If you’ve been on the dating scene for a while, you will know how important a profile picture is.
If you’re new to it, you’re probably wondering what all the fuss is about and can’t you just take a bathroom selfie like everyone else?
I’ve got news for you. The bathroom selfie is out, the professional photographer is in!
Because we are well passed 1999 and now everyone is online dating. Ok, maybe not everyone but there has been a serious surge in this trend and you my friend, are literally one in a million.
Your dating photo is the sole reason that someone will stop and take notice. Your profile and bio are secondary because if they don’t like the way you look, they’ve moved on before they even catch your tagline!
You don’t need to look like a filtered megastar to attract attention, you just need a good photographer who knows what your matches are looking for (that’s me, by the way).
I’ll back myself up.
- According to a survey conducted by Carphone Warehouse, 86% of both men and women prefer a full length shot over a head and shoulders one.
- One for the men – A picture of you outside can lead to 19% more messages according to makeofus.com
- Tinder thinks that smiling can increase your chances of a message by 17%
- And (here’s the big one), 70% of men surveyed by Zoosk said that they would prefer their photo to be shot by a professional photographer.
So, whilst you’re asking your friends to take a picture or you’re raising your phone above your head (to avoid the inevitable double chin), ask yourself, is this really the best you can do?
Here’s 5 reasons why I think you need to hire a professional photographer for your dating photos
1 - They know what we’re doing
It’s likely that they’ve been on the same dating journey you are on, and they know the do’s and don’ts of the dating world. They’ve done the research for you, so they know how to make you look good with little effort.
2 - They will show the best of you
A professional photographer won’t need to use filters to make you look good. They will know the most natural poses, the best places to shoot, and even the clothes that look good on camera.
3 - They will make is easy for you
A good photographer will put you at ease. They will guide you from start to finish and even if you go into the session nervous, you will come out full of confidence.
4 – It’s an investment in yourself
You wouldn’t hesitate in getting headshots done for a LinkedIn profile for your professional life so why not put the same time and effort into your personal life? You will look back on these photos for years to come and it will bring nothing but great memories.
5 – They will make you stand out
The most important reason to hire a professional dating photographer is because they know how to make you stand out online. They know the type of photos that attract attention (in the right way) and you will inevitably gain more messages and interest in your profile.
Working with the right photographer is important. You need to find one who really understands your journey and spends time getting to know you and your personality.
It’s vital that they understand who you are because your dating profile picture should give an instant view into what it’s like to be with you. Your personality should shine through like the glowing star you are!
If you’re serious about online dating, then get serious about investing in yourself. In today’s world, hiring a professional dating photographer is a popular route to take so leave your nerves behind and just roll with it.