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Drones: The Must-Have for Your Wedding Film

When you think of drone cinematography, you often only think of big budget Hollywood films that show sweeping shots of amazing landscapes or city skylines. But over the past couple of years, drones have become increasingly popular in other kinds of filmmaking, including wedding films. We believe drone coverage is a must-have for any client who wants the ultimate in production value. Most clients are really excited at the thought of capturing aerial content of not only their venue and surrounding space but of the opportunity to capture unique shots of the couple (during photoshoot) that once was not possible. If you’re wondering what the big deal is and why you should seriously consider adding drone cinematography to your package, we’re here to persuade you!

Venue: The Oregon Golf Club Photo: Colleen Amelia Photography

The number one reason we film nerds love using drone sequences in our films is that it adds production value. Think epic, sweeping cinematic perspective shots of your wedding day that you can’t achieve using any other filming technique. Whether your venue is in a Pacific Northwest forest overlooking a river, or is a private island in the Caribbean, you picked your location because you fell in love with it. Our job is to capture the magic and beauty of the location in the most powerful and beautiful way possible that only a drone can achieve.

Venue: Pronghorn Resort Photo: Mosca Studio

Companies use drones in different ways. We take a fly-on-the-wall approach to filming all aspects of your big day, so you won’t see us fire up our noisy drone in the middle of your ceremony or fly right over guests during cocktail hour. We prefer to fly either at dusk or dawn, just before sunrise or sunset when the light is softer and warmer than it is in the middle of the day. This often coincides with the couple taking photos at sunset, which allows us to get stunning shots of you and your partner surrounded by your venue and the beautiful scenery.

Venue: Belmond La Semanna Photo: Alex Photo

Once you’re convinced that drone coverage is right for you, there are a few logistics that need to be considered:

  1. Hire a FAA UAV licensed drone operator (like us!)
  2. Make sure your venue allows drone coverage. It would be a shame for us to arrive on the day and be told that drones aren’t allowed.
  3. Lastly, get excited about capturing some amazing aerial content on your wedding day!

We truly believe it is a must-have for your wedding film. Our clients rave about how it adds production value and a cinematic perspective to their film that couldn’t be achieved any other way.

Venue: Waverley Country Club Photo: Ben Pigao

To see more examples of how we incorporate drone cinematography in to our films, check out these films below!

Chelsea + DanWhitney + Michael | Kevin + Cameron | Katherine + Zachary

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