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 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!

©Tad Craig Photography  LLC
Maui Wedding Photography Extraordinaire

Maui Wedding Photography Extraordinaire

Best Maui Wedding Photography

wedding flowers with candles and glassware and plates at a wedding table on Maui, Hawaii
Four Seasons Wedding
Just married couple holding hands at Hyatt Maui
Gorgeous Reception Table
Bride & Bridesmaids before wedding
Two lovely brides having  a kiss after getting married
Happy Couple laughing at their wedding
Gorgeous wedding cake
Gorgeous Flowers
Two Grooms having an intimate moment
Stunning rings
Bride & her bridesmaids before wedding
Beautiful Flower
Happy Brides & Bridesmaids
Bride with flying veil
Amazing reception table with center flowers
Cool Groom & Groomsmen before wedding
Stylish couple having a kiss

Thank you so much for taking a look at my Best Maui Wedding Photography Galleries. Being a passionate Maui Photographer for over two decades I have been refining my style & learning as much as I can for all these years. The beginning of my photography career started when I was a banquet worker in three prominent Maui luxury hotels. The most important thing you learn working in a FIVE STAR Resort is to go above & beyond in delivering an exceptional service. This starts with being exceptionally prepared for what ever task is at hand, anticipating the clients needs (Even before the client knows he/she needs something), having a fantastic attitude & creating an experience that is unmatched. I have taken this taken this “Knowledge”  & carried it directly to my photography career!  By implementing these practices for more then two decades, I have honed in on making the experience as important as the quality of the imagery! And it’s just not the day of experience! It’s also the great communication before the event & following the plan of the day set by the coordinator. Sometimes needing to adjust as necessary in the heat of the moment due to weather or other unseen  circumstances. Most often though it has something to do with weather and that is where being prepared is everything with umbrellas & rain protection for my clients/gear which I always carry with me.

Having been in the hospitality industry for all these years I have found I absolutely LOVE connecting with my clients like they are long lost friends, and it happens all the time with my easy going friendly manner. Especially with larger weddings, where we are connecting on the phone & social media way before the wedding. I find you can really cultivate a friendship long before the big day & then when it finally happens it seems more like a reunion of friends! I LOVE WHEN THAT HAPPENS! Before the pandemic it happened with Bianca  & Jordan whose wedding I shot at Sugar Beach Events & when we met we were hugging and we were laughing uncontrollably with in five minutes. Seriously thehttps://www.sugarbeacheventshawaii.com/ Best!

Of course the day of the event has it’s structure created by the coordinator & meeting this timeline is so important for all of the vendors involved. This is where experience comes in & knowing of the timing of sunset & getting everything done on time, BUT also being able to create magic in a short amount of time with out creating pressure on the clients. This is a learned skill that I have been refining for years! (If you have questions about the timeline of your event form a pro photographers perspective please call me & lets chat!) From years of experience I have shot list of must have images in my head that I will definitely work on capturing, but I am always open for your shot list of must haves. After all, this is your wedding & your vision of your wedding is what you are hiring me to capturing! This is where that good communication comes into play so we are both on the same page & creating imagery that is meaningful & poignant! I shoot in a style where sometimes I try to be an observer capturing unseen moments & other times helping to direct as need to set shots ups. In addition I shoot natural light as much as the conditions at that moment dictate or using off camera lighting to help modify harsher lighting as needed. Being able to quickly set up & create imagery in both styles makes me versatile & quick to get imporatant shots & move on to the next.

 

Gorgeous Bride
Excited couple kissing at White Orchid Beach House
Bride in a tropical forest
Gorgeous Bride before wedding
Couple Kissing
Wedding party looking in camera
Happy Just Married Wedding couple
Wedding couple under the most amazing  flower arch
Kissing couple in front of stained glass window Grand Wailea
Groomsman picking up groom
Dancing couple at Grand Wailea
Pretty flowers & heals
Most Beautiful Wedding Cake & Flutes
Couple kissing during sunset
Intimate Couple with sunset in background
Beautiful bride with her husband looking on
Couple kissing with cool shadows
Wedding party jumping on beach
Dramatic Sunset for this sweet couple
Most amazing venue for a maui wedding

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Follow me on Instagram! @tadcraigphotography 

to see my latest work. Thank You

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

  tad@tadcraigphotography.com  |  ©Tad Craig Photography  LLC