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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.

This session began with my meeting Michelle Perry, a fabulous teen and senior photographer based in Arizona that I’ve admired for awhile.  She happened to be visiting Maine for a month (she grew up on MDI), and we decided to bond over coffee.  I suggested, offhandedly, that it was too bad she was heading back home so soon and how fun it would be to do a stylized session together.  She said something along the lines of, “hey, I still have a week here, so let’s do it!”

Things almost went south when our model bailed the day before we were supposed to shoot, but it ended up being a blessing because we came across Rebecca, a gorgeous six foot teen with piercing green eyes.  Even though she’s never modeled before she took to posing naturally effortlessly, and Michelle and I had a field day styling, posing, and shooting her.

Here’s to hoping I’ll have the chance to work with Rebecca again– she’s a new favorite of mine!  Here are a few of my favorite photos from our time together.  And, special shout out to Andrea and Denise who held reflectors for us when we needed them!

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  • Danielle Dorrie - Stunning. Absolutely beautiful. Her smile is breathtaking!! Great work ladies :)ReplyCancel

  • Sam - she looks like Liv Tyler in the last photo! sssoooo beautiful! she’s a very gorgeous girl, looks much much older than 16.. holy smokes.ReplyCancel

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Erin and Keith’s wedding was amazing because it was filled with so much love.  That love was evident everywhere; in the abundance of details Erin crafted for the wedding, in the friends and family who traveled from all over just to celebrate their passion for one another, and in Erin and Keith themselves, who smiled, laughed, and teared up at various points in the day.

The two of them have a great getting together story that spans the years (read about it on my blog post about their Cellardoor Winery engagement session!), so just knowing that story made the day even more epic in nature.  It’s amazing how two people who are perfect for each other can find one another in this large world, especially Erin and Keith, who have lived in many locations over the years.

I’ll share a little more information about their gorgeous wedding day over the course of this blog.  Erin and Keith, thanks for picking me– I’ve loved working with you.  Here’s a sneak peek at your wedding photos!  And, a special thank you must go out to my fabulous second shooter, Jane Berger, who when I asked her to jump always said “how high”?

The flowers were incredible.  Each bouquet was slightly different, but all were absolutely gorgeous.

New favorite wedding books?  Pat the Bride and Pat the Husband.

Keith gifted Erin with a clarinet.  Tears of joy were definitely shed!

Erin made her veil.  Not joking. She actually made it, and it was SUPER AWESOME.

Coolest cufflinks, right?

Heather, I hope you’ll forgive me for posting this, but this was too hilarious not to share.

Yeah, see how awesome her veil was?  Look how it’s blowing in the wind!  Swoon.

Erin put bug spray in adorable perfume bottles!  I adore this detail.

Unfortunately you can’t tell by the photo, but the beer was in a little rowboat.  It was a cool setup.

The centerpieces were (you guessed it) homemade by purchasing flowers from Sheepscot Flower Farm and putting together bouquets the day of.  Incredible.

Bet you can guess which song they were dancing to!

Can I be a kid again so I can be thrown up in the air like this?  On second thought… it would probably hurt more on the landing.  Scratch that.

Keith’s grandfather surprised the guests by playing the accordion.  Everyone loved it so much that everyone yelled encore until he came back for another song.

Vendors:

Photographer: Kate Crabtree Photography

Assistant to the photographer/Second shooter: Jane Berger

Ceremony location: Camden Amphitheatre

Venue: The Ducktrap Retreat

Caterer: Blue Elephant Catering

Hair: Sogno Salon

Makeup: RHEAL Day Spa

Dress: Justin Alexander

Flowers: Season’s Downeast

Baker: The Sugar Tree

DJ: Joe Farren

String duo: Friends of bride

 

  • Dani - wonderful photos, happy day! As a fellow ASP staff Alum all I could think about with the photo of the kid and the bottles of Ale8one is “That’s not beer!” and “How did they get so much of it to Maine?” Congratulations Keith!
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  • Marshall Summar - Great pics guys. CONGRATULATIONS!!ReplyCancel

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