Tad Craig Photography
Tad was a true blessing! We just celebrated our wedding on the gorgeous island of Maui, HI. 03/28/2013. Tad was an instant hit with my husband and I while talking on the phone with him, about what we envisioned for our wedding, as well as a second photo shoot the following day out along the Hana Hwy., with the scenic views and waterfalls. He was very helpful with ideas and suggestions to make things run easily and smooth and turn out how we hoped! He was very considerate and workable to what ever our wants were! We spoke with him numerous times before arriving on the island, and once we were there he took time out to meet and talk with us in person about more details for the big day! He has a great energy and enthusiasm about him! He captured the beauty of Makena Cove but mostly the beauty and moments we will always remember of our big day! The unbelievable shots he got on our second shoot along the Hana hwy. are just that, unbelievable! He went above and beyond, and absolutely exceeded all our expectations! He has an amazing eye and talent in photography! He has very good quality equipment, and he utilizes every bit of it to maximize the quality of your photographs! I suggest him for ANY of your photography needs! If I lived on Maui I would have Tad do all of our family photography! If you are looking into lots of different photographers, please be sure to give Tad your time and consideration! Look at his photos, but make sure you give him a call and talk to him about your ideas. I guarantee after talking with him, he will be at the top of your list, and that you will find it difficult to find another photographer that will top what he will bring to your experience and to your photographs!
We engaged Tad Craig Photography, not for wedding photos but for family photo session while on a very special trip to Hawaii from Canada.
We found Tad to be very personal and highly professional ensure the best possible photo was captured. He is very proud of his craft and it's obvious in the detail-orientation of his photo taking. He was able to quickly get to know our family and take photos that matched our personalities both individually and as a family. I would not hesitate in recommending Tad and his team.
My Husband and I just had our wedding shoot with Tad this past week and we cannot wait to see our final images!! I knew I wanted to have a personal and fun shoot which is where Tad came in perfectly. When I had an idea of a picture I wanted he listened and went for it! He made sure we were comfortable the whole time,encouraged us to interact naturally although he was always there to provide direction and guidance. Every detail was attended to with care, every moment will be a cherished memory captured. -Thank you Tad.
Anthony and Dana
Dana, Anthony, Bella, and Sophia
Tad was wonderful to work with. We got married on a beach, and he explained the pros and cons of the beaches I was considering. He then suggested White Rock Beach (Palauea) based on what I told him we were looking for (lava rocks, greenery, palm trees). It was a perfect beach for our wedding and provided some beautiful backdrops! The day of the wedding was a mess thanks to my coordinator not booking the makeup artist. But, when Tad got there, he kept the replacement makeup artist on time. He was taking pictures from the moment that he arrived in my hotel room until the end of the night. From what I've heard, when he arrived at the beach, he's the one who 'directed' the guests on the beach and kept everything in order. I paid him for an extra half hour to come to the restaurant to get us cutting our cake. Well, the cake wasn't ready, and he stayed anyway until they got it finished. After the wedding, he had sneak peeks of pictures emailed to me within 5 days. Even with Christmastime and 12/12/12 weddings, he got the finished CD to us in less than a month! I can't say enough fabulous things about Tad!! The pictures are beautiful, he was wonderful, and his assistant, Marie-Claude is fabulous as well! I can't recommend Tad enough!!!
Tad was incredible. He was punctual, professional and organized. He was engaging to both us as well as our family and made our wedding a fun and romantic experience. It almost seemed as though we weren't being photographed by a hired photographer. It felt like an effortless process. Tad used a variety of techniques to capture our wedding ceremony and reception and he also gave us a sneak peak of our photos almost immediately after the photos were taken. Tad captured the romance of our wedding which we will be able cherish forever. We highly recommended Tad Craig Photography.
Our New Found Friend~
We met a friend just days before our special day. He was genuine, excited, and inspired to be a part of our day. His enthusiasm and equanimity gave relief to us both that we had invited a new friend into our life and to share our day that we will never forget.
We wanted to let everyone know that if you're getting married, celebrating a special time, or cherishing unforgettable moments with the ones you love, you need to look no further than Tad Craig.
He will capture all of your moments that you will treasure forever. Tad's vision and excitement for us made us feel we knew we had met the right person to bring our moment to canvas.
The photos are unbelievable Tad! You captured our tears, our laughter, and our excitement!
