Considering Eloping to Hawaii?

So you are on the fence over having the big grandiose wedding your family is TELLING you to have, or running off to Hawaii, just the two of you, to run and frolic on the beach the way you have in your dreams!

Over the years, I literately have heard this SO MANY TIMES! It is just too common that the family is calling the shots and making the decisions on what your most important day should look like. Really you should listen to what your heart is telling you to do, but there are certainly some really attractive perks that come with eloping.

So I completely understand why so many couples choose just to run off and do what they want and what they choose to do. Of course, being a professional photographer in Hawaii I prefer this as well. The benefits of going this route are numerous and make it a much more attractive way to go. Here are some tips to make your Elopement  easy and stress free.

The very first thing to know is the sky is the limit. Literally! You could do a helicopter wedding landing in a remote location with just a pilot, a minister and a photographer. You could marry on the summit of a 10,000 foot volcano at sunrise or sunset, perhaps a jungle wedding in Hana with waterfalls or an adventure photography session before/after the wedding giving you a complete feel for true Hawaii! Let your imagination run wild as there are no limits.

Personally, I LOVE IT when the couple chooses to do an ELOPEMENT THEIR WAY. It shows not only their style, but also the unique ways they choose to celebrate and express their love for each other. Of course, doing a more adventurous elopement makes incredible photo opportunities and will make especially profound memories.   Planning a three to five hour photo session is reasonable in price and will guarantee that you get all of the great moments that tell the story of your day. This includes moments from getting ready, to exploring through the rain forest, to sharing the most amazing Hawaiian sunset documented for you to cherish for a lifetime.

Couple eloping to Maui with sun setting behind them, taken by Maui Wedding 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!

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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!👌🏼💍!

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

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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!

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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!🚴🏻‍♂️🏆💙👍🏼

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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. 💍🌴❤️🌺

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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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"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!




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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

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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. 🔥🔥🔥


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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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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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