Ok. I just want to be completely honest...
ISLE MEDIA is hands down the BEST photographers/videographers I've ever worked with! I am a full-time makeup artist & a part time photographer so I'm extremely meticulous when it comes to details... and multimedia. I have worked with countless photographers/videographers & they have definitely stolen the show!!! Firstly they are punctual & reliable, professional & fashionable. I was so impressed with they're attire & they're manners. I am one to take personalities to heart & you can tell that they are very sincere & love what they do. We flew 5 of the team over to our island (Big Island) for photography+videography+same day edit to show our 'private ceremony' at our reception. We even hired in a crane just to get an amazing shot of our ceremony!!! They did a PHENOMENAL job, & the little details that my perfectionistism (:p) pointed out, they respectively adjusted what I wanted with no hassle at all. Like I said, I'm extremely picky when it comes to media, so I'm willing to pay the price for whatever it takes to get a PERFECT outcome and working with these ARTISTS has truly humbled my soul :) My Husband is very camera shy & said he never wants to use anyone else to take our pictures or document video in the future... A comfortable husband is a HAPPY WIFE :D I think we can both agree that every dollar was well spent :D We got over 1,000 views in 2 days of the video being launched... (I think our wedding took the cake ;) & I've had numerous texts & messages from friends & strangers telling me how amazing my HIGHLIGHT video was. They cried tears of joy & explained how real it felt.. as if they were sitting in the ceremony. A lot of them also mentioned that they would love to use Isle Media for they're future events! I am a PROUD BRIDE to represent this amazing team... we will definitely be FLYING them over & using them again for our post-wedding shoot & any future events that we may have as well.
THANK YOU ISLE MEDIA!!!!!
We planned our wedding from California and worked with Reese to set up our services and had Jack as our videographer. We would have used all of their services but already had other vendors set up. They are super professional and create a great product. I was hesitant to hire a videographer for our wedding because I wasn't impressed with wedding videos I had seen. But after seeing their videos and I really liked their style and the eye their videographers had to capture the important moments of a wedding. Jack was so sweet and nice and we hardly noticed him walking around filming and Reese was very helpful and informative leading up to our wedding. Even though we only used their videography service, I highly recommend all of the services they provide.
We just got married in the beginning of February at the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort on Oahu. The team from Isle Media we had were Reese, Jack, Trevor and Kay - all of which were phenomenal. They were friendly, fun and made us all feel really comfortable. They were open to all my crazy ideas - and had great ones of their own.
We're at that age where all of our friends are getting married, and now we're the envy of them all since not all did we get our photos and videos in less than 3 WEEKS, they look AMAZING! It's really great that we got all our stuff so quickly - I've heard from so many of my friend that they wait over 5 months - sometimes even a year!
I wanted to use a photo for our thank you cards and now we can send out our thank you's quickly.
We also did a trash-the-dress photo and video shoot at Eternity Beach on Oahu. So fun!!! Totally felt like we were in a movie :)
At the last minute I decide to add a photobooth. LOVE photobooths! This way the guests get an additional party favors and we got a copy of all the pictures on DVD.
Here's a link to our highlight video:...
When my husband and I were doing our budget planning and what to include in our wedding we were actually thinking of not having a videographer to save costs. We figured we have pictures and that is the most important. Trust me video is equally important when capturing precious moments for a wedding. Thank goodness we decided to use a videographer!
Our wedding coordinator actually referred us to Isle Media because she has worked with Alan and his team in the past and they do amazing work. I went on their website to browse at some of their past wedding videos and I fell in LOVE! Each video captured so much emotion and quality shots that I knew we would be in good hands. We decided on having a same day edit video to play at our reception. Our ceremony was very small, therefore the guests who were attending the reception could feel like they were apart of the ceremony when we play the same day edit during our program.
The day of my wedding Alan actually came around a half an hour early, which I did not mind at all. Alan and his team were very professional throughout the time the bridal party was getting ready. At times I did not even know they were there! They were also very cooperative because my husband got ready at a different hotel and they were able to get their equipment and video those special getting ready moments.
