Providing superior, cost effective, professional
4k video and still photography services.


Aerial photography can offer a unique vantage perspective in project management, playground safety, trails, facility, aquatic centers, parks, nature areas, and wetlands. Heartland Drones and Aerial photography will help enhance your presentations to board and commission, county board of supervisors, and city council. Set yourself apart with aerial photography when submitting grant applications. Heartland Drones works closely with municipal, county, and state agencies.


Add aerial footage and photography to your research arsenal with Heartland Drones and Aerial Photography. Aerial photography is increasingly being integrated into conservation efforts nationwide such as monitoring wildlife and mapping large, dangerous, or hard-to-reach areas. Excellent choice for prairie burning training. Record farm tileage or creek bed watershed. We make it easy and cost effective.


We provide a variety of different types of photos and video including stadiums, roof-tops, outdoor sport practices, and sport events.

Real Estate

Aerial videography and photography are the new standard for real estate marketing. Breathtaking aerial views can augment the selling package for professional real estate agents to for sale by owners. The team at Heartland is ready to create promotional packages to set your listings apart from the competition. Our efficient and professional operation helps set your listing apart.

Community Events

create memories and promotional footage from community events and activities. A perfect addition for chamber of commerce and convention and visitor bureau marketing.


Heartland Drones and Aerial Imagery can aid in construction management from initial site plan to work progress and final approval.

Heartland Drones & Aerial Imagery LLC

Stand above the crowd. Utilize our cutting edge aerial photo services to enhance your business services, promote your facilities, or provide additional viewing options to your current audience. We specialize in low-altitude aerial footage and high resolution photography for Government, Conservation, Schools, Real Estate, and Construction management applications. Providing superior, cost effective, professional 4k video and high resolution photography services. Projects big, small or anything in between, we’re here to bring your vision to life!

FAA Approved
Licensed Operator
Experienced Professional
4K Video & Still Photography


Recent Work

  • Ada Hayden Lake
  • Ames Home
  • Aerial Art
  • Decorah Trail Damage
  • Dogwood Canyon
    Dogwood Canyon
  • Trojan Park St Louis
    Trojan Park St Louis
  • Gilbert High School Stadium
    Gilbert High School Stadium
  • aerial photo of construction site in ames, iowa


We use the world’s leading manufacturer DJI. Our aircraft is Phantom 4 Professional. Heartland Drones aircraft is FAA registered # FA3NPM7RRY Flight time 25 min; maximum altitude 400 feet, downrange 3 miles,weight 3 pounds, ISO 100 – 3200, video up to 4K, photo formats JPEG and DNG, video format MP4, MOV, MPEG. Note the sUAS on the home page is one type of DJI sUAS
Yes. Steven Jordison has taken and passed FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot In Charge (RPIC). License # 3919373. Ensuring accuracy of flight as well as protecting the aircraft and area, a client representative is encouraged to work alongside the pilot. FAA recognizes two type of pilots: 1) hobbyist and 2) commercial. Hobbyist are individuals flying for their own amusement. Hobbyist must also register their aircraft through the FAA. Commercial pilots are individuals who fly to generate income, fly for a company or organization (i.e. government, school, not for profit, etc.) FAA considers persons who generate income from web based companies (such as YouTube, FaceBook, Google, Instagram, etc.) as commercial pilots. Even persons who film video or still then donate the footage can be considered commercial as the receiver could use footage for gain.
Yes. Heartland Drones is fully licensed and insured to fly commercially. This $1 million policy covers for any situation and protects the drone as well as property and people if something should go wrong that is out of the operators control.
While fully FAA compliant, Heartland Drones has self-imposed some additional restrictions to ensure the safe operation of the drone and respect for property and privacy of others. Some of these limitations are identified here: 1) we will not knowingly record or photograph people, property or processes with the intent of violating privacy without their consent, 2) we will not knowingly violate any local privacy or laws, 3) we will not operate a sUAS in less than desirable weather conditions (i.e. rain, high winds, storms, fog etc.), 4) client may need to notify local residents or users that aircraft will be in the area on a particular day and time.
Drones are becoming more common in everyday use. In fact, the drone industry is expected to become a multi-billion dollar industry in only a few short years. Drone use is as varied as the imagination, but a few of the more common uses are:

  • Real estate listings that includes aerial views of the roof, upper stories, yards, lot size surrounding area to include house position in the neighborhood, and perfect tool For Sales By Owner

  • Conservation of wetlands, prairie burns wildlife tracking
  • Construction or work site detailing progress, site security, and future use.
  • Emergency services following natural disasters to include insurance claim video and picture.

  • Facility marketing
  • Unique grant application photographs
  • Government and schools facility marketing or promotions
  • Community events to promote through convention and visitors bureau or chamber of commerce
  • Unique aerial photographs for grant applications
Simple! Seven easy steps:
1.Complete a request for quote.
2. Share in the open-ended box filming location, what services such as aerial video and stills is desired, site location(s) and what would you like filmed.
3. You will be contacted via phone, text or email to confirm the requested service.
4. A proposal and terms of service will be emailed for your consideration.
5. Date and time will be mutually agreed upon.
6. Flight conclusion you will receive either a flash drive in hand, immediate download to a portable device, or instructions for cloud access.
7. Payment will be invoice or at time of service
Absolutely. We offer editing and design services as well as the ability to output to any media desired (YouTube, DVD, Vimeo, Facebook etc). Any motion animation and titling you might need for your video is also something we offer along with design services for a complete DVD package. Post production is $35 per hour.

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