Total Surprise Maui Engagement

Total Surprise Maui Engagement

Total Surprise Maui Proposal

Remembering back to the very moment Rachel realized the total surprise Maui proposal her boyfriend had planned was being photographed. Her reaction was absolutely priceless! Such a genuine moment & so utterly perfect!

Michael and I had planned it all via a few phone calls & lots of texting. Staying at the Gorgeous Four Seasons Maui, we thought of different locations, but he knew her dream was to get engaged on a white sandy beach. We were not going to actually get to meet before hand, so I had to describe the location I recommended & be in position so when they finally there it would be perfect. Our timing changed though as Rachel had a few wardrobe changes & then on the way was questioning why he wanted to walk on the beach & not the sidewalk. Not sure what he said to her, but they made their way to the perfect spot & he said the magic words he had always wanted to say and screamed “YES”!

Couldn’t have gone any better. I later learned that Rachael is a wedding planner & seen me on the beach and as she walked by thought that I must be waiting on the beach for a surprise proposal, BUT had no idea it was hers! Her excitement was absolutely priceless throughout the entire evening. Of course Michael was equally excited, but her expression was so perfect.

Our timing couldn’t have been any better as right on Que the sun started to dip towards the horizon & was as pretty as it gets. Using a shallow depth of field I was able to keep the focus entirely on them & still get all that pretty sunset in the back ground. She was genuinely on could nine & more excited then I could possibly imagine. Congrats to these two lovers who are now engagged!

Total Surprise Maui Proposal
Total Surprise Maui Proposal
Total Surprise Maui Proposal
Total Surprise Maui Proposal
Total Surprise Proposal
Total Surprise Maui Proposal
Total Surprise Maui Proposal
Total Surprise Maui Proposal
Total Surprise Maui Proposal
Total Surprise Proposal
Total Surprise Proposal
Total Surprise Maui Proposal
Total Surprise Maui Proposal
Total Surprise Proposal
Total Surprise Maui Proposal
Total Surprise Maui Proposal
Total Surprise Maui Proposal
Total Surprise Maui Proposal
Total Surprise Proposal
Total Surprise Proposal

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Bianca & Jordan @ Sugarbeach

Bianca & Jordan @ Sugarbeach

When Bianca & Jordan first reached out to me about being part of their wedding I was so excited. Sounded like it was going to be one for the ages.  We had first talked on the phone, but as were in discussions we started texting. Although I had never met them, our texts were so fun and it was as if we were long time friends who just hadn't seen each other for a long time. Love when you connect with your clients like that!

What a great venue they had chosen for their nuptials at  Sugar Beach Events in Kihei Maui! With an incredible beach & sunset just feet from the venue I knew it was going to be amazing. In addition Sugar Beach Events has a reputation for producing super high quality events with every detail taken care including the most delicious food! 

Bianca & Jordan's wedding day was finally upon on & it was everything I thought it would be.The two of them super calm getting ready with their besties & families. Especially enjoyed suave Jordan & his groomsman getting rowdy just  before the wedding.  

With about a hundred friends & family in attendance sitting facing these perfect palm trees & incredible arch adorned in huge elephant ears their wedding venue looked amazing! Wiping tears from his face as Bianca walked down the aisle with her dad, the scene was set.  They had enlisted one of their best friends to be their minister & seeing that he was out of state he had to do all of the proper paperwork to get his credentials so he could be their minister. How special is that to enlist one of your best friends  to be your minister??

Their wedding vows were beautiful & finally they said their I Do's & the crowd erupted in cheers. Love seeing all this joy! I chased after them as they hugged we did snaps around the grounds of the venue with all of their favorite people. 

Venturing in the dining room & dance floor my friend DJ Dan had taken over & got them out for a first dance. It was near the end of it that their huge wedding party crashed the dance floor & completely surrounded  them. Super fun witnessing this spontaneous joy! 

Looking outside the sun was setting & turning the sky into magic colors. Of course we chased it & got some magic shots to go with the magic colors!  

 

 

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    Rhea & Stephon’s Dream Oahu Wedding

    Rhea & Stephon’s Dream Oahu Wedding

    Tad Craig Photography

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     ~ Hawaii Wedding Photographer Extraordinaire ~ Epic Elopements ~ Spontaneous Moments ~ Family Gatherings ~

    Hawaii Based~~ Available Worldwide

    When Bianca & Jordan first reached out to me about being part of their wedding I was so excited. Sounded like it was going to be one for the ages.  We had first talked on the phone, but as were in discussions we started texting. Although I had never met them, our texts were so fun and it was as if we were long time friends who just hadn't seen each other for a long time. Love when you connect with your clients like that!

