Parker Gyokeres, owner of Propellerheads Aerial Photography, who operated the drone at Maloney's wedding, and was paid by Maloney's videographer, acknowledged in an interview Monday the "FAA has straight banned everyone from flying."
But Gyokeres distinguished between federal law and FAA interpretation.
"There are no laws that prohibit the use of multicopters for photography," he said.
Prior to wedding, the Gyokeres and Maloney briefly discussed the murky legality of drone use and lack of clear federal policy, a source said. Maloney mentioned that he sits on the subcommittee overseeing the FAA but didn't want to discuss policy on his wedding day, according to the source.