‘Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feeling after having an experience with you becomes your trademark’.
I love this and boy oh boy is it true and never more so when dating online. Whether you’re using the old hats of match or eHarmony to apps like Tinder and Luxy, your photo counts. Heck, in most cases it counts for much more than what you write! Whatever form of dating online (or matchmaking) that you’re doing, your profile is exactly the same – it’s all about selling yourself.
The hardest part? Getting your smile, personality and character across in a photo. Thank goodness then that dating photography is on the rise. Led by the awesome Saskia Nelson and her team of photographers at Saturday Nights Alright, they are the UKs dedicated dating photography service that is transforming how you look online. Forget cheesy poses. Forget bathroom selfies. Forget chopping your ex outta the photo. YOU DESERVE BETTER THAN THAT!
When dating online you have just a few seconds to show off how fabulous you are. There are thousands of people on these sites and you need to stand out if you’re in for a chance of grabbing the attention of the people you want to attract. Aside from anything though, do yourself justice, make an effort, pull out the stops – a great photo will also give you an added confidence boost.
At my London dating agency, Mutual Attraction, we know all too well how important dating photography really is which is why all our memberships come with a shoot at Saturday Nights Alright and it’s a great way to kick off the matchmaking process!
My photo Shoot
I was thrilled when Saskia invited me for a shoot to try it out first hand and a few weeks back we hit the South bank, London for out shoot. First impression? At 4.30pm, there are a lot of people around! I soon got into the swing of it though and Saskia was fab at giving me some direction and not letting on when I looked like a wooden statute! All warmed up I started ‘striking a pose’ and what could be a better backdrop than the Agape love festival that was taking place – talk about good timing!
After the shoot Saskia edits the photos and what I love about them is that whilst they’re brushed up they are still natural…..and not a cheesy shot in sight! Here’s a few photos from my session….
I LOVED my shoot, so much fun and whilst i’m not a dater myself I love having some photos which I actually like! if I were dating, you can bet your bottom dollar that I would be using one of these bright, colour popping pictures on my profile!