Maui Engagement Photography

Maui Engagement Photography

Maui Engagement Photography

surprise proposing on one knee
Dropping to one knee
Proposing on one knee
Just engaged couple in the water
Spinning with joy
Happiest couple just got engaged
Proposing on one knee with sunset behind them
Just engaged couple at waterfall
Happy intimate couple
Dropping to one knee to ask her hand in marriage
Engagement session on the beach
Happy just engaged couple with a maui sunset
She said Yes
Looking at her new ring
She said YES I'll marry you
Beautiful flowers on table
Walking on cloud nine
Look at my ring
Couple looking into each others eyes with sunset in background
Kissing couple in a tropical forest
He asked & she said yes
Sliding the ring on her finger
Four Seasons Proposal
Excited couple with rainbow eucalyptus tree
The moment she realized there was a photographer
The look when she realizes there is a photgrapher
surprise dinner at four seasons
She said yes with magical water
Couple looking at ring on her finger
She said YES
Just engaged couple with purple smoke behind them
Couple with rainbow eucalyptus tree
Kissing the hand he will kiss forever
Kissing after she said yes
happy couple with a horse
Just engaged couple on beach

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Tad Craig Photography  2910 Hana Hwy, Paia, HI 96779  |  808.579.9571  |  Established in 1999

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Bianca & Jordan’s Sugar Beach Events Spectacular

Bianca & Jordan’s Sugar Beach Events Spectacular

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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Tad Craig Photography  |  120 Baldwin Ave, #791996, Paia, HI 96779  |  808.579.9571  |  Established in 1999

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Maui Romance Photographer for Couples seeking adventure

Maui Romance Photographer for Couples seeking adventure

Maui Romance Photographer for Couples seeking adventure

So you’ve been planning your Maui vacation for months & months, looking through all the options to make sure you have plenty of time for all the countless opportunities for you and your family! Definitely you should consider doing a Maui family shoot as I have heard this over and over again, that not only the experience of doing a photography session amazing in it self, but the results far exceeded anything they had done in the past!

Those fleeting moments where your child is still tiny disappear so quickly and that is why now is the perfect time to photograph them now. As you know, when you get older the days & weeks and months seem to tick faster & faster and before you know it your little one is a teenager learning to drive and just about out of the house. Incredible how fast they grow up!

Another reason why EVERY time you are altogether as a family you need to recognize it as an important moment is exactly about what I wrote about in another blog post in my wedding section. I had already shot their wedding years before & the same family was back in Maui doing family portraits with me again. Absolutely the sweetest family with everyone laughing & hugging & having the best time creating great candid moments. Midway through the session, one of the family members came up to me & thanked me for the great memories I had captured at the wedding. Of course I thanked them.

She then proceeded to tell me that the images I captured at the wedding were super important as that was the last time the whole family was together before the cancer struck their grandmother & those images were everything to them! My point is, every time you are together as family honor that moment & get some beautiful images as every day is an important day!

So I LOVE GETTING CREATIVE and exploring. Of course I’m open for a beach shoot or maybe at your hotel, either in the morning when the sky is that BLUE=BLUE and OR my preferred time at sunset! But I am super open to adventuring to new spots or maybe YOUR favorite spot to do your Maui Family Vacation Photos. I am totally down for going off the beaten path to find the perfect spot that speaks to you OR if you want I can show you some spots that you had no idea about.

Do you have something special in mind? Perhaps a surprise for a family member? What ever it is I am willing to go the extra mile to capture the candid moments & the beautiful moments that will become the cherished memories that are SO IMPORTANT! Thank you in advance for letting me apart of these memories! LETS CHAT!

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Tad Craig Photography  |  715 Hana Hwy, Paia, HI 96779  |  808.579.9571  |  Established in 1999

  tad@tadcraigphotography.com  |  ©Tad Craig Photography  LLC

Maui Elopement Photographer

Maui Elopement Photographer

Just loving Tara’s great dress! Tara & Dave Eloping to Hawaii all the way from Florida. All she wanted was to marry her toes in the sand, on the beautiful beach in a great dress! Dreams come true! I purposely included the out of focus image as her dress was refracting in the sunlight creating that great bokeh. Love me some bokeh!

