76 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!
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.
Deciding to get married in Hawaii was a very easy decision. Coming from Scotland, we wanted to get married somewhere warm, somewhere with adventure and somewhere far away from home with only our closest friends and family.
We had to make a lot of decisions from the other side of the world which proved difficult on many occasions. The only easy decision was using Isle Media to capture our day. We were originally looking at photographers and videographers on Big Island (the island where we choose to get married) however none of them had the spark we were looking for. We then stumbled across videos of Isle Medias work on Vimeo. From that moment we knew we had found the perfect people to capture our special day.
We faced numerous issues throughout our planning process however Isle Media were the one stable factor – they were responsive, professional, listened to our requests and sounded like they loved their jobs. In order to help us feel comfortable (as neither of us had been in front of the camera before – let alone together), when we arrived in Hawaii we met the team that would be with us on our day.
The team was amazing and consisted of Kyle, Reese, Alan, Lester and Zairrah. Reese and Lester did the photography, Kyle and Alan did the videography and Zairrah did my makeup. She listened to what I wanted and never got annoyed or tired of me asking to try different looks – for that she is a star!
We had fun throughout the entire process and the highlight wedding video is absolutely amazing. It captured exactly what we wanted – fun and laughter. We are waiting to receive our official photos and I am certain they will be just as good as the video (the only thing ruining them will be me smiling too much!!).
We also did a trash the dress session with the team the day after the wedding day. I had seen photos of a place I wanted the photo-shoot to take place but neither myself nor my husband could find it. We told Reese about the place and told him that we had tried looking for it but could not find what we were looking for. On the morning of the wedding day they went to find the place and I was delighted when he told us that they managed to find it. We have seen a preview picture of this shoot and it is incredible.
I have no hesitation in recommending Isle Media for any work that would involve capturing a special day. Even our wedding party commented on how attentive and nice they all were. If you are nervous about your big day (which I was), they will put you at ease and also put your needs first.
Thank you Isle Media for being part of our day!!
Our destination wedding was in April 2014 and let me tell you it wouldn't have been as memorable without Isle Media! We ended up using all of their services - Photography, Videography, Hair/Makeup, DJ/Emcee, and overall we were really satisfied! It is definitely not easy to plan a wedding, especially a destination one, so thanks Isle Media for making our day extra special!
Photography: Hands down my favorite service from the group (I haven't gotten my video yet, which I'm sure is just as goooood). Reese is a GODSEND. I'm a pretty crazy person and he was able to work with my crazy faces and poses! My husband and I were really impressed with how he managed to get shots in even when the wind was blowing and it was raining on and off. Also, a special shout out to Rei who helped fix my bangs and flower headpiece when the wind would blow it all over! It also cracked us up when she had to crouch like a ninja to make sure the flash was set just in the right position...extra props to you!
Videography: We haven't received the video yet so I cannot say how well the video quality is (which I doubt would be anything less than top notch), but we definitely can say it was a blast having Kyle around capturing our best moments. He was very chill, which helped us relax and be ourselves in front of the camera (it can be intimidating!!). It was also nice that he made sure to re-take any shots that he felt could've been taken better.
Hair/Makeup: Zairrah, Meileen, and Mariah managed to handle 5 bridesmaids, mothers (last minute!), and me before our first look shoot and we turned out extra beautiful! I am VERY picky when it comes to makeup (I did not want a cake face at my own wedding) so it meant a lot to me that Zairrah took the time to make sure that I was comfortable with the make up. Meileen did an excellent job on making my hair look beautifully put together.
DJ/Emcee: Kevin was really accommodating with talking to me over the phone and email about what kind of music and songs we wanted to play for our wedding. They did a GREAT job with the ceremony--every little detail we asked to incorporate was done flawlessly. For example, we asked them to cut the music when the ring bearers walked in so that they could a little surprise dance to the Harlem Shake. Everyone thought that part of the ceremony was hilarious, so we were grateful it turned out as planned. The emceeing was really good too! We didn't really plan to have any games during the reception but Kevin had a great idea of incorporating a kissing game that helped keep us all entertained. The only thing that was a little disappointing was that the music wasn't really as expected for the dancing portion after the reception was done. I requested for mainly top 40s (hip hop/pop) but a lot of the songs ended up being slower than expected, which was harder for everyone to dance to. Also, sometimes the songs would change abruptly (from a fast to slow song or vice versa), without any smooth transition between the two, so it would confuse the rhythm of the dancing. Overall though, I still would recommend their DJ/emceeing services.
