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”
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 of being an artist. I had always wanted to make a difference telling stories, but I never thought I would be doing what I do today. I first fell in love with fine art photography when I was just 15. I spent most of my life making videos purely as a hobby, with just over 2Million views on my YouTube channel. As of 2009 I have been a full-time freelance filmmaker and have enjoyed every second of it.
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Destination weddings more often than not take place in places the bride and groom do not reside in and are therefore not very familiar in that terrain. This might constitute some difficulty since they might not know their way around and therefore might be extremely difficult to find anyone offering videography services. The best option is therefore to go with a travel videographer from your original location. Before doing this, some arrangements have to be put in place. Some of the things to be deliberated on include:
You have got to plan on how you would transport your travel videographer and his equipment to the destination you have in mind. Also, you have got to make accommodations plans for him at a place with very close proximity to the wedding location to prevent movement delays. Storage for his equipment is another factor you have to consider under logistics to prevent any form of damage.
- Familiarity with location
It is highly advisable to engage the services of a videographer who has had experience videographing a wedding in the same destination you want to use. This is because he already knows about the best spots you could use for your wedding and the most beautiful locations to cover. He also has knowledge on lighting and scenic backgrounds to bring out the beauty in your wedding.
Hiring a professional travel wedding videographer is totally essential due to the fact that after you arrive at your destination, there is almost no way to conveniently hire someone else at the last minute. Therefore, hiring a professional who has lots of experience is entirely essential. Also, hiring a professional videographer with top-of-the-line professional equipment is totally advised so the possibilities of your wedding video are endless.
Since your wedding is one that involves travelling from a particular location to another, your videographer would definitely be charging a lot more for his services than usual. Knowing his price is important to determine if you can afford him and if you cannot, seeking an alternative travel videographer to cover your wedding is the next thing to do. The price also depends on the number of videographers you would need for your destination wedding. If you are anticipating the attendance of a lot of guests you might need more than one videographer and this in turn points to the fact that you would be paying more.
Taking this factors into consideration ensures your destination wedding videography goes just fine.
Videography is a very important component of every wedding as this affords you the opportunity to re-live every moment of the wedding. Videography captures the essence of the wedding itself affording you a chance to watch every moment while capturing sights, sounds and the happy faces that graced your wedding. Some of the reasons you should include wedding videography in your Utah wedding include:
- Future reference
During your wedding you would definitely not be everywhere and in referring to your wedding in the future, you would love to have a form of record to help you re-live that joyous moment in your life. Watching a video that shows everything that happened in your wedding even when you were not in those places is a beautiful thing.
Getting a crew to take care of the videography at your Utah wedding is very easy and highly affordable. It is definitely not as expensive as you may think. Aside that, you get quality value and memories that would definitely last a very long time at a ridiculously low price that is next to nothing compared to the priceless joy of re-living the moments.
- Peace of mind
When you use a videography crew at your wedding, you are rest assured that you can watch the entire event later and this affords you the opportunity to maximally enjoy your day and focus more attention on your spouse since you would easily learn about every other thing that went down in your wedding right from the guests that attended to the laughter and love that was in the atmosphere. This assurance ensures that you totally enjoy your wedding and devote maximum attention to your spouse.
- Capturing emotions
A wedding is a very beautiful part of one’s life and therefore emotions flow freely right from the speeches to the toasts to the laughter and the tears. Videography captures every emotion on camera and in video format for you to watch. When watching the video, the incredible love and emotions all come flowing back in such a way that takes you back to the very day that all those emotions were felt.
Videographing your Utah wedding is therefore a very effective way for you to re-live one of the most joyful moments in your life with friends, family and well-wishers which you can always refer to and even re-watch whenever you want to.
Videography is such an important aspect of every wedding as it preserves the little details of a wedding. Hiring a professional wedding videographer in Utah could prove to be a daunting task due to the large number of videographers available to select from. However, before going hiring a wedding videographer, there are some very important factors you have to consider to ensure that you get exactly what you want. Some of these important factors include:
- Budget and pricing
When in the process of hiring a videographer’s services, you have to consider the amount of money you have got to pay for their services. The better, more experienced videographers may cost many thousands more than the beginners, and the very best videographers are typically booked several months, and even in some cases, years in advance. Some videography companies are as little as $500, while others can be $10,000 or more. It’s important to know what you’re getting for what you’re spending, rather than just focusing on the money alone. You may find it more cost effective to reach a little higher than your original budget to make sure you get the videographer you really want.
