True, procuring a small, remote-controlled aircraft with photographic capabilities might not be the first item on your wedding to-do list, but what if we told you this is becoming a popular way to capture wedding footage?
For couples looking for truly unique wedding images, drone photography may be the answer. Initially used for real estate photography, many wedding pros are now investing in drones to capture never-before-possible aerial shots.
Newlyweds Jessica and Michael Aiello say adding a drone to their guest list was a decision they do not regret. “I’m so happy that we went with it and did it. I was all for it from the very beginning,” recalls Jessica, who admits she’s been a longtime fan of wedding cinematography but had never seen a drone before her big day. “My husband knew what it was when he saw it. But when I walked in and saw it, I was like, ‘what is this robot thing flying?’” she laughs.
The couple first heard of the idea from their wedding photographer, Ugo Iannuzzi. Iannuzzi, the owner of UProductions, recently added drone footage to his wedding packages. “The clients inquiring about drone footage typically understand its value and are looking to take wedding cinematography to the next level,” he mentions.
According to Iannuzzi, the use of drones at weddings will only continue to increase. “Drones have become popular because they add a wow-factor to wedding cinematography,” Iannuzzi says. “Aerial footage makes a couple’s wedding video fresh and interesting.”
He adds that he’s received inquiries from impressed friends and family of his clients who want to use drone footage at their own events. Jessica agrees that her guests were blown away by the same-day edit video shown at her celebration, and only then figured out the drone was capturing footage of the wedding. “A lot of people were amazed and came up to us to talk about the shots,” she smiles.
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