Tuesday, January 21, 2014

We have upgraded our website!

Please be patient as we are migrating all of our existing content to our new platform.
I appreciate your patience as we are going through this very exciting transition.
Meanwhile, you can see what it looks like currently!



Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Makeup & Hair for Yana from Vladivostock, Russia!

Here’s another beautiful bride I got to work with earlier this month.  Yana, her hubby and their two year old son flew all the way from Russia to renew their vows in the beautiful island of Oahu.  Knowing there are thousands of people that fly in to Hawaii reminds me how lucky I am to live in one of the most beautiful places on earth. 

Working with this beautiful bride is so much fun and effortless.  In my opinion, Yana’s beauty is unique as I rarely see Russians here in Hawaii.  With my experience of working in the fashion and beauty industry, I have come across different face features and ethnicities.  I must admit Russian women are among those who are blessed with beautiful features.  Yana, is one of the many that I enjoyed applying makeup on because of her smooth skin and her almond-shaped eyes makes it easy regardless of color and effects.
Thank you for stopping by.

-Isle Media Beauty Team

Monday, January 13, 2014

Happy 1st Birthday Bradley! (Bishop Museum)

Here is a sample slideshow that played at Bradley's birthday party, incorporating both photos and videos from Bradley's first year of life. We ended the reel with some beautiful footage shot on the day of the party, surprising some of the guests as well. Bradley looked so dapper in his magician outfit!
Happy 1st Birthday Bradley!
Slideshow Edit // Alan (SDE)

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Nelli and Jason Engaged!

It's a bit of an understatement to say Nelli and Jason love the San Francisco 49'ers lol. Aside from matching Willis jerseys, the couple has a wide range of 49er memorabilia, which made for a great football theme. Nelli and Jason enjoy throwing around a football outside, so that also landed on the engagement agenda. After that, we decided to change things up and cruise around Chinatown for some nice afternoon light to end the shoot :)

Congratulations you two...the big day is coming up soon!

-Reese // photography, blog
-Zairrah // hair & makeup

Friday, January 10, 2014

Kat and Paul Engaged!

Kat and Paul has been together for a long time...they just made 9 years together :) We scheduled their engagement session right before Paul departed for Afghanistan. The shoot took place at a marina and a gorgeous sand bar next to Hickam base...the sunshine and blue skies definitely helped to set the mood for the shoot! It was so much fun to include their dog for some action shots too! Paul is very passionate about basketball and his Scion, both of which we were able to incorporate into the shoot. There was definitely no shortage of laughter and smiles during our session :) Congratulations on your engagement, guys...can't wait for your big day in July!

- Kay (photography & blog)

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Dennis and Argie Same-Day-Edit (Waikiki, Oahu)

Argie and Dennis had of an epic love story that started as being high school sweethearts. It was only suitable that they had an epic wedding consisting a beautiful ceremony at the Hilton Hawaiian Village's Crystal Chapel and an elaborate reception at the Hyatt, following. What I loved about working with Argie and Dennis is the movie trailer we filmed prior to their wedding!  Check it out!
Movie Trailer : vimeo.com/83576891
Congratulations to you both!
Videography // Kyle, Reese, Alan (SDE)

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Makeup & Hair for Julie!

Our Isle Media Family was delighted to dedicate our time on Julie's most special day, her wedding.
The beauty team prepped and primed the girls at the Embassy Suite Waikiki Beach Walk Hotel.  See the final look below.
Enjoy :)

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Movie Trailer for Argie and Dennis!

Argie and Dennis came up with a clever idea to create a movie trailer. One of their inspirations was "The Lucky One" a story by Nicholas Sparks. We all had a lot of fun to say the least, and tried to mix up the drama with some comic relief. Thank you for the opportunity to try new things!
Videography // Alan (edit), Reese

Monday, January 6, 2014

Alysia and Mike Married! (Hawaii Kai, Oahu)

Alysia and Mike Wedding Highlights (Hawaii Kai, Oahu) from Isle Media on Vimeo.

We always love it when couples take the time to write their vows to each other, and Alysia and Mike's were written straight from the heart...when your vows take up an entire piece of paper, instead of a notecard, that's saying a lot! We also appreciated all the details of the day, from the glass lanterns, to the bridal party's fans, to Alysia's very cool retro umbrella. When these two held each other during formals, it was as if the whole world just melted away...gotta love moments like that :)


Videography: Kyle // Trevor

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Sharnelle and Brian's Maternity Shoot

Right when Sharnelle and Brian were planning to get married, they knew they wanted to get maternity photos so I offered to do it for them.  It was awesome seeing them again, it's a rare occasion that we're able to see our clients after their wedding and do more photography for them.

Photography & Blog // Lester

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Julie and Daren Same-Day-Edit (Waikiki, Oahu)

Julie and Daren Same-Day-Edit (Embassy Suites/St. Augustine/Hale Koa, Waikiki) from Isle Media on Vimeo.

Full blog post coming soon!

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

The full Isle Media Team!


Thursday, January 2, 2014

2013 In Review!

2013 saw a lot of big changes for us, from expanding the services we offer, to shooting overseas, to becoming just a little bit wiser about weddings. Looking back, we're extremely thankful for everything that happened to us this past year, and we're stoked for 2014. Here's our highlights from a very quick 2013...the blue links will take you to our blog post from that highlight. Happy New Year from the Isle Media team!!

1. Shooting 127+ weddings.
2. Music videos with Kaena Silva, Duncan Osorio, and Shar Carillo 
3. Reaching out with community service at AccesSurf and Life Foundation
4. Expanding our commercial work with photos and video for Hawaii CRW
5. Traveling to Thailand and India!
6. Adding DJ/Emcee/Uplighting to our services
7. 1000+ likes on our Facebook Page
8. Filming Cern and Alessandra up in a helicopter on their wedding day
9. 111,000+ views on our blog
10. Isle Media turns 2!
11. Exploring comedy through video
12. Engagement photos in San Fran
13. Amy and Gary's 6 day Indian wedding
14. Shooting weddings in Japan, Thailand, Colorado, Illinois, Oregon, and Wisconsin
15. Expanding our booth at the January and July wedding expo 
16. Adding new members to our video, photo, and beauty teams
17. Being selected for The Knot's "Best of Weddings 2014" and Wedding Wire's "Bride's Choice" awards
18. Celebrating our annual Christmas dinner at Bucca Di Beppo
19. Shooting inter-island weddings: three on Kauai, five on the Big Island, and seven on Maui
20. Alan's twin daughters, Ava and Addison, born on March 15, 2013 in New Delhi, India

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Before and After makeup for Shar!

Brown smokey effect for Shar's eye makeup while hair swept to one side.  Check out her SDE and Music video here.

Happy New Year Everyone!