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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.

(Day 10/30 of the 30 day blog challenge. Read more about it here!)

I love gallery wraps.  Love them!  You can hang them right out of the box, unlike prints, which you’ve got to find the right frame for.  Framed prints are great, but I like having a option that’s easy, but also feels like wall art.

maine wedding photographer gallery wrap

For those of you who have never heard of a canvas gallery wrap, it is a photo printed on canvas, and then stretched on a canvas frame.  In a way, it elevates a simple photograph into a work of art.

maine wedding photography gallery wrap

Below is a close up of the canvas– details print beautifully and crisply.

maine wedding photography gallery wrap

This gallery wrap is .75 in wide– you can also purchase them in wider widths.  I personally prefer the shallower depths so that the gallery wrap doesn’t jut out too far from your wall!

maine wedding photography gallery wrap

Just like albums, gallery wraps are a great way to preserve your photos.  Why keep them on your computer when you can see your photos every day?  I’m more than happy to help you out to determine which photos and which size gallery wrap would work best for your space.


(Day 9/30 of the 30 day blog challenge. Read more about it here!)

Brittanie and Meko walk near the lake after their central Maine Wedding at the Lakeview Golf Course

This post is supposed to act as a second part to my post on Saturday about the cost of wedding photography.  After posting it, I felt like I had glossed over an important aspect of photography that has to be taken into account– the value of photography.

I can write till the cows come home about how I have to charge a certain amount of money in order to make a living, but that amount doesn’t matter at all to you, my dear reader, if you feel that my photography isn’t worth the value that I have set on it.  And that is absolutely fine.

We all value different things in our lives.  For example, I love books.  I spend a lot of money on my reading material and purchase much anticipated books the day they come out, even if it means I’ll have to spend more money.  It’s worth it to me, and I love having my bookshelves filled to the brim.  For others, it may be in their best interest to pick up items to read at the library.

To each their own.  We should all invest most of our money in what we love.  And I know I won’t be the photographer for everyone.

I am here, however, for those of you who are passionate about photography.  For those of you who really care about preserving as many moments as possible on your wedding day and the emotional connection that you share with your fiancé/e, friends, and family.  And, if you and your significant other are having a no good, very bad day in the future, you can pull out your wedding album and remember why you told each other “I do.”  You can even do it on the good days, over a glass of wine, perhaps, and reminisce over the first time you noticed one another in that way.

The bride and groom gaze at each other after a wonderful day at Winterport Winery and Pairings
I don’t promise (nor am I able to promise!) to be a savior of relationships, but I can promise that if you care about photography that I’m going to do everything I can to capture not only the events of your wedding day, but the emotions you felt that day so that you’ll never forget why you married your significant other on the worst days, even if he or she is being a pain and just won’t. clean. up. after him/herself.

Of everything that I offer, I believe that’s the most significant thing I can give my clients– the preservation of memories and emotions in order to create future memories and emotions.  And there’s nothing I love more than making that happen.