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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: Olowalu Plantation House

Stephanie & Will Dream come true at Olowalu Plantation House!

Thank you to all the vendors for making this wedding so memorable and spectacular!

Pastor: Tino Rosete

Video: Hawaii Video Memories

Ceremony Musician: Vance Koening

DJ: DJ Del of Maui Wedding DJ

Florist: Dellables

Makeup by Jessica Waite

Hair by Andrea Jacobs

Cake & Mini cakes: Cakes by JoAnn

Catering: Cafe O’Lei

Bar Service: Bars are US

Rental items: Pacific Isle Rentals

Coordination: Jackie Tanaka for Tropical Maui Weddings

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

Our Precious Favorite Italian Couple at Olowalu Plantation House!

Congratulations to Vanessa & Ricardo for their very beautiful & very fun wedding at The Olowalu Plantation House! Planning their wedding all the way from Italy was quite a challenge, but after months & months of planning & countless emails, the day arrived & Maui once again put on an amazing show with Stunning weather & a Gorgeous wedding location. In addition to the bride & groom coming from Italy, most of the family also traveled the long distance to be part of the festivities. Vanessa looked stunning in a sassy form fitting dress & OMG did she ever laugh & laugh & laugh. Actually everyone was just having such a good time soaking in the beauty of the day. I have lots of favorite shots, but especially love the last B&W shot in the post. That was just such a pure moment to capture as you can almost “FEEL” the love they have for each other! ENJOY the pics & again Congrats to Vanessa & Ricardo!

May 15, 2012 - 11:38 AM Tad - Thank you very much for your comment Cheryl.

May 13, 2012 - 9:20 AM Tia Mari - I love all of them!!!! You two look amazing. Love Tia Mari & Uncle Brent.

May 12, 2012 - 5:34 AM Cheryl Farnsworth - Absolutely beautiful pictures.

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!!!

Amanda & Dana’s Gorgeous wedding @ Olowalu Plantation Estate

With the two of them living in Dallas, Texas, it was an easy choice to come to Maui for their wedding as it is MUCH cooler here.
Another draw to Maui was that the groom’s mom is a school teacher in upcountry Maui. Debra at Matea Island Weddings had taken care of all the beautiful details including the awesome table set up.
Super Cool! The shot of Dana shaking hands with Chris the head sports caster at ESPN who was on property at the beginning of the shoot. The evening unfolded beautifully with a fabulous sunset. Check out the silhouette shot of the bridal party. Notice the air they are all getting & the heals all the ladies are wearing.
Really great wedding to cover with lots of candid moments. I wish them the very best!
Enjoy the images! Tad

August 4, 2011 - 5:17 AM Kim Fulkerson (mother of groom) - Thank you Tad! Great candid shots! What a beautiful couple inside and out!

August 3, 2011 - 6:05 PM Martha - Great pics of Amanda&Dana-love the group shot on the beach with them jumping up in the air-wonder how that was done!

August 3, 2011 - 5:09 PM Elizabeth Losito - Amazing pictures! The sunset picture of the Dana and Amanda is perfection!!

August 3, 2011 - 4:53 PM Mary Poli - Absolutely gorgeous!!!! Mary (mother of the bride)

August 3, 2011 - 4:09 PM Dana Heter - Thanks so much Tad. We love the pictures. Thanks for capturing our day with such ease. Your ability to work fast and achieve quality reduced our stress and let us enjoy our time with family and friends.