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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.
             

Category Archives: Island Wedding Memories

~~Keely & Konrad, Steal away to Maui for their Nuptials~~~

Their choices were: either have a GIANT full blown wedding in California, OR steal away just the two of them & do it here in Maui! They chose the later not even inviting their five children. They wanted it Simple & Beautiful & Romantic & Amazing!
Maui did not disapoint them, as the evening was perfect!
With Vance doing the honnors, on a secluded hawaiian beach, they said their “I DO’s” to each other & laughed & enjoyed EVERY Single Moment! (Of course the bottle of Veuve Cliquot Ponsardin Champagne helped as well.) I loved that they were so playful with each other & 100% connected. My favorite pics are near the end with them sitting on the rocks. Gorgeous! After their departure from the south side, their limo wisked them off to Mama’s Fish House for their first dinner as Mr. & Mrs!
Congrats to Keely & Konrad!

TEN years in the making & Ileana and Dax finally Marry!

From earlier conversations with the coordinator I knew this wedding was going to be “Super Fabulous”! I just did not know HOW “Super Fabulous” it actually was going to be.
Ileana & Dax had been dating for ten years and have a three year old daughter. She had bought her AMAZING dress, three years earlier, and had kept it hidden from her husband for all that time.
Living in Las Vegas, their busy lifestyle had not permited them to get married sooner & finally the day came to say “I DO”!
With about 60 of their closest friends & family, they said their nuptials to each other. The evening was beautiful with soft clouds making the light easy to work with & comfortable as everyone enjoyed the evening. Their little girl was SO Cute. She constantly was doing little “cute” things which made for great photos.
Their sunset they scored was also amazing.
Leah Robb of Island Wedding Memories not only coordinated the evenings events, but also made all the incredible flowers that adorned the tables.

Enjoy the pictures & Congrats to Ileana & Dax!

Ten years in the making & Ileana & Dax finally Marry (DETAIL PIX)

Jennifer & Mike’s Intimate Maui Wedding

This was a great little wedding up at Gannon’s Restaurant overlooking the pacific. The lighting was especially beautiful & of course the bride was positively “glowing”. Jennifer’s bubbly personality was especially contagious & both her & Mike had me cracking up all the time. Enjoy the shots & big congratulations to Jennifer & Mike!

Ampy & Jahmal FINALLY get married!!!!

Ampy & Jahmal did things in reverse. They settled down, had two kids & after 12 years decided it was time to have the wedding of their dreams! They planned a beautiful wedding at Sugarmans Plantation house in Makena Maui. With every detail in place, Ampy’s mom walked her down the isle & gave her away. While their two kids looked on, Ampy & Jahmal repeated their nuptuals & sealed the deal. The evening of their wedding was gorgeous with soft light (LOVE IT). After sunset they made an arousing entrance directly into their first dance. Soon after Jahmal danced with his mom. They both sang the song they danced to while mom tapped him on the chest in a since giving him away. It was very emotional watching it!!!
That night I shot about 1500 images so here is just a small sample of images.
Many, many Congratulations to Ampy & Jahmal on a fantastic wedding. It was truely a pleasure working with the two of you & your families!!!
Enjoy the pics!!!

September 6, 2010 - 9:17 AM lee - Wow the photos are gorgeous ! What an amazing time we had. Thanks for sharing!

September 4, 2010 - 5:01 AM Sudan - I had a ball!! The pics were niiiice!! Congrats again

September 3, 2010 - 2:13 PM David K. Armstrong - Two words! Absolutely Magnificent!

September 3, 2010 - 8:43 AM Derrick - Haha! Spellcheck! absolutely amazing!!! I know there's more to see. I need a copy!!!

September 3, 2010 - 8:42 AM Derrick - The photos are absolutley amazing!!!!

September 2, 2010 - 2:12 PM Rene'e - There are no words.......Fantabulous(I just made that up....lol) but it fits......Much Love to the both of you, God has truly bless you so, stay faithful to him and to each other. Smooches Auntie Rene'e.

September 1, 2010 - 1:08 PM Genise Crockett - As I looked at these picture in total glory and praise it gave me nothing but joy to see you two finally come together as one! I shed tears just knowing what a wonderful event I missed but I was there in spirit. I LOVE YOU BOTH! MISS YOU MUCH.. HUGS & KISSES! Your Favorite Cuz!

September 1, 2010 - 6:21 AM Kelvin Golden - Oh my! Amp and J, I'm so dissapointed I missed your special day, your pictures are truly amazing and vibrant. I love the detail of everything, from the ambience to your wedding attire. I must admit I'm laughing at the garter photo, with my man holding drink in one hand and cigar in the other. Too funny! You Two are truly a CLASS ACT and know how to deliver an event!!! Much Love to the both of you, KG P.S. Your gift should be arrivng soon!

September 1, 2010 - 1:54 AM Christie Maddox - Breath taking...............! These photos are absolutely fabulous and really captured the beauty of their wedding day experience.

August 31, 2010 - 4:06 PM Joe Cortez - p.s. the photos came out spectacular!

August 31, 2010 - 4:05 PM Joe Cortez - Hi Tad, this is Joe with Next Level Entertainment...we were the entertainment company that provided the MC and DJ service for Jahmal and Ampy's wedding. I was wondering if we would be able to utilize some of your photos of the bride and groom dancing etc. on our website, www.nextlevelweddings.net We are trying to showcase the Next Level wedding experience vs our equipment etc... We would like to include the photo on the mainpage of our website through our scrolling gallery. Let me know if its possible. I understand if can't be done. Thank you! Joe Cortez