Drone Photography & Videography

Drone Photography and VideographyFree for wedding couples that book me (weather and time permitting)

I’ve been flying drones for more than a decade now, and always aim to get some aerial photos and videos of your wedding, providing we have the weather for it (and time permitting). Drone photography and videography has become a special part of the package that I offer to couples.

I include this for free for every couple that books me to photograph their wedding day, as it’s a wonderful way to capture your special day and gives a unique and beautiful perspective of your venue.

Aerial shots of your venue

Aerial shots of your venue

There is nothing better than getting a shot from high above of your wedding venue. Especially when it’s a castle, or stately home. The perspective from high above is just breathtaking, and should not be missed.

I’ll aim to get different angles and perspectives so you can really appreciate just how stunning it looks.

Unique group shots

You don’t have to settle for boring group shots any more. With my drone, we can get some photos (and video) from high above so your photo of everyone can be something a little bit different.

It adds a unique image to the photos from your special day, and will be that extra special shot to remind you of everyone that was there with you.

Unique group shots
Be Dramatic

Be Dramatic

With a drone, we have the chance to get some really dramatic images of your wedding venue. Especially if we have a break in some really bad weather. People always ask me what happens if it rains on the day – well, with luck, if there is a break in the rain, I’ll send SAM up to get some really dramatic shots of your wedding venue.

Important questions about flying the droneClick the question to see the answer

Yes, I have full insurance including public liability insurance. I can provide a copy of my certificate for your venue.

Yes. There is no charge for flying the drone. It is included in the day for free. However, if the weather is bad, or there is not enough time, or if the location does not give permission, I will not fly the drone.

If it’s too windy, or raining it will not be possible to fly the drone. However, if there is a break in the weather, and there is enough time, I will fly the drone for a short period of time to try and get some shots.

Usually yes. However, there are some locations where it is not possible, or permitted to fly a drone. Such as:

  • close to airports
  • close to prisons
  • areas of restricted flying activity
  • power lines / cables / overhead cables
  • obstacles
  • high trees
  • etc.

Unfortunately, no. Due to the operating guidelines provided by the CAA and under the terms of the license and insurance I have, there are certain conditions that may prevent the drone from being flown on your day. This can include:

  • Weather
  • Wind
  • Time
  • Permission
  • Restricted flying zones

I have enough battery power on the day to fly for up to 45 to 50 minutes. However, the total flying time will depend on the plan for the day, the weather, and the location / venue.

I usually aim to take a few photos from different angles, and a few minutes of video.

Yes. I have the relevant license to ensure I am legally permitted to fly the drone.

There can be. It is customary to perform a risk assessment on the day to ensure safe flying conditions. If I deem it unsafe to fly, the drone will not be used.

TestimonialsKind words from happy couples

Wedding Photography Testimonial Amy& Jordan
Amy & Jordan

Port Talbot
October 2, 2022

Simon photographed our wedding in July 2022 and surpassed all expectations of ours. From when we orinigally contacted Simon, through to after our wedding, he was extremely professional, friendly and promptly and efficiently replied to all of our queries. He was fully transparent with the services he offers and the cost for these services, and took the time to discuss with both myself and my husband what we wanted from our wedding photography experience. The day of our wedding Simon arrived early in the morning and straight away became part of the wedding preparations, getting to know the bridal party and ensuring key photographs were captured, yet stress free. Simons professionalism was conveyed throughout the whole day, and his experience in his field was truly evident. Simon naturally doubled up as a wedding coordinator – for example ensuring guests were in the right place at the right time, organising cake cutting/first dance/sparklers, and generally being present at every important moment in the day to make sure it ran smoothly. Simon made us so at ease having our photographs taken and was happy to continue taking our sole photographs for as long/little as we desired, and his enthusiasm made us feel so special as a just wed couple.Simon ensured our turnaround on our photographs was as quick as possible, and the quality of the photographs was excellent. We honestly could not recommend Simon anymore, do not hesitate to book him to photograph your wedding, it was an absolute pleasure to have him photograph ours.

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Claire & Harvey

Haughley Park Barns, Stowmarket
June 1, 2023

Just wow!! From the moment we spoke to Simon we knew he would be the photographer for us. We could tell straight away that he was all about us and just wanted to help make our day as amazing as possible. That is exactly what he did; from the minute he arrived to the moment he left. Nothing was too much trouble. He came to the venue to get photos of the girls getting ready. He just blended into the background and we didn’t even know he was there half of the time, which is exactly what we had asked for. He then went to the church to meet the boys and he spent so much time getting to know all of the bridal party, he just became one of the guests and made everyone feel so at ease.

When we had our individual photos, it was sleek and smooth. Some people say that you can spend so long taking photos at a wedding, but this really was not the case. He gave us tips throughout the wedding day, and honestly everybody commented on how fantastic he was. Simon really is so lovely and funny, he made us smile from start to finish. We will never ever be able to say thank you enough to him and we are so grateful we came across his amazing work. If you want someone professional, personable and outright fabulous, don’t hesitate to book Simon. He even knew how to tie my dress and help me fix my hair!!! You are amazing Simon; from the bottom of our hearts, thank you thank you thank you!! Mr and Mrs Taylor 27.5.23 ❤️

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REASONS TO GET IN TOUCH

  • No time limit on the day
  • Over 750 happy couples in 12 different countries
  • Free Drone photography / videography included (weather and time permitted)
  • Only £1,200 for the whole day
  • 500+ beautiful images
  • A beautiful presentation box
  • A selection of printed photographs
  • No hidden extras
  • Over 1,065 trees planted to help the environment

Email: simon@photographybysimon.com

Telephone: +44 (0) 7973 767 386