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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 

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 Beach House

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!

Taniesha and James 10-10-10

This was of course, the very popular “in demand” 2010 date! A wedding to remember at The White Orchid Beach House! James had served in Iraq so it was very nice for me to be part of this touching ceremony and wedding. Taniesha was stunning on her special day and it shows! Their little son was awesome! Congratulations to the both of you!

November 11, 2010 - 6:57 PM Taniesha - Tad~ Thank you so much for making our day more memorable! You are such a great person and photographer. Your pictures make me feel beautiful and you captured my family in an amazing way. I don't know how else to express my gratitude. The words "Thank You" aren't enough. Sincerely, Taniesha

Paul & Ligon

Jennifer and Mark- Simply beautiful

October 1, 2010 - 10:46 AM Kelii - Aloha Tad, The site looks great. You are such a fantastic photographer. Wow. I am very impressed.