The wedding photography industry is never stationary for long, and the latest trend within the sector is the use of hi-tech drones to capture some stunning aerial shots of a couple’s happy day.
Couples today are often looking for that little bit extra out of their wedding package, and also tend to hope that their wedding is unique. With beautiful snapshots overlooking the party, drone wedding photography may become more and more popular.
There are however some pitfalls and issues that couples should be aware of prior to booking a drone. Perhaps the most important is that the venue has to be in a position to allow for drones to be operated.
As well as this, one poor chap found out they can also be a little dangerous if not operated correctly. In one incident, the poor groom felt the full force of the hi-tech gadget as it struck him in the face while he held his blushing bride’s hand. It all ended well though, and the gentleman was more than happy for the video to be shared online, which people can view by checking out the Daily Mail website.
Something that couples also should take note of is that aerial photography takes time to set up and, if it involves the wedding party, it may make guests a little restless. Finally, couples should also be aware that the machines, whilst giving fantastic shots, can also be noisy, perhaps disrupting the ambience of the day.
Drones naturally are not a replacement for – but are rather there to complement – a professional wedding photographer. Manchester has some beautiful wedding locations where aerial photography would certainly complement a happy couple’s wedding package.
It’s also worth noting that aerial photography does not necessarily require a drone, as a helicopter can be used to provide some beautiful snaps overlooking the wedding. However, couples can also get creative and use high buildings near the reception for some bird’s-eye view pictures. Churches are noted for having high vantage points from which to take snaps looking down at the couple and their guests.
Couples today have a wide range of options when it comes to almost every aspect of their day, so the photography is no different. There are positives and negatives to such a wedding photo shoot, and the happy couple must decide whether it’s right for them.