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Drone photography has become a popular addition to weddings in the US. It captures breathtaking shots, making the occasion all the more memorable for the bridal party. If you’re planning to incorporate drone shots in your wedding videography and photography, here’s everything you need to know about wedding photography with drone cameras.

1. Take precautions and plan ahead

Before we get to the fun part, let’s discuss safety first. A drone is pretty much a mini helicopter with a camera attached. Therefore, if the drone operator is not properly trained to handle the device, the risk of accidents increases. So, before doing anything else, make sure you have a professional photographer on board who can handle the process expertly. 

2. Get your drone insured

Once you’ve chosen a drone operator, you need to check if they have personal property and liability insurance for commercial UAVs or drones. This is helpful in case the drone gets damaged because you won’t have to bear any expenses for it. Granted, you have a lot on your plate with the wedding coming up, but taking precautions early on is better than risking spoiling your big day. Talk to your wedding photographer about these details! 

3. Drones can work in the cold

Good news for couples planning a winter wedding: drones can operate in cold weather, too! This means that you don’t have to compromise on getting stunning aerial shots of you and your guests. Just make sure your batteries are fully charged, warm up the device, and you’re good to go. 

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4. Take cinematic shots from a distance

The main advantage of using a drone is that you can take aerial shots that capture the full scale and beauty of your venue. Jot down details that you want captured, like the bride’s walk down the aisle, or the groovy guests on the dancefloor. Share these ideas with the photographer, and see what other cool angles they suggest! 

5. Get your operator a visual observer

Speaking of cinematic shots, make sure to keep a visual observer who can assist your operator. Taking the perfect shot requires technique and focus. So, having a partner who can keep an eye on the drone in the air — while the operator focuses on nailing the perfect shot — is integral. 

Put your worries to rest. 

With wedding planning, you must have a lot on your plate. Let the professionals at TLIC handle all your wedding photography and videography needs. We have an established portfolio that covers weddings from all around Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and DC. 

The best part is that TLIC gives you the freedom to build your own package for videography and photography, making this team a convenient and reliable choice for your wedding needs. You can also check out all of the five-star reviews TLIC has received over time. 

Reach out to us at 301-478-8767 to schedule a meeting to learn more about how our wedding photography packages can help you design your dream photoshoot. 

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