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."
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."
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."
ALEXANDRA & JEREMY
We used Hailey and Joel for our September 2018 Maine wedding - and we are SO HAPPY we did! Leading up to the wedding, they could not have been more helpful - they provided clear, detailed, incredibly helpful documents at every step, were incredibly responsive, and Hailey went above and beyond answering my hundreds of questions and guiding us through the process - photo-related, or otherwise. On wedding day, they were a dream - we are not used to being in front of the camera, and they made us feel totally at ease, got all the shots we wanted and more, and were so much fun to have around. The photos themselves are gorgeous and captured the day, us, and the emotions we all felt perfectly. 11/10!"
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!"
K & B
Hailey & Joel recently photographed our wedding and they went well and above our expectations! They were professional, yet fun, and truly took the time to get to know us throughout our planning so that by the time we met in person on the wedding day, we were comfortable and relaxed from the start. Beyond that, we were amazed by all the beautiful images they captured, including moments we might have missed ourselves. I would recommend Hailey & Joel without reservation."
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!"
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!!"
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."