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How Much Does Mast and Drone Aerial Photography Cost?

Prices and Terms

At Photo Elevate, we believe in transparency and fairness when it comes to pricing our aerial photography services. We understand that every project is unique, and we are committed to working closely with you to provide the best possible solution tailored to your specific needs and budget. Below, you will find our standard pricing structure, which can be customized based on your project requirements.

With our wide range of mast and drone systems, we are able to choose the best platform to provide a cost-effective solution.

We can cater to all our client's needs.


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Aerial Photography Services Price List

Mast Aerial Photography:

Standard Package - £250

  • Up to 10 high-resolution aerial photographs.

  • Pre-shoot consultation to discuss your specific requirements.

  • Equipment setup and teardown at one location position.

  • Post-processing of images for optimal quality.

  • Digital delivery of edited photos.

Customization Options (Additional Charges):

  • Extended Coverage: If your project requires more locations or images, additional photos can be provided at £10 per image.

  • Location and Travel: Travel expenses, including accommodation and transportation, will be billed separately for projects outside a 40-mile radius of Tiptree.

  • Special Equipment: If specialized equipment or additional personnel are required for your project, the cost will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

  • Rush Service: If you need expedited delivery of your photos, rush service is available for an additional fee of £50.

Drone Aerial Photography:

Standard Package - £199

  • Up to 6 high-resolution aerial photographs or 5 minutes of unedited video footage.

  • Pre-flight planning to ensure safety and compliance with regulations.

  • Drone operation and piloting.

  • Post-processing of images or video for optimal quality.

  • Digital delivery of edited photos or video.

Customization Options (Additional Charges):

  • Extended Coverage: If your project requires more images or video footage, additional content can be provided at £10 per image or £20 per minute of unedited video.

  • Location and Travel: Travel expenses, including accommodation and transportation, will be billed separately for projects outside a 40-mile radius of Tiptree.

  • Special Equipment: If specialized equipment or additional personnel are required for your project, the cost will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

  • Rush Service: If you need expedited delivery of your photos or video, rush service is available for an additional fee of £50.

Additional Services (Customized Pricing):

  • Aerial Surveys: For detailed mapping or surveying projects, please contact us to discuss your specific needs and receive a customized quote.

  • Aerial Inspections: If you require aerial inspections for infrastructure, real estate, or other purposes, we can provide a tailored quote based on the complexity and scale of the project.

  • Post-Production Services: Our team can provide additional post-production services, such as advanced photo retouching, video editing, or 3D modelling. Please inquire about a customized quote

  • Special Requests: We are open to discussing any special requests or unique project specifications you may have.

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We cover all of the highlighted areas. Projects outside the red circle. 
Incur additional fuel costs at 50p per mile as well as congestion, toll, and parking charges, where applicable.

If we are approached by a client with an interesting project or a well-worthy cause.

Sometimes we are looking for Kudos rather than profit.

On these occasions, we do undertake photography projects free of charge.

All we ask is the client contributes towards, reasonable expenses incurred, to carry out the work.


We value our clients and offer the following discounts to build lasting relationships:

  • Volume Discount: For recurring projects or multiple-day bookings, we offer discounts based on the scope of work.

  • Referral Program: Refer a friend or colleague, and both you and the referred party can enjoy a discount on your next project.

Get a Personalized Quote:

To receive a precise quote for your project, please contact our team. We will be happy to discuss your requirements in detail, assess any special considerations, and provide you with a customized and competitive price that aligns with your needs and budget.

Payment Terms:

All jobs are subject to acceptance of Photo Elevate Terms and Conditions that will accompany quotations.

When the client has agreed to our proposal, a 25% deposit may be due depending on the nature of the project. 

The remaining balance will be due no later than 14 days after invoicing of the job. 


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Printing Prices:

Other sizes are available . Please request a price for any specific needs.


Terms and Conditions:

We have bespoke Public Liability Insurance for up to £10 million (Project dependent)



1. Service Agreement


Before Photo Elevate provides its services, we will mutually confirm the site visit date(s), the number of setup positions, and any specific requirements. During this consultation, we will discuss site access, property positions, and other factors relevant to aerial photography.

The contract between Photo Elevate and our clients may be verbal but is typically supported by written confirmations and explanations. We will strive to fulfil the photographic contract within the constraints of availability, equipment readiness, weather conditions, and other limiting factors. We cannot be held responsible if we are unable to execute the task due to such restrictions.

