• Hailey Tash Photography is for couples who laugh as hard as they love. A little bit playful and a lot romantic, Hailey Tash Photography 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 Maine wedding photographer Hailey Tash Crabtree 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.

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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!

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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

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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

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Carolyn and Jared traveled to Maine with their friends and family to get married on a gorgeous summer day at Point Lookout in Northport, Maine. The day was filled with emotion, which you’ll see in the images below, and it was clear that these two had been waiting a long time for this day to finally come.

Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0002Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0003They created their own unique ring boxes, which were adorable.Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0004Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0005Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0006Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0007Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0008Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0009Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0010Carolyn’s mom got a bit teary watching the girls zip Carolyn into her dress.Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0011Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0013Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0012Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0014Meanwhile, Joel was on the other side of Point Lookout with the guys.Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0015Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0016Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0017Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0018After a toast, it was time to head out for the first look.Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0019Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0020This was one of the most emotional first looks I’ve ever photographed. There were lots of tears on both sides.Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0021Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0022Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0023Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0024Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0025Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0026Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0027Then, it was time for the ceremony!Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0028Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0029Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0030Carolyn giggled her way down the aisle and we all melted. ♥Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0031Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0032Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0033Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0034Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0035Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0036Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0037These two were so excited to finally be married!Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0038

Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0039Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0040Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0041Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0042Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0043Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0044I loved how unique the bouquets were. They were all assembled by Carolyn’s bridesmaid, Rachel!Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0045Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0046Jared is also a new uncle, so there were some pretty adorable baby shots as well.Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0047Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0048Sweet Sensations did an amazing job with the cake. I never get tired of seeing their beautiful cakes!Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0049Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0050Guests mingled outside during cocktail hour and since it was so gorgeous out, they were moving back and forth throughout the entire reception.Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0051Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0052Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0053Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0054Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0055The views from Point L0okout are spectacular!Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0056Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0057Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0058There was a very sweet first dance…Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0059Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0060Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0061And some wonderful speeches.Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0062Maine-wedding

Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0064Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0065Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0066Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0067Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0068Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0069After cake, we headed outside for some more portraits in the soft light.Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0070Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0071Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0072Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0073Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0074Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0075Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0076Then, we ended with some serious dancing.Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0077Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0078Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0079Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0080Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0081Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0082Point-Lookout-Maine-Wedding-0083

Congratulations again, Carolyn and Jared! I hope you’re enjoying your new home!

Venue: Point Lookout Resort and Conference Center

Photographer: Hailey Tash Photography

Second Photographer: Joel Crabtree

Officiant: Greg Dugal

Ceremony Musician and DJ: Aaron Topfer

Cake: Sweet Sensations

Flowers: Purchased at Shaw’s Floral Department and Holmes Greenhouse and Florist, arranged by Rachel Kantner (friend of the bride)

Hair: Fran Carney

Makeup: Bride and Bridesmaids

Dress: Simply Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses: Their Own

Suits: JC Penney and Men’s Wearhouse 

Maine-wedding-photographer-0001Michelle and Jaime married on the first day of summer, surrounded by only their closest friends and family and I can’t think of a better way to have kicked off the summer. It was truly a family affair and I was so lucky to be a part of it. Here are some of my favorites from the day!

