About Us

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.
— Henry Ford



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Before pursuing photography professionally, before becoming a licensed drone pilot, before UP Media Team was even an idea . . . There was Blake Cardoza with a GoPro on a kite, trying to capture the perfect view of his hometown, San Jose. While it didn’t quite work out the way he thought, it did spark the passion for photography that would later lead to the development of UP Media Team.  

Founded in 2014 by Blake Cardoza and Todd Grilli, UP Media Team is comprised of a group of talented individuals not only invested in their craft but also in each other as creators and visionaries.  


UP Media Team caters to  Real Estate Agents, Interior Designers, and various other industry professionals. Our beginnings and specialty are in Real Estate photography and videography. However, we also work in architectural, landscape, and interior photography. Our photographers are all licensed and insured drone pilots who work with the best equipment the industry has to offer in order to provide clients with a high-quality product. 

As a business and as creators ourselves, UP Media Team's goal is to provide clients with exactly what they need. Whether a client is trying to "sell a home" or "tell a story", we are dedicated to delivering a multilayered dynamic product that enhances and highlights their vision. UP Media Team is here to help create, develop and execute our client's photo and video production.



"  Your Vision. Our Lens. "




Blake Cardoza



Todd Grilli

Photographer, Videographer

Photographer, Videographer

Javier Duarte

Videographer, Editor

Videographer, Editor

Andrew Back

Partners & Affiliates

Firestone Films

The Marketing Arm



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