2. Digital Manipulation


Standard adjustments such as toning, colouring, and sharpening are included in our services at no additional cost. Photo Elevate also offers supplementary digital manipulation services, such as background object removal, sky colour alteration, panoramic stitching, etc., which will incur an extra fee upon agreement.

Please note that photographs used for property sales or marketing should not be altered in a way that misrepresents the property. If digital image manipulation is requested, Photo Elevate cannot be held accountable for any misrepresentation if the photos are later used for such purposes.

3. Pricing


The cost of services provided by Photo Elevate will be outlined in the agreed-upon order, considering the specific client requirements, such as the number of site locations and additional travel mileage. Please be aware that Photo Elevate reserves the right to charge for additional services or time if the agreed order changes.

VAT may be applied at the prevailing rate during invoicing, where applicable.


4. Payment Terms 

Payment in full is due upon receipt of Photo Elevate's invoice, which will be provided with the final images unless alternative arrangements have been made. Late payments may incur interest charges at the prevailing bank base rate plus 4% if not received within 30 days of the invoice date, unless otherwise agreed.

5. Delivery of Completed Images


We will deliver all goods in the agreed-upon format promptly after completing the shoot. If digital manipulation is required, this may extend the delivery time.

We aim to meet all agreed deadlines unless notified otherwise (see note below on weather conditions).

6. Permissions


Photo Elevate diligently adheres to privacy and copyright laws. Necessary permissions for operating on private land, in areas with parking restrictions, or near sensitive locations (such as military facilities, government buildings, schools, airports, etc.). Must be obtained. The photographs we capture must not infringe upon individual privacy rights. When operating on public land, highways, or footpaths, local permissions may also be necessary. We provide proper signage while equipment is in operation in or near public access areas.


Clients are responsible for obtaining the appropriate permissions for aerial photography. Failure to do so may result in photography not being possible, and charges for travel time and costs incurred may apply.

7. Weather Conditions


Extreme weather conditions may occasionally prevent aerial photography for safety and equipment limitations. In such cases, Photo Elevate will reschedule the shoot as soon as possible after the initially agreed-upon date.

Photo Elevate is not liable for missed deadlines due to weather conditions. If work is disrupted by weather, we will conduct a further site visit at no extra cost to complete the job.

8. Copyright

Unless negotiated otherwise, Photo Elevate retains the copyright of images taken as part of a commission. Images come with either personal or corporate reproduction rights, as agreed upon during ordering.

  • Personal reproduction rights allow the client to copy images for personal use only and do not permit corporate advertising, marketing, or electronic media use without written permission from Photo Elevate.

  • Corporate reproduction rights enable clients to use the images for their promotional materials, marketing, advertising, internet/intranet sites, etc.

Images may not be sold or transferred to third parties without Photo Elevate's permission, and we reserve the right to charge fees for third-party image use upon request.

9. Image Usage


Photo Elevate is not liable if commissioned images are used in a defamatory manner by the client. We also reserve the right to object to photographs being used in any way that damages our business's reputation.

Unless explicitly stated in writing by the client, Photo Elevate may use commissioned images in our promotional materials. Additionally, we may make the images available for sale to third parties, unless otherwise specified in writing by the client at the time of commission.

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Locations covered:

Essex *Kent * Suffolk * Norfolk * Aveley * Abberton * Alresford * Althorne * Ardleigh * Basildon * Bicknacre * Billericay * Braintree *  Brentwood * Canvey Island * Chadwell Heath * Coggeshall * Chelmsford * Clacton * Colchester * Corringham * Dagenham * Danbury * Dedham * Dovercourt *  Earls Colne * Epping * Finchingfield * Fordham * Frinton * Galleywood * Grays  * Great Baddow  * Great Dunmow * Great Leighs * Great Totham * Hadleigh * Halstead * Harlow * Harwich * Heybridge * Ilford *  Ingatestone  * Kelvedon * Latchingdon * Lexden  * Leigh on Sea * Maldon * Marks Tey * Maylandsea * North Fambridge * Orsett * Pitsea * Purfleet * Rainham * Rayleigh * Rochford * Saffron Walden * Southend * Springfield * Stansted * Stanway * Stock * Thorpe-le-Soken  * Thaxted * Tollesbury * Upminster  *  Vange * Waltham Abbey *      Walton-on-the-Naze * Warley * West Bergholt * Westcliff on Sea * Wickford * Witham * Wivenhoe

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