89 total reviews
Isle Media is the best. Lester and his right hand man is awesome! My wedding was on March 29,2014 we had our love story done by them and it came out great! Everyone came up to us and told us they loved the video we had everyone crying and laughing. I seen some of my pictures and so far I am loving what I seen I can't wait to see all my pictures! I would recommend Isle Media to everyone they work great with you and your bridal party! Again thank you so much Isle Media for all your great work! And thank you so much Lester your the BEST!
This past January, my husband and I had the pleasure of working with Alan & Lester from Isle Media.
First and foremost, it absolutely does not matter that Isle Media is headquartered in Hawaii because they will fly to any destination to capture your wedding.
I can assure you that after one call, Alan will win you over and he will never disappoint. This is coming from an extremely picky bride with very high standards!
We told Alan that we wanted a wedding day recap that captured us, our family and friends in our true form. We wanted it to be light hearted and fun and that is exactly what he delivered. We even asked them to come to our rehearsal dinner to capture the speeches and they were so accommodating!
You will never even notice Alan and Lester in the background capturing beautiful moments, which makes the videos much more natural and real.
I cannot begin to tell you how many people talked about our wedding video recap. From the day of the wedding, and even until now, people always ask who our videographer was. We posted the video on Facebook and received over 400 ‘likes’ combined the day after our wedding. Did I mention that they did the recap in 2 ½ hours with 2 people?
On top of the same day recap he did for us, he also sent us a video of our reactions watching the same day recap at the wedding? Talk about going the extra mile!
If you are deciding between videographers, you MUST choose Isle Media. They can accommodate any style and are well worth the investment! Hands down, Isle Media was one of the best vendors we worked with at our wedding. Now go ahead and book them! Seriously, do it! :)
Last summer, my husband and I had the honor of working with Isle Media and I cannot emphasize enough how fantastic this experience was. Alan and his team are true professionals and were with us from initial contact through the wedding and post wedding production. Although we planned our wedding from Vancouver to take place in Oahu, Isle Media were always only a phone call or email away and they always got back to us quickly. Selecting Isle Media was one of the best wedding decisions we made. Alan and his entire team are so passionate about their work and their artistry shines through in their photography and videography. Ours was an Indian wedding so it spanned 6 days and Isle Media were at all the events so they could capture all the traditional ceremonies.
One of the things that I really liked about Isle Media was they took time to listen to our vision of how we wanted the wedding remembered through photography and videography. They took this vision and then elevated it by incorporating their expertise. For example, we told them what kinds of pictures we wanted but we were not familiar with the island. That's where they intervened. Alan and his team had so many great ideas. They knew the best locations based on the scenery that we wanted. Aside from pictures at the wedding and reception venues themselves, we had scenic pictures in downtown Oahu, on the beach, in the ocean and even atop a mountain! They were so much fun to shoot and the Isle Media team made us feel so comfortable. They were great in guiding our positions and facial expressions. Our pictures look amazing!
The videography was equally awesome. Not only did Isle Media capture all the moments of our wedding celebrations over 6 days, they produced it in such an artistic and cinematic form that we feel like we are reliving those days every time we watch it. Although Isle Media was always there, they were so unintrusive and quiet while filming. They merely documented without interfering in the celebrations. They also used the music that we provided to enhance the videography and their timing with respect to changes in the beat of the music with changes in events of the videography was impeccable.
I cannot emphasize enough what a great experience we had working with Isle Media. They are truly professional and genuinely care about making sure that your wedding pictures and video are the absolute best. I would not hesitate to recommend them to any couple who wants high quality photography and videography for their special day. Isle Media is the best in the business! Thank you so much for making our wedding so incredibly memorable!
Isle Media, in particular our photographer, Reese Moriyama, made us feel very comfortable with the entire process. Reese and his assistant were prompt, professional, courteous, and skilled. The location of the church offered very limited photo ops, but Reese worked well with what he was given and produced quality photos that my husband and I will enjoy for years to come. Thank you again Reese and Isle Media for being a wonderful company to work with. You come with our highest recommendation!
David and Justine
We chose Isle Media to capture our elopement on the North Shore of O’ahu for a number of reasons:
• we wanted a photojournalistic style and adored the portfolio work (photo, video and beauty) we saw on the website;
• we were planning the wedding from Canada and the one-stop shop was very appealing;
• our initial communication with Alan was very prompt (usually within 24 hours), which again was extremely important since we were planning the wedding from Canada; and
• fantastic online reviews (which I’m happy to say are warranted!).
