Pure Media Hawaii, Inc. was founded in 2011 by photographers Brandan Lee and Sean Michel. Both partners possess a strong visual sensibility and a keen eye for unique angles. Our team is very experienced with the workflow that weddings of any size demand. Pure Media Hawaii, Inc. has been selected into the Nation’s top 1% of wedding professionals, receiving both WeddingWires “Couples’ Choice Award” and The Knots “Best of Weddings” on several occasions.
Our Commercial portfolio includes multiple small and medium sized local businesses, as well as international auto manufacturers and publicly traded fortune 500 companies. This diverse clientele includes Bridgestone Tires, VitaCoco™, Yoga Loft Hawaii, JN Automotive, Douglas Emmett, Inc. and many more.
Pure Media Hawaii was formed on the foundation of finding and exploring through our cameras the uncommon perspectives that so often slip by unnoticed. Taking pride in being different, that is what sets our work apart in our minds. We hope you enjoy browsing through our work as much as we love creating it.
The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards recognize the top five percent of local wedding professionals on WeddingWire who demonstrate excellence in quality, professionalism, responsiveness, and service, while The Knot Best of Weddings list showcases the highest and most-rated vendors across all regions and categories. Having won both of these awards multiple times since Pure Media Hawaii began back in 2011, we know and understand the importance of putting our best foot forwards for all of our clients and projects.
Frequently Asked Questions
How far ahead of time should we book your services?
We’ve taken bookings 2 days before the big day, all the way out to three years before the wedding — we book all of our couples on a first-come, first-serve basis. All bookings require a signed contract along with minimum 20% deposit — this reserves our services on your wedding day. When you decide to move forward, we’ll just make sure we are available and move forward from there.
When will you be coming in on the wedding day & what time will you be leaving?
All of our bookings require a detailed wedding/event timeline prior to the day of, so those sorts of specifics generally aren’t worked out until much closer to the day of.
Can I take certain services and/or materials I don't need out of one of your packages for a discount?
Yes, absolutely. All of our packages and services are customizable, our goal is to always find the best fit in terms of coverage for our couples. Please inquire for custom packages/pricing.
Does your team charge travel fees on the day of the wedding? Do you travel to Neighbor Islands?
We do not charge any fees for shoots in the Kaneohe and/or Honolulu Area(s). However, North Shore and Leeward Oahu bookings are assessed a travel fee of $95 per team member – for anticipated traffic and associated travel time.
For multiple locations of coverage on a wedding day, we asses Multiple Location Fees for our Photography and/Or Videography Teams. These Fees are $150 and $185, respectively.
For bookings requiring neighbor island travel, a $350/Per team member inter-island travel fee is assessed. Within each of these fees is that team members’ round trip tickets, luggage expenses, per diem, etc.
I don't really know how to pose in front of a camera, will you be giving me/us some guidance?
It’s absolutely our job to step in and pose you when necessary. Besides, it’s always fun posing subjects finding the right light, then coming away with a stunning image.
How long will it be until we get our final Photos / Video?
We say as a rule of thumb that wedding photos take 6-8 weeks from the day of the wedding, with Videos taking around 8-12 weeks from the day of the wedding. Engagement photos generally take around 3-5 weeks from the shoot date.
Also to note, we are very active on all social media platforms. We’ll always post a “sneak peek” or “teaser” of recent wedding photos we’ve taken — We also host a vast majority of our couples’ wedding videos online via our Vimeo page.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Preferred method of payment is check, but we do accept cash and can also accommodate payment through all major Credit Cards. Please keep in mind that all CC transactions will be assessed a 5% processing fee.
Dear valued clients and friends
We at Pure Media Hawaii are closely monitoring information related to the Coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control considers the risk of this disease in the United States to be low at this time.
The incubation period for the Coronavirus is two weeks. Anyone who has travelled to or from China more than two weeks ago and are not ill have no cause for concern.
Individuals who have travelled to affected areas in China (Wuhan or the Hubei Province), or who believe they may have been in contact with an infected person, should monitor their health and contact their primary care physician or Local Health Services.
Because we are in the midst of the traditional flu virus season, many standard practices to safeguard the health of ourselves, family and friends are already in place. We are routinely disinfecting touch-points – such as cameras, lenses, stands and tripods. Similarly, the Coronavirus is effectively treated with standard cleaning products.
We encourage the community to continue to take the standard, recommended precautions to prevent the spread of flu-like illness:
For the latest updates on the Coronavirus or the flu, please visit the Centers for Disease Control website. More CDC information about travel-related advisories can be found on the CDC website.
Thank you for your assistance in helping to maintain a healthy local community.