Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Jenn and Minh's Engagement Photos (San Francisco, California)

Jenn and Minh flew me all the way to San Francisco for their engagement pictures (thanks for scheduling us in the cold of winter, btw!- just kidding)  We were fortunate to have some of the best weather with lots of sunshine.  Jenn and Minh introduced me to an area below the Golden Gate Bridge, which used to be an army fort.  From there we did some fun shots in their SF 49ers jerseys with their dog, Charlie.  We ended the afternoon with some sunset shots around town, shooting on streets and between buildings.  Thank you for an awesome e-sesh!  The entire Isle Media team is looking forward to returning for your SF wedding in May of 2014!

Photography // Alan
Edit // Lester

Monday, December 30, 2013

Elena and Renat's Honey Moon!

The most favorite part of my job would have to be building relationships with the people we work with.   Elena and Renat is the prime example of the connection we build with our couples.  While I shot with them, I also played tour guide making pit stops all over Waimanalo leading up to Waikiki.  In between locations we got some coconut milk at a nearby stand.  My most favorite part of the day was when we reached the fountain at Waikiki, they just jumped in.  Not knowing how to react, I just started shooting.  It was a fun time for us all.

Photography & Blog // Lester

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Emjay and Ginno Wedding Highlights (Hale Aloha, Kauai)

Emjay and Ginno Wedding Highlights (Hale Aloha, Kauai) from Isle Media on Vimeo.

Emjay and Ginno had a such an awesome wedding in Kauai. Everything was small and intimate enough so that no detail was spared with anything (thanks to you guys, now having a draped tent at my daughters' first birthday is a MUST, $$$ sigh). Rustic burlap accented chairs, shave ice station, sparklers for the first dance! Ah.... so many cool ideas. I smiled so big while editing this piece... (you two were just so darn cute, and a think everyone's a little bit envious with how perfect this day turned out)!
Congratulations Emjay and Ginno!
Videography// Alan, Kyle

Friday, December 27, 2013

Daren and Julie Engaged!

We love it when couples incorporate something about themselves in their engagement sessions. Julie and Daren came with a bunch of ideas! The couple went to nursing school together at HPU, and wanted to use the campus as the location for their engagement shoot. We started off with some funny Pinterest ideas to utilize the classroom and outside spaces. Julie and Daren were able to get access to one of the nursing simulation rooms, complete with mannequins that are used for student practice and testing. The couple will be tying the knot at the end of this month, so the next time, they'll be in the classic black and white :)

-Reese (photography, blog)
-Zairrah (hair and makeup)

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Anabelle and Christian Married

Anabelle and Christian had an intimate wedding with their closest family and friends at Loulu Palms estate.  The most touching part of the day was when Christian's Mother honored her son with a lei prior to the ceremony and putting jewelry on Annabel.  She was so proud of them both.

Photography & Blog // Lester
Photography // Reese
Videography // Alan & Kyle

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Isle Media's 2013 Christmas Party!

On Monday, the Isle Media team, along with some friends and family, got together for our annual Christmas dinner at Bucca Di Beppo! It was a nice time for everyone to come together to enjoy some great food and company :) Also on the event's agenda was a pretty competitive Jeopardy Game, featuring trivia about Isle Media, as well as a hilarious Dirty Santa gift game :)

Merry Christmas and New Year from us all at Isle Media!

-The Isle Media Team

Monday, December 23, 2013

Shar and Danny Same-Day-Edit + Surprise Music Video!!! (Willows/Bishop Museum, Honolulu)

Shar and Danny Same-Day-Edit + Music Video Surprise (Willows/Bishop Museum, Honolulu) from Isle Media on Vimeo.

"I DOOOOOOOO"  Danny groaned at the ceremony (followed by tremendous laughter from everyone).  Danny was definitely more at home as soon as he jumped on his Harley, packing Shar clad in her wedding dress on the back  : )   We witnessed some unbelievable singing, dancing, and ukelele performances from the entire Carilllo Ohana!   Only fitting that we would surprise Shar and Danny's entire reception with adebut of Shar's first music video "Please Come Home for Christmas."   Danny, you got yourself a keeper!!!  But Shar said it best at the end of the night, "There would be no Shar Carillo without Danny."  He will always and forever be her biggest fan.

Congratulations Shar and Danny!

