Desert Lens crafts premium real estate imagery for residential and commercial agents in Phoenix that capture attention and build their brand.

We do it all — TruLens® photos, drone imagery, video tours, 3D Tours, 2D Floorplans, virtual staging, social media walkthrough reels, and over fifteen other imagery services.

And we do it well — the trifecta of quality, pop, and grabbing attention are the north star we’ve followed for four years in business.

Real estate photography occurs at the intersection of art and technology. Desert Lens aims to creatively leverage both, steeping our photographers in the art of the craft and leveraging technological innovation. From virtual staging and architectural visualizations to social media offerings like walkthrough reels and virtual timelapses, we aim not to follow the latest trends in the Phoenix real estate market, but create them.

We’re here to capture attention for your clients and help build your brand as a modern, tech-savvy agent who knows how to list in the age of the internet.



Born and raised in Gilroy, CA — the Garlic Capital of the World — Cole ventured out to Arizona to attend Northern Arizona University, earning a Bachelor’s in Public Relations and Aerospace. Growing up in and around airplanes, his love of aviation brought him to Phoenix for flight school where he earned his commercial pilots license and co-founded Desert Lens Real Estate Photography. Cole’s passions for flight and cinematography have led to many rad experiences from flying drones for Hulu’s Taste the Nationfilming Olympic athletes in training, and flying missions for Pilots and Paws. He also enjoys the business side of Desert Lens and Denver Lens, which he leads with persistent action and a bold, nationwide vision.


Ethan was born and raised in Phoenix, and of all places, picked up a passion for photography while pedaling a bicycle across the United States. His photographs of the journey were printed in newspapers and illustrated news interviews helping his brother and him raise over $96,000 for Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Since, he’s been romping about the world with pen and camera in hand, sharing experiences, insights, and ideas on his blog. Based in Phoenix for longer than he’s been in one place for a while, he’s “totally stoked” by the opportunity to get paid to play with the light on your property and showcase it in the best form possible.


We serve Phoenix, Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, Carefree, Cave Creek, New River, Anthem, Morristown, Sun City, Surprise, Peoria, Glendale, Goodyear, Buckeye, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, Gold Canyon and Apache Junction.

If you’re outside our service area, give us a call at (602) 753-4818 anyway! We may be willing to venture further out to your property (especially if there’s good hiking or mountain biking nearby).