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San Francisco, California

Online Dating Photographers, now in the Bay Area.

We create high-converting dating profile photos for clients in the Bay area. Located in the heart of San Francisco, our dating photographers help you get optimized profile pics for dating apps like Tinder, Bumble and Hinge. Now offering bio copywriting, optimization guides, pose/expression coaching and more.

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Online Dating Photography in the Bay Area.
"I went from getting 1-2 matches per day to 20+. I'm honestly stunned."

- Marion K, 29

Photography for all your online dating profiles. 🚀

Photography for all your online dating profiles. 🚀

photography for ONLINE DATING

San Francisco is a beautiful city, but has an ultra-competitive dating scene. It's never been more important to make a great first impression online. That means that low-effort, bad-quality photos simply won't cut it these days.

We're a group of photographers who specialize in capturing candid, authentic dating profile photos. We coach you through the whole session. We show you how to look naturally confident on-camera, including poses and facial expressions. Your new tinder pics will be charismatic, authentic and geared towards conversion.

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

Relationship Coaching: 
Having the right mindset is key when dating. That's why we've partnered with Kimberly Hill (a stellar dating & relationship coach) to offer a complimentary 45-minute Zoom session for our clients. Kimberly works with professional men who are single and wanting to get back into the dating scene, but are unsure where to start, and how to move forward with clarity.
* Included in All-Star package

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 the best dating photos in San Francisco. 📈

authenticity + data = Results

Our goal is to get you one of the highest-performing dating profiles in San Francisco. We've worked with hundreds of clients since launching in 2018. After 6 weeks we follow up to learn what worked (and what didn't). That way we can fine-tune our approach and ensure we're consistently the best photos for Tinder, Bumble and Hinge in the Bay Area.

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 dating photos in San Francisco. 📈
Dating pics optimized for the Bay Area. 📍
San Francisco, CA
Locations

Dating pics optimized for the Bay Area. 📍

There's no shortage of eligible bachelors, especially in San Francisco... so why is online dating so difficult? Some people say it's because of the career-oriented demographics, but we say it's because people just aren't putting their best foot forward online.

Imagine having a dating profile that highlighted 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 again.

Where in San Francisco do you offer photoshoots?

We do the majority of our photoshoots downtown in San Francisco.

The reason we chose this location is simple: variety. We want to give you a variety of different looks/vibes to choose from. We also don't want it to look like all of your photos were taken on the same day.

Downtown, we can switch up the look just by walking half a block in any direction. Every time you do an outfit change, we switch up the backdrops to give you an aesthetic that matches.

☕️ Entrepreneurial? Let's head to a cafe patio and grab some shots of you working on your laptop.

🎨 Want to incorporate some urban flair? Endless alleyways with graffiti awaits you.

🌴 Feeling a little outdoorsy? We have the waterfront, or Sydney G. Walton Square.

🏙 Want something a little more upscale? We'll pop over to the financial district.

Do you offer services in San Jose, Oakland, etc.?

We've decided to stick 100% to downtown San Francisco.

We have nothing against Oakland, San Jose or Fremont... but by sticking to one location, we can learn it like the back of our hand to maximize our shooting time. This includes finding landmarks, backdrops and rad coffee shops (which is handy for outfit changes). This way we'll know just where the light will fall at certain times of day. We also know where to duck into if it starts raining.

There's an unlimited number of "looks" in San Francisco that we can incorporate into your shoot. Let's use that to our advantage!

Where do we do outfit changes?

For the most part, we use the restroom at local cafes/restaurants. All we have to do is order a drink and you're good to go! 

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

Build a kick-ass personal brand in San Francisco (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

San Francisco

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

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How to book a dating photographer in San Francisco.

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

San Francisco

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

San Francisco

 area.

"The fact that they're constantly optimizing is what sold me. They measure client results on dating apps and use that data improve their strategy.

Very polished experience from start to finish. Onboarding was a breeze (guides, tutorials, etc.). The shoot was more fun than I expected. My tinder photographer coached me on poses and facial expressions. The photos turned out great. Got a really good bio, too.

And I started getting more matches the very first day. I've started recommending this to all of my single friends."

Trent, 34

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.

Dating Photography Packages in San Francisco

We offer flexible dating profile packages for the 

San Francisco, 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

The Bay Area

.

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
Masha
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Location Pin
Mission District
,  
San Francisco
Hi, I'm Masha. I live and shoot in San Francisco and my specialty is portraits (specifically for online dating and personal brand building).

I relocated to the US 6 years ago from Russia. Since then, I've focused my time and energy on building my skillset as a photographer. I used to shoot all types of content, but I soon discovered my hidden skillset was photographing people.

