Sam Shoge launched Shore Studios in the Spring of 2017 to deliver commercial and consumer drone applications to the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Using the latest in sUAS (small unmanned aerial system) technology, Shore Studios can capture aerial content--in the form of 4k video and high-definition photography--that is beautiful, engaging, and cost effective. 

Prior to having his entrepreneurial spirit ignited, Shoge began flying drones recreationally after receiving a DJI Phantom 3 Standard during the holidays. Shoge spent countless hours honing the craft of aerial photography and videography using his first drone to fly throughout Chestertown and Kent County, Maryland. After his video highlight reels of Chestertown, Betterton, and Washington College captured more than 50,000 views on Facebook, Shoge quickly realized the Upper Eastern Shore was severely lacking in commercial drone services. Thus began the journey of launching Shore Studios.  

Today, Shore Studios serves clients in residential and commercial real estate, construction, sailing and marine services, and agriculture.

We are FAA Part 107 Certified and encourage all potential clients who are considering drone services to ensure the remote pilot or drone operator they hire, abides by all FAA rules and regulations pertaining to safe drone operations. 

About Sam Shoge

After successfully launching Shore Studios in 2017, Sam began conceptualizing how he could bring drones to his current full-time job as Economic Development Coordinator with Talbot County Government. With the assistance from Aviation Systems Engineering Company, Shoge designed and built Talbot County's first drone program.

In addition to passionately pursuing the expansion of the commercial drone industry, Shoge continues to expand his expertise in digital and content marketing. Shoge was elected to the Chestertown Town Council in 2013 and served a 4-year term. During his time on the town council, Shoge led the development of a new website and created a marketing committee to oversee marketing initiatives. As Economic Development Coordinator, Shoge completely overhauled the communications strategy for the Department of Economic Development and Tourism. He oversaw the roll out of a new website, launched social media channels, led the design of a newsletter, and is the content writer for Talbot Works, the department's blog. Furthermore, Shoge coordinates all video projects conducted by the department. 

When not flying drones or writing blog posts, Shoge enjoys immersing himself in epic fantasy series like The Wheel of TIme by Robert Jordan. He is a passionate college football fan and enjoys cheering for the Navy Midshipman. 


August 2018: Chestertown RiverArts Juried Photography Exhibit, People’s Choice Award

December 2018: Chesapeake Bay Magazine, Best of the Bay Photo Contest Winner

January 2019: Kent County Chamber of Commerce, Best New Business of the Year

In The News

August 2017, Kent County News “Shoge Opens Shore Studios

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Want to know more about us and how we can deliver you or your company custom drone solutions? Please contact us today with your inquiry.

We can't wait to fly for you.

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