Member Since: 11/16/2012
This past October, my husband and I were blessed enough to work with Isle Media for our wedding. We were able to book all three services almost a year before our wedding. We were a bit nervous because Isle Media was just an up and coming company. However, we did our research. We saw through their blog that they had tremendous growth over that past year, so we put our faith in their potential. What we saw on the day of our wedding touched our hearts, and we knew that we had put our faith in the right company.
Because my husband and I were residing in California during our engagement, it was very important to us that communication be open and strong. Unfortunately, I hate the phone. Alan, Reese, and Zairrah however, were ALWAYS very quick to answer back to my many emails. The company is extremely busy, but we almost always received responses within 24 hours. They were extremely easy to work with.
Furthermore, when it came to knowing what we wanted from their services, the entire staff was more than accommodating with both our engagement shoot and our wedding day. They were able to translate our ideas into reality and delivered in ways we couldn’t have imagined. They are true artists. Even in the times where we were unsure of what we wanted, we were fully confident in their ability to use their knowledge of who we are and expand on it. We were not disappointed.
To this day, we still hear from our guests how amazing our pictures and videos are. It’s extremely easy for us to say that we loved their stuff because we were the subjects. But to have others (including some who weren’t even invited to the wedding) say that they were amazed (and even cried!) when watching our same day edit, truly is a mark of the type of vision and service that Isle Media can provide.
I recommend Isle Media to anyone looking for a close-knit group who is willing to work for your vision. In the year following our initial booking date, we have seen the company grow exponentially in skill (and success). We can only expect to see that continue. Stay tuned for an updated review once we receive our final products. We can't wait!
Member Since: 3/20/2013
When we set the date all I wanted was Same Day Edit. After looking at others I was beginning to get discouraged because I didn't like any or the other companies I saw. All the other companies, looked like a homemade video was slapped in between a production when it came to the ceremony.
My wedding planner had sent me a link for Isle media. I instantly fell in love with Isle Media style and loved how it was so different from everything else I've ever seen.
Our first meeting with Alan And Lester was so calm so easy! It seemed like he knew what we wanted. Even though we didn't really know how to explain it. I've always felt like, I wanted to leave it to the experts I want them to use their creativity which is what I liked about them to begin with. I don't know how to do their job, so I wasn't about to choose the song of give ten pages of directions for shots I wanted.
Leading up to the day, I got so excited just to see how everything was coming out!
It was finally here and Yes on your wedding day everything runs late and it can never go on time! I got really nervous and everything was crazy! Alan and his crew were so professional made me and all of my family feel so comfortable in the crazy mayhem of wedding jitters, nerves, makeup and crazy downtime for the boys! My fiancée and his groomsmen felt comfortable and had fun filming along the way. It was almost as if they weren't there! Alan kept telling me it's ok, everything is great!
Finally we are done with the ceremony, the picture taking, the Chinese tea ceremony, now the reception, the lion dancing! What a crazy crazy day!!!!
We were all so excited to see his amazing work. When it finally played at the reception I was crying again like I had done earlier in the day with happy tears. To relive those moments all over again with my husband and see how happy everyone around us was and how handsome fiancée looked getting ready. How perfect the day really was. It was so amazing, the video was clean so professional, like music video! Haha idk I just know I've never seen anything like it.
Everyone was so impressed and could not believe how talented Alan was and how fast he put together my same day edit!
Since the link has posted, all of my family members, bridesmaids, photographer, including us and friends that couldn't come have been watching it on repeat!!
We can't wait to see the highlights video because the day was so crazy and fun we know it will be awesome like the same day edit.
Alan you are amazing and are so talented and we are so happy to have the best as a part of our wedding. Thank you for sharing what you can do with all of the most important people on our lives.
Keep doing what you and the team do! You are amazing!!! Recommend with 20 stars 😉
Member Since: 10/30/2013
We love Isle Media. My husband and I are from Hawaii but we were both living in Utah during the period that we were engaged. I didn't go to Hawaii till 1 week before my wedding, so planning everything was very hectic. Thankfully, Isle Media was very supportive and they were really great with collaborating with what I had envisioned on my wedding day. After a lot of phone conferences and email exchanges, we worked out the logistics of the wedding day and everything went great.