In order to get a good photo of someone you have to connect with them. It's not just about the camera; it's about building a friendship so I can make you smile, laugh and let your guard down so we can capture stunning candid photos. My ability to connect with people is what sets me apart from other photographers.

📖 About Me

I relocated to the US 6 years ago from Russia. Since then, I've focused my time and energy on building my skillset as a photographer. I used to shoot all types of content, but I soon discovered my hidden skillset was photographing people.

In order to get a good photo of someone you have to connect with them. It's not just about the camera; it's about building a friendship so I can make you smile, laugh and let your guard down so we can capture stunning candid photos. My ability to connect with people is what sets me apart from other photographers.

What I love about this job 📸

I love being able to make regular people look incredible on-camera. I used to work with a modelling agency, so I can even help you to pose like a pro even if you've never had a photoshoot done before.

I want to make this a stress-free experience for you. I recommend bringing a few extra changes of clothes, so I can help you pick the outfits that will work best. We'll take care of all the planning and organization of everything so all you need to do is show up and enjoy yourself.

It doesn't matter are you're looking for more "right swipes" or to find the love of your live; having stunning pictures will make a world of difference. I love helping my clients get the best possible photos for Tinder, Bumble, Hinge or any other dating app you might be using.

Where will we be shooting 📍

Stable Cafe, 2128 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94110

My favorite area of town to shoot portraits is definitely the Mission District. We'll start our shoot by meeting at Stable Cafe; one of my favorite coffee shops. This idyllic location has big windows with lots of natural light. They also have a huge backyard that we can utilize (depending on how busy it is).

From there we'll make our way around the Mission District since there's so many unique backdrops, buildings, art, architecture and interesting sights that we can incorporate into your photos.

My goal is to give you as many diverse photos as possible, so you have a range of photos for your profile.

Hi, I'm
Vinson
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Location Pin
Russian Hill
,  
San Francisco
Hi I'm Vinson! I'm a portrait photographer who has been published in Australia, Russia, Europe & California for my creative portraits.

I actually have a masters in science. So I didn't start my photography career until the pandemic! And it has been such an adventure. I am known in San Francisco as the fitness photographer, but I am also known to take amazing photos of people. My next chapter now is helping people capture their best moments. Which is why I am a Tinder Photographer.

📖 About Me

I actually have a masters in science. So I didn't start my photography career until the pandemic! And it has been such an adventure. I am known in San Francisco as the fitness photographer, but I am also known to take amazing photos of people. My next chapter now is helping people capture their best moments. Which is why I am a Tinder Photographer.

What I love about this job 📸

We are visual human-beings. So my passion is helping you capture that swipe stopper dating pics for people to see. You will get the best photos for dating apps, and you'll find special person. That is what I hope for you. And hopefully that special person will lead to something even more. Ultimately, we are here to help you find love.

Where will we be shooting 📍

Philz Coffee, 2234 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

Russian Hill has many coffee shops and local retail stores. Not only that, the people are incredibly friendly and love San Francisco. You are also 30 minutes away from walk to the Golden Gate Bridge.

FAQ's about San Francisco Dating Photography
Still have questions?

FAQ's about San Francisco Dating Photography

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).

Where's the best place for a date in SF?

We've asked our clients "Where's the best place for a date in the Bay Area?" and the two most popular answers are consistently 'Hole in the Wall Coffee' and 'The Alembic'. The first is located at 524 Union St. San Francisco, CA and is literally a hole in the wall; there's no indoor space to sit. But the coffee is fantastic and it's the perfect launch-pad for a walk around Washington Square Park. The Alembic is a staple for their unique appies, incredible cocktails (try the Brown Butter old fashioned!) and atmospheric lighting. It's located at 1725 Haight St. San Francisco, CA.

How long is the waitlist typically?

We typically book a few weeks in advance, but due to COVID, our schedule is a little more forgiving. Our bookings tend to come in waves, so we're manually booking dates/times with our clients at this time. If you're interested, we suggest filling out an application, just to get your foot in the door. We'll put you on our waitlist and give you first dibs when we have an available spot.

What other dating services do you offer?

Need more than just dating photos? We offer dating services including bio copywriting, profile optimization and dating & relationship coaching. If you book the All-Star package, you'll also get a 1-on-1 coaching session with our resident dating coach, Kimberly Hill. Kimberly is an international dating & relationship coach who specializes in helping our clients achieve their goals within dating and relationships, so that you can have an amazing relationship. This session will be held over Zoom at a time that's most convenient for you.