Annually, my 2016 best wedding photos blog post is my very favorites to create. I love capturing moments, and it is so much fun for me to curate a blog post of my favorite wedding moments (and some wedding portraits as well). I couldn’t help myself- I may have planned for this post to be a bit shorter, but I was having a hard time cutting any further, so let’s just consider all the extra photos as a celebration of sorts on the Kate Crabtree Photography blog of an incredible 2016.
Tammie and I traveled all over the state this year for some incredible events- we photographed several weddings in the general Portland area, experienced beautiful coastal nuptials on MDI , Peaks Island, Phippsburg, and Castine, spent a day on an exquisite private property in Brooklin, enjoyed a stunning view overlooking Penobscot Bay in Northport, ate some of the finest food in Maine in Rockland, and enjoyed the beginning of peak foliage on Lake Parlin. These locations were all uniquely beautiful backdrops that were such a joy to create images against.
Not only did we travel to cool locations, but we had some grand adventures. We photographed a first dance that included fire at twilight (can you really beat that?). I, along with one of my couples, received an unexpected ride in a park ranger car and we enjoyed being the only people on Cadillac Mountain- a rare feat in the summer. There was dancing in the rain, costumes on the dance floor, juggling, giant beach balls, a butterfly release, achingly gorgeous songs performed by friends, an elopement on a mountaintop.. and more, if you can even imagine.
But, most importantly, my year was incredible because my couples, their friends, and their families let me into their lives. They let me get close to them as they laughed, cried, and performed hilarious and inebriated dance moves. They are the reason why my year was so special, and my heart feels larger to have gotten to know them and spend time with them on such a big day in their lives.
Before I get even more sappy, let me share the photos I agonizingly picked for the blog post. These photos represent what I’m drawn to- clean compositions, beautiful light, candid moments and emotion, and striking Maine backdrops. Enjoy!