Offering a slew of photography and video needs. Everything from the ground to the sky.

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About

Raptor began in 2016 as little more than a hobby in Chicago. Today, it provides top notch service at affordable prices. Whether your needs are for the sky or land, I can provide (and with both feet firmly placed on the ground)!

I started out obsessed with video in high school. Made little skateboard videos with friends, filmed basement rock concerts, and just anything I could think of. It was a dream of mine to be able to attach a camera to a flying vehicle and remotely film. And now we can!

After studying music business in college, I started breaking back into video and photography. In 2017, I became FAA Part 107 certified. Since then, I’ve worked with clients from Chicago, Wisconsin, Tennessee, and more by providing them with aerial photos and videos for their hotels, realty listings, performance art, etc.

Over the past few years, I’ve also broken into the cosplay scene and worked with many people within the geek community. Photographing events and cosplayers. I also provide commercial services, headshots, and the like.

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Praise!

“From the initial experience of meeting Mike of Raptor Drone to actually receiving the edited photos, everything was so much better than so many other photographers I’ve worked with in the past. His process started before the shoot with some wonderful location scouting and character research, such that when it was actually time for the shoot, he knew exactly where to go and even had some posing suggestions in mind! This photographer is incredible well prepared, personable, and gets edits back quickly! A+!”

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