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Los Angeles, California

LA ONLINE DATING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Get stunning portraits, coaching and a totally custom bio for your online dating profiles. It's the easiest way to stand out in Los Angeles and get more matches on dating apps like Tinder, Hinge, Bumble, OK Cupid and Match.com.

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Get online dating photos optimized for Los Angeles and surrounding areas.
"After using the new photos I'm getting roughly 10x more matches every single day. I'm blown away."

- Matt, 29, Long Beach, California

LA Photographers who specialize in dating photos. 👌

LA Photographers who specialize in dating photos. 👌

photography for ONLINE DATING

Online dating apps like Tinder, Bumble or Hinge focus heavily on the visual aspect of dating. That means if  you have low-quality photos, you're going to get low-quality matches - even if you're in a beautiful city like LA.

We specialize in capturing photos that are candid, authentic and true to you. They're designed specifically to highlight your confidence and grab people's attention in dating apps. Your photos will be optimized for getting you more matches.

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.

Get a high-converting dating profile for LA. 📈

authenticity + data = Results

We've photographed well over +300 clients since launching in 2018. After working with our clients, we collect data on what photos worked best for them (ie. poses, locations, outfits and editing styles). This research helps us figure out exactly what kind of dating photos work best in LA.

We then tweak our future photoshoots based on that data, which gives our clients in LA even higher match ratios. The bottom line is that we're laser-focused on giving our clients the best dating photos in LA, period.

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.

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We know all the best spots in LA. 📍
Los Angeles, CA
Locations

We know all the best spots in LA. 📍

Dating in LA can kinda suck, but it doesn't have to. Our goal is to level the playing field and make sure everyone has a fair chance at love.

What locations do you shoot at?

There's so many amazing places to take portraits in LA, but we've found some of the absolute best places in town, including spots in East LA, Downtown and Santa Monica.

Since your shoot is roughly an hour long, you need to make sure the location we shoot has enough variety of backdrops/scenery to make it look like the photos were all taken on different days.

The locations we've chosen have a good mix of urban, city, street, cultural and business backdrops all within a 6 block radius to maximize your shoot.

What if I've never had a photoshoot before?

Don't sweat it! For 90% of our clients this is their very first photoshoot ever. Because of this, we've taken extra steps to ensure you are well prepared and comfortable for your shoot, including: 

  • We send you onboarding emails that cover what to expect, poses, etc.
  • We give recommendations on what to wear and bring
  • We coach you through the shoot, teaching you how to laugh and smile naturally
  • We put you in realistic poses (ie. not super artsy or awkward). Can you stand up, hold a cup of coffee and look away from the camera? If so, you'll be a natural!
  • We give you real-time feedback of how to look more real and authentic

We're experts at working with beginners. In fact, most clients end up telling us how much fun they had on their shoot. We also routinely get clients who re-book with us simply because they enjoyed the first experience so much.

Bottom line? You're in good hands.

Why is dating in LA so difficult?

This totally depends on who you ask, but there are certain elements of Los Angeles that make dating even more difficult than other major cities.

  1. Everything is really spread out. Sitting in an uber for an hour to chat over cocktails at Seven Grand is less than ideal. Other cities, like New York, is tightly packed and accessible by foot or transit.
  2. Unrealistic Expectations. The pressure to keep up appearances is stronger in Hollywood Hills than other major cities. This can be physically and emotionally draining.

With all of that being said there are a number of reasons that LA is a fantastic city to date in, including: 

  • Phenomenal weather year round. In LA you don't have to trek through ice and snow to meet your date (like in NYC), or drown in never-ending rain (like in Seattle).
  • People are generally fun and outgoing. We're all about living life to the fullest. Surfing, hiking, biking, arts, culture, music.
  • So many good restaurants! We're spoiled for food in Los Angeles. From cheap taco trucks and Cronuts to food tours at the Grand Central Market.

Build a kick-ass personal brand in LA (and beyond)

instaworthy photos

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

Los Angeles

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

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How to book a dating photographer in LA

We've made the process of booking a photographer in the

Los Angeles

area super simple with our online booking system.

1. Choose your date

Choose a date & time from our up-to-date calendar. We'll follow up with you within 1 business day to confirm your booking.

