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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: White Orchid Wedding

Hannah & Tim’s ~ Their Perfect Wedding at Olowalu Plantation House

Upon arrival @ The Gorgeous Olowalu Plantation House, we were treated to a stunning venue put together by White Orchid Wedding.
The “rustic look” white flowers arrangements were very beautiful on all the tables ~ specially all the details on the vases!!! They had a hint of light pink and so many little details that were to die for!!! The arches, the wedding dress, the bridemaids dress, the dress hanger ( marked “bride” in metal) the sparkle shoes, her something blue, the groom colored socks, the delicious cake, the pink table clothes, the bouquets and the two little flower girls with their crowns… everything was perfect. Really!
They also had that BLUE~BLUE sky that we all love so much because it makes the prettiest background on all photos!
With all of Hannah’s bridesmaids hovering around making sure no details were overlooked, Hannah just looked radiant!
Hannah’s parents walked her down the aisle with tears in their eyes. It was very touching! Of course the little flower girls had to steal the show for a while, being “EXTRA CUTE” in front of all the guests.
Tim had a traditional breaking of the glass & sweet kiss to seal the deal. Very beautiful ceremony I must say! Maui again delivered a beautiful sunset! I especially enjoyed the fire show put on by Manutea Nui E. Wow! Was it ever AMAZING!
Congratulations to Hannah & Tim!
Enjoy the pictures & thank you much for letting me a part of your special day!

Wedding Coordinator: Bernie Freitas of White Orchid Wedding
Florals: Teresa Sena Designs
Caterer: Cafe O lei
Bartending Service: Maui Bars R Us

Manutea Nui E

Yuliya & Kevin Marry at Kapalua Bay

Yuliya & Kevin had such a sweet little ceremony with just two friends & her parents in attendance. The bride was looking positively stunning with a GIANT smile across her face the entire evening. With Kapalua Bay as the back drop they said their “I Do’s” & then asked to go to the rocks in front of Merrimans’s Restaurant. With her stilettos on she easily jumped from rock to rock enjoying the scenery & married life. Very fun couple to photograph as their joy was written all over their faces. Enjoy the pictures!

February 9, 2012 - 1:11 PM carolee higashino - A sweet day in Kapalua! Thank you for sharing the images Tad! Great photos!

Faith & William Maui Portrait Sneak Peak!

January 23, 2012 - 5:32 PM Faith Harjes - Tad...this is such a fun video! Thank you for everything! It was such a pleasure to work with and you took such beautiful, special pictures that we will treasure our whole lives!

January 23, 2012 - 5:25 PM William Harjes - Awesome video of our wedding photos!!!

Christa & Tom’s Hoot of a wedding!

OMG! Imediately upon my arrival @ Hotel Wailea I was cracking up with the groom & his groomsman. After doing some gorgeous pictures with the bride we left for the famous White Orchid Beach House in Makena. We were treated to Teresa Senas’s beautiful flowers which decorated just about every where. The evening went by in a snap as it was just so fun working with everyone. My favorite pictures are the natural light pictures of the two of them on the beach. I love the LOOK she is giving Tom in those pictures! White Orchid Wedding did a super fabulous job on putting this beauitful wedding together.
ENJOY & Congrats to Christa & Tom

Lori & Brian score the perfect evening for their Makena Wedding

The very first picture of the evening is of the Groom’s dad who just tried on the WRONG pair of pants. Check out his reaction. It’s hilarious! Lori & Brian & about 35 guests came all the way from Washington DC to have their wedding at the White Orchid Beach House in Makana Maui. The weather was perfect as clouds blanketed the sky during the afternoon & then the Spectacular sun showing it self at sunset.
Al Terry was the officiant for their nuptials & of course had everyone, (myself included) cracking up. Lori & Brian continued this practice of cracking up through out the evening. Super fun group of people to work with.
Congratualtions to the both of them. Enjoy the pictures. Tad

April 13, 2011 - 4:25 PM Terry Skeesick - One of the most beautiful wedding locations ever! A perfect wedding with great people. Loved every moment! Pictures are absolutely factastic!

April 12, 2011 - 7:11 PM Kent Dahlgren - Man that was a beautiful wedding. Honored to be a part of it!

April 12, 2011 - 1:32 PM Bill & Tommy - This really was a magical wedding - so glad to share in your special day.

April 12, 2011 - 10:19 AM Lori Brisnehan - Tad, I love these pictures!! Thank you so much for being so fun to work with and making it such a great experience!