About Tad Craig

Tad & Cory Kissing on their wedding day
Maui Wedding Photographer, Tad Craig
Maui Wedding Photographer gets married

Greetings & Thank you so much for visiting!

GUESS WHAT? I got married to the LOVE of my Life, and it was positively THE BEST day of my life! Cory and I had just under a hundred family & friends in attendance at the most gorgeous location. The Hui No Eau in upcountry Maui.  On a perfectly overcast cool day we got to say our I Do’s & celebrate for nearly TEN HOURS!

I was born in Aspen, Colorado, but moved when I was just six years old to Telluride, Colorado. In Telluride, we had a very unique school that had an amazing ski program that allowed us ski racers to spend most of our days (about 150 days a year) skiing. My love for the mountains and all their beauty shaped my life. For high school graduation, my stepfather gave me a Nikon FE2 camera, which unbeknownst to me, would later become the instrument that would dictate my life.  Growing up in the mountains you become accustomed to seeing the most magical moments and incredible vistas. One local Telluride Photographer in particular, Ace Kavale, was most influential in my pursuing photography as his photos captured the richest and vibrant moments of the mountains and sporting life we all lived. His photos regularly graced the pages of The Patagonia Catalog and I was hooked.

Throughout college and into the future, I pursued my adventurous life of windsurfing, mountain biking, skiing, rock climbing, and a host of other adrenaline sports. In 1994 I moved to Maui and fell in LOVE with everything I saw. Hawaii is absolutely one of the most jaw-dropping locations in the world.  It offers so many incredibly beautiful vistas and amazing moments that you can’t believe they are actually real! It was seeing all this beauty that got me in the darkroom at The Hui No Eau Arts Center, where I worked tirelessly to print my B&W manually in a dark room. This was the time in my life when my love and natural connection with photography captivated me so greatly and defined my future. Now it has been 19 years here on Maui working as a Wedding and Portrait Photographer, and the excitement about my craft has remained just as strong as it was all of those years ago creating with that old manual camera.

Photography is a career where experience counts, one where learning and becoming better is paramount to being the best! I am so excited about the path my photography journey has taken, and how it has resulted in growth to a standard of perfection and creativity that I commit to each and every time.

My mission every time is to not only wow my clients with gorgeous imagery but to do it candidly and real. I consistently use all of the knowledge I have learned over the years to create images that tell YOUR STORY! I document your most important moments with great care, vast experience, and enthusiasm and it is not only an honor for me but deeply personal. I absolutely love the genuine connections and friendships that transpire from being in the midst of such powerful moments. These moments become the foundations of people’s lives and I truly cherish and value that, it means everything to me!

I’ll tell you a story of one particular family & what the pictures meant to them. It was actually a thirty year vow renewal on the beach at Five Palms in South Maui. I had developed a really nice repore with the bride & she had told me that originally her & her husband had got married in a courthouse with just a few people watching. For THIRTY YEARS she dreamed of having an actual wedding with her now grown kids standing with her & ALL of her most important people in attendance. Was one of those magical days with a gorgeous sunset & her grown sons weeping as they hugged & congratulated them. Truly heart stopping to witness this! Later that evening after the sunset had completely slipped behind the horizon, I was showing her images on the back of the camera & she was crying & holding me & thanking me for capturing her dream in images! This is exactly why I LOVE MY JOB!!!

 

Gratitude

I am very thankful for all my many many clients & the kind words that they leave for me. November 2018 I reached what I think is a very important milestone with 100+ FIVE STAR REVIEWS on theknot.com & then  later theBEST of Weddings 2019″ on theknot.com. This is the Eight Time I have won this award.

More recognition came from Weddingwire.com with the “Couple Choice 2019”, making it the Ninth time I have won this award.  Of course earning these awards is exciting, but more IMPORTANTLY this recognition backs up the entire reason in WHY I do this & LOVE this so much.

Providing not only an Amazing Experience, to my clients, Gorgeous Imagery, but also backed up by quality service each & every single time! That is my mission!

THANK YOU for choosing Tad Craig Photography! 

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Love my job! Probably my very most favorite thing to photograph is surprise engagements! That moment when the surpriseeee realizes their life is changing!  #mauiengagement #mauiphotographer #mauiengagementphotographer #mauiphotography #engagementphotos #mauiengagementphotography #maui #waileaphotographer #hawaiiphotographer #mauiweddingphotographer #mauiwedding #mauiphotographers  #mauicouplephotography  #mauieventphotographer  #mauiengagementsession #mauicouple

Love my job! Probably my very most favorite thing to photograph is surprise engagements! That moment when the surpriseeee realizes their life is changing!

