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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.

Teresa reached out to me in the spring, wondering if I could capture anniversary portraits of her and her husband Sean during their vacation in Harrington, Maine. Her inquiry stood out because she was hoping the first half of her session could be captured in a documentary style- in other words, they didn’t want to be posed, but photographed candidly as they spent time together. I was admittedly a little nervous about this request, as I had never photographed a portrait session in this way before, but I was up for the challenge. When I arrived, I was greeted by their two adorable pups, Ruby and Zephyr, who were definitely ready to play. After pouring and consuming a little “liquid courage,” Sean and Teresa wandered around the property, playing with their pups and enjoying the wonderful backyard on their property (one of my favorite backdrops I’ve seen this year for portraits, for sure!). After awhile, we began the second part of their session. The pair were wed six years ago and never had a professional wedding photographer at their wedding, so we made up for lost time by creating some portraits of the two of them in their wedding outfits, which made for some epic images that I hope will help them remember how wonderful their wedding was and how much they mean to each other.

Here are a few of my favorites from my time together with Teresa, Sean, Ruby and Zephyr. Enjoy!

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Lauren and Chris originally wanted their wedding at a summer camp, but realized their families wanted to stay at a location that was a little more comfortable, so the pair eventually decided on a weekend of celebration at the Newagen Seaside Inn in Southport, Maine (right near Boothbay Harbor).  Festivities began with a lobster bake rehearsal, complete with several touching toasts and a bonfire.  On the wedding day, Lauren prepared in the Seahorse Cottage, a lovely, airy spot overlooking the ocean, and it was a perfect spot to relax with friends and family and prepare for her big day.  Lauren and Chris opted for a first look so they could complete most of their photos prior to the ceremony, and the weather helped make their photos more vibrant, providing big blue skies that went on for miles.  After their touching ceremony, in which they had shared their own personal vows, their wedding ramped up.  I thought the beautiful toasts by family were excellent, but the epic dance floor was what brought this wedding into incredible territory.  Lauren and Chris’ friends (along with Sirois Sound Productions DJing skills) put all of their energy into making their reception one that would be impossible to forget, and even included a heated dance-off between Lauren and Chris’ respective schools.  Afterwards, those still ready to party headed over to the Pine Room where grilled cheese sandwiches, bowling, pool, and other games awaited.

Here are a few of my favorite photos from their wedding day.  Thanks for including me, Lauren and Chris!

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Venue: Newagen Seaside Inn
Photographer: Kate Crabtree
Second Photographer: Tammie Wardwell
Officiant: Mike Metzger
Florist: Boothbay Region Greenhouses
Cake: The Apple Shed
DJ: Sirois Sound Productions
Ceremony Music: Maine Public Safety Pipe and Drum Corps
Hair: Bonnie’s A Cut Above
Makeup: About Face Cosmetic Boutique
Dress Shop: Madeleine’s Daughter
Dress: Paloma Blanca
Suits: Jos. A. Banks
Stationary: The Green Kangaroo
Transportation: Boothbay Region YMCA

  • Kim Johnson - I LOVE SEEING THIS! So much love to Chris and Lauren- you both look amazing and so happy. Made my day:)ReplyCancel

  • Stan Green - Fantastic pictures! Congratulations on what must have been an amazing day.ReplyCancel

  • Laurie - Looking at these for the second time! What a great bunch of photos!
    Look at all the happy people! You can just feel the love!!ReplyCancel