Just when we think we have seen it all, a new trend comes along and knocks us off our feet. And this time, it feels like we have stepped into a sci-fi movie.
This new trend is pushing the envelope when it comes to wedding photography and videography. Drones have become pretty popular in recent times and it looks like they will hover over us for a long time to come.
So if you are considering having a drone at your wedding, here is what you should know;
The bigger picture
The reason couples are drawn to drones is that they take incredible shots. Sometimes you need a bigger picture. A shot of your venue that captures every breathtaking detail in one image. Maybe there is a golf course and a lake in your venue or you are getting married in a huge, grand, pre-colonial, building; the drone will be able to capture all that in one stunning image. Or maybe you would like to capture your guests as they receive you during the reception. No problem; the drone will hover above the crowd and get those priceless images. And if you have a huge bridal party, you no longer have to squish yourself together to get into the frame, you can stand as far apart as you like and let the drone do the rest.
Consider the weather
Drones look like they are from the future. Like they can run your errands and even fetch your coffee! But they are yet to master the ability to withstand rain. So if it has been raining heavily in the days leading up to your wedding, hiring a drone would not be a good idea.
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Keep the distance
If you have ever been close to a drone, you will know that it sounds like a swarm of bees. This can be very distracting and also a little frightening. So ask your videographer or photographer to avoid using the drone as you exchange vows. Don’t let the drone steal the show. A great time to use the drone is when there is some music since it will muffle the sound of the drone. So a great time would be as you walk down the aisle and during the reception.
Location, location, location
You might love the fact that your venue has several trees but that could present a problem when it comes to using a drone. The trees will obstruct the view of the drone. Or worse still, it could get caught in the branches and come tumbling down. Drones work best in clear, open spaces.
The drone complements the camera
Hiring a drone does not mean you do away with regular cameras. You still need those for the close-up photos and videos. The drone should shoot from a distance, so it’s not intrusive; the last thing you want is your new mum-in-law frantically swatting at the drone with her handbag.