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Greetings from Beautiful Maui Hawaii

Born in Aspen, and raised in Telluride, Colorado, Tad has 
always had a passion for the outdoors and a reverence for the 
beauty of his natural surroundings.

Tad received his first camera, a Nikon FE2, as a high school 
graduation gift. Since then, he has been obsessed with 
perfecting his craft, constantly pushing himself to create 
better, more beautiful images. He began his career as a sports 
photographer shooting extreme sports in Colorado, Oregon, and 
Hawaii.
                 

The transition from Sports to Wedding Photographer evolved  with the help of three things: A Public Relations degree from C.U. Boulder, years of experience working in Five Star Hotels 
and a solid photography background. Tad skillfully blends 
traditional techniques with spontaneous photojournalism. The 
striking quality of his photographs is rooted in the basics: 
clean, simple compositions, a candid eye toward his subjects, 
and the ability to step out of the way to allow the 
breathtaking beauty of the Pacific speak for itself.

Tad prides himself on treating clients like friends and takes an 
invitation to photograph every event to heart. His professional, 
easy going personality will help make your special day relaxed, 
hassle free, and fun. His creative eye, attention to detail, and 
friendly, approachable nature have made him one of the most sought 
after photographers on the Islands. His gift for connecting with 
people and consistently delivering beautiful images will help turn 
your wedding dreams into reality.
             

Charming Honua Kai Estate Wedding in Makena

Charming and delightful Honua Kai Estate Wedding this last weekend! This Estate is also called The Sugarman Estate! It is located on the South side of Maui in Makena.

Congratulations to Jessica and Gene for their flawless event this last Saturday.

Family and friends traveled from Los Angeles, California (his side) and Michigan(her side) for their special day. They are both dentists that now live here in Maui and work in the same office in Kahului! They met in dental school at and have dated ever since. They are inseparable!

It was exciting for everyone to come to Maui for their wedding. They had a lot of beautiful details throughout the property , like wooden signs, flower leis for everyone, bubbles, different tones and touch of purple, Polaroid snap shots from every guests to add into their guest books, little kid fun beach packages, games for the children, outside lounging area for the guests comfort, gorgeous oceanfront bar… and a huge sword to cut the cake!

It was an unforgettable event for everyone including myself and my assistant! Thank you very much for choosing Tad Craig Photography for your special day!

 

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Special Mahalos to this fabulous group of people:

Flowers by Teresa Sena Designs

Catering from Soup to Nuts

Pacific Isle Rentals

Maui Rents

Pete Rock – rentals (tables, chairs, lounge furniture)

Alika Nakooka  - musician for ceremony & cocktail hour

Mosaic  rentals (place settings/glassware)

Cakes by JoAnn

Outer island productions LLC (video)

DJ Liam Grist

Leis by Ron

 

8th Year Anniversary at The Fairmont Kea Lani Maui

Sweetness at The Fairmont Kea Lani Maui

Hayley and Leithan’s very fun & beautiful 8th year anniversary shoot!

You can see Leithan wearing a silver tag with 6 diamonds and their original wedding date 8-28-2005. He had specially order two of these for them for their anniversary! They were so happy about them, what a great and thoughtful surprise.

They are so excited to be staying at their favorite South side Maui Hotel in Wailea: The Fairmont Kea Lani Maui. You can see their enthusiasm that shows throughout the entire shoot!! We started the shoot at the lobby area where you can find some original mirrors & small bamboo forest, great sofas and very nice large Hawaiian style paintings. We ended with a spectacular sunset and tons of smiles! What a great location for this shoot!

Congratulations to you both and thank you very much for choosing Tad Craig Photography for your special event! Tad

Family Portrait Maui Anniversary Anniversary present gift love and kisses

 

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Lucy and Peter Westin dream wedding on Maui

Beautiful wedding in paradise – August 23, 2013

Lucy and Peter came all the way from Australia to celebrate their love! They picked the great Westin Maui Resort and Spa for their wedding location, specially on the oceanfront lawn overlooking at the beautiful Ka’anapali Beach in Lahaina.

