Now that our Christmas tree is down and the dust has settled from the chaos of the holidays, it’s time for my favorite blog posts! First up is a post featuring our favorite portraits that we created in 2016.

We traveled to Bar Harbor, Stockton Springs, Portland, Freeport, Edgecomb, Cape Elizabeth and Stonington, Maine to create these. We also got to go to Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Newburyport, Massachusetts. Our job takes us all over. We love it! Discovering new favorite places is just one of the many perks that comes with it.

In this post, you will find engagement photos, senior portraits, a lifestyle session and a few portraits we took of each other. I tend to make Joel model for me whenever I want to try something new, and Joel took some portraits of me to go along with a song I released last summer. 2016 was a great year!

Thank you so much to all our clients who trusted us to document these important moments for them. We have met some pretty incredible people, and we can’t wait to add more to the Hailey & Joel family in 2017.

Happy New Year!

A couple embraces in a sunflower field in Newbury, Massachusetts.

A black and white portrait of a couple kissing in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

A silhouette of a girl dancing on a dock next to the ocean in Maine.

A black and white portrait of a man laughing as a woman whispers in his ear.

Two engaged women embrace at Jordan Pond in Acadia National Park with their foreheads together.

A senior portrait of a girl standing behind a wood pile.

A couple strolls together, hand in hand on the beach at Wolfe's Neck State Park in Freeport, Maine.

An engagement photo of a man kissing a woman's forehead.

A senior portrait of a girl sitting on Cadillac Mountain at sunset.

A black and white close-up of an engagement ring as the bride and groom kiss in the background.

A lifestyle portrait of a couple sitting in bed and laughing together.

A portrait of a girl wearing a flower crown.

A couple laughing together at Portland Head Light.

A black and white portrait of a man.

A couple holds hands in the snowy woods of Freeport, Maine.

A lifestyle photo of a couple laughing and eating pancakes together in their kitchen.

A couple kisses with boats in the background in Stonington, Maine.

A girl poses against a door with her Scottie dog for her senior portraits.

A couple hugs by the water in Freeport, Maine.

A close-up of two engaged women touching noses.

A woman stands in the ocean wearing a romper and hat at sunset.

A couple reads together in bed.

A black and white portrait of a couple laughing together at Kettle Cove in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

A man holds his fiancee in his arms in Newburyport, Massachusetts.

A couple walks together on the cliffs at Portland Head Light.

A couple reads together in bed.

A girl in a flower crown dances at sunset.

A close-up of a woman's engagement ring.

A couple kisses in a field in Newburyport, Massachusetts.

A lifestyle portrait of a couple lounging with their dog.

A black and white portrait of a couple sitting by the ocean.

A couple holds hands at water's edge in Stonington, Maine.

A girl lies on Cadillac Mountain for her senior portraits.

A black and white portrait of a couple laughing and hugging in Newbury, Massachusetts.

A senior poses with her Scottie dog.

A woman wears a romper and splashes around in the ocean.

A senior poses on top of a giant rock at Jordan Pond.

A portrait of a couple kissing, photographed through blades of grass.

A senior looks off toward the sun at sunset.