919-791-8870 rody@embracing.today

Showcase Your Business

Reach more customers

  • Enhance your Google Maps presence with
    • – 360 photos and 360 virtual tours through your business
    • – Aerial photos of your business
  • Improve your web presence with
    • – Information that differentiates you

What We Offer

Increased web visibility through better search results enabling your customers to be more informed on what you have to offer

360 Photos

Attract new online customers

360 photos enable your customers to make informed buying decisions and provide insight missing from a standard image or video

Stand out and enhance your Google search results

360 photos enhance online visibility in Google search engine results as well as on Google Maps

Mobile Device Friendly

Your audience can experience your 360 Virtual Tour and 360 Photos on mobile devices such from cell phones, laptops and tablets

360 Virtual Tours

Bring your business to life

360 virtual tours bring viewers into the image, into the experience, letting them interact in ways still photos and video can’t

Improve search results to increase customer reach

360 virtual tours have a significant effect on Search Engine Ranking while using dramatically less bandwidth than video

Google is optimized for 360 virtual tours

Increase your business visibility in Google and reach new customers

Aerial Photos

Offers a unique view of a business

Aerial photography offers an improved vantage point

Provides a more complete business view

Aerial photographs can provide a complete view of the entire perimeter of a property and what is in the neighborhood

Stand Out From the Competition

Utilize the latest technology to showcase your business

Still Photos

Visual Story-Telling

Clearly convey who and what your business is

Stand out from the crowd

Stock images won’t give you the individuality that your company requires

A personal touch

A still photograph depicts the reality of the products and people in your company

Website

Your customers expect it

If you don’t have a business website, today’s digital-savvy (and impatient) customers may look elsewhere

You'll show up in Google search results

81 percent of consumers perform online research before making a purchase

Competitive advantage

Just by simply being online, your business will gain credibility and showcase your products and services

Improve your customers’ experience and reach new customers!

Over 80% of all consumers looking for LOCAL services, products or information, start their investigation using the Google search engine

360 Photos

360 Photos Tour

Aerial Photos

Still Photos

Web Presence

Pricing

Photography

Selected photos…

  • Will be posted to Google Maps
  • Will be viewable via Google Street View (360s and 360 virtual tours) and Maps
  • Can be uploaded to your website
    • – Support can be provided to update your website at the hourly rate
  • Can be highlighted in Social Media (e.g. Facebook, Instagram)

* Price is per photo used from a collection of photos taken during the photo shoot
** For aerial photos, if more than one visit is requested, the first photo from each visit will be $25

Web Presence

Frequently Asked Questions

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General Questions

How do I get started?

To get started, we will arrange a meeting with you to discuss what you need and what you want showcased. From this meeting, we will provide a free quote for your consideration. If you decide to move ahead with your project, we will schedule a convenient time to proceed.

What preparation should I do before a shoot?

Make the space look exactly how you want your audience to see it! Make sure unsightly items like bins, coats and paperwork are tucked away out of sight. Essentially, just make sure the space looks clean and tidy.

How do I update my existing website?

If you don’t know how to update your existing website we can add the new photos for you at an hourly rate. Since all websites are not equal, we won’t be able to provide an estimate of time required, which could be from minutes to hours, until we are able to log into your site administrator.

How many photos will be taken to be chosen from?

A reasonable number of photos will be taken to provide options.

We have ideas of our own. Can we try them?

You bet! Be prepared to discuss any suggestions or requests. Let us know what you’re thinking. We are always up for trying new things. Think of your customers and what they would want to see and experience.

Do I have the right to use the photographs for other purposes?

Yes, you will be given the photos to incorporate onto your website, social media, ads, etc.

Keep in mind that by signing the agreement provided, you will also license the use of the photos to Google who will publish the imagery.

We will retain the right to use the images and 360 Virtual Tour.

We need to reschedule. What is your policy?

We will do our best to work with you to reschedule, but we are in an area for a short period of time.

Still have questions?

360 Photos and 360 Virtual Tours

Why can't I do this myself?

