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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.

Two weeks ago I was treated to a wonderful wedding that was a joy to capture.  Kate and Matt tied the knot on a beautiful, softly lit day at family residences in Boothbay Harbor.  Some of my favorite weddings have happened at private residences (there’s something about them that feel so personal!) and Kate and Matt’s family and friends made me feel right at home and even urged me to stop photographing and start dancing at the end of the night (and also helped me find my keys that I dropped in the dark, but that’s another story :)).  There’s more to say, of course, but let’s get on with the photos!

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We started our day at Salon Capella, where the ladies had their hair done.



We then returned to the site of the wedding so Kate and her bridesmaids could get ready.

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Love Kate’s mom’s reaction here!

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And Kate’s dad’s reaction to her also didn’t disappoint!

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Meanwhile, Matt and his groomsmen got ready at another private residence while Tammie captured it all.

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Love this moment between Matt and Matt’s son, Sully!

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When they were dressed, the men boated off for a cruise before arriving to the ceremony… in style.

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After taking a few bridal portraits, the ladies boarded an antique boat and went on their own cruise around the harbor before the ceremony.

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Once the wedding parties had arrived in style, the ceremony began.  What a view everyone was afforded!

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Once these two were named Mr. and Mrs. Rice, we took the time to take some portraits.

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This bouquet (and all the other florals, which you’ll see below) by Boothbay Region Greenhouse was stunning and full of garden roses (one of my favorite flowers!)

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After portraits, we headed across the street for the reception, where it was beautifully decorated with hydrangeas.

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I’m a huge fan of succulents on cakes– great job, European Bakery!


The first dances and speeches were full of emotion, as you’ll see below!

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After the events, I asked Sully if I could take a few portraits of him, and he was happy to oblige.  You look good in a suit, Sully!

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The School Street Band started up the festivities with lots of rock, and they got all of Kate and Matt’s guests up and moving with gusto!

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A small break was taken to light wish lanterns.  There was some trial and error involved, but once everyone figured out how to do it, several lanterns were sent into the sky (and several wishes made!)

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The break from the dance floor didn’t stop people from getting back on and continuing the revelries!

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Kate and Matt (and Sully too!), your wedding day was such a special one and I was so happy to be a part of it.  Thanks for including me!


Venue: Private Residence, Boothbay Harbor
Coordinator: Marinel Barter-House
Photographer: Kate Crabtree Photography
Second Photographer: Tammie Wardwell
Caterer: Stone Cove Catering
Baker: European Bakery
Florist: Boothbay Region Greenhouse
Dress Shop: Andrea’s Bridal
Dress: Watters
Suits: Boothbay Region Greenhouse
Hair: Salon Capella
Stationary: William Arthur, Wedding Paper Divas
Videographer: McCormick Media
Band: School Street Band
Ceremony Musician: Danny Beal
Wedding Rentals: One Stop Event Rentals
Wedding Favors: Eventide Specialities

  • Debbie - These pictures really capture all the love and happiness of the day. Great pictures of a beautiful wedding and gorgeous bride! <3ReplyCancel


A week and a half ago I spent a lovely evening in Camden with Kelsie and Rob.  The weather was perfect and comfortable, and the views definitely didn’t disappoint!  We talked about their upcoming fall wedding at Sugarloaf while I snapped their engagement portraits, and had a great time doing so.  I’ll share more as we go along– here are a few of my favorites from their session!

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Kelsie and Rob both are product designers for LL Bean.  Rob designs footwear, while Kelsie designs outerwear.  What cool jobs, right?  When I asked about what was coming up for new footwear/outerwear, I found out they may be showcasing something new at the wedding… but you’ll have to wait to see it in their wedding blog post!

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People tend to know Camden for it’s coastal waterfront, but I’m also in love with the ivy that grows all along the Camden amphitheater and public library.  It’s always nice to shoot at a location with so much variety!

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As the sun began to dip, we switched over to the harbor, which was dotted with boats and was ever so pretty.

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Rob and Kelsie’s outfits were perfectly matched and all (or mostly all?) from J. Crew, which worked perfectly with the Camden coastal aesthetic!

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Thanks for spending the evening with me, Kelsie and Rob!  Can’t wait to see you again soon!