Bald male sat in a doorway, wearing a stripey shirt, smiling and looking into the distance

Before and after: Colin

Back in September, a lovey guy called Colin got in touch to book a dating photo shoot.

He only needed a few photos to get him started so he opted for our small photo shoot package which lasted around 30 minutes. The location was Wollaton Park, Nottingham and we wandered around exchanging dating stories.


Wollaton Park is one of our favourite dating photo shoot locations as it’s so relaxing and picturesque. At the time of this particular shoot (around 4pm) there was hardly anyone about – in fact it was deserted. A lot of clients are relieved when there are fewer onlookers but in all honesty, it’s better when busier as having more people to have a nosy at distracts people from the camera and gets them looking around all over the place – resulting in some really cool shots.

Selecting Colin’s photos

Colin’s chosen photography package included three high resolution digital photos. Many clients ask us to choose their photos for them and this was the case with Colin. When choosing on behalf of a client, we always go for our personal favourites based on which would grab our attention and encourage us at We Just Clicked HQ to want to tap through to learn more about someone.

Before the photo shoot

At the time of booking his photo shoot, Colin had been dating for around one month. He chose to give Plenty of Fish a try and uploaded some of his own photos to begin with. He was kind enough to share a couple of them with us.

Your main profile photo should always be of you and you only. By all means, use photos of you with other people within your profile – you should have a balance. But the reason to invest in eye-catching dating photos in the first place is to get people’s attention and encourage them to read your profile. If your main image doesn’t stand out, potential partners may not go any further – missing many opportunities for chats and dates!
In summary, the first photo is a little cluttered, has too many people (and a baby) in it and the photo is generally quite flat in terms of colour and contrast.

His second photo, again, is very cluttered and has a lot of people in it – we love Colin’s shirt in this one though! Just with a few minor tweaks (not filters) this photo could be so much brighter and clearer.

After the photo shoot

As mentioned, we shot and selected three photos for Colin. And it was difficult to choose just three. He uploaded his new photos over the past few days and has already seen an increase in attention.

Colin's old dating profile photo
Bald male in stripey shirt smiling and looking into the distance
Bald male in stripey shirt, leaning on a sculpture and looking into the distance
Male client head shot in front of red telephone box
Black and white photo of a bald male in stripey shirt smiling and looking into the camera

A huge thank you to Colin for sharing his pre-photo-shoot dating photos. The difference is just incredible!

We think he’s going to knock ’em dead – watch out ladies!

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