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. 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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Photography is one of the most important components of a wedding. It is one of the mediums that shows everything that happened in the wedding. It captures moments and action of guests in various poses and sometimes unawares. Photography is very essential in ensuring you have a record of emotions and actions that were displayed at your wedding. In a scenic place like Utah, photographing your wedding is very essential due to the following reasons:
- Opportunity to re-live the moment
Going through the pictures that were taken at your wedding helps you to re-live and remember the moments while experiencing the emotions afresh. It captures the smiles and laughter on the faces of your guests especially since they would be having a lot of fun. It also captures the highlights of the wedding ceremony such as walking down the aisle and the exchange of rings. All this captured as images helps you remember the moment.
- Guests at your event
Pictures help you know the guests who were present in your wedding and those who weren’t present to an extent. Especially if you are having a very large wedding where you cannot see every guest who is present, photography shows you those that were present in highly graphic details. Their images are captured and going through the pictures shows you the people who made it a point of duty to come rejoice with you.
- You get to know things that happened at your wedding
Since you definitely cannot be everywhere during your wedding, the images captured make you aware of things that happened in places that you weren’t in at that particular point in time. Such as hilarious things that happened or your friends dancing crazily on the dance floor. You get to see the amazing fun your friends and family had at your wedding you were at some other place.
- Keep sake
Pictures are an amazing way to recall what happened at your wedding even years after. Family and friends dress their best and look very natural in pictures so you recall what they looked like. Also, they are a very effective record keeping method and you can show your kids what your wedding looked like leaving the pictures to tell the story itself even a long time after the wedding.
Images bring memories to life and is therefore a very good reason for you photograph every moment from your wedding.
Each year the Salt Lake Board of Realtors recognizes an individual to award as the Good Neighbor. A Good Neighbor must be compassionate, loving, caring, and selfless. The Good Neighbor gives more of themselves than they need to, for the betterment of others without expectation of reward. 2018 was a unique year, in that the Board opted to give out 3 Good Neighbor Awards.
Rachel Green, Co-Founder of the Love Lake City Project works alongside a colleague Clint Warner monthly to bring a group of volunteers together raising awareness and funds to assist those experiencing homelessness and addiction. Green shared that homelessness and addiction was a cause she felt strongly that she could help with. Clint was a great example to her. She had thought she was doing plenty of charity work, Clint suggested to her “what have I done this month?” Rachel and Cling now work together at least once monthly to bring a brighter future to those in need. LoveLakeCityProject
Chris McPherson and Heather Nelson are Co-Founded the Children’s Christmas Carnival at The Road Home Shelter in Salt Lake City. MacPherson speaking of a time in the not too distant past where he was without. He knew he and his family were struggling, but it wasn’t until he had a Thanksgiving Dinner delivered to his door that he realized how destitute he truly was. Heather, having experienced hardship in her life as well shared a story where her Husband had just had back surgery. She was on bed rest herself, and with Christmas just around the corner, she didn’t know what the season might hold for her and her growing family. TheRoadHome
March of 2013 is a time of Lisa’s life that she will never forget. Her 18 year old son showed promise of being a professional athlete. He was being scouted by teams all over the country and was a top pick for many schools. Matthew, realizing that a learning disability he had would lead him to take his own life. Feeling that he had let his family down, and depleted any possibility for any sort of future, he made a decision that altered Lisa Jungemann’s life forever. After a while in utter darkness, she and the family decided they wanted to share the story with the world. To raise awareness of Suicide, and how it can be prevented. We all have a purpose on this earth. After talking with Lisa, she feels that bringing hope to those in their darkest hours. Lisa knows that she was put on this earth to make a difference, so each and every day as she gets out of bed, she reminds herself that she got to love her son Matthew for a short while, but through the work she does in the community, his legacy lives on forever. The Jungemann family were featured in a film by KUED called Hope Lives, and they regularly speak in public bringing a message of hope. LisaJungemann
The Salt Lake Board of Realtors each year goes through changes in leadership. As the 2018 year comes to a close, and a new President comes in to lead the Salt Lake Realtors to another amazing year, the outgoing President wanted to leave his mark on the Board.
Introducing R-Uber, the Realtor Uber. Adam the outgoing President has struggled all year with his sales goals due to having taken on more responsibilities that have come along with the role of President. His mom has been ragging on him all year to be as good as his exemplary brother, whom is also a Realtor. Little did Adam know that he would end up driving a ride share route to make extra cash on the weekends. As if that wasn’t embarrassing enough, on a fateful day, he unknowingly picked up the members of the new Board Presidency. Adam carelessly parked in a handicapped spot, only to have his car towed. Just when he is about to give up, he calls an Uber of his own. His driver is none other than Miriam, the Board President from the previous year.
In a fun comedy sketch, he and other Board members participated in a Karaoke ride sharing experience that will forever be remembered by all who participated. If you want to learn now to become a Realtor, click below.
Working as a videographer in a wedding means you are in charge of the entire video recording of that particular wedding. Your job success is very essential to the wedding as videos serve as a way of re-living moments. Also, since you are singularly charged with the duty of recording those moments which the couple would definitely want to look back and reflect on, yours is indeed a very delicate job. Some steps to take if you want to have the perfect video recording include:
- Capture an amazing audio quality
No matter how high the quality of a video is, if the audio accompanying it is poor the video is also judged as poor. Audio quality can make or break a video notwithstanding its quality. When the audio quality is high, the speeches, vows and other highlights paint an amazingly beautiful picture of the wedding story but when there are interferences like wind blowing or clothes rustling distorting the sound, the entire idea is severely affected.
- Always have a second camera
Despite the fact that you can film a Salt Lake City wedding with just one camera, coming along with just one is not prescribed. If you want to have a great coverage, coming along with a second camera is highly advised. When you are working with just one camera, you end up having to run about to cover the event effectively from every angle. However, having a second camera to cover the wider area while you use the first one to record close up details of the bride and groom against the scenic backgrounds of Salt Lake City helps to effectively reduce the amount of stress you would have to undergo.
- Always film creatively
When you are filming a Salt Lake City wedding, ensure you take in the beautiful backgrounds and try to blend the recording of the couple with the background. To ensure that you create something unique and beautiful, you could record scenes like a bird flying overhead or a tree being blown in the wind. This lends a surreal nature to the video with a softer, prettier and cinematic effect which would definitely move anyone watching the video.
The combination of these effects is in themselves very essential for the perfect type of videography which you have in mind for your clients to ensure they can keep the memories for a long, long time.
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.
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!