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Dating Profile Photographers in Chicago.

Get custom, high-converting photos for your online dating profiles. It’s the best way to improve your success with online dating and match with amazing people on Tinder, Hinge, Bumble, OK Cupid and Match.com.

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Online Dating Photography in Chicago, IL.
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Photography for Online Dating in Chicago. 📸

Photography for Online Dating in Chicago. 📸

photography for online dating

Let's not beat around the bush; Chicago can be a tough city to date in. There's a lot of amazing people here so competition is fierce. Live in Uptown? Good luck convincing someone in Bridgeport to meet you for coffee. And the winter? Yeesh! 

We can help you build a dating profile that gets you as much traction as possible for dating in the Chicago area. Your photos will be accurate, eye-catching and highly swipeable.

Why hire an online dating photographer?

Because every online dating app prioritizes photos as the main deciding factor for matching. You could look like Brad Pitt in real life, but if your photos suck, you're not going to be connecting with many people.

Most people don't have great photos of themselves. So we scrap together whatever old photos we can find and hope for the best. We know these awkward selfies don't do us justice, but it's all we have.

An online dating photographer will help showcase all the great things you bring to the table. They'll show off your charisma, confidence and personality. The'll find all your best angles, help you look natural and deliver stunning photos that will stop people in their tracks.

Is this service right for me? 

Do you feel like you're getting the matches you deserve? Do you find yourself endlessly swiping and only getting a few matches each day? 

We work with men and women of all ages, orientations and backgrounds. And while we think everyone could benefit from having great photos of themselves, there's a few areas where photos can really make a difference:

  • Recently single or divorced: We get it. The last 5 years of your life were spent with your ex, so every photo has them in it. You're getting back into shape, trying new things, but your photos are old and tired. We can help you.
  • Brand new to online dating: This feels like a whole new world. Where do you even begin? Don’t sweat it - it’s not as complicated or scary as you think. We can show you the ropes and make sure your profile is set up for success.
  • You're super career focused: You have your shit together and are building a life that you're proud of. You're not spending your days snapping instagram photos with friends. You don't have time, desire or patience to take the perfect selfie.

Do you offer other dating services?

Bio Copywriting: The right bio can make or break your profile. That's why we've partnered with a professional copywriter to write an original, witty, custom-tailored bio based on your unique personality and goals.
* Included in Pro and All-Star packages

Personal Stylist/Shopper:
 Want to make sure you're dressing to impress? A personal stylist can work with you (either in-person or over Zoom) to coordinate your outfits.
Note
: This isn't something we currently offer in-house, but we can refer you to the right people.

authenticity + data = Results

Get the best Tinder photos in Chicago. 🏆

Since launching in 2018, we’ve photographed hundreds of clients. We’re always adapting and improving our approach by measuring what’s working with our existing clients. We combine this data with your unique personality to capture stunning, authentic photos that are uniquely you.

What style of photos do you take?

The best way we can describe our style is "lifestyle". It's natural. Authentic. Real. Genuine. Unstaged.

It's not supposed to look like you hired someone to take photos of you all day... It should look like were out on the town, enjoying yourself, looking your best and one of your friends just happened to snap a photo with their fancy camera.

We treat our clients like friends during the shoot. We get you to laugh, open up and not take yourself too seriously. This natural laughter helps the photos look authentic and less staged.

We also let you change outfits during the shoot, giving you multiple different "looks". We then pair those with different backdrops so the photos don't look like they were taken all on the same day.

What are the best photos for Tinder?

After all our research we've developed a recipe that produces high-impact dating profile photos. It's not rocket science, but here's the secret sauce:

  1. Your photos must be believable & authentic. No heavy filters or touch-ups. No external lights, flashes, studios or soft boxes. You're not going to stand in front of some fancy car and flex.
  2. You have to laugh & smile. In almost every test we've ever performed, the smiling photos typically perform 2x better. That's why we aim to have a LOT of fun on our shoots and make sure you're laughing and smiling naturally.
  3. You have to show confidence & charisma. Nothing is more attractive than these two elements combined. We'll coach you through the proper body language to help you communicate this naturally.

Basically, people just want to see that you're a good, trustworthy person with hobbies, a career and a life. 

We'll find all of your best angles and photograph you looking your very best. Your photos will showcase all of your best attributes, while highlighting your charm, personality and confidence.

How do you measure results?

We've worked with well over 300 clients since 2018. In this time, we've learned a LOT about what works (and what doesn't). We continuously try to improve our understanding of effective dating photography, including:

  • Conducting local surveys from both men and women
  • Asking people to swipe & walk us through their process
  • Using sites like Photofeeler to test photos
  • Hiring panels of people to vote on photos

Dating apps don't have built-in analytics, so we've built a custom testing framework that shows our how to accurately test/measure the performance of their photos, allowing them to see which photos work best for them.

After 6 weeks we follow up to learn what worked (and what didn't). This helps us better understand trends and seasonality data. It also helps us fine-tune our approach, allowing future clients to benefit from the learnings.

Get the best Tinder photos in Chicago. 🏆
Professional Chi-Town Dating Photographers.
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Professional Chi-Town Dating Photographers.

