Groom's Camera Drone Smashes Guests In the Face at Wedding

A skilled pilot is a necessity

This is not the incident in question, but it's another reminder that good drone photography requires practice.

More and more wedding videographers and even some photographers are picking up drones as a way to provide unique images beyond what guests can capture with their iPhones. It takes a skilled pilot, however, so when a groom unleashed a flying camera drone at his wedding, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that it smashed into some guests’ faces.

You can read the full story over at the Boston Herald site, but there’s a bit of a spat about who is responsible. Two guests were injured pretty seriously, as you might expect when people get hammered in the face with spinning blades.

It should be a no-brainer that guests shouldn’t fly drones around at a wedding, but this is a nice warning for ambitious wedding photographers as well. If you’re going to try for the drone shot, make sure you have lots of practice under your belt before takeoff.

More and more wedding videographers and even some photographers are picking up drones as a way to provide unique images beyond what guests can capture with their iPhones. It takes a skilled pilot, however, so when a groom unleashed a flying camera drone at his wedding, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that it smashed into some guests’ faces.

You can read the full story over at the Boston Herald site, but there’s a bit of a spat about who is responsible. Two guests were injured pretty seriously, as you might expect when people get hammered in the face with spinning blades.

It should be a no-brainer that guests shouldn’t fly drones around at a wedding, but this is a nice warning for ambitious wedding photographers as well. If you’re going to try for the drone shot, make sure you have lots of practice under your belt before takeoff.

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