FAA Part 107 Certified Drone Pilot

There is always that PERFECT shot that you just can’t get from the ground. And, if your business or event is located in a picturesque setting, this is especially true.

You need to capture that jaw dropping scene. The one that will absolutely stun your potential customers. The one that will make them excited to visit you!

But, you need to do it Legally. You need to do it professionally.

Lucifer Falls Aerial photo
Corning Clock Tower
Buttermilk Falls, Ithaca NY - aerial photo
Lucifer Falls Aerial photo
Buttermilk Falls, Ithaca NY - aerial photo
Buttermilk Falls, Ithaca NY - aerial photo
Grace Episcopal Church, Elmira NY
It’s no secret that drone (aerial) photography and videography is all the rage. Visit any professionally, well designed website for a business that warrants it and you’ll quickly see that this is true. Wineries. Golf Courses. Bed & Breakfasts. Real Estate Agents. Even auto dealerships! You name it, if the business is located in a beautiful setting and if the owner takes pride in that business then staggering aerial photography is likely to be the first thing that greets you! And if it isn’t….it should be because competitors are certainly doing it!

But it isn’t just websites, social media and other web based media where you’ll find gorgeous drone photography any more. It isn’t just about using these stunning images to promote your business. People are having aerial footage taken for personal events, too. In fact, the use of aerial photography and videography in wedding shoots is spreading like wildfire!

There are challenges of course.

First of all, as with any other service, you want to find and hire someone that cares about the final product that they’ll be handing you. Since the number of people that can legally fly a drone and do work for hire in any given geographic area is still quite small (in some areas almost non-existent) you’ll quickly realize that there are folks out there who are simply interested in collecting a check from you and…well…not a whole lot more. This is because they know there aren’t a whole lot of other pilots to choose from.

My passion, from the time I was a lil’ tike has always been to make things look nice. And, quite frankly, not rest until they do. I have been a web designer in the Finger Lakes Region of New York now for about 17 years. If you’d like to see how true it is that I care about all things visual – feel free to look through my portfolio of web clients.

Also, take a peak below at just how nice a well done drone video compilation can look as a background on your company website. What you’ll be seeing is a montage that I put together for Bluebird Trail Farm – a local, family run farm in my area of upstate New York.

There are also 2 embedded videos below that from my YouTube account. One is a gorgeous old Bed and Breakfast in Orange County, NY and the other is the Bluebird Trail Farm again but with all of the music and controls turned on so that you can see other uses of a compilation beyond just as a web banner.

The other challenge of course, is something I’ve already alluded to. You can’t simply hire your nephew that got a new drone “toy” to dow work for you. At least not legally.

I am one of only a handful of FAA Part 107 Certified Drone Pilots in the area. I take pride in my work because I know that my work is a reflection of myself. I also know that if I produce stunning visual work for my clients that enhances their business, makes them look good to their own clients and generally gives them a sense in what they’re presenting that they are 100 times more likely to recommend me to others!

So, if you ready to take the visual image of your business into the stratosphere (literally) or if you’re ready to capture memories of an upcoming celebration in ways you never thought possible before then reach out! I would love to chat with you and find out just how much I can do for you.


Bluebird Trail Farm is a family run farm located in Caton, NY. They are involved in the community and with their customers in many ways. Activities for kids occur year round – including arts-n-crafts, nature hikes and education. In the warm months they run a CSA (community shared agriculture) for their customers.
The Dominion House Bed & Breakfast – Blooming Grove, New York
Bluebird Trail Farm – Caton, New York