Ryan Hender Films - Utah Wedding Videographers

Salt Lake City, UT

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

Boy Meets Girl, it happens every day, but every story is different. Every person is unique, and so are the circumstances that bring a couple together. For some, it was Love At First Sight, for others there were years of endless chasing and awkwardness. Your wedding day is the culmination of a lifetime of preparation. Using only the latest technology, I capture the most intimate moments of your day, and through the power of storytelling I create a cinematic interpretation of the very best moments of your day. I use portions of your vow exchange, as well as toasts, and other speeches to tell your story, with one thing in mind. I want to make you cry. I want anyone who happens to watch your video to cry, whether it be now, or 25 years from now. I want anyone who watches your wedding film to feel as though they are in that exact moment, every time they watch. Your wedding day is likely the first, and LAST day that all of the people who mean the most to you will be in the same place at the same time. On your wedding day, you will exchange vows, you may even hear heart felt words from life long friends, and from your family. What better way to remember the advice that you were given, or the promises that you made to each other.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Sometimes I am working on a wedding film, other times it's a tv show. No matter what I am doing, I want to make sure that I pour my heart and soul into every piece. I have always wanted to make a difference, I only take on projects where I can make a difference.
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Location

Salt Lake City, UT 84119

Years in business

4

Times hired on Thumbtack

9

Reviews

14 Reviews
  • Jordon C. Oct 17, 2016
    Wedding Videography
    Verified Review
    Far more than anyone could ask for
    Ryan was amazing, helpful and kind. He was easy to work with, clearly put a lot of time and effort into his work and trade. I would recommend this man to anyone! In the short 5 or so hours we had him he quickly made it feel like he was a family friend and not someone we had paid to do a service. He laughs, jokes and makes everyone comfortable around him. Excellence is not good enough of a rating for him.
    Ryan H. Oct 19, 2016

    Jordon, thank you so much for the review! It means a lot. My business cannot grow without reviews like this from awesome clients.

  • Jacob H. May 30, 2016
    Ryan was amazing to work with. We really appreciated how he went way beyond the call of duty. He helped get the crowd excited at our reception so we could get some AWESOME dancing pictures/video. Going through Ryan also supplied two wonderful photographers. The three worked absolutely wonderful together. They were creative in the variety of shots they were getting throughout the day. They were willing to do any shot that we wanted as well suggested many of their own. They were also willing to help around as needed. Overall they were AMAZING and we would highly recommend working with them.
  • Jaime D. May 14, 2016
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    Adoption Profile Video Ryan is not just any videography, he is AMAZING!!! He came into our home a total stranger and left as a very dear friend. He knew just what to do and/or say to help us to open ourselves to him and the camera in order to tell our story to all who will watch our video and...hopefully through our video we will find our little ones. Someday, when the lord sees fit, Ryan will be doing a continuance video... one that welcomes our little ones into our home and family. If you are looking for someone that has great vision, compassion, and true heart... Give Ryan a call!! He will give you exactly what you are hoping for in a video.
    Ryan H. May 18, 2016

    Thank you so much Jaime, It was an absolute honor to work with you and your little family. I look forward to watching your family grow, and fully expect a phone call when the time comes for more littles to come into your family. :)

  • Ron T. Nov 5, 2015
    Ryan did a photo shoot for our family and the pictures were very poor. The faces were washed out and the surrounding rocks and trees were blurry. He admitted there was "Ghosting" and blamed it on the light at the place he choose by Wasatch Blvd., even though the sun was up and he told me twice that the lighting was good. He sent the photo's to a retoucher and that helped some, but the pictures we took there with iPhones are better than Ryans. What a waste of $275.00! He won't communicate with me, and doesn't seem to care. I chose him from his good ratings but now wonder who wrote them...
    Ryan H. Dec 16, 2015

    Thanks Ron for going through all the trouble of contacting Thumbtack to get this review removed! Unfortunately they are unable to remove reviews due to their new policy. I truly appreciate your attempts, I wish you and your family the best. After leaving the above negative review, Ron realized that the issue with the images was in fact a problem with his computer, and did not reflect the work itself. The issue has been resolved.