During our reception I was so excited to see the finished piece with our same day edit. When it was finished I was shocked at how quickly and how beautiful it came out. The video exceeded my expectations and was so grateful and honored they were able to do this for us. A day or two later Alan sent me the link to his website where our same day edit was posted. Trust me the first week I watched the video at least twice a day hahaha! :)
In around two weeks time our video DVD was ready. I was so amazed at the turn around time for the finished product. I was expecting t
I had a very LAST MINUTE, intimate wedding due to wanting to get married to my (now) husband before we made our move to Los Angeles. Though it was going to be a very small celebration (with only about 10 people), I knew I wanted to have it filmed beautifully. After hearing MANY raving reviews about Alan and his team, I decided to contact him. And with LESS THAN A WEEK'S NOTICE, Alan not only pulled through for us, but he really DELIVERED! We could not be more grateful for the amount of effort, expertise, care, and vision Alan and his team provided for our most important day. Everything moved seamlessly on our wedding day because they knew exactly what shots to get and what to do, and we received our video in a timely manner.
Let me tell you - my wedding, no matter how small it was, is shown in the most beautiful, meaningful ways BECAUSE it was captured and put together by Isle Media. I could think of no better team to trust your wedding day, or any other important occasion, with. HIRE THEM! You won't regret it!!! :)
Having a destination wedding in Hawaii has always been a dream of mine. Being from Philadelphia, I had to find all of my vendors online. From the beginning all of the staff at Isle Media was a great help. I dealt with Reese, Alan and Zairrah; all very professional and nice. Hair and makeup was amazing, Zairrah listened to what I wanted during the trail hair and makeup and the day of, I couldn't have asked for anything more. I wish I could fly her here for our reception at home :) Alan is very skilled at what he does, he took the time to ask me what I wanted the final product to look like, but I let him do what he thought was best. I am glad I let him use his creativity because the final video was great! Also he had mailed the final video only 7 days after the wedding! Cannot be happier with all of the services this company has provided us for our special day. I highly recommend the work because everyone there is a professional and skilled at what they do.
Thank you to Lester and the crew at Isle Media to help us capture special moments on our special day! Lester took initiative, met with us a few times prior to the wedding, and was timely on all his responses. As their campaign shows, they are true to what they say, “30 days.” We had our pictures within a couple weeks of our wedding, which is unheard of in the wedding industry. We were blessed to have it so quickly!
Lester, was personable, funny and made everyone feel comfortable through the whole process. Our wedding turned out to have the craziest weather you can think of but despite the stress, he stood calm and made the best of the situation. It didn’t even look like it was raining. I would’ve wanted more detailed shots of the décor and bridal shots but in spite of the circumstances it still came out great! Overall, the timeliness of the customer service was beyond my expectations and would recommend Isle Media.
My husband & I recently got married on Oahu at Ko'olau Ballrooms on 12-12-12. We were recommended to Isle Media through a friend who also hired Isle Media for her wedding last year. I was just so happy I hired them for my cinematography for our wedding!
The day of our wedding, Trevor was our lead. He and his crew were so fun to work with :) Being that I was kind of stressing from being so nervous, they worked around me, helped me feel comfortable, and kept me smiling for the cameras :) The crew was so friendly and I loved working with them!
I was told that our video was not going to be ready for awhile due to the editing possibly taking over a month or two, i got home from work and to my surprise, my video was mailed in weeks before I was even expecting it! Great way to end our holidays, we watched our video and highlight numerous times, til this day we still watch it. I'm so happy with the results. They caught everything at my wedding, and I'm so thankful I have such a beautiful video to always look back on to remember that special day.
If you choose to book with Isle Media, Alan and his crew will not let you down! Very fun and friendly people to work with :) I highly recommend their company to anyone interested in cinematography!
My wife and I got married back in December and reflecting our experience with Isle Media I feel they deserve a public review from us. My wife had a list of "must haves" when it came to her... I mean OUR wedding. lol... One of them that topped the list was having cinematography. We had met up with several cinematography companies prior to finding Isle Media and never found the one that would work for us. After hours of searching the internet I came across Isle Media. I set up a meeting with them and got a response almost immediately. We met up and before we talked about fine details, Alan told us all about how he got into the business and was completely honest and up front about how long they were doing cinematography for and some of his embarrassing stories. His honesty when talking about his "learning experiences", had me sold.Lots of other places came off as "we are the best and other cinematographers suck" kind of mentality. A couple companies had told us that WE couldn't pick the music to our video and that the "surprise factor" when going with them. We have sentimental attachments to certain songs and they didn’t get that.
On the day of the wedding, we couldn't ask for anything more from them. They were there on time, dressed professionally, and ready to rock! Throughout the ceremony and reception I can't recall ever seeing them... It was almost like they just blended in with our guests and were not a distraction at all. We had specific things request that we wanted in our Same Day Edit and to our surprise, they managed to make it work. We were so happy with the final outcome that we watch it all the time!