#mauiengagement #mauiphotographer #mauiengagementphotographer #mauiphotography #engagementphotos #mauiengagementphotography #maui #waileaphotographer #hawaiiphotographer #mauiweddingphotographer #mauiwedding #mauiphotographers #mauicouplephotography #mauieventphotographer #mauiengagementsession #mauicouple
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Photoshoot with this lovely.........And all the colors of the rainbow 🌈  #creativeshoot #photography #creativephotography #creative #portraits #photoshoot #fashion #model #portraitphotography #photooftheday #photographer #creativity #makeup #modeling #creativeportraits #beauty #instagram  #style

Photoshoot with this lovely.........And all the colors of the rainbow 🌈

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Last nights Maui sunset in 13 seconds!  Maui No Ka Oi  #maui #hawaii #mauihawaii #aloha #luckywelivehawaii #mauilife #mauinokaoi #ocean #sunset #love #beach #surf #islandlife #mauiphotographer

Last nights Maui sunset in 13 seconds!

Maui No Ka Oi

#maui #hawaii #mauihawaii #aloha #luckywelivehawaii #mauilife #mauinokaoi #ocean #sunset #love #beach #surf #islandlife #mauiphotographer
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Congrats to a at Siena & Mike tying the knot at the dreamy Sheraton Maui. With family and friends they celebrated amongst the sound of big pounding waves. Thanks to @adreamweddingmaui for planning this wedding to Perfection!👌🏼💍!  #mauiwedding #mauiweddingphotographer #maui #mauiweddings #mauiphotographer #destinationwedding #mauiweddingvenue #mauiweddingplanner #mauiweddingphotography #hawaiiphotographer #mauihawaii #lahainawedding #hawaii #wedding #hawaiiweddings #mauievents

Congrats to a at Siena & Mike tying the knot at the dreamy Sheraton Maui. With family and friends they celebrated amongst the sound of big pounding waves. Thanks to @adreamweddingmaui for planning this wedding to Perfection!👌🏼💍!

#mauiwedding #mauiweddingphotographer #maui #mauiweddings #mauiphotographer #destinationwedding #mauiweddingvenue #mauiweddingplanner #mauiweddingphotography #hawaiiphotographer #mauihawaii #lahainawedding #hawaii #wedding #hawaiiweddings #mauievents
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Be silly. Be fun. Be different. Be crazy. Be you because life is too short to be anything but Happy!  #mauisunset #maui #sunset #mauihawaii #hawaii #mauilife #mauinokaoi #hawaiisunset #mauibeach #hawaiilife #mauiphotographer #visitmaui #hawaiistagram #sunsetphotography #mauivacation #kihei  #aloha #mauiphotography #mauisunsets #mauiliving #visithawaii #mauistyle #beach  #luckywelivehawaii #mauiviews #luckywelivemaui #travel

Be silly. Be fun. Be different. Be crazy. Be you because life is too short to be anything but Happy!

#mauisunset #maui #sunset #mauihawaii #hawaii #mauilife #mauinokaoi #hawaiisunset #mauibeach #hawaiilife #mauiphotographer #visitmaui #hawaiistagram #sunsetphotography #mauivacation #kihei #aloha #mauiphotography #mauisunsets #mauiliving #visithawaii #mauistyle #beach #luckywelivehawaii #mauiviews #luckywelivemaui #travel
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He said, "If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to a hundred minus one day, so I would never have to live a day without you!"~Winnie the Pooh  Congrats to Temako & Earl who said their vows in a wild ceremony of gorgeous sun and blustery showers. Four separate times the rain came & went within a minute or two  and no rain was going to dampen these twos big moment to confess their love to each other in front of their family and friends!  What an amazing story these two have & I was so glad to be apart of it. Later @djront808 rocked the tunes & they rocked the dance floor!  #mauiwedding #mauiweddingphotographer #maui #hawaiiwedding #mauiweddings #mauiphotographer #destinationwedding #mauiweddingvenue #mauiweddingplanner #mauiweddingphotography #hawaiiphotographer #mauihawaii #hawaiiweddingphotographer  #hawaii  #wedding #mauiengagementphotographer #hawaiiweddings  #mauievents #mauiweddingvenues  #mauieventvenue

He said, "If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to a hundred minus one day, so I would never have to live a day without you!"~Winnie the Pooh

Congrats to Temako & Earl who said their vows in a wild ceremony of gorgeous sun and blustery showers. Four separate times the rain came & went within a minute or two and no rain was going to dampen these twos big moment to confess their love to each other in front of their family and friends! What an amazing story these two have & I was so glad to be apart of it. Later @djront808 rocked the tunes & they rocked the dance floor!

