How Drones Are Making Weddings Extra Special

62The most important moment in anyone’s life is the time when they are getting married. This is the moment that should get captured with stunning photos.

After the headaches of determining the most appropriate venue for the wedding, the most important thing for any couple is the photos. The wedding photos should not only be stunning but taken in a way that they appear natural, warm as well as capture the excitement of the moment.

Drones, or UAVs, are proving helpful with wedding photography as well. The use of drones in weddings is one of the latest trends and the idea’s success shows that it is here to stay. Drones are becoming popular in the industry because they can get shots from angles which are not humanly possible and this brings a new touch to the photos.

Cameras like Lily Drone are automated cameras and give you photos that are great but if you hire a professional photographer who has good experience in capturing images through drones then it will definitely make a difference and you will be able to get even better photos.

Wedding day is the most special day in the life of any couple and it is a day on which you should leave nothing to chance. This once in a lifetime moment should be captured with the utmost professionalism and therefore, you would better rely on drone photography firms like or a well-known drone wedding photographer in your area.

While the idea of drones in weddings is great, there are a few reasons why drone photography is talked about a lot, but most people end up deciding against using it in their weddings. You should keep the following things in mind before you opt for drone wedding photography:

· The cost: Weddings are a costly affair and getting a drone for photography will definitely add on to the cost of the wedding.

· The noise: Drones cause a lot of noise and that may cause serious disruption during the wedding. The vows that are exchanged during the wedding may not be heard by the guests due to the noise made by the drone.

· The venue: Most venues are normally closed from the top and this would make the venue not friendly for drone photography.

· The time: the drones can grab all the guests’ attention away from the wedding. And it normally takes a lot more time to get a good shot and you would have to pose for each photo longer.

· the weather: you have to be really cautious of the weather while using drones for your wedding. If your wedding is in the rainy season, it is advisable for you to get in touch with the weather department to know if the weather would even allow the drone to soar in the air or not.

· The wind: the drones are not only non-functional in rains but also in high velocity winds too. The winds may knock off the drone and you may end up having no photographs at all. Therefore, it is a good idea to ask your photographer to have a standby camera in case the drone cannot be used for any reason.

Even with all these issues, it must be understood that drone photography is catching up and the day isn’t far when drones will be capturing photographs in every wedding!, the one stop shop for all your UAV needs.


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Wedding Photo Booth For Maximum Enjoyment

61Wedding events are considered one of the best and important social events. These occasions are a life time occasions for individuals who are getting married.

So, it is necessary for them to plan much in advance so that they have an entirely unique experience, and give an exceptional experience to their guests too. The main attractions of a grand wedding reception are food, beverages, colorful flower decoration and a wedding photo booth.

While planning wedding receptions, the planners ensure that they give maximum attention to plan things that will make the guests happy. They want that the guests should carry with them some long lasting memories with them.

They know that guests mainly enjoy food, drinks and other fun activities that are there at the party. If all of these items are according to their taste, they end up having quality time at the wedding reception. Guests always talk of weddings that gave them an entirely special experience in the past. So, while hosting a wedding reception, the planner’s first duty is to make the guests happy and joyful.

If you attend wedding receptions these days, you will find many things of entertainment in these parties. A number of stalls featuring exciting games and wedding photo booths are installed to draw maximum attention. Guests enjoy taking photographs in different poses in these fun stalls. Photo booth rentals bring great excitement and fun. Within few seconds, guests at a wedding reception can take instant prints of the images, and can also share them with their friends and family by uploading them on popular social media platforms.

Photo booth rentals are the best source of wedding entertainment. Not all guests present at a wedding like to spend time on dance floors. Such guests can enjoy spending time with their loved ones by taking photographs the way that they want.

