Wedding Videos That Tell A Story
Affordable – Meaningful
Wedding Videos That Tell A Story
Affordable – Meaningful
“You Never Know The Value Of a Moment Until It Becomes a Memory”
The beauty is in the details, and that is what I specialize in. You can hire anyone to record a video, but not just anyone can make a beautiful cinematic film that you will cherish for a lifetime.
Who is Ryan Hender as a Person?
Shortly after marrying my best friend in 2007, we found out we couldn’t have children of our own. After spending some time in Foster Care myself as a child, I knew there were many kids out there that could use a good loving home. Rather than going the traditional adoption route, we wanted to decided to foster children so we could change more than just one life. Jackson came to live with us when he was 7 months old, and just months later we were asked to adopt him, along with his twin brothers that had yet to be born. We went from a family of 2 to a family of 5 in just 4 short months. It changed everything.
I quit my job to stay home with our boys, and that allowed me to finally chase my dream. I had always wanted to make a difference. I wanted to tell stories, and make art since I first picked up a camera at 15. I started out by making videos purely as a hobby, with just over 2Million views as of 2017.
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People come in and out of our lives constantly, most of the time we’re looking the other direction, or staring at our cell phones. Some of us live long healthy lives and die of old age, others come into our lives long enough to make a mark that we will never forget. For me, one of those people is Karma.
Karma had been battling with cancer for some time, and recently she was given 2 weeks to live. A call went out on facebook far and wide, and strangers came running, offering help from all walks of life without knowing much about this young girl. At the age of 10, life has taken a turn for her, and her family that most of us will never experience. As one of her last wishes, she wanted to go to Prom and she wanted to ride in a Lamborghini. Keaton Hoskins, a local celebrity and Reality TV personality heard the call for help, and ran to her aide. He called out on Facebook a request take her to prom, then he showed up in his Lambo, and took her and her family to dinner. As they arrived back to the DoubleTree Hotel in Salt Lake City, they were welcomed with open arms by hundreds of community members. She danced the night away with classmates, friends, family, teachers, and other people who made a mark on her life. It was such a humbling experience to have taken part in this special occasion. There are countless people who came to make sure this day was special, I don’t think there was a dry eye in the room.
Below you will find some pictures from the night, as well as a video.
Tori and Billy got married in a stunning Castle located in Lindon Utah, Wadley Farms. If you are looking for a beautifully unique wedding venue, look no further. With gothic detail, this wedding venue has everything your heart could desire. The only thing missing is a pumpkin carriage.
Joseph Wadley was born December 23, 1830 in Newent Gloucestershire, England. He immigrated to the United States and was granted legal title to 160 acres on Lindon Hill. As a horticulturist by trade Joseph planted and cared for a large variety of fruit and shade trees on the farm.
From 1881 – 1883, Joseph constructed a large home patterned after a traditional English country manor.
n 1907 Joseph’s son, Joseph Daniel Wadley moved to the farm with his family and in 1925 his son, Joseph Daniel Wadley Jr purchased and worked the land for another 2 generations. Today the land is lovingly cared for by the 5th & 6th generation of Joseph’s decendants.
The turn of the century, reception barn was moved to the property in 1995 from Orem Boulevard and restored and refurbished to accommodate wedding receptions on the property.
The Railroad Building was moved to Wadley Farms in 1997. It was the original railroad station from a mining town in the west desert, called Toplift and also keeping with the historic setting, was built in the early 1900’s.
The Castle took 5 years to build and is the newest building to the Wadley Farms property. The wood beams, mantels on the fire places, and wood floors were all lovingly preserved from local historical buildings (Hill Air Force Base, Union Pacific Railroad and others). Chandeliers were constructed from drill pipe found in the Vernal area. In hopes of preserving a piece of local history, we present the legacy of Wadley Farms.
Utah has so many wonderful places to shoot photos, whether it be for families or even wedding photography. The Utah State Capitol is a favorite of many photographers including myself due to its easy access from all over the valley. It offers a wide variety of shooting options from ultra formal interior halls, grand stair cases, and stunning features on all four corners of the building both inside and out.
This time of year it is extremely popular to do bridals outside beneath the trees that line the walkway around the perimeter of the building. I made my way there again this year with a few couples, and even come families. Ashley and Austin are getting married here very soon, and we’ve been waiting patiently all winter for the chance to shoot some beautiful springtime pictures. We made our way to the tree lined walkways for most of our shoot, then we went inside and made some magic. Below are some of my favorites from our shoot.
