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
We moved into a new neighborhood just a few weeks ago, and from our house, every Friday night it seems you can hear the sound of the Copper Hills Marching Band. Tonight as I was preparing for my upcoming trip, I heard the Band plying. I grabbed my camera and ran over to capture them in action. I wanted to capture them with their game faces on, getting their heads ready for the upcoming performance. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. John Matthews, the Band Director for the school. We spoke briefly, and it was made very apparent that he teaches through inspiration. The students were there because they loved to be there. They were working hard, sweating even, slight mess up and Mr. Made quick corrections, and it showed. A Football Field is a sacred place where boys are made into men, and young girls are transformed into the women they are meant to become. A marching band is an integral part of a football game, both for the fans and for the team. It was exciting to be there for even just a few minutes to see the hard work of these amazing young women and men. Being a photographer I get to travel the country meeting some of the most amazing people on earth. Looking at these students, thinking that they will very shortly be going off into the world, changing it for the better. These students are our future.
I have shot so many First Looks over the years of being a Videographer, but I don’t always get this sort of reaction. It just so happened that the Groom had a microphone on him for the Ceremony. The Bride and Groom finished getting ready, each then taking a few minutes to read a letter written by the other. Trent was in tears, it was beautiful. This is his reaction to seeing his Bride for the first time in her wedding dress.
It was such a treat to work with such a loving and caring family on Saturday as Allison and Kealii were married in the quaint White Memorial Chapel, which is situated directly across the street from the Utah State Capitol. Trolleys used to be a widely used form of transportation in many areas of the country, Utah was no stranger to them, that was until other forms of transportation made Trolleys all but obsolete. In a unique twist in transportation options, Allison and her wedding party, minus the Groom and his Groomsmen were delivered to the venue in style, by none other than one of Utah’s Trolleys.
The Pastor spoke great words of wisdom to the couple as though he had known them for their lifetime. It was such a beautiful ceremony, in one of Utah’s historic Chapels that was once used by the LDS church, but has been repurposed to be available to the general public as a nondenominational Wedding Chapel.
Immediately following the Ceremony, the couple was welcomed with open arms by two huge families, uniting two lineages into one.
Just as the Ceremony was nothing short of perfect, their reception had everything from a vintage VW Bus Photo Booth to a tasty hand-crafted dinner. The couple enjoyed their time with family and friends, and the dance floor was certainly hopping. Congratulations to Allison and Kealii on your wedding. Here are a few wedding photographs that I gathered along the way, I can’t wait to edit the wedding video! If you need a videographer for your own wedding, reach out to me anytime!
More information about the White Memorial Chapel:
The White Memorial Chapel was first built in 1883, and it was originally located on A Street and 2nd Avenue. It was home to the 18th ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). In 1973, the chapel was carefully disassembled to ensure elements could be reused. In 1976, the chapel was rebuilt on land donated by the Utah State Legislature in celebration of the nation’s 200th birthday, using the chapel’s original steeple, Gothic windows, doors, and benches. The LDS Sunday School program was launched at this location, and it served as the founding location for the first Boy Scout troop in Utah. The building is now a non-denominational chapel used for civic purposes.
The White Chapel is an excellent example of Utah’s early religious architecture. Architect Obed Taylor (who also designed the Assembly Hall at Temple Square) was inspired by Gothic architecture, as demonstrated by the buttresses, tall steeple, Gothic windows, and inclined roof.
Hailey and Grant met in Hailey’s first year of college and they dated exclusively for a while. When Hailey’s parents learned about it there were quite nervous. They’d raised their kids to make good decisions, and the decision to date exclusively had Hailey’s dad questioning whether she had made the right choice. After getting to know Grant, the nervousness turned quickly calmed, as they could tell from Grant’s enthusiasm, professionalism, and attention to every meticulous detail, she was in good hands.
Grant and Hailey both come from loving families with a deep love of God in their lives. They were married in the Idaho Falls Temple on a beautiful summer day, with their closest family and friends close at hand. Their reception was held at the Bride’s parents’ home where all in attendance could unwind and be themselves. Below is a quick Teaser Wedding video from their wedding, more to come soon!
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!