Our specialty is dating profile photography. We help people who have never had a photoshoot before look their very best on camera, allowing them to get more matches with great people.
"Matched with my new partner literally the next day after switching to these photos."
- Darnell F, 36
It's true; the dating scene is Seattle kinda sucks. Between the rain, the pandemic and the Seattle freeze (we are pretty standoffish) it's a miracle when two people genuinely connect and find love. Our goal is to help make online dating suck a little bit less by giving you photos that stand out and show off all your best assets.
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.
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:
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.
We can help you build a dating profile that's real, authentic and effective for the Washington area. While your profile will be optimized for Seattle, the photos will work equally as great when you travel, too.
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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
"Oh great, another photo in front of the space needle." 🥱 We skip the boring backdrops and take you to unique, picturesque areas. Nothing too common or touristy. We want you to stand out, not blend-in.
We might get a shot of you sipping a latte out front of Caffe Ladro, or heading to work with your laptop in-hand & tall buildings behind you. Or maybe taking in the arts with tasteful murals & graffiti behind you.
We currently offer photoshoots in West Seattle. This gives us access to Lincoln Park, Schmitz Park, and Alki Beach areas, which are all fantastic spots to shoot.
Not at this time. But the trek to downtown isn't far, so we hope you can make it over!
As much as we love these areas, it's difficult for us to navigate brand new shooting locations and produce excellent results for our clients every time. We have to factor in elements such as weather (ie. rain/snow), how the light moves throughout the day, available backdrops and more.
That's why we start our shoots in the same area of town that we know like the back of our hand. We know where everything is, where the light falls at certain times of day, where to take you if it starts raining, etc.
This area of Seattle offers a wide variety of different vibes/backdrops all within a 4 block radius. We can shoot with the skyscrapers in the back, give you a rustic/old school vibe, whisk you into a quaint coffee shop or take you to some urban graffiti - all within 60 minutes.
You absolutely could! And if you're looking for recommendations, we have a bunch of photographers in the Seattle area that we love.
We offer a specific solution tailored to a specific problem. We've put in the research to figure out the best types of photos for online dating and built our systems around it. This is what we do best and what we'll continue to do.
Believe it or not, traditional headshots don't work as well for online dating (trust me, we've tried). Even if they have a nice camera, It's not about "picture quality" as it is the context of the photo.
If you're looking for success in this specific area, we can help you. If you're just looking for some nice photos, we're happy to point you in the right direction and refer you to other incredible photographers in the Seattle area.
Get the most out of your shoot. You get unlimited usage rights, which means you can use your photos on Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook or your own website.See how it works
We've made the process as simple as possible. After signing up you'll get a series of emails that show you what to wear, how to pose, what to expect and more. You'll get confirmation on your dates, times & locations including reminder emails.
Choose your photographer and pick a date/time from the calendar. We'll follow up to confirm the location.
Don't worry if this is your first shoot, we're experts with beginners. We'll coach you through the whole thing.
We pick the best photos, edit them (colour, blemishes, etc.) then deliver them in a private online gallery.
"I typically hate photos of myself, so I was dreading my photoshoot...
Not only did the photos turn out great (I seriously can't believe I look that good), but the whole experience was top-notch.
The photoshoot was a blast. Plus all the little details like the onboarding emails, testing and execution guides, tips on what to wear, the copywriting... This was my best investment of 2020. I'd recommend this to anyone."
The whole process usually takes less than a week.
Pick a date/time for your shoot that fits your schedule.
Your photos will look good on any web/social platforms.
We can ensure your session is totally confidential.
Optimize your photos - or your entire online dating experience.
We understand that this is a fairly new concept, but don't worry - we're 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).