This time of year, I love to take every opportunity to get out and do a photo shoot. Especially when the blossoms are pretty and pink in April of each year. I had the wonderful pleasure of shooting up there a few times this year. Yesterday, when I was contacted by Melissa asking about the weather, we decided that we should reschedule, since we would not be able to take pictures outside due to the high winds and cold temperatures. As we discussed further, it was decided that we would just make the best of it and shoot inside.
As I arrived, I noticed a place on the grounds that appeared to have calm winds and the blossoms seemed to be blowing off the trees, so we only had one shot at this. We spent a few moments outside, and I think they turned out so wonderfully! So glad that we decided to take pictures yesterday instead of waiting til the weekend. Now that the snow fell last night, who knows what would have happened if we had waited!
Below are a few of my favorites from the photo shoot.
Spiral Jetty Great Salt Lake Wedding | Kimberly + Ryan Highlight Video
Spiral Jetty is an earthwork sculpture constructed in April 1970 that is considered to be the central work of American sculptor Robert Smithson. Smithson documented the construction of the sculpture in a 32-minute color film also titled Spiral Jetty.
Built on the northeastern shore of the Great Salt Lake near Rozel Point in Utah entirely of mud, salt crystals, and basalt rocks, Spiral Jetty forms a 1,500-foot-long (460 m), 15-foot-wide (4.6 m) counterclockwise coil jutting from the shore of the lake.
In 1999, the artwork was donated to Dia Art Foundation. Since its initial construction, those interested in its fate have dealt with questions of proposed changes in land use in the area surrounding the sculpture.
Smithson reportedly chose the Rozel Point site based on the blood-red color of the water and its connection with the primordial sea. The red hue of the water is due to the presence of salt-tolerant bacteria and algae that thrive in the extreme 27 percent salinity of the lake’s north arm, which was isolated from freshwater sources by the building of a causeway by the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1959.
Smithson was reportedly attracted to the Rozel Point site because of the stark anti-pastoral beauty and industrial remnants from nearby Golden Spike National Historic Site, as well as an old pier and a few unused oil rigs. While observing the construction of the piece from a helicopter, Smithson reportedly remarked “et in Utah ego” as a counterpoint to the pastoral Baroque painting et in Arcadia ego by Nicolas Poussin.
To move the rock into the lake, Smithson hired Bob Phillips of nearby Ogden, Utah, who used two dump trucks, a large tractor, and a front end loader to haul the 6,650 tons of rock and earth into the lake. It is reported that Smithson had a difficult time convincing a contractor to accept the unusual proposal. Spiral Jetty was the first of his pieces to require the acquisition of land rights and earthmoving equipment.
He began work on the jetty in April 1970. The work was actually constructed twice; the first time requiring six days. After contemplating the result for two days, Smithson called the crew back and had the shape altered to its present configuration, an effort requiring moving 7,000 tons of basalt rock during an additional three days.
Ara and Ivan were joined in holy matrimony in the Inglesa Ni Cristo church in Salt Lake City, in a beautiful service while they were surrounded by family and friends from all over the world. It is said that rain on a wedding day is good luck, if that’s the case, these guys are in for a real treat! It rained and rained all day. Except for a few brief moments as the photographer and myself took the couple outside for formals when the clouds parted. On any wedding day you can absolutely expect something to go wrong, or many things. When I met the Bride for the very first time, she was arriving by private car service and she was distraught. As I inquired as to the issue, it was made known that the rings had been left back at the Grand America where they had stayed the night before. Reluctant to take the advice of myself and the driver, she agreed to let her family and friends handle the dilemma so she could walk down the aisle as planned. The rings were delivered by the Groom’s father just in time for the couple to say their vows and profess their love for each other. Ara could have easily let this mishap ruin her day, but she put a happy face on and focused on enjoying this once in a lifetime experience.
Following the passionately conducted ceremony, the family gathered around the newly married couple for portraits in the church. The reception was held in the beautiful Grand Salon at the Grand America. The couple was well represented by the stunningly set room, beautiful floral arrangements, and of course many loved ones. As the night went on, and the MC introduced the couple through some fun interactive games, it was so clear that this couple, after dating for 6 years, had found true love. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room as the parents, Best Man, and Maid Of Honor shared fond memories of the couple. It was touching to have a musical number performed by one of the Bride’s best friends.
As a wedding Videographer I get the pleasure of meeting some pretty amazing people, this couple is no exception. I love being invited into such an intimate time for my couples, and bringing everything together, through the power of editing to make a memorable wedding video. I was the videographer for this particular event, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t sneak some photos throughout the day. Below are a few of my favorites.
