Thursday, May 30, 2013

Tomorrow's Our Big Day!!

May 31st marks our company's 2nd year anniversary, and we are very excited for the big day tomorrow at the Honolulu Design Center! We are anticipating a packed house (over 200+ confirmed guests!), and can't wait to present a series of videos that looks back on an incredible year. Doors open at 6pm...we'll see you there!!

-The Isle Media team

Monday, May 27, 2013

Cecele and Greg Married!

Cecele and Greg left hustle and bustle of their home in Las Vegas to have their wedding at Merriman's Restaurant in Maui. The two have known each other for a very long time, and after raising a family, decided it was time to officially tie the knot. Cecele and Greg had a very small, and intimate ceremony, and the following reception was done in the same fashion with no real formal program. In fact, the reception was essentially a chance for Cecele and Greg's family and friends to share some good company with each other...over drinks of course :)

Congratulations you two!

-Reese (photography, blog)
-Jack and Trevor (videography)

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Shayna and Lance Same-Day-Edit (Grande Wailea, Maui)

There were so many memorable things that happened at Shayna and Lance's wedding! The ceremony and reception was held at the Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center, upcountry Maui. The view was simply amazing with a big open lawn. The weather was perfect.
Congratulations to Shayna and Lance!
Videography // Jack, Trevor
SDE // Rhoda

Thursday, May 23, 2013

2013 Isle Media Company Shoot!

In light of our two year anniversary this month, we decided to gather the team together for our annual company photo shoot! We shot two themes...a formal black & white look, and a bold, colorful hipster theme. The shoot was done over at Foton Studio. Zairrah and her team provided hair/makeup for the girls, Alan and the video team filmed some BTS stuff for our May 31st showcase, and the photo team conducted the photo shoot. Below are the updated portraits for each member of our team. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Jen and Kaipo Engaged

Jen and Kaipo were by far the most fun couple that I have had the opportunity to do Engagement photos for yet.  There was not a moment where I could turn my back without fear of losing a good shot from them.  They were so fun and easy going and great to talk to and observe; it did not even feel like a formal engagement shoot and instead seemed like I was photographing them having fun with each other.  My favorite part of the shoot was when they were slow dancing on the beach while I went to go swap cameras.  They were amazed that I photographed them while they danced at the water's edge; it really made for a memorable experience for the three of us.  

Photography/Blog: Lester

Monday, May 20, 2013

Introducing Duncan Kamakana !

After a short stint on NBC's Season 4 of "The Voice," emerging Hawaii local artist, Duncan Kamakana is on a mission to produce his first solo album.  We created a short video tidbit of whats to come in the future.  If you like his music as much as we do, please help by supporting him via his donation page and make a contribution.
Good luck Duncan! We can't wait to hear the rest of your music.
Videography // Alan
P.S.  Isle Media even landed a few of our clips on one of the battle round episodes that aired on national television!  Still's below:

Full Video here ! (our footage starts from 14:20)

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Rose & Jesse Same-Day-Edit (Honolulu, Oahu)

Rose & Jesse Same-Day-Edit (Honolulu, Oahu) from Isle Media on Vimeo.

If I had to use 1 word to describe Rose and Jesse's wedding, it would be "fun". They had such heart warming energy in their family and friends. A lot of Jesse's family flew in from Cincinnati, Ohio just to help them celebrate their special day!

Congratulations Rose and Jesse!!

Videography // Jack, Mike
Same-Day-Edit // Rhoda
Photography // Reese, Lester

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Eric and Chris Same-Day-Edit (Hale Koa, Honolulu)

We've shot at the Hale Koa many times, but there were many "firsts" for us this time around when shooting Erin and Chris' wedding :
(1) passing cards around a doorway without looking
(2) indoor ceremony due to weather
(3) ending with a bang! (you'll just have to watch)
These elements made for quite an original piece from us that we were very proud of. Their cute song selection matched perfectly with their charismatic and bubbly personalities.
Congratulations to you both Erin and Chris!
Hair & Make-up // Meileen
Videography // Alan, Jack
SDE // Rhoda

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Hair for Jen!

Behind the scenes with stylist Zairrah preparing Jen's hair before getting dressed up!

Jen's bridesmaids loved their hair in soft curls and swept to a side pony!