I got married at the Laie Temple on the North Shore, having that in mind... Isle Media had to get a little creative because they weren't able to watch and witness my marriage. They did awesome! My pictures, my video came out exactly how I wanted it to be. My husband and I are very relaxed, and I'm so grateful for the efforts and talents that were put forth to make my wedding pictures/video look flawless. Isle Media is all about putting out quality work and I admire that.
Member Since: 5/18/2012
We contracted Isle Media to shoot for six hours and had two videographers. We have yet to receive the deliverable but are confident that Alan and his team will revert with an incredible work of art. Working with Alan is such a breeze as you will, first of all, quickly notice that he has a crazy response time! Even though we are based in Japan, Alan would frequently respond back so quickly that we would forget that there was a 19 hour time difference. He is very professional in his emails and extremely accommodative of any requests that you may have. For example, we were first attracted to Isle Media after seeing the work they had done for another Japanese couple. We expressed how we liked the style used (and also asked for inclusion of other types of shots we had seen in other videos) and Alan right away said that he would make a note of this on our record, and do his best to ensure that the same team who shot the video would shoot for us on our wedding! Talk about great customer service. We would definitely recommend Isle Media!
Member Since: 10/18/2013
We went to Oahu for our destination wedding in July 2013 and hired Islemedia for our photography and videography. It was the best decision that we made as Alan and his team far exceeded our expectations. They were professional, knowledgeable and extremely personable. Ours was an Indian wedding and we had a number of traditional ceremonies leading up to the wedding day. Alan, Reese, Lester and the Islemedia crew were with us throughout and they became honorary members of our family. They were present all the time but never intrusive. The team was very attentive and they captured even the most subtle cultural details of our celebrations. We appreciated their creative vision and the ideas they had for us. As well, any ideas we put forward were embraced wholeheartedly. These guys are up for anything!! To say they went the extra mile for us is an understatement. Our location shoots were absolutely stunning and so much fun. The team knows the geography of the island extremely well and they took us to places we would have never found ourselves. We did our due diligence and did lots of research on all the major photographers and videographers in Hawaii and decided Islemedia was the best choice and we couldn’t be more right. They captured the spirit and emotion of our wedding and turned it into a concrete work of art that we can view and cherish for the rest of our lives.
Member Since: 8/17/2012
Thanks so much to Alan and his team at Isle Media! They did an excellent job of capturing all our precious moments. From the very beginning Alan has been very accommodating – flexible meeting times/locations, very patient as we constantly revised our timeline, professional & respectful to all our family and friends. We LOVED the same day edit, we were so impressed by the quality of the video that Alan and his team were able to produce. We are very grateful that Alan was there for us and wouldn’t have it any other way. It was truly PERFECT!
Member Since: 8/31/2012
Alan and his team were absolutely amazing. They were respectful and professional. We hardly noticed they were even there during the service. They just found a way to do their thing. They produced an unbelievable day of edit for our guests to see at our reception. All of our guest were raving about how awesome the video was. We have had a number of our friends ask for his card b/c they were so impressed. Hands down it was the most professional, well done wedding video I have ever seen. We are so happy and recommend Isle Media to anyone looking for a well done video capturing their wedding day.
Member Since: 10/4/2013
My husband and I have only GREAT things to say about Isle Media and their staff. They were a pleasure to work with from start to finish. We could not have asked for a more enjoyable experience working with them for our wedding.
Alan and his staff were on time, extremely professional, and very easy to work with. They made my husband and I feel extremely comfortable and made the whole day fun for us. We never once felt forced or staged, Alan did a wonderful job capturing all of the special moments and special people at our wedding. Our video captures our personalities and love for each-other perfectly and we will cherish it forever. The work and talent that went into capturing our wedding day was beyond amazing. Words can not describe how beautiful the video came out.
Our family, friends and even our wedding venue RAVED about how amazing our videographers were. Alan and the Isle Media staff are all extremely talented and have amazing gifts, and we were so happy to have them be apart of our special day.
Member Since: 9/22/2013
I was just given a preview of my wedding video and some pictures.... LOVE IT!!! Alan did such a wonderful job on our video and lester and his team captured stunning pictures of us. I have to say... choosing Isle Media was the best decision we made. Our family and friends enjoyed our preview of the pictures and video and they all said `everything came out so perfect, they did such a wondeful job.' I could watch my wedding video over and over again. From the beginning till the end of our wedding night... alan and his team are very professional and fast on response. I can go on and on about how choosing Isle Media was the best thing ever!! I highly recommend this team and Im so estatic about seeing the rest of our pictures. Thank you to Isle Meia... I'm very happy that we chose you guys to be apart of our special day!!!
