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”
In 2007 I married my best Friend and shortly after, we found out we couldn’t have kids of our own. Jackson, our oldest was an answer to prayer, he came into our lives at the ripe old age of 7 months through Foster Care, and just 4 months later we adopted his twin brothers at birth. At a time in my life when I was working 100+ hours per week running 2 Pizza restaurants that we owned, barely having time for myself, let alone for 3 little boys I had to make a change. I remembered the struggles from my own childhood, and knew that I had to be there for my kids.
As a stay-at-home Dad I spent my days teaching my 3 little boys. With their constant growth and desire to learn, I was inspired by them every day.
For many years I have had a somewhat successful YouTube channel with just over 1.5million hits, purely as a hobby.
With a college education in Business and a passion for Photography that I’d picked up at the age of 15 I started what is now known as Ryan Hender Films. I didn’t start the business to make Wedding Videos, I had a vision to make compelling, inspirational, one of a kind videos of all kinds. Life comes at you fast, you never know when your time is up. When the good Lord calls us home, the only thing we leave behind is the memories we created with those around us.
I have won several awards as a Videographer, not necessarily because of what I DO, but because of that I feel. I get invited to some of the most amazing weddings/events all over the country, from there I take the raw video footage, and craft it into a unique story that will stand the test of time.
I am a people person, and I love my clients, so I pour my heart and soul into everything I produce.
In May of last year, unexpectedly we lost my father to a hereditary, incurable disease, that just weeks before his death, I too was diagnosed with. It has always been at the forefront of my mind, the importance of our time on this earth. Each and every minute is so important, we never know when our time will be up. But now more than ever I have a deeper understanding of the importance of making the most of the time we have here on this earth. That is why I do what I do. I capture memories, and preserve them for generations.
Anyone can make a home movie, anyone can press a button on an iPhone and take a picture, or nowadays even record a video, but what I do is far and above that. Using professional camera and audio recording equipment to record the sound from your event so that it sounds sounds upclose, intimate, and personal! That’s how they do it in the movies, and that’s what you get with me. I capture great quality video and sound, and then couple it with the perfect music, and bring in some video clips to really pull the audience through your film. No matter if you’re watching it for the first time, or you’re watching it 20 years down the road, I want you to feel as though you are IN the very moment.
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.
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Brad and Karen were Sealed for time and all Eternity in the Oquirrh Mountain Temple on a warm Summer day. They were greeted by family and friends as they entered the world as Mr and Mrs Brad Mugleston. Their love is such an inspiration to all of those who know them. Their beautiful backyard reception was styled with a unique Rustic elegance to be credited to Karen herself. Brad’s brother opened the reception with a ring ceremony to bring together both families and unite them as one. As each member of both families poured their sands into the unity jar, the efforts, love, and devotion of each member individually were blended together, creating an inseparable bond. Brad and Karen felt strongly that each of their kids be included in the ceremony. When two people marry, you’re not just marrying one person, you’re marrying their entire family.
There wasn’t a dry eye to be seen as Brad invited his mother to sit on his lap, where he read her the very book that she had gifted him long ago. The familiar words ”
A mother held her new baby and very slowly rocked him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. And while she held him, she sang:
I’ll love you forever,
I’ll like you for always,
As long as I’m living
my baby you’ll be.”
It was such a joy to participate in such a beautiful day between two special people. Here is their wedding video Teaser for your enjoyment! More to come soon!
Danielle and Ryan met a long, long, long time ago. They’ve been the best of friends for almost as long as either of them can remember. Danielle has a track record for not always choosing the best of men, but when Ryan visited the family for the first time, it was obvious that this time she had a keeper. Outwardly, Ryan is pretty hip and seemingly modern, but when it came to asking for Danielle’s hand he did it the old fashioned way. Ryan called and asked to take Danielle’s dad to lunch. “This must be something serious” he thought, and to his amazement, Ryan in fact asked for her hand in marriage. The only words that could escape dad’s lips, “it’s about time”. With some modern wisdom, and an old fashioned sense of decency, Ryan made an impression on her family. Every person who spoke of Ryan reiterated how they knew he was going to be a huge part of their family from the very first day.
They were united in Marriage by none other than one of Ryan’s best friends, in a beautiful ceremony in Salt Lake City. The food was delectable, the company was ecstatic, and the music carried the mood late into the night as family and friends danced the night away. Here are just a few wedding photos that I gathered along the way.
Things to know if you are planning a Christmas wedding. https://evoke.ie
Weddings are no longer just spring and summer events. Many couples are now opting for beautiful winter celebrations.
So if you want to infuse your big day with the magic of Christmas, take a look at our tips for a truly festive wedding day:
1. Make your plans VERY early
Christmas is an extremely busy time of the year for everyone. Between staff parties, shoppiing for presents and making Christmas Day preparations, there’s barely a minute to spare.
If you want to make sure your nearest and dearest can make it to your big day, you need to give them plenty of notice.
For a wedding over Christmas, we’d recommend sending out your wedding invitations no later that May or June. The same goes for booking venues, music and caterers.
Choosing the appropriate food and drink for any event is important, but especially for your wedding day.
If you’re getting married in Winter, you need to adapt your menu to the cold weather. A lovely idea is to serve mulled wine and mince pies at the drinks reception.
Not only will the heat keep you warm, mulled wine is also incredibly festive. Gingerbread cookies and hot chocolate are another option, particularly if you have some younger guests.
Many Winter weddings tend to play up the white Christmas vibe. While this is a classic look, don’t be afraid to use a bit of colour.
Touches of burgundy and dark green will add a festive spot of colour to your venue. Try not to go too crazy though as this may lead you down the path of tackiness.
But don’t be afraid to subvert peoples expectations and go a completely different way with your decorating. You have complete control of how you want your special day to look.
It’s going to be cold so if you’re planning on being outside for any length of time, then you need to take the weather into consideration.
Little cardigans are ideal for the walk between the car and venue. Also, steer clear of shoes that could be potentially dangerous in the blistery weather.
Christmas is the busiest time of year with regard to everything. Driving on the roads can be a nightmare, and can also get quite dangerous once it gets icy.
The last thing you want to do is rush, so remember to leave more time for everything. You need to be prepared for delays.
Whatever way you decide to plan your wedding, remember to enjoy yourself. Don’t stress about the Christmas themed decorations. Less is often more so keep it simple.
On the other hand, if you want to recreate Santa’s kingdom then go for it! It’s your day after all!
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!