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    If a picture can speak a thousand words, I wonder what a video could do?

    How cool would it be to have aerial photos and footage of weddings, anniversaries, tourism and other private or public events? Traditional event photography is becoming transformed. Young couples are looking for new opportunities to capture their special day. Townships are using aerial video tours to promote tourism.  Special events are always needing new ways to market their events. The drone is the perfect tool for accomplishing this goal.

    To drone, or not to drone?

    What you should  know about hiring a drone for your wedding or special event.

    Safety First

    Safety is the most important thing to keep in mind if you plan to hire a drone. 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.


    Planning and Professionalism Required

    If the drone pilot doesn’t have an established safety plan, insurance, extensive knowledge of how to operate the vehicle or close coordination with the venue managers, wedding photographers and the couple, this can be a risk to the wedding party.” Make sure your ground photographer collaborates with the drone flyer, then sit down with them and go over their plans. Everyone should be on the same page.


    Get 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, the operator is covered and the damaged object will be repaired. Don’t take the easy way out on this. Double-check that your drone pro’s taken the maximum safety precautions. Better safe than sorry.


    Impossible Made Possible

    Since drones are so versatile, you’ll be able to get creative with your wedding shots. Gather your guests on the lawn to spell out words or organize them in other fun ways. The contrast between the intimacy of those moments and the epic grandeur of the vista makes these shots so spectacular.


    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). The good news is that cold weather won’t deter them. Plus, once the drone starts discharging, it’ll generate its own heat. “The drone likes cold air because it’s denser so you get more lift.

    Regardless if you fly the drone or hire a professional, there are a number of local, state, and federal safety rules that must be followed. The FAA carefully regulates any unmanned aerial vehicles.

    Items to consider when selecting a pilot to take aerial photography

    • The UAV pilot should have a current pilot’s license and completed the training courses.
    • The pilot or company he/she works for has insurance coverage in the event of and accident or other legal matter.
    • The contract should protect you from any claims related to the project including: personal injury, privacy or property damage.
    • The pilots UAV should be registered with the FAA. Anything weighing more than 0.5 pounds must be registered with the FAA. If you fail to register the drone, you could be fined up to $25,000.
    • The drone cannot be flown within a 5-mile radius of an airport terminal.
    • Generally, a drone for commercial use cannot be flown at more than 400 feet in altitude. The pilot of the drone must maintain visual contact at all times.

    Let’s Get In Touch!

    Let’s talk about your next project.

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