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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As family gathered from all over to witness the couple marry for Time and All Eternity, the skies had plans to ruin the day. As the couple exited the Temple for the first time as husband and wife, it started to drizzle. The rain was headed right towards us and there was nothing we could do except make the best of it. And that we did.
We moved to the north side of the Temple to take family pictures to limit our exposure to the elements. Many members of the family, as well as ourselves prayed fervently that the clouds would pass over us and the rain would leave us be, and that it did. Just as we were finishing up taking pictures, the clouds split up and went everywhere but where we were. It was as if the heavens opened, allowing us to continue.
Just as the couple came out of the temple, my partner shooting the photography and me as their videographer, the Bride looked at me with the most confused facial expression. It was then that I realized that she figured out that I was shooting video. You see, her brother referred her to me for both photography and videography, but she didn’t spring for both options. Josh knew that she really wanted a video, so he called me privately to make it happen.
Later at the reception, the couple danced the night away with family and friends, there was no shortage of cute little kiddos dancing around the room hand in hand. Clay performed a number by Michael Buble, and Jeanette’s brothers performed a choreographed dance that was a sight to see. I didn’t take a lot of pictures, but I did put together a quick 1 minute teaser video. Enjoy, and stay tuned for more!
The Provo City Centre Temple has a fascinating history.
First Provo Tabernacle
- Predating the existing Provo Tabernacle was a smaller tabernacle (sometimes called the Old Provo Tabernacle) that stood from 1861-1919 on the same block, and was situated north of the location of the new temple which faces Center Street.
- Plans for the first tabernacle began as early as 1852, though ground wasn’t broken until 1856.
- The tabernacle was dedicated August 24, 1867.
- The tabernacle was razed in 1919.
- A baptistry, built around 1875, was discovered on the Provo Tabernacle’s site during site preparation for the Provo City Center Temple.
- The baptistry included a five-by-nine-foot font.
- The font floor had three layers of wood laid in crisscross fashion and was held together with nails and screws. As the screws were tightened, the wood was pulled together to form a floor solid enough to hold water.
- The excavation unearthed a water pipe used to fill the font and a drain to empty it.
- In early baptistry photographs a chimney is shown, which archaeologists believe vented a stove that heated the water to make the facility usable year-round.
- Large quantities of painted plaster fragments were also discovered, revealing the original sky-blue color of the baptistry’s interior walls.
- Church historians identified the location of the early baptistry using fire insurance maps dated from the 1880s to 1910.
- Ground was broken for the Provo Tabernacle in 1882.
- The Provo Tabernacle was dedicated in 1898. It was a historic treasure for the Church.
- The tabernacle was constructed from 1883 to 1898 at a cost of $100,000.
- U.S. President William H. Taft visited and spoke in the tabernacle September 24, 1909.
- The tabernacle was used for Church meetings and conferences and cultural events, such as Handel’s Messiah each year at Christmastime.
- The tabernacle was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
- The tabernacle was modified several times over its century of use, but the historic character remained.
- The last renovation took place in 1986; President Thomas S. Monson, then second counselor in the First Presidency, rededicated the tabernacle.
- The Provo Tabernacle burned on December 17, 2010.
- The structure was preserved despite the damage.
- The tabernacle’s pulpit was saved and is now installed in the Provo City Center Temple’s chapel.
- The Church spent several months stabilizing the surviving structure and combing through every inch of debris looking for clues and information about the history of the building, changes over time, design and construction.
- Review of the Church archives revealed the tabernacle was not well documented. The building is now among the best documented buildings in the Church. This intensive level of preservation research was possible because of the fire.
- The level of intensive documentation and preservation would not have been possible without true collaboration between multiple Church departments and consultants.
- Visit history.lds.org for additional historical information.
This couple was seriously one of the most fun couples I have ever had the privilege of working with. I can’t lie, I was a bit nervous when they took a little bit longer than the other couples, I wondered for a minute if we were at the right Temple. As they exited the Temple to greet their family, there was all sorts of fun craziness happening! The groomsmen picked up Cameron and launched him a few feet in the air at one point. This couple is surrounded by lots and lots of people who love them dearly, it was so obvious that they affect other lives in so many ways. Most couples spend all of 2-3 minutes greeting their family immediately after they left the doors, but I am pretty sure we spent 20 minutes or so giving warm hugs and well wishes. It was a challenge to get them over to the Temple steps for family formals, but not in a negative way. It was such a beautiful day, weather in the high seventies, just warm enough to keep you moving but not enough to melt your makeup off.
