Cost of Hiring a Wedding Drone Videographer
The cost of hiring a wedding drone videographer can vary depending on a number of factors. Hiring an independent drone videographer, separate to your on-foot videographer and photographer, could be more expensive as you are paying for an extra person’s travel expenses and editing time.
Factors that could impact the cost of hiring a wedding drone videographer includes:
- Type of drone used
- Time of year
- Number of drones used
- Flight time/filming time
- Number of drone operators
- Experience of the crew
- Location/travel expenses
- Editing time
An independent drone filmmaker could choose to charge a flat fee, based on the length of video that they are capturing, or may even charge a per hour rate. Consult with your drone cinematographer beforehand to understand what you are paying for and how the footage will be supplied to you after the big day. It’s also a good idea to show them around the wedding venue so that both parties can decide upon the best flight plan for the day.
What should I expect to pay for a wedding drone videographer?
Wedding drone videographers can charge up to £1000 for their services, which includes editing your aerial videography. Not every couple will have budgeted for this expense, which is why it can be more affordable to add drone videography to a pre-existing videography package, instead of hiring an independent pilot. Having both the on-foot and aerial videography managed by the same team means that shots can be coordinated and edited together to provide the most complete, cohesive wedding film possible.