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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 was supposed to rain, but Matthew was determined to ask Natasha to marry him on North Bubble in Acadia National Park that very day, so, as I like to think of it, his love for her cleared the clouds and brought some soft light for his proposal! ;)  I had been in contact with Matthew for a week, helping him come up with a location and plan so that he would be able to remember how beautiful the moment when she said yes was.  We sent several long emails and diagrams (yes, diagrams– Matthew is an architect, so his diagrams were much prettier and complex than mine, drawn awkwardly in Paint!) back and forth, so that by Friday we were both ready to go!

I’ll share more of the story throughout the post.  It’s a good one.

portraits-on-north-bubble-nm (1)I followed Matthew and Natasha partially up the mountain.  I was joined by Tammie, who hopefully made me look less stalker-y and more “I’m going on a hike with my mom and taking a few random photos as I go up!”

portraits-on-north-bubble-nm (2)portraits-on-north-bubble-nm (3)The view was pretty incredible, and the rainclouds were long gone.

mountaintop-proposal-maine-nm (1)I went up to Natasha and Matthew and asked if they wanted me to take a photo of them with their camera.  They went down to the spot Matthew and I had planned for, and we took a few photos.  I then asked if I could take a photo with my own camera, and said I’d email it to them later.  They happily said yes.  Please note Matthew’s hand in his pocket– he’s getting ready!

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To say Natasha was happy was an understatement.  She was pretty thrilled.

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This is what a groom-to-be looks like once his proposal has succeeded! :)

proposal-in-acadia-national-park-mn (3)Luckily, Natasha did want to take a few photos on the top of North Bubble (and now realized why Matthew wanted her to wear a dress), so we took some scenic portraits and enjoyed the view.  The bugs weren’t quite as kind, but it didn’t kill their smiles.

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IMG_6372IMG_6416-2bar-harbor-maine-proposal-photos-nm (3)Matthew and Natasha, I loved spending the evening with you two and felt privileged to be a part of your proposal.  I can’t wait to show you the rest of the photos!

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Chelsea and Michael’s wedding day was nothing short of gorgeous.  The skies were blue and sunny, the weather warm, and Chelsea and Michael were so, so, so excited to finally tie the knot.  Before we headed to the ceremony, the two opted to do a first look, which resulted in the most adorable expressions of love from the two of them.  We wandered around the Old Port, finding cool backdrops and receiving lots of applause and happy exclamations from passerbys.  Their ceremony at the Wilde Memorial Chapel went without a hitch, and these two, after a few family and wedding party formals, went off to their party at the Portland Regency!  I loved the fact that at sunset we snuck up to a local rooftop , where we took wedding portraits which included the Portland skyline– such fun!  Sunset is such a great time to snag a few more formals, as the light is so pretty and the colors dramatic.

These are just a few of my very favorites from their wedding day.  Get ready for lots of grins, portraits, shoes (there were so. many. sparkly. shoes!) and adorable flower girls!  And, special thanks are in order for Sarah of Sarah Vanessa Photography, who assisted and second shot for me!  Thanks Sarah!

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Photographer: Kate Crabtree
Second Photographer: Sarah Vanessa Photography
Venue: Portland Regency
Ceremony: Wilde Memorial Chapel
Dress: David’s Bridal
Hair: Bei Cappelli
Makeup: MAC
Band: Dueling Pianos International
Ceremony Music: Ed Gormley