Thank you so much. You are our friend for life.
Carrie & Jim
Vendor response to review
Thank you so much for your very kind words.
Tad did a wonderful job taking photographs for our 25th anniversary vow renewal!! He made the whole experience fun from beginning to end. He was easy to work with and had so many creative ideas for backgrounds, poses, etc. He took the most beautiful sunset pictures!! He sent preview pictures quickly after the photo shoot, then sent the DVDs with all the pictures shortly after that. The DVDs came beautifully wrapped in a leather case with one of our photos on the cover and on each DVD. It was like getting a fun gift in the mail! It's so nice to have both hi and lo resolution pictures to use in different situations. We could not be happier with the entire experience and would highly recommend Tad Craig Photography to anyone who wants beautiful pictures and a fun, relaxed experience.
Tad Craig did an outstanding job on our wedding pictures! I couldn't be happier with the way they all turned out. He made us feel comfortable and very at ease, as well as have fun with the whole process. He did so many great and creative shots, from the balcony, staircase, fountain and as well the beach with the sunset! it was absolutely beautiful!!!! I HIGHLY recommend Tad to any future brides out there!!
Tad was fantastic! He was super responsive prior to the wedding and magnificent on the day. Taking photos was fun with Tad and he was so relaxed with us and our family members! He captured all the moments and more. He even made sure to capture the pattern in my lace wedding dress in a way I had not seen before. We LOVE our wedding pictures!
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Thank you very much Jill & Jason! Your wedding was gorgeous and I am very honored that you picked me as your photographer!
I highly recommend Tad Craig Photography. Tad was a joy to work with...fun but very professional, and the quality of his work was excellent.
Vendor response to review
Lisa, thank you very much for your kind review, we really appreciate it. Congratulations again your your beautiful wedding.
Tad Craig photographed our wedding in Maui!!! He did such an excellent job! He was so easy to work with, friendly, and best of all gave us some amazing pictures for our special day!! I would definitely highly recommend Tad!!!
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Hannah! You are the sweetest bride! We loved working with you and your husband! What a gorgeous couple! Thank you.
Excellent. A great guy. Very professional. Excellent quality photos.
Tad did amazing job on our pictures, everytime we look at our pictures it takes us back to our wedding day!!!! Thanks Tad for everything!!
Future brides, look no further for a photographer, Tad is your guy! _
Planning my wedding all the way from Italy was very stressful. I reviewed several other photographer websites and thankfully came across Tad's. It was helpful to see my wedding location, the Olowalu Plantation house, in his portfolio. I reviewed his other work and that's what convinced me. Also, I saw that several of his clients returned to him for other events-very reassuring. For us, he was very professional and performed his work in a way that didn't interrupt the wedding festivities. He was also patient and kind with our non-English speaking guests. The finish product, our album, is how we say here in Italia, " perfetto"! I plan to use him again for our next Hawaiian vacation! Rest assured that by choosing Tad, your wedding memories will be in the best hands. My only negative is that I couldn't afford to keep him longer! I paid the hotel stay for all my guests. Cut your costs in other areas and spend more on your time with this photographer, it's worth it. Graziemille Tad!
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Vanessa! You are so sweet, your family and friends were so much fun! Your wedding was beautiful. elegant and I loved the colorful choices, specially your gorgeous orange shoes! Thank you for trusting us for your special day!
Tad photographed our wedding at the Sugarman Estate in February. He was such a pleasure to work with and put everyone at ease. Our family and friends have raved about our photos, and he did such an amazing job at capturing the wedding, including some really gorgeous artistic shots. We highly recommend Tad!
Tad was very professional and took us to different locations around the resort to capture beautiful pictures!!
Tad is a very talented, personable and professional photographer. I would recommend his services to any couple that wants their pictures to tell their story.
Tad was amazing to work with. He put us all at ease and was a pleasure to have with us on our special day. Tad was extremely flexible and switched up the order of the picture taking to accomodate us during our wait for the officiant. We absolutely love the candid pictures that Tad took of us and our families during the day. We has been extremely helpful after the day too, answering any questions I may have regarding our pictures and making a few edits to pictures for me. We have absolutely enjoyed our experience with Tad.
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Nicole! Thank you, thank you for your kind words!