Tip for the bride and groom. Dont hold back, cry, laugh, and enjoy your day. Alan can't edit tears in your eyes or edit emotion into your voice. YOU are the key in making a awesome video... Isle Media is there to capture it.
Bryson Martin, Jessi Martin, & Astynn Martin
My fiancee & I just recently got married on the island of Kauai & I would like to say that we are so glad that we hired Isle Media as our videographer.
It was so easy to work with them from the beginning to the end. I had simply emailed them for a price inquiry, next thing we know we signed the contract & booked them because we loved the work they do of the past wedding videos that they have on their website.
Alan was great to work with, its as if he wasn't there, very friendly as well & was always professional. He also was very quick to respond to my emails and questions.
Best of all, we were so happy with the turnaround time as far as getting our video & the quality was great. My fiancee and i loved it! as well as our family and friends. I highly recommend Isle Media for your special day because they will create, not just a video, but something that you will cherish for the rest of your lives, unlike pictures, their videography captures emotions from that day that you'll always relive & be able to share for many years to come. Thank you IsleMedia for being a part of our big day!
I cannot speak for everyone but my experience with ISLE MEDIA had been amazing. I personally cannot complain. No I am not a family member, or friend, nor do I know someone in the team. My now husband and I are from Washington DC and we decided to have a mini ceremony Hawaii. It was a dream come true (typical hawaiian wedding)
I had the honor of working with Isle media for my wedding last year in Big Island Hawaii in November 2012. Alan was our videographer and he was very professional even though I wanted him to relax a little. He was focused and tried to do his best to get as much footage as possible. (read my Pre-wedding review) I cannot brag about how great he was the day of the wedding. He was very pnctual (evryone hates a vendor who shows up late to a venue) and even brought two of his cameras to capture all of the angles and he was a ONE MAN SHOW. I couldn't afford the whole team so Alan decided to be our man the day of and he made sure of that. He was very helpful throughout the planning prior to the wedding. He made me feel like we've known each other for awhile and I should trust his work. He felt like family that we even invited him for an after wedding drinks until he had to catch his flight. Our experience was amazing! As for the package, we only had our ceremony there in hawaii and reception back at home in DC so we didn't get the most elaborate package. Just simple yet the outcome is just priceless. The captures everything and left the unnecessary clips out. They captured ALL of my important moments and moments that mattered like the vows!
The video was suppose to be done in 16 weeks time frame but we recieved ours on New years eve (couple of days ago) just in time for new years day. The husband and I spent our new years eve watching our wedding video on our laptop while
I used my wedding planner, Kristina, from Loulu, who was amazing to help me pick a videographer. She sent me several companies to choose from.
I seriously watched close to a 100 hours of wedding videos before choosing Isle Media. I chose them based on price and quality. Their price is much more reasonable then other companies and their quality exceeded others I previewed.
After working with them, i know we made the right choice!.
We hired them for 10 hours. Starting at noon, pre-wedding until the reception ended. Alan and Glen were awesome! Fun, personable, and professional!!
I thought it might be strange having 2 guys with cameras following us for 10 hours.. but it wasn't at all. They did a perfect job of blending in.. without us evening noticing them. But they did an amazing job of capturing every perfect moment!!
They had asked specific things we might want filmed.. and they got it.. just as I had envisioned!!!
My guests commented later on how much work they seemed to be doing. They were running circles all around the dance floor... making sure to get the perfect shots!
I think they were just as tired as us at the end of the night. :)
We were able to choose music for the video. We only picked one song for the highlight. We asked them to pick the rest, based on how they felt about us, the wedding, and our family.
We I saw the video highlight.. I couldn't believe it!! It was absolutely stunning!! It was perfect!! I've had so many compliments from family, co-workers, and even the band at our home reception.
Then the full video arrived... what a wonderful surprise. I expected it to be 20 minutes.It was 2 DVDs, 1.5 hours.
The film quality is unbelievable! They captured so many perfect moments..so many things I didn't even realize were happening on such a busy day!
This is definitely the best money were spent for the wedding! Something we can always watch, love, laugh.