Member Since: 3/18/2011
Alan, Jack, and the Isle Media team are AWESOME!!! It was such a pleasure to work with them, and I would recommend their video services to anyone! From the get go, the responsiveness of Alan is what made his company standout from the others. He responded to all of my questions and inquires fully and ridiculously fast. Here is how amazing his customer services is…on the day his twin daughters were being born at the hospital, he responded the same day to one of my emails! He is on it! On the day of the wedding, Alan and Jack showed up early and were extremely professional, you forget that they are even there, which makes for natural, candid moments. On top of that, Isle Media creates an above and beyond product delivered in a timely fashion. We went with the eight hour video package; our highlight video was stunning and the full length video let me relive my wedding day all over again! I am so happy we decided to invest in videography and the service and quality of Isle Media’s work is topnotch. If you are on the fence, take the plunge and go with Isle Media, you will be SO happy you did! I adore Alan and his team!
Member Since: 9/5/2013
Kay Salera, Isle Media, was our lead photographer for our wedding in Oregon. I could not be happier with our decision. I love her! I can tell she loves what she does and it shows in her quality of work. Most of all she is professional and I appreciated that she always returned my emails quickly and thoroughly. Kay even flew in a day before our wedding and made sure to sit down with us to go over the schedule and review what kind of shots we wanted.
I was most impressed the day of the wedding….weddings are stressful and everyone is trying to make sure everything is in place before the wedding, but Kay remained calm and professional through it all. She even came to check on me several times while I was getting ready just to make sure I was doing ok or needed anything. I was so thankful to have her because I didn’t have a wedding coordinator so she made sure to keep us on time and get through all the photos of me getting ready, pre-ceremony and family pictures.
Kay is very talented and knowledgeable at what she does and knows how to make quick decisions for any situation…. like rain! But don’t worry the rain stopped before our ceremony and was clear for the rest of the night. I don’t think I ever saw her rest the entire day, but yet she still had so much energy and was there to capture every moment. My most favorite moment was when Kay followed us in our 1930’s antique getaway car and took pictures of us driving through the town. We were having so much fun taking pictures along the way and stopping at neat locations in the town that we didn’t even realize that 2 hours had gone by! I don’t know any photographer who would go above and beyond to do that.
Kay continued to amaze me by getting a handful of edited photos to us only days after our wedding. Let me tell you….my jaw dropped when I saw our pictures! The photos are beautiful and creative and the photo editing is high quality. Kay made me feel beautiful on my wedding day and every bride wants to be able to look back on their wedding day and remember how beautiful it was… I highly recommend Kay Salera - Isle Media to be your lead wedding photographer. Thank you Kay for all your hard work!
Member Since: 10/23/2012
We could not have been more CONFIDENT and blessed by our decision to go with Isle Media! When it came time to choose a Photographer and Videographer for the wedding, I only knew a couple vendors (Isle Media being one of them). I remembered seeing their work first hand at other weddings I've been to. Since I enjoyed the videos and pictures so much we decided to put them as our top choice. I did my research and look at their previous events - they all looked great, so I was sold! One thing off my list of 'to-do's'! But of course, after going to all the expos and planning the other parts of the wedding, you can't help but see other photographers/videographers work and what they have to offer, right?. So, although my choice was Isle Media, I didn't contact them right away. I spent hours looking at other vendors video samples and pictures not to only see their work, but to also get ideas of how we'd like our video and pictures to turn out with whomever we chose. But after all that researching, I still preferred Isle Media's work over the others. So, I sent my inquiry!
Alan responded to our request so promptly! He was great in answering all my questions, very professional in handling our requests and communicating to us what's important in capturing our special day. I instantly felt at peace and cared for - it wasn't a sales pitch or intimidating at all. Amidst our planning, we needed a hair and make up stylist for the bridal party. Another great thing about Isle Media is that they ofter this service as well! He put me in contact with Zairrah who was also prompt in getting back to me regarding the kind of look we wanted at the wedding and scheduling a trial (which is a must, trust me, you'll feel that much more confident in your choice!). Once thing that I was impressed by was their follow up before the wedding day. Reese, who would also be part of the team at our wedding wanted to see how things were going and wanted to know more about Brad and I. This really showed me how much they care about the bride and groom and how they want to make the video and pictures more about us and who we are as a couple (verses just snapping a bunch of random pictures).
