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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.
             

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Our most recent favorites moments at The Westin Maui Resort & Spa

Aloha Friday everyone!
I was just looking at some of my very favorite wedding images that I took recently at The Westin Maui Hotel Resort & Spa and I decided to share a few..Enjoy

Royal Lahaina Hotel + Kapalua Beach on Valentine’s Day!

Talk about excitement to say those magical two words ” I DO”! Nicole was just beaming from ear to ear from the moment I met her to the very end of the evening when we finished. The weather of course was just about PERFECT, & of course The Royal Lahaina had the perfect wedding location over looking the beauty of the Pacific Ocean. Kimo was the officiant & as always had them (& me), cracking up with his dry humor. Afterwards we left the hotel to find some intriguing places to shoot at. Found that “Intriguing place” in Kapalua with those Gorgeous trees. We continued our “photo trek” down on Kapalua Bay & mother nature delivered one “Perfect” sunset. Was such a pleasure working with them & capturing their love in pictures!
Thank you so much for letting me be part of your most special day! Aloha Tad

Coordinator: Jennifer Urig, Event Coordinator, The Royal Lahaina Resort
Ceremony Site: Villas Lawn, The Royal Lahaina Resort
Reception Site: The Royal Ocean Terrace Restaurant, The Royal Lahaina Resort
Hair and Makeup: Soleil Luna Salon
Officiant/Minister/Pastor: Rev. James (Kimo) Kirkman
Wedding Dress Designer: Casablanca Bridal
Suit Designer: Calvin Klein
Beach location: Kapalua

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Jim & Carrie’s Beautiful Maui White Rock Beach Wedding!

November 15, 2012 - 7:05 AM Carrie & Jim Brown - Our New Found Friend~ We met a friend just days before our special day. He was genuine, excited, and inspired to be a part of our day. His enthusiasm and equanimity gave relief to us both that we had invited a new friend into our life and to share our day that we will never forget. We wanted to let everyone know that if you're getting married, celebrating a special time, or cherishing unforgettable moments with the ones you love, you need to look no further than Tad Craig. He will capture all of your moments that you will treasure forever. Tad's vision and excitement for us made us feel we knew we had met the right person to bring our moment to canvas. The photos are unbelievable Tad! You captured our tears, our laughter, and our excitement! Thank you so much. You are our friend for life. Carrie & Jim

Kara & Albert’s Sweet Little Maui Wedding!

May 23, 2012 - 1:51 AM Kelly - Congrats!! Wishing the best for both of you and a lifetime of happiness. Can't wait to meet the new addition to the family. Take care. Beautiful wedding beautiful life.

May 22, 2012 - 10:38 AM Gail James - Beautiful wedding pictures. Best wishes to you both.

May 20, 2012 - 5:46 PM Lynda Hodson - OMG! What a gorgeous wedding!!! I am so happy for BOTH of you, but jealous that we are not there with you! Good luck to two of the greatest people I know! Love you, Aunt Lynda

May 20, 2012 - 11:54 AM Suzy Murray - SO beautiful! I couldn't be happier for both of you!

May 20, 2012 - 4:49 AM susie patterson - I couldn,t be more thrilled for my handsome son and I have such a beautiful, beautiful new daughter!

Erica & Jon’s Gorgeous International Maui Wedding!

Location, location location!

You know how you always hear that phrase? Well from the very first moment upon my arrival at The Gorgeous, Ocean Front Estate on Maui’s west side, I was amazed with its beauty. With the sound of the waves breaking almost at your feet & the Rich Color your eyes are feasting on, you are left stopped in your tracks. Of course both the Bride & groom were loving it as well. Jon’s family had just flown in from France & they to were soaking in the beauty of the day! Tori Rogers of Hawaiian Weddings had taken care of all the details with Dellables Flowers making their flowers magical! Dennis Derego took care of the ministry duties & finally after 7 years it was done & they were married. Enjoy the pictures & the Beauty of Maui.

Congrats to Erica & Jon & Many Mahalos for making me a part of your gorgeous day! Tad