My experience with Isle Media was AMAZING! I did a TON of research on videographers before my wedding and I am so happy with my decision. My reception was at the Four Seasons Maui (also did an amazing job!!) and I had gone with all of their vendor recommendations until I got to the videographers. I have to say that I was a little late to book so I decided to do it on my own. I emailed several different companies and Alan was the first to respond. I wanted to hold out to compare pricing and video samples, but Isle Media was definitely the most impressive and by far the best price. Alan walked me through all the steps and took the time to figure out exactly what I wanted. He showed up early on the day of the wedding with one assistant (Bodie) and got right to work. They were both so nice! They were not intrusive at all and even my bridesmaids raved about how great they were. I have only seen the highlight video, but Isle Media has already exceeded my expectations. Even my mother (who thought a video was a waste of money) called me after viewing the video and said that it was the best decision I had made. She even thought it was better than having pictures because it captured everything (she is not easy to please :). I was so excited when I first saw the video that I instantly posted it on facebook for my friends and family to see. I ended up getting calls and texts the whole day from people telling me that they were sitting at their desks literally crying at work. I am forever grateful to Alan and Bodie for creating such an amazing video for me and my husband. The best part is that I was able to share the video with my 101 year old grandmother who was unable to attend the wedding... another memory I will never forget :) Needless to say, I am a very happy customer. I also told my absolutely amazing, talented, beautiful wedding planner, Denise Black, that she needed to start recommending this company at the Four Seasons.
Working with Alan on the contracts and details was painless. He was very flexible and accommodating. On the day of, Jack was our lead videographer and he did an excellent job. The quality of the same-day edits was much better than expected and it was totally worth the cost.
I just wanted say thank you again to Reese and Alan for being a great photographer/videographer and getting our pictures/video back to us in such a quick timeframe. I remember how when Reese noticed that I always closed my eyes during pictures, he would tell me to close them first and then he counted 1-2-3, "Open!". I use that great technique now and will again in the future. (You should patent that technique) :) Thanks for the card along with the pictures last week. Reese, Alan and the team at Isle Media are the best!
We are so pleased beyond words with our same day edit video shown at our reception. Our guests kept saying it was such an awesome video. Even my family and friends who couldn't make it to the wedding said the video made them feel like they were actually there!
Booking Isle Media was the best thing that we could have done to make our engagement shoot and wedding day special. The absolutely covered each moment that will be remembered forever.
It was so easy to meet, communicate, and work with them. They are an awesome team. They are so dedicated and fun to have around. It seems that they have became our family/friends since they are so comfortable to work with.
They flew to Maui to do our engagement shoot and it was amazing. Our photos turned out so beautiful! The comfort level of what to do, how to stand, etc. was so easy. They were very confident in their work.
On our wedding day, they flew in a lot of support that worked hard together to capture our large wedding party (total of 16). I do wish we took individual shots (example: Bride w/Bridesmaids, Bride w/all of the Groomsmen, same for the guys and more family shots). Reese did have a good idea of having a sunset shot up at our reception area, but time didn't really work in our favor for that.
A highlight at the wedding had to be our SDE video that Alan created. I can't stop watching and thinking about it. I LOVE IT!!! Then when we received our DVD in the mail....we can't stop watching it and sharing it with family and friends.
Overall, this is the perfect photographers and videographers!! We wouldn't have chosen a better team. We are just amazed of all the amazing work that they produce. We wish the best for them as always!! Thank you immensely!!! Forever grateful!!
My husband and I got married in Sept. 2012 on Oahu. Since we live in Seattle, we planned for a destination wedding. I'm orginally from Hawaii so it was a MUST that we be married in my home town. My brother in-law recommended them and we booked them after the first inquiry. Alan & Reese kept in touch with us via email and phone the whole time we were planning our wedding. Planning a wedding long distance can be stressful but working with them was stress free. I love their websites and past postings of other weddings they've worked on so you can see what type of work they produce. We absolutely loved our pictures & video!! We are extremely thankful to have had Isle Media as our photographer and videographer.
Perfect, Professional, Flexible, Collaborative....just a few of the adjectives I have for Alan and the Isle Media Crew. Though based in New York City, we produce events all over the world and the Isle Media Team is one of the best we have encountered. It is rare when you meet people who are extremely talented and humble at the same time. Alan and team were with us for a very high profile multi day/multi event destination wedding. The video work -- extraordinary; the experience for us as the event producers -- even more extraordinary. I wish that we could clone Alan and his team. After interviewing virtually all of the video vendors in Hawaii (and many in LA), we selected Isle Media. YOU WILL NOT FIND A BETTER TEAM!
