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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100% total surprise proposal went flawlessly! Congrats to Joe popping the question and Reebie saying "YES!" Oh my goodness her expression was everything the moment he asked and they were both giddy with excitement and me as a photographer I LOVE photographing these precious moments!  I chose this song by @lilymeola as the song fits perfectly with these moments & particularly because she's a local girl who lived across the street from me in Kuau Maui when I lived in Kuau.  After experiencing some cool spots we made it to Kapalua beach for sunset and afterwards they walked hand in hand for a romantic dinner at @merrimansmaui !  Congrats to Reebie & Joe and their new adventure they have decided to go on! Enjoy the imagery ❤️💍🥂👍🏼  #mauiproposal #mauiweddingphotographer #mauiphotoshoot #mauifamilyphotographer #mauiengagementphotographer #mauiphotographer #mauielopementphotographer #hawaiiweddingphotographer #mauiwedding #mauiengagement #mauicouplesphotographer #mauiproposalphotography #proposal #hawaiiphotographer #engagedinhawaii #mauiproposalphotographer #mauidestinationwedding #perfectproposal #hawaiiproposal #destinationphotographer #shesaidyes #engagement #surpriseproposal

100% total surprise proposal went flawlessly! Congrats to Joe popping the question and Reebie saying "YES!" Oh my goodness her expression was everything the moment he asked and they were both giddy with excitement and me as a photographer I LOVE photographing these precious moments! I chose this song by @lilymeola as the song fits perfectly with these moments & particularly because she's a local girl who lived across the street from me in Kuau Maui when I lived in Kuau.

After experiencing some cool spots we made it to Kapalua beach for sunset and afterwards they walked hand in hand for a romantic dinner at @merrimansmaui !

Congrats to Reebie & Joe and their new adventure they have decided to go on! Enjoy the imagery ❤️💍🥂👍🏼

#mauiproposal #mauiweddingphotographer #mauiphotoshoot #mauifamilyphotographer #mauiengagementphotographer #mauiphotographer #mauielopementphotographer #hawaiiweddingphotographer #mauiwedding #mauiengagement #mauicouplesphotographer #mauiproposalphotography #proposal #hawaiiphotographer #engagedinhawaii #mauiproposalphotographer #mauidestinationwedding #perfectproposal #hawaiiproposal #destinationphotographer #shesaidyes #engagement #surpriseproposal
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Something magical about eloping just the two of you. No pressure, no worrying about all the baggage that comes with a big wedding. Just the two of you connecting on a higher level, enjoying every moment in a tree house overlooking the ocean. Congrats to Rebecca & Michael who eloped from New Orleans to marry in this treehouse & later get treated to a gorgeous Maui Sunset. Life is Good!
Congrats to these two lovers!💍❤️🌴  #mauiwedding #mauiweddingphotographer #maui #hawaiiwedding #mauiweddings #mauiphotographer #destinationwedding #mauiweddingvenue #mauiweddingphotography #mauihawaii #hawaiiweddingphotographer #waileaphotographer #wedding

Something magical about eloping just the two of you. No pressure, no worrying about all the baggage that comes with a big wedding. Just the two of you connecting on a higher level, enjoying every moment in a tree house overlooking the ocean. Congrats to Rebecca & Michael who eloped from New Orleans to marry in this treehouse & later get treated to a gorgeous Maui Sunset. Life is Good!
Congrats to these two lovers!💍❤️🌴

#mauiwedding #mauiweddingphotographer #maui #hawaiiwedding #mauiweddings #mauiphotographer #destinationwedding #mauiweddingvenue #mauiweddingphotography #mauihawaii #hawaiiweddingphotographer #waileaphotographer #wedding
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"There is no remedy for love, but to Love More!"~ Thoreau  Congrats to Mercedes & Brian tying the knot in style, surrounded by all their best friends, their families and heaps of love! The wedding was planned to perfection with great weather, delicious food & pumping jams making the dance floor shake w excitement!  When this song played literally the whole dance floor went crazy with everyone jumping and fist bumping!  Congrats to these two lovers! 💍❤️🌴👍🏼  #mauiwedding #mauiweddingphotographer #maui #mauiweddings #mauiphotographer #destinationwedding #mauiweddingphotography #hawaiiphotographer #mauihawaii #wedding #mauievents

"There is no remedy for love, but to Love More!"~ Thoreau

Congrats to Mercedes & Brian tying the knot in style, surrounded by all their best friends, their families and heaps of love! The wedding was planned to perfection with great weather, delicious food & pumping jams making the dance floor shake w excitement! When this song played literally the whole dance floor went crazy with everyone jumping and fist bumping! Congrats to these two lovers! 💍❤️🌴👍🏼

#mauiwedding #mauiweddingphotographer #maui #mauiweddings #mauiphotographer #destinationwedding #mauiweddingphotography #hawaiiphotographer #mauihawaii #wedding #mauievents
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"We Delight in the Beauty of the Butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that Beauty!" ~ Maya Angelou 
Here's to beautiful, strong, woman persisting to be the best people they can be despite strong headwinds and challenging currents! @miaminks13  #againstallodds #strongwoman #allin #strongwomen #stayblessed #strong #warriorspirit #whatdoyouvalue #itsavibe #whatdoyoucrave #spiritual #strength #love #soulsoothing #stayhumble #thatslove #selflove #timetoreflect

"We Delight in the Beauty of the Butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that Beauty!" ~ Maya Angelou
Here's to beautiful, strong, woman persisting to be the best people they can be despite strong headwinds and challenging currents! @miaminks13

#againstallodds #strongwoman #allin #strongwomen #stayblessed #strong #warriorspirit #whatdoyouvalue #itsavibe #whatdoyoucrave #spiritual #strength #love #soulsoothing #stayhumble #thatslove #selflove #timetoreflect
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A little Maui Magic from the other night at the Four Season Maui. Enjoy  #mauiluxury #maui #mauihawaii #mauiliving #mauimondays #livingonmaui #allaboutmaui #allthingsmaui #goingtomaui #luckywelivemaui #mauilife #movingtomaui #whatsitliketoliveonmaui #livinginhawaii #livinginmaui #lifeonmaui #fsmaui

A little Maui Magic from the other night at the Four Season Maui. Enjoy

#mauiluxury #maui #mauihawaii #mauiliving #mauimondays #livingonmaui #allaboutmaui #allthingsmaui #goingtomaui #luckywelivemaui #mauilife #movingtomaui #whatsitliketoliveonmaui #livinginhawaii #livinginmaui #lifeonmaui #fsmaui
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Take me to the ocean so I can be free!  Makena Beach this was pretty this morning!  #mauihawaii #maui #hawaii #mauilife #mauinokaoi #hawaiilife #aloha #hawaiistagram #visitmaui #mauiphotographer #luckywelivehawaii #luckywelivemaui #mauibeach #thingstodoinmaui #islandlife

Take me to the ocean so I can be free!

Makena Beach this was pretty this morning!

#mauihawaii #maui #hawaii #mauilife #mauinokaoi #hawaiilife #aloha #hawaiistagram #visitmaui #mauiphotographer #luckywelivehawaii #luckywelivemaui #mauibeach #thingstodoinmaui #islandlife
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Tad Craig Photography  |  120 Baldwin Ave, #791996, HI 96779  |  808.579.9571  |  Established in 1999

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