On the day of wedding, it was raining, the clouds were out and no sign of the sun - of course, this worried me. Brad and I wanted a lot of pictures outside with the sun. Thankful the rain and clouds held up and we were able to take a lot of pictures outside. But, when the rain and clouds came back, that didn't stop Isle Media from doing their work and capturing GREAT photos! The Same Day Edit video was amazing as well! Isle Media is a group of talented professionals who know how to make the day look that much more special. They were fun and easy going, made us laugh. At the end of the day, you'll pretty much have your spouse, the memories and the photo/video of the wedding. There's no skimping on the choice of photography and video. It's well worth the investment that will last forever. Their prices were great too! I got previews of some photos and a link to our SDE video - and we are SO HAPPY to have gone with Isle Media! They surpassed our expectations and have made our wedding day that much more enjoyable! :)
Member Since: 8/9/2013
We got married in May at the Halekulani and booked Isle Media for for videography. I would give Alan and his team 10 stars if I could. They were an absolute pleasure to work with. We booked Alan as our videographer a few months out and were so lucky that they weren't already booked on our wedding day. He was super prompt replying to emails even when he was out shooting a documentary in Asia.
We met w/ Alan when we traveled back to Hawaii before the wedding. He was super easy to talk to and made us feel at ease answering all our questions. I also gave him a couple of directions for the same-day edit. I asked for minimal mic portions during the video, as well as time lapse and grounds shots until the first lyric. I am super particular about music being a DJ and he was very accommodating and did exactly that. It turned out great. People posted on my facebook saying it was the best edit they have ever seen at a wedding. Jack andTrevor were great videographers. Super laid back and chill. Just capturing everything and staying out of the way.
We just got our finished edits a couple of weeks ago and watched them together. The full coverage was great. Couldn't have asked for anything more. Here is a link to our Same Day so you know 1) I am a real reviewer and 2) Alan followed my instructions exactly for the SDE.
They have hundreds of great videos on vimeo. I research things to DEATH and a videographer wasn't an exception. Definitely the right choice! Thanks Alan and crew you guys were amazing!
Member Since: 1/9/2011
First, let me say that Isle Media's CEO, Alan Sangpan, is amazing. He knew I was interested in videography at our wedding and found a way to make it happen for us. We live on Kauai and he is based on Oahu, but he made time during a trip to Kauai to meet with us and wow us with his personality and business ethics.
He responded to inquiries right away, and made sure that we understood every detail of the contract. He made sure that everything ran smoothly the day of the wedding and had a turn around time of eight weeks. EIGHT WEEKS! This short amount of time is almost unheard of when it comes to wedding photography/videography! I could not be more pleased with the result.
Alan personally edited our highlight video and I love the amount of detail he included in the video. I didn't want our highlight to be cookie cutter, and he definitely delivered. I've already recommended him to several of my friends who are currently engaged.
Member Since: 7/28/2013
We were so happy with having Isle Media to do our Photography and Videography for our wedding. The services that were provided for us were beyond excellent.
Choosing photo and video vendors were difficult in the beginning. There are so many. We chose Isle Media, because my wife and I thought that the products and services would suit our wedding with amazing results. All the meetings we've had with Alan and Kay were very professional, and I like the fact that they were really friendly and easy to communicate with. The relationship that we've built with them has turned from, company to client, to friendship, and that's what a business with direct clientele should be.
When we did our engagement photos we didn't know what to expect. We had a location that would have been nice if it were not for the rain. Luckily our Photographer Kay and Videographer Alan, were willing to find another location for us. Which worked out very well.
Our Wedding day was amazing and working with Isle Media was just awesome. They directed us in every way possible to get the best shots possible. It was really fun. The SDE and Engagement video was also amazing, and it was the one thing I was waiting to see during the evening.
We want to thank Kay and Alan and their team for all their hard work and dedication. We hope to see you guys again.
