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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.

Katie and Dave’s wedding weekend was the epitome of classic coastal chic, with inspired touches throughout.  From the white and green floral centerpieces and white fluffy bouquets, to the navy and white striped junior bridesmaid dresses that Katie had specially made for her girls (which I covet so much), and the groomsmens’ navy blazers and preppy green pants, everything was perfectly appointed.  The York Harbor Reading Room added to the coastal charm- not only does it provide spectacular views of rocky Maine cliffs and beaches, but Mary, the woman who coordinates weddings, does so exceptionally well.   For those looking for a classic Maine location to tie the knot, and for those looking to wow their guests with a Maine destination wedding, the York Harbor Reading Room should be up on your list of locations to check out.

Katie (or Kates, as her family called her) and Dave smiled all day, making it a blast to photograph their joy and love at each step of the way.  Here are a few images that I was drawn to when editing their gallery- enjoy!  And, to find out more about their exceptional vendor team, scroll down to the bottom of the page for more info!

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Wedding Vendors:

Venue: York Harbor Reading Room
Wedding Coordinator: Mary Mace, YHRR
Ceremony: First Parish Congregational Church
Photographer: Kate Crabtree
Second Photographer: Tammie Wardwell
Baker: Beach Pea Baking Company
Florist: York Flower Shop
Dress Shop: Madeleine’s Daughter
Dress Designer: Essence of Austrailia
Suits: Pants by Polo Ralph Lauren, Ties by Brooks Brothers
Makeup: Danielle, Making Faces
Hair: Laurel, Harbor Hair Co.
Stationary: Crane and Co.
DJ: DJ Renell
Ceremony Mucisian: Wendell Purrington (organ), John MacLeod (trumpet)
Rentals: Exeter Events & Tents, and Event Light Pros

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If there’s one thing I felt I knew at the end of my engagement session with Jillian and Brian, it was that this couple easy laughter characterized their sweet and carefree relationship with one another.  I love capturing shared laughter, and these two made it exceptionally simple for me as their laughter is a huge part of who they are as a couple.  So even though it was deceptively chilly at the beautiful Kettle Cove in Cape Elizabeth, the two cuddled, warmed each other with their giggles, and we made it through (with a few warm car breaks throughout :) ).

I’m already looking forward to their fall wedding, but, for now… here’s a few of my favorites from their session together!

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