Blake Daryaie has always had a passion for photography since his early teens and in the past few years has driven that passion into a profession. A unique quality to his abilities is his extensive knowledge and training with drones. He has been a licensed drone pilot for over 3 years and has had many major clients including PGA West and Designers for the Coachella Music Festival. His specialty in his ground photography work is in commercial shoots and real estate/architectural photography.
When I am in a home or at a business, I love when I catch that 1 photo. We sometimes take hundreds of photos and when you get that 1 perfect angle that captures the home or captures the business in a single picture... there's nothing like it. The idea that we are entrusted to showcase visually the best that these homes and business have to offer is what pushes me to do more and be better every time.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have preformed video and photo shoots with my drones for weddings, real estate, construction, interior design, architecture(3D mapping and aerial mapping), commercial, special events (including coachella), and more. In the past 6 months I have been doing more ground photography, specifically for Real Estate and Commercial Projects. My main goal is beyond capturing the perfect shot, is to make the client happy. I will pull the client aside before I begin my shoot and see if they have any kind of "bucket list" for shots/angles. These become priority one and I always make sure they are in the finished product sent back to the client.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
Hired to shoot the Guava Island Theater at Coachella Music Festival where Childish Gambino's and Rihanna's movie Guava Island by Amazon Prime first premiered.
A fun fact about this photographer
I studied psychology at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona where I received my BA and have also had researched published and am co-authored in a Psychology book.