• Hailey Tash Photography is for couples who laugh as hard as they love. A little bit playful and a lot romantic, Maine wedding photographer Hailey Tash Crabtree creates images that will bring joy to you and your loved ones as you relive each incredible moment for years to come.

    Hailey Tash Photography is Hailey and her husband, Joel, as her second photographer. Together, they bring a lot of creativity and smiles to your wedding day.

    Hailey Tash Photography is based in Orrington, Maine (that's right by Bangor!).

    Hailey and Joel happily travel throughout central, coastal, southern and midcoast Maine documenting the most amazing love stories. They are also available for weddings throughout New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, and beyond!

    Hailey's work has been published both locally and nationally in print publications such as Real Maine Weddings and Maine Magazine and on blogs such as Style Me Pretty.

Karla and Marvin drove all the way from Texas to celebrate their 25th anniversary in Camden, Maine. We had a very small window to do some portraits, but they really wanted to capture their anniversary since they hadn’t had any photos taken together since their wedding day. We planned a session for the day before they headed home and crossed our fingers that the coming storm would hold off long enough. It did and I’m so glad! I loved hearing stories of how they met, the places they’ve lived and about their children.

Joel and I just recently celebrated our second anniversary and these two really got me thinking about what our life together might be like in 23 years! Thanks, Karla and Marvin. I hope the next 25 are just as wonderful!


A big thank you to Cedarholm Garden Bay Inn in Camden for allowing us to shoot on their beautiful property!


Originally, Alana and Steve planned to have an evening elopement, but they soon realized they’d get far too nervous if they had to sit around all day. Also, exploring York and Ogunquit as newlyweds for the rest of the day sounded pretty good to them, so they moved their elopement to the morning. Joel and I met them at Nubble Light and acted as witnesses in addition to photographing their vows. It was wonderful to play such important roles in their day! They even joked that we were officially family after we signed the marriage license.

After, we spent a short amount of time taking some portraits before we sent them on their merry way to celebrate! Here are some favorites from our brief time with them!

York-Maine-wedding-photographer-0002York-Maine-wedding-photographer-0003York-Maine-wedding-photographer-0004York-Maine-wedding-photographer-0005I loved the greens in Alana’s bouquet.York-Maine-wedding-photographer-0006York-Maine-wedding-photographer-0007York-Maine-wedding-photographer-0008York-Maine-wedding-photographer-0009York-Maine-wedding-photographer-0010York-Maine-wedding-photographer-0011York-Maine-wedding-photographer-0012I love a little laughter on the wedding day!York-Maine-wedding-photographer-0013York-Maine-wedding-photographer-0014York-Maine-wedding-photographer-0015York-Maine-wedding-photographer-0016

Location: Nubble Light

Photographer: Hailey Crabtree

Second Photographer: Joel Crabtree

Officiant: Julie Draper

Bouquet: Seed to Stem

Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal

Groom’s Shirt (after he forgot his at home): Reny’s

Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0001My favorite part of my job is capturing the different emotions that occur on a wedding day. Kristie and Mason’s was so great to be a part of. Kristie is originally from Canada, but came to Maine to pursue her dream of becoming a dentist. Mason’s family hails from Chicago, but wound up in Maine as well, so their wedding day was a big reminder of how wonderful fate is.  There was lots of laughter, and there were happy tears cried by most of their family members and friends throughout the day. I even got choked up a few times watching Kristie and her twin sister, Katie, cry as she was zipped into her wedding dress, and later, when Kristie and Mason exchanged vows.

Here are some of my favorites from the day!

Kristie and Katie got ready at the Portland Regency Hotel & Spa in downtown Portland, while Mason and his best man, Pete, got ready at his sister’s house in Cumberland.

Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0002Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0003Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0004Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0005Katie was hilarious and kept us all laughing all day. She was so adorably excited for her twin!Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0068Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0067Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0006Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0007Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0008Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0009Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0010The tears were on and off all day, but they hit Kristie, Katie and their mom all at once when Kristie was in her dress.Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0011A few deep breaths…Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0012Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0013Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0014Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0015Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0016Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0017Meanwhile, Joel was with the guys at Mason’s sister’s home. Their day started with the guys shining their shoes.Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0018Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0019Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0020Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0021Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0022Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0023Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0024Our grooms have had some fantastic socks this year, and Mason didn’t disappoint.Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0025Back with the girls, there were a few portraits and a first look with Kristie’s dad before we headed to the ceremony.Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0026Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0027Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0028Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0029Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0030Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0031The next shot is one of my favorites from the day. On our way to the ceremony, Katie kept letting out little screams of excitement while the rest of us laughed. Here, she lo0ked at Kristie and said something along the lines of, “Don’t you just want to SCREEEEAM!?” Kristie responded with, ” no, I DOOOOOON’T!” Needless to say, we all got a good laugh out of that too. ♥Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0032The ceremony took place at the All Faiths Chapel on the Southern Maine Community College campus.Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0033Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0034Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0035Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0036Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0037Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0038This next shot is my other favorite from the day. After the ceremony, Kristie and Mason had about 30 seconds alone before guests came outside and they went in for the sweetest embrace.Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0039Hurricane Arthur forced Kristie and Mason to change a few plans for the day, but we were so lucky that the rain held off until right after we finished portraits of the two of them.Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0040Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0041Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0042Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0043Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0044Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0045Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0046Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0047Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0048Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0049Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0050For the reception, Kristie and Mason held an intimate dinner at Saltwater Grille.Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0051Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0052Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0053Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0054Willy the whale was an important part of the day. He had previously been worn by Kristie’s mother and her sister on their wedding days.Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0055There was an emotional first dance, followed by some equally emotional parent dances.Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0056Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0057Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0058Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0059Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0060Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0061And there were plenty of laughs as well.Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0062Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0063The view from Saltwater Grille is gorgeous. At this point, Hurricane Arthur was dumping buckets of water outside, but it was nice and cozy inside.Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0064Portland-Maine-wedding-photographer-0065Joel and I also photographed a barbecue the following day to celebrate the newlyweds, so I thought I’d end with a couple of portraits we took before we left.