I don't know how I could possibly put into words how amazing Isle Media is. No matter what service you hire Isle Media for, they will go above & beyond your expectations. We used them for quite of few of their services, so I'll break them down by service.
HAIR/MAKEUP - We used Zairrah for makeup/hair for our engagement session. She is amazing! Even though I didn't have any pictures or samples of what I wanted, she was still able to achieve the look I was going for. She even stayed during the entire photo/video session to touch up my makeup and fix my hair. If hair/makeup wasn't gifted to us by a friend, we would have definitely used Zairrah again for our wedding.
PHOTOGRAPHY - Reese's photos speak for themselves. But the best part is what isn't captured in the pictures. He is so accomodating and easy to work with. When I changed our location (literally on the day of our session), Reese (& the entire Isle Media team) accomodated us and never made me feel bad about the last minute change. We were so happy with our engagement pictures, we couldn't wait to see what our wedding pictures would look like. But the day after our wedding, I received an email from Reese...with 5 edited pictures for us to share with family & friends!! I couldn't believe it. Again, his work is amazing.
VIDEOGRAPHY - This is probably the number one thing that all of our family & friends keep talking about. They were all blown away by our engagement & wedding videos. Especially our Same Day Edit video. We still can't figure out how Alan and the rest of the team are able to put a highlight together in such a short amount of time. But that just goes to show how good Isle Media is. To top it off, our videos were available to view the very next day!
As a bride, your biggest worry is if everything will turn out the way that you imagined. If you choose Isle Media, it will turn out better than you imagined. I can't say enough about...
Isle Media is the best videographers in Hawaii! My husband and I are from orange county, ca and we celebrated our 10 yr. anniversary by renewing our vows at The Fairmont Hotel in Hawaii with just our 3 boys and so this was a very emotional and important event for us as a family. It was my top priority to find an amazing videographer who has the same style and vision as I do. I did tons of research and I lucked out with Isle Media. I had the pleasure of working with Alan and we couldn't have asked for a better person to cover our renewal of vows. He was so professional and so nice. My boys loved him! Words cannot convey how emotional and spectacular our video turned out to be. The gorgeous shots, the editing, the music, everything was so breathtaking, classy and just beyond words. It was so cinematic it felt like I was watching a movie. I had very high expectations from him and it was way more than I hoped for. My family and friends cannot stop talking about how our video gave them chills and made them teary-eyed. They said it was the most beautiful wedding video they've seen. I'm so happy we chose Isle Media. Alan is not just amazingly talented but a wonderful person as well. Thanks Alan you are awesome!!!
Isle Media did our June Destination Wedding. We traveled all the way from Japan and had 98% of our 65 guest travel to our celebration. We were concerned about our vendors following through and doing a good job. We had previously hired a wedding coordinator who ran off with our very large deposit. Alan was great and was able to work with us on what was left of our budget after of our fiasco of trying to track down our coordinator. He was responsive and reasonable. The video along with our pictures were all we had left of our special day and we will always be grateful for the video/photography to remind us of our special day. Thanks Alan!
It was very easy to work with isle media. They are experienced professionals and know exactly what to do when it comes to a wedding. I knew from my fist meeting with them that they will do a good job and they did. The day of they filmed everything that I wanted and they didn't come to bother me with questions witch i appreciate. They were discrete and polite to everyone. They are also very creative and you can see it in the way they captured these precious moments.
If you want the best on the most important day of your life, then book Isle Media! We were so glad we did! From the very beginning they made it so easy for us, with their fast communication and professionalism. When we received our wedding video we were blown away by the quality and artistic beauty of all the moments they captured on our special day!!! These guys are truly amazing and so great to work with!
I absolutely highly recommend Isle Media~
With luck on my side, I found Isle Media online and Alan replied rather quickly with his quotes and packages. We planned a wedding in Kauai and found that Isle Media will travel~ My overall experience with them has been more than what I expected, we communicated via email and Alan made sure to answer all my questions and concerns which kept me at ease. Upon meeting him, he made me feel comfortable and natural which made the entire day flow easily. He even showed us clips of what he shot, which made us real anxious to see the final product! We've received our highlights video and are so impressed and happy with all the hard work that was put into a full day event. My husband and I watch this video daily! He truly captured such a special day for us and we are so thankful to rewatch these memories with style! Alan and Isle Media are amazing, just watch their videos for yourself and see how talented they are. My brother in law also loved his work from our wedding and booked him for his wedding in Dallas, TX!
