Part 107 Certified sUAS Pilot, Fully Insured, Daylight Flight Operations Waiver



Whether you're promoting leisure or everyday activities we can help you create a concept to attract more interest using our low altitude aerial platform.

Infrastructure Inspection

Aerial infrastructure inspections of solar panels, roofing, cellular towers, chimney stacks, quarries and more are easily handled with a drone. Orthomosaic and thermography add an extra value to the inspections.

Real Estate

We offer aerial photography and video to help promote and sell your properties. We can begin with site planning, excavation, construction progress and finish with marketing photos and video.

Mapping and 3D Modeling

We offer 3D modeling and data collection for a variety of mapping solutions. Progress photos and video to monitor daily, weekly or monthly activity of your construction project is helpful in meeting deadlines and safety goals.

News Gathering

Getting a birds eye view of breaking news brings a new perspective to covering events that effect us everyday. Capturing weather related disasters, accident scenes, fires or natures beauty, drones used for gathering news is a game changer.

Aerial Stock Footage

We can help you create aerial footage that will separate your business, website or advertising from competitors. From local landmarks to scenic vistas capturing the seasonal diversity of the state and region.


Started on a dream, built on excellence


Samara Media, LLC, specializes in low altitude aerial video of photography production utilizing UAV, more commonly known as drones. Samara Media is owned and operated by John Woike, a photojournalist with over 25 years experience creating highly visual content in a variety of formats from still images to movies. John has been building and flying multirotors for five years and is now bringing this aerial technology to create unique visual presentations for his clients. Samara Media can handle all types of work from Real Estate, marketing, advertising, news gathering, events, aerial surveying and inspections to name a few. We love new challenges and look forward to discussing how best to serve your needs. Regards, John Woike

Personal Info

  •   1.860.558.7783
  •   Bristol, CT 06010
  •   john@samaramedia.com
  •   samaramedia.com


We look forward to working with you on your next project, please drop us a note on what your needs are.
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