Brookings South Dakota real estate photographer: Elevate Drone Services

Elevate Drone Services from Brookings, South Dakota has been a real estate photographer and an architectural photographer for over 2 years.


Nolan loves nothing more than delivering images of the highest quality to their clients, images that attract more buyers and a fantastic return on investment for every real estate agent and business owner they work with.

Where we work:

Elevate Drone Services is based in Brookings, and primarily covers East River South Dakota & Western Minnesota.

Most of their work is around Brookings & Watertown, although we are willing to travel further throughout South Dakota, though of course extra charges will apply in some cities.

We have drone pilots based in Sioux Falls, Madison, Brookings, Watertown, and Pierre.

Our ideal clients:
  • Real Estate Agents
  • Auctioneers
  • Construction Companies
  • Architects
  • Property Management Companies
  • Commercial Real Estate Brokers

What areas do we cover: Brookings & East River South Dakota & Western Minnesota

Get in Touch with Nolan Hansen from Elevate Drone Services

If you would like to speak to Nolan from Elevate Drone Services in Brookings, South Dakota, you can call him on the phone numbers listed below, or fill in the contact form and he will get in touch with you as soon as he can.


Monday – SundayAlways open


AddressBrookings, South Dakota

Phone 605-592-1308

Email [email protected]


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    An interview with Nolan Hansen

    Tell us a little about yourself.

    I am a lifelong Brookings, SD native. My passion for photography can be traced back to my single digits years when I was experimenting with my dad’s camera.

    Outside of the office, I really enjoy golfing, watching basketball, and traveling the country. I’m a proud alum of Great Plains Lutheran High School, and I currently am in college pursuing a Networking and Cyber Security specialist degree.

    How would you describe your photographic style?

    I’m determined to provide my clients with high-quality media services. It’s my goal to help build your brand and I love my job with the passion. It’s about the current listing, it’s about the future and building up your brand.

    What's your standard workflow when doing real estate photography, from arrival at the location through to delivery of the images?

    When I first get on site, I will talk a little bit with the homeowner if they are present. If need be, I will get all the lights on.

    After that, I take a tour of the house and make sure everything is photography ready! Then I take the photos, with the 360 Virtual Tour to follow!

    After that, it’s time to edit, build the property website, and deliver!

    What do you enjoy most about photographing real estate, architecture and the built environment?

    My favorite part about my job is having my clients tell me how much my services help build their brand. My favorite story was when I photographed a house in my hometown, and I had a realtor call me afterwards and say that they sold that house to someone in Seattle, Washington without giving a showing.

    They were so impressed with the virtual walk-through and how high-quality the photos were. They knew that that was a place that they wanted to live.

    What has been the most memorable photo shoot you've ever done?

    I enjoy all my photoshoots, because I know that my clients understand the value in my services. The most memorable photo shoot I had was of a beautiful lake home in the late afternoon on a hot summer day. The homeowner invited me to join them for a smoked beef-brisked dinner at their home following the shoot!



    Real estate photography
    Real estate video walk-through tours
    Aerial drone photography
    Computers and technology

    A lifelong Brookings native, Nolan is committed to providing his clientele with high-quality media services. His passion for photography can be traced back to his single-digit years experimenting with his dad’s camera.

    Outside of the office, Nolan enjoys golfing, watching basketball, and traveling the country. He is a proud alum of Great Plains Lutheran High School, and currently studies Networking & Cyber Security in College.