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.
Featured Wedding Videos
It’s so interesting to me how differently people are being brought together nowadays. Leang & Ben met online, on Facebook of all places. He sent her a friend request, and rightfully so, she was a bit reluctant to accept his request. After a short *coughs* 4 months, she finally accepted, based on a single mutual friend. Fast forward 6 years later, May 20th 2017 they finally tied the knot!
Their traditional Vietnamese Tea Ceremony brought both sides together with a dash of humor, and a lot of Asian hospitality. I have always loved experiencing different cultures wedding traditions as they are so different from American wedding traditions.
In the process of shooting video for their wedding, I managed to shoot a few still shots, here are a few of my favorites. Don’t forget to subscribe for all future blog posts if you want to see their video as it unfolds!
This Teaser Tuesday brought to you by Wyatt and Vanessa. They got married in a beautiful outdoor ceremony at Millennial Falls in Draper Utah, right in front of the stunning waterfall on a beautiful day in September. Here is a quick teaser of what it so come.
Kelsey and Eric got married at one of the most stunning places I have ever been to, Red Butte Garden. The day was warm, but not too warm, they were surrounded by close family and friends as they tied the knot officially. Kelsey felt inspired by Eric from the very beginning, as she found his taste in music matched hers perfectly. “I knew that we could go really far at that point” she said proudly. They met in college, where Eric was finishing up his Masters Degree. His focus was on his studies, but that quickly changed when he realized he was falling head over heals for Kelsey. Their courtship included some dancing, and lots of quirky fun dates. Kelsey is driven to make others happy, and will often put others above herself. Eric is a true gentleman, and now they are married so he can continue being a gentleman as long as they both shall live.
They were such a fun couple to work with, their family was a riot, you can tell where they each get their one in a million personalities from. What a treat it was to film their wedding. Though the final video isn’t quite done, here is a quick teaser so you can get a glimpse of them and their special day! Congrats to Kelsey and Eric!
Lauren and John were married in the Salt Lake City, Utah Temple just after Christmas and what a glorious day it was. Christmas is such a wondrous time of year with beautiful lights, the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, and the magical feeling of love and giving in the air. The spirit was so strong on their wedding day, surrounded by family and friends both in and outside the Temple. We only made the family endure the cold for a short time, after which we took the Bride and Groom elsewhere for some pictures and video with just the two of them. Luckily, the Salt Lake Temple has locations nearby that offer refuge from the elements without losing the beauty of the surroundings. While we were on the back steps with the couple, you could hear Christmas Carols being sung by the Tabernacle Choir, it was such a beautiful day. Here are some of my favorite pictures from their wedding day, as well as their teaser video! Enjoy.
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!