About Us

Jason LaVanture, Jim Blue & the Crew!


BlueLaVaMedia is a 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. Since 2007 our team of professionals has 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 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 glue 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.

Tom Auch
Lead Aerial Drone Pilot

Tom Auch is a licensed pilot and has played a key role in BlueLaVaMedia's new Aerial Drone photography division. Tom helped BlueLaVaMedia coordinate just over 200 aerial drone operations in the greater Northern Michigan region in our opening year of 2016.

Erik Nixon
Professional Photographer

Erik came to team BlueLaVaMedia in 2016 to help alleviate the steady demand for our growing professional photography and virtual tour services. Erk has photographed several hundred homes already for BlueLaVaMedia and is always ready to jump in and help out. We welcome him with open arms on our team and are lucky to have such a talented photographer working with us.

Leah Pillsbury
Professional Photographer

Leah is BlueLaVaMedia's newest full-time photographer and we were lucky to have her join our growing team in late 2016. She comes to BlueLaVa already as an experienced professional photographer and has years of experience and expertise under her belt. She has spent several months training with Jim Blue to learn our routine and TrueBlue Photography methods. Welcome to the team Leah!

Austen Sudemann
Aerial Drone Pilot

Austen came to BlueLaVaMedia to assist with our real estate drone division. After being crushed with aerial drone orders in our opening year, it was abundantly clear that we would need to bring in more help for Tom and the drone team. Enter Austen Sudemann. Austen comes to team BlueLaVa as a certified FAA approved 107 drone pilot and has well over one hundred operations under his belt since being brought on to our growing team. Welcome Austen!

Logan Smith
Aerial Drone Pilot

Logan is our most recent addition to our growing family here at BlueLaVaMedia. With having successfully completed over two hundred aerial drone operations in 2017 the decision was made to bring on another FAA certified 107 aerial drone pilot. In addition to picking up aerial drone jobs for BlueLaVaMedia Logan is a commercial flight instructor and works for the NMC aviation division. Welcome to the team Logan!

Jake Mulcahy
Aerial Drone Delivery

Jake Mulcahy was brought on in Spring of 2018 to assist with the delivery of the aerial drone shoots. During the days Jake works as a CSR for RTV, Inc a virtual tour software company and national photography service. In the evenings Jake is hard at work making sure today's uploaded aerial drone orders get placed into the correct virtual tour productions and delivered in a timely manner to our growing customer base.

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. We distribute real estate listings and virtual tours to over 100 portal sites world wide. Listing syndication just makes sense. 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. Here are some of Jim’sphotos of Traverse City

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.