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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.
             

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Finally after years & years, Nancy & Keith Marry!

OMG! Nancy & Keith have such an awesome story!
Having dated for a VERY long time, Keith has been deployed in Iraq for 4 tours & Afghanistan for 2 tours.
Keeping the faith that her fiance would remain safe after all that time in harms way, they retreated to Maui at The Westin Resort & Spa to finally say their “I Do’s” to one another.
Throughout the evening, passerby’s kept wishing them “Congratulations”.
When we walked through the pool bar area, everyone there started clapping! I got “chicken skin” from the reception they received. Very Cool!
Like all these people, I also want to say: “Congratulations & thank you so much for your service to this country!”
It was truly an honor being a part of it! Enjoy the pictures! Tad

Amanda & Dana’s Gorgeous wedding @ Olowalu Plantation Estate

With the two of them living in Dallas, Texas, it was an easy choice to come to Maui for their wedding as it is MUCH cooler here.
Another draw to Maui was that the groom’s mom is a school teacher in upcountry Maui. Debra at Matea Island Weddings had taken care of all the beautiful details including the awesome table set up.
Super Cool! The shot of Dana shaking hands with Chris the head sports caster at ESPN who was on property at the beginning of the shoot. The evening unfolded beautifully with a fabulous sunset. Check out the silhouette shot of the bridal party. Notice the air they are all getting & the heals all the ladies are wearing.
Really great wedding to cover with lots of candid moments. I wish them the very best!
Enjoy the images! Tad

August 4, 2011 - 5:17 AM Kim Fulkerson (mother of groom) - Thank you Tad! Great candid shots! What a beautiful couple inside and out!

August 3, 2011 - 6:05 PM Martha - Great pics of Amanda&Dana-love the group shot on the beach with them jumping up in the air-wonder how that was done!

August 3, 2011 - 5:09 PM Elizabeth Losito - Amazing pictures! The sunset picture of the Dana and Amanda is perfection!!

August 3, 2011 - 4:53 PM Mary Poli - Absolutely gorgeous!!!! Mary (mother of the bride)

August 3, 2011 - 4:09 PM Dana Heter - Thanks so much Tad. We love the pictures. Thanks for capturing our day with such ease. Your ability to work fast and achieve quality reduced our stress and let us enjoy our time with family and friends.

Jordan & Mark’s Kukahiko Estate Wedding

I first met Jordan & Mark late last fall when they were doing thier intial planning for their big day. Right away we connected & I knew their wedding was going to be so much fun. Being from Canada’s West Coast, it was remarkable that they had like 50 of their closest friends & family by their sides. The day unfolded beauitfully with soft clouds cooling the tempature & of course the location is totally gorgeous. Through out the evening they laughed & laughed & even shed a few tears.
Makena Weddings put this great event together & did a wonderful job!

Many Many Congratulations to the two of them! Enjoy the images. Tad