To see more click here to read Reese's blog posted earlier this year!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mario and Rachel Engaged

When my friends Rachel and Mario announced that they were getting married I was immediately excited for them.  Mario especially wanted an engagement shoot that had an urban/cityscape feel; it made the photo shoot personal for them because of Mario's roots in Las Vegas where he lived prior to moving to Hawaii.  We started the day at the top of a building in Ward and ended with some night photography at Magic Island to capture the city's lights in the background.

Photography/Blog: Lester

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Asian Hipster Vibe :)

Here's a sneak peak from last week's Isle Media company shoot! We decided to go for an Asian Hipster theme, with bold colors :) More to come later!

-The Isle Media team

Friday, May 10, 2013

Isle Media is turning TWO! (Teaser Trailer)

Come join us in celebrating our two year anniversary as a company. The event is taking place at the Honolulu Design Center, Cupola Theater, on May 31, 2013 at 6:00 P.M! Free food for all invited guests. If you are interested in attending and getting to know us, please send an email to Aloha!
-Alan and the entire Isle Media Team

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Cassiee and Eldon Married!

Eldon and Cassiee Same-Day-Edit (Kohala, Big Island) from Isle Media on Vimeo.
Cassiee and Eldon's Twilight-inspired wedding is easily one of the most photogenic and emotional events we've ever documented. To start things off, the venue, Kahua Ranch, was a jaw dropper. Rolling hills, billowing clouds, and visibility for miles around. The details of this wedding were very thoughtful and unifying, from the wedding signs leading into the venue, to hand-made chocolate with the couple's photo on the front, to the spectacular cake and candy bar at the reception. Cassiee and Eldon both lost family members before their wedding, making the event quite emotional for the couple.

Formals were one of our highlights, whether it was the vivid sunset, or climbing into a tree to get a birds- eye view of the couple laying in the grass. Sam Choy catered the food at the reception, blending local and traditional food, along with some fantastic desserts that rounded everything out nicely. The reception program was packed with a bunch of surprises, from Cassiee's hula that she performed for Eldon, to the choreographed dance number that the bridal party did for the audience. A sparklers exit brought a fitting closure to a day that was nothing short of epic for everyone. Congratulations you two!

-Reese (photography, blog) // Kay (photography)
-Trevor, Michael (videography)
-Rhoda (SDE) 

Monday, May 6, 2013

Makeup & Hair for Malissa!

Malissa wanted to go with a very natural and sweet look for her wedding.  She wanted to leave a few tendril of soft curls to frame her face which enhanced her soft features.  Because her wedding ceremony was outdoors, she decided to keep her hair up in tousled messy hair do.  For makeup, she wanted to keep it looking natural and clean for a beach wedding.  Looking good Malissa!!

- Blog and Styling by Zairrah
"Thank you Malissa for having Isle Media be a part of your wedding!  You looked timeless and beautiful!  Best of luck to you and Zak!" -Zairrah  

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Eldon and Cassiee Same-Day-Edit (Kohala, Big Island)

It was just, meant to be. I first met Cassiee last year at a fact... a wedding where we were both hired as professional venders, Cassiee the make-up artist, and me the videographer (Bernice and Brian // Seems like destiny brought us together again when Cassiee flew the Isle Media video+photo crew to capture her and Eldon's incredible big day in Kohala.
Meticulously detailed and sentimental would be words that would best describe Cassiee's wedding planning style. In fact, she could easily be a planner herself. :) Please check out her same-day-edit ...and don't miss out on those quick crane shots we snuck in.
Photography to come later!
Videography // Trevor, Michael, Rhoda (edit)
Photography // Reese, Kay

Friday, May 3, 2013

Janell & Eric Wedding Highlights (Mo'ili Gardens, Kaneohe)

Janell and Eric both love the outdoors, so it was very fitting that they got married at a beautiful outdoor venue like Moli'i Gardens. The wedding was an intimate affair with friends and family, many of whom flew in from the mainland. Since the couple got married on Easter Sunday, they even had an Easter egg hunt for the kids :)
Congratulations you two!
Videography // Jack
Blog // Reese

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Isle Media's 2nd Year Anniversary!

Isle Media welcomes back all of our clients, friends and family in celebrating our 2nd Annual Anniversary Showcase at the Honolulu Design Center- Cupola Theater! We will be serving appetizers and a cash bar made available. No cover charge! Space is limited to the first 175 people to RSVP as we anticipate a full house. If you are interested in attending, please send us a message to We look forward to seeing you!"