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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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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

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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!

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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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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