About Skyrocket Aerial Photography

"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do."
-Steve Jobs, Co-Founder of Apple

Skyrocket Aerial Photography, located in Glen Allen, is one of the premier UAV companies in the beautiful state of Virginia offering stunning aerial photography and video drone services at reasonable prices. We love what we do and the final product shows. Our drones turn the sky into your creative canvas. Our pilots are FAA certified and our fleet of sophisticated drones, are equipped with stunning 4k capabilities.

Our Vision: To create exceptional visual and technologically advanced data driven solutions for our clients to enable their vision.


 

Meet the Team

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William Pierce, FAA Remote Pilot Certified

After serving in the US Coastguard, being an entrepreneur, obtaining my MBA at night while working full time with a family, it was finally time to take another risk into the unknown, and venture into a unique and growing industry where my passion and work ethic can shine through each and everyday by doing what I love to do.

I’ve always had a heavy interest in the world of photography and design. When I first came across a DJI Mavic Pro UAV being utilized in our roof inspection, it was love at first sight. So combining both passions and having the ability to become a certified drone pilot led to the birth of a great business opportunity.

I take each flight seriously by making sure we are fully insured, proper airspace authorizations are obtained and ensuring effective communication with the client at all times. In the end, success requires hard work with no short cuts. On those days where I do take a break, I enjoy spending quality time with my family, hiking in the beautiful state of Virginia, indoor cycling and working out.

 

Liz Pierce, owner of Skyrocket aerial photography

Liz Pierce is the co-owner of Skyrocket Aerial Photography and she runs the day to day business operations. She also lends her time being the visual observer for flights and ensures all flight authorizations are in place. Liz has her BS in psychology from the University of South Florida and has an extensive background in business development and sales. Liz is such an inspiration and motivator as she gets up before dawn and teaches Yoga and Indoor Cycling at the local gym prior to the start of her day.

Zeus (pictured) is a feisty Jack Russell Terrier whose sole job is to eat, sleep, and chase squirrels and birds.


Our Drone Fleet

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DJI Inspire 1 V2.0

  • Flight Time 16 minutes
  • Zenmuse X3
  • 4K videos – 12MP -360 degree range 3-Axis Gimbal
  • 4K (4096X2160) and HD (1920 X 1080)
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DJI Mavic Pro

  • Flight Time 27 minutes
  • C4K; 4096X2160 24p
  • 4K: 3840X2160 24/25/30p
  • 7K: 2705X1520 24/25/30p
  • FHD; 1920X1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/96p
  • HD: 1280X720 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p
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DJI Osmo Handheld Gimbal

  • Still Photography Mode
  • Single Shot 
  • Photo Burst Mode: 3/5/7 shots
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 
  • 3/5 bracketed frames @ 0.7EV bias
  • Interval
  • Timelapse
  • Auto Panorama
  • Video Resolution
  • C4K (4096 x 2160) 24/25p
  • 4K (3840 x 2160) 24/25/30p
  • 2.7K (2704 x 1520) 24/25/30p
  • FHD: 1920 x 1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/100p
  • HD: 1280 x 720 24/25/30/48/50/60p
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DJI Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian (Our Newest Bird)