The Importance of
Professional Dating Photography
One of the most common questions we get is, "Is dating photography a thing?" Yes, it is quite literally a thing and the best thing ever for someone in the dating game. If you are unable to find the match that you want or are being looked over by women or men even on an app like Tinder, then it's important to take a close hard look at those dating photos. In fact, with many dating platforms being picture first, like Tinder, the prospect's first impression of your profile picture needs to be the best it can. It would help if you made a good enough impression for the prospect to tap on your picture profile and browse through some of those other pictures you uploaded before reading the bio.
The vast majority of people on Tinder, Bumble, or Hinge, for example, will never read the bio without first being lured in by a photo that, for them, has potential. It is often subtle cues that signal to a prospect they should take a closer look at you. Dating photography specializes in making sure that not only are you seen in the best light, but that those subtle cues are more prominent. That's why dating photography is an instrumental part of building a dating profile that helps you attract the right people. However, a lot more goes into dating photography, which includes research into what attracts the people you want to date. Everyone is different and is attracted to an entirely different set of physical or facial attributes. It goes without saying that specific facial and physical attributes are more attractive for some people than others.
Dating photographs need to be honest and show off those so-called "best attributes" without appearing overdone. Yes, we know it's confusing, but there is often a thin line between having an attractive dating photograph or one that comes across as being extensively edited. Today, people are much more capable of spotting a doctored image, which will almost always take points off your credibility score. If anything, you never want to come across as being dodgy in your dating profile.
Interestingly, when you hire a professional dating photographer, you are getting an edge over the competition, especially considering that 85% of people on dating websites use selfies. Many also have photos taken by someone they are close to and—worst of all—use a multitude of filters, all of which work to their disadvantage.
As dating photographers, we know that you have about 3 seconds to make an initial, great impression. Those initial 3 seconds can make or break your profile. That's why we work so hard to make sure our clients send out the right subliminal cues. Our dating photographers help you gain those extra seconds (long enough for the prospect to read your bio). Speaking of which, we tend to think your pictures a lot more critical than your bio, but a well-written bio will mean that a lot of those prospects attracted by your dating profile picture are motivated to contact you. The first step to ensuring that we get your dating profile right is to consult with us. Dating photography requires us to create a profile of who you're trying to attract and then take photos just for them. It isn't uncommon for us to take several dozen photos before we short through to figure out which ones will have the most impact.