Imagine having a new and improved dating profile that highlights all your best attributes. New profile pics that show off your eyes, charisma and cheeky smile. A new dating bio that's smart, witty and original. Not only can this improve how many matches you get, but the boost to your self-confidence can help you actually enjoy online dating in Chicago again.

Do you offer shoots in Rockford, Naperville, Joliet, etc.?

All of our photoshoots take place in downtown Chicago, specifically in the Arts District (East Pilsen).

We stick to this location because we've learned it inside and out. We know exactly what the light will be light at different times throughout the day, and we also know where to go if it starts raining. This way we can make sure our clients get great photos every single time.

The arts district has LOTS of variety in such a small radius, including unique architecture, cute coffee shops, red brick character walls, graffiti and so much more. This way we can pack a number of unique looks into a single session; every clients' photos are guaranteed to be unique.

During our session we might pop by Cafe Jumping Bean to grab some pics of you casually sipping a latte out front on the bench. After that we might head over to Pilsen Art House to add a splash of uniqueness to your photos, blurring out the colorful artwork behind you to capture a truly memorable profile pic. The possibilities are endless in the Arts District; we can't wait to show you!

Where do we do outfit changes?

We suggest bringing a few changes of clothes so you have a variety of looks to choose from. Luckily in Chicago we have no shortage of local cafes and coffee shops we can use to do quick outfit changes while in public.

We just hop in, order a drink (which we'll also use as a prop!) and you'll use the restroom for a quick outfit change.

And don't worry, we've scouted the cleanliest of restrooms (and the best tasting coffee) in town.

What do I wear? How many outfits should I bring?

With the Pro and All-Star packages, you get three outfits total. So we'll photograph you in the outfit that you'll arrive in, then you'll do two outfit changes during your session.

We recommend bringing a few different outfits: 
  1. Date Night
    If you were going on a date tomorrow, chances are you know exactly what you're going to wear. Perhaps a button-up shirt, your favorite pair of jeans/chinos and maybe even a jacket. This is going to look different for everyone, but this is the one outfit you should plan to do the majority of shooting in.
  2. Casual Saturday
    Some of the photos that seem to work best for our clients on Tinder are the casual pics. These are the photos were our clients typically feel like they're themselves; confident in their own skin. Bring a T-shirt or Henley, pair of jeans/khakis and your favorite sneakers. Basically whatever you would wear to go meet up with your friends for lunch on the weekend.
  3. Wild Card
    You can have fun with this last outfit. For some people, they have a favorite hobby (like guitar, yoga, gym, juggling, etc.). For others, they might have a really interesting career that they want to incorporate into their shoot (ie. bing nomadic and working from a laptop at a coffee shop, or dressing up in a suit and tie).

    If we can work it into your shoot without it looking too forced/cheesy, we'll do it. For example, if you're in really good shape you might think a photo of you posing in a tank-top would do well. Unfortunately, this is going to look "try hard" and could probably backfire.

    Instead, we'd get a photo of you in a tighter t-shirt, with your gym bag over your shoulder, walking through an alleyway confidently smiling. This shows that you're really into fitness without being overly obvious about it.
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Build your personal brand in Chicago (and beyond).

Get the most out of your new profile photos and use them on other online platforms like LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook. Having a cohesive personal brand not only helps you stand out locally in

Chicago

, but it also helps you build better connections online, too.

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"I'm getting 2-3x more matches than I was before. Game changed."
- Marcus, 36
easy booking process

Book a dating photographer in Chicago, Illinois.

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1. Book your shoot

Choose a date/time from our online booking portal. We'll follow up and confirm with you within 24 hours.

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2. Get photographed

We'll coach you through the session and provide coaching on posing, facial expressions and outfits.

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3. Download your photos

You'll get a private gallery to download your photos, plus detailed instructions on how to implement them.

💬 Client Testimonials

Since launching in 2018 we've worked with a number of incredible clients in the

Chicago

 area.

"As I mentioned during our shoot, I've spent hundreds of dollars on Tinder Gold and always had mixed results. I didn't actually want to spend any more money on dating but I took the leap based on a friends' recommendation and hired you guys.

Here's a quick update: First day with the new profile: 50+ matches (and still going). Girls are messaging ME first and being flirty with their responses. Conversations no longer feel like I'm pulling teeth.

This changes the whole dynamic of online dating. I will sing your praises to everyone that will listen to me lol. Y'all have restored my faith in humanity. 🙏 "

Cody M, 26

Dating Profile Packages in

Quick Turnaround

The whole process usually takes less than a week.

Online Scheduling

Pick a date/time for your shoot that fits your schedule.

Use Anywhere

Your photos will look good on any web/social platforms.

Privacy Guaranteed

We can ensure your session is totally confidential.

Indoor Winter Shoots

Limited Winter Spots Available ❄️

It's cold outside - get your photos taken in a modern, upscale venue with great lighting (such as a penthouse loft apartment). Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

🚨 Cyber Week Deal 🚨
Save $100 on all packages

Get $100 off any photoshoot package with code BLK at checkout. For a limited time you'll also get free lifetime access to our Dating Profile Library ($49 value). Offer valid until December 3, 2022. Terms & Conditions apply.

