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FINO Photography

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West Coast, California, Washington, Oregon, Hawaii
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310-880-9991

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Sarah’s photos would be right at home on the pages of Vogue or Elle magazine. Glamorous and ethereal, her images take wedding photography to the next level; she knows composition,... Read more
Sarah’s photos would be right at home on the pages of Vogue or Elle magazine. Glamorous and ethereal, her images take wedding photography to the next level; she knows composition, lighting, and how to frame a scene so that each element contributes to a cohesive and beautiful whole. But perhaps most importantly, she brings out the best in her subjects, giving brides and grooms the cool, edgy yet relaxed look of fashion models.For Sarah, the allure of taking pictures comes from discovering an approach that yields beautiful, well-balanced images. “At a wedding, I try to find great natural light, and go for dramatic and somewhat sweet portraits with highly saturated color,” Sarah explains. “I let people be who they are, but I’m also getting what looks best on film.” For example, one exceptional photo in her portfolio shows a sleek bride and her black-clad bridesmaids standing in an uneven row, the sun-drenched L.A. cityscape filling up the background; none of them are demure—instead they look sophisticated, confident, and ready for anything. In another impressive and more traditional image, Sarah trains her camera on a bride’s face, the close-up capturing her loveliness—red lips, ebony hair, and pale skin—along with her palpable excitement.The level of excellence achieved in Sarah’s prints is most likely a result of her formal training and education in her field. She began studying photography as an undergraduate, and continued at the prestigious Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara. And before dedicating herself full-time to weddings, Sarah worked for years in the commercial fashion world, where she became adept at lighting and finding interesting angles. Because of this, her pics have a freshness that’s often missing in wedding photography.“Sometimes I think most wedding images start to look the same, but Sarah’s work has an original thread running through it that makes it stand out,” says a makeup artist who has worked with Sarah. “She simply thinks outside the box.”Another vendor who appreciates this photographer’s talents adds, “I’ve witnessed Sarah in action, and I was blown away by her talent. She was able to wrangle a huge and rowdy wedding party, didn’t rush them through shoot, and the work was beautiful.”“All of Sarah’s skills would mean little without the ability to get along swimmingly with brides and grooms. Sarah has been described as a “natural people person” by many a client and vendor, and she’s possesses an effortless charm that wins folks over. “She’s such a sweet, even-tempered person, a real joy to be around,” says a vendor who knows her well. “There are plenty of photographers who take good pictures, but Sarah is that rare bird whose personality only enhances her finished product.” Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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CHRISTINE
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Great team and terrific personalities. I haven't seen my pics or video yet, but everything up to and including the wedding day was top notch. Sarah & Sara were terrific. Their prices were reasonable- a very good value - which allowed me to have videography when I thought I couldn't afford it. Very responsive as well by phone and email whenever needed. Highly recommend.
Great team and terrific personalities. I haven't seen my pics or video yet, but everything up to and including the wedding Read more...
Great team and terrific personalities. I haven't seen my pics or video yet, but everything up to and including the wedding day was top notch. Sarah & Sara were terrific. Their prices were reasonable- a very good value - which allowed me to have videography when I thought I couldn't afford it. Very responsive as well by phone and email whenever needed. Highly recommend. Read less
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Kayla
Wedding:
7/7/2013
5.0/5.0
I absolutely love the photos that were taken. They take amazing pictures and capture the best moments that will give you so many memories you can frame. they were very professional but were very friendly and fun which made the experience that much better. thankyou again for the wonderful photos.
I absolutely love the photos that were taken. They take amazing pictures and capture the best moments that will give you Read more...
I absolutely love the photos that were taken. They take amazing pictures and capture the best moments that will give you so many memories you can frame. they were very professional but were very friendly and fun which made the experience that much better. thankyou again for the wonderful photos. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
6/17/2013
5.0/5.0
What wonderful girls to work with!! They did such a great job on all my photos. It was amazing to see the finished product!
What wonderful girls to work with!! They did such a great job on all my photos. It was amazing to see the finished Read more...
What wonderful girls to work with!! They did such a great job on all my photos. It was amazing to see the finished product! Read less
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Lee
Wedding:
1/20/2013
5.0/5.0
We hired Fino Photography as they were referred to us by friends and couldn't be happier with their performance and service. They were very easy to communicate with and arrived early on our wedding day. The images were to be delivered within 4 weeks but Sarah had them ready within 10 days for us to view. The images themselves are wonderful and very creative. She also took plenty of classic portraits of us which we are excited to have for years to come. Don't hesitate to hire Fino Photography.
We hired Fino Photography as they were referred to us by friends and couldn't be happier with their performance and Read more...
We hired Fino Photography as they were referred to us by friends and couldn't be happier with their performance and service. They were very easy to communicate with and arrived early on our wedding day. The images were to be delivered within 4 weeks but Sarah had them ready within 10 days for us to view. The images themselves are wonderful and very creative. She also took plenty of classic portraits of us which we are excited to have for years to come. Don't hesitate to hire Fino Photography. Read less
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Elise
Wedding:
8/15/2010
5.0/5.0
Sarah from Fino Photography shot our wedding on Sunday, August 15, 2010. I was ranting and raving about what a wonderful photographer she was before I even received my pictures from her. She has a vibrant personality and brides will feel comfortable with her because of her laid back attitude. Sarah was not bossy and took photos according to what style WE wanted. Many photographers will push their style on their clients, which was not the case with Sarah. We just received her photos back and I honestly love every single one (there were close to 800 pictures!) She captured both candid shots and artistic shots. Her expertise in photography shows through in every photo and when I look back at my wedding pictures I am so glad that we chose her. I would recommend her to any bride looking for an amazing photographer for their wedding.