Initially, we worked solely with Alan to coordinate the services prior to our arrival on O’ahu. As mentioned, he answered email promptly (usually within 24 hours). He was also a great help in providing suggestions when our venue fell through two weeks before the wedding.
Zairrah provided hair and make-up, which perfectly captured the natural, but glamourous look we wanted.
We also had the pleasure of having Reese (photography) and Kyle (videography) for about 6 hours on our wedding day; we couldn’t have asked for a couple of more easy-going, friendly and creative professionals to work with. These two guys are the best! They arrived at the resort early and were active all day, capturing the most important moments from numerous angles and perspectives. Kyle also suggested a secluded beach for sunset photos, which was the perfect cap on our lovely day.
The following evening, Reese forwarded us 18 beautiful preview photos to share with our family and friends. The video highlight arrived 6 weeks later and is absolutely stunning. It’s only been 6 weeks since our wedding and Reese and Alan have already advised that the full-length video and edited photos are completed and will be sent soon!
We are so very happy we chose Alan and his team to capture our day. We highly recommend Isle Media; you will not be disappointed.
Working with Isle Media was a blast. Alan helped to deliver our vision to become over the top. Reese was also fantastic to work with. He helped my wife and I to be at complete ease. They delivered on all fronts. Our wedding day was fantastic, and the same day edit they produced was the cherry on the top. What a wonderful video. They handled our photography and hair and makeup for the women in the bridal party too. What an outstanding job. Our first look was classic. They helped me when I didn't know what to do, and they would just jump in to assist. Thank you for helping to capture our best day!
Travis and Mona
Isle Media is a fantastic vendor for photos and while our video is still in edit, i know it will be top notch. Isle Media worked hard to show us that they have rightfully earned their great reputation.They were flexible, heard our needs, followed through, did exceptional, unobstrusive work on our wedding day, and then delivered beautiful pictures ahead of schedule. These guys are great, and we highly recommend them. Know that they will capture your special moments. Mahalo!
Amazing and fun to work with. http://vimeo.com/112896102
We used Isle Media for Photography, Video, Make-up/Hair, DJ and MC. They added to our wedding in so many ways. They were part of it from start to finish. They are so professional as well. They give you white glove service with the local Hawaiian Ohana Spirit. They truly helped make our day very special. We were so impressed with them as they worked with us step by step from initial set up, to great communication as we did this from the mainland. To our arrival and finish. They also were so accommodating helping us personalize what we needed. Alan, Zairrah, Reese and their entire crew are the top notch. You will be very happy with the entire experience!!
My husband and I hired Isle Media for videography for our wedding day. From the very beginning, consulting with them was such a joy. Their work was so amazing - each video I watched prior and after booking them kept me wanting to watch the next. They payed such close attention to detail in planning on what they'd capture prior to the big day. When the wedding day arrived they were such professionals, we didn't have to really think about what we were doing while they were shooting, rather just were in the moment. We trusted them with their own vision in capturing our special day. I appreciate how they captured such candid moments and edited our highlight video to an AMAZING product! We received our highlight video so much faster than we had expected. It was so beautiful, everything and more than we expected to receive. We are so thankful for the work and care of the Isle Media team. We can't imagine hiring a better group of people to create a more beautiful video. My husband and I are so fortunate to be able to relive our magical day through this video over and over again. I can't recommend Isle Media enough!
I booked Isle Media 3 months before my wedding. After the first consultation, I decided to choose Isle Media. The whole team is really open minded, friendly, and precise. Alan cares about what we want, what we like, and always loves to hear about our ideas. I'm go glad to have Michael and Brendan to be our videographers. They are not only good organizers for the shooting process, but also help me feel easy and relax during the shooting. Isle Media is the best on the island!!!
I had the pleasure of working with Alan and his team from Isle Media for my wedding this past July 26th, 2014 at The Kahala Hotel. My friend who recently got married and used Isle Media highly recommended them for videography and makeup. So I looked into it and really liked what I saw. From there, I set up a consultation with Alan and Zairrah (hair/makeup) who were more than accommodating as I currently live in LA now, but decided to have my destination wedding back home in Hawai'i. We had several meetings to review exactly what I wanted and what my vision was.
On the wedding day, Zairrah (lead hair/makeup) and her team did an amazing job as I had 5 bridesmaids, 2 flower girls, and 2 mothers who got hair and makeup done. Thanks, Zairrah!
At the reception, when they showed the same-day edit video we were beyond stoked with the results! We still can't believe they were able to edit and put everything together in a few hours. The same-day edit video was beyond perfect! They nailed it on my vision and exactly what I wanted....from highlights to candids to capturing precious moments. All my guests were in tears of joy and laughter as it was sentimental, heart-touching, and comical all at the same time...quite entertaining for everyone.
