Photographer uses drone to shoot contact-free portrait sessions

A photographer in Nashville, got creative and now uses his unmanned aircraft to shoot contact-free portrait sessions that capture this stay-at-home era.

Contact-free portrait sessions by drone

Jean Song writes for CBS News that:

Known for his dreamy and ethereal wedding photography, Tec Petaja traveled all across the world to capture the most intimate and joyous moments. But when the coronavirus outbreak hit, Petaja found himself at home like many others, seeking a creative outlet and a way to give back.

“We're never going to forget this time in our lives ever. And for me, I mean, I have young kids, so they won't remember, but I know I needed to document it. And so that got me thinking like I need other people to have a memory of this,” Petaja told CBSN.

He dusted off a drone that was sitting in his closet and launched contact-free portrait sessions in Nashville.

“People have been loving it. It's like kids and dogs are so hard to shoot anyway, but you pull out the drone, and they're, like, so mesmerized by it,” he said. In about four days' worth of sessions, he said he raised $1,700 for Vanderbilt Health.

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