After family formal photos, the family was dismissed so we could spend some time with the Bride and Groom shooting photo and video about the Temple grounds. It wasn’t long before we realized that the key to the Bride’s locker had seemingly been misplaced. It could have ended in catastrophic meltdown, but Shaylee kept her cool and eventually found the key so all was well. The couple was fortunate enough to have landed a Chevy Bel Air as their getaway car, such a beautiful ride! The reception was filled with laughter, upbeat dancing, splits, and don’t forget the Italian Cream Soda bar! As a Wedding Videographer and Photographer I do get to work with some of the best couples on the planet. I don’t book with every couple, I turn away a fair amount of business while seeking my perfect clients, and this couple was something special.
It was such a treat to experience Cameron stepping up and playing the part of Dad to Shaylee’s beautiful charismatic daughter. As they danced the night away, I think he even shed a tear or two. It was such a special day for all those involved, I feel so lucky to have taken part in this amazing day. As they ran through their sparkler sendoff, slapping high fives all along the way while their toilet paper decorated chariot awaited, little did anyone know, Cameron had a plan of his own, have someone drive away the decorated car so they could have their getaway drive whisk them away to their honeymoon. Check out their teaser below!! I included a few images, but since I was shooting as their Videographer I didn’t get a chance to shoot a lot of photos.
Caperon was so much fun to work with. He is kind hearted, hard working, and with a passion for serving others. He will be turning in his mission papers following graduation here in a couple weeks, the families who he will serve will be lucky to have him. His father, Brad came along for the shoot and he served well as my lighting assistant.
I love shooting pictures at Murray Park, I’ve done several family photography sessions there but never a senior session. During part of the session, Caperon sat down on a bench and played his cello. He was a bit nervous to be playing for passers by, in a public park, but I think he did wonderfully! I coached him a little, giving him something to focus on in his mind. “It doesn’t matter how it sounds, just imaging you’re playing the music that you’ll walk down the aisle at your wedding”. I think they turned out wonderfully!
Murray City Park’s most recognizable feature is a large wooden sculpture of Chief Washakie, standing at the main entrance of the park on State Street and 5100 South.
There are numerous public facilities including an outdoor amphitheater, an outdoor swimming pool, an outdoor ice rink, an arboretum, a rugby field, a softball field, a soccer field, multipurpose fields, a gazebo, playgrounds, picnic sites with barbecue grills, hiking trails, restrooms, and five pavilions.
The Boys and Girls Club of Murray is located in the park.
The Park Center is a recreation center at the south end of the park with indoor pools, including a kid’s splash pool with slides, a “lazy river” float area, and colorful play equipment. The center also has an elevated track, two full-size basketball courts, a weight room, and a cardio area and a game room. Child care is available for children ages infant through 12.
Ken Price Stadium is a baseball stadium located at the park that hosts the Murray High School team’s home games.
Kaiah’s mom called me looking for a last minute senior session for her daughter who is graduating in just over a week. I sent over some galleries for them to look at for inspiration while we planned the location. When we arrived downtown for the photo shoot and started scouting for locations, there were so many photographers there! After discussing things with mom, it was very clear that with kaiah, we were looking for edgy, sassy photos so I broke out my lighting to bring in some mood. We worked a little bit on the street, she really wanted to have a few photos in front of the graffiti wall, so we made it work! Just as we were about to finish up, she had a request to shoot on top of a building, so we drove to the top of the parking structure, parked mom’s car, and did a full on magazine cover photo shoot. Mom was very hesitant to let Kaiah on TOP of her car for fear of scratching it, but eventually she was convinced. I think after seeing these pictures she will be happy she made the sacrifice.
Just as we were about to leave, a bunch of muscle cars joined us on the roof for a photo shoot. Kaiah wanted a picture in front of the Vette so bad! She was a little afraid to ask, so I did. I am delighted with how they all turned out!
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!