About Us

About LaVanture and Blue


Heather LaVanture
Book Keeping & More!

Jason's beautiful wife Heather spends her weekends working BlueLaVaMedia. She's the glue that makes sure all of the employees get paid on time!

Meg Paxton
Professional Photographer

Meg Paxton has been photographing virtual tours and real estate photos for BlueLaVaMedia now since 2010.

Tom Auch
Aerial Drone Pilot

Tom Auch is a licensed pilot and has played a key role in BlueLaVaMedia's new Aerial Drone photography division. Tom helped BlueLaVaMedia coordinate just over 200 aerial drone operations in the greater Northern Michigan region in our opening year of 2016.

Beth Nixon
Professional Photographer

Beth came to team BlueLaVaMedia in 2016 to help alleviate the steady demand for our professional photography services seven days a week. Beth jumps in to pick up photo shoots on Saturdays and Sundays. Beth spends her weekdays working for RTV, Inc as their Lead Image Processor.

Melissa Bernazzani
Professional Photographer

Melissa is BlueLaVaMedia's newest full time photographer and we were lucky to have her join our growing team in late 2016. Melissa comes to BlueLaVa already as an experienced professional photographer. She is a US Army veteran, holds a BA in Art History and a minor in photography. She has spent several months training with Jim Blue to learn our routine and TrueBlue Photography methods. Welcome to the team Melissa!

Derek Austin Conradical II
Professional Drone Video Editor

Derek came to BlueLaVaMedia to assist with our real estate drone division here that we started up in 2016. We're proud to say that in our first year we produced just over 200 aerial drone videos for local real estate professionals here in the Traverse City, Michigan market. Derek plays a key role in this process as he downloads, edits and delivers the majority of these jobs. Thanks for all you do Conradical! Love saying your name too.

In this challenging real estate market, the proper presentation of listings has become increasingly more important. With 85% of home shoppers turning to the Internet before they pickup the phone it is now more important than ever to increase your reach online and deliver a lasting impression. Please allow us to introduce ourselves on behalf of www.BlueLaVaMedia.com, Northern Michigan’s property marketing experts.

Whether you are a listing agent or an owner of a local business large or small our services are just what you need to turn heads and make you look your very best. Our wide variety of services include state of the art interactive 360 virtual tours, professional photography services, powerful slideshow presentations, interactive 2d and 3d floor plan services, 3d walkthrough video presentations, colorful and vibrant listing flyers, panoramic sign riders, single property websites, listing syndication services, professional voice talent and so much more!

Our virtual tour exposure engine is currently something that no other virtual tour company in northern Michigan offers. We distribute real estate listings and virtual tours to over 100 portal sites world wide. Listing syndication just makes sense. You know that when you generate more exposure for your listings, they are likely to sell faster and for more money. If you are a real estate agent or a business owner we can also show you how to make your website receive more traffic.

www.BlueLaVaMedia.com is a locally owned Traverse City, MI virtual tour company with team members Jason LaVanture and Jim Blue. Jason LaVanture is the founder and Vice President of www.realtourvision.com, the # 1 ranking virtual tour company and virtual tour software provider in the World. Jason brings nearly nine years of internet savvy and expertise to the table. With Real Tour Vision servicing over sixty thousand real estate agents world wide and over 1500 virtual tour providers in his network, he knows what services and functionality are needed on a local or national level.

Jim Blue has nearly 35 years of professional photography experience. He has designed and taught independent photo classes in both silver-halide and digital imaging for over 20 years. Jim was the former owner of Blue Photo Co Inc, a retail camera store and photo-finishing lab. Jim was responsible for managing employees, sales strategies, developing ad campaigns, marketing and distributing advertising to many types of media outlets. Here are some of Jim’sphotos of Traverse City

Together LaVanture and Blue’s talents come together to create Northern Michigan’s premiere virtual tour company and property marketing firm. Give us a call today and let us help you and your company look your very best online.