When I was 15 as a Freshman in High School, I picked up a camera for the first time. I immediately fell in love with the creative process. When I wasn’t in school, or running my paper route, I was in the dark room, developing film from the days prior. I originally learned on a 35mm camera, processing my own film, it was amazing! Back then, life was more simple.
Back to the grindstone I went, finishing high school early, and in College before the rest of my class graduated. My sights set on the Business world. My goal, working at a marketing firm making tv ads, and other sales materials. After college, I went to work for a number of companies, never truly satisfied, I tried my hand at owning my own business. At one point, we had 2 Pizza restaurants. At first, I was thrilled to be my own boss. The excitement wore off when we adopted our 3 children, all in a period of 4 months.
I knew that something had to change. I could no longer allow myself to work 100 hours a week. My boys needed me more than I needed Pizza. That’s when Ryan Hender Films was born. At last, I was able to take my love of photography, and my writing skills, and put them to work in a way that I never thought possible. I do wedding videos, adoption profiles, promotional videos, music videos, and more. Whether it be the simple backyard wedding, or a million dollar wedding, I’ve done it all. I have a passion for the locals, small businesses, I’ve done work for local companies like Volvo, Lincoln as well. Think about it for a second. We all have rough days. Being married is not exactly a walk in the park.
What IS important, is remembering how you felt about each other, and why you said I do in the first place. I use professional sound equipment, and I include audio from the ceremony, and other speeches throughout the day. All of this because I want you to be able to look back 10 years from now and re-live that day, and remember why you did it in the first place.