2. Get photographed

Don't worry if this is your first shoot; we're experts at working with beginners. We'll coach you through the whole thing.

3. Download photos & bio

We pick & edit the best photos and deliver them in a private gallery with your bio, implementation guides & more.

💬 Client Testimonials

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

Los Angeles

 area.

"The entire experience from start to finish was top-notch.

They sent me emails with tips and advice about what to wear, how to pose, etc. They were super knowledgable during the shoot and guided me through the whole thing.

It's extra hard meeting people during COVID so this came at just the right time. The photos have made a massive difference. Honestly, this might sound kinda lame, but this was one of my top 3 experiences of 2020."

Terry, 35

Santa Monica, CA

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.

LA Dating Photography Packages

We offer flexible dating profile packages for the 

Los Angeles, CA

 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

LA

.

STARTER
$450
Enough to get you started.
5 Edited Photos
30 Minute Session
1 Outfit
Implementation Guide
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PRO
$650
Our most popular package.
15 Edited Photos
60 Minute Session
3 Outfit Changes
Implementation Guide
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ALL-STAR
$850
Our all-inclusive package.
30 Edited Photos
90 Minute Session
3 Outfit Changes
Implementation Guide
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📸 Meet Your 

Photographers

Hi, I'm
Xenia
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Location Pin
Santa Monica
,  
Los Angeles
I capture stories with an intuitive approach diving into human essence and the ability to be connected to a broad spectrum of people.

I've been shooting professionally for 5+ years. It started as a hobby, but I quickly realized how much I enjoyed the act of making people look and feel their very best (and then capturing that on-camera).

📖 About Me

I've been shooting professionally for 5+ years. It started as a hobby, but I quickly realized how much I enjoyed the act of making people look and feel their very best (and then capturing that on-camera).

What I love about this job 📸

Many photographers shoot landscapes, or weddings... but for me, it's always been people. I love building a 1-on-1 connection with my clients and pulling them out of their shell. I believe everyone has a photogenic element to them, we just need to find your right angles. 😉

Where will we be shooting 📍

1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405, United States

My favorite spot in LA to shoot portraits is near the Santa Monica Boulevard. There's so many fantastic backdrops nearby, from high-end buildings to quaint coffee shops. This way we can give you as much variety as we possibly can during your photoshoot.

Hi, I'm
Haila
StarStarStarStarStar
Location Pin
Westside
,  
Los Angeles
I'm passionate about photography, meeting new people and getting their most authentic self to shine in their photos.

I have been a photographer for more than 10 years. Photography first came to me back in 2008 as a passion, a place of joy where I found the best version of myself. I focused my work on taking portraits in 2017 when I found my biggest strength in connecting with people.

📖 About Me

I have been a photographer for more than 10 years. Photography first came to me back in 2008 as a passion, a place of joy where I found the best version of myself. I focused my work on taking portraits in 2017 when I found my biggest strength in connecting with people.

What I love about this job 📸

What I like the most about taking pics for dating apps is the meaningful purpose and the joy behind helping others to get more quality matches and eventually love. ❤️

Where will we be shooting 📍

The Culver Hotel, 9400 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232, United States

I love shooting in Culver City and I always kick off my shoots near The Culver Hotel. The area is very fun, lively, and artistic. It's also full of great coffee shops, Nice architecture with a mixture of modern and historical buildings. Great backdrops and lighting for any time of the day.

FAQ's about hiring a dating photographer in LA.
Still have questions?

FAQ's about hiring a dating photographer in LA.

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).

What are the bet photos for Tinder in LA?

From our testing, the best photos for Tinder in LA are often shot outdoors with natural light. They're organic, candid and fun. Less "studio vibes" and more "lifestyle" vibes. When it comes to facial expressions, nothing works better than a genuine smile (bonus points if you're actually laughing!). Guys always want to look badass, but there's nothing more sexy than a real, confident smile.

What if I'm not photogenic?

That's crazy talk. 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 and make them laugh. We're known for our ability to make regular people look phenomenal on-camera.

What other services do you offer?

We're going to change how you see yourself. 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 and make them laugh. We're known for our ability to make regular people look phenomenal on-camera.