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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.

On the Tuesday prior to their wedding, Dennis sent me an email.  He had noticed the 95% chance of rain, and although he was trying to be cool as a cucumber, I could tell- he was NERVOUS.  And, who wouldn’t be with such a forecast?  When I had seen it, I thought, ho boy, this isn’t the best news! but I assured Dennis that you can’t take Maine’s forecasts seriously until Thursday evening for a Saturday wedding, and to sit back and enjoy the week.  After all, I said, remember- focus on the fact that you’re marrying the love of your life.  That’s what matters!

He replied, “the last bit was what I definitely needed to hear.  THANK YOU.” And this only confirmed to me that Kate was really marrying a stand up guy.

Lo and behold, while there was rain on Kate and Dennis’ wedding day at The Inn on Peaks Island, it mostly held off until after the ceremony, so we lucked out with beautiful grey-blue skies and a breeze perfect for whipping Kate’s veil ever so romantically for their first look and portraits on the beautiful coast of Peaks Island, Maine.  And so Kate and Dennis had the best of both worlds- they were blessed with good luck by the rain, but it didn’t impact any of the major parts of their wedding day.  Success!

This wedding has so many lovely things- foggy skies for day, a stray cat, laughter, tears, and my favorite thing- two people who are so happy and in love that it’s almost too easy to create beautiful photos of the pair loving each other.  Thank you for making my job easy, Kate and Dennis.

Here are a few of my favorite photos from Kate and Dennis’ wedding day.  Enjoy!

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Venue: The Inn on Peaks Island
Photographer: Kate Crabtree
Baker: Foley’s Cakes and Two Fat Cats Bakery
Florist: The Windham Flower Shop
Makeup: Amy Valente – Makeup, Then Kiss
Hair: Callie Day – Adalia Salon
Dress Shop: Andrea’s Bridal
Wedding Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero
Suits: Men’s Wearhouse
Rentals: One Stop Event Rentals
Stationary: The Paper Patch
Photobooth: GingerSnap Rentals
DJ: Music Man DJ Services
Wedding Favor: Stonewall Kitchen


During the 4th of July weekend I was fortunate enough to spend the weekend with Julienne, Bill, and their intimate group of friends and family as the pair of them tied the knot in Maine.  Their weekend started with a beautiful al fresco dining experience at the Rockport Marine Park, where the kids and adults played cornhole and enjoyed the beautiful view, only mere feet away from where they feasted on lobster, steak, and blueberry pie (so Maine!) by Bar Harbor Catering Company.  In the morning, Julienne prepared for the day in Camden, with Julienne’s parents and Bill’s daughters, who couldn’t keep their eyes off of Julienne’s transformation process.  After their first look on the rustic and charming Primo Restaurant property, Julienne, Bill, and the kids headed to the Vesper Hill Children’s Chapel– a quaint, small, open air chapel- where the pair exchanged vows.  We finally returned back to Primo, where guests enjoyed the farm (there are adorable and smelly pigs!) and some of the most mouthwatering food I’ve ever had at a wedding.  Julienne had requested the chef build the menu, and that was clearly the right choice, because I still can’t stop thinking about what I ate, and I believe they, along with their guests, felt the exact same way.  And, of course, I’d be amiss to not mention Amber Small of Sweetest Thing Weddings, who not only planned and designed their rehearsal and wedding beautifully, but also put together some lovely floral arrangements.

There’s nothing lovelier than a small destination wedding where every single person matters and adds to the celebration- there were so many lovely moments that felt so intimate and were a joy to photograph.  Thank you for including me, Julienne and Bill- here are a few of my favorite photos from your rehearsal and wedding day.  Enjoy!

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Ceremony venue: Vesper Hill Children’s Chapel
Reception venue: Primo Restaurant
Wedding planner: Amber Small, Sweetest Thing Weddings
Photographer: Kate Crabtree
Caterer, Cake: Primo
Florist: Amber Small, Sweetest Thing Weddings
Makeup/hair: Gina Leonard
Ceremony music: Ira Kramer
Rentals: Wallace Events
Lighting: The Event Light Pros
Dress Shop: Maiden Voyage Bridal
Dress: Lazaro
Suits: Hugo Boss, Mens Wearhouse

Caterer: Bar Harbor Catering Company
Venue: Rockport Marine Park