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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.

The forecast for Sierra and Scott’s wedding day wasn’t promising- in fact, it was rather ominous.  It was to rain the entire day, and I refreshed the weather forecast for what felt like every hour the day before and the day of the wedding, hoping that the winds would blow the storm away from the sweet Colony Hotel in Kennebunkport, Maine.  And while it did rain in the morning and early afternoon, it stopped just in time for the staff at the Colony (headed by the lovely Laura Lavigne) to set up chairs outside.  Sierra and Scott’s ceremony was perfect parts emotional, spiritual, and musical, and it was one of my favorites I’ve seen this year.  Many recessionals result in guests clapping, but this wedding featured clapping in time to a song performed by Michael and Heather, which felt unifying and communal.  Reverend Lara Campbell was fabulous, and someone I hope to see at future weddings!

After portraits (which were made all the better because of the talent of Adore Rouge, Aphrodite Salon, and Moonset Farm), the reception featured laughing, crying, and a packed, exceptionally fun dance floor headed by Luke Lanigan of Revolution.  I loved that their friends and family were ready to party and celebrate their love for Sierra and Scott!

Here are my favorite photos from Sierra and Scott’s wedding day.  Enjoy!

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Wedding Vendors:

Venue: Colony Hotel 
Coordinator: Laura Lavigne
Caterer: Colony Hotel
Photographer: Kate Crabtree
Second Photographer: Tammie Wardwell
Officiant: Reverend Lara Campbell 
Makeup: Brenda Poole, Adore Rouge 
Hair: Colleen Griffin, Aphrodite Salon
Florist – Jackie Garder, Moonset Farms
DJ: Luke Lanigan, Revolution
Ceremony Musicians: Michael Gannon, Heather Masse

  • Carol - Omg. These are amazing!! Kate how did you make us cleaning up ice look so good?!ReplyCancel

  • Sierra - SO BEAUTIFUL! You are magic, Kate. THANK YOU!!ReplyCancel

  • Jane gannon - Grreat shots. Cant wait to see moreReplyCancel

  • Victoria Christophe - Absolutely beautiful work! Love it! You did amazing job KateReplyCancel

  • Ann Chappell - ….more please;-)…they are wonderful and so fun to look at to relive a beautiful weekend!ReplyCancel


Lexi, of Lexi Lowell Photography is one of my longest and dearest photographer friends.  We regularly find the time to enjoy a drink together, or just spend time with each others’ pups.  We may each be busy during the wedding season, but I always look forward to coffee with her as a welcome distraction from editing :).  Lexi and her husband, Matt (her second photographer/partner in crime) wanted updated headshots that included their adorable pup, Finnlay (isn’t he a stud?), so we started by photographing them in their backyard, then moved to the UMaine gardens and a nearby lupine field sans the excitable Finnlay to complete their session together.

Here are a few of my favorites from their headshot session.

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