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Tad Craig Photography bio picture

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.
             

Yearly Archives: 2011

Faith & William Maui Portrait Sneak Peak!

January 23, 2012 - 5:32 PM Faith Harjes - Tad...this is such a fun video! Thank you for everything! It was such a pleasure to work with and you took such beautiful, special pictures that we will treasure our whole lives!

January 23, 2012 - 5:25 PM William Harjes - Awesome video of our wedding photos!!!

Kelly & Thomas have a Great Story!

Check this out for a romantic story. They actually met in 1998 on New Years Eve & lost touch until years later. That quick meeting though had a lasting impresion though as years later, Thomas confessed his love for her. Exactly to the very day, ELEVEN YEARS later, Kelly & Thomas went out for their FIRST date on New Years EVE. Since then they have been inseparable. Their wedding was gorgeous, as they had rented this SUPER SWEET house on Maui’s west side with ALL of their really important people in attendance. As soon as the “I DO’s” were said the “PARTY WAS ON”! Look for the second rainbow picture. That is actually a “MOON BOW” as it was totally dark out. Congrats to Kelly & Thomas! Enjoy the Images!

Lucy & Sy’s Fantastic Hyatt Resort Maui Wedding!

Upon arrival at The Beautiful Hyatt Regency on Kaanapali Beach, I was greeted to a very radiant & excited bride.
The weather was perfect & her wedding venue covered in gorgeous purple flowers. Her fiance, Sy, was cool, quiet & relaxed as she finally walked up the isle. Their wedding was short, beautiful & very moving. They both had written their own vows & Sy’s were especially meaningful!
The backdrop of the Lanai & the pacific ocean was stunning! I wish Lucy & Sy the very best as they enjoy their new life together.
Enjoy the pics! Aloha

November 2, 2011 - 7:07 PM Lucy Ochoa - Thanks Tad we loved working with you! and we love our pictures!!!

November 1, 2011 - 3:40 AM Pete and Josie - Beautiful wedding and stunning pictures!! Congratulations

When its right, its RIGHT! Teresa & Alan marry on her DREAM BEACH!

Teresa & Alan’s story is awesome.
They actually haven’t dated each other for all that long, but there connection being SO TIGHT, they both knew they were perfect for each other!
When they first talked about marriage, she expressed her dream of getting married on her favorite Hawaiian beach. Alan of course agreed that they HAD to marry on Hulopoe Beach on Lanai.
In the early planning they were not going to even have a photographer. She happened to come across my work & then told her Maui friend, Andrea, about this photographer she had found. Her friend asked who it was & she laughed when she heard my name. Andrea is a friend of mine for some 25 years. It was meant to be!!!
Finally the day of wedding came & was it ever SPECTACULAR!
Upon ariving at The Beautiful Four Seasons Manele Bay in Lanai, I was treated to the joy of two madly in love people SO EXCITED to marry each other. With just 12 friends there (five of which were my friends) they said their “I Do’s” & jumped & laughed & cried & kissed!
The whole expereince was very moving & totally beautiful!
Enjoy the pics & congrats to Teresa & Alan!!
Tad

September 30, 2011 - 7:44 PM Bj Thomsen - Beautiful! Congratulations you two.

Andrea & Scott’s Hawaiian Wedding

Being from Calgary,Canada; Andrea & Scott wanted a beautiful tropical wedding. Merriman’s Restaurant, sitting on beautiful Kapalua Bay did not disappoint them!
With the sun shining brightly & the brillant colors sparkling, they said their “I Do’s” to each other & immediately started the celebrations. With all of their guests coming from Calgary as well the party was on!!! My very favorite shots are the last two posted to the blog.
I love the candidness of that moment as they walk towards me laughing with each other. Congratulations to the two of them.
I wish them the very best.
A Hui Ho. Tad