DATING PROFILE photoshoots
first impressions are everything.
The world of online dating can be pretty cut-throat. You can be the best looking person in the world but if the first photo on your dating profile is pixelated or far away or poorly-lit, rapid-swiping thumbs will swipe on by.
If you only have photos with your mates, no one wants to play detective to figure out which one is you. If you only have one photo, others may think you're a catfish. If all your photos are selfies from identical angles, people might start to wonder if you're even 3D. I repeat: first impressions are everything.
it takes only 1/10th of a second to form an impression of a stranger from a photo
association for psychological science
A photoshoot between 1 and 2.5 hours long
Unlimited outfit changes
Bring props, friends or pets if you like!
Location ideas include (and can be a mixture of):
A place where you do a hobby
Starting at £175 and including 5-15 final images
"The photoshoot was really professional. I felt totally at ease and was able to rely on Nina’s expertise and creativity to create some fantastic photos. In terms of the dating apps, I noticed a difference straight away and have been on a few great dates since."
"i have a signature selfie look that i don't like to deviate from, but nina made me realise i can look good from other angles too and i loved the photos she took of me!"
"nina made me look (and feel) natural and relaxed, which is exactly what i wanted for my dating profile. i was worried about professional photos coming across as try-hard or cheesy, but they really don't, and they've definitely increased my quality and quantity of matches."
"Nina is a Very sweet and friendly young lady. She gave me enough time to prepare, was very patient and extremely professional. She knows how and where to capture the best images at the right moment. The photos were truly amazing; state of the art. I am highly impressed and satisfied with the end result. The service was fast and efficient with no delay, and delivered on time, as promised. These photos will change my life soon."
UPDATE: "I am now engaged to a very beautiful woman and we are moving to barcelona together next year!"
"i'm so glad i did this! what nina's doing is really important and underrated. if you want to up your love-life game, definitely invest in good photos. they've definitely helped me attract the type of person i could see myself with."
"nina was fantastic. she's got some really creative ideas and showed me the photos as we were going along. i had so much fun. thank you!"
giving yourself the best chance to meet the right person.
I'm worried about not looking genuine because my photos weren't taken with a smartphone.
The aim is to capture you in your natural state. I'm not about the catfish look! You can always mix your professional images with photos of you and your friends to add some variety.
Do I need a range of different photos to portray different parts of my life on my profile?
If you had an allowance of 6 images on your profile, I would suggest one headshot to show your face clearly, one shot further away (full length or cut off at the waist), one shot of you doing something you love (sport or hobby), one lifestyle shot (e.g. in a cafe, travelling or with friends), and the rest can be anything!
Do you do video?
I know Hinge allows you to add a short video, which is a great way to spice up your profile. I can include some video footage in your shoot without it looking too staged or over-professional, at no extra charge.
Will you take photos of me doing a sport or hobby?
Sure! If your sport or hobby needs to take place in a particular location, we can use that space to capture you doing what you love before or after taking your other portraits. Most of my portraits have a very blurred background with the focus is solely on you, so we don't need to be too picky about what the location looks like for the rest of the shots.
I'm nervous and feel uncomfortable in front of a camera! Will I be good at this?
All you need to do is be yourself, and I'll help you do that as much as I can. You don't need any previous experience of being in front of a camera, and you don't need to try hard - see it as us just hanging out! I usually start off in a cafe, and we can chill out and chat over a coffee (and also get a few snaps) - that usually helps to relax people. I get told a lot that I make people feel comfortable during a shoot, so that's nice to know!
If there's anything else you would like to know, get in touch.
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