I would highly recommend Tad Craig as a photographer. He was very professional and so much fun to work with. He made us feel so comfortable which made for excellent photographs. My husband and I had planned to purchase only a few pictures but our photographs were so wonderful that we bought all of the photos. You can't go wrong working with Tad. We have high expectations and I can honestly say that he is the absolute best!!!!
Tad was excellent and a pleasure to work with. The pictures turned out great. I would highly recommend him.
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Thank you so much Mark for taking the time to write us a review. It was a pleasure working with you and your beautiful bride.
Tad did a beautiful job with our pictures. He was professional, creative, and we enjoyed working with him. He was very concencious and took many photos to ensure he captured every angle.
I could not have asked for better pictures.
Tad made our wedding photos relaxing and fun. The quality of his photos goes way beyond any of the other photographers pictures that we looked at. We look at our wedding pictures and are amazed that he captured our day perfectly. Our wedding would not have been the success it was without Tad.
Tad was absolutely wonderful! He exceeded our expectations on every front. He was warm, kind, prompt, professional and brought out the best of everyone in every shot. He is an incredibly talented photographer with a creative eye. We just finished working on our album (which he was always available for questions) and literally struggled picking out which pictures to use because they were all so great. Everyone at our wedding commented on how professional and nice he was and he got more shots by himself than some of my girlfriend's photographers for their wedding having had a whole team. Tad was so great throughout the whole process and I recommend him without any reservation. If you are getting married on Maui, there is no better photographer than TAD CRAIG!
Tad and his colleagues were fantastic. His creativity during our shoot made for some very fun engagement photos. We were coming from Atlanta and never met Tad before, but due to his prompt responses to our questions via phone and email, we felt comfortable with him immediately. Thanks Tad- for everything!
Tad took awesome pictures of me and my husband. His service was part of a package so I cannot really comment on the value.
There were multiple photography vendors to choose from. My daughter selected Tad Photography for her destination wedding. Tad was professional, organized, timely, reliable, friendly, attentive, creative, and genuine in his desire to capture all aspects of this momentous occasion. We felt confident with his skill the moment we met him in Maui pre wedding. The final product speaks to his 5 star plus talent. I would fly him to California for our next family wedding!
Tad, of Tad Craig Photography, shot my son's wedding of May 7th at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa in Maui, HI. I would highly recommend him for any for your photography needs. He was prompt, professional, kind & personable. He knew what, where, & how to take shots that came out breathtakingly beautiful. His camera & editing skills set him apart form others & his timely turn around of your photos are gratifying.
Thank you Tad for making such a wonderfully special day live on in such great photos.
(Mother of the Groom)
Tad was absolutely wonderful!!! We had a destination wedding ih Hawaii and I was, of course, a little scared to be working with vendors I had never met face-to-face. Each time I contacted Tad, either by phone or e-mail, he was available and answered all my questions. The day of our wedding, Tad arrived early and was ready to rock by the time the ceremony started. He was so friendly and professional. This was again wonderful because I had only spoken to him on the phone. He seemed so eager and excited to photograph our wedding. He was friendly, funny and my entire family commented how great he was. We took photos for 2 hours and we had a great time!! The photographs are absolutely, unbelievably wonderful and beautiful!! He captured our special day so perfectly!! I would recommend Tad to anyone getting married or anyone who simply needs a GREAT photographer!! Thanks again Tad!!
We bought a package from the hotel and only met Craig at the wedding cerimony. I thought it was crazy not to plan every shot but we didn't have time. The photos turn out amazing! During the shooting he was friendly and extremely professional. Wedding planning is so stressful and I am glad we have made the right choice letting Craig direct us during the photos. Our family enjoyed the beautiful pictures and I ended up buying the entire CD!
Ok.....first off....when your getting your picture taken...it easier to smile when the person taking the pictures is attractive too.....Second....personality is important. You need to have someone that cares about you and your family.....Have fun.....this is your event and he is working for you. Tad is great.......did I say great! Yes...he was wonderful....Have a great event with Tad Craig.....
We were fortunate to have Tad Craig capture our wedding in Maui on 04/15/2011. Tad was a professional from the start, was an absolute blast to work with and captured some amazing images on our special day. When we first started the search for a photographer, the number of options on Maui was a little overwhelming, but thank goodness we found Tad. His ability to frame shots perfectly, his use of high end equipment (camera, lenses and lighting) and variations in elevation and background made for an incredible final product. He's a must for your Maui photography needs.
