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Fleeting Moments Come And Go – We’re There So You Can Look Back When It’s All Over
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“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!
Yesterday was a bittersweet day for Josh and Caitlyn. They’d been planning it for months. Some would say they’ve been planning their whole lives. Little did they know that their separate paths would lead them to where they are today. Josh is an outgoing, fun loving kind of guy with a heart of gold. Caitlyn, more introverted, with a Love that burns stronger than the sun itself.
You could tell by the fire in their eyes that they were happier than they’d ever been. The morning air was crisp with a light breeze that was welcomed as the sun settled atop the Payson Utah Temple as their family and close friends awaited eagerly for the couple to be married for time and all eternity.
Following the marriage at the Temple, the reception was held at Clarion Gardens reception center in Payson. In a long tradition in the Groom’s family, the siblings choreographed a silly dance that left everyone’s jaw on the floor.
For Josh and Caitlyn, it was important that everyone got to take part in their special day, so even those that couldn’t take part in the Temple Sealing session, they had a special Ring Ceremony immediately before the Reception began.
I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Josh for almost a decade, and he is such a great man. I am so thrilled to watch as they grow from a couple, into a family in the years to come.
It all started out up Big Cottonwood canyon where they hiked through the woods for an epic engagement photo shoot. Tyler and Lizz were very much in love without a care in the world. You could see it in the way he looked at her that he couldn’t wait to make her his wife. Then just like that, months of waiting flew by and it was finally time for them to say their I Dos.
At Tibble Fork Reservoir, Tyler saw Elizabeth in her wedding gown for the very first time. The light in his eyes was unmatched, such a sweet sentiment shared between the two.
The Salt Lake Temple was buzzing with family and friends swarming the grounds, waiting for that moment when the couple came pushing through the doors after leaving a wedding ceremony that would join the couple eternally as Husband and Wife.
Molly and Alex hired my company to shoot photos and video at their wedding. Little did they know I’d be asking them to film themselves as they watched their wedding video for the very first time.
We first met at our engagement photo shoot at Antelope Island where things didn’t go as planned. Shortly after arrival we stopped briefly on the highway to get a quick photo before we got to the final destination, we realized that the gnats were going to be an issue, but never did we imagine what we’d encounter for the next 90 minutes.
Both Alex and Molly agreed to continue on, so we did. For the next hour or so, we were stopping every 5 minutes to scratch and pick gnats out of each others’s hair. For a week or more afterward, there we’re still gnat bites on everyone’s scalp, it was not a fun experience. It felt like there were millions of little bugs eating your skin. But, despite the intense bug issues, we continued on to get some great photos.
I think it’s fair to say that their wedding day was much less of an issue. Neither Molly or Alex had seen each others’ dresses prior to the wedding day, so we coordinated a first look that was to die for! In the video, you hear the kids referring to Alex’s butt as “famous”.
It was so magical as they saw each other for the first time, each surprised by the others’ dress, but interestingly enough, they each chose a more comfortable shoe which I could not get over. It’s your wedding, do it the way you want it!
I seriously loved working with these wonderful women, both so strong as individual, and as mothers. They blended their two families into one giant ball of love. Their ceremony and reception were something out of a fairy tale with twinkly lights, a super adorable photo booth, some fabulous friends offering great advice both during the wedding ceremony itself and during the toasts. Their wedding is by far one of the most amazing weddings I have gotten to take part in. May the lovely couple and their adorable little family have a long life of adventure, leave the gnats at the lake.
As a wedding videographer, I always deliver the final product and allow the couple to watch it on their own. While I love getting phone calls, texts, and other forms of reviews online, it’s always been a wish of mine to actually witness a couple watching their wedding film for the first time. This is the reason I do what I do. Filming a wedding is literally back breaking labor, its both physically intensive and mentally/emotionally exhaustive, then there’s the editing. Seeing this video makes all that work worthwhile.
|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.
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!