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The story behind this drone wedding photo

January 2017 issue

The story behind this drone wedding photo

Using a drone for wedding photography is one thing. Capturing a shot that maximizes the aerial perspective is another.

This image was made possible by a collaboration between Helene Havard, a Papeete, Tahiti-based wedding photographer, and Flying World Pictures, a drone videography company. Havard found the location for the photo while scouting out the island of Moorea. “I wanted to have [the couple] in a position that would integrate them well with nature,” she explains.

Havard came up with concept and directed the shoot, and Flying World Pictures did the flying and shutter release, as Havard didn’t have a permit at the time to operate a drone commercially.  

What she loves about the photo? “The fact that they look alone in the world and surrounded by the beauty of nature.”

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