Furthermore, the final full wedding video was also just as amazing and was beyond our expectations. I have been to many weddings and seen same-day edits and full wedding videos, but none compare to the quality, expertise, and talent that Isle Media brings. We are more than pleased with the outcome and will forever cherish our memories Isle Media captured. We highly recommend them as the best wedding videographers in Hawai'i!!! Thank you to Alan and his team as they are the ultimate consummate talented professionals :)
I flew Alan and Reese from their hometown to San Francisco, CA for my wedding. I'm not a big planner and thought a photo shoot would be cut and dry, but instead Alan and Reese captured a very special day for us. From the morning of our wedding until wrapping up, Alan and Reese went to work--they had a plan, shot us at four different locations, and enjoyed celebrating with us. Every time we watch our wedding video and view our photos, we are brought back to a very special moment. +++highly recommended+++
I first heard about Isle Media when I was a bridesmaid at one of best friends' wedding last year. At the time, I was already engaged but hadn't started on the planning yet. When I first met the team, I was very impressed with how to work seamlessly together (the video team and the photography team). When it came time for me to research on photo/video for my wedding this year, I already had Isle Media on my list to contact. What makes Isle Media stands out than other vendors is that they are a one-stop shop. They do photo, video, makeup, DJ, planners, and more. It’s basically up to you whether you want multiple packages from them or not. I found that very convenient and painless as I’m already dealing with other wedding stress so for a company that basically covers all wedding vendors, it’s a plus for sure. My husband (then fiancé), are actually from Cali so searching for vendors online and calling around can be really stressful. In the end, we ended up booking Isle Media for their photo, video, and makeup.
Lester is the lead photographer and the person my friend recommended to contact. When I first spoke with him, he was very courteous and listened to my wishes on how I want the wedding to be captured. Photo and video were one of our priorities for our wedding as those last a lifetime so we didn’t want to sacrifice having to book an amateur for our wedding just to save money. However, we also didn’t want to blow majority of our money to just photo/video. When I was talking to Lester about my budget, he completely understood where I was coming from and gave me a quote that I could work with. Honestly, out of all of the vendors I called and spoke to, Isle Media’s was the most budget friendly for both photo, video, as well as having a same-day-edit. Lester was there to answer any questions as well as recommend any vendors they previously worked with before. Although we haven’t met in person yet, he was very responsive to all of my emails and/or texts.
When we got to Hawaii a week before the wedding, I met with Lester to finalize on any last minute wedding details. I am so glad that Isle Media helped me with my wedding day timeline since I had no idea what to do. On the day of the wedding, Lester and the rest of the team came around 1pm and just started working away. I really liked the fact that the video and photo team are working together because they aren’t stepping on each other’s toes. They were also very discreet if needed as at times, I forget that they’re even around. They were great in letting us know how to pose and what to do. Although it rained on the day of the wedding, they were game to do an outdoor shot and I was literally blown away by the preview pics that Lester shared afterwards.
Oh and I can’t forget to say kudos to Zairrah and her beauty team for making me and my bridesmaids look flawlessly gorgeous on the day of the wedding! I basically showed Zairrah how I wanted my hair and makeup as well as the bridesmaids and she just worked her magic. Amazing work Isle Media Beauty team!
All in all, I had a great experience with this company and would highly recommend them. They are very professional. They will definitely work with you in terms of budget, help you plan the wedding throughout by recommending other vendors, and will give you an amazing final product that you can’t help but just stare at the pictures and watch the videos over and over again (It’s exactly what I’m doing :P). Great Job Isle Media!
Lester, Alan and the whole team at Isle Media was absolutely phenomenal!!
My husband and I had our wedding late last month (October) on the North Shore of Oahu and were completely blown away by the pure AWESOMENESS of everyone at Isle media. Their attention to detail and ability to capture really beautiful moments is amazing and they made the whole process relaxed and a lot of fun. They also encouraged us to let them know of any particular shots that we might have wanted taken which allowed us to get creative and really capture our true nature. - Two shots they got that were truly impressive was one of the bridal party and one of the whole wedding party all posing on the beach at sunset with a back light- you have to check it out on their website IT IS STUNNING!
I would absolutely recommend them to anyone wanting to capture a magical experience or event. My husband and I had the most amazing day on our wedding day, and we could not be more happy with our decision to have Lester, Alan and everyone at Isle media be apart of it.
Thank you so much!!