Tad did a wonderful job capturing my daughter and son-in-law's Maui wedding. The lovely pictures I ordered were damaged in shipping but were promptly replaced by Tad. Marie-Claude, Tad's office manager, did a fantastic job keeping me updated as to the status of the replacement pictures. Tad and staff not only take care of their clients during the event but also afterwards. It truly has been a pleasure conducting business with such nice people. Their professionalism and customer service is to be commended.
We had Tad Craig Photographer photograph our 3/28/11 wedding in Maui and we were so impressed with his great personality and professionalism. Our pictures turned out beautiful and he made the experience so much fun! He is highly recommended.
Tad was absolutely fantastic! Not only was he fun to work with but his photos are amazing. He delivered on everything that was promised and answered any questions that I had promptly. You are missing out if you don't get Tad
We felt so LUCKY to have Tad capture our wedding memories. We knew we liked him as soon as we met him (which was the day of the wedding!) He is so calm and positive! I feel like the energy that he brought with him helped make the photos so spectacular! I felt like in the time that he met us (which was only a few minutes) he could see our personalities and our pictures truly depict that. I was very happy with him the day of the wedding but when I saw the pictures I couldn't believe how PERFECT they were. I think I’ve looked at his blog 100 times just to see the pictures. Planning a destination wedding is very stressful because you don't know your vendors. We felt like we won the lottery because we were able to get Tad as our photographer. Tad was so great my husband said he wished he could come take some photos of our ranch in Texas :-)
I really liked Tad's style. I was a little disappointed that he was late on our wedding day. Something about traffic, but this is the reason that he only gets 4 stars. He did make up for this, though. My coordinator told him that the only way to make this right was to makeup the time lost by covering part of our reception. It was a classy move and kept me feeling like he was working in our best interests. The pictures were beautiful, and in hindsight I wish I would have hired him for more coverage time.
We first heard about Tad Craig from a family member, then I asked our wedding coordinator (Jackie Tamas) and she highly recommended him as well. His pictures were posted on the Internet about four days after our wedding so that was nice to surprise to see them when we returned from our honeymoon.
The pictures turned out amazing. There were so many to choose from. He is currently putting together our wedding album in a magazine form. We recently saw the rough draft and it really took my breath away!
Tad Craig went above and beyond our expectation of our wedding photographer.
Tad first worked with me and my husband 6 years ago when he shot our wedding! Then once again he worked with us 3 years ago when we had our first son.
In 2010 we were once again back in Maui on another trip with another son!
We had a wonderful time reconnecting with Tad and our pictures will be treasured forever.
I would like to thank you for being the photographer at my daughter Sharon's wedding in Maui. I have been to a lot of weddings and have dealt with many photographers and none of them compare to you. It was a pleasure to have you. You made everyone feel relaxed while posing for pictures, you are down to earth and yet very professional. I would recommend your services to anyone who is getting married in Maui. It was a pleasure meeting you.
Peggy Soltis-Bride's Mother
There are few words I can think of to describe our experience with Tad on our wedding day. He made my wife and I feel like the center of the universe and gave us his absolute undivided attention. He has an exceptional eye for different shots, and was more than willing to listen to some of our ideas. He was very professional in his manner, yet was so comfortable to be around; we hardly knew a photographer was present. My wife and I were more than worried about our photographs, as we have heard many horror stories. However, our pictures came out better than we could have ever hoped. My wife and I looked at numerous photographers in Maui, but after looking at Tad’s work and speaking with him, we knew he was the best option. We would recommend Tad to anyone wishing to wed in Maui. Whether you want posed shots, or someone to sit back and catch everyone in the moment, Tad Craig is the perfect individual to make your special day in Maui that more magical.
I would highly recommend Tad Craig. He shot our wedding and we loved everything about his work and style. He was laid back during the day, despite my nerves and the pouring down rain that morning! His prices were very reasonable, even if you decide to order more or upgrade your package after you’ve seen all his great pictures and can’t limit your choices!! My family all commented on how easy going yet professional his demeanor was that day.
Good luck with your planning!!
We received the photos from our April 22nd wedding and they are amazing! We wish we were in person to share our joy over looking at them. You caught moments that say it all and you were so unobtrusive that we didn't even notice you around a lot of the time capturing these moments. Your eye for candid photos is excellent and we can't wait to see the album.
