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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This is a question that many couples have and I’d love to give a few reasons you NEED a Wedding Film!
MOVEMENT IS EMOTIONAL
I love photography and appreciate photos so much, but there is something about capturing the movement of real life that has an emotional depth that is so different than a still frame. I remember even watching back home videos, versus going through a photo album. Seeing how I interacted with the world, or how my friends and family interacted with each other was so emotional I felt like I was reliving it.
YOUR PHOTOS DON’T TALK
One of the biggest differences between a still photo and video is the audio. Being able to hear your vows, the speeches your family and friends gave or even just fun chatter during the day is something that will add a new dynamic to looking back on your wedding day.
Whether we like to admit it or not, our memories do fade. I wish I could remember all the fun experiences or amazing moments of my life, but as much as I wish I could, they get more fuzzy over time. Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your entire life and it is one you’ll want to have captured so that when your memory fades, it can be refreshed when you sit down and watch your film.
These are just a few reasons I believe you should have a wedding film. I am obviously very passionate about films and have always been, but it really is the best way to preserve a memory forever!
This year in Utah, the weather has been unpredictable at best. Here it is near the end of February and it seems we have had more that our fair share of days in the fifties. Amanda and Bracken wanted to do their engagement photo shoot somewhere indoors since it is supposed to be winter. We decided to meet at the Utah State Capitol for the engagement photos and it was nothing short of awesome!
Funny enough, on the day of the shoot it decided to SNOW! While some may think this would put a damper in their plans, we decided to use it to our advantage due to the amazing clouds. Sadly the walkways weren’t as clear as I would have liked, so we didn’t get to do as much shooting outside as I would have liked, but with the lighting inside we were able to make it work well. Can’t wait to shoot both photography and video at their wedding here in a few months, but for now the engagements will have to do. Enjoy!
Hey everybody, it’s almost Christmas!! That means, it’s time for my annual #christmas Give Away!
This year I am giving away a brand NEW Super Nintendo MINI with 2 wireless controllers! If you’ve been looking, I don’t have to tell you how hard they are to find right now. Not to mention the difficulty in finding wireless controllers, which are an absolute MUST.
Here is how it will work. LIKE and Share THIS post. I will be picking one random winner on 12/23/2017. Each LIKE and each SHARE gives you one entry. Drawing will be done live on facebook so y’all can see that I am not cheating.
So, hit that LIKE button, and share share share!
Wishing y’all luck!
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!