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Taking Over The World, Building Brands Along The Way
Producer, Director, Photographer & Videographer
Taking Over The World, Building Brands Along The Way
“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. As a child, I spent time in Foster Care, so I knew how hard it was to be in the system. Rather than going the traditional adoption route, we 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 permanently, 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 had no choice but to 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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Hiring a qualified commercial videography and photography company Equals Great Wedding Memories -commercial videography and photography
When planning a wedding, videography and photography forms one of the most important components of the planning. People often worry about the budget as well as the allocation of resources during the planning. This is natural except if the person comes from an extremely wealthy background. If it’s like that, fine, but for other people without such background, they would like to believe they can get the most out of their money by getting an affordable commercial videography and photography company especially when faced with huge expenditures in an event tagged “once in a lifetime”.
Most time, one of the last elements that are needed to be considered before the wedding is videography. However, it is one of the first elements that would later play a role in the “I’d like to have” category of the blessed events. Very often, it is argued that because there will be many photo-shoots, videography is not necessary and this has always turn out to be a big lie. Photos may have obvious advantages (hanging on the wall, easy sharing, portability), but on their own, they can’t convey the true depth of the entire emotion with the movement and sound that emanates from the video of that special day.
From time to time, we hear some people saying, “I only see those videos once or twice, and then I keep it, so I won’t see it again.” What is been heard from people who had their wedding photo-shoot and video done by a commercial videography and photography company by is that it priceless and it’s among their most precious and irreplaceable possession. Digital video transcends most known storage medium. This means that it is possible to preserve these complete memories for ages, passing them from our life to our unborn kids and from generations to generations. Imagine how you will feel with the ability to immerse yourself in the past and see the videos of your great-grandmother on her blessed day and see how happy she was on that day!
Fascinatingly enough, another common claim is that “photography alone is the most important part of my wedding where I’m ready to go overboard.” This is perhaps the worst misconception anyone that wants to wed will have. If you consider hiring a photographer who is so costly such that you’re willing to cut a budget somewhere to fund it, the truth is that you’re wasting your money and spending too much. There are lots of high-quality commercial videography and photography companies with excellent prices that will handle both photo shoot and video shoot. If you compare their prices with the price of hiring just an expensive photographer, then, you will discover that you have the best of both worlds for the same or even lower cost.
When hiring wedding vendors, it is important to hire the one that knows the importance of making the event memorable for the two people who matters most on that day- the Bride and Groom by hiring a qualify commercial videography and photography company!
|Kaylee + Andrew|
|With their wedding coming up in July, they really wanted to get the perfect engagement photos for their invitations. When we arrived at the Utah State Capitol, we weren’t sure if the cherry blossoms were blooming quite yet, but oh boy were we in for a treat!|
It was just after Conference had completed at the Utah Temple and droves of people were flooding to the Capitol grounds to walk around and take photos with family and friends.
We started off with their fur baby and got some real gems, but it didn’t take long for the 8 month old puppy to get overwhelmed by the other dogs and endless people. He wanted to play, but we were doing everything we could do to keep him still and he wasn’t excited about that.
As the sun moved toward the western sky, we made our way to the perfect spot to get a beautiful sunset photo that the couple will surely never forget. I am absolutely in love with these photos and would LOVE to do a similar shoot again with another couple. If you are getting married and need some engagements, or a wedding photographer I would love to be your guy!
I love shooting engagements because it gives me a chance to break down the walls of awkwardness with a couple before their wedding day. Not every couple hires us to shoot their engagements but it is so worth it!
Liz and Tyler’s wedding is coming up in May, and they’ve been dreaming of having a beautiful wintery engagement photo shoot, I think we accomplished that today. The location, Jordan Pines Campground which is located about 20 minutes up Big Cottonwood canyon. It was simply stunning from the street, but when we arrived, we were nervous that we might not be able to find a spot to take pictures due to there being 10 feet of snow!
Not kidding, it was literally 10 feet of snow. Luckily someone had carved out a little area where you could climb UP the embankment and on to the top of the massive later of snow. We huffed and puffed, and slid and sank knee deep (and farther) into the snow, but it was well worth the views once we got to the top.