One of the most important lessons I learned from my 18 month wedding planning process is "you get for what you pay for." I found Isle Media about two months after they got started. Alan seemed very nice and responsive, the company had a good portfolio, and priced 50% less than the more popular videographers at the time. My fiance and I wanted to support businesses starting in the industry and decided to book them.
Fast forward 11 months to the week before our wedding. Part of our package included a slideshow, to be made by Isle Media. I scanned the photos and sent them to Alan. I got an email two days before the wedding saying that I needed to edit the photos myself and arrange them in order. He could not do it because they had a wedding that day. According to Alan, he could stay up all night to complete the slideshow but that would effect his performance the next day at our wedding.I did not want that to happen so I spent the day before my wedding figuring out our wedding slide show.
On the day of our wedding, Alan brought two interns. He did not ask our permission to bring additional staff. The two interns were not professionally dressed and did not act like professional wedding vendors. They were sitting in the living room of the suite and got in the way of the photographers.
In our contract we signed we were to get our video in 4 weeks. When I brought this up to Alan he said it now takes 3 months and he could not honor our original contract. Thankfully, after several emails and phone calls we were able to settle to 2 months.
I was willing to put up with all of this if the final product was good. Regrettably, the video on a scale of 1 - 10 (one being amateur video shot by friends to 10 being Hollywood quality) I would rank it a 2. The video was missing: our ring exchange, everyone including the bride walking down the aisle, and the funniest moment of the ceremony when the flower girl refused to walk on the rose petals on the aisle.
Go to isle media's website. View the video, photos and blogs that isle media has posted of my daughter's (Kelly) big day. That should be enough to convince you of the passion and talent that Alan, Trevor, Reese and Zairrah have for the job they do! After communicating with Alan by email for 6 months to coordinate his services for the big day, the height of the experience was in spending 8 hours with him and his team on "the day". It felt like they were part of the family, yet the product they have provided us is beautiful, creative, and a real treasure to us.
C'mon people, let's be honest here....Isle Media deserves ALL the stars in the sky!!! I first contacted Isle Media in December 2011, after I had sent numerous quote requests to other vendors highly recommended by Wedding websites. My Wedding was right around the corner, just 6 months away, and Alan was quick to respond by sending lots of info on the services they provided. He was extremely personable, and was very thorough with the options they offered for Video, Photo, and Beauty services. I decided to do the whole package, as I wanted to get the true Bridal experience. I had heard from many other Brides, that wished they had video to capture the moments they missed, or the photos of their magical day, and to feel like a princess as they got their hair and makeup done. From the time I met Alan, Reese, Zairrah, Trevor, and Mei, I knew I had made the right choice. I absolutely LOVED what Zairrah did for my hair/makeup, and the whole crew made us feel SO at ease during what would normally be a very nerve racking time. So what about the product....Have you seen their website??? Check out their blog with videos/photos. NUFF SAID!! Incredible. I will forever cherish the moments of my magical day, and have it documented with the most amazing Video and Photos thanks to ISLE MEDIA HAWAII!!! MAHALO NUI LOA!!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!!
I do not enough words to describe my wonderful experience with Isle Media. When I first made contact I was at a complete loss! I did not have a ceremony place or time of event. I live in California and was planning everything on my own and was booking vendors one by one and I had just cancelled my ceremony site! Alan from Isle Media was so helpful! He was not discouraged by my situation and said they were available for my date. He even put me in touch with an amazing wedding planner(will be for another review) He then handed me over to Kay who would be my photographer for my wedding. She is the GREATEST! She was always answering any questions I had via email and her responses were quick. She would check in with me periodically to see how my wedding plans were coming along. For the day of Kay and her assistant Lester showed up right on time and got straight to work. They were both so friendly and made everyone feel at ease. Kay rearranged the hotel room just to make sure she snapped the prefect pictures! She has sent me some highlight pictures while I wait for the final product and they are beautiful. Can't wait to see what other amazing moments they captured. Thank you Isle Media and especially Lester and KAY for being there to make my wedding day sooo special! Mahalo :-)
We almost booked with another more-established company before I stumbled onto Isle Media in December 2011. As a newish company, they were raw and had room to grow, but I could see that they had the budding components to be strong videographers. In talking with Alan the first time, he described themselves as a up-and-coming, hungry and determined company, looking to make a name of themselves in a competitive business. While he was new to the game, I could hear in his voice that he was willing to go the extra mile. To be honest, at the time of booking, Isle Media's pricing was definitely an attractive element, especially when compared to established video companies. (It's always good to catch those on the rise, rather than when they're enjoying the plateau.) Since our wedding took place in Maui, and Isle Media being based in Oahu, their travel fees were tremendously modest comparatively, another strong selling point as others were charging four-figure travel rates. We booked them and I continued to follow them closely over the months until our wedding in June 2012. I saw growth, new types of shots, new storytelling techniques and a diverse range of clients. They were definitely growing quickly as more and more began to notice. They were very flexible in changing flight plans to accommodate a more definitive wedding day timeline a few weeks before the big day.