You will also find a photo booth at other occasions too. You can easily locate them in many types of business events, corporate parties and other social gatherings. These unique fun items are also quite popular in college functions. You can find them in college annual functions, award functions, reunions and farewell parties. Teenage boys and girls enjoy the most when they are busy posing for lovely images. They can take photographs in colorful and funny costumes. These fun items also offer them the advantage of video messaging. They can enjoy sharing their fun and excitement easily with their friends and family.

Making Memories At Your Wedding Reception

60In recent years, hiring a photo booth for wedding receptions to capture the most amazing shots has become a trend and you can also rent and get your guests to have fun while posing for the camera.

Planning the most memorable day of your life takes a toll on you as you put in many efforts to make your wedding reception fun and entertaining for your guests. From the decoration and the food to the band, everything is planned with perfection. But if you think of the weddings you have attended, you would notice not all the guests get to pose for the camera. The newly weds are so busy attending people that they don’t get the time to pose with every guest. Plus, it’s impossible to keep track of whose picture has been captured or whose isn’t.

Only when you go through the pictures after weeks, you notice how many of your guests aren’t in a single photo. To have all your guests appear in your wedding photo album, you should place a photo booth in the reception hall. If you are thinking that would make the reception look like a shopping mall, then you have got it all wrong. They are the latest rage in the weddings, corporate parties, birthdays and other events where couples and groups flock to these booths to get their pictures taken.

These not only entertain guests but give you great shots for your wedding album and keepsake for your guests. These are easily available on rent and theirs prices vary from one rental service to another and are charged on the basis of hours or day/night, type of photo booths, additional props and others. Some of them rentals provide props for free whereas others charge money for each piece. Since it’s a wedding reception, make sure the photo booth is decorated to match the wedding theme.

When you rent a photo booth, it usually comes with an attendant who assists people in operating the system and makes sure it works fine. In case your photo booth doesn’t have an attendant, print the instructions and place them in the booth for your guests. Available in two different types, classic arcade and open booths, these booths offer a great time to your guests. Classic boxed-in booths are a little cozy and fit in 2-4 people at a time whereas open booths can accommodate up to 10 guests.

If there are space concerns, you should definitely get the enclosed arcade style booths. Since lighting plays the key role in photography, you have to ensure that it’s appropriate. With arcade booths, there isn’t any problem regarding additional lights as these are enclosed but is the main concern when you are using open booths.

Make your photo booth even more fun. Get props like funny hats, funky glasses, wigs, masks, fake mustaches, etc. See how your guests pose in front of the camera with these props. You can even have the photo booth frame customized to suit the wedding theme. Add the photo booth pictures to your wedding photo album or compile them into a scrapbook. Several booths can now save the pictures which are later copied to a disc. The new age photo booths come with video recording option as well. Guests can say a few words in honor of the happy couple after having some snaps shot.

If you are being charged per hour for the booth, the best time to set it up is during the drinks. At this time guests can be kept busy with the photo booth while you have your couple pictures taken by a professional photographer.

What to Look For in Wedding Photography Packages

32There are thousands of wedding photographers offering thousands of different photo packages to make your wedding day complete. Some just charge a few hundred dollars to show up on the day and shoot, others charge thousands for elaborative packages with endless options. How do you choose from so many, and how do you know you’re getting the best deal?

The average cost for a wedding photographer can vary based on several factors. Much depends on the quality of work of the photographer and expertise he delivers. Depending on your budget, the most important thing is to get the highest quality photos, with or without all the extra frills.

First of all, here is what they should offer as a basic minimum:

1) Full photographic coverage, an online album and ALL of your digital negatives. Most offer unlimited number of pictures taken but some packages may limit the number, check for this.

2) For optimum flexibility with pricing, you should be able to choose from different time range packages, starting from a minimum of 4 hours to complete full day, from pre-wedding photos until the party into the wee hours if you want.

3) You should have printing rights to all photos.

Extra touches in wedding photography packages can include:

1) DVD slideshow to music. This is something most people want, especially if they are able to choose the music, as it sums up the day in one beautiful presentation.

2) Extra 8×12 or 11×14 enlargements which the couple gets to choose.

