Quadcopter collides with groom's head during photo shoot

While capturing bridal pictures, a photographer accidentally flies a quadcopter into a couple. Don't miss the video of this crazy situation only possible with today's tech.

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One of these supposedly flew into a groom-to-be during a photo shoot. DJI Innovations

A few days before a wedding, a couple gets all dolled up, stare lovingly into each other's eyes, and a photographer uses creative angles and scenes to capture that loving moment forever. During the shoot, a small quadcopter, controlled by the photographer, flies right into the groom. Ouch!

Earlier this month, an anonymous photographer uploaded the video of the accidental -- yet amusing (since he's OK) -- collision to YouTube, and provided a description of what exactly went down (aside from the groom-to-be).

Supposedly, two days before the wedding at a bridal shoot, the photographer flew a DJI Phantom Quadcopter, equipped with a GoPro camera, near the couple as a test for a unique fly-by angle. After one successful pass, the photographer tried again to make sure the footage was smooth. After all, the Phantom can travel at a top vertical speed of more than 19 feet per second.

"I underestimated the lift time, and it hit the goom on the side of the face," the photographer (WeddingMan123) said in the YouTube video description. "He had a cut on his cheek and the side of his head. I felt horrible."

Fortunately, a couple of cuts didn't stop the couple from laughing off the calamity of the situation, and the photo shoot carried on.

Let this be a lesson to wedding photographers everywhere: If you decide to go high-tech, get your drone flying skills in check!

(Via HardOCP)