Is it stupid to hire a professional photographer for an online dating photo?
I get contacted all the time for people looking to do online dating photos and clients looking for a real photo of themselves. Having an professional online dating headshot done can really up your game with finding the perfect match. I say, hiring a professional is the best way to get the best photo of yourself!
When looking to do an online dating photo you don't want to use a cropped photo of another photo of you with another person. People will question, is that the ex? You want this photo to represent you as someone who is worth taking the time to get to know, because you took the time to get a great photo done.
I have been in business for over 16 years and can help you really show the true person you are with a great photo. You can get a photo on a simple background or we can make a great photo shoot, with action shots and real photos of you, doing what you love! To find that perfect match, having things in common is a great way to start.
Tips for making your Online Dating Profile stand out?
First and foremost, you want your photo to represent you. If sitting and reading a book is not you, we will not photograph you sitting and reading a book. If you like to run along the Charles, lets do it! We can get some action shots of you, and then have you stand with your running gear on, so you can attract the running partner you want in your life!
Truth be told, You want to be yourself in the photo, you don't want a stuffy headshot as your main photo. It's great that you have a clean neat photo that is well lit, but for a photo for an online dating profile you want something that jumps off the page. I have dreams of taking photos of a swimmer or gymnast in action for a dating profile. How cool would that be?! It would be interesting, show your talent and people will click on it just to see it. My motto is, be different. What's the saying? Be a unicorn in a pack of horses? You get the idea!
Where should you go for your photo?
That is entirely up to you. I will ask you a few questions about the look you are going for, what you are into. From there we can make a plan about the right background for your session, You can bring your dog (I love dogs), and we can talk about where you are from and what speaks to you. To give you a quick idea, I would take a little test. Word association:
Beach or Pool
Forest or Park
City or Suburb
Quiet or loud
Coffee shop or bar
Dave Matthews or James Taylor (Okay, I'm kidding on that one.)
These answers will help me find the right place for you.
How do you get great headshots?
2. Find a great photographer
3. Find a great location
4. Pick a flattering color and outfit
5. Smile and be real, it will be over before you know it!