How Do You Take Photos for Online Dating? Blog by Vanie Poyey

Are you one of the millions of singles using online dating sites? If so, chances are you’ve already seen plenty of fuzzy, poorly lit, and out-of-focus profile pictures. With the help of a professional photographer, you can avoid these pitfalls and create a dating profile that will make your potential matches want to learn more about you. Here are three tips for making the most out of your online dating photo session!

  1. Don’t be afraid to use props! While props aren’t always necessary, tastefully incorporating them into your shots can give potential dates a lot of insight into your personality and hobbies. Perhaps you enjoy spending time on the courts, in which case you could bring a basketball to work in. Maybe you play an instrument, going on hikes, or love shopping! Think about what message you’re trying to convey to potential matches and bring along any props or accessories to help your photographer capture it.
  2. Plan out your wardrobe. Your wardrobe is essential to making  your personality shine in your photos– it helps to establish trust and show consistency throughout images. Consider bringing along a range of outfits you might wear to different events– dates, formal occasions, work, a day at the beach, etc.  This way, potential dates get a clear picture of your essence!
  3. Keep things natural. Honesty is SO important when it comes to online dating photos! People are checking out your profile to get an idea of who you really are to determine if they’re interested in meeting you, so don’t try to be anything other than who you are. This is super important to keep in mind when choosing your wardrobe or any possible props. As far as poses go, a great photographer will direct the shoot to ensure the shots look candid and natural, so follow their prompts and you’ll be golden!

The photos you use on your online dating profile can be the deciding factor in whether someone contacts you or not. GREAT photos displaying your personality and interests show your potential match that you’re worth getting to know! By following these tips, you can make sure that your photos will help you find love (or at least a date or two).

Have you ever had pro dating photos taken? Feel free to share what worked for you in the comments below!