  • Sam B. Oct 27, 2015
    Ryan has taken pictures of our family and our children's pictures for years. We love his work, his attitude, attention to detail and willingness to make it work no matter what mood our kids are in. He has been so great when they haven't been cooperative and still been able to get great pictures. I LOVE how fast I get my pictures back. I also love that he is on time and focuses on us when he is there. I love how easy going he is to try different pictures but will tell me if it doesn't look right.
  • Brianne B. Dec 31, 2014
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    Great to work with! Video was done WAY early! Highly recommend.
  • Kathleen S. Oct 24, 2014
    Ryan is a true professional. Days before my wedding I had a Videographer decide he couldn't show up since it was July 4th. I called Ryan and with panic in my voice he calmed me down and agreed to change his holiday plans and save my day! I barely even knew Ryan was at the wedding, he is so discreet and never intrusive. I initially thought I wonder how the video would turn out since I rarely noticed his presence. Much to my surprise, our video was more than I expected. Ryan captured moments I had forgot about, moments I never saw with friends and family and truly all the most important moments that will be remebered for a lifetime . I would recommend Ryan t9 all my friends and family and all my clients.
  • Kaei M. Oct 24, 2014
    Ryan is an excellent photographer/videographer he works hard at his craft and truly cares about his work. When he sent me the video I told him it was art because he didn't show me a recording of my wedding but a collage of moments that will last forever. I highly recommend Ryan.
  • Maria H. Oct 22, 2014
    Ryan was very professional in shooting my wedding video. He travel a long distance to my city to shoot my bridals and ceremony capturing all the important moments of my wedding. Most videographers charge per hour but Ryan went the extra mile to shoot everything of my wedding. The result was a high quality video that made us look like TV stars. We love it. The only thing I can say I didn't like is that I expected the video to be longer in length.. it was too beautiful and we wanted to see more. I still love it though. Thanks Ryan!
  • Mills C. Oct 21, 2014
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    Prompt; professional; reasonable! I will be using him again!
  • Lisa M. Oct 20, 2014
    Very professional. Quick return. Beautiful pictures!
  • Brandon M. Oct 13, 2014
    Ryan Hender did our wedding video at my wedding and it turned out amazing. With the amount of editing done it is worth the price he offers. Ryan is amazing at what he does and is a great pick for giving your wedding video a professionally done feel. It was like watching a movie about our wedding with memorable pictures and a great few surprises. The only thing I would suggest is for the groom to check if his audio recording device, that he is laced with , to see if it is still on before the I dos are said.
  • Lori G. Oct 10, 2014
    Beautiful work!!! Cannot ask for a more nice and genuine guy to photograph your event or family!
  • Bryce B. Oct 10, 2014
    Ryan was great to work with. He did a great job capturing our wedding on film. The wedding videos we received from him turned out great. My wife and I have already recommended him to a friend and will continue to do so again in the future.

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I like to get to know the couple as people first, because if we have different visions, we may not work. I like to sit down either at my home, or at a Coffee Shop and get to know each other, decide what the couple's expectations are and make sure they're in line with what I actually DO. From there, I custom build each package to each client so it gives them exactly what they want and nothing more, nothing less.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I went to school for Business with a minor in Marketing, that is what I always thought I would do. I find that I use those skills EVERY day in my work. Other than a couple photography classes in High School I am 100% self taught in what I currently do. I am constantly learning, and perfecting my art, always trying to get better.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I've always had a hobby of making videos for family and friends. I was at a wedding for my wise's cousin with a new camera, and didn't want to get in the Photographer's way, so I decided to shoot video instead. I pieced it together and everyone really loved it. I amazed myself! I started doing weddings for free or very little money. Once I was confident that I could do a great job, I jumped in with both feet and haven't looked back!
What types of customers have you worked with?
I do a lot of weddings, lots. That being said, I work with all types of clients. From beautiful backyard weddings, to million dollar weddings.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I got to work with an amazing couple to shoot an Adoption video for them. It was so near and dear to my heart since all 3 of my own kids are adopted. I really enjoyed spending time with them and getting to know them, and piecing together a moving video for them in their quest to adopt more children. I would LOVE to do more of those!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
The most important part of booking is finding someone that you love. You need to love the work they'll do for you, but more so you need to LOVE them as a person. After all, you're going to be working with them all day on the most important day of your life.