#mauiwedding #mauiweddingphotographer #maui #hawaiiwedding #mauiweddings #mauiphotographer #destinationwedding #mauiweddingvenue #mauiweddingplanner #mauiweddingphotography #hawaiiphotographer #mauihawaii #hawaiiweddingphotographer #hawaii #wedding #mauiengagementphotographer #hawaiiweddings #mauievents #mauiweddingvenues #mauieventvenue
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Congrats to all the cyclists racing up Haleakala last weekend. Was amazing witnessing all these riders give there all to make it to the top. The fastest rider climbed 10,023 feet in 3 hour 4 minutes with the last finishers summiting about 6 hours 30 minutes!
Probably my most favorite finisher was Angela  who literally was crying as she crossed the line and the emotion of finishing was written all across her face. The important thing was that she persevered and met her goal of finishing. Congrats to everyone!🚴🏻‍♂️🏆💙👍🏼  #roadbike #cycling #westmauiloop #mauicycling #mauimtb #mauicyclery #haleakala

Congrats to all the cyclists racing up Haleakala last weekend. Was amazing witnessing all these riders give there all to make it to the top. The fastest rider climbed 10,023 feet in 3 hour 4 minutes with the last finishers summiting about 6 hours 30 minutes!
Probably my most favorite finisher was Angela who literally was crying as she crossed the line and the emotion of finishing was written all across her face. The important thing was that she persevered and met her goal of finishing. Congrats to everyone!🚴🏻‍♂️🏆💙👍🏼

#roadbike #cycling #westmauiloop #mauicycling #mauimtb #mauicyclery #haleakala
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Congrats toJo & Brad celebrating ten years married Was terrific meeting your whole family & a gorgeous evening at your favorite beach in Hawaii. Thanks for having me be apart of your vow renewal. 💍🌴❤️🌺  #mauiwedding #mauiweddingphotographer #maui #hawaiiwedding #mauiweddings #mauiphotographer #destinationwedding #mauiweddingvenue #mauiweddingplanner #mauiweddingphotography #hawaiiphotographer #mauihawaii #hawaiiweddingphotographer #lahainawedding #hawaii  #wedding #mauiengagementphotographer #hawaiiweddings  #mauievents #mauiweddingvenues  #mauifamilyphotographer  #hawaiiweddingplanner

Congrats toJo & Brad celebrating ten years married Was terrific meeting your whole family & a gorgeous evening at your favorite beach in Hawaii. Thanks for having me be apart of your vow renewal. 💍🌴❤️🌺

#mauiwedding #mauiweddingphotographer #maui #hawaiiwedding #mauiweddings #mauiphotographer #destinationwedding #mauiweddingvenue #mauiweddingplanner #mauiweddingphotography #hawaiiphotographer #mauihawaii #hawaiiweddingphotographer #lahainawedding #hawaii #wedding #mauiengagementphotographer #hawaiiweddings #mauievents #mauiweddingvenues #mauifamilyphotographer #hawaiiweddingplanner
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"The Best gifts in the world are not in the material objects one can buy from the store, but in the memories we make with the ones we LOVE!"~ Amanda Borgarsinov 
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Perhaps my biggest joy of getting to be a creative for a living, (other then being apart of the best moments of peoples lives) is the sheer JOY it brings to them when they see the images! Just the other day my clients from the Montage told me they cried tears of happiness when they say the images! I mean seriously this is what it is all about!  I am so humbled & grateful for all the other vendors who shine so brightly at what they do adding to the magic!  Let me not forget all my amazing clients who have believed and trusted me to deliver the goods that they have dreamed about!  So excited for the coming year getting creative, delivering magic and making my clients cry tears of happiness!  •
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#mauiweddingphotography #Weddingphotography #mauiwedding #weddingphotographyideas #weddingphotographyinspiration #brideandgroom #photoshoot #weddingphoto #weddingdress #weddingday #engagement #weddingphotographer #bridal #bridetobe #weddingplanner #weddings #weddinginspiration

"The Best gifts in the world are not in the material objects one can buy from the store, but in the memories we make with the ones we LOVE!"~ Amanda Borgarsinov






Perhaps my biggest joy of getting to be a creative for a living, (other then being apart of the best moments of peoples lives) is the sheer JOY it brings to them when they see the images! Just the other day my clients from the Montage told me they cried tears of happiness when they say the images! I mean seriously this is what it is all about!

I am so humbled & grateful for all the other vendors who shine so brightly at what they do adding to the magic! Let me not forget all my amazing clients who have believed and trusted me to deliver the goods that they have dreamed about!

So excited for the coming year getting creative, delivering magic and making my clients cry tears of happiness!