Just loving Tara's great dress! Tara & Dave Eloping to Hawaii all the way from Florida. All she wanted was to marry her toes in the sand, on beautiful beach in a great dress! Dreams come true! I purposely included the out of focus image as her dress was refracting in the sunlight creating that great bokeh.
European Lovers Elope in Maui

European Lovers Elope in Maui

 

European Lovers Elope in Maui

Four Seasons Resort Maui Wedding & Portrait Photographer

Four Seasons Resort Maui Wedding & Portrait Photographer

Four Seasons Resort Wedding & Portrait Photographer

bride and groom getting married in the maui jungle while muscian plays ukulele

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Tad Craig Photography  |  715 Hana Hwy, Paia, HI 96779  |  808.579.9571  |  Established in 1999

  tad@tadcraigphotography.com  |  ©Tad Craig Photography  LLC

Recent Favorites

Recent Favorites

Maui-Wedding-Photographer-Extraordinaire

 MAUI ENGAGEMENT & WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER EXTRAORDINAIRE 

Thank you so much for visiting, as a Maui Engagement & Wedding Photographer Extraordinaire. I am eager to show not only the beauty these incredible islands in Hawaii, but also create for you authentic, genuine moments that will take your breath away. Creating beautiful imagery you will look back on over the years & love every day of your life. Connecting with my clients & creating meaningful imagery that is stunning, while also making the experience just as amazing, backed up by great service.

One thing I really enjoy is getting to share my favorite images that I create. Sometimes, I literarily will take an image and as soon as I download it, I am already uploading it to my website. This was the case with this first image below. The couple visiting from Texas on their 20th Anniversary who overwhelmed when I showed it to them, I find so much joy in creating imagery that takes on such importance in peoples lives. One of the most important reasons for me dedicating my life to this amazing field.

One time, I was working with this big family who were all having the best time, jovial, laughing & constantly joking with each other. The pictures were priceless because of the candidness of the moment. Everyone was making sure to get pictures with the grandfather, but I suspected nothing, because of the fun he was having with everyone. Weeks later when I was dealing with the family, they told me how priceless my images were as the grandfather had passed from terminal cancer & my images were the lasting tribute to him & the last memories they had all made together. Very very powerful moment for me indeed!

Starry night kisses on the dance floor
Romantic Couple in Maui
Amazing Reception Yable
Just married couple kissing at their amazing wedding venue at sunset
Happy Wedding Party at Sugarbeach Events
Bride & Bridesmaids laughing
Couple kissing at reception table
Entire Wedding Party Celebrating at Steeplehouse Maui
First Wedding dance with wedding party watching
Just married couple kissing at their amazing wedding venue at sunset
Double expousre of couple kissing & their hands
Happy Couple Drinking Pineapple drinks with huge smiles on their faces
Honeymooners Kissing in a Tropical Forest
Just married couple kissing on a Maui beach at sunset
Just married couple kissing at their amazing wedding venue at sunset
Engaged on Maui
Olowalu Plantation House
Excited Groom & groomsman before wedding
Happy Just Married Couple on Maui Beach
Couple Kissing at Sunset
Cake Kissing at Sunset on the beach venue

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Tad Craig Photography  |  120 Baldwin Ave, #791996, Paia, HI 96779  |  808.579.9571  |  Established in 1999

  tad@tadcraigphotography.com  |  ©Tad Craig Photography  LLC

Danielle & Ted @ Olowalu Plantation House

Danielle & Ted @ Olowalu Plantation House

 

Congratulations to Danielle & Ted who had a magical day at Olowalu Plantation House.  It was beautiful from beginning to end, including a kiss in the trees and ending later with a spectacular sunset! They both reveled in the joy of the day. It was wonderful to be a part of their celebration!!!🌴🌴💍😎😃👍🏼

 A special thank you to all these vendors that worked very hard to make an unforgettable day. Taryn, of Platinum of Weddings & Events for her planning, Melissa Brooke, Hair & Makeup, Cake Fanatics, Napili Florist for Floral, Craig Gomberg/Maui for wedding films, Fred Torres was the (minister extraordinaire!) Hawaiian Style Event Rentals, Cafe O Lei for the delicious grinds and Maui Bars Are Us for the cocktails!

