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Stephen Fanning Photography and Video

1600 Wilikina Dr, Wahiawa, HI 96786, USA

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‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

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I have been a professional photographer and video producer for over 40 years.

I produce high quality photography and video and use my experience, skills, and the latest equipment and technology to provide you with a final product that meets and exceeds your expectations.

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3 May 2021

Wedding Photography

Steve Fanning was great to work with! He was quick with responding to any of my questions via, txt, email or phone msg’s. And more importantly, while shooting my wedding, he was receptive to any any special requests I had for a certain look or angle for a photo. I would have given Steve a 5 star, but this was my first time using a professional photog like ever... so how do I measure up his performance ? Lol. Anyways, I highly recommend Steve if you’re looking for a person who is flexible with time, patient, and trying their best to envision what you see as a photo opportunity. More...

9 December 2020

Stephen and his wife were so amazing to work with. We had our 3 young kids and they were so patient and accommodating with them. He got us scheduled in right away and we received our photos VERY quickly. They turned out so beautiful. I would HIGHLY recommend Stephen and will be using him again in the future! More...

12 September 2019

I’ve been following Steve’s work for a long time. He’s truly amazing at his craft. Aloha

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22 May 2019

Steve has a way of capturing nature in the most majestic way possible. Not only that, but he makes you feel instantly comfortable when your in front of his lens. He has decades of knowledge about photography and film and is an amazing business to work with. More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

21 September 2018

A delightful session at our hotel - working around mobility issues for great shots of our 45th Anniversary - hope Cecily feels better soon!

Reviewed on Facebook

30 July 2018

Stephen was so friendly and made our family feel so comfortable during the photo shoot. The photos he took were very professional and absolutely beautiful! I would highly recommend!

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Thank you! It was fun to get to meet and know your beautiful family! Come back soon!

23 July 2018

Steve met us the same day we contacted him and took some of those most incredible photos of our family at the beach! A true professional! We'll cherish these photos forever

Reviewed on Facebook

23 July 2018

Steve is one of the best photographer's I have ever known. His photos and videos are unmatched by anyone. The photo that Steve took of me and my Wife has been awed by everyone that sees it. We have known Him for many years and would use Him again for sure. Thanks Steve for being the best of the best. More...

Reviewed on Facebook

23 July 2018

the most beautiful pictures I've ever seen

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19 June 2018

Excellent guy work is amazing

29 May 2018

Steve has the ability to showcase a subject in such a way that the viewer will most likely be brought to the desired emotion.

Reviewed on Google Maps

29 May 2018

I have know Steve for years and his gift of photography. He is the best of the best! The photo he took of me and my wife in Hawaii was awesome and admired by everyone that see it!

Reviewed on Google Maps

29 May 2018

I have known Steve Fanning since he was a child and am aware of the extensive training he and experience he has to become the great professional photographer/videographer that he is. It has been my pleasure to see him record on site in the U.S. and overseas at such places as Israel. His final product is beyond reproach because of the time and effort he puts into every detail. Randall Harper More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

29 May 2018

Steve is the best photographer I’ve every known.I’ve known Steve for many years years and still can’t get over how good he is compared to others I know. If you want to preserve your memories for any occasion, this is the man you want behind the camera. More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

29 May 2018

Steve is an amazing photographer. We’ve used him time and time again to make our real estate listings really pop. There is no doubt in my mind Steve’s work helps bring people into our listings. Homeowners are even amazed at how well he can capture a space. He is extremely easy to work with and is very professional. I could not recommend Steve enough. More...

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29 May 2018

Steve brings a sensitivity to his photography which few have. He is able to find the moment, and his work is more like a photograph than a painting. When you see it you think to yourself, "Was this where I was? How did he get that picture?". He is that good! I can't recommend anyone more highly than Steve. More...

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29 May 2018

By a stroke of luck I was able to find and hire Steve to facilitate a photo shoot of my family of 12 in January 2018. Ages of the family ranged from 5-78. Steve was able to capture our family in such likenesses and trueness it was incredible! He handled the chaos of 5 kids with humor and grace. His expertise helped us capture life long memories of this special trip our family shared. I am forever grateful of you and your talent. More...

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29 May 2018

I have known Steve Fanning for over 25 years. While actively working at various schools and nonprofit organizations, i hired Steve to do a number of videos and engage in general photography. projects. His work is excellent. He knows his "stuff" very well. He is a professional, and is easy to work with. He is not afraid to share his ideas and creativity while achieving the outcomes set forth by his customers. I highly recommend Steve to any all who need high quality videos and photography. More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

29 May 2018

Steve and Cecily were WONDERFUL! Very accommodating and easy to work with. They did a fantastic job on our family pictures, helping us capture our memories of our Hawaiian family vacation beautifully. Great with the kids as well :)

Reviewed on Google Maps

9 February 2018

Steve is simply the best.  He captures images that will take your breath away.  I can't say enough good things about Steve and his work!

Reviewed on Yelp

7 February 2018

Stephen Fanning's photos are amazingly beautiful and captures the essence of his subjects so well.  He is very talented and is the perfect vessel of God, the master artist to display His handiwork.

