Grown from a passion for visual storytelling and new technology, Southern Skies Imaging is an elite aerial photography business serving the southeastern United States.


Ben and Adam saw a unique opportunity to jump in at the beginning of a fast-growing industry. Southern Skies Imaging is a company dedicated to providing the best service to our clients, staying ahead of the curve, and constantly improving our craft.


The Team


We are a family-run team who saw an incredible opportunity to join an industry full of innovation, technical challenges, problem solving, and, most importantly, creativity. 


Ben Hicks
Creative Director, Senior Pilot

Ben is a Part 107 certified pilot who has wanted to fly helicopters for the aerial photography industry ever since high school. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 2013 with a degree in Mass Media Arts. He has worked in the video production departments of several organizations, and most recently started his own Video Production company. Although it's not in a big, manned aircraft, Ben is excited to be taking the controls behind the perfect combination of dream and passion.


Adam Hicks
General Counsel

Adam is an attorney with a strong and diverse background including estate planning, in-house counsel, regulatory oversight, private practice, prosecution, operations, and he has extensive sales and communication training. He graduated from the United State Naval Academy, and after 6 years of service as a Surface Warfare Officer, he earned his J.D. from Mercer University. His background in regulatory oversight gives Southern Skies Imaging a unique advantage in navigating the FAA and its Part 107 guidelines.


Addison Hicks
Operations Director

Addison is also a Part 107 certified pilot. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a BBA in Management Information Systems. While he was there, he discovered his passion for entrepreneurship and looks forward to combining it with his skill set and existing passions to help Southern Skies continue to grow.