Commercial aerial and ground based photography serving the southeast

Experienced Drone Photography Serving the Southeast
Carolina Drone Images and Thom Ashton Photography provide the experience and professional level equipment to deliver high quality aerial photographs and video. We have over thirty years of commercial photography experience and thousands of hours of flight experience including over fifteen years of Remote Control Aircraft piloting.


  • Commercial and Residential Real Estate
    We provide aerial images to companies and individuals for a number of applications, chief among these are Commercial Real Estate Investment firms and individuals looking to maximize their Return-on-Investment in their homes.
  • Aerial Construction Progress
    Carolina Drone Images provides comprehensive construction progress images. We provide both still photographs and full motion video from the air and the ground as needed.
  • Property Insurance Surveys
    We provide the tools and expertise to assist insurance companies and their clients with aerial surveys of property damage.
  • Aerial Disaster Analysis
    Our crew is on hand to assist federal, state and local emergency managers, utility companies and others in accessing damage and providing real time needs assessment for First Responders.


Professional Equipment
Our work includes capturing quality aerial and ground images. We use professional grade DSLR cameras and lenses for our ground work. Our drones are equipped with the latest in high-res cameras and produce Ultra High Definition 4K video and high resolution photographs.

Video Samples

Commercial Real Estate Investment Sample

Residential Real Estate Sales Sample

Construction Progress Sample

Licensed and Insured

Our photographers and videographers, are Instrument rated Private Pilots and experienced Remote Pilots with thousands of hours in the cockpit and behind “the sticks” of radio controlled aircraft. We hold FAA Remote Pilot licenses with Drone certification, an FAA requirement when using drones for commercial purposes. The company also carries liability insurance including special Drone coverage to see your project through.

Contact us today for your aerial photographic needs.