Maine-wedding-photographer-0002Maine-wedding-photographer-0003Maine-wedding-photographer-0004Maine-wedding-photographer-0005Maine-wedding-photographer-0006Michelle’s best friend made it very clear that she did not wear mascara, so Michelle stepped in to help her out. I had so much fun with these two. They had me laughing so hard my stomach hurt.Maine-wedding-photographer-0007Maine-wedding-photographer-0008They had each other laughing too…Maine-wedding-photographer-0009Michelle looked absolutely gorgeous.Maine-wedding-photographer-0010After the dress was on, her mom stepped in to help with the last few details.Maine-wedding-photographer-0011Maine-wedding-photographer-0012Then, it was off to the ceremony at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Newcastle, Maine.Maine-wedding-photographer-0013Maine-wedding-photographer-0014The chapel was so full of natural light. It was a joy to photograph here.Maine-wedding-photographer-0015Any time children and pets are incorporated into a wedding day, you know there will be some adorable photos.Maine-wedding-photographer-0016Maine-wedding-photographer-0017Maine-wedding-photographer-0018Maine-wedding-photographer-0019Maine-wedding-photographer-0020Maine-wedding-photographer-0021There were a few indoor portraits before we headed out on to the church grounds, and then back to the house for some more portraits, dinner, cake, champagne and a little dancing.Maine-wedding-photographer-0022Maine-wedding-photographer-0023Maine-wedding-photographer-0024Maine-wedding-photographer-0055Maine-wedding-photographer-0026Maine-wedding-photographer-0027I have to give a huge thanks to Michelle’s sister, Conquela, who is a wedding planner in New York. She was running all over the house while everyone got ready setting things up and offering everyone drinks. Thanks, Conquela!Maine-wedding-photographer-0028Maine-wedding-photographer-0029Maine-wedding-photographer-0030Maine-wedding-photographer-0053Maine-wedding-photographer-0031Maine-wedding-photographer-0032Maine-wedding-photographer-0033Maine-wedding-photographer-0034There was a little touching up of makeup before additional portraits.Maine-wedding-photographer-0035Maine-wedding-photographer-0036Maine-wedding-photographer-0037Maine-wedding-photographer-0038Maine-wedding-photographer-0039Maine-wedding-photographer-0054Maine-wedding-photographer-0055 (1)Maine-wedding-photographer-0040Maine-wedding-photographer-0041Ashoka, Michelle and Jaime’s pup, was a very important part of the day.Maine-wedding-photographer-0042There was also a delightfully summery cake from Sweet Sensations. They do fantastic work!Maine-wedding-photographer-0043Maine-wedding-photographer-0044Maine-wedding-photographer-0045Maine-wedding-photographer-0046Maine-wedding-photographer-0047And then Jaime really got the party started…Maine-wedding-photographer-0048Maine-wedding-photographer-0049Maine-wedding-photographer-0057Maine-wedding-photographer-0050These two needed a little rest after cake.Maine-wedding-photographer-0051Maine-wedding-photographer-0052I’ll end with some yummy personalized wedding candy!Maine-wedding-photographer-0056Michelle and Jaime, a huge thank you to you and your families for making me feel so welcome and for offering me endless amounts of food. You made me feel like part of the family. ♥

Ceremony Venue: St. Patrick’s Church, Newcastle

Getting Ready and Reception Venue: Private Residence

Photography: Hailey Tash Photography

Cake: Sweet Sensations

Flowers: Boothbay Greenhouses

Hair: Bonnie’s A Cut Above

Makeup: Irene from About Face

Wedding Gown: Essense of Australia

Maid of Honor Dress: David’s Bridal

Suits: Men’s Wearhouse

  • Arianna

    So happy for you guys, Michelle you look incredible !

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Since tomorrow is the 4th of July, it just felt right to blog Abby’s summery session today. Abby and I spent a gorgeous evening walking around my home catching up (we did a play together four years ago) and finding pretty places to shoot. I even got to bring out my yellow bike that Joel gave me for our anniversary last year!

Abby has such a fun personality and I’ve always admired her ability to rock black hair and red lips! Here are some favorites!

Maine-portrait-photography-0001Words cannot express how excited I was when Abby showed up in this hat. Maine-portrait-photography-0002Maine-portrait-photography-0003Maine-portrait-photography-0004Maine-portrait-photography-0005Maine-portrait-photography-0006A huge gust of wind almost knocked us both over, but I still managed to grab an adorable shot of Abby laughing.Maine-portrait-photography-0007Maine-portrait-photography-0008Maine-portrait-photography-0009Maine-portrait-photography-0010Maine-portrait-photography-0011By the way, that laugh is so infectious!Maine-portrait-photography-0012Maine-portrait-photography-0013Maine-portrait-photography-0014Happy 4th of July!!!

Last weekend, Joel and I spent two days with Hallie, Nate and their friends and family in Belgrade Lakes. These two were so fun and laid-back and wanted their photos to reflect that with an all candid approach. I did convince them to give me a few minutes of portraits here and there, and this is my absolute favorite. The lake was really important to them (they did get married there for a reason!), so I knew I had to get a shot that really showed off how beautiful it was.

Maine-wedding-photographerWhat a gorgeous day!