Videography // Kyle, Travis, Alan (SDE)
Photography // Reese, Lester
Hair/Make-up // Zairrah

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Whitney and Lam Same-Day-Edit (Hale Koa, Waikiki)

Whitney and Lam were so cute together.  I couldn't help but feel how excited they were to be finally be getting married.  We utilized the famous Hale Koa Banyan Tree, because we couldn't ignore the gorgeous light leaks that came through the canopy.  Whitney and Lam's bridal party did a little ninja showdown before heading down to the ceremony at Manoa Chapel.  We really enjoyed the intimacy of having the ceremony in such a small space.  Great job to the pianist, btw!  If you look carefully towards the end, we paired the cake topper with the finishing shot.  : )


Videography // Alan (SDE), Kyle, Travis
Hair/Make-up // Zairrah

Friday, December 20, 2013

Ashlee and Aden's After Wedding Party

After their wedding reception Ashlee and Aden invited us to tag along with them to their after party at the Surfer bar in Turtle Bay.  They partied all night with all of their friends and family and were entertained by a performance from "The Dan Band."  If you don't know the Dan Band watch the Hang Over (first one), they're the band performing at the wedding reception.  We don't normally get to party with our couples so this was definitely a treat for us.

Photography & Blog // Lester
Videography // Kyle

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Kathy and Derek Married!

Kathy and Derek Same-Day-Edit (Trump/Hale Koa, Waikiki) from Isle Media on Vimeo.

Kathy and Derek are one of the couples that strongly believed in us early on, booking us over a year and a half ago! The couple got ready at the Trump Hotel, where there was no shortage of funny moments and laughter :) The wedding took place at the Hale Koa Luau Gardens, where the couple, in the interests of simplicity, had one of the shortest ceremonies we've ever seen at a wedding lol. Kathy and Derek had a full house of guests at the reception, who were all able to look on at memorable moments, from the funny stories about Derek in high school, to the "cake feeding." Hehe.

Congrats you two!

-Reese (photography, blog) Kay & Lester (photography)
-Kyle, Julius, Travis (videography)
-Alan (SDE)

-Zairrah, Meileen (makeup & hair)

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Hair and Makeup for One Magazine || Urban Legend [Winter 2014]

I was delighted to have worked with Hawaii's very own, Fashion Stylist, Geremy Campos and
I had the pleasure of beautifying Ms. Michelle Bailie, our lovely model and friend.
The picture above is the cover for ONE Magazine that I am proud to be a part of.
I hope you will enjoy what's inside.. scroll down to see :)

Monday, December 16, 2013

Berna and Mike Married!

What I loved the most about Berna and Mike's wedding was the fun that everyone had throughout the day.  It was really heartfelt to see them in enjoyment and just being themselves.  There were so many awesome moments where they kept on joking around it made their photos and Same Day Edit that much more great.

Photography & Blog // Lester
Photography // Kyle & Aly
Videography & SDE // Alan
Videography // Kyle & Julius

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Biaca and Joe Wedding Highlights (Sunset Ranch, Pupukea)

Bianca and Joe were so classy! They had impeccable taste from the decor to their music choices. It was so heartwarming to see these two (very comical) families come together all the way in Hawaii. It was clear that there were many people that cared very deeply about Bianca and Joe. We were surprised with an ultra fiery, intense sunset, that peaked through the clouds finishing off their incredible day. Thank you for a memorable wedding Bianca and Joe!
Videography // Alan, Kyle, Aly (edit)

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Valerie and Alan Wedding Highlights! (Hyatt, Waikiki)

Valerie and Alan called me just a few weeks before their wedding. Sometimes, its not until the very last minute people realize that videography is something that is of importance. No problem! We were happy to have been chosen for their big day. Valerie and Alan's wedding was planned all in Waikiki. Hytatt >> St. Augustine Church >> Kapiolani Park >> back to the Hyatt. We really enjoyed shooting on the outdoor terrace of the Hyatt with the ocean right below the reception. Everything was beautiful!
Congratulations Valerie and Alan!
Videography // Alan, Kyle

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Charzelle and James Married!

Charzelle and James got married at Laie Temple with their friends and family waiting anxiously to see these to come out of their sealing ceremony.  There is a first time for everything; considering that not just anyone is allowed into a Mormon Sealing Ceremony, it was really cool to be outside and in anticipation of seeing Charzelle and James exit the temple as husband and wife with everyone that came.  In a different way of welcoming a couple into their new chapter in life together.  That's something that will always stay with me.

Photography & Blog // Lester
Videography // Alan

Before & After Makeup and Hair for Wendy!

All the way from Canada, our bride tied the knot on Maui to celebrate her wedding with her dear family and friends.  Classic look to go with her beautiful lacy red dress - just in time fore her tea ceremony.

Wendy and her bridesmaids.  Stay tuned for more on her wedding! :)
-Isle Media Beauty Team

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Karen and David Married !! (Turtle Bay, North Shore Oahu)

Karen and David were lucky enough to have met each other in high school as teenagers.  (If only we could all be so fortunate to meet our soul mate so early on in life)  It seems as though they knew all along that they would one day end up together.  Karen and David had lots of love and support from their entire family.  Even a gorgeous rainbow peaked through the clouds just after they tied the knot.

Congratulations Karen and David!

Hair/Make-Up // Zairrah
Videography// Alan, Kyle

Monday, December 9, 2013

Happy 1st Birthday Toby!

