Sales & Marketing

Sales & Marketing

Professional Drone Photography RFP

Sales & Marketing

Professional Drone Photography RFP


Professional Drone Photography RFP

The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel is now accepting proposals for video and photography services taken by drone. The deadline for submissions is March 5, 2018 at 5pm. 

We are seeking creative and inspiring drone footage and photography stills to be used in marketing materials. Assets shot from a drone would help us expand the stories we tell potential visitors. That’s why we’re looking for a partner who is as passionate about drone photography as we are about sharing our destination.


The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel preserves and shares some of the most natural beaches in Southwest Florida. On our islands, there are no high-rise buildings and limited development. Native wildlife outnumbers human residents. We boast one of the largest mangrove estuaries in the U.S., and more whole seashells roll onto our shores than anywhere else in the world. From the top down, our landscapes, attractions and range of activities provide unique and interesting scenes to capture. 


The final deliverable will include 10 videos that are at least 30 seconds in length, and 10 photography stills. Where appropriate, we encourage including a subject to show scale and scope of the environment, such as zooming out from a couple on the beach to show how much of the long shoreline they have to themselves.

Creative executions are encouraged, but certain locations and activities will be required at the discretion of The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel. Locations and activities could include but are not limited to:

  • The Fort Myers Beach Pier
  • The Downtown River District
  • Barrier islands like Sanibel, Captiva, North Captiva, Cayo Costa and Useppa
  • Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve
  • Sanibel Island Lighthouse
  • Sanibel Causeway
  • Matlacha Island
  • Mangrove preserves
  • Kayak/paddleboarding
  • Boating on the water
  • Parasailing
  • Jet skiing
  • Fishing
  • “Shell Yeah” written in sand


  • Link to online portfolio of work
  • Day rate
  • Your active social channels (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
  • Number of subscribers per social channel
  • Professional references
  • Applicants must possess proficiency in slow motion, time lapse techniques and editing skills
  • Applicants must be FAA-licensed with liability insurance
  • Submit to


All assets submitted to The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel become the property of the Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau to be used exclusively in marketing communications. Usage rights would be indefinite for TV, print, digital and outdoor.


Flying of drones above nature preserves and federal lands requires proper permits and clearances. The drone service provider must be willing to work with our staff to secure the required permissions through relevant federal, state and county agencies before shoot dates, and maintain required licenses and registrations.

Email to Apply!