Best Drones for Wedding Photography & Videography 2021

Love is in the air! If you’re a wedding photographer/videographer looking to incorporate drone photography into your wedding offerings, the variety of options on the market can be overwhelming. Check out this comprehensive guide to the best drones for wedding photography and videography in 2021. 

Things to Look For

Just like any other piece of gear, it’s important to know what to look for in a drone to ensure your drone fulfils your desired needs on shoot day. 

Max Speed
An important and sometimes overlooked component of a drone is its max speed. On a fast-paced wedding day, it’s imperative that you can achieve your shots efficiently, and the higher your drone’s max speed, the quicker you can reposition, frame and take shots. 

Just like a DSLR, mirrorless or cinema camera, the sensor is king and will often be the deciding factor informing which drone you purchase. As always, the larger the sensor, the greater the image quality you can achieve and the greater the flexibility afforded to you in post. DJI drone sensors start from 1/2.3” with larger options available. 

Intelligent Features
Whilst traditionalists may frown upon the use of in-built intelligent features, these efficient, preprogrammed features are always incredibly useful during a tightly packed shooting schedule. Intelligent features vary from drone to drone but popular features among wedding videographers include subject tracking, path-following and panoramic shots. 

Drone Breakdown

Just looking for a quick breakdown or spec comparison? Check it out below!

DJI Mini 2 DJI Air 2S DJI Mavic 2 Zoom DJI Mavic 2 Pro
Max Speed  57 KM/h
68 KM/h 72 KM/h 72 KM/h
Max Flight Time
31 mins
31 mins 31 mins 31 mins
Max Range
10 KM
12 KM 10 KM 10 KM
Obstacle Avoidance
Downward 4 directions Omnidirectional Omnidirectional
1/2.3" CMOS 1" CMOS 1/2.3" CMOS 1" Hasselblad

Video & Photo

4K video
12 MP photo
5.4K video
20 MP photo
4K video
12 MP photo
4K video 
20 MP photo
Optical Zoom
- - 2 times -
Variable Aperture
- - - F/2.8  F/11
- ActiveTrack 4.0 ActiveTrack 2.0 ActiveTrack 2.0
Intelligent Features
Quickshots MasterShots
Spotlight 2.0
POI 3.0
POI 2.0
Waypoint 2.0
Dolly Zoom
POI 2.0
Waypoint 2.0
Dolly Zoom

DJI Mini 2 : Best for Beginners

Fly More Combo : $949 | Pro Combo: $999 $1077  | Creator Combo: $1096 $1196

If you’re just getting started with drone photography or don’t intend for it to play a large part in your wedding operation, the DJI Mini 2 is the drone for you!

Whilst it may not feature the specs of larger options, the Mini 2 is the pound-for-pound champ and packs a punch, combining a stunning 4K camera, easy controls and intelligent QuickShots into a compact folding package, perfect for quick set-up and packdown. The drone’s 1/2.3” CMOS sensor produces stunning 4K footage that is great for wedding films but 12MP JPGs limit post-production flexibility for stills.

The Mini 2’s small form factor makes it the perfect companion in your camera bag and is ideal for subtle shooting and capturing aerial candids. It’s a great option for intimate weddings and can be piloted easily and quietly, without disturbing wedding guests.

Be ready to fly with the Pro Combo which includes a full Fly More Combo and extras including Landing Gear Extensions, RC Monitor Hood, 360 Propeller Guards and 128GB MicroSD Card. Alternatively, opt for the Creator Combo which bundles in a LiPO Battery Safe Bag, Landing Pad and 4 ND Filter Set on top of everything included in the Pro Combo.

Find out more about the DJI Mini 2 with our Mini 2 Overview. Check out our guide for all the essential DJI Mini 2 accessories here.