You can make 360 photos with your smartphone, but they don't have the same quality and most of the time have stitch issues. Only Google Trusted Street View Photographers can offer 360 virtual tours to be posted on Google. We have worked extensively to be certified and trained on the best techniques to create the most beautiful experience of your business. We protect your brand and present great imagery of your business.

Why do I want to hire a Trusted Google Photographer?

Only Google Trusted Photographers can create 360 virtual tours for Google. These tours can build trust with your customers by providing a high-quality virtual tour that lets people experience your location before they arrive. These immersive, virtual experiences inspire greater confidence among prospective guests and patrons. A trusted professional for hire can help you more easily create and publish your virtual tour.

Trusted Photographers and Trusted Agencies are independent contractors/businesses that are not employed by Google, agents of Google or affiliated with Google in any way. Google has certified these trusted photographers because they meet Google’s standards of quality for taking the feature pictures and panoramic pictures, uploading them, moderating them and eventually publishing them on Google properties.

Where does the 360 virtual tour show on Google?

Once published, your 360 Virtual Tour may appear in a variety of Google products and services, including Google Search, Google Maps, Street View, Google Earth, Google +, and other Google products. Published content may also appear within third–party sites that use Google embeddable widgets or the Google Maps API.

Do I need to have a website to leverage 360 photos or a 360 virtual tour?

No, You do not need a website to take advantage of the benefits of 360 photos or a 360 virtual tour. The 360 photos and 360 virtual tour will be uploaded to Google Maps and Google Street View. There is no cost from Google for this service. Your customers will experience your business through these photos and 360 virtual tour leveraging the Google platform. The 360 photos and the 360 virtual tour can also be incorporated into your website and social media for a bigger impact.

What is the difference between a still photo, a video and a 360 photo?

Still images and video are flat and passive. The viewer remains an outside observer. The real strength of the internet is interactivity. 360 Photos and 360 Virtual Tours are interactive.

  • Still images say, "Look at this, and only this."
  • Video says, "Look at this and this and this and this and..."
  • 360 photos say, "Experience this, interact with this!"

How long does it take to complete a 360 virtual tour?

This can depend on our work schedule at the time and how many tours you need. To shoot one tour can take anywhere between 30 minutes to a couple of hours. The complex part is when we stitch the images together which depending on the complexity of the room can take from just 30 minutes up to a few hours. Typically, a single tour can be developed within 1 to 2 days.

Aerial Photos

What kind of aerial photos are possible?

There are a number of aerial photo options

  • 360 aerial photos will provide a complete view of a property and what is around it. It can be taken at various heights to show different details (e.g. 50 to 400 elevation)
  • Panoramic aerial photos can provide a complete view of a side (i.e. front) of a business
  • Still aerial photos from different locations (e.g. each side, corners) and heights

Are you licensed to fly your drone for commercial use?

Yes! We are FAA-licensed drone pilots having received the Remote Pilot Certificate from the FAA under the FAA’s Small UAS Rule (14 CFR part 107).

  • Remote Pilot Certificate Number and Small UAS Certification Number are available upon request

About Us

Denise Barlock and Dave Schultz

What does a retired IBMer and a retired Capital One Database Operations Manager do in retirement? We moved into a Class A motorhome and now travel the United States full time! We have a love of photo journalism through aerial photography, 360 photos and general photography. As we travel the United States, we enjoy photographing our beautiful country and the people in it. Google Maps has enabled us to keep track of where we’ve been and what we have seen. It is through this evolutionary involvement with Google Maps that we have become a Google Trusted Photographer and are now able to offer our experience to small businesses as we travel.

Photos Posted to Google Maps

Google Photo Views

Number of 360 photos posted to Google Maps

Google 360 Photo Views

Contact Us

Let's Work Together!

Email

rody@embracing.today

Phone

(919) 791 - 8870

Address

Wherever we're parked...

Mailing address:
500 Westover Drive #10063
Sanford, NC 27330

We look forward to working with you!