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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.

When people asked me what my plans were for after finishing my master’s degree in English, I’d tell them that I wanted to be a high school English teacher.  I had taught College Composition at the University of Maine for a year and always loved seeing my students develop the ability to articulately voice their ideas and become more creative and fluent thinkers.

It was pretty exhilarating, and while I never did end up teaching (it never really felt like my dream job, to be honest), I’ve always loved helping people strengthen their own skill sets and become adept at various tasks.  I can’t help but get excited when someone learns something that really makes them giddy– it’s infectious!

Because I like to teach every now and then, on a case by case basis I mentor individuals who want to learn more about photography.  Sarah, a fellow teacher herself (rock on!) has always loved photography and owns a DSLR, but didn’t really know how to use it in manual.  We worked together for a few hours on Sunday to discuss how to manipulate camera settings into creating a correct exposure and then worked with her gorgeous friend, Kate, to put what she learned into action and to explore great portrait lighting.  Sarah was totally awesome and picked up the basics right away, and Kate was such a patient (and stunning!) model. I mean, look at her!

Here’s Sarah, framing her photo ever so carefully…

You can tell these two are friends– aren’t they cute together??

Thanks, gals, for such a fun afternoon!  Sarah, don’t forget to practice! :)


I’ve known Lexi for a little while now– she was one of my fabulous assistants/second shooters this year, and I always loved bringing her to weddings because not only did she produce great results, but she was someone who definitely understood my slightly kooky sense of humor and wit (a definite requirement for those spending the entire day with me)!  She and her husband, Matt, wanted not only photos of themselves done but new head shots as well!  To get two different looks, we shot for part of the time at a parking garage and at a local field.  Lexi was effervescent around Matt, who clearly brings out the best in her– I couldn’t help but grin and laugh when I saw her face light up over and over again!  And Matt was one of the easiest guys I’ve ever photographed, as he came to our session very aware of how to best pose himself and carefully checked his clothes for rumples throughout his session, which… WAS TOTALLY AWESOME!  High five, guys– you were totally awesome to work with (as I knew you would be!)

Here are my favorites from our time together!