures, and I found myself thinking that maybe THIS is my new favorite light to work with!  Meg had an easy laugh and giggled throughout the entire session, which made my job of photographing Meg and Maxime easy as pie.

By the way, Kettle Cove is one of my favorite places for Maine engagement portraits.  Why?  There’s a variety of landscapes within a small space.  Rocky quintessential Maine coastlines, sandy beaches, green, vibrant trails, and the sun sets behind the ocean, which allows for easy and dramatic silhouette portraits.  It’s a gem of a portrait location!

Here’s a few of my favorite photos from our time together.  I’m counting down the days until their Blue Hill wedding at John Peters Estate!

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