To hire Aerial Photo Media for your project, contact Darren at (707) 363 – 2489 or Darren@aerialphotomedia.com 

Aerial Photo Media is a sole-proprietorship operated by Commercial Photographer & FAA Licensed Drone Pilot Darren Loveland.

During a career in Executive Management with Plumpjack Resorts, Darren was first exposed to the drone industry in October of 2011. Darren was appointed to chaperone a Florida based drone start-up that was filming a project at the Carneros Inn of Napa Valley. During this collaboration the idea that would eventually become Aerial Photo Media was implanted.

Upon this exciting time, the inception of the Drone Industry was very much in the infant stages of development. By April of 2012 Darren officially began designing the framework for Aerial Photo Media, building networks, and keeping up with the fast growing technology of commercial drones.

By July 2013 Aerial Photo Media officially launched for business, providing high definition aerial footage to a wide array of clients and industries.

As of 2019, Aerial Photo Media is a well established and recognized aerial photography & video provider, serving clients across the globe with a proven track record of success. The primary markets include Production Companies, Wineries, Real Estate Brokerages, PR Agencies, and Development Firms.

As a well trusted and experienced provider of Real Estate Photography & Video, Darren has photographed over 1500+ listings and collaborated with hundreds of brokers and agents.

Darren has been honored to work with esteemed wineries such as, Ridge Vineyards, Sequoia Grove Winery, Lail VineyardsDarioush Winery, Artesa Winery, Opal Moon Winery, Beaulieu Gardens, Failla Wines, The Napa Valley Vintners, Zaca Mesa, and more.

Over the past few years, high profile collaboration with production companies has included projects with Lionsgate, The British Broadcasting Corporation, ToyotaBBC News, Hulu, The Travel Channel, and NBC.

While Darren is the Sole Proprietor of Aerial Photo Media, he’s been fortunate enough to align himself with creative professionals to assist with web design, photography editing, video production, marketing, and social media management.

When you collaborate with Aerial Photo Media, Darren brings the “A-Team” to your project.

The Founding Team

Darren Loveland

Darren Loveland

Founder & Principal Operator

- FAA Licensed UAV pilot & flight plan operator
- APM website developer & programmer
- Professional photographer & videographer
- Wine industry executive management background

Billy Higgins

Billy Higgins

Multimedia Producer & Video Editor

- Bachelors from USC School of Cinematic Arts
- Masters from USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism
- 20 years of video editing and production experience at The Wall Street Journal and Lucasfilm

Brian Bennett

Brian Bennett

Director of Marketing & Sales

- Advertising Sales Executive at Yahoo!, Demand Media and WPP
- Developed marketing programs for 300+ brands and agencies (HP, eBay, Apple, Google, Walmart)
- Produced dozens of Action Sport promotional videos

Some of our recent clients and partners: