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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 23/30 of the 30 day blog challenge. Read more about it here!)

Last year for Christmas Tony gifted me (or rather, us) with professional portraits with one of our favorite photographers in Maine (can’t WAIT to show you the resulting photos!)  We finally just scheduled that session for this month.  I found, as I was writing down the date, that I actually felt a little nervous, and suddenly realized how many of my clients feel at the beginning of our sessions.  “Ah,” I thought, “I get it now.”

Many of my clients come in worried that they will not do well, that they wont be able to compare to the other lovely ladies and gents on my site.  I can completely understand that fear, but it’s got to be pushed aside.  You’ve got to trust me and relax.  Allow yourself to laugh at how silly it feels to have this camera pointing at you, because it’s hard to ignore at first.  But, if you trust me, it wont feel that weird after a little while.  It’s even easier if we’re doing an engagement session– yes, it may be weird to hug and kiss your significant other while I photograph you, but you’re going to forget I’m there– after all, how can you ignore that cute kiss that he just planted on your nose, or the way she’s smiling up at you?  I may say something ridiculous to make you two laugh, but you’ll be laughing at each other’s laughter.  I’ll only be there  as a catalyst.

To prepare myself, I decided to take a few self portraits.  I felt awkward at first, but figured, hey, if I can take alright photos of myself on my own with little to no makeup on, just think of what our photographer is going to coax out of me and Tony!

I think I’ll make it through that session just fine.

A portrait of Maine wedding photographer Kate Crabtree

And, for the heck of it, a slightly more creative self portrait

A portrait of Maine portrait photographer Kate Crabtree

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(Day 22/30 of the 30 day blog challenge. Read more about it here!)

Yes, I recently did a post about one of my canvas gallery wrap samples, but I thought I’d showcase another sample of mine for a couple of reasons:

1. The other gallery wrap was from a wedding, and I wanted to show you one from a portrait session.

2. This gallery wrap is thicker than my other sample.  Personally, I prefer the slimness of my wedding gallery wrap, but I do offer both sizes.

3. This gallery wrap is 16 x 24, which means that it is not cropped (remember our conversation about aspect ratio/print sizes?)  There is a definite difference in size.

Canvas gallery wraps are such an easy and elegant way for you to enjoy your photos.  I love the fact that you don’t need to worry about selecting the perfect frame– they’re ready to hang up right out of the box!

PS– this portrait is from a senior portrait session with Grace.

A canvas gallery wrap of Grace Eye

A canvas gallery wrap by Kate Crabtree Photography
A canvas gallery wrap of a senior portrait by Kate Crabtree Photography in Maine

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