Liz and Tyler are a silly, fun loving couple who really love to make each other laugh. Although the temperatures were freezing, they hung on to their smiles for the duration of the shoot.
Just as we were leaving, I prepped them for one final shot which would require them to be in the middle of the road. I’m pretty sure they thought I was kidding, until they saw me run out into the road too, and what a beautiful photo it was.
I can’t wait to shoot Liz’s Bridal portraits here in a couple weeks, it will hopefully be a little bit less snowy, but just as beautiful. Here are a few of my favorite favorite photos from my first official engagement shoot for the 2019 wedding season.
In this modern era, especially in the western part of the world, due to advancement in technology that makes the camera to become cheaper, a lot of people now have their own video cameras that they use to film family gatherings, trips, and other events that interest them. However, most users do not go beyond the basic user level. This is because they know how to position the camera to get some results and this has caused them to underrate the work of a professional videographer as well as their training. Looking at some of the factors that should be considered may increase their gratefulness for the video photographer filming their events. And then, maybe they’ll understand that getting a professional to film their event is not that expensive after all because there are lots of promo video photographers out there they can chose from.
Before a videographer decides to film, he or she must have sufficient knowledge to get the most suitable video equipment that will bring out the best result. Logically, the quality of the lens of the camera to be used is directly related to the results that will be achieved. For a wedding video, for example, it should be more than enough to use a lens with a 10x optical zoom. However, if you’re asked to record a fast sporting event, which requires you to look closely at the athletes remotely, you will need a lens with an optical zoom of 20x or more for such.
One of the most famous and irritating problems with videos is the movement of the camera (camera shake). Even if the cameraman believes that his hands are so tight on the camera such that he does not have to worry about unwarranted camera movements, it is almost impossible to solve this problem without buying a video camera that has image stabilization as one of its core features. This is the reason why it’s a good idea to look for a promo video photographer. He or she knows camera with the highest degree of image stabilization, hence, it will be used in such situations.
Before a professional videographer buys his or her camera, he or she must test it to know the state and level of image stabilization of the camera as well as other factors that can affect the quality of their work so they can give clients the best. For instance, weddings are often held in churches where the quality of light is known to be poor. Most normal persons do not know that it’s not all video cameras that work effectively in low light situations. A professional promo video photographer that you hire will test the camera to know how effective it is under such conditions.
Another factor that is of great importance is how long the battery of a video camera last. The disappointment that the batteries can quickly run down during an important family event is familiar to many. However, hiring a professional promo video photographer will solve these issues because they always come prepared for such situations.
On this episode of Real Talk with Ryan, we review review the Hohem iSteady Pro version 2 Gimbal for your GoPro. If you have a GoPro, you already know how amazing it is, and you can make it more amazing by getting a super-awesome gimbal. And when I was looking at getting a gimbal, I was trying to decide, “Do I get the GoPro branded gimbal? Do I get an off-brand gimbal?”
I actually walked into Best Buy, money in hand, ready to buy the new GoPro gimbal, and I walk out of the store kind of defeated because when I looked at it for $300, I started doing some research ’cause I don’t like to spend my hard-earned money on something that’s not gonna benefit me. When I looked at the reviews, it had really low reviews, so I looked up an off-brand one on Amazon, and I love Amazon ’cause there’s a whole bunch of reviews; you can get an idea of what people are actually saying about the product.
When I found this Hohem iSteady Pro version two, I realized that that’s the one I wanted because there was … as of right now, there’s 74 reviews on there. I’m just on this one listing, anyway, and it has an average rating of four stars. The GoPro Karma Grip, let’s see, it has an average of three and a half stars, with 68 reviews.
GoPro is a really trusted brand as far as I’m concerned with cameras and stuff … well, with cameras and accessories, but really, when it comes to gimbal kind of technology, I don’t feel like they’re really the best.
I haven’t personally tried the GoPro Karma one, but I feel like, just showing the footage of this one, I’ll show you out as I go walking a little bit to see, to show you what the quality of it really is.
The cool thing about this gimbal is that it has these controls here on the back, so you …
Two clicks to allow tilt control, which is kinda cool if you’re trying to follow a subject that’s moving.
Three clicks gets you in locked-on mode, so what we’ll do is … I’ll put myself in the frame here, at this point. And no matter which way I turn, the camera stays pointed the direction you want it to be pointed.