The day of our wedding came and Alan and Michael were early in their arrival. They were easy-going, pleasant, gracious and, at many points in the day, weren't noticeable, capturing the important moments naturally without being in our face. They put us at ease, an important part on what can be an intense day. They worked well with our photographer, making sure they weren't stepping on each others toes, even sharing ideas on angles and light.
As we concluded our honeymoon in Oahu, we met up with Alan for coffee who delivered all our raw footage. We talked for nearly 90 minutes, at times about the wedding day and the business, but more about our goals and aspirations and life in general. It was less like a service-provider/client chat, it could've been friends on a Sunday afternoon. Our reception dinner was coming up in a few weeks and Alan assured us that he would get a highlight to us to show there.
When we got home, we loaded up our raw footage and watched almost every single clip. Still in wedding nirvana, there were laughs and tears, smiles and bigger smiles. We knew they would be able to put together something we could show all of our family and friends. When the email came in saying that our first cut was available, my wife and I were super excited to see the product. It captured our day and with a few minor tweaks, it became something we've watched over and over again. We've shown it back home at a reception, and to our family and friends, and they've loved how they could almost be there that day.
I look forward to seeing our long-form video in the next few weeks. I look forward to showing the highlights to more and more people. I look forward to following Isle Media and Alan's other creative projects into the future. These guys are going somewhere - probably up and up - you should get a seat on...
we had an amazing experience working with the Isle Media crew! They worked around our schedule (making themselves available to meet to discuss ideas prior to our big day), were very hardworking and pleasant to be around, and just did a wonderful job shooting our event! Despite them being a new company, they are extremely professional and extremely creative, which (in my opinion) sets them apart from the other cinematography/videography companies out there. I highly recommend Isle Media - they will truly exceed your expectations :) Thank you guys again!
These guys over here at Isle Media are a truly talented bunch! They were so creative and on point with the editing of the videos, and they managed to capture such amazing moments throughout the day without being noticed at all!!! They are reasonably priced, and you get so much more bang for your buck!!! We had a blast doing a trach the dress session with them too a couple of days after the wedding! Mahalo to Alan, Trevor, Glenn and Duane at Isle Media for capturing our magical day for the rest of our lives!!!
So far it has been 11 days since our wedding, and I still can't get enough of the same day edit video Alan, Trevor & Jack dreamed up for us! Isle Media is such a wonderful company on so many levels, and we are so appreciative of their efforts to capture our wedding memories. They are professional, friendly, and most importantly they are driven to create the best product they possibly can.
Alan & the team are very receptive to ideas and feedback on what is important to you on your big day. What I love most is how their videos don't just show what happened, it really tells a story and because our wedding day went by so fast, I truly appreciate having something that allows me to relive the moment over & over again! They are a newer company but I think they have the knowledge & vision that trumps many other seasoned videography companies that we reviewed prior to booking them. They're super friendly, easy to work with, and don't make you feel uncomfortable. Just plain awesomeness!
I booked Isle Media Hawaii a year before my wedding. During that year, Alan always made sure he stayed in contact with me. I would constantly send him emails with questions and he responded to every single one in a timely manner. He would also on occasions send me emails just to see how I was doing and how the wedding planning was going. He made me feel like I was the only bride he was working with. Alan is so easy to work with. He is very easy going, patient and understanding. Alan and his team from Isle Media Hawaii did an AMAZING job at my wedding. I also hired them to do our engagement video and same day edit video in which both had exceeded my expectations. They captured memories that I will have for a lifetime. No matter how many times I watch the videos, I still have those moments when I laugh and cry…..From my positive experience and services that I received from Alan and his team, I recommended them to family and friends in which two to date, have booked and used them for their wedding. They did an awesome job at their weddings as well! I will continue to highly recommend them to family, friends and or anyone who is getting married or planning an event. Thank you again to Alan and his team for a job well done!!!!!! You guys are the BEST!!!!!!!!!!