As a proud parent of two, I know first hand how fast the time goes by when you have children. Last time I saw Toby he was just a little (but BIG) boy, and next thing I know he is already turning one! Shine and Tio opened up the doors to their home for us to grab some BTS footage of a day in the life of the Tiotuico family. #TRUELIFE. Look for Toby's "angry face" (or "mommy face" Tio likes to call it). Innocence at its finest.
Happy 1st Birthday Toby!
Videography // Alan, Travis, Aly (edit)
Photography // Lester

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Kana and Chihiro's Post Wedding Photo Shoot!

It was a great pleasure to work with this fun-loving couple, Kana and Chihiro from Tokyo! After their wedding day, we decided to go to Kailua and have a beach and town-themed photo shoot. One of the props they wanted to use were Supreme's water guns! In between romantic intimate photos, I asked them to pick up the water guns, and fight REAL hard! Both Kana and Chiriro were such action stars! They shoot, dodge, tumble on the sand, and the person who won the fight was… KANA! Later on we went to the first skateboarding shop in Hawaii - called 808 Skate per Chihiro's request. Check out their wedding photo blog (Click Here) to see his skateboarding tricks too!


Photo & Blog: Kay


ビーチの後は、スケボーが好きなChihiroさんのリクエストで、ハワイのスケボー第一店舗だという808 Skateに言ってきました。中には沢山の種類のスケボーが勢揃い。お二人らしい、カラフルな写真になりました。



Friday, December 6, 2013

Kana and Chihiro Married ! (Beachfront Oasis, Hawaii Kai)

It is no secret that the Japanese have impeccable style and taste. Kana had the coolest little custom bouquets for her bridesmaid and herself that I had never seen before. Kana had several stunning dress changes as well. Chihiro sported a multi-layered blue pinstripe suit that was just super cool. It's amazing that we have the opportunity to be immersed in foreign cultures here in Hawaii.

Thank you and congratulations to you both!

Kay, Reese // Photography
Alan, Kyle //  Videography







Thursday, December 5, 2013

Jaz and Nick Married

Jaz and Nick had an intimate wedding ceremony at Kakaako with their friends and family.  It was Basketball themed where everyone wore NBA themed jerseys.  Jazz and Nick even wore custom jerseys with their names and had specially made Jordan's that made me want to go out and buy a pair.  The reception that followed took place at Restaurant Suntory where everyone enjoyed Teppanyaki, watching Chefs cook their food before it was served to them.

Photography // Lester
Videography // Alan

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Makeup & Hair for Maile at Sunset Ranch

Beautiful Maile smiles before she puts on her wedding gown.

See this video for her same day edit highlight.  Enjoy.

Maile and Robert Same-Day-Edit from Isle Media on Vimeo.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Maile and Robert SDE (Sunset Ranch, North Shore)

Maile and Robert Same-Day-Edit from Isle Media on Vimeo.

Maile and Robert built their relationship through a passion they both share: Karate. Throughout the day, we saw just how much these two love the martial art, from the speeches of their fellow dojo members, to the formals where they busted out some moves!

On another note, it really says something about a guy when he is willing to leave his family, friends and job in Slovakia, in order to be with the woman he loves on the other side of the world in Hawaii! Robert did just this, and found ways to blend his own Slovakian heritage with the wedding (i.e the traditional honey cake and dinner blessings in Slovakian!) The couple's big day took place at Sunset Ranch on the North Shore, with lots of family and friends present to help celebrate the occasion. Maile and Robert are also expecting a child, so that definitely added to the festivities of the day! Congratulations you two!

-Kyle, Julius, Lester (videography), Alan (SDE)
-Reese, Rei (photography)
-Zairrah (hair/makeup)

Monday, December 2, 2013

Charity and Brad Married! (Moli'i Gardens, Kaneohe)

When people say we live on a small island, it really is true! This was one of the rare occasions where I happen to know every single person in the bridal party, EXCEPT Brad and Charity! It does sure help when you do have some rapport already with the people that you will be spending the entire day with. But what was memorable was the stormy skies and dark clouds that loomed rather ominously overhead. Scary! It rained....and it poured! But right when the ceremony was about to begin the clouds miraculously parted and the rained stopped (and then it started up again once the ceremony was over, lol). But at least we had a dry ceremony!
Congratulations Charity and Brad!
Photography // Reese, Lester
Videography // Travis, Alan, Rhoda (SDE)

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Kristin and John Same-Day-Edit (Hale Koa, Waikiki)

Kristin and John share a common passion for sports! They were one of several couples this year that themed their wedding reception around basketball. From box office ticket wedding invitations to a tournament style seating chart! Everything turned our great. Thank you for booking us for hair/make-up, photography and videography!
Videography // Alan (SDE), Kyle, Travis
Photography // Reese, Lester (photo blog coming later)
Beauty // Zairrah, Meileen, Ren