Should I Get Professional Photos for Online Dating? Blog by Los Angeles Dating Photographer, Vanie Poyey

We all know that looking through a million photos for online dating can be a daunting task, and we all know that the good ones have us stop and swipe right. But not everyone has mastered the selfie or the iPhone photo and if you’re one of those people, a professional photo can mean the difference between a swipe left and a swipe right for you.

And I’m not just saying that because I’m a photographer! Professional dating headshots are a thing! Here’s why.

  1. Show yourself in a better light. Professional photographers know how to use lighting to take flattering photos that show off your best features, giving you an edge over other singles in your area.
  2. They show that you’re serious! Pro dating shots are a great way to show you take online dating seriously and are looking for a real relationship— definitely preferable to mirror-shot selfies!
  3. You’ll feel more confident. Confidence is everything, and when you have great professional photos that represent what you really look like, that will translate into your interactions with potential dates.
  4. Build trust. Since most photographers will provide you with a variety of angles and poses, by showcasing all those images, a potential date trusts that you’ll show up looking like your photo.

If it’s in the budget, you should consider hiring a pro! Professional dating photos also give you a chance to showcase your personality and tell your story in a unique way, which can make you more attractive to potential dates. If you haven’t had professional online dating photos taken yet, you may be surprised at how much of a difference they make!

Have you ever done pro dating shots? Tell us about your experience in the comments below!