LOS ANGELES AND PALM SPRINGS INTERNET DATING PHOTOS
PHOTOGRAPHY FOR ONLINE DATING IN LOS ANGELES AND PALM SPRINGS
Putting your best foot forward for online dating is never easy, so let me help by creating a group of photos that shows you at your best. I love shooting photos for dating sites such as Hinge, Match.com, OKCupid.com, Bumble.com, eHarmony.com, Grindr and Tinder.com, or for matrimony sites like ShaadiOnline.com.
When shooting photos for Internet dating or online dating sites, my goal is always to show your personality in a range of outfits, in a variety of locations, so it looks like the images were taken on different days. I always try to do a few that look professional, and a few that look like your friends might have taken them with their iPhones. Simply, I want to help you stand out from the profiles where someone has posted two web cam shots or an old headshot. Whatever your online dating photo needs may be, I am happy to accommodate you.
We can shoot at a cafe so it looks like your friend took the photo, visit alleys or a garden-style park, and use a variety of urban backgrounds to create a fun and interesting array of images. Once I know a little bit more about you and how you'd like to be presented, I'll have better idea of what locations would best suit our shoot.
HOW IT WORKS
You email or call, and then we set up a time for a FaceTime call (to go over wardrobe) and a time for our shoot. I'll encourage you to bring a bunch of outfits and I'll help you choose the ones that I think will photograph best. Once you're in your first outfit, we will hop into my car and drive around the city so I can shoot you in a variety of locations. We can buy ice cream, grab a glass of wine or borrow a dog in a park – anything that creates a fun range of images.
After our shoot, I'll send you a gallery and ask you to send me a list of your Top 8 image choices, which I'll then retouch, size and sharpen for online use. I'll also provide you with the hi-res retouched files, so you can use them for print or other purposes. You will also receive all your color-corrected files from our shoot via electronic download (usually 120-180 images).
A lot of my clients use photos from our shoot for LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook or their company's web site. There are so many reasons that people need photos, so I try to give you a wide range of images that you can use in many ways.
Solid colors photograph best, so I recommend avoiding most patterns. For men, long-sleeved shirts, quarter-zip sweaters or suit jackets generally photograph better than anything with short sleeves. For women, you can wear a range of looks, including a cocktail dress, tops with jeans or a sweater that shows you're outdoorsy. Shoes aren't as important, as most images won't be full-length.
I'd rather have more choices than not enough, so if in doubt, bring a bunch of shirts or tops, and a few pairs of jeans, so we can easily swap out looks and make it seems as though the images were taken on different days. We will go over your wardrobe options via FaceTime, and if it turns out you want to do a bit of shopping, we can just push our shoot a few days or a week to give you a bit more time.
I can retouch your photos in a variety of ways, and are happy to work with you to navigate the fine line between “the best version of you" and “truth in advertising."
Included retouching includes skin work, color work, natural tucking in of arms/waists/jowls, and basic things like removal of flyaways and lint. For most people, our included retouching is just what they need.
Some people desire more extensive retouching, or body transformation. For this type of retouching, where we are significantly reducing your weight or totally reshaping your face, we quote by the image, depending on what type of transformation you desire. Pricing is generally determined by the amount of time it will take us to achieve what you are hoping for.
PRICING FOR ONLINE DATING PHOTO SESSION
Pricing for a three-hour online dating photo session (multiple looks and locations) is $800, due on the day of the shoot. Files are delivered electronically. Pricing includes photography time, post-production time, an online gallery, a full set of color corrected proof files, 8 retouched lo-res files for online use, and the same 8 retouched files in hi-res format.
WHERE AND WHEN WILL WE MEET?
I usually pick a convenient meeting place near our first location. Sessions are scheduled in the late afternoon so we can make use of the best light. Start times and locations vary depending on the time of year, and I usually will want you to arrive early so I can look at your wardrobe choices and we can pick your best outfit for each location. We will schedule a day and time for our shoot via phone.
DISCRETION AND CONFIDENTIALITY
I maintain full confidentiality for all my online dating photo clients, so I do not post any images taken unless you provide specific approval.
HOW TO BOOK YOUR SESSION
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 323-447-8840 to schedule your session. I'm excited to help you put your best foot forward!
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