• Maine wedding photographer Hailey Tash Crabtree specializes in wedding photography for couples who laugh as hard as they love. Hailey works primarily with natural light to beautifully document your memories, and allow you to relive each moment as you share with friends, family, and each other for years to come. Hailey also photographs couples, and senior portraits.

    Hailey Tash Photography is located in Orrington, Maine (right by Bangor), and will happily travel throughout Maine, New England, and beyond to tell your story.

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

Downeast-Maine-wedding-0001Originally, Mekaela and Greg planned to get married in Acadia National Park. Mekaela had never been to Maine before, but they knew they wanted a picturesque location. However, after seeing Greg’s family home in Ellsworth, they decided to have the ceremony right there. It had a lot more meaning for Greg, and I think it really added something to the day. So, I joined Mekaela, Greg, and a small group of friends and family on a Thursday afternoon in Ellsworth, Maine.

Mekaela really wanted to do as much as they could themselves, and it definitely paid off. Wait until you see the gorgeous arbor they made! Also, did you see her dress above? I wanted to steal it, and get married all over again!

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Officiant: Adam Babbitt, MDI weddings

Photography: Hailey Crabtree

Bouquets and Boutonnières: Cottage Flowers

Hair & Makeup: The bride

Wedding Dress: China

Bridesmaid Dress and Suits: David’s Bridal

Arbor and Décor: Bride, Groom, Friends, and Family


Joel and I met up with Danielle and Jason at the riverwalk in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina for some portraits right as the sun was starting to set. Wilmington is such a pretty setting for photos. I loved the colorful buildings, palm trees, and the warm sunsets. It was so cool to see the city come to life in the evening, when everyone would come out to stroll the riverwalk, and grab dinner or drinks at one of the restaurants along the water.

Danielle is originally from Maine, but moved to Wilmington for work. That’s where she met Jason. I really enjoyed hearing her talk about how she’d grown up with Maine winters, and had to adjust to the southern humidity, while Jason’s experience was the opposite. Luckily, he only has to deal with the cold and snow when they come to visit Danielle’s friends and family in the winter.

Here are some of my favorites from our time with Danielle and Jason in Wilmington!Couples-portrait-photography-in-Wilmington-North-Carolina-0002

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