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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.

Lauren and Chris originally wanted their wedding at a summer camp, but realized their families wanted to stay at a location that was a little more comfortable, so the pair eventually decided on a weekend of celebration at the Newagen Seaside Inn in Southport, Maine (right near Boothbay Harbor).  Festivities began with a lobster bake rehearsal, complete with several touching toasts and a bonfire.  On the wedding day, Lauren prepared in the Seahorse Cottage, a lovely, airy spot overlooking the ocean, and it was a perfect spot to relax with friends and family and prepare for her big day.  Lauren and Chris opted for a first look so they could complete most of their photos prior to the ceremony, and the weather helped make their photos more vibrant, providing big blue skies that went on for miles.  After their touching ceremony, in which they had shared their own personal vows, their wedding ramped up.  I thought the beautiful toasts by family were excellent, but the epic dance floor was what brought this wedding into incredible territory.  Lauren and Chris’ friends (along with Sirois Sound Productions DJing skills) put all of their energy into making their reception one that would be impossible to forget, and even included a heated dance-off between Lauren and Chris’ respective schools.  Afterwards, those still ready to party headed over to the Pine Room where grilled cheese sandwiches, bowling, pool, and other games awaited.

Here are a few of my favorite photos from their wedding day.  Thanks for including me, Lauren and Chris!

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Venue: Newagen Seaside Inn
Photographer: Kate Crabtree
Second Photographer: Tammie Wardwell
Officiant: Mike Metzger
Florist: Boothbay Region Greenhouses
Cake: The Apple Shed
DJ: Sirois Sound Productions
Ceremony Music: Maine Public Safety Pipe and Drum Corps
Hair: Bonnie’s A Cut Above
Makeup: About Face Cosmetic Boutique
Dress Shop: Madeleine’s Daughter
Dress: Paloma Blanca
Suits: Jos. A. Banks
Stationary: The Green Kangaroo
Transportation: Boothbay Region YMCA

  • Kim Johnson - I LOVE SEEING THIS! So much love to Chris and Lauren- you both look amazing and so happy. Made my day:)ReplyCancel

  • Stan Green - Fantastic pictures! Congratulations on what must have been an amazing day.ReplyCancel

  • Laurie - Looking at these for the second time! What a great bunch of photos!
    Look at all the happy people! You can just feel the love!!ReplyCancel


Krista and David had been together for sixteen years prior to their wedding and had just never gotten around to tying the knot, but finally decided it was time for the two of them to finally take their relationship to the “next level.”  The pair, along with many of their friends and family, traveled all the way from Wisconsin to celebrate on Mount Desert Island.  Their ceremony took place at the stately Maine Seacoast Mission, which provided a stunning ocean view with lovely landscaped grounds, and guests traveled afterwards to Southwest Harbor to celebrate at the Causeway Club.  This wedding had it all- several surprise toasts (one featured the letter that Krista sent to her college roommate when she learned they would be rooming together which was so innocent and unknowingly hilarious that it had me laughing behind my camera), multiple drinking songs that were performed by all, sipping shots, which were sipped during and between songs, and more.  It was a relaxed, warm affair that really represented and celebrated Krista and David’s long, established relationship, not only with each other, but with their valued guests.

Other vendors that deserve special recognition for making Krista and David’s wedding day spectacular are Fleurishes, who put together stunning centerpieces, bouquets, and floral crowns, Bar Harbor Catering Company, who always go above and beyond with their catering work, and Cyndi of From This Day Forward, who helped enhanced Krista’s natural beauty.

Krista and David, your rehearsal and wedding were beautiful and so much fun, and I’m glad I got to capture it for you.  Here are a few of my favorites from your wedding day- I can’t wait for you to see the rest!

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Ceremony: Maine Seacoast Mission
Venue: Causeway Club
Coordinator: Mandy Fountaine
Officiant: Pastor Michael Brecke
Photographer: Kate Crabtree
Second Photographer: Tammie Wardwell
Caterer: Bar Harbor Catering Company
Florist: Fleurishes
Wedding Rentals: Wallace Events
DJ: Erik Klausmeyer
Ceremony Musician: Ryan Blotnick
Makeup: From This Day Forward
Hair: Echo Salon
Dress: Saja
Dress Shop: Bella Bridesmaids
Suits: Brooks Brothers
Wedding Favors: Door County Love Artisan Granola