    What a great venue they had chosen for their nuptials at  Sugar Beach Events in Kihei Maui! With an incredible beach & sunset just feet from the venue I knew it was going to be amazing. In addition Sugar Beach Events has a reputation for producing super high quality events with every detail taken care including the most delicious food! 

    Bianca & Jordan's wedding day was finally upon on & it was everything I thought it would be.The two of them super calm getting ready with their besties & families. Especially enjoyed suave Jordan & his groomsman getting rowdy just  before the wedding.  

    With about a hundred friends & family in attendance sitting facing these perfect palm trees & incredible arch adorned in huge elephant ears their wedding venue looked amazing! Wiping tears from his face as Bianca walked down the aisle with her dad, the scene was set.  They had enlisted one of their best friends to be their minister & seeing that he was out of state he had to do all of the proper paperwork to get his credentials so he could be their minister. How special is that to enlist one of your best friends  to be your minister??

    Their wedding vows were beautiful & finally they said their I Do's & the crowd erupted in cheers. Love seeing all this joy! I chased after them as they hugged we did snaps around the grounds of the venue with all of their favorite people. 

    Venturing in the dining room & dance floor my friend DJ Dan had taken over & got them out for a first dance. It was near the end of it that their huge wedding party crashed the dance floor & completely surrounded  them. Super fun witnessing this spontaneous joy! 

    Looking outside the sun was setting & turning the sky into magic colors. Of course we chased it & got some magic shots to go with the magic colors!  

     

     

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    Huge Crashing Waves, Chandeliers, Love & Laughter Surrounded by Family & Friends

    Huge Crashing Waves, Chandeliers, Love & Laughter Surrounded by Family & Friends

    “Let the Rays of your Heart Shine on All who pass by!”~ author unknown.

    Haley and Matt’s magical day had this sweet sunset as they celebrated in front of both families, best friends and lots of special people at the White Orchid Beach House in Makena! Matt wiping tears from his eyes as he read his vows, then reaching to Haley and wiping her tears! Truly a special connection these two have!
    Cheers to Haley & Matt🌴💍❤️

    Special thanks to all these vendors that helped make it happen! Jackie of White Orchid Wedding for her planning. Stacy, of Bars are Us. Haley’s flowers by Teresa Sena Designs.

     

    passionate first kiss

    "Let the Rays of your Heart Shine on All who pass by!"~ author unknown .
    Seaside Love at Kukahiko Estate

    Seaside Love at Kukahiko Estate

    What a dreamy evening I just had the opportunity to photograph for Renee & Dalan’s wedding. Set on the picturesque south Maui coastline right on the water, with the lava rocks all that is blocking the pacific from breaking directly on the grass. Renee looking stunning in the most gorgeous dress walked in by her father & Dalan wiping tears from his face. So beautiful! Flanked by their families & closest friends they said their “I Do’s” & walked out of the ceremony adorned by the biggest smiles imaginable. I absolutely adore sweet Maui Weddings like this. 

    Later I watched as they walked hand in hand out on the lava peninsula right when a couple huge waves broke making huge splashes. Was incredibly stunning moment! Congrats to these two lovers who married on the shores of Maui’s coastline just as they had in their dreams!  

    Tad Craig Photography  |  715 Hana Hwy, Paia, HI 96779  | 808-579-9571   |  Established in 1999

     

     

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    Planner: Your Aloha Wedding

    Flowers: Bella Bloom Maui

    Minister: Charles

    Video: Stephan Boeker Films

    Musician: Derick Sebastian 

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    Dreams Coming True Right Before Our Eyes

    Dreams Coming True Right Before Our Eyes

    LIVE EVERY DAY as if it YOUR LAST!


    With happy tears flowing down their faces, Jennifer & Kevin celebrate the most joyous vow renewal embracing the unending love they have today as tomorrow is not certain. Jennifer surprised her husband of five years with the wedding they never had but had!

    These two were absolutely overwhelmed by the love and joy they experienced all while non of us witnessing had a dry eye! Two beautifully connected souls understanding of the importance of the love they share & how fragile life can be! Hugs to these two & the beautiful spirit you both share! •
    #fuckcancer🎀

    From Jennifer & Kevin

    “Jen is a devoted wife and young mother to her adorable four year old daughter Ahzi. She went to culinary school and also coordinated weddings at the Ritz-Carlton for many years, although she and her husband never had a “proper wedding” of their own. Before she got sick, Jen had just started her own business making snacks for children with severe food allergies, something her own daughter suffers from. 

    Jen’s biggest fear came true when she was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer almost two years ago. Her own mother died when she was young from the same type of cancer. It is in her lungs, brain and bones. She now needs weekly infusions and chemo treatments. At her diagnosis, her doctor had given her a 16% chance of living 5 more years. 

    She and her family have just been trying to live their best lives despite Jen’s illness. She is trying to spend as much time with her husband and young daughter as she possibly can. “