We called Isle Media a FEW DAYS before our wedding ceremony. I really doubted that anyone would want to take on a project with such late notice, but Alan and his crew were willing to work with us, and happily at that. All of our questions were answered in an efficient and professional manner, and they had great ideas on how to bring our special day to life. Our ceremony was very small and low budget, but they made it beautiful all the same. The lighting, equipment, and angles they use are amazing; and our video came out great! All of the guests commented on how professionally and artistically done the video was, and we were so pleased to have chosen these young professionals for our wedding day. They made us comfortable, and moved through the day efficiently, so there was never an awkward moment. We were hesitant to allow them to choose the music, but Alan edited the video perfectly to the song he envisioned using, and it really grew on us. We will have this beautiful memory forever, and I more then recommend Isle Media for your wedding day!
Where do I begin? Alan and Isle Media were simply awesome!!! He has been so accommodating since day 1. I found them about a month before my wedding. I preferred not having a videographer, but my mom insisted on us having one at our wedding. I was one of those brides that felt like a video of our wedding was unnecessary. I am so glad I listened to my mom, and thank goodness I stumbled upon Isle Media on a wedding website. Alan is a so friendly and nice and was easy to work with. A few weeks before the wedding, we met just once to go over what would happen at the wedding. He told me what to expect and asked me what I wanted from them. My now husband is extremely camera-shy and was afraid, but, at the end of the night, my husband told me that he was very comfortable with the cameras...saying they didn't make him do anything he wasn't already doing. I was excited to see our wedding highlights at our wedding reception. It's amazing how quickly they work to finish the same-day edit. The quality of finished video was impeccable. I kept whispering to Steve during the video how amazing the quality was. It really looked like a movie. All my guests were simply impressed with the video. They were truly able to capture not just the events of the ceremony but the emotion. It was a very emotional ceremony, and they captured it. Everyone that watches it say they got goosebumps and got teary-eyed. THE VIDEO WAS PERFECT!!! Makes me want to renew our vows every year just so I can throw a party and hire Isle Media, again!!!v =) Isle Media did an excellent job. I could not have asked for a better finished product and better service from them. The people at Isle Media are professionals at this craft. I HIGHLY recommend Isle Media to anyone and everyone looking for a videographer. These guys are truly THE BEST out there!!!
Isle Media is Spectacular!
Isle Media was everything I had hoped for, and more! Having contacted them only a month or so before our very popular 11-11-11 wedding date, I thought I might have to 'settle' for less than what all brides hope for in their wedding photography. They far surpassed my wildest dreams!
The photographer and videographer were a great mix of professionalism and creativity, without rigid stuffiness or formality. We wanted our pictures to present our special day in a way that was true not only to our beautiful surroundings, but was true to our personalities as well. While taking the more traditional, expected shots, the professionals at Isle Media were also able to take advantage of the details unique to our wedding - like the raindrops on the handrails, which they photographed with our wedding rings; the rainbow which came out just before our ceremony, which they caught with my husband and his best man on the cliffs waiting for the big moment to arrive; the flower details and train of my dress, which they caught with spectacular drama, using the window-framed jungle as a backdrop; and the playful spontaneity of the day, like the shot of Loren climbing up to see me, like Romeo climbing to see Juliet! These unique shots made the photos of my wedding so extraordinary!
Thank you Isle Media, for your professionalism, attention to detail, flexibility, and true artistic excellence - both before, during and after our wedding! I would highly recommend them to anyone needing wedding or other special event or portrait photography.
Kaylee Garth, Maui Bride and Southern California Resident
Alan Sangpan and his team at Isle Media is the upcoming all in one, one stop shop when it comes to multi-media services. They offer videography, photography and makeup/hair services for your wedding day. We started working with them in November and love their innovative and unique style in creating same day edits. Their trend is that of a more trendy style that allows couples to view the expressions, hear their thoughts and play the song of the moment when creating the highlights - documentary is top notch in their production. This is something that the newlyweds and their families will be watching over and over again!
You gotta watch out for this company as they take the island by storm. They are new, they are hip and they will be everywhere you want to be! I definitely recommend Isle Media for an all in one shop stop!
"No matter what type of wedding video your looking for the team"
of Isle Media is here to help. We capture the true essence of each and every couple
with a fresh and creative style. Isle Media offers superb cinematography,
photography, as well as hair and make up.