North Haven Maine Wedding Photographer | Susannah & Gardner

It felt like I was traveling to another world when I made the drive and ferry ride from Bangor to North Haven, Maine with Danielle Brady (my fabulous second shooter/assistant for the day).  There’s something about traveling to an island that feels magical, as if you are being transported to a world that is seen and experienced by very few people.  Only a few hundred people live on North Haven, and it’s a place where everyone knows each other; a friendly isolated space that harbors the quintessential Maine spirit that outsiders like to reference and locals like to play up.

We were greeted with the most gorgeous fog that provided amazing lighting for Susannah’s and Gardner’s coastal rustic wedding day.  I’m not sure how others attending the wedding felt, but I sincerely thought that the fog made their wedding even more unique and atmospheric.  But what really made the wedding special were Susie and Gardner themselves, whose relationship and family (they have the most adorable dog named Beau) were spoken about by others as being, simply put, awe-inspiring.  After seeing how they look at each other, I’m inclined to agree.

Thanks for letting me be a part of your big day, Susie and Gardner.  Here are a few of my favorite photos from your wedding!

North Haven Maine landscape photo taken during a foggy dayCoastal Maine wedding photographyThe bridal details at a coastal Maine weddingThe bride and her bridal party play Guess Who before her Maine weddingThe makeup artist, Cyndi Clayton, carefully applies makeup to Susannah Stone so she'll be picture perfect for her coastal Maine weddingAn excited bride has her hair done by hair stylist Kim Doll of MaineHair done by Kim Doll of Rockland Maineat a midcoast Maine wedding the bride reads a heartfelt card from her groom.During this midcoast Maine wedding the bridesmaids help their friend the bride get ready for her big daySusie Stone prepares for her rustic North Haven Maine weddingThe father of the bride gets a first look at his daughter at her coastal Maine weddingDuring a North Haven wedding the bride shares a moment with her bridesmaids in this photoThe gorgeous wedding bouquets by Eileen O'Connor, a florist in MaineIn this Maine wedding photo by Kate Crabtree the bride and mother of the bride share a moment

Danielle took these wonderful photos of the groomsmen.

The Maine groom wears a cotton boutineer and striped socksThe groomsmen relax before a North Haven Maine weddingAt a Maine wedding the groomsmen pose for a portrait.A groomsman in a suit at a midcoast Maine weddingMaine wedding photographer Kate Crabtree shot a wedding at an old, quaint church in midcoast MaineThe bride and groom during their wedding ceremony in North Haven MaineThe bride and groom embrace at their oceanside wedding in MaineMaine wedding photographer Kate Crabtree shows portraits of the newly married bride and groom.This maine groom kisses the bride, Susannah Stone, on the forehead during their formal portraitsSusannah Stone and Gardner Brown pose at the end of a North Haven Maine dock

When Susie told me she really wanted to have a photo taken of her and Gardner in a rowboat I just about died with excitement.  We had the perfect weather for it– let me tell you, if there had been bright sun it wouldn’t have been nearly as pretty as the foggy backdrop we had to work with!

Susannah Stone and Gardner Brown row away together in a rowboat during their Maine weddingThe bride and groom share a quiet moment in a rowboat after their lovely midcoast Maine wedding in this photoFormal portraits of the bride and groom in a rowboat at their coastal wedding in MaineCoastal Maine photographer Kate Crabtree captures Susannah Stone and Gardner Brown together in a rowboatMaine coastal wedding photographer Kate Crabtree takes a photo of a lovely bride and groom in a rowboatA coastal Maine bridal portrait by Kate Crabtree PhotographyMaine wedding photographer Kate Crabtree shoots a photo of a midcoast bride on her wedding dayNorth Haven Maine formal portraits of the bride and groomA personalized cocktail napkin at a Maine weddingCreative escort cards created for a midcoast Maine weddingThe setup of a rustic Maine wedding dance floorA photo of rustic details at a coastal Maine weddingIn this coastal Maine wedding photo the father of the bride toasts the newly married coupleAt a midcoast Maine wedding the bride and groom dance.

Danielle got this sweet picture of Susie dancing with her dad.

In this Maine wedding photo the bride shares a first dance with her father.At a midcoast Maine wedding children celebrate with balloons at the receptionSusannah Stone and Gardner Brown hug their dog, Beau, at their wedding reception in coastal MaineThe bride, Susannah Stone, hugs her dog, Beau, at her North Haven Maine weddingMaine wedding photographer Kate Crabtree captures an energetic dance photo at a North Haven Maine weddingMaine wedding photographer Kate Crabtree captures an energetic dance photo at a North Haven Maine wedding

This next picture is a hilarious dance photo by Danielle!

The bride and groom dance with their friends and family at their Maine receptionThe mothers of the bride and groom chat animatedly during a rustic coastal Maine weddingThe bride and groom during their first dance in a North Haven weddingA North Haven Maine wedding photo of the reception site, taken at night

Vendors

Photographer: Kate Crabtree Photography

Second Shooter/Assistant: Danielle Brady

Dress: Watters, Lasara

Hair: Kim Doll

Makeup Artist: From This Day Forward, Cyndi Clayton

Florist: Eileen O’Connor

Caterer: Amanda Hallowell

Baker: Catherine Corson

 

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