aerial drone photos

Rio Rancho Luxury Home Real Estate Photography stunning Sandia Mountain views

Rio Rancho Luxury Home Real Estate Photography stunning Sandia Mountain views

Luxury Home with Stunning Mountain Views in Rio Rancho

My photography work often takes me to nearby Rio Rancho, New Mexico, but never before have I seen views of the Sandia Mountains like this from a residential home. Step out into the backyard and there before you, totally unobstructed by anything artificial, loom the Sandias. Look to the north and south and catch a glimpse of the Rio Grande River. Inside this architectural home features those views from all the rooms on the east side of the home, with its open floor plan. Want to own these views? You have a choice of one night or forever as the owner does list this house as an AirBNB, but is also thinking of flat out selling it. If you value views, privacy, and an awesome home office space, this is the property for you!

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Red Rock Park Gallup New Mexico Drone Video

Red Rock Park Gallup New Mexico Drone Video

Red Rock revealed by drone video

As part of a day of flying in Gallup, New Mexico for a client, I visited Red Rock Park to get some of the footage I needed for the overall drone video. I only had a brief time to fly at Red Rock, but I tried to make the most of it showing both details and sweeping panoramas that reveal Church Rock in the distance.

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Rio Rancho New Mexico Aerial Drone Photography Desert Road

Rio Rancho New Mexico Aerial Drone Photography  Desert Road

Drone’s eye view of Rio Rancho desert road

While out on a drone aerial photoshoot for a client in remote Rio Rancho, turning away from the actual property site, I saw from the drone’s point of view this long desert road that is apparently a popular spot for motorcycles to do burnouts on! This is something that would have been very hard to observe from ground level. I am often surprised by what I find when I get home and import drone aerial photos. Even without the tire marks, I like the view the drone captured where the winding road takes the viewer into the desert, but the height of the drone keeps the viewer safe from the hardships of the desert, allowing quick escape if necessary.

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Placitas New Mexico Drone Aerial Photography Custom House Build Photo Project

Placitas New Mexico Drone Aerial Photography Custom House Build Photo Project

9 Month Aerial Drone Photo Project in Placitas New Mexico

I was contacted about a very interesting aerial drone photography project in Placitas, New Mexico, which is about 30 minutes north of Albuquerque. Cindy & Jeff are building a custom home on undeveloped desert land and wanted a photo story of this process over the 9 months or so it will take to go from land to completed home. I was very glad they chose me as their drone pilot for this project as I will enjoy going out to their beautiful land in Placitas throughout the next 4 seasons documenting with aerial drone photography both how their homesite changes, and also the surrounding natural landscape and the Sandia Mountains standing boldly in the background.

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Drone Video for Business Branding in Corrales New Mexico

Drone Video for Business Branding in Corrales New Mexico

Drone Video for Authentic Branding in New Mexico

Barb & Dr. Norm are long time photography clients and networking friends here in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Recently they become drone video clients as well and I got to visit their home in Corrales! They wanted a drone video for branding that showcased both their personalities and their lifestyle. Well, their personalities are fun and quirky, and their lifestyle is very natural and healthy. As you can see in the drone video above, we captured both! One of my all time favorite drone shots is the clip of them lying on their backs by the fish pond and the drone just slowly spiraling up while the fish (very cooperatively) swim around.

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Stunning Las Cruces New Mexico Sunset 4K Drone Video & Aerial Photos

Stunning Las Cruces New Mexico Sunset 4K Drone Video & Aerial Photos

Beautiful Isolated Las Cruces Desert

Out on assignment for Hemingway Land in Las Cruces, New Mexico, miles of dirt road took me to an isolated, but beautiful rural desert real estate property with great views of the Organ Mountains. In fact mountains highlighted the views to the west and the north as well. I was actually right in this same remote section of desert in May for another even harder to reach property. I was relieved to discover the washed out road with deep ruts was now mostly filled in with chalky dirt that covered myself and my Jeep nearly entirely. I had to be extra careful to keep my cameras and my drone clean!

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Placitas New Mexico Drone Real Estate Photography & Video

Placitas New Mexico Drone Real Estate Photography & Video

All challenges in one real estate shoot & flight!

Almost every real estate photo and drone shoot in New Mexico has its challenges. And then sometimes a property has pretty much every challenge possible! That is the case with this home in Placitas, New Mexico being listed by Mark & Susan Ryerson. The first challenge as you can see from the above photo is that the front of the house is largely blocked by trees and it is up on a hill, so getting a direct front view shot was not really possible, not even with the drone. The interior had unique architecture, but somewhat small rooms with large furniture in them. Even using a 15mm lens I had to really search for angles I liked for the living room in particular. Then flying the drone itself, I never had a signal issue between the remote control and the drone until this flight, likely due to the massive power lines right behind the house, which also prevented flying from that direction. Then there was wind from being so close to the mountains and the aforementioned trees all around the house! Overall, this was one of the most challenging real estate shoots and drone flights I have ever done in the Albuquerque area. Thank you to Mark & Susan for their great help as they always provide on this shoot and flight!

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