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. As of 2009 I have been a full-time freelance filmmaker and have enjoyed every second of it.
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Jackie and Brad are getting married here in just a few short weeks. She has been waiting months to get her dress back so we could head up and do her bridal portraits. We were both nervous that it would be disgustingly hot in the middle of July shooting outside, but to our amazement it was wonderful!
Our journey started at the mouth of the canyon in a parking lot of the local Smiths where we gathered to make the trek into the wilderness above American Fork Utah for our photography adventure. Jackie in her truck with her best friend, and her two girls, and I in my truck with my trusty sidekick Parker. I’d seen pictures of Tibble Fork from some other photographers that I have worked with in the past, but I had never had a bride willing to let me drag her along with me into the woods like Jackie did. And how much fun did we have.
Little did I know it, I was not the only one deathly afraid of heights, Jackie was dying too as we made our way up the windy roads to what seemed to be the top of the world. With sheer cliffs on one side of the road most of the way up, we were both holding our breath, unbeknownst to the other. The girls in the back seat laughing along the way, poking sweet fun at poor Jackie as she trusted in her fearless (or so she thought) leader. At one point we had realized that we made the wrong turn, but it was too late to turn back. We had to make due with what we had, and I think we did well.
Once we got to the top, what a sight it was. There were beautiful views no matter which way you looked. No wonder why so many photographers and videographers make this place home during the summer months. It was definitely an adventure, and well worth the efforts.
The story began 4.5 years ago when Elena and Ramiro met and fell in love. They were married in the Jordan River Utah Temple in 2015 where they committed to be with each other through good and bad. When they found out they could not bear their own children, it took a toll on their relationship. Ramiro and Elena are fierce fighters, they refused to take NO for an answer. Through the power or prayer, they were reassured that there was another way. They were meant to have children, it would just be built a little differently.
They were hesitant at first, but knew they needed to follow their hearts. Little did they know that they would end up falling so deeply in love with Callie and Rowen. They brought the sweet little spirits into their home knowing nothing about them, They may have doubted that they could love someone as much as they loved each other, but on May 24th 2018 their family grew from 2 to 4 when they finalized the adoption of the little spirits that they’d grown to love so dearly.
Here is a quick tease of their day.
July 10, 2018
Written By” Ryan Hender
Brian has loved the Tesla Model S for as long as he can remember, it has been a boyhood dream to drive one. Well, in this episode, Bryce and Brian got to pick one of their dream rides to take on a little road trip to see whose handled better. Bryce picked a Mercedes Bens SL55 AMG to pit against the Model S 85D. To anyone who has done any research into their Tesla models, knows that this is not a fair fight! Nonetheless, Bryce and Brian were set out to convince the other that their pick was the best. With both cars priced in the $100,000-$125,000 range when first sold as new, the question to be asked, is which one is Better?
I absolutely love doing bridal photo shoots, it gives me an opportunity to meet the family that I will be working with before their wedding day. Brooke’s wedding is coming up here in a couple weeks, and we’ve been waiting for her dress to come in before we could schedule her photography session. She wanted something different, so we talked about several locations, and the Bonneville Salt Flats sounded like a wonderful idea. It offered dramatic looks, from early morning all the way through the day. Sadly, being that it is mid July, mid-day would not be an option due to the extreme temperatures, I didn’t want the poor girl to melt! So what do you do? You hop in your car at 2:30am so you can beat the sun, and the heat. Brooke was lucky enough to get a single hour of sleep before having to wake up for hair and makeup, but it was worth it!
As I arrived it was still pitch black, I was wondering if we had just made a huge mistake getting there that early. Just moments later, as Brooke and her entourage arrived, the color in the eastern sky started to peek above the mountains and what a beautiful sight it was! As a wedding photographer I get to shoot in all types of places, but none could hold a candle to the beauty that could be seen that morning. For miles and miles all you could see was a sea of white sand, and beyond that, on the horizon were stunning mountains and a colorful sunrise in the distance. The photo shoot was just over an hour, and started with very little sunlight and just a hint of color in the distance, but it rapidly changed minute by minute as the sun rose steadily to break the darkness. Here are a couple images from the shoot, more to come very soon! Don’t want to ruin it for her fiance’ by sharing them all just yet. I am really looking forward to sharing these all after her wedding, and hopefully shooting more out there in the future!
Your Ride TV recently visited a private car collection with hundreds of cars, motorcycles, trucks, and everything in between. Richard Erickson has been collecting cars and other memorabilia for most of his life and each member of his collection was hand picked because of the unique story. Steve McQueen’s own motorcycle that he rode while filming The Great Escape is on display, among many other movie cars. Most cars as they get to a certain age, engine repairs, restoration would cost so much that car owners choose to just scrap their cars. Richard has spent his life preserving these beautiful pieces of art so they can be seen. It was an incredible treat to be able to spend some time learning the history of some cars that I knew nothing about.
Here are some of the images from our visit and a quick teaser. Soon we will have a full episode.
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!