We are forever thankful for the services that Isle Media provided! Thanks so much!
As soon as I saw what Isle Media can do for videography, I knew I wanted them for our wedding- and I was NOT disappointed! They created a wonderful SDE! Thank you, Alan and crew for capturing our special day! Their staff is professional, creative and great to work with!
Isle Media is a company that is so much more than you would expect. Not only do they have a plethora of services to choose from, but they also go above and beyond for their clients! I had been planning this wedding from San Diego, CA and I cannot tell you how important Isle Media was in calming my nerves, making me confident in their services, and making me feel that I was normal with all the craziness going on. I’ll go through the categories to help simplify their AWESOMNESS!!!
PHOTOGRAPHY: Words cannot express how wonderful Reese is. Our conversation on our first meeting day flew so naturally that before I knew it, Reese already had a page of notes on the types of photos I was looking for and a tentative timeline. I had a freak out moment mid way to the wedding because the photographer I had hired for my engagement photos produced horrible work! I became concerned about my wedding photos, but Reese did not let that stop him from building my confidence in his work. He answered all of my questions (and there were a ton), showed me his recent work, and calmed my nerves by being available (he was always prompt to respond which decreased my stress tenfold). Reese and his team made me feel beautiful, confident, and natural (even when taking pictures on rocks with heels!) that I could not have asked for a better photography team! Now I just wait for these amazing pictures because the previews have me excited and wanting more!!!
VIDEOGRAPHY: Although Alan is the owner of the company; he is also in charge of the videos. He was personable, clear, concise, and passionate about his company. Having a company that provides so many services, Alan was able to offer us some last minute additions for our wedding. Can you imagine if I had to find another vendor?! Being a video pro, Alan worked out the kinks of Sam’s personal video before the wedding started! His skills amazed Sam, who does not get easily impressed. The video and photography team worked so well with one another that they never took away from our wedding. My guests complimented their work ethic because of their diligence to follow us around, and their ability to blend in with the surrounding. I can’t wait to see this video!
HAIR AND MAKE UP: Zairrah is the perfect woman for the job! I feel like it is so hard these days to find a stylist that does NATURAL looking make up. I was worried I would never find one, but Zairrah proved me wrong. She was friendly, conversational, and skilled! She listened to my ideas and was able to produce something much more. On the wedding day, she did not fail to go above and beyond. I tried my best to find out who wanted hair and make up done that day, but there were still a few add-ons requested at the last minute. Zairrah and her team were very kind to meet all of these requests and still finished with time to spare! Every single person turned out stunning and no one had any complaints on what was done.
Overall, this company is phenomenal. A team filled with talented people that truly believes in providing optimal work. You can’t go wrong with Isle Media. They are a company that has everything you need and a group of people that will do all that they can to make your wedding day the BEST DAY EVER!!! I highly recommend Isle Media to anyone looking for an excellent vendor, especially if you’re doing a destination wedding. Trust me, your stress level will drop if you have this team on your side!!!
I would to start off by saying that this review is on behalf of my husband and I, and it is with great pleasure that we write this review for Isle Media!
From the beginning of our engagement, to the end of our wedding, and even up until now, it has been a blessing to have Isle Media by our side. Choosing them was not difficult; we did our research like every newly-engaged couple and discovered that although Isle Media is a fairly young company in this industry, we believe their quality of work, expertise, professionalism, and communication style goes beyond what other companies have to offer! With this being said, it was easy to trust and have Isle Media become part of one the most special moments in our lives. My husband and I are camera-shy individuals, and it was extremely comforting to be able to communicate and work with someone like Reese, who was able to work around our shyness and deliver probably the best photos my husband and I have ever taken together. Especially for our engagement shoot, we strongly appreciated how Reese listened to our needs/goals for the photos because every couple wants their photos to be a certain way! In the end, we even found ourselves reliant on Reese's photography skills/advice and really appreciated his artistic style to capture our poses perfectly. He even took some time after the shoot was over to take more pictures of us with our cat because he knew how important it meant to us! This goes to show how much Isle Media really cares for all their clients!