3) A wedding album (ranging from 30 – 300 photos). Buying extra pages in your album is usually an option.

Above and Beyond Packages:

1) Pre-wedding photo session such as the bride and groom getting ready or an engagement photo session.

2) Includes an album from the engagement photo session you can show to your guests at the wedding.

3) Fancy extras such as coffee table art books, digital magazine style albums, hybrid albums, canvases, acrylics, or blocks.

A meet and greet engagement photo session is a great way to start your wedding storybook, and also to see the photographer in action before the big day. This is a sure-fire way to be certain you have made the right choice in photographer.

It is always a good idea to compare photographer prices in your area. If you live in a big city you may be paying more for a photographer based there compared to a smaller town. It doesn’t necessarily mean the quality is better because they charge more. If you get an out of town photographer to try to save money, they may charge extra for the commute. Compare and research.

Keep in mind that additional photographer hours can cost up to $150. You can also choose to have a second photographer to capture impromptu moments with your guests while you are being photographed with your spouse. This can cost from anywhere between $300 – $600.

One thing to remember is that if you are able to buy the basic package first, then purchase add-ons later, make sure the photographer will honor the original package price and you are not penalized for adding the extras. As you have no idea how the photos will turn out until after they’re taken and developed, it is a reasonable request.

Of course you can choose to create an album yourself with the online photo CD you will receive, but this can be extremely time consuming in the aftermath of a busy time. If you want to leave it to the professionals, all wedding photography albums should come with life-time warranty and be of top quality.

Some wedding packages offer complete services which include DJ, videographer and full photography package. It is worth comparing how much this all costs separately before going for the ‘package deal’ which may not be a deal at all.

About Us:With Silver Boat Photography you get professional, award-winning photographers who combine artistic styles with creative photo journalism to create the highest quality photos. Based in Sydney, they offer competitive wedding photo and video packages to suit every personality and every budget. Silver Boat also rents out fun photo booths for weddings and other occasions or events, to combine fun, memories, and entertainment, all in one place. The team at Silver Boat can help at all stages of your wedding, from pre-wedding shoots to post-party sessions. All photographers are members of the AIPP.

Importance of Pre-Wedding Photo Shoot

59Talking of weddings, you can picture in mind a very special day for couples in love. You may be imagining a day when your fairy tale dream comes true. You think of it as an event where couples are the main actor and actress. In making this dream a reality, lots of preparation needs to be done. In attending into the details for the big day, make sure that pre-wedding photography is a part of it.

Pre-nuptial photo shoot is mostly a part of the wedding photographers’ package. This can be done at a venue of the couples’ choice, either indoor or outdoor. Here are some reasons why a pre-wedding photo shoot is a need.

• Knowing your wedding photographer well. This gives the couple a chance to know more about the wedding photographer. It will make the couple and the photographer more comfortable with each other as you spend more time together on the wedding day.

• Exchange ideas. You can tell the photographer what you like and dislike. This way, the photographer will know what to do and when to take action on your “big day”.

• Experience how your photographer works. Through this, you get to know how your photographer works. If you like it, you made the good choice. If you don’t, you still have enough time to look for a better photographer.

• Get photos of natural looking couple. This is your chance of taking pictures where you will look naturally beautiful and not as bride and groom. Do it in a more relaxed and informal setting than the wedding venue.

• Can be used for wedding invitations. You can choose a picture from your pre-wedding photos that you can use for your invitations. Not only that, use it also on other wedding details where you can use your photos especially for a slide show at the reception.

Doing pre-wedding shoots are fun. Set it on a weekday as wedding photographers are busy on weekends. You can do it anywhere you want, much better if you can have it at your planned venue. This will also help you get to look at the details of the wedding venue. Last but not the least; never forget to sign a contract between you and the wedding photographer. Read carefully before signing to avoid misunderstanding and future problem with your photographer. Don’t hesitate to ask questions on terms that are not clear to you.