83 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!
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.
After first inquiring with this company, I was very pleased with their promptness and professionalism in returning my emails quickly.
For our Engagement Photo Session, Reese was very easy to work with and made us feel very comfortable. After receiving our Engagement photos, we were very happy with the quality of the images, especially the shots of my wife, our puppy, and I.
On our wedding day, we were very pleased with the professionalism and creativity of the Isle Media Photo/Video and Hair/Make-up teams. My wife was very happy with the hairstyles and make-up that they created for her bridesmaids, our mothers, and for herself. The photo/video teams were great in providing easy to follow instructions and their creativity in “funny” shots. We would definitely recommend them to our family and friends and will be using them in the future.
They did such an amazing job at with our wedding. They also did our maternity pics that was included with our package!
From the very first meeting, Alan was very open, up front and honest. We told him our budget and what we wanted and he designed a package for us that catered to all of our requests!
One more meeting before the wedding and we had to choose songs for our slide show. They have so much experience and knowledge that they genuinely want you the have the best experience possible. They didn't force anything on us nor did they try to up-sell us into anything we didn't need.
Since they have everything the photographers and videographers are on the same page and that makes them a one-stop-shop. I really liked that so they all knew the vision and the look we were going for. They listened to our suggestions about how we wanted our pictures taken and then stepped it up to the next level. Lester did both our maternity and wedding pictures and his eye for photography is simply amazing.
The entire crew is very professional. They were prompt and on-time on our wedding day. They were so good that we didn't even have to worry about them during the entire wedding.
I would highly recommend Isle Media to anyone who wants any life event to be captured on film and video. I can't imagine using anyone else for the job.
Reese and his assistant from Isle Media were awesome. They arrived on time, was very accommodating and worked hard to capture our special day. I would recommend them to friends.
No problems here.
Reese and the team did a fantastic job.
Punctual and professional
They communicated well and went the extra mile for the Bride, Groom and guests.
I would highly recommend Isle Media for your special day.
Isle Media knows how to entirely capture and encapsulate one of life's most important milestones. On top of that, having them cover our wedding was like getting my closest friends do it, only they'd magically learned how to shoot video and photos with incredible detail and quality.
When I first met Reese (lead photography) and Kyle (lead videography) and their team, I felt like I already knew them. They hung out with me and the groom's men while we got ready, ironed shirts, etc. It was like they were already part of the group, but it was also like they weren't even there at the same time.
I felt no pressure to change anything about what I was doing or how I normally would have acted. When they needed something, they asked, when they didn't, they were off filming whatever they thought was important, which isn't always the people. This ends up being extremely important stuff that you don't even think about. They record anything that they think might possibly bring back an important, wonderful memory and you don't realize it until you see the finished product.
They really know what they are doing. Most other places probably focus too much on the people, which is good, but also bad because then you miss the little things, like that bunch of flower petals that happened to form a heart, (which happened and I saw it and thought how great it was and then it turns up in the final product) amazing attention to detail and to what people might find important or enjoyable!
It was truly a fun, relaxing, and fantastic experience and they were so professional and friendly. Trust them to do their thing and you'll get all you could ask for and more!
Quality Of Service: Absolutely brilliant!
Responsiveness: We came from Japan and had only Wifi, no problem whatsoever!
Professionalism: Best of the best, IMO!
Value: Price has a kick to it, but once you see what you're really getting there's no doubt how good a value it is!
Flexibility: Olympic Gold Gymnast!
I have no hesitation in recommending Alan, Reese and the rest of the team at Isle Media. My wife initially found Isle Media through internet searches and after looking through many positive reviews we engaged Isle Media to do the photography and videography at our recent wedding in Hawaii. We initially communicated with Alan via email from Australia and found him immediately great to work with. Once we arrived in Hawaii we met with Alan to finalise the day of our wedding, he listened very carefully to our wants and wishes and made us feel completely at ease. On the day of our wedding the team at Isle Media were so impressive capturing many great shots and moments all whilst quietly being in the background of the proceedings. The quality of our pictures and videography is 10/10 and we are so grateful that we now have these wonderful memories to look over and watch in the years to come. In short the great reviews that Isle Media have are completely justified and you will not be disappointed if you engage them to be part of your big day.
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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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