About Us

Jake Sugden, Director of Aerial Video Guys, is the primary photographer and drone pilot.  Jake had a military career, including flying, before an extensive city career culminating in the running of a comprehensive multi-media unit for a national firm of stockbrokers. He has been involved with Commercial Property photography for more than fifteen years. He is retained by TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall and a number of high profile clients for whom quality and discretion are of paramount importance.


Jake has studied Documentary Photography and is a Licentiate Member of the Royal Photographic Society.  He has run his commercial photography practice for the last fifteen years supplying design agencies with property imagery.  For five years he documented the rebuilding of a 1938 ‘superyacht’ Shemara for a private client – a process that documented every single detail of the rebuild and resulted in a 70,000 image archive, and hours of video for the National Maritime Museum.

“I have 10 years experience in commercial photography, working for building professionals, and design agencies, all over the UK.  My passion for property photography comes from a lifelong love of architecture; my current personal project is photographing Edwin Lutyens’ properties from the air.  I have a deep understanding of the construction industry, and I am very safety conscious.  For me, aerial photography is a logical extension to my commercial practice because it fills the gap that turns a good project into a visual feast.”

Jake Sugden

Aerial Video Guys is based in Newbury; the heart of the transport network for the South, London and all points West and North.  With footholds in the North of the UK and Scotland we cover the whole of the UK.  With notice, and the appropriate permissions, we can undertake overseas assignments.

We produce high quality, powerful images; whether technical building photography for architects and construction professionals, or creative marketing photography for design agencies.  The key to successful aerial imagery, more so than regular property photography, is the quality of the light.  We carefully plan our flights, to take advantage of the light on fine weather days, to ensure that our results are stunning.

www.aerialvideoguys.co.uk © 2018   ⎜   Aerial Video Guys is a limited liability company registered in Scotland

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