DJI Air 2S : Best for Easy Operation

Fly More Combo : $2099 | Pro Combo: $2299 | Ultimate Combo: $2249  

Packed full of groundbreaking features like MasterShots, OcuSync 3.0 and ActiveTrack 4.0, the DJI Air 2S is DJI’s most advanced camera drone yet, and perfect for those that know the basics and are ready for more! Sporting a 1” 5.4K camera sensor the DJI Air 2S produces gorgeous video at a beginner pilot level.

DJI Air 2S is packed full of features that take the stress out of aerial photography, making it ideal for busy wedding day schedules including ActiveTrack and intelligent obstacle avoidance. With the easy-to-use DJI Fly app, the DJI Air 2S is a breeze to operate and eliminates stress on hectic wedding days.

MasterShots is a revolutionary new feature that is perfect for weddings. This feature captures all the essential highlight-reel drone manoeuvres with a solitary tap, providing you with all the essential B-roll you need in one go. Plus, with smart HDR and DLog shooting options you can ensure that your final product looks just the way you want.

Level up your Air 2S experience with the Pro Combo which includes everything in the Fly More Combo and more including the uber-handy car charger, a safety hardcase and more. Check out the Ultimate Combo for additional ND filters, safety equipment and more for a safer wedding day experience.

Want to learn more? Dive into the details of the DJI Air 2S here.
Check out our guide for all the essential DJI Air 2S accessories here.

Mavic 2 Zoom : Best for Versatility 

Unit : $1748 $1999  | Fly More Combo +: $3259 $3518

Capturing special moments at weddings can be a lot of pressure, and that’s before you even consider the added complexity of piloting your aerial camera before taking your shot. With the Mavic 2 Zoom’s unique optical zoom abilities, you’ll never be caught off guard needing to reposition for the perfect shot, but rather can adjust and zoom on the fly for perfectly framed photos.

The Mavic 2 Zoom features a 1/2.3” CMOS sensor for stunning 4K video and ultra-detailed 48 MP stills. The camera lens can achieve a 2X optical zoom or up to 4X lossless zoom with FHD video for simply unparalleled versatility on shoot day.

The Mavic 2 Zoom also enables you to capture unique shots not possible without optical zoom including dolly zooms and more. Plus, with the ability to zoom in, you can shoot from further away, creating less noise and distraction for wedding guests.

Pick up the Fly More Combo + for the ultimate Mavic 2 Zoom experience and be prepared for any shooting scenario with additional batteries, multiple charging options, a safety hard card case and much, much more!

Zoom into the details of the Mavic 2 Zoom with our Mavic 2 Comparison Guide. Check out our guide for all the essential DJI Mavic 2 Zoom accessories here.

Mavic 2 Pro : Best for Professional Creative Control

Unit : $2499 | Fly More Combo +: $3259 $3518

Boasting a state-of-the-art 1” Hasselblad CMOS sensor, the Mavic 2 Pro is the ultimate wedding photography drone and is ready for any scenario. With advanced omnidirectional obstacle avoidance, you’ll never be caught out of place and will avoid accidents on the big day.

The Mavic 2 Pro’s 1” Hasselblad CMOS sensor delivers 4K video and 20 MP stills and is great for both photographers and videographers. Unique to the Mavic 2 Pro is its variable aperture control providing five stops of control from F/2.8 - F/11 that permits unparalleled levels of fine-tune creative adjustment.

The Mavic 2 Pro provides more creative control over your images than any other drone, allowing you to effectively and naturally integrate the drone’s images with those taken on your A camera. Plus, with the option to shoot in 10-bit DLog, the Mavic 2 Pro can capture vivid details for dynamic post-processing and easy integration with other popular video formats including CLog and BM Raw.

Deliver the ultimate wedding experience for your clients with the Fly More Combo + which is loaded with extras including extra batteries, charging hub, ND filters, car charger and more, plus a heavy-duty safety case to carry it all in.

Check out our Mavic 2 Pro Breakdown to learn more about Mavic 2 Pro’s unique technical abilities. Check out our guide for all the essential DJI Mavic 2 Pro accessories to elevate your piloting experience here.

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