Tad Craig Photography
Charismatic Maui Wedding and Elopement Photographer Extraordinaire, specializing in Epic Honeymoon Adventures & Engagements. Love sweet family gatherings too.
Maui Wedding & Elopement Photographer Extraordinaire is very appreciative for stopping here to look at my work, getting to know me & discover my passion!
I am so excited to say that I have actually made this photography career my life’s work as this is now my Twenty Second Year as a Maui Professional Photographer. With all these years invested in my career I am more excited then ever before on not only continuing to learn as much as much as I can, but continuing to grow to become the very best wedding photographer I can be.
With all these years of experience I have developed into what I believe is a pretty well rounded photographer. Subsequently it has allowed me to be comfortable shooting in a variety of different ways to create candid, colorful & poignant images that you will cherish every day! Above all, connecting with my clients while bringing great energy and fun while focused on creating gorgeous imagery is crucial to the success of the day.
PHOTOGRAPHING in a combination of different ways including using shallow and/or full depth of field, using soft natural light or utilizing off camera lighting. depends on the particular shot that I am creating at the moment to decide on how to shoot it. utilizing a plethora of different fixed/zoom lenses & great off camera lighting gives me tremendous flexibility in shooting styles.
Making Your Day Amazing
Most important to me is making your wedding story amazing in every way I can. It starts when we first communicate all the way to final delivery of the images or albums. I love great communication with my clients & encourage you to communicate your ideas or questions you may have. I promise to show up on time prepared & ready to shoot with tons of energy & vigor. Making your experience as great as the quality of the images & backing that up with great service!
Available for travel to destination weddings world wide, engagement sessions, same sex weddings, adventurous elopements.
Also your mom will LOVE ME!
My Photography Style
Growing up amongst the 14,000 peaks of Telluride, Colorado, I developed a early love of beautiful vistas & dramatic backgrounds. My favorite photographer when I was a kid, was a local Tellurider named Ace Kavale who regularly appeared in the pages of National Geographic & did most of the images in the Patagonia Catalogs. His epic adventures & stunning landscapes helped shaped my future!
Still to this day as a Maui Wedding & Elopement Photographer, I love creating the epic big picture landscapes with my clients as they have traveled all the way to Hawaii for this. In addition though, My style is creating Bold, Vibrant, Crisp & Clean Images that Pop with Color & have a Timeless Quality. Creating imagery with a dab of fashion & an abundance of emotion! I search constantly for those candid natural moments, as they are gold! My ability to easily connect with my clients using a friendly & very professional approach all the while keeping people relaxed & at ease. Using creative techniques & great gear, a combo of natural lighting & off camera lighting I am to create imagery that stands the test of time. LETS GET CREATIVE!
Practical Wedding Advice from a Pro
Wedding Day Priorities
Focus on Family! Perhaps one of the most important aspects of any event/wedding is that this is the one time that everyone has finally gotten together. Making sure we spend quality time creating imagery that is inclusive of everyone & captures all the important relationships means everything!
Focus on Creativity! In Documenting your important event, creating imagery that not only represents the day, but also doing it expressive, interesting & unique ways. This is so IMPORTANT to me to look at each scene with fresh eyes & from up close & far away.
Focus on FUN! With all the build up to the big day, making sure that you actually have fun & laugh & ENJOY your day is everything! I encourage everyone to have fun & be themselves. When people actually just be themseves, the very best & most organic images are created!
Focus on Candid! So important that the imagery we create reflects on who you are. Always encouraging my clients to just have fun & be them selves. My favorite moments ar those natural moments that just happened. Of course if needed I will gladly help setup an images to make it better. Of course always I am searching for the Great Big Grand Image, that you will want to hang on to your walls, but also not forgeting the small but imporatnt details that helped make your day so special!
Focus on Communication! I love great communication with my clients. Of course as a pro photographer I have thousands of shots that I love to do, but this is your wedding & your DREAMS. My job is to LISTEN to you & capture moments & images that reflect what you want & who you are! I encourage you to come up with a list of MUST HAVE’s & important family/friend/wedding party images. I will also encourage you to have a point woman/man who has a list & can help gather all these important people to timely get all the images done.
Focus on Timing! Generally your coordinator will have figured this out, but it is so important to stay on track as there are many other vendors all relying on the timeline to make the event a success. My job as a Maui Wedding & Elopement Photographer is to get the shots all the while keeping in tune with the timing of the event so all details & timing marks are met.
Read What My Amazing Clients Are Saying
Alex & Andrew
Alex Lianne and I can’t thank Tad Craig enough for photographing our wedding at the Hyatt Regency in Maui! He truly did a remarkable job. Last summer, my (now) wife, Alex Lianne and I debated for weeks whether to get a professional photographer or fly in a semi-professional friend to shoot our destination wedding in Maui. We quickly discovered that he checked all the boxes that we were looking for. What further impressed me was when we contacted him, he was quick to schedule a meeting to get a feel for what we were looking for, which turned into a Facetime call. On the day of the wedding, Tad really did a great job in maximizing the time we had with him while keeping everyone calm, comfortable, and focused. Thank you Tad for making this special day extra memorable
Carissa & Alex
Well Carissa and I can’t say enough about how we loved having Tad at our wedding. It was such an amazing experience have someone who is so dedicated to the profession and has amazing eye for details. I would recommend Tad to anybody anywhere anytime if you want an A+ experience,yeah! Thank you Tad For capturing such a special memory Carrissa and I are so happy with we chose you!
Lindsay & Xavier
Tad Craig shot our beautiful wedding at the White Orchid Beach House in Maui and we can’t say enough positive things about his work! He was so professional, very personable, and made us feel comfortable in front of the camera. In addition to that, we got all the shots we wanted and more! The teaser photos we received or beyond amazing, as he knows exactly how to capture the moment, the emotion, and the beautiful scenery just perfectly! We can’t thank him enough for our photos! Don’t look any further if you’re trying to find the perfect photographer for your wedding cause he is it!
Bianca & Jordan
Tad was our photographer for our special day! He was recommended by our friends in San Jose, CA when we told them we were getting married in Maui. They too got married and Maui and had Tad as their photographer. I am so glad he was recommended to us because he was so nice and professional! He made me feel at ease and did such a great job capturing our special moments throughout the day. My absolute favorite pictures from Tad are his portraits with the beautiful scenery! If it wasn’t for my husband getting sick from his sun burn, we would have got into our get ups again after the wedding to take more picture on the beach and his famous picture on the rocks with beautiful sunsets! Those picture of his are breath taking and speak to me and give me all the feels! All in all, Tad and his assistant Marie Claude were great, and we would highly recommend them. Also, the process of booking Tad and his online payment system made things so much easier! Thanks Tad! Mr. and Mrs. Epperson