Drone & Airplane Photography & Video

Aerial Imaging is Nevada’s most trusted drone and airplane aerial photography company.  We’ve been serving Northern Nevada, Northern California and surrounding states for 20 years, offering high quality aerial photography services and video work with tremendous customer satisfaction. We are available to handle special aerial project work in locations outside our area.

We specialize in custom aerial photography shots in high resolution, aerial video, and drone (UAV) services. We are also an FAA licensed part 107 approved drone UAS company. We also use airplane or helicopter to capture the video / images you need. As of 2016, we have the most current high resolution stock imagery of Northern Nevada from the past 7 years. Our stock images go back to 2007 and in some cases we can locate older images of Northern Nevada. We also have images from other US locations. We are connected with other aerial photographers and provide you with a variety of aerial services across the country. We are a member of the international organization Professional Aerial Photographers Association (also known as PAPA).

Please let us know about your aerial needs by contacting Evan on our Contact Page.

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Our customers are construction companies, engineering firms, developers, real estate agents, researchers, insurance agencies, attorneys, and advertising agencies, just to name a few! 

Our Work


Aerial Imaging customers benefit by:

  • View custom shots of their project within 1-2 days of the flight
  • Having a unique way to view and promote land, property, and buildings, resolve insurance claims, etc.

Custom Aerial Flights

We can handle your unique custom photography / video project. Whether you need images or video clips or a finished video – we will amaze you. We would be happy to discuss ideas and more!

Purchase Prints, Wall Wraps, Canvas Wraps, Metal Prints and More

Aerial prints – as well as Evan’s photography – is available for purchase online through Evan Petty Photography. The link to purchase existing aerials as well as award-winning landscape, astrophotography and more is here: https://www.pictorem.com/gallery/Evan.Petty.Photography

Stock Pictures

We have an excellent stock library of both aerial and architectural commercial photography as well as video clips for license.  Pricing for high resolution aerial stock imagery is about $200 per image – some images are not available for download. Peruse our website and see what we have available – and contact us to see what we have in stock (but possibly not posted yet). Burning man images are available as prints only and start at $475 per print.

File Formats

The primary file formats we use are JPEG for web, RAW, TIFF (.tif) and even PDF (.pdf). for CD’s. These high resolution files are large and sometimes difficult to transfer by email and better suited for download via our download link we will provide you.

Copyright Information

Imaging and prints from Aerial Imaging do not include reproduction rights or releases unless otherwise stated. Scanning prints is a violation of our copyright, unless we have granted written permission to do so. This includes prints, website and marketing collateral.


It may be necessary to reschedule an aerial flight due to weather or other circumstances which may delay images / product to you. We will make every effort to avoid this, please note that safety comes first.


We hope you are very happy with the results, but if you are unhappy with the final product, we will discuss with you and provide options including refunding your money. Please give us notification within a week of delivery.

Drone & Airplane Aerial Photography Territory & Regions

We shoot custom aerials in Nevada and Northern California including Lake Tahoe areas.
Here is a list of locations:

  • Reno in Washoe County
  • Sparks in Washoe County
  • Carson City in Carson City County
  • Gardnerville / Minden in Lyon County
  • Dayton in Lyon County
  • Elko in Elko County
  • Ely in White Pine
  • Fallon in Churchill County
  • Fernley in Lyon County
  • Gerlach in Washoe County
  • Goldfield in Esmerelda County
  • Henderson in Clark County
  • Incline Village in Washoe County
  • Truckee in Nevada County
  • Lovelock in Pershing County
  • Mesquite in Clark County
  • Minden in Lyon County
  • Pahrump in Nye County
  • Round Moutain in Nye County
  • Silver Springs Lyon County
  • Sparks in Washoe County
  • Topaz Lake in Douglas County
  • Walker Lake in Mineral County
  • Austin in Lander County
  • Wells in Elko County
  • West Wendover in Elko County
  • Wellington in Lyon County
  • Winnemucca in Humboldt County
  • Yerington in Lyon County
  • Zephyr Cove in Douglas County
  • Truckee in Nevada County
  • Nevada City in Nevada County
  • Tahoe City in Placer County
  • Sacramento in Sacramento County
  • Portola in Plumas County
  • Sierraville in Sierra County
  • Quincy in Plumas County
  • Susanville in Lassen County
  • Oroville in Butte County
  • Mammoth Lakes in Mono County
  • Placerville in El Dorado County
  • Markleeville in Alpine County
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About Evan

Evan has specialized in aerial photography since 2003. He is based in Reno in Northern Nevada in the Eastern Sierra Mountains about 30 minutes from Lake Tahoe. Evan has extensive drone, airplane and helicopter experience, shooting photography and video aerials. He shoots construction updates for a range of clients, from small contractors to large Fortune 100 Companies. Additionally, Evan shoots landscape, abstract, and astrophotography. His photography has been featured in the Guggenheim, CBS Sunday Morning, United Nations and more.

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