can now look at booking someone to fly a camera in the sky on your big day to capture stunning aspects and perspectives of the celebration, venue & grounds from an aerial point of view.
Photographers and videographers have added this serviced as part of their package, but many haven’t because of the expense of the equipment and the stringent regularity requirements to fly legally.
A pilot flying for ‘commercial gain’ requires CAA Permissions for Commercial Operations (PfCO) and a minimum of £100,000 liability insurance.
This CAA certification comes after hours of professional training and testing, and comprehensive process and procedure writing before the CAA would consider granting a drone pilot a PfCO certification.
is fully occupied creating your wedding imagery on the ground
they won’t find time to also run a drone camera in the air as well. So, the chances are, you will be looking at hiring a dedicated specialist drone operator, thats where we come in.
Drone imagery / videography doesn’t suit every wedding.
Here are some points for you to consider to help you decide if a drone specialists is the correct choice.
It seems obvious but it’s worth checking as some venues have a ban in place and that might makes it hard to fly & makes the decision for you.
Are you and your guests going to be enjoying at least part of the day outside? Drones, can be noisy & are not suited to indoor flights at weddings, although this can be done. If you are planning on spending most of your day inside, that doesn’t matter as you and your guests can nip in and out to suit so we can grab the various shots needed on your special day.
Drones are best suited to working across larger areas of open land. There is a requirement for drones to stay away from other people, property and vehicles that are deemed ‘not under the pilot’s control.
and provide a great cinematic quality to your wedding photos.
A venue from the air can set the scene in a wedding video or create much more depth to large wedding group poses. If your venue is in a built-up area or doesn’t have much outdoor space, many drone operators use photographic masts to capture their images, up to 15 or 20m which might be a great option to explore as well. We also offer 360 degree camera images which shows the whole story.
Venues near to airports or military bases, even prisons and sport stadiums may face extra restrictions when it comes to planning a drone flight. Be aware there might be extra time for planning to make your drone flight happen and an extra cost that applies.
The weather is unpredictable but drones can’t fly in rain or high winds, fog or snow and so that’s worth factoring into your planning, as weddings in the autumn or winter months will require a little more planning if a drone is grounded due to the weather.
that the above points are all considered when you are looking at using a drone at your wedding, is to hire a professional, and legally compliant drone pilot like those on work with Drone Imagery. Drone Imagery Pilots always consider the above planning points and will advise you on how to get the best out of your aerial imagery, after all, its what we do best, leave it to us to plan your dream shots for your wedding day.