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Victoria, British Columbia

Online Dating Photography in Victoria, BC

Get stunning, high-converting portraits for online dating apps like Tinder, Bumble, Hinge and Match.com. It's the easiest way to improve both the quantity and quality of your matches.

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Get online dating photos taken on beautiful Vancouver island.
"I went from getting 1-2 matches per day to 20+. I'm honestly stunned."

- Marion K, 29

Get more matches with better photos. 📈

Get more matches with better photos. 📈

photography for ONLINE DATING

Photos are arguably the most important part of your dating profile. So why use a random collection of old, out-of-date photos that don't show how amazing you really are? Ditch the fish-photos and bathroom selfies and trade-in for photos that highlight all of your best attributes.

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.

Data + Photography = Results. 👨‍🔬

authenticity + data = Results

We believe that everyone deserves to fall in love. That's why we've spent 3+ years researching exactly what makes a high-converting photo. Our photos are optimized specifically for dating apps like Tinder, Bumble and Hinge. You'll get stunning, authentic photos that showcase your charisma, confidence and personality - shot in a way that doesn't look too "posed" or "staged."

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.

Data + Photography = Results. 👨‍🔬
We know the best backdrops in Victoria.
Victoria, BC
Locations

We know the best backdrops in Victoria.

We're spoiled for options. Not only does British Columbia have mild weather all year round, but here in Victoria we have an abundance of greenery, rustic buildings and eye-catching architecture. We'll know exactly where to take you based on the look/vibe you're going for.

Where do the shoots take place? 📍

90% of our photoshoots take place in the downtown core of Victoria, BC. We chose this location because we can optimize the number of looks you get from a single shoot. When shooting downtown, we can quickly bring you to different areas and capture a completely different "vibe".

The remaining 10% of shoots happen in Cook Street Village. This area of town is picturesque, with lots of trendy lighting, cafes and storefronts to choose from. It's also a block away from Beacon Hill Park so we can incorporate some outdoorsy vibes into our shoot.

What do we do if it rains? ☔️

One of the apparent downsides of living in BC is the rain (but we still prefer it to snow). If it's the standard light-rain that will pass in 10 minutes, we'll just dip under the cover of awnings and storefronts to keep shooting.

But if weather is calling for "atmospheric rivers", then we'll just postpone the shoot until the next clear day (no charge, of course). We want you to enjoy the shoot, not battle the elements.

Will you coach me on posing, expressions, etc.? 😅

Absolutely! 

We'll put it this way - we're pretty much experts at working with absolute beginners. The majority of our clients have never had a photoshoot done before, so it's totally normal for them to be a little nervous going into it.

"How should I be standing right now?"

"How can I smile without it looking fake?"

"What do I do with my hands?"

We'll coach you through the entire session to make sure these photos look casual and effortless. 👌

Build your online presence in Victoria (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

Victoria

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

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Booking a dating photographer in Victoria, BC.

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

Victoria

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

Victoria

 area.

"Since creating my tinder and bumble profiles I've had 51 likes on Tinder and 37 on Bumble...

(...) At no point in my history of using any dating apps have I ever seen numbers above 10 likes over a month or more. So this is completely foreign territory to me.

Your photos really are working!"

Mike, 32

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.

Victoria Dating Photography Packages

We offer flexible dating profile packages for the 

Victoria, BC

 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

Victoria

.

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 

Photographer

Hi, I'm
Justin
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Downtown Victoria, BC
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Victoria
Hey, I'm the Founder of PhotosForTinder.com. 👋 I typically work out of Victoria, BC and occasionally work in Vancouver as well.

I've been a photographer for 10+ years, but I really found my love for taking portraits in 2018.

📖 About Me

I've been a photographer for 10+ years, but I really found my love for taking portraits in 2018.

What I love about this job 📸

I never dreamed of owning a dating profile photography company. But as soon as I worked with my first few clients, I knew this was something that was really needed.

Most guys don't have a single photo of themselves that they love. In fact, the majority of my clients say they "hate photos of themselves" or that they're not photogenic. But that's simply not true, everyone has a good side, you just haven't worked with a photographer that's been willing to find yours yet.

I specialize in working with total beginners who have never had a photoshoot before. I coach them on the best poses and expressions to bring off their personality and showcase their confidence. The best part? It's never as difficult as they think it'll be. I get to help regular, everyday men and women look like rockstars in their photos. I really do feel like I have the best job in the world.

Where will we be shooting 📍

Downtown, Victoria BC

There are so many scenic areas in Victoria to take portraits, but downtown takes the cake. You get a mix of cool coffee shops, interesting architecture, business buildings, graffiti alleyways, restaurants, bars and of course the waterfront.

FAQ's about dating photography in Victoria, BC.
Still have questions?

FAQ's about dating photography in Victoria, BC.

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).

Do you offer dating & relationship coaching?

We now offer a complimentary session with our dating & relationship coach, Kimberly Hill. In 2021 we partnered with Kimberly Hill, an international dating & relationship coach based out of Vancouver. She came VERY highly reviewed and since working with her our clients have had nothing but great things to say about her work. As of November 2021, all clients who sign up on our All-Star Package will get a complimentary Zoom session with Kimberly Hill. * Included in the All-Star Package only.

How does the bio copywriting work?

Writing about yourself is one of the toughest parts about online dating. It's not exactly easy to share who we are, what we do and what we're looking for in a single paragraph - all while being witty and original. That's why we partnered with our conversion-focused copywriter, Ed. Here's how the bio copywriting works: We've built a questionnaire that you fill out that tells us who you are, what you're looking for, your personality, your unique traits, your goals, etc. We'll then draft a completely custom bio for you to use on your online dating profiles * Included in all Pro & All-Star packages.

Do you offer services on the mainland? 📍

Yes! We offer all of our services in the lower mainland. In fact, we originally and built our reputation there! We currently have two partner photographers in Vanouver who take on the majority of our clients int he lower-mainland. All bookings in Victoria, BC are done by Justin (the founder of PhotosForTinder.com). Justin moved to the island in 2020 and plans on staying for the foreseeable future.