Sibylle Allgaier

Photographer, video shooter, owner,
heli + airplane + drone pilot

Our Crew

Bill Imbriale fueling our Cessna Cardinal

Pierre Funka – helicopter CFII

Christoph Lackner – heli + airplane pilot
Drone pilot + guru par excellence

Stan Ausmus – video editing

click to see our Client List

To capture the essence of the form… the beauty of the setting…
to satisfy the needs of the client

The creative force behind Heliphoto, Sibylle Allgaier, has been taking photographs passionately all her adult life. She started her LA based company in 1992 with a dedication to the pursuit of excellence. An uncompromising commitment to quality and service distinguish Heliphoto in the aerial photography industry. Our satisfied long-term clients and their recommendations are at the core of our success.


Sibylle Allgaier started her professional career shooting from helicopters and shooting architectural projects on the ground all over Southern CA.

As her love of flying deepened, she became a helicopter pilot and added a fixed wing rating. Being a pilot allows her to judge the weather, navigate to the locations efficiently, get the most out of FAA controllers and most importantly, communicate effectively with pilots to get the perfect positioning for your shots. To be able to concentrate on the best angles, she prefers to handle the camera and leave flying to the pilot in the busy LA airspace. In 2011 Heliphoto bought a Cessna Cardinal to be able to do more cross-country work.

In 2014 Sibylle put together her first drone with the help of Heliphoto tech guru/pilot Christoph Lackner. We enjoy flying and shooting with drones ever since. Adding new skills to our arsenal of photographic, aviation and imaging knowledge satisfies our innate curiosity and desire to learn.

WB Enterprise, CCR registered, DUNS 102882367, NAICS 541922, SIC 7335

Professional Affiliations

Christoph Ammann
Flight Planning – Lugano, Lago Maggiore, Switzerland

Aerial Photographers Network

Links to quality aerial photographers, personally know  to us:


Air-to-Air Aeropix – Chad Slattery
San Francisco Aerial Archives – Herb Lingl
NorCal Hawkeye Photography – Joel Avila
Utah Photographic Solutions – Allen McBean
Washington Soundview Aerial – Dan Crowell
Idaho Idaho Airships – Leo Geis
Wyoming Wyoming Aero Photo – Rita Donham
Colorado Airphoto NA – John Wark
Houston Skycam Aerial – Richard Ebbs

Chicago Aerialscapes – Curtis Waltz
Michigan Aerial Assoc. Photography – John Sullivan
Nashville Phoenix Aerial Photography – Paul Cardel
North Carolina Skysite Images – Charlie Sarratt
Maryland Aloft Aerial Photography – Hunter Harris
New York Skyview Survey – David Margolis
Hawaii Hawaiian Images – Brian Powers
Ohio Focal Plane Photography – Yvonne Sanderson
Florida JoeBay Aerial – Debbie Hooper


Quebec Photo Helico – Yves Tremblay
England Heliview – David White
Sweden Hawkeye Flygfoto – Max Marcus
Singapore Aerial Marine – Laurie Gilbert
Denmark – Jesper Larsen