BASED IN CLARKSTON, MI

established 2019

CLARKSTON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

available throughout Michigan

Saginaw drone photography services

drone photography

it all began with a dream.

Why would you want to miss out on those grand cinematic shots from the air on THE MOST IMPORTANT DAY OF YOUR LIFE?

“You wouldn’t.”

It is your wedding day and your love story definitely DESERVES to be told in an epic way. 

Don’t be afraid to invest in what is important to you.

Pricing

You Are Hiring a Pilot - Not Just Another Photographer

-photos only-

Hourly Rate / 300 USD

Includes flight planning for a single location (usually the ceremony or reception), a licensed pilot, and flight insurance on-site, 5 aerial images per hour and post-production editing services. Up to 3 hours of coverage.

-video only-

Raw 2-minute Aerial Footage / 175 USD

The pilot would be capturing the same footage listed in the above photo-only section but as full-quality 4k video.

PHOTOS & VIDEO

Hourly Rate / 400 USD

5 Aerial Images per hour + 2-minute Aerial Drone Footage.

-all packages include-

Pre-flight planning, airspace research required for your requested flight location(s), as well as travel and insurance for the flight to ensure compliance with FAA regulations.  Filing any necessary flight plans for approval by the FAA & coordinating with photographer to develop shot list. Travel fees might apply for flights originating more than 100 miles outside of the 48623 zip code.

-important notes-

Drones don’t record audio nor can they be used for closeups. All of our flights are 100% fully refundable if; 1) federal airspace restrictions conflict with your requested flight location, or 2) weather prohibits flight activity. 

Frequently Asked Questions

who is this service for?

While we primarily work with couples as part of engagement and wedding shoots, the sky is the limit when it comes to drone photography! It’s a great way to capture large family reunions and important for real estate agents. We can even help with home inspections and more!

Is the flight refundable?

All of our flights are 100% fully refundable if; 1) federal airspace restrictions conflict with your requested flight location, or 2) weather prohibits flight activity. Should weather present a cause for concern, our team will alert you in the days leading up to your scheduled flight as part of our pre-flight communications. 

If you are having an outdoor ceremony, then 100% YES!

Picture this: your love story begins with a panoramic aerial view of your awe-inspiring wedding venue and the breathtaking scenery beyond…

Such an epic aerial shot can also serve as an unforgettable cinematic intro to a wedding video. A fly-over footage capturing you walking down the aisle to the love of your life in all its glory and splendor.

what to expect on the flight day?

On the flight day, our Pilot will arrive onsite 45–60 mins prior to your scheduled flight time. Upon arrival, the Pilot will:

  • Do a pre-flight walkthrough of the venue to identify any potential obstacles & set up a safe take-off/landing zone.
  • Prepare for take-off including equipment check and evaluation of weather conditions.
  • Coordinate with the Photographer and capture photo/video based on your shot list.

Drone Photography: Do I Need It? Things You Need To Know About Drone Photography

Drone Photography

We are excited to announce that we are offering drone photography in 2021! When my husband, Brian, first asked me “What do you think about drone photography? ” I seriously thought he was joking. Next thing I knew he was studying for his FAA Part 107 Drone License. It was actually a bigger deal than I expected since he had to prepare for a test. We drove down to an official testing center-Avflight Flint for his test. Of course, he also had to go through a background checking. And then, finally, he was OFFICIALLY a commercial UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) pilot and happily setting up his brand new DJI Mavic Air 2.  In fact, he’s probably a bit too into it—if you don’t believe me, check out his MI Drone Pilot blog, www.midronepilot.com.   

In this blog post, I will walk you through some things you should know about before hiring our drone pilot for your events! 

Who Might Need Drone Services ?

To begin with, aerial photography is actually a quick and easy way to add a dramatic touch to a variety of services. In addition to providing the opportunity to get majestic views of your wedding venue, drone photography is something that can help people promote their businesses.

  • Wedding Photography & Videography: Drones are great at getting those epic wedding photographs! In fact, many couples are opting for epic wedding photographs in incredible destinations. 
  • Wedding Venues & Event planners: Drones can also be used to showcase a creative event in both photography and videography.
  • Real Estate Agents: It will be a great way to market and provide a more immersive client experience. Who doesn’t like a video tour?!
  • Residential Home Inspectors: You will get bonus points for taking a look at roofs or other outdoor structures for exterior damage.

Safety First

Needless to say, safety is our top priority. For example, prior to flying not only do we inspect the area visually, but also ensure that airspace regulations are followed. Also, we obtain FAA permission to fly if necessary. We ensure that drones stay a safe distance from people and, of course, carry insurance to cover accidents. This also means that we cannot operate drones at night and there will be no close-ups.

Drone Photography Are Primarily For Outdoor Venues  

Drones are ideal to fly outdoors instead of indoor venues. We always ensure that a trained pilot is available to evaluate the suitability of each location.

Weather Restrictions

Finally, our drones are unable to fly situations that involve rain or snow.  They are capable of remaining stable in windy conditions. However, high or gusting winds may render their use unsafe. Be aware there might be last-minute changes due to changing weather conditions and FAA airspace regulations.

Interested in booking drone photography and videography with us? Check out this video clip of a recent downtown engagement session with our drone!

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