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  • Kate Crabtree is an award winning Maine documentary wedding photographer who creates exuberant wedding photography for couples who wear their hearts on their sleeves. 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.

A lot of couples don’t consider sessions in winter because, well, it’s cold.  But there’s lots of perks to a winter session– you can wear cute, cozy sweaters and jackets, snow provides the perfect backdrop for colors to pop, and the cold REQUIRES you to snuggle up to your fiance/é for warmth!  And, for Sam and Ryan, winter seemed like the perfect choice– Ryan loves snowmobiling (so do I, except I always ride), and the both of them, as you’ll notice below, are hockey fans.  The two of them are getting married this year at the Samoset Resort, and, frankly, I can’t wait!

We did their session at the Morgan Hill Event Center, which was excellent because we had access to the building and could escape inside whenever we needed a bit of a break from the cold.  Here’s a peek into their session!

Ryan designed Sam’s engagement ring– what a guy, no?

This photo makes me smile– I love candid moments like this.

Sam and Ryan broke out their hockey jerseys for a few photos to show off who they support.

Nothing like some magical sunflare!

And just check out those blue eyes!  Holy cow!

So much fun– thanks for heading out with me in the cold, Sam and Ryan!  Definitely looking forward to your wedding!

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When I was earning my master’s degree and writing countless essays, I loved using long, drawn out sentences and complicated vocabulary; after all, I figured, I might as well flaunt my writing skills!  It wasn’t until one of my professors pointed out the word “utilize” in one of my papers and asked, “why not use the word ‘use’ here?” that I had a breakthrough: more often than not, the simpler, less complex route is best.  I found my writing, when stripped down of all the complex turns of thought and fancy words, was better (even though I really missed using a lot of the words I had accumulated over the years).

I try to apply the same perspective toward life and my business– why make anything more complex than it needs to be?  Simplicity is the way to go!

It’s for these reasons above that I really appreciated reading The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: 2, put together by Joseph Gordon-Levitt (yes, THAT Joseph) and wirrow.  The duo asks for people to writers “tiny stories,” all of which are only as long as a short sentence, and also asked for artists to collaborate illustrations to accompany these poetic pieces.  The finished collection is gorgeously rendered with thoughtful, insightful, and sometimes hilarious stories and images that’s going to add something special to a bookshelf.

You can view some of the stories here to get a taste of what The Tiny Book offers, but here’s a couple of my favorite stories:

“As my story came to a close I realized I was the villain all along” pg. 74

“One day she looked up and discovered an opening in her planet.  She wondered if she wasn’t alone after all.” pg 8

Awesome, right?  I refuse to share any more (or the artwork) because I want you to pick this up and go support hitRECord, as they support the collaboration that makes The Tiny Book possible.  Let me know what you think about it once you read it!

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