Planning your wedding budget is hard enough without having to hunt down pricing and endless emails to find out how much your favorite videographer/photographer is. We have listed all our pricing to make planning your day as easy as possible.
There will be additional charges for destination, or Out of State weddings. Travel pricing varies on a case by case basis.
For example Flight, Hotel & other travel expenses.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us for any travel quotes.
DO YOU DO BOTH PHOTO AND VIDEO?
Absolutely! We’ve developed some pretty awesome packages that give you the best of both worlds.
Our clients LOVE the fact that they have two professionals working every angle of the wedding day.
Having two professionals is an incredible asset to wedding day coverage, we are able to cover the Bride and Groom getting ready, multiple angles of the ceremony and reception!
One of the many highlights to hiring Ryan Hender Films is you get two full time professionals on your wedding day!
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED & DO YOU TRAVEL?
We are based in Salt Lake City, Utah.
All our pricing includes free travel up to 25 miles outside of Salt Lake City.
Travel is billed very simply. If Airfare, Hotel & Rental Car are needed all you are responsible for is a direct reimbursement for the charges.
DO WE NEED TO PROVIDE A SHOT LIST?
Other than family groupings, we would prefer you didn’t. Let us explain why.
It is very helpful to know who your important family and friends are on the wedding day.
Working from a checklist is counter productive from the work you see on our website, shot lists are a great idea in theory, but we generally capture those images without prompting.
Providing us with a long list of shots will reduce the amount of wedding day documentation we are able to achieve. Therefor making your gallery much different than what you have seen.
LOCATIONS AND PERMITS
There are many places that require you to get a permit or pay a fee for photography.
If you have any questions about locations or photography fees let us know and we can help you find the answers.
WHAT TYPE OF EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?
We use multiple professional Canon & Nikon full frame cameras and lenses.
Make sure your photographer has multiple professional camera bodies during your big day. This is an oversight often missed by most brides but could spell disaster for them. Cameras do and will fail at some point no matter how new or expensive they are. Professional lenses are equally important, they help render the highest quality imagery under any conditions.
Rain, Snow or Shine our equipment is weather sealed and ready for anything.
The last thing you want is a photographer who is afraid of the elements.
DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE?
Yes! Absolutely Yes!
Professional wedding photographers should have the proper insurance for their business. Insurance protects the photographer against equipment theft, but more importantly it provides liability protection in case Great Uncle Phil trips over the photographer’s bag and breaks his leg. When wedding photographers do not have insurance, chances are they are new to the industry or are not taking their business seriously.
DO YOU EDIT MY PHOTOGRAPHS?
Yes we do!
All your images are culled and those that make the final cut all receive our special touch.
We often select a few favorites for special attention above and beyond the individual image editing.
DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH THE REHEARSAL?
You may add rehearsal coverage to your package at an additional cost if you wish. The Rehearsal Dinner is most often suggested to be covered by the Videographer, and adds an incredible amount of sentimental value in the finished product. Many of our wedding videos include footage from a rehearsal dinner.
WHAT IS AN ONLINE GALLERY?
The online gallery is a section on our website where all of your wedding photographs will be placed online for you and your family and friends to view at any time.
It is also a secure shopping cart for you and family to order prints, cards or albums from and have them delivered right to your door.
HOW LONG UNTIL I RECEIVE MY PHOTOGRAPHS?
Your online gallery should be ready within about 4-8 weeks of your wedding day.
If you’ve ordered a wedding Album, they can take up to 8-12 weeks.
HOW MANY PHOTOGRAPHS WILL I RECEIVE?
The number of photographs taken depends on many things.
Types of events, hours of coverage, number of guests, locations… The average is 500 images for an eight hour day. Those numbers may vary depending on the day itself.
DO WE RECEIVE RAW FILES OR UNEDITED IMAGES?
The Raw, unedited images are not available for purchase or viewing.
The images selected for final delivery reflect our very high standards and cut images are not archived.
CAN YOU HOLD A DATE FOR ME?
To be fair to everyone we do not hold dates until a deposit is made and a contract is signed.
All bookings are on a first come first serve basis.
WHAT IS YOUR PAYMENT SCHEDULE?
A non-refundable deposit of 50% of your total balance is due to reserve your day.
The remaining balance is due one week before the wedding day. The retainer fee and all money collected is non-refunable. The retainer guarantees the reservation of your date and after the contract is signed we turn down all other commissions for that day.
WHEN SHOULD WE BOOK YOU?
As soon as possible! We don’t hold dates unless we have a signed contract and deposit is paid.
We often book weddings as far as two years in advance. If you want US, the sooner the better!