Getting Ready Locations: Portland Regency Hotel & Spa and Groom’s Sister’s Home

Ceremony Location: All Faiths Chapel, SMCC

Reception Location: Saltwater Grille

Officiant: Family Friend

Photographer: Hailey Crabtree

Second Photographer: Joel Crabtree

Flowers: Bloom’s Flower Shoppe

Cake: Friend of the Bride

Hair and Makeup: Head Games Salon for Hair & Body

Wedding Dress: Andrea’s Bridal

Maid of Honor’s Dress: Her Own

Groom’s Suit/ Best Man’s Suit: J. Crew


Whenever I hear from Amanda, I get really excited. I love catching up with past clients, and it’s even more exciting when I’ve documented them on multiple occasions. A few years ago, I photographed Amanda and Mike’s engagement session in Bar Harbor, then their wedding at the Lucerne Inn. I even photographed Mike’s daughter’s senior portraits! We’ve always done their portraits in Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, so when Amanda contacted me to see if I could photograph their maternity photos, I knew we’d be headed to the coast.

I’m so happy for this family, and I can’t wait to see their baby girl!

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  • speechless………..

    what a wonderful start to a perfect family. I can actually feel the love between the 3 of you in all of the photos. Something special to show the wee one when she’s older.

    love to you all……..
    Barbara Palmer EatonReplyCancel

  • I am the proudest mom and mother-in-law and can’t wait until you photograph their beautiful baby!ReplyCancel


Joel and I spent two beautifully sunny days with Hallie and Nate and their family and friends in Belgrade Lakes last month. The first day was spent with a smaller group during their ceremony and an intimate dinner. Day two was all about celebrating as a bigger group came in for a big tented reception on the water. Here are some of my favorites from the weekend!

Belgrade-Lakes-Maine-wedding-photographer-0002Belgrade-Lakes-Maine-wedding-photographer-0003Belgrade-Lakes-Maine-wedding-photographer-0047Belgrade-Lakes-Maine-wedding-photographer-0004We started the day inside with the signing of the Ketubah.Belgrade-Lakes-Maine-wedding-photographer-0005Belgrade-Lakes-Maine-wedding-photographer-0006Belgrade-Lakes-Maine-wedding-photographer-0007Next, we headed outside for just a few portraits before the ceremony began.Belgrade-Lakes-Maine-wedding-photographer-0008Belgrade-Lakes-Maine-wedding-photographer-0009I had never been to Belgrade Lakes before, but it was so beautiful and relaxing. I hope to get back soon!

Belgrade-Lakes-Maine-wedding-photographer-0010Belgrade-Lakes-Maine-wedding-photographer-0011Hallie and Nate decided to walk down the aisle together, which was incredibly sweet.
Belgrade-Lakes-Maine-wedding-photographer-0012Belgrade-Lakes-Maine-wedding-photographer-0013Belgrade-Lakes-Maine-wedding-photographer-0014Joel and I stayed to capture their cocktail hour and the beginning of dinner and, after witnessing a gorgeous sunset, headed out to gear up for day two!

Belgrade-Lakes-Maine-wedding-photographer-0049Nate also rocked some pretty spiffy Gucci shoes.Belgrade-Lakes-Maine-wedding-photographer-0048

Belgrade-Lakes-Maine-wedding-photographer-0046Belgrade-Lakes-Maine-wedding-photographer-0015Belgrade-Lakes-Maine-wedding-photographer-0016Belgrade-Lakes-Maine-wedding-photographer-0017Belgrade-Lakes-Maine-wedding-photographer-0018Belgrade-Lakes-Maine-wedding-photographer-0019Belgrade-Lakes-Maine-wedding-photographer-0020For the big party, Hallie and Nate went for a lounge look, where guests could mingle on sofas and bar stools. It was awesome! The water was just a few steps away and made for some very pretty scenery.Belgrade-Lakes-Maine-wedding-photographer-0021Central-Maine-wedding-photographer-0001Belgrade-Lakes-Maine-wedding-photographer-0022Belgrade-Lakes-Maine-wedding-photographer-0023Central-Maine-wedding-photographer-0002Belgrade-Lakes-Maine-wedding-photographer-0024Belgrade-Lakes-Maine-wedding-photographer-0025Belgrade-Lakes-Maine-wedding-photographer-0026Belgrade-Lakes-Maine-wedding-photographer-0027A spontaneous Hora made for some really fun photos.

Hallie and Nate, thanks for having us! You two were a blast!

Venue: The Village Inn

Officiant: Rabbi Neil Hirsch

Photographer: Hailey Tash Photography

Second Photographer: Joel Crabtree

DJ: Jon Jacques

Flowers: Augusta Florist

Furniture and Lighting: Creative Event Services

Wedding Dress: Contrarian

Reception Dress: Parker

Bride’s Shoes: Coach

Groom’s Jackets: Hugo Boss

Groom’s Shoes: Gucci