Hello! We’re the Crabtrees. Hailey & Joel. We met when I, Hailey, sold Joel a box of Milk Duds at the movie theater I worked at in college. That was almost nine years ago! I still buy Joel boxes of them as a little reminder. We’ve been photographing weddings together since 2010 and married since 2012.
I have an English degree from UMaine, but started my photography business as a junior. I thought it would be a fun side job, but I fell in love with documenting real love stories.
Joel has a journalism degree from UMaine. He worked at the Bangor Daily News for years and is now a regular contributor to Down East Magazine.
When it comes to wedding photography, our goal is to tell each couple’s story authentically and creatively. We’re both storytellers, so we love getting to know our clients, their history and their plans for the future. Weddings are full of amazing, emotional moments, and no two are the same. These moments are powerful and we truly love capturing them.
For fun, we love to travel, check out local breweries, read, snuggle our rescue pets (three cats and a Husky) and write. Joel does a lot of freelance writing. I am currently working on an EP and YA novel.
We’re located in Orrington, Maine (by Bangor), but happily travel throughout Maine, New England and beyond.
We’ve been featured in/on Style Me Pretty, Seacoast Weddings, Real Maine Weddings, Maine Magazine and WellWed.