- Number of expected guests
While hiring a videographer, you have got to factor in the number of guests you are expecting at your wedding. If you are expecting a large number of people as guests, you might be requiring more than one videographer or one videographer with a lot more equipment to cover all the guests effectively.
- Working experience
You need to find out if the videographer you are about to hire has any experience covering the type of wedding you intend on having. Most weddings are indoors and have lower light conditions. Does the videographer have specialized lenses that work better in low light? Are they bringing any sort of lighting in the event it’s too dark for a clear picture? Are they good at candid photos? What about posed photos? Will they get all of the details? Your wedding ring, bouquet? Do they have backup cameras, lenses, batteries, memory cards? Equipment does fail from time to time, it’s critical to have backups of everything. The last thing you want to have is a videographer or photographer that’s deleting pictures on your wedding day because they don’t have enough memory cards to cover your whole day. How many weddings have they shot? Is it a single person, or multiple videographers covering your event? Are they providing a microphone for anyone or recording sound in another way? Are they comfortable handling photographers or other vendors that are difficult to work with?
Finding out whether or not he has other videography jobs the same day as your wedding is essential in ensuring that he devotes all is time and attention to covering your wedding. Even if he has other jobs the same day, you would want to be sure that he has enough time to maximally cover your wedding without being distracted, doing a lousy job or bailing when you need him the most.
Some videographers offer to deliver “more” for “less money, but more isn’t always better. Most videographers offer some sort of short film, or highlight video that is something you can share on social media with family and friends. Some wedding videos consist of a lengthier documentary style video that offers are of everything, in a cinematic style edit. Some videography companies may appear to offer more for your money, but is it the kind of quality you are really looking for? Are they reliable? Is your video being delivered on DVD, Flash Drive, YouTube link, or other form? How will you want to view your video 5 years from now, how about 15 years from now?
Considering these factors are a great way to ensure you get the perfect videographer for the perfect wedding you want to have.
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Ryan Hender Films does all types of photography and videography, from wedding videos and photography, corporate videography, event photography, tv commercials, and everything in between. While the pricing on our website works for most events, it may not fit every event. I am happy to discuss the specifics of your event, types of coverage desired, and create the perfect package just for you. We offer an unbeatable value when you bundle both video and photography into one package. This allows us to provide two award winning services, at a discounted rate to allow you to save a little money without compromising on the quality.
Jenna and Matt were such an amazing couple to work with. Hired to do both photography and videography for their wedding, we worked together to make the very best of the day. Our last wedding for this year, Mark and I took it on and could NOT have had more fun. Millennial Falls is such a beautiful place to hold a wedding, they have a gorgeous garden outdoors with a massive waterfall as a backdrop. Sadly it was a little too cold to hold the wedding outdoors, not to mention it being too dark for pictures to turn out very well. Jenna’s brother, a proud United States Marine took the lead and married his sister to her best friend Matt. Flanked by their closest friends, Matt and Jenna shared tear filled vows as they were united as husband and wife. She was so sweet, but definitely knew what she wanted. She knew she wanted photos outside, regardless of how cold it was, the couple pushed through it. They froze their buns off for 30 minutes or so as we worked our magic to get some unique photo and video.
Matt is such a kind soul, with a care free disposition. Everyone gathered around to watch the magic as the couple took to the floor for their first dance, and as the toasts were shared. At one point I saw Mark being pulled out to the floor to dance with Jenna, I didn’t realize that it would be my turn shortly after. She demanded that I put my camera down and share a dance with her, and dance I did! The couple was so gracious to all of their vendors, very grateful for everything. There are times when you come across people in your life that really make you grateful for what you do, Jenna and Matt were absolutely that couple.
Here are a few of my favorite photos from their wedding as well as their wedding highlight video.
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?
HOW LONG UNTIL I RECEIVE MY PHOTOGRAPHS?
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!