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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.

On a beautiful day at the end of August Lindsay and Chris’ families and friends gathered in Waterville and Oakland to celebrate Lindsay and Chris finally tying the knot.  The day was delightfully sunny and filled with so much excitement, which especially culminated on the dance floor… but you’ll have to wait to see those photos ;).  On with the images!

I started photographing Lindsay and her bridesmaids just as she was finishing putting on her wedding dress at Camp Manitou.

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Once the ladies were ready, we hopped into the limo and headed to Sacred Heart.  There was a slight detour when Lindsay realized the veil had been left behind, but we still arrived right on time!

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Chris later told me he started to cry after his best man, Tony, whispered in his ear how beautiful Lindsay looked. :)

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Lindsay and Chris received guests afterwards, and there was lots of hugs and joy as everyone celebrated their new union.

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After the ceremony, we headed to the Colby Campus for some portraits.  We had some free time, so the wedding party relaxed for a bit and toasted to the new couple!

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Pretty bouquets by Waterville Florist and Formal Wear.

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The veil Lindsay wore was her mother’s!  I always enjoy it when brides and grooms find ways to incorporate heirlooms into their wedding.

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When we were done, we headed back to Camp Manitou, where cocktail hour was still underway.

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The baked goods were by Heavenly Delights Bakery.

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I had some time during cocktail hour, so I decided to get a little creative with the ring shot with help from one of Lindsay’s bridesmaids.  Thanks, Kelsey!  You were absolutely awesome!

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I loved how everyone gathered around when it was time for Lindsay and Chris’ first dance– it felt very intimate.

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At sunsest, we stepped outside for a few more portraits, which included the one at the top of this post (such gorgeous light, right?)

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Ivy, Lindsay and Chris’ incredibly well trained pup, joined us for a few photos lakeside.  Look at those eyes!

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We headed back in for some cake cutting.. and some dancing!

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The Larry Williams Band rocked the dance floor, keeping guests of all ages dancing, laughing, and doing wild things, many of which I thought may be best to save for the gallery ;).

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Thanks for including me in your wedding day, Lindsay and Chris!  What a special day it was, full of fun and love.

Vendors:

Venue: Camp Manitou
Ceremony: Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Photographer: Kate Crabtree
Band: Larry Williams Band
Ceremony Musician: Anne-Marie Thibodeau, Randa Veilleux
Wedding Rentals: Are You Ready to Party?
Florist: Waterville Florist and Formal Wear
Baker: Heavenly Delights Bakery
Wedding Dress: Essence of Australia
Dress Shop: Madeleine’s Daughter
Suits: Waterville Florist and Formal Wear
Hair: Apollo Day Spa


  • Cathy Morrill - Loved the pictures of the wedding. Great photographer!!! She captured the moments!!!!ReplyCancel

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A week or so ago I spent a wonderful evening at the Wildwood Stables in Acadia National Park, where Mikaela, a 2015 Ellsworth High School senior, works during the summer!  We spent our time with the horses that Mikaela works with, and while some of them were a little cranky that we were interrupting dinnertime, they all provided some love for the camera, and especially toward Mikaela, who came alive when she was interacting with the horses.

Here are a few of my favorite images from our time together.  Thanks, Mikaela, for spending the evening with me!

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