First and foremost-Alan and his team did a wonderful job capturing our day beautifully! Alan has been very accommodating to our needs and worked with us to reschedule everything even though he was several thousand miles away. He was very understanding and we truly appreciated that especially with wedding planning everything gets really hectic.
The day of he and his team member did everything to make sure they captured everything we wanted and were very pleasant to work with.
Even though he lives in Hawaii- and it sounds crazy for someone who doesn't live on the island to book them- you should. Because you will not regret it. They are just competitive as other videographers on the mainland. But the quality and the service you get will be by far the best.
We first heard about Isle Media and seen their videography in action at my husband's best friend's wedding. As wedding guests, we were very impressed with the quality, creativeness, & quick editing for their "love story" & "same day edit." We soon thereafter scheduled a consultation and immediately booked Isle Media as one of our first key vendors. We were thrilled and enjoyed following their photography & videography work on their Facebook & Vimeo pages.
Our engagement shoot was with Lester T. who can be best described as talented, humble, & hard-working. Being that this was our first professional photo shoot together, Lester made us smile, laugh, & put us at ease. My fiancé and I were very particular and specific in what we wanted: a firefighter themed shoot incorporating various props as well as beach-side sunset photos. The company's quick turn-around for receiving engagement photos exceeded our expectations.
Our wedding day timeline was not the easiest due to having 3 locations (hotel prep, ceremony, reception) all requiring a fairly long commute, from Ko Olina to Honolulu and then finally to Pupukea. Alan Sangpan (owner) & his team were very accommodating & went with the flow, never making us feel uneasy or rushed that day. They worked professionally despite our tight timeline from one location to the next.
At our wedding reception we had Isle Media show our bride & groom slideshow. Guests also were able to watch our same-day edit video. Alan's use of the drone to capture arial views of our ceremony & reception venues was simply breath-taking! We loved how our same-day edit captured the "romantic, rustic, memorable" feel we were looking for.
If you are looking for a fresh, hip, young & thriving company to offer you memories to last a lifetime, then Isle Media it is!
We worked with Isle Media for engagement photos, wedding photography and videography and couldn’t be happier. Their team is flexible, easy to work with, and produces outstanding results. All it takes a quick glance at their website to know they are amazing.
Our engagement photos were on the island of Oahu in March. Lester took us to a beautiful beach on the north shore of the island for some spectacular photos at sunset. He is an expert in positioning us and taking advantage of the available light to create some fascinating photos. When the wind knocked down and broke one of his portable lights, there was no cussing or anger, only a pure professional who rolled with the punches and moved on.
Our wedding was in July in Chicago. Alan, Lester, Travis and Kela all came out and helped to shoot some amazing photos and videos. They took full advantage of our entire venue, finding all of the interesting locations inside and out to include. They were able to bring a drone to catch some aerial shots which were remarkable. Alan assembled a same-day video cut to show our guests around 9PM and they were all blown away! I hadn’t heard of that being done before and it was one of the reasons choosing Isle Media was a no-brainer easy decision.
Within 10 days of our wedding, the Isle Media team emailed us a sampling of the photos from our wedding – super fast and they were great! We’ve since received our full length video along with the same-day cut and we love it. They captured everything we hoped to see on the video (and did not include anything we didn’t want to see…).
I would not hesitate to choose Isle Media again in the future!
We used Isle Media for Photography & Hair and Make-up words cannot express how amazing they were! Reese (Photogrpahy), Zairrah (Hair and Make-up) and their team are simply amazing!! Reese was able to capture some amazing photos and it was fun to see him excited about some of the shots he was able to get, making those moments extra special! Zairrah was able to create my hairstyle and makeup to EXACTLY what I envisioned. Hair and makeup last all day & night for my 4 bridesmaids and I. I highly recommend Isle Media!
Alan and his team greatly outdid my expectations! The videos that they created captured all of the magic and more on our wedding day. They were so easy to work with and are so creative! I was extremely particular with every detail on that day and I'll be honest, of all of the vendors that we used, Isle Media impressed me the most - and that's saying a lot!
We recently got married in Honolulu and highly recommend Isle Media. We had 2 photographers, 2 videographers, and 2 makeup artists for our wedding. Everyone was excellent in what they do. The photographers were very creative and developed shots we hadn't even considered. The hair/makeup was flawless and brought out my wife's true self (IE didn't look caked on or like a different person).
A+ all around, highly recommend.
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Isle Media has introduced a revolutionary way of planning your wedding by offering up to four unique services under one convenient and simple contract. Hiring separate vendors is time consuming, complicated and expensive. We bring superior quality, professionalism and creativity.
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