#mauiweddingphotography #Weddingphotography #mauiwedding #weddingphotographyideas #weddingphotographyinspiration #brideandgroom #photoshoot #weddingphoto #weddingdress #weddingday #engagement #weddingphotographer #bridal #bridetobe #weddingplanner #weddings #weddinginspiration
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https://tadcraigphotography.com/project/best-maui-wedding-photography-extraordinaire/  Haven't shared my new gallery featured on my website. Enjoy  #mauiwedding #mauiweddingphotographer #maui #hawaiiwedding #mauiweddings #mauiphotographer #destinationwedding #mauiweddingvenue #mauiweddingplanner #mauiweddingphotography #hawaiiphotographer #mauihawaii #hawaiiweddingphotographer #lahainawedding #hawaii #waileaphotographer #wedding #mauiengagementphotographer #hawaiiweddings #lahainaweddings #mauievents #mauiweddingvenues #lahainaloft #mauifamilyphotographer #lahainaevents #hawaiiweddingplanner #lahainaeventspace #mauieventspace #lahainaeventvenue #mauieventvenue

https://tadcraigphotography.com/project/best-maui-wedding-photography-extraordinaire/

Haven't shared my new gallery featured on my website. Enjoy

#mauiwedding #mauiweddingphotographer #maui #hawaiiwedding #mauiweddings #mauiphotographer #destinationwedding #mauiweddingvenue #mauiweddingplanner #mauiweddingphotography #hawaiiphotographer #mauihawaii #hawaiiweddingphotographer #lahainawedding #hawaii #waileaphotographer #wedding #mauiengagementphotographer #hawaiiweddings #lahainaweddings #mauievents #mauiweddingvenues #lahainaloft #mauifamilyphotographer #lahainaevents #hawaiiweddingplanner #lahainaeventspace #mauieventspace #lahainaeventvenue #mauieventvenue
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Five palms Maui ...

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away!"~ Maya Angelou  Went to the mountain the other day with my family & sitting there watching this sunset unfold before our eyes literally took our breath away. This Timelapse just under 1200 images. 🔥🔥🔥  #mauisunset #maui #sunset #mauihawaii #hawaii #mauilife #mauinokaoi #hawaiisunset #mauibeach #hawaiilife #mauiphotographer #visitmaui #hawaiistagram #sunsetphotography #mauivacation #kihei  #aloha #mauiphotography #mauisunsets #mauiliving #visithawaii #mauistyle  #luckywelivehawaii #mauiviews #luckywelivemaui #travel

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away!"~ Maya Angelou

Went to the mountain the other day with my family & sitting there watching this sunset unfold before our eyes literally took our breath away. This Timelapse just under 1200 images. 🔥🔥🔥


#mauisunset #maui #sunset #mauihawaii #hawaii #mauilife #mauinokaoi #hawaiisunset #mauibeach #hawaiilife #mauiphotographer #visitmaui #hawaiistagram #sunsetphotography #mauivacation #kihei #aloha #mauiphotography #mauisunsets #mauiliving #visithawaii #mauistyle #luckywelivehawaii #mauiviews #luckywelivemaui #travel
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Wow factor was high! From the flower draped chandeliers to each table adorned with gorgeous everything, to the sweet sounds of Shea & Full Flavor Band, this one for the ages!  Thanks to all the Super Fab vendors doing their magic making the point @montagekapalua so stunning! 
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#luxurydinner #dinner #foodporn #gastronomy #cocinadelujo #exquisitopresenteentuhogar #exquisito #foodlove #tataskitchen #yummy #amorporlacocina #cocinandoconamor #homemade #loverfood #cocinadecalidad #luxuryhotel #luxurylife #washoku #luxurylifestyle

Wow factor was high! From the flower draped chandeliers to each table adorned with gorgeous everything, to the sweet sounds of Shea & Full Flavor Band, this one for the ages! Thanks to all the Super Fab vendors doing their magic making the point @montagekapalua so stunning!




#luxurydinner #dinner #foodporn #gastronomy #cocinadelujo #exquisitopresenteentuhogar #exquisito #foodlove #tataskitchen #yummy #amorporlacocina #cocinandoconamor #homemade #loverfood #cocinadecalidad #luxuryhotel #luxurylife #washoku #luxurylifestyle
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"As soon as I saw you I knew a Grand Adventure was about to happen!"~ Winnie The Pooh  Congrats to Kara & Jack on there recent  engagement. Was super beautiful!

"As soon as I saw you I knew a Grand Adventure was about to happen!"~ Winnie The Pooh

Congrats to Kara & Jack on there recent engagement. Was super beautiful!
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