STARTER
$450
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5 Edited Photos
30 Minute Session
1 Outfit
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$650
$550
Our most popular package.
15 Edited Photos
60 Minute Session
3 Outfit Changes
Implementation Guide
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ALL-STAR
$850
$750
Our all-inclusive package.
30 Edited Photos
90 Minute Session
3 Outfit Changes
Implementation Guide
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Black Friday Terms & Conditions

What are the details of the Black Friday / Cyber Week Promo?

Get $100 off any photoshoot package until December 3, 2022. You'll also get FREE lifetime access to our Dating Profile Library ($49 value). Use coupon code BLK at checkout to redeem the offer.

Package prices:
Starter: $450 → $350
Pro: $650 → $550
All-Star: $850 → $750

What are the terms & conditions?

• Order must be placed between November 21, 2022 → December 3, 2022.
• The shoot can be scheduled any time that's available in our calendar.
• If you want to purchase the deal and schedule your shoot at a date in the future, that's fine too!
• Offer not available in our San Francisco, CA location.
• Cannot be combined with any other offer.

Shoot! I just booked a photoshoot at full price...

Fear not! Any shoots booked after November 10th, 2022 are eligible for the promo. We're actively reaching out to past clients, but if you're still waiting to hear from us drop us a line at support@photosfortinder.com.

Chicago Dating Photography Packages

We offer flexible dating profile packages for the 

Chicago, IL

 area. Whether you want to optimize a little (or a lot), our goal is to give you some of the best dating profile pics in

Chi-town

.

STARTER
$450
Enough to get you started.
5 Edited Photos
30 Minute Session
1 Outfit
Implementation Guide
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Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Book your shoot  
PRO
$650
Our most popular package.
15 Edited Photos
60 Minute Session
3 Outfit Changes
Implementation Guide
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.
Book your shoot  
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
ALL-STAR
$850
Our all-inclusive package.
30 Edited Photos
90 Minute Session
3 Outfit Changes
Implementation Guide
Book your shoot  
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

📸 Meet Your

Photographer

Hi, I'm
Vanessa
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Lincoln Square
Chicago
I'm a photographer based on the Northside of Chicago who primarily specializes in lifestyle portrait photography.

I've worked as a professional photographer for the past 5+ years, but my interest in photography bloomed in early childhood.

As a kid, I was initially fascinated with polaroid and film cameras, spending countless hours scouring online forums to find camera manuals and answers to my boundless questions.

I still shoot a high volume of film but enjoy shooting digital photography just as much! You can usually find me googling the latest camera tech.

📖 About Me

I've worked as a professional photographer for the past 5+ years, but my interest in photography bloomed in early childhood.

As a kid, I was initially fascinated with polaroid and film cameras, spending countless hours scouring online forums to find camera manuals and answers to my boundless questions.

I still shoot a high volume of film but enjoy shooting digital photography just as much! You can usually find me googling the latest camera tech.

What I love about this job 📸

My role as a portrait photographer offers me a special opportunity in which I can exercise my love for photography and my passion for connecting with others. I take pride in helping people feel comfortable in front of the camera and, of course, delivering stellar final photos!

Where will we be shooting 📍

Exact Location is TBD

We'll meet at Oromo Cafe; this coffee shop is at the heart of Lincoln Square, a quaint pocket of the Northside.

Oromo is steps away from the train, a courtyard, a park, and overall situated in a solid area for photos, away from the hustle and bustle of a busier section of the city. We're also close to Oz Park, the waterfront and a bunch of trendy coffee shops.

About hiring a dating photographer in Chicago.
Still have questions?

About hiring a dating photographer in Chicago.

We understand that this is a fairly new concept, but don't worry - our team is here to help you every step of the way! We've answered a few common questions below, but if you want a full breakdown on our process, check out our FAQ page (below).

Should I hire a photographer for my dating profile?

Photos are the most important part of your dating profile; low-quality photos will result in low-quality matches. So hiring a Chicago based photographer for your dating profiles is one of the best things you can do to improve your experience with online dating. If you’re not seeing the results you deserve, it might be time to up your game and get a high-converting profile that works for you.

What kind of pictures should I put on my dating profile?

We’ve tested hundreds of photos to see what photos work best for Tinder in Chicago. Our data shows that candid, outdoor, lifestyle photos with minimal editing work best for online dating. We will photograph you to highlight your confidence, charisma and personality. Your photos will be unique, authentic and eye-catching on all the online dating apps.

But what if I'm not photogenic? I hate photos of myself.

We all hate getting our photos taken. It's often awkward and uncomfortable. And chances are you don't have too many photos of yourself that you love. Everyone has a good side. You just haven't worked with a photographer who is dedicated to finding yours. Our superpower is being able to consistently break people out of their shells. We're known for our ability to make regular people look absolutely phenomenal on-camera. Your photoshoot is also going to be a lot of fun. We'll show you an awesome time, tell you jokes and make you feel at ease. Before you know it you'll be smiling and laughing organically without us having to say smile for the camera.