Thank you once again for being so great!
Kim & Jake Bauer
Oh my God! I just received the album today and it is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! Thank you so much! I think that I have looked at it a dozen times already!
Thank you so much for capturing one of the most beautiful days of our lives. I cannot wait to share it with friends and family. Tad you and your camera are truely amazing. The whole Maui wedding experience was just so incredible...this has truely exceeded my expectations! Thank you so much.
Many, Many Mahalos!
Hi Tad & team,
We are absolutely thrilled with our wedding photos! They capture all of the amazing moments that made for such a wonderful day for both of us. Without exception, the photos are even more beautiful than we had hoped. Thank you so much for all of your creativity, attention to detail, and your genuine friendly nature. Your exceptional work provided us with the challenging luxury of having so many truly great photos to choose from. Our wedding album is the envy of many of our friends getting married here in Vancouver!
Tiffany & Collin
At the Hotel Fairmont Kea Lani Maui, Hawaii
Tad was absolutely fantastic! My husband I were totally blown away with the pictures he took. He was fun and professional, and truly was able to capture our special day the way we remember it.
Tad Craig was really nice to work with. All of our pictures came out great with the different poses and angles and shots. Tad knew how to position us and knew what would be great for the background scenery. One of my favorite pictures was a shot of us and all our friends and siblings. The picture was a silhouette of all of us just after the sun set. It was pretty awesome. I highly recommend Tad Craig.
Andrea and Neil
Tad is so absolutely fabulous! We just got our wonderful package...I stayed home all day waiting for the fed-ex delivery person. And I love, love, love our book! It is so much more than I expected! The quality of the book and the clarity is so so beautiful! I could not have asked for anything more! OH! and thank you so much for the beautiful calendar! I love everything so much and I am so thankful that Gabi recommended you to us! I don't think our wedding would have been the same without you!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
With lots and lots of Mahalos and Aloha,
Kiyomi and Rob Marshall
We received our album today and we absolutely love it! We are so impressed with the album and are so happy we made the decision to go with that particular album style. Thank you so much for all your help and suggestions! The overall experience we had with Tad and his staff was just amazing!If I know anyone getting hitched in Maui,you guys will be highly recommended!Looking throughour album brings us back to Maui and allows us to relive our special day all over again. Thank you so much for making the most important piece of our wedding so wonderful and unforgettable!
Tracy & Christian Cook
A fellow member of the Maui Wedding Association who i've met at the meetings!
Tad is a pleasure to work with as a fellow "vendor" on weddings! He is personable, yet extremely focused on doing the best possible job. He is a true pro and you notice this right away when he's on the job. One of the best photographers on Maui.
Hawaii Weddings by Tori Rogers, LLC (formerly Hawaiian Island Wedding Planners) has worked with Tad Craig Photography for 10+ years, and have always appreciated his passion and professionalism! He stays current and ahead of the game regarding his photography equipment, can play with a variety of lighting techniques (which is super important in Hawaii), and loves working with couples to create photos they will LOVE! Always smiling when working in the elements of Hawaii, Tad is always working to create the best photography experience for his clients. When hiring Tad, you will never be disappointed and always pleasantly surprised. You'll be sure to see photos of his on our site at www.hawaiianweddings.net.
A 5 Star Experience!
Tad Craig Photography is commited to excellence. Having served Maui for more then a decade as a professional photographer, it is evident of his total dedication in delivering an amazing experience & most importantly beautiful photography.
Using the very best & latest Nikon cameras & lenses, he is ever diligent in searching for candid moments.
By connecting easily with his clients, he finds that treating them as friends & having fun is the way to go. Tad encourages everyone to laugh & smile & soak in the absolute joy of the day. By using a combination of natural light & flash if necessary, he is completely prepared for all lighting situations.
Tad's commitment to great service, continues long after the photoshoot is over. Marie-Claude, his assistant of over 8 years is equally dedicated to exceeding the clients expectations. Her expertise in helping to create the Beautiful Italian Coffee Table Books has delighted countless clients.
Tad Craig Photography is honored to have received the Best of Weddings in 2012 and 2013 from Wedding Wire and The Knot.
Thank you very much for considering Tad Craig Photography to document your most memorabe moments.