Your wedding photos are some of the most cherished pictures you will ever have captured in your lifetime which makes your wedding photo shoot probably the most important aspect of your wedding experience. With recent technological advancements in photography techniques and gadgets (selfie-stick, anyone?) there are a variety of creative ways to capture meaningful memories of your special day.
This is where drone photography comes in. Imagine capturing your wedding ceremony on the beach from an aerial view, or an intimate embrace between you and your love captured in wide breathtaking scenic backdrops. This unique method has become a sought-out trend in the wedding industry, and is now an attainable add-on service when hiring professional photographers and videographers.
If you feel that drone photography is the perfect unique touch for you to capture your wedding memories, there are a few things to consider beforehand. We strongly recommend hiring a professional drone photographer/videographer to ensure the following important factors:
- Safety: Drones are essentially mini-helicopters with cameras, so if the drone operator isn’t a properly trained professional, you risk having any number of accidents on your hands.
- Drone Insurance: Every drone operator needs personal property and liability insurance for commercial UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle). That way, if something or someone gets hit (which is extremely rare, but still), the operator is covered and the damaged object will be repaired.
- Weather: Drones are pretty tough, but they’re still electronic devices, so that means no flying in heavy rain or crazy winds (over 25 miles per hour).
Drone packages can range from $500.00 to $3,500.00 and can work individually or in collaboration with your hired, ground-based wedding photographer. For more information on drone photography, ask your wedding planner to provide you with some information about drone photography in your wedding destination.