All their guests flew, as well from Australia, except Lucy’s best friend that came directly from San Francisco, California, specially for her event. This made Lucy so happy to have her best friend by her side!

This wedding was beautiful full of laughter! Peter and his tree brothers were having the best time! They all look so alike! Impossible not to know that they are brothers!

The weather was perfect, making the color in all photographs gorgeous! The ceremony with the harp music was so pretty and Lucy’s yellow plumeria bouquet was “magnifique”! They will all remember this special day forever.

As special thank you to Sarah Snyder, their wedding coordinator at The Westin Maui and Fred Torres , their officiant for their wedding ceremony. Their beautiful flowers were designed by Asa Flowers.

Enjoy this beautiful sneak peek of their memorable day!

 

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Special thanks to Sarah Snyder, Lucy and Peter’s fabulous wedding coordinator, for their incredible wedding. Fred Torres was awesome as the minister! Asa Flowers provided the beautiful flower arrangements.
See our blog post about Lucy and Peter’s Wedding Romance The Westin Maui

May 8, 2014 - 2:08 PM Wedding Romance The Westin - […] See more pictures of Lucy and Peter’s fabulous wedding romance at The Westin Maui […]

August 28, 2013 - 12:39 PM Wedding Romance The WestinTad Craig Photography - […] See more pictures of Lucy and Peter’s fabulous wedding romance at The Westin Maui […]

Forty fabulous birthday with a Gatsby theme!

She turned 40!
It was her special night with all her favorite people! Everyone got dressed up and met at Mulligan on the Blue in Wailea for a Roaring 20′s Gatsby theme party! Such a fun quality night and we all danced the night away! Happy birthday Marie-Claude!
#birthdaypartysuperfun, #mulliganbirthdayparty

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Kaci & Brad’s Wedding at The Fairmont Kea Lani Maui was a “stunner”!

Wedding Romance at The Fairmont Kea Lani Maui on August 1st, 2013

The wedding of Kaci & Brad was gorgeous. Upon my arrival I met Kaci’s Mom who was glowing from ear to ear & super excited. She & her bridesmaids started it out right with shots of cinnamon whiskey.
In another room Brad was also doing shots with his groomsman. Looking dapper in a nice suit, he headed out to the “First Look” of his Gorgeous & Glowing bride. Her dress was actually the very dress her mom had worn at her wedding some 30 years before. Having had it redesigned some for this occasion she looked FABULOUS! The location for the wedding was so beautiful with very elegant flowers perfectly placed by Leah Robb.
The ceremony was quick. After lots of pictures with family & the bridal party we headed to the beach for an extra gorgeous sunset. Brad picked her up & spun her with ease.
Was so fun witnessing their love for each other. Later at the reception they continued with keeping things traditional. The cake topper on the small cake was Brad’s parents cake topper at their wedding many, many years ago. Then Kaci & Brad drank from the very flute that Kaci’s parents had drank from at their wedding. With lots of famous faces in attendance it was an evening to remember. It came to a close with Kaci & Her bridesmaids dancing a special Hula dance that they had all learned. Was a Great Night!!!! Congrats to Kaci & Brad! Aloha


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Famous at The Fairmont Kea Lani Maui

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See more about Kaci & Brad’s wedding

September 20, 2013 - 2:47 PM Evonne & Darren Wong | U Me Us Studios - OMG, Jason Biggs and Jenny Mollen were guests at this wedding! So cool!

August 28, 2013 - 1:18 PM A Fairmont Kea Lani Maui Fairytale Wedding! ‹ Tad Craig PhotographyTad Craig Photography - […] See more images from Kaci & Brad’s wedding […]

September 2, 2014 - 12:58 PM Fairmont Kea Lani Maui Fairytale - […] See more images from Kaci & Brad’s wedding […]