About Us

Jason LaVanture, Jim Blue & the Crew!

BlueLaBlueLaVaMedia is Traverse City based professional photography, virtual tour, and aerial drone company servicing all of Northern Michigan. We offer the very best in professional photography, aerial drone services, and interactive 360 virtual tours. Our new TrueBlue+ photo retouching now includes blue skies and green grass with every photo shoot. Since 2007 we have photographed several thousand homes and nearly one hundred businesses throughout the Northern Michigan region. All of our services and tech-savvy marketing tools are professionally designed to make you, the Realtor, look your best, drive more traffic and increase sales.

Heather LaVanture

Book Keeping & More!

Jason’s beautiful wife Heather spends her weekends working on BlueLaVaMedia. At the end of the day, she’s the engine running that makes sure everything gets done and people get paid on time!

Meg Paxton

Professional Photographer

Meg Paxton has been photographing virtual tours and real estate photos for BlueLaVaMedia now since 2010.

Caleb Cummings

Professional Photographer & Aerial Drone Pilot

Caleb Cummings is a licensed 107 Aerial Drone Pilot and professional real estate photographer. 

Professional Photographer & Aerial Drone Pilot

Shawn Bradford

Professional Photographer & Aerial Drone Pilot

Shawn is the newest member of BlueLavaMedia and will be our first virtual tour photographer who is also one of our aerial drone pilots. He has a commercial helicopter license and has flown unmanned aerial vehicles as a contractor for the Naval Air division of our armed services. He has numerous hours of aerial photography in several areas ranging from real estate, commercial construction, boats, and vehicles. Shawn has also been actively involved in commercial video production and surveillance. Shawn looks forward to quickly integrating into the BlueLavaMedia team and providing the best product possible for our customers with his wealth of experience.

Eva Cutler

Digital Imaging Specialist

BIO coming soon!

John Foster

Lead Digital Imaging Specialist

A long-time friend of Jim Blue, John “Foster” as he likes to go by has been editing photos before photo editing was a thing. In early 2019 team BlueLaVa was encouraged by John to take the company to the next level by internalizing the photography editing process thus removing this task from our interior professional photographers. After weeks of trial runs and doing side by side comparisons, it was official. John and Jim took on the task of performing all BlueLaVaMedia photo editing. In doing so each BlueLaVaMedia photographer is capable of shooting five to seven homes a day to keep up with our busy demand and we are still able to turn our images around to our customers within 24 hours. Because of John and Jim’s hard work you now get our “Blue“ sky and green grass guarantee with every order!

In this challenging real estate market, the proper presentation of listings has become increasingly more important. With 85% of home shoppers turning to the Internet before they pickup the phone it is now more important than ever to increase your reach online and deliver a lasting impression. Please allow us to introduce ourselves on behalf of www.BlueLaVaMedia.com, Northern Michigan’s property marketing experts.

Whether you are a listing agent or an owner of a local business large or small our services are just what you need to turn heads and make you look your very best. Our wide variety of services include state of the art interactive 360 virtual tours, professional photography services, powerful slideshow presentations, interactive 2d and 3d floor plan services, 3d walkthrough video presentations, colorful and vibrant listing flyers, panoramic sign riders, single property websites, listing syndication services, professional voice talent and so much more!

Our virtual tour exposure engine is currently something that no other virtual tour company in northern Michigan offers. When you add our Exposure Engine to your production, we give you the ability to turn on lead capture, we create a beautiful printable flyer, you’re given an E-Brochure for your listing, we blast your listing out across Facebook, Instagram, and Linkedin, and we publish your entire production to YouTube. You know that when you generate more exposure for your listings, they are likely to sell faster and for more money. If you are a real estate agent or a business owner, we can also show you how to make your website receive more traffic.

www.BlueLaVaMedia.com is a locally owned Traverse City, MI virtual tour company with team members Jason LaVanture and Jim Blue. Jason LaVanture is the founder and Vice President of www.realtourvision.com, the # 1 ranking virtual tour company and virtual tour software provider in the World. Jason brings nearly nine years of internet savvy and expertise to the table. With Real Tour Vision servicing over sixty thousand real estate agents world wide and over 1500 virtual tour providers in his network, he knows what services and functionality are needed on a local or national level.

Jim Blue has nearly 35 years of professional photography experience. He has designed and taught independent photo classes in both silver-halide and digital imaging for over 20 years. Jim was the former owner of Blue Photo Co Inc, a retail camera store and photo-finishing lab. Jim was responsible for managing employees, sales strategies, developing ad campaigns, marketing and distributing advertising to many types of media outlets.

Together LaVanture and Blue’s talents come together to create Northern Michigan’s premiere virtual tour company and property marketing firm. Give us a call today and let us help you and your company look your very best online.