Aerial photography has been around since the days of copper sheets, airships, and blimps. Professional photographers who wanted to capture breathtaking views from above were described as adventurous, since the early days of aerial were fraught with danger. As necessity is the mother of invention, photographers did everything from attaching cameras to pigeons to experimenting with kites, electric currents, and parachutes to get the best shot. Aerial photography became quite popular during WWII, but in those early days, before the invention of drones, wedding photography remained grounded.
Since the FAA opened airspace for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for commercial use, drone wedding photography has been a rising trend and is fast becoming a standard for preserving wedding memories. Wedding photographers who offer drone photography are likely to see an increase in business.
From pre-wedding to reception, drone wedding photography is changing the way couples cherish their special day. Wedding planners and couples alike will look to you as a professional photographer to enhance their wedding memories with gorgeous aerial perspectives that add to the narrative of their wedding experience.
Here are 5 helpful tips for aspiring drone wedding photographers:
Drone wedding photography is on an exciting climb with many more techniques and regulations emerging daily. If you want to learn more about drone photography, PPA's drone knowledge center is an invaluable resource. If you want to become an expert, PPA has a rigorous certification program for aspiring drone photographers. And, of course, stay abreast of all FAA rules and regulations concerning small drone usage. And be sure to join PPA for more drone education and photography tips!