Hire a Professional Drone Operator in Sunderland

Capture Incredible Aerial Photos and Videos for Your Next Event or Project with Drone Studio North East

How Drone Studio North East Works

STEP 1: Hire Your Drone Operator

You are in the right place already to hire a CAA approved, fully insured drone pilot specially trained for all types of commercial operations – from a few photos of your project or property to a full-blown promotional video for your business.

STEP 2: Plan Your Shoot

We have a detailed discussion to understand your exact requirements, be it aerial photography for estate agents, videography services for event coverage, or drone filming for a construction project.

STEP 3: Day of the Shoot

We choose a day that suits us both. I do the flying and capturing all of the photos and videos required as well as taking care of all of the legal stuff. You do the relaxing.

STEP 4: Professional Editing

I take the content away, apply a few edits, crops, transitions and touch-ups and deliver the final product in whatever format you like. Either a file transfer or on a USB stick.

Who It’s For?

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Special Day

Create unique memories of your special day with incredible aerial perspectives that traditional filming can’t provide.

Construction Project Managers

Monitor your construction site progress with detailed, high-resolution aerial images and drone video. I also offer advanced motion graphic edits to highlight square footage, transport links, points of interest to really bring your work to life.

Real Estate Agents

Show prospective customers never before seen angles of not just your properties, but of North-East landmarks to truly capture their imagination and set you apart from the competition.

Unique projects

Whether you own a set of glamping pods that you want photographed, a promo video for your caravan site, a few photos of a new investment opportunity or a simple inspection of a roof, I’ve got you covered.


I Am Fully Licensed And Commercially Insured, So No Stress

Steven LeggetSteven Legget
07:34 24 Jun 24
amazing quality work, reactive to the live event and lovely to work with!
Lake Holiday CottagesLake Holiday Cottages
12:27 30 Apr 24
Dan did a superb drone survey on our roof that was leaking which enabled our roofer to pinpoint the problem. He will be our first call in future and would recommend his services to all property owners.
Aaron ShepherdsonAaron Shepherdson
20:50 23 Apr 24
Dan at Drone Studio North East provided fantastic end to end service. Quick responsiveness combined with a professional approach to his work made for a smooth process throughout our project.The end product was of very high standard and produced a very high quality edit to showcase the project. I would highly recommend Dan to anyone looking for aerial content!
James WatersJames Waters
16:53 05 Mar 24
I reached out to Dan for some commercial drone photography to help capture a landmark event in our region. I couldn't be more pleased with how the work turned out. Dan was amazing, talking us through the steps and very much working to our requirements. The final footage couldn't have been more perfect. Will be using again!
17:05 18 Dec 23
I'm truly dazzled by the service by Dan. From a prompt conversation on what we wanted - to keeping us upto date - the communication has been amazing. Not to forget - the drone shot with lapse are exceptionally to an incredible standard. Don't hesitate on using Dan @ Drone Studio North East - they don't let you down and the work is the best!
Christine BriggsChristine Briggs
10:30 13 Dec 23
Dan was extremely responsive to my initial email request and came to take aerial photos of our property very promptly. On the day, he was friendly and personable and very diligently got on with the job. We're absolutely delighted with the photos, the choice of which was numerous. The photos came by email a day or so later, again very promptly . Would highly recommend.
Ross HalmanRoss Halman
14:52 05 Sep 23
Dan has been fantastic, he took some great Ariel photographs of our family homes! His communication and promptness were brilliant and the shots he took were outstanding !
Lauren St HilaireLauren St Hilaire
08:46 22 Jun 23
Can't recommend the Drone Studio enough. From start to finish Dan dealt with our requirements swiftly and professionally giving great value for money. The Drone Studio far exceeded our expectations with speed, delivery and added extras that we'd not accounted for, not to mention the quality of the photography and video being amazing! We'll definitely be working with them again.
Peter JohnsonPeter Johnson
15:43 06 Jun 23
I used Dan to promote our business with numerous aerial drone promo videos & photos.Dan was very knowledgeable & offered an insight into drone photography.The results were outstanding, resulting in many compliments on our social media pages. The correspondence back & forth from the initial query was 100%. Any queries I initially had were answered in an honest manner & were answered immediately.I wouldn’t hesitate in using Dan again & would highly recommend his work.Thanks again DanPeter & JulieBeamish Glamping
Jordan BartlettJordan Bartlett
12:51 21 Apr 23
I used Drone Studio North East to get some pictures of my new house during and after the building process. The pictures were great and the final edits were just what I asked for too. The whole process was friendly and professional.
Matty CharltonMatty Charlton
12:02 03 Apr 23
Excellent photography and editing skills, just what I needed. 100% recommend to anyone after any drone services.
19:35 22 Mar 23
I used Dan’s services of Drone Studio North East to survey a roof at a property I was looking to purchase. The quality of the video was very impressive and Dan’s ability to get close up and give a proper look was just what was needed.Will be using his services again in the future.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Contact me directly through this website to discuss and schedule your next drone project. I offer both aerial photography and videography services.

I have experience working across a number of different industries so you can be sure that the best services are provided. Whether you want me to follow your script exactly or are happy to give a bit more creative freedom, I always work to your preferences and vision for the work. I guarantee a smooth experience from start to finish, always hoping to exceed expectations with the results.

I offer everything from very basic footage to more extensive production projects. If it is just a few photos you need or a full 2-minute promo video with music, edits, transitions, motion graphics for your business or project, I do both and more.

With plenty of flying experience, video-editing courses completed and countless hours of trial and error to perfect all aspects of flying, filming and editing, I am proud to offer services for almost any type of aerial photography or videography project.

Yes, I carry full commercial insurance for all projects and always operate within the CAA’s (Civil Aviation Authority) guidelines. From initial risk assessments to contingency planning to flight logs, I take care of all of the safety and legal stuff so you don’t have to. This is a huge bonus, as many amateur drone operators accidentally operate illegally due to not being fully briefed and aware of all of the up-to-date drone laws.

Yes, my coverage extends across the entire North East of England, including places like Newcastle, Northumberland, County Durham, Hexham, Corbridge and of course, Sunderland. To discuss any potential projects, please contact me directly first though.

All of my work always includes editing within the price. As exceptional as the 4K-capable drones that I operate are, the photos and videos always look better cropped to size and colour-graded to make them really stand out. A lot of companies add editing on as a sneaky extra; it is always included in my services.

Almost any site! I have worked on projects that involve flying over construction sites, historic landmarks, houses for estate agents, castles, rural land, city centre points of interest and many more to provide a unique perspective for my clients. As with all drone operators operating legally, the only place outside of my scope is anywhere within a 5km radius of an airport or airfield.

Of course you can do these things, but there is a lot more to consider than you might first think.

Any photography and videography with a commercial purpose legally requires the necessary insurance. Any drone operation – recreational or commercial – must comply with the CAA’s ever-changing rules including distances from people, weight of the drone, where you can/can’t take off, privacy risks and what should happen in the event of loss or damage. These are things you really don’t want to be liable for should you not be fully complicit yourself or if someone you hire isn’t – so why risk it? Let a professional take care of it and grant you full peace of mind that you’re in good hands – legal-wise and quality of final delivery-wise.