For our wedding day, my husband and I got the opportunity to work with more of Isle Media's crew (Reese, Kyle, Ray, and Julius), and we cannot express how organized they all were. They showed up early and began working immediately. What we really noticed about them was how well they trusted each other and how strong their teamwork and bond was throughout the whole day. They really strive to make you feel special! One of the photographers was even nice enough to hold the train and fix my dress while taking pictures at our different locations. Additionally, the entire Isle Media team was so attentive in trying to capture every special moment for my husband and I that we cannot think of any moment we were unsatisfied, disappointed, or unhappy while working with them. We are extremely happy with all their deliverables and have received endless compliments from our family and friends!
In addition to Isle Media's photography and video, Zairrah did an amazing job with my hair and makeup for both our engagement shoot and wedding day! I've always been a simple person, so I know very little when it comes to hair and makeup. Zairrah was great at listening to how I wanted my hair and makeup done, and I was extremely happy with how everything turned out. After working with her for the engagement shoot, I knew my hair and makeup for the wedding day would be perfect! She eliminated one the biggest concerns a bride could have for her wedding day and that is to look amazing in front of her future husband and all the guests! I couldn't have asked for a better hair and makeup stylist than Zairrah!
My husband and I highly recommend Isle Media for all their services! You won't find a better company that can deliver photography, video, and hair and makeup and leave you speechless, smiling, and appreciated. We have nothing but great things to say about this company and we know they have a great future ahead of them!
I am so happy that we chose Isle Media for our wedding day! It was hard to find a videographer that would still give us everything we wanted for a decent price. Alan and his crew are simply amazing!! The service we recieved was awesome and so were the videos (SDE, movie trailer, slideshow, & etcs.) as well, and we proudly show it to anyone who asks to see it! I absolutely love everything about it.
Communication from beginning to end was also great. It really helped that they were always available to answer questions. They even went out of their way to meet special requests such as working with us on our movie trailer and being available.
We truly appreciate their sincerity and their desire to make everything perfect for us. The video that they produced is perfect! They captured everything that we wanted them to capture and more!
We highly recommend Isle Media!
Alan, thank you so much for giving us more than we hoped for with our video. You're amazing at what you do!
We will definitely recommend them to everyone we know!
The crew at Isle Media are AMAZING! You will NOT regret hiring them!!
My husband Danny has known Alan Sangpan (owner) for many years and I first met him when we were looking into doing a music video about 2 years ago. We kept in touch and attended both of Isle Media's anniversary parties and saw how beautiful their work was. Both Danny and I agreed that if we ever got married, we would use them.
We got engaged in July 2013 and decided to have our wedding the same year in December. I immediately got ahold of Alan to see if they were available, which they were, thank goodness. From that moment, up to the day of the wedding, Alan and his crew at Isle Media were very accommodating and did everything they could to make our day the best it could be.
On the day of the wedding, the entire crew was on time and very organized. My hair and make up was done by Zairrah and she is absolutely incredible! Bride to be's, if you wanna look stunning, use her! I can't even remember how many people told me how beautiful I looked lol. I've also seen the work of the other hair and make up artists of Isle Media and they are ALL very talented and will make you look HOT!
The photo and video crew were with me from 1-9pm. They were all very nice and made me laugh and feel comfortable. They did a "same day edit" for us and it was probably the highlight of the night! The talent that Isle Media has is one of a kind. The quality of the photography and videos will leave you speechless. I had so many of my guests tell me how awesome the videos were (after the same day edit, they showed my first ever music video, which was a surprise for my husband). I think they got everyone at the party crying tears of joy!
It's hard to explain the greatness of this company. You just need to EXPERIENCE them. Like I said before, you will not regret hiring them. The amount you pay will be worth every penny! You won't find a better company to use for your photos and videos so why look elsewhere :) ? AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING! Do it.
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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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