More and more of us are turning to Online Dating to find our love-match. Whether it’s through an app such as ‘Tinder’ or ‘Bumble’ or a more traditional service like ‘Plenty of Fish’ and ‘eHarmony’, a good selection of natural yet good quality photos is important to make the best first impression. Professional and up to date photographs help you stand out from the crowd. Here are a few tips to help you when considering the visual aspects of your online dating profile.
Online Dating: How to Make Your Profile Stand Out with Amazing Portrait Photography
1. Forget the Selfie!
Selfies are good fun but you’re worth more than that. With professional photos, you’ll come across as someone that invests time in themselves and that is serious about finding someone to love.
2. Keep Your Photos Current…
Research shows that most online daters are honest about their age and appearance, but it can be tempting not to be. If you’re serious about meeting someone, remember that they will see you in the flesh eventually. Being honest upfront ensures that there will be no unexpected surprises later on. No photos from ten years ago – keep it fresh!
3. Look Happy and Confident!
A smile goes a long way and it is the job of the professional photographer to ensure you look your relaxed and confident best. They will know where and how to place you to bring out your best features and how to bring out those gorgeous and non-forced natural smiles. Did you know that shooting a woman from slightly above makes her eyes look bigger and is more flattering? For a man, slightly below works best to bring out the masculinity.
4. Fill Your Profile…
Most sites allow at least five photographs on their member’s profiles. So why not use this space and give potential matches more eye-candy so they can make an informed choice? Choose a photographer who spends time with different scenarios and doesn’t limit the selection of photographs too much.
5. Most Successful Photos?
Statistically, dating photos with the most clicking action are those in the landscape orientation and that show at least some of the body. Extreme close-ups suggest something to hide as did wide angled, far away shots. Generally people want to get a fair idea of your body-shape as well as facial features. Smiles please men most about female photos, and pride seems attractive to women looking at men. The bottom line is not to hide, but display with pride your most pleasing features.
6. Age is no Barrier!
Whatever your age, there is someone out there for you. There are people looking for love and friendship all over the Internet from age 18 to 70 and beyond. Whoever you are at whatever age, there is someone looking for someone just like you. A professional profile photograph should show off all your best features and attract others to wanting to know more.
7. Enjoy the Experience…
Your photo shoot should be a fun experience. Time to invest in doing something for you is time all too easily forgotten about these days. I’m here to give you an enjoyable time that is all about you. You should come away from it feeling confident and optimistic that Mr or Miss Right is just around the corner…
ONLINE DATING PROFILE PHOTOGRAPHY SHOOT
For a shoot of 1-2 hours in a location(s) of your choice with all edited files provided by upload. Approx. 50 photographs provided in a mixture of colour and black and white.