Member Since: 8/3/2013
Choosing wedding vendors so very daunting and stressful, but Isle Media cuts all that out. Not only are they a one stop shop, but this company of down to Earth people are so thoughtful, professional, and creative. Everything we envisioned from the hair and make up to the sunset photos were perfect. We heard of this company through my sister who went to school with one of the partners. Since we were planning from California all our correspondences were through e-mail. All our correspondences from e-mail to face-to-face were very professional, considerate, and personal. Even though they're booked with this busy wedding season, they made us feel like we were the only couple they were working with. Mariah our make up artist and Mei our hair stylist were given pictures and tutorials of what I wanted for my bridesmaids only hours before the wedding and they fulfilled my vision perfectly. Mei even stayed behind to place my veil and set my make up. Reese, Trevor, Kyle, and Jack our photographers and videographers were punctual, stuck to our time line, and very, very creative. They captured every aspect of the wedding we had asked for, especially the fun we all had. I have to say that this company surpassed our expectations in every way. I would definitely recommend this company to anyone looking for any of their services.
Member Since: 7/21/2013
My fiancé and I weren't originally going to hire a videographer, but several months before the big day, we realized we'd probably regret NOT having one in the long run, so we started our hunt.
We're SO happy we found Isle Media. We weren't big fans of the traditional wedding video format (you'll notice common patterns after watching a few), and wanted something a bit more unique and organic, while still remaining elegant and classy.
We let Alan know this via email, and not only did he and the team accommodate our request, they were excited to take on our challenge, which made us even more eager to see the final product.
During our in-person meeting a few days before the wedding, we ironed out all the details and went through more ideas for the general look and feel of our video. Alan was professional, kind, and understood exactly what we were going for.
The day of, everything went perfectly. Even if there were hiccups with the timeline, Alan and the team were super flexible and easily adapted to it all.
The same-day-edit definitely took the cake. The whole day was perfect and went exactly how we imagined, but actually getting a chance to slow down and relive the whole day at the end of the evening was just mind-blowing. It was presented so beautifully, I couldn't help getting a little misty-eyed.
Alan and the team are awesome. If you're still on the fence about hiring a videographer, take it from us: It's completely worth it. Hit up Isle Media ASAP. You'll be happy you did!
Member Since: 7/18/2013
We were in Hawaii for our Honeymoon and were lucky enough to get a photo shoot with Lester. We are so thankful we decided to do this because now we have tons of photos to remember such a special time for us. We loved every minute of our shoot; Lester was fun, energetic and creative! The whole process was great and our photos capture so many great candid moments and an AMAZING sunset!
We couldn't have asked for a better experience and everyone we show our photos to can't believe the backdrop is real...the location was truly phenomenal! Thank you Isle Media for giving us memories to cherish forever!
Member Since: 4/9/2012
TOTALLY EPIC!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
When Lisa and I attended the Wedding Cafe seminars, the single biggest regret that brides had on their wedding day was not splurging for Videography. Initially, we didn't like the concept of being filmed, and thought the memories we created in our minds would have more than enough meaning and fulfillment.
Phewf! We are so happy that we heeded the sage advice of brides past, and we're so fortunate that our wedding coordinator, Wai, put us in touch with Alan at Isle Media. They are the utmost professionals, took time to harness the energy and feel between Lisa and I to produce something super unique and super amazing! We can't thank Alan and his team enough for all their hard work and talent. They are so attuned, attentive and skilled that you hardly notice they are there, and yet, somehow, they managed to capture every detail, big or tiny, that contributed to the best day of our lives! :)
We absolutely love the same day edit Isle Media produced and received so many rave comments about it! It added flair and truly captured the essence of what we felt in our racing pulses throughout this whirlwind and remarkable day. And even better, we're able to share our magical moments instead of just having them for ourselves in our memories!
P.S. There were three to four "secret" messages that Alan (super awesome job man!) wove into the video and music that was used. Since we've watched the video like a million times, we're certain we've found them all.
WE LOVE IT!!
Member Since: 10/3/2010
Isle Media is without a doubt one of my favorite vendors! We booked them for all 3 services (videography, photography, hair/makeup) and they delivered beyond my expectations. Any questions I had prior to the wedding were answered clearly and very quickly. Hair and makeup was done just as I asked. The videographers and photographer did so as well, and they captured everything perfectly without being intrusive. They are all very talented and are excellent at what they do, and the photographers and videographers went above and beyond to capture the perfect shots! My husband and I are beyond pleased that we decided to go with Isle Media. And I'm sure that future brides and grooms who book them will feel the same way too!
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