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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.


I couldn’t believe it when I was contacted yesterday by Beth, the owner of Maine Wedding Company (currently under construction) and was told that Maleah and Vinnie’s John Peters Estate wedding had officially won the 2014 Maine Destination Wedding Photo and Video Contest (a now annual contest run by the Maine Wedding Company)! According to the website, the contest attracted more than 60 photographers and videographers, so competition was fierce.  I happened to know all of the other exceptionally talented photographers who were selected as finalists and the weddings they had submitted were gorgeous, so I felt very honored that Maleah and Vinnie’s wedding was even considered amongst their stunning work.

Although there was a voting component of the contest, it had no bearing on the final results, which were made by a team of judges located outside of Maine.

You can view the judges’ comments here.  Thank you, Maine Wedding Company, for this honor!  And, thank you, Maleah and Vinnie, for giving me the honor of photographing your wedding.  Not only were the details stunning, but you and your family were such a joy to capture and gave me so much to work with.  I’ll never forget your wedding!  Last, but not least, thanks are in order for my second shooter AND mom, Tammie, for helping to capture the wedding so well.



I’m so glad I can finally share this with you all!  A year ago, I joined a team of vendors in putting together a stylized wedding shoot in the middle of winter.  While it was a bitterly cold day (I remember it being below ten degrees out!) everyone cheerfully pitched in to make it happen.  It was just published on Junebug Weddings last week, and I’m happy to share some of the photos from this snowy, yet cozy shoot.  Check it out here and warm up with some hot cocoa, coffee, and tea as you look through the photos we created.

By the way- have you thought about having your wedding in the winter?  It may be cold, but it results in gorgeous, scenic photos and it essentially requires you and your guests to snuggle up to one another for warmth, which sounds pretty romantic to me!  I just second shot my first winter wedding a few weeks ago, and it was incredible!  A light snow fell as the ceremony was held outside, and after the couple was invited to kiss a horse-drawn carriage whisked the couple away for a quiet, romantic moment alone among the quietly falling snow.  Breathtaking, right?  I’m excited to be shooting one of my own this December, and am hoping to add a few more winter weddings to my calendar, so make sure to contact me and tell me about your winter wedding!

Here are the vendors who made this shoot possible.  Thanks, everyone- you all put so much energy into this project, and I’m fully grateful for that!


Photography – Kate Crabtree Photography
Event Planning – Pencil Events
Venue – Merrill House
Floral Design – Watershed Floral
Catering – The Good Food Store
Cake – Wild Oats Bakery
Officiant – A Sweet Start
Invitations – Parrot Design Studio
Makeup Artist – Stacia Tetrault
Groom’s Apparel – Find
Jewelry – Maine Mineral + Gem Museum
Pottery & Servngware – Edgecomb Potters
Minerals & Gems – Maine Mineral + Gem Museum
Fur Stole – Vintage Finery
Bride’s Wedding Dress – Goodwill
Models – Cait and Myles