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Callie & Chris coming from the mid west had the best wedding at Gannons restaurant

Callie & Chris coming from the mid west had the best wedding at Gannons restaurant

Gorgeous Gannon’s Restaurant Wedding

 

Pretty much picture perfect for Callie and Kris’s nuptials at Gorgeous Gannon’s Restaurant Wedding! Loved working with these two and their families! Congrats and thanks for making TCP part of your Maui memories!

Mahalo to Sarah and Susan of Gannon’s Restaurant planning this sweet couples wedding! Also thanks to Charles Nahale for his thoughtful words and humor! Callie’s bouquet made by Bella Bloom and Oren making beautiful music of Barefoot Minded! Callie’s hair and makeup by Salon 253 and One last shout out to Paradise Event Rentals for the set up! gannonsmaui salon253 barefootminded paradiseeventrentals sarahbellamaui bevgannonmaui

 

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Gannons Restaurant in Wailea Maui looks over the Pacific Ocean

Gannons Restaurant in Wailea Maui looks over the Pacific Ocean

Gannon’s Restaurant Wedding Portfolio

Fantastic Gannon’s Restaurant Weddings in Wailea Maui is such a great place for a wedding. Not only are the view incredibly  but all of your guests will look on in amazement at the endless views of the pacific over palm trees & perfectly manicured golf greens. Truly a magical place indeed. As the day progresses the light  starts to me become horizonal & this is especially  amazing! The palm trees & wedding couple become backlit & the shadows make the view dreamy. It looks like a Georgia OKeaf painting & photographer nectar. I love shooting there, especially when the coulee decides to stay there for sunset & not go to the beach. It just provides so many incredible photographic opportunism & I LOVE IT! 

beautiful bouquet
father kissing bride
bride and groom holding each other at the ceremony site
bride and groom kissing, bouquet and wedding cake on table
bride and groom and minister with wedding party during the ceremony
parents of wedding party standing in front of Gannon's Restaurant
couple looking at each other smiling as groom stands aganinst the tree
flower petals at the wedding ceremony at Gannon's Restaurant
wedding table set up at Gannon's Restaurant
bride playing with her veil in the sunset light
groom and groomsmen laughing at the reception
groom outside on the lawn
bride and groom holding each others hands
parents walking bride down the isle on the lawn at Gannon's Restuarant
groom and groomsmen
wedding table set up at Gannon's Restaurant
bride and groom in the foliage on the lawn at Gannon's Restaurant
bride and groom in the foliage on the lawn at Gannon's Restaurant
bride and groom silhouetted against the sky on the dance floor
bridesmaids flower in her hair, looking at the ceremony
bride and groom looking at each other with wedding party behind them on the lawn at Gannon's Restaurant
bride and groom with parents dancing the dance floor
little boy next to the wedding table
bride holding her bouquet
white wedding cake with flowers
wife and groom looking at each other and smiling
bride and groom looking at each other at the lawn on Gannon's Restaurant
bride and groom looking at the sunset
wedding table set up at Gannon's Restaurant
bride in the foliage
bride and groom silhouetted against the sky on the dance floor
bride and groom silhouetted against the sky on the dance floor

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Tad Craig Photography  |  715 Hana Hwy, Paia, HI 96779  |  808.579.9571  |  Established in 1999

  tad@tadcraigphotography.com  |  ©Tad Craig Photography  LLC

Australians travel to Maui to realize their dream of marrying in Hawaii

Australians travel to Maui to realize their dream of marrying in Hawaii

Australians travel to Maui to realize their dream of marrying in Hawaii

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