Nautical Photography
by Joseph R. Melanson
Aero Photo, 801 Main St., Wareham, MA 02571
We show your world from a higher perspective.

Click on images to enlarge.

Custom Photography of Your Boat by Aero Photo

What does your boat mean to you? Is it adventure, excitement, serenity, time with your family, fishing, cruising? Chances are the memories of time spent on your boat will last a lifetime. Nothing captures these memories better than an aerial photograph taken by Joseph Melanson. We offer individual custom helicopter-to-boat photography, including portraits of you and your family enjoying time together on your vessel.

Joseph Melanson has twenty-five years' experience as a professional aerial and nautical photographer with more than 7,000 hours in airplanes and helicopters. But there's more to taking a great nautical photograph than experience with a camera. Joseph Melanson has been boating since age 3. The fishing, diving, and cruising he has done throughout New England, Florida, and the Bahamas give him the special instincts to capture the perfect nautical image.

We take our photographs with a professional 13 megapixel digital camera for superb clarity and sharpness. Your enlargements are custom hand printed and painstakingly color corrected in our own photo lab. We wait for perfect conditions for a shoot, which means crystal clear visibility and no clouds.

Fees start at $1,095.00 plus $350 per hour for helicopter time. Custom pricing depends on location of your shoot and timing. We will take up to 20 to 25 different pictures of your vessel, stationary and running, from all angles, and showing landmarks in the background. You will receive digital jpg proofs of your photos on a CD, along with an order form for ordering your enlargements. Two 13" x 19" photographic enlargements are included, selected by you from the digital proofs. Additional enlargements are priced according to the chart below.

Price list for enlargements
13" x 19" $98.00
20" x 30" $225.00
24" x 36" $348.00
Call for additional sizes.

To view many samples of our boat photography, select one of the links at the bottom of this page to many of our nautical photoshoots. For more information, email or call us at 508-295-5551.

We also have an extensive gallery of aerial photographs of places where the water meets the land. Lighthouses, the Caribbean, Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Florida, Cape Cod, harbors, even Tall Ships can be viewed at the Aerials Only Gallery. For hours and directions to our Wareham gallery, click here.

Wishing you fair winds and calm waters.


Tartan Rendezvous, 7/22/07

We took boat shots at the Point Independence Yacht Club Cuttyhunk Cruise on Sunday July 4, 2004. All images are posted.

We took boat shots at the Cape Cod Bass & Blues Tournament on Saturday July 10 from 1:00 pm till 3:30 pm. All images will be posted on Wednesday, July 21, 2004.

We took boat shots at the Boston Big Game Fishing Club's Monster Shark Tournament 2004 at Oak Bluffs on Saturday July 17 from 4:00 pm till 6:30 pm. All images will be posted on Saturday, July 24, 2004.

Here are the photos from BoatShots 2003 Tournaments.

Here are some our Favorite Boat Pictures from 2002 Tournaments.

Here are the photos from BoatShots 2002 Tournaments.

© All Rights Reserved. Boat Shots photographs are protected by Federal Copyright. Reproduction without written consent is forbidden and very bad karma.