Now, four clicks, and that gives you a whole different amount of control. As you tilt it left or right, up or down, it will actually tilt with you, which gives you really dynamic, interesting shots, if that’s what you’re looking for. And then back to home, is just a single click.
It has some really good functionality, it has a toggle switch, so you can control it up, down, left, right. It has different options so you can adjust how it handles the movement. Basically, you just move your wrist, and that’s how it moves.
I’ll show some videos so you can kinda get an idea of how that works, so you can make a decision for yourself, but really, if you’re looking for just a simple recommendation, for 100 bucks, all day long, this is the one I’d recommend.
Even if the GoPro Karma was $100, I would definitely spend the money on this one over the GoPro Karma. And if this helps you at all, please subscribe, like the video, share!
Thank you so much for joining me today on Real Talk With Ryan. Today we’re going to learn about something that you all need to have in your car and hopefully after today’s video, you’re going to go buy one because they’re frigging awesome and they’re not going to break the bank. What are we talking about? We’re talking about an awesome in car dash camera that has not one, but two camera’s to record both in front of you and behind you. A few months ago we were in a car accident and it wasn’t our fault, we got rear-ended and the guy that rear-ended us, he tried blaming on us that we break checked him and that’s why he rear-ended us and I was thinking, if I only had a dash cam to prove that I wasn’t in the wrong, I would have been a whole lot happier. We ended up obviously getting our car fixed because they couldn’t prove anything, but if I would have a dash camera, we would have had to prove a whole lot more because he was driving erratically and happened to get behind us.
So anyway, I went and bought a dash camera and I found this one that’s got two screens on it, so this is a Uniden brand and I did buy it at Walmart but they also sell it on Amazon, I’ll have a link in the description below, but it’s got a screen on the front and it’s got a screen on the back. So it’s got a camera that you can actually see right here, and it’s got a camera right here as well. So, what I do when I mount it in my car is I have one camera pointing toward the front of the car and one camera pointing back at me, that way you can prove what you did. Like did you swerve out of the way and then you also have the other shot where it shows what actually happened in the front. CLICK HERE TO BUY THE CAMERA
Some of the features of the camera, you can set the recording time, one minute, two minute, three minutes and up to five minutes and what that will do is that will actually automatically loop over and over and over again, so it will record for a period of time and then loop and it’ll just continually record over the card over and over and over again so you don’t have to worry about running out, because for me, when I was using GoPro’s, it was awful because I’d have to change out batteries every hour but at least I was protecting myself and I would make sure that I always had the camera with me when I was going on some sort of a trip. When I was driving the kids to school, especially in inclement weather, it’s really important for me to have something that was reliable and GoPro’s wonderfully reliable. One thing I will say about this is it records in 1080, which is awesome. But the 1080 is for both screens together, so technically you get two square images, roughly square, I guess they’re rectangle technically, side by side.
One for the one camera, one for the camera and that full picture is 1080. It doesn’t have stabilization, so it’s not going to look as good as your phone video or GoPro video, because really the technology in those cameras have gotten really good. There’s a reason that they’re several hundred dollars and not $50 bucks like this thing is. So the different modes, you can have it to record audio in the car or not to record audio, I have the audio set to on but what it does is it records side by side and you’ve got inside the car and outside the car at the same time which is frigging awesome. It does charge with a micro USB, which is this here. It does come with one, this is not the one it came with, it came with a really short one.
I don’t love that, but I have enough micro USB cables that I ended up just using my own and plugging it into the car, so it does come with one just like this that’s got a USB on one end, micro USB on the other and then you just use your regular USB plug in the car. It is upside down, it does come with this awesome mount and if I can get it off, it really is strong, it’s super awesome. So what I do is I have it on my windshield just like this, down as low as I can get it where it doesn’t quite hit the dash and it plugs in right here. The plug is on the top and then you turn this camera around and have it point back inside the car. So I always have mine plugged in 100% of the time and then when you get in the car and turned the car on, it automatically starts recording and then when you’re done, it stops recording. When you turn the car off it stops recording.