Reviewed on Yelp

28 January 2018

the most beautiful pictures I've ever seen

Reviewed on Facebook

22 February 2017

First things first I need to start off this review with an apology because this is so long overdue already. For me, Steve is the best photographer and videographer. He was the one who did my son's 1st birthday pictorial(cake smashing photo session) and video coverage for the actual birthday party. Steve and his wife was very fun and easy to work with. they were very patient with my son but they were able to capture wonderful and quality shots in a really short amount of time. I definitely recommend Steve, it's totally worth it!  keep up the good work! =) More...

Reviewed on Yelp

24 August 2016

Stephen did a wonderful job on an ad video for a drama class at our church. He was very efficient, in a few short takes we were done, and the finished product was so professional. Stephen is also very knowledgable of how people receive videos. When we were trying to pick a song as a background track he mentioned that he would find a song that sounded good but not too good, so that people will remember our video for what it's about rather than "wow, that video had great music." He was able to cut the video together to our 1:30 time limit but still make it coherent and have all the info we needed to include. All around fantastic guy and great videographer/editor. Would definitely recommend! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

22 August 2016

Stephen came through when we were under some very tight time constraints to promote an event.  That did not deter him.  His professionalism showed during the recording session as he calmly instructed & explained what to expect, helping us understand how it will appear or how it may affect the finished product.  The recording session went quickly and yet the results were amazing!  The proof in the pudding was the reaction we received after it aired with unexpected numbers in attendance! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

16 August 2016

Thank you Stephen for the professional video you produced.  It communicated exactly what we needed.

Reviewed on Yelp

4 August 2016

If you're looking for a photographer that can capture the personality and spirit of your family, that can bring out authentic joy during the shoot, that can capture the beauty of the landscape and is just an absolute blast to work with -- Steve is your guy.    He did a great job assembling and capturing the vibe of our little tribe!  Whole-heartedly recommend him! More...

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3 August 2016

Steve and his wife were wonderful and made us feel so comfortable during our photoshoot. Steve picked wonderful backdrops and helped take photos that avoided showing how crowded it was along the beaches of Waikiki (as it always is), and our photos came out amazing! We were very happy with the photos, and he sent them over quickly. Steve even helped retouch a few photos afterwards where I had some requests, and he was more than happy to accommodate. Super responsive, easy to reach, definitely loves what he does, and is great at it. Thanks Steve! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

Q&As

Quality, composition, lighting, personality, style, feeling, and timing. A great photograph should speak to the viewer.

The first question I ask regarding hiring a professional photographer or video creator depends on the clients needs, so I ask why they are needing photographs or video. Answers vary from creating memories, capturing an event, professional branding, etc.

Before moving here to Hawaii, I visited here for years as well as other places around the world since the mid 60's. Enjoying the great photos from those times have outlasted the actual experiences I had when I was there. People spend $1000's to go some place with their family or to an event but memories alone fade. The photos, good photos, can revive those memories forever.

I am a man of faith and strive to provide you with a product that is better than you hoped for. Hiring me is not a cost, it is an investment. I strive to make your photographs become more valuable over time.

Specifically, I then ask for a list of your basic needs; your"shot list" so to speak. Then I want to know what other photographs or scenes you hope I capture during the session. My goal is to take the photographs you want and the type of photos you want- or video. My goal is to capture them and not only meet but exceed your expectations.

My parents taught me to invest in memories. I have a job where I create tangible, inspiring, nostalgic, life-long memories. I love capturing people, scenes, moments, and motivational messages that will create a lasting impression. Long after the memories of a vacation, fun event, meaningful convention, birthday party, wedding day, anniversary dinner, you name it, fade... there will be that one photograph you will gaze at years later that bring back the joy and meaning of a cherished moment in your life. That is why I love my job.

Photography has been my passion my entire life and was told I had "an eye" for it. From a very early age I saw the impact a quality photograph or video has on everyone. So I have spent my life perfecting my craft. My first 'gig" was at age 16. A book publisher used my photo for its cover.

I have photographed for over 300 real estate properties, 2000 television commercials, several documentaries, and worked with hundreds of families, businesses, churches, and non-profits. I believe God gives each person a gift and photography is mine. In the beginning, I had to shoot with all manual settings, on film, and from all over the world. This helped me greatly to not only know how to take pictures but know why some pictures look better than others. It has been my full time job for over 40 years.

I continue my education through the Internet and blogs. When a book finally comes out in print, technology has made it a history book. 90% of what I use and how I use it wasn't even invented when I graduated from Baylor University in 1981, where I majored in what they called "Radio, TV, Film." The bottom line is you ultimately have to know where and how to point the camera in both posed and candid photography. Composition, lighting, and timing determine a good photo from a great photo.... or video.

There is small difference between good and better. There is a vast difference between better and "the best."

I put myself in your shoes and create photographs or videos as if I was creating them for your family or business. My goal is not to be known as a "great photographer." My goal is to create great photographs and/or videos for you. You are what should be featured; more importantly, your family, your personality, your business, your products, and your message. "You" are remembered by what others see and hear about you. Remember "Show and Tell" in school? Show rather than tell, to be remembered.

Finally, we like to have fun! I want you to enjoy your photo session or video project. After all, the more you are enjoying the experience, the better your images will turn out.

Services

On- location family photography, family reunions, birthdays, anniversary parties, etc.

Corporate and business events, business profile photos, etc.

Memorial and funeral video production.

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