My name is Brandan Lee and I’m part owner and founder of Pure Media Hawaii. I have a passion for filming, photographing and editing weddings. I shoot a combination of contemporary, traditional and photojournalistic styles depending on the given situation. I love working with people and I’m very flexible when it comes to providing them with their needed expectations. The most rewarding part of my job is the reaction of our clients when they receive their photos for the first time. I look forward to being a part of your special occasion.
What I tend to gravitate towards the most when I’m going through my photos after a shoot is frames where I’ve utilized the natural light. There is definitely a time and a place for using flash -- Don’t get me wrong, I love being creative with my flashes when the situation calls for it -- but when the opportunity presents itself, I’ll turn off my flash 100% of the time and shoot ambient. I feel like the fact that my work has evolved on the Hawaiian islands provides me with a lot more chances to shoot ambient than most photographers around the world. Having traveled a good amount myself, I’ve come to realize that Hawaii really does benefit from some of the best weather and lighting conditions in the world. Everything in Hawaii seemingly works in favor of the photograph, rather than against it. Naturally occurring contrast, even and warm light throughout the day, beautiful people...It would seem really difficult to not somehow get a good photo sometimes! I know I’m lucky, so I do my best not to waste it and take advantage of every opportunity I’m given to provide my clients with something memorable.
- Sean Michel