It does have an internal battery, I haven’t used. I think it’s kind of stupid to try and charge something, plug it in and charge it because this little thing right here, to take it on and off this thing, eventually it’s going to break and I think it’s kind of pointless to try and do that, so if it’s just always plugged in, it’s important. You kind of have to have a dedicated outlet for it in your car and so, what I do is I have one of those outlets, one of the dual plugger inners that’s got two plugs on it so I can have one for my phone and one for this. So, let’s see, what other options does it have? You can adjust the exposure, which I thought was kind of cool actually because outside it’s really, really bright, so on a bright sunny day like yesterday, it was almost washed out, it was almost hard to see at least on the screen. The screen’s kind of a crappy screen, but I mean for the price what do you expect, right?
So, I wanted to make sure that it was not over exposing because when you over expose things, you lose detail. So I did bring it down a third of a stop and you can do that in the settings. So, you cannot adjust the settings while it’s recording, I’ll tell you that right now. So I was frustrated the first day trying to figure out how to adjust certain settings, but you can only do it while it’s not recording. So, to stop the recording you just hit the OK button and then you hit the menu and then you scroll up and down through the menu, but it does come with an SD card, which is actually pretty cool. A 16 gigabit card, and I’ve had this for a week, and it’s just written over and over and over again on the card and then if there’s a car accident, you can pull it out and review it and I’ll show you come video so you can kind of see what that looks like.
So, if you’re looking for something to help you in the event of a car accident, if you’re a truck driver or if you’re a mom, really if you drive at all, you should have one of these. It’s not expensive enough to restrict, I think most people $50 to $60 dollars is, I think reasonable. There are definitely some cheaper ones and I’ve had a couple over the years that we’re cheaper, like in the $20 to $30 range, but they didn’t last very long. I mean, they maybe worked for three or four days and then you couldn’t rely on them anymore. They weren’t recording even though they said they were, so Uniden is a great brand.
I’ve bought their stuff before, this really is an awesome camera and you can take it off, you can take the camera off this little mount and you could mount it in something else if you wanted too, maybe. I don’t know if I just locked it in there but anyway, if you have a cellphone mount, you could probably squeeze it into one of those if you like those better, if you like the way that it fit on your dash better, so that is an option. It does have motion detection and it does have G detection, so if someone hits your car it will start recording and that way at three in the morning, if someone hits your car and doesn’t tell you that they hit your car, then you have proof that they hit your car. It does have night vision, which is super cool. It does not have night vision on this back camera here, just on the front facing camera. The front facing camera is the one that I have facing outside the car and that’s what these little dots are right here in the front as an infrared thing.
So, let’s see what else. Like I said, it can record but I don’t have it record the audio because I think that’s kind of pointless. I did for this video just to show you but anyway, if you’re looking for a really good affordable camera that’s pretty decent, this is the way to go and it’s less than $100 dollars. So again, we’re going to recap on the main features, so it does loop record, so it’ll record over and over and over again. With a GoPro you have to pull it out and format the card and put a new battery in and all that crap and it’s ridiculous. So this one will record over and over and over again. It does have the card that it comes with, that’s a 16 gigabit card, at least this one did, maybe they don’t always come with that but it did and I thought that was awesome.
It has the motion detection, so if someone walks in front of your car it’ll start recording and I have security cameras around my house and that’s awesome but this is even better because you can always figure out what’s going on in your neighborhood. Additionally, it has the G detection and you can adjust that too, you could adjust the sensitivity, so I can turn it off right now and then I move in front of it and it started recording, or I can turn it off and then I can hit the table and it starts recording.
So it’s an awesome camera, I’ve only had it a week, so as far as longevity, I don’t know how long it will last necessarily but I did buy the extra, I think it was a two year protection plan for $8 bucks or something, so that way I know it’s going to last at lest two years because if it doesn’t I’ll just get a new one. Anyway, thanks for watching, this is Real Talk With Ryan, I’ll have more review videos, things that I try out so that you don’t have to waste your money on crap that isn’t going to work and we’ll see you again in the next one, take a look.
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?
Edited photos are typically delivered 60-90 days after a wedding. Video, being far more labor intensive can take as long as 6 months. These times are just estimates. It may be possible for a delayed delivery depending on overall workload, and what time of year your event is held.
In order to keep our delivery time as short as possible, we do limit the number of events we take each year.
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!