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  • Kate Crabtree is an award winning Maine documentary wedding photographer who creates exuberant wedding photography for couples who wear their hearts on their sleeves. 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.

Acadia National Park is a favorite place of mine, so it’s a real treat to share it with those who have never experienced Acadia’s magic.  Casey and Justin were visiting Maine for the first time, so I shared some of my favorite spots in Acadia with these two- the ever iconic Sand Beach and Cadillac Mountain (always a delight at sunrise and sunset), and a few other spots by the side of the Park Loop Road.

I had so much fun with these two and didn’t want them to go back home to Texas- they were up for everything and anything, including running through the ocean and climbing onto large boulders WHILE wearing wedges.  I’m ever so fond of daredevils who will do anything- such antics result in some pretty terrific photos :)

Here are a few of my favorites from our time together.  Come back soon, Casey and Justin!

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  • Leo Higgins - These two make a great couple, their faces tell it all.
    The red dress is a winner, it is magical !ReplyCancel

  • Casey - Sooooo in love with these photos!!! You are such a wonderful photographer!!! We loved every second we got to spend with you!!ReplyCancel


Before Christina and Justin hired me to be their wedding photographer, we chatted on the phone. One of their questions was, “how well can you handle photographing motion?” I said I could definitely handle fast-paced moments, and asked for more info. “Oh, we suspect our guests may be doing some backflips, juggling may be involved, and we’re planning on doing a fire dance. We’re circus enthusiasts.”

Say what?? My interest was immediately piqued. I photograph a variety of Maine weddings every year, but this one was most definitely different. I put it on the calendar, had zero idea of what to expect, but looked forward to spending time in Brooklin with Christina, Justin, and their friends and family.

Although there were no backflips to be found, the wedding featured a wealth of activities to photograph that were as unique as Christina and Justin. Sword juggling, a fire dance, a gigantic beach ball (which was used to play a real life version of Katamari), a firey sword cake cutting… and although these activities had me smiling from ear to ear (and made me want to join the circus), it was Christina and Justin’s infectious personalities and close knit relationships that really inspired me. Their cuddly spirits were exceptionally photogenic and made me feel like a part of the clan for the day.

Here are my very favorite photos from my day with Christina and Justin. Here’s to hoping I get a chance to photograph another fire dance in the future!

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Venue: Private Residence, Brooklin Maine
Photographer: Kate Crabtree
Second Photographer: Tammie Wardwell
Caterer: Moveable Feast
Baker: Affectionate Confections
Florist: Dan’s Flower Farm
Dress Shop: Vows Boston
Suit: SuitSupply
Hair: Hairbender Salon
Rentals: Wallace Events