KATIE & ANDREA:
"Hailey & Joel photographed our wedding in November, 2019 in Portland, Maine. They surpassed all of our expectations, both in terms of our experience working with them the day/night of and with the final output they produced. Our wedding was something of an urban adventure-- we moved around a variety of locations (City Hall, streets of Downtown Portland, house in the West End, and Oxbow Blending & Bottling...oh and a trolley to get around from place to place!) with a variety of people, and I don't think there was a single moment where they were phased. They integrated seamlessly into the social and physical environment, managing to take some incredible shots while blending in perfectly with our friends and family. When we finally had a chance to review the photos, my wife and I felt completely transported back to the happiest day of our lives. I'm not sure how they managed it, but each picture contained the little moments that showcase exactly what we were hoping our wedding would be-- us, alongside the people closest to us, treasuring each other's company. We are so grateful for the work they did and recommend them without hesitation!"
LOUISA & ZACH
"Hailey and Joel were amazing! We are so lucky we found them and they were available. They were incredibly kind and awesome. My husband and I were not naturals at the whole photoshoot thing, but Hailey and Joel helped us so much! They gave us so many photos, it felt like we were reliving the day! They even stayed an extra hour when we asked so we could get more photos from the night. I cannot say enough kind words about them!"
JENNA & MATT
"Oh man, where to even begin?! If you're looking for a wedding photographer, and Hailey and Joel are available for your date, book them now! From our first email exchange, Hailey and Joel were the dream photographers to capture our wedding in October 2019. We knew their style was right up our alley having explored their work online, but the care and love they bring to working with couples for their wedding is one of the greatest gifts.
Hailey and Joel are true professionals - from the start they know all of the right questions to get you to open up about yourselves, your wedding day, your style, what's important to you. My husband and I were nervous about being photographed all day (we get awkward when someone says "cheese!"), but when we asked her Hailey had the best answers as to how she approaches those sorts of situations. Timely follow ups and attention to detail made my project manager heart flutter; and since they're such pros, Hailey and Joel knew the important things to capture before we had even thought of them (and when your "wedding brain" sets in, you and your partner will be so grateful for all the things they remember to shoot!). They were exceptionally helpful in developing the "Run of show" for the day - providing clear insights and tips on how to schedule things. I never thought twice or worried about anything.
Their fun energy and kind spirit brought such a joy to our day; our family and friends all noticed too, specifically one of my bridesmaids paid them the ultimate compliment: "You could just tell that they really cared, that came through in everything they did." I couldn't agree more!
One inherent benefit of having a fantastic husband and wife duo is how they work together, and how valuable it is to have two photographers. When Hailey was taking the head-on portraits, Joel would be snapping away from another angle (resulting in some of my favorite shots!). When one was shooting a bunch of set up shots or finishing up somewhere, the other was capturing all of our cocktail hour photos or spaces across the venue - moments we missed, but are so grateful to see through their work. All of these photos are ones we'll treasure forever.
Hailey and Joel are exceptionally talented at what they do, but even better they're just great people. You'll be so lucky to have them for your big day."
KIRA & SHANE
"We cannot say enough excellent things about Hailey and Joel! Communication with Hailey was smooth throughout the entire process and she was also there with helpful suggestions for other vendors. They were very easy to work with and took any obstacles that were thrown their way on the day in stride. They worked so well with our other vendors, including our videographer. They just made the whole process feel incredibly easy. Not to mention, their work is absolutely stunning! We would highly suggest hiring Hailey and Joel!!!"
ALEX & PETER
"We found Hailey and Joel online and really liked their portfolio. We knew we wanted a focus on candid shots and they seemed to shine in that area, so we made an appointment with Hailey for an engagement photoshoot as a test run. Despite meeting up on a *bitterly* cold day, we had a great time with her. We LOVED the pictures she took of us, so we went ahead and hired Hailey and Joel to photograph our wedding, and a day-after wedding shoot.
They were absolutely wonderful to work with. My husband and I are both very awkward in front of a camera, but they were so encouraging when we were posing and so *sneaky* when taking candids. They seemed to be everywhere all at once without ever being in the way, capturing all kinds of sweet little moments. They were extremely professional, responsive, receptive to our ideas, and just pleasant and enthusiastic people who we enjoyed having around.
I would absolutely recommend them, and would gladly work with them again."
Venue: 1812 Farm Bristol, Maine
NICK & JULIA
"Hailey & Joel were amazing wedding photographers! They were incredibly professional from the start, very low maintenance regarding management throughout the planning process, and the pictures are beautiful. They were so easy going and captured so many things I didn't even think about on the day but am now so glad I have on record through the photos. There was so much stress around the day, but these two made it easy and the products they produced were absolutely gorgeous. I really regret not booking them for the welcome drinks the night before because the photos from the day of are exactly what we wanted. There were plenty of the posed photos, but also a lot of candids, fun dancing photos, photos of family friends together catching up, family candids, and so so much more. I can see why they book up so quickly! They also know how to work with big families - so if you're in a spot like I was where I had to pick a wedding photographer from afar and wanted wedding photographers you could count on definitely go with Hailey and Joel. I couldn't be happier we worked with them on our big day!!"
CAITLIN & SIMON
"If you're still looking for a photographer....stop. Reach out to Hailey and Joel, they are the ones—absolutely amazing to work with!! We got married in October of last year, and had booked Hailey & Joel about a year and a half earlier (early spring 2016). From the very beginning, Hailey & Joel exceeded our expectations at every turn. They were highly communicative and responsive—answering every question knowledgeably, from both professional and personal opinion. For example, when we first got engaged, we didn't know if we wanted to do a first look or not, so we asked. We received a very insightful answer with pros and cons for both options based on their history of working with countless couples, and their personal account from their own wedding (we ended up going with a first look and I'm thrilled with the decision). Hailey & Joel helped out when we had questions on other potential vendors, were willing to drive quite a bit out of the way for our engagement shoot (which I also highly recommend doing), and were more than timely when it came to invoicing and giving us plenty of notice before a payment was due (which was EXTREMELY helpful!). They were by and far the best vendor we worked with—and we had a pretty stacked team of professionals. Hailey & Joel are both very personable and easy to talk to, which made the entire process that much easier. They put up with the fact that we could basically not stop laughing at each other and were able to capture incredible moments (even through all of the ridiculous faces). Additionally, last minute, we decided we needed a few extra hours to really capture the day and it was not an issue. They were flexible and accommodating in making sure we had the day we wanted. I would not hesitate in booking them again for any other photography needs, and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for the perfect way to capture a day that goes by faster than the blink of an eye."
Granite Ridge Estate & Barn Norway, Maine
ANEESHA & ALEX
"Above and beyond doesn’t cut it for Hailey and Joel. They are the perfect wedding photographers—from the fastest response times of any vendors to incredible organization to the most beautiful photos we have ever seen. Not only were they an absolute joy to work with day of and during our engagement session, but they also helped us select our other vendors and helped answer questions that extended well beyond wedding photography. I hope that I get another chance to work with Hailey and Joel, and I cannot recommend or thank them enough."
BETH & NOAH
"I couldn't recommend Hailey and Joel more for their wedding photography! Despite never having met them in person before our wedding day (we had a destination wedding), they made us feel comfortable and relaxed--a tough gig with a non-photogenic bride and groom! The photos are nothing short of amazing and captured our wedding perfectly from getting ready to ceremony to the dance floor at the end of the night... If you are looking for a photographer for your special event, don't pass by the opportunity to book with Hailey and Joel!"
New Harbor, Maine