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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.
             

Category Archives: Maui’s Beautiful Beaches

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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Jay weeps when he sees his Gorgeous Bride for the First Time @ Four Seasons Maui

So we had planned on having a “First Look” of Jay seeing his bride for the first time before the wedding.
WOW, was that ever a special moment as he turned & finally saw his Gorgeous Bride in her INCREDIBLE dress! He immediately began to cry & Janelle, seeing this, wrapped her loving arms around him. They both enjoyed this most special moment together.
The Wedding of course was stunning as Karen from The Four Seasons Resort Maui had taken care of all the details.
With the Judge signing the license it was oficial! “Mr & Mrs. Jay Clavio”!
They were constantly laughing with their family and a few of their most important friends & that makes for Great Pictures! The beautiful background of Wailea Beach & Superb sunset made for perfect close to the day!

Thank you so much for making me a part of your special day & CONGRATULATIONS to Jenelle and Jay!

Aloha Tad

Wedding Location: Four Seasons Maui Resort & Spa
Wedding Coordinator: Karen Lincoln
Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Cake: Four Seasons Maui Pastry Dept.
Harpist: Heavenly Harps

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

Krista & Dieter’s Gorgeous Four Seasons Maui Wedding!

Upon ariving @ The Gorgeous Four Season Resort & Spa, I was welcomed by an excited and a little nervous bride.
Coming from Canada, Krista & Dieter were enjoying every moment of their beaufitul wedding day with their families & some of their closest friends. Blue skies & light trade winds made for a perfect backdrop to say their vows to each other!
Tino Rosete performed a beautiful ceremony! Of course The Four Seasons Resort & Spa provided an exceptional location with gorgeous views. Later on, Dieter took his new wife hand & walked on Wailea Beach laughing & soaking in the beauty of the moment! They were treated to a wonderful Maui Sunset that evening.
Congratulations to them & their new life together.

Enjoy the Pictures!
Many Mahalos Tad

March 3, 2012 - 8:49 PM Photographers Maui - The Maui Oceanfront Half Marathon (MOhM) starts on Front St. in .... I can't wait to hear how it goes and see all the gorgeous pictures!

My friend Art windsurfing HUGE waves in Kuau, Maui

February 9, 2012 - 1:09 PM carolee higashino - This shot is incredible!!!