Sarah from Fino Photography shot our wedding on Sunday, August 15, 2010. I was ranting and raving about what a wonderful Read more...
Sarah from Fino Photography shot our wedding on Sunday, August 15, 2010. I was ranting and raving about what a wonderful photographer she was before I even received my pictures from her. She has a vibrant personality and brides will feel comfortable with her because of her laid back attitude. Sarah was not bossy and took photos according to what style WE wanted. Many photographers will push their style on their clients, which was not the case with Sarah. We just received her photos back and I honestly love every single one (there were close to 800 pictures!) She captured both candid shots and artistic shots. Her expertise in photography shows through in every photo and when I look back at my wedding pictures I am so glad that we chose her. I would recommend her to any bride looking for an amazing photographer for their wedding. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
6/29/2008
5.0/5.0
If I could say 10 stars, I would! It was such a great pleasure to work with Sarah and her assistant, Steve. We arrived at our preparation venue 1 hour early and a quick email to Sarah and she was there early too! Such a talented artist and wonderfully professional, I enjoyed every minute I got to spend with her. She and her assistants use the highest quality equipment and capture every moment even if I never noticed them! Absolutely worth every penny, and I would recommend Sarah Holden Photography without reservations!
If I could say 10 stars, I would! It was such a great pleasure to work with Sarah and her assistant, Steve. We arrived at Read more...
If I could say 10 stars, I would! It was such a great pleasure to work with Sarah and her assistant, Steve. We arrived at our preparation venue 1 hour early and a quick email to Sarah and she was there early too! Such a talented artist and wonderfully professional, I enjoyed every minute I got to spend with her. She and her assistants use the highest quality equipment and capture every moment even if I never noticed them! Absolutely worth every penny, and I would recommend Sarah Holden Photography without reservations! Read less
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Amanda LHK
Wedding:
5/3/2008
5.0/5.0
Sarah Holden is hands down THE BEST photographer you could ever have for your wedding. She is professional, great to be around, smart, smiling, awesome with demanding families, and best of all takes some of the most beautiful photos you've ever seen. I cannot recommend Sarah Holden enough.
Sarah Holden is hands down THE BEST photographer you could ever have for your wedding. She is professional, great to be Read more...
Sarah Holden is hands down THE BEST photographer you could ever have for your wedding. She is professional, great to be around, smart, smiling, awesome with demanding families, and best of all takes some of the most beautiful photos you've ever seen. I cannot recommend Sarah Holden enough. Read less
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Natalie
Wedding:
7/28/2007
4.2/5.0
Her assistant Michael shot the wedding because she was booked - he actually has his own photography company - Forever Young Photo. He was great - he got all the detail shots I wanted and we have over 700 photos of all everything! I thought that was wonderful, considering we had one shooter, which was what we paid for. He was great at putting us first and making sure we got everything we wanted. I loved that he was bossy -- telling people to get out of the photos and such -- so I didn't have to be mean on my wedding day.
Her assistant Michael shot the wedding because she was booked - he actually has his own photography company - Forever Read more...
Her assistant Michael shot the wedding because she was booked - he actually has his own photography company - Forever Young Photo. He was great - he got all the detail shots I wanted and we have over 700 photos of all everything! I thought that was wonderful, considering we had one shooter, which was what we paid for. He was great at putting us first and making sure we got everything we wanted. I loved that he was bossy -- telling people to get out of the photos and such -- so I didn't have to be mean on my wedding day. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
sarah was great and the pictures turned out well. she was very professional and showed up on time.
sarah was great and the pictures turned out well. she was very professional and showed up on time.
sarah was great and the pictures turned out well. she was very professional and showed up on time. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Sarah from Fino photography was great. We met via Skype first, because she is super busy shooting weddings full time, and was out of the area. Then, she also made sure we met in person once she was back. Her personality was great, and she is very charismatic. I received my photos from her within one week!
Sarah from Fino photography was great. We met via Skype first, because she is super busy shooting weddings full time, and Read more...
Sarah from Fino photography was great. We met via Skype first, because she is super busy shooting weddings full time, and was out of the area. Then, she also made sure we met in person once she was back. Her personality was great, and she is very charismatic. I received my photos from her within one week! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We just hired FINO Photography for our family session. I have hired photographer's in the past and I like those photos, but I ADORE these. They are different. Instead of the normal posed photos, we got so many candid shots. Maxine came to our home and she just took pictures of us doing what we normally do. Then we walked around the corner to the park and took more there. She made all of us feel comfortable and at ease. She was playful with the kids, and professional. Not only do I recommend FINO Photography to everyone, I will be using them for all of our photography needs!
We just hired FINO Photography for our family session. I have hired photographer's in the past and I like those photos, Read more...
We just hired FINO Photography for our family session. I have hired photographer's in the past and I like those photos, but I ADORE these. They are different. Instead of the normal posed photos, we got so many candid shots. Maxine came to our home and she just took pictures of us doing what we normally do. Then we walked around the corner to the park and took more there. She made all of us feel comfortable and at ease. She was playful with the kids, and professional. Not only do I recommend FINO Photography to everyone, I will be using them for all of our photography needs! Read less
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