You need good photos for your Tinder profile
Your picture is the most important part of your online dating profile
Since you landed on my web page, you already know that your pictures kinda suck. And it’s not because you don’t look like Brad Pitt, it’s because you know you can look better than your selfies or random snapshots show.
People will read your online dating profile only if they are attracted or intrigued enough by your profile photos. If not, you will be swiped left and they will never find out how wonderful your personality is.
Everyone is scrolling through photos on dating websites so quickly, you only get one chance to make a good impression. Studies show that the average time a Tinder user looks at a new profile is about half a second. Make it count.
A professional online dating photo will make you stand out from the sea of blurry selfies and awkwardly posed snapshots.
I will help you make a great first impression
That is all that really matters. A great first impression. Your online dating or Tinder pictures should generate enough interest or intrigue for the viewer to pause and read the rest of the profile.
If you’re nervous or unsure about doing a portrait session, I don’t blame you. I don’t like my pictures taken either, and I’m a photographer. It’s not something that we do every day. Well, unless you are some sort of Instagram star, but then you wouldn’t be here, would you?
I am a portrait photographer
I photograph people for a living and I know how to make them look their best. Having photographed hundreds of portraits and headshots I can assure you that even models and actors get nervous in front of the camera. The best advice I can give you is to relax and leave it to me.
I will direct you with posing, help you with wardrobe choices, find the best angles to take your photographs. But most importantly I’ll make you comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera. You’ll go away with great Tinder pictures and you may even enjoy the photo session. Most people do.
Depending on the option you choose, you may have a number of headshots, half and full body pictures, and you can use them not only on your Tinder or dating profile but update your Facebook or LinkedIn profiles as well. If all that sounds good to you then email me to book your online dating portrait session.
I photograph portraits in Vietnam – Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Danang and Hoi An
I am based in Hanoi, Vietnam, in Tay Ho area, but I occasionally travel to Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Da Nang, and Hoi An, so if you’re interested in a portrait session in Saigon, Danang, or Hoi An, send me an email. I can schedule a shoot with you next time I travel to HCMC or visit the beach in Danang and Hoi An.
ONLINE DATING PORTRAIT PRICING
1.5 Hour session
50 of the best images
Delivered electronically within a week
$200 (5 Mil VND)
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Frequently Asked Questions
What if . . .
I hate being photographed
I hate being photographed too, and I’m a photographer. It’s just not something we naturally do. Most of us were not born Instagram models. Everyone else gets a little awkward in front of the camera. That is OK and it’s perfectly normal.
It’s my job to put you at ease and to help you relax, and I’m pretty good at it. I can promise you that pretty much everyone ends up enjoying the photography session. You’ll feel like a star for a little while. Nothing wrong with that…
I never look good in pictures
You mean when your friends tag you in a picture where they look awesome and you are half way through your potato chip?
Or because you often have this fake smile on your face, the one your grandma taught you?
Or maybe because you always pose so stiff, like a kid in a school photograph…
– Don’t worry, this session is all about you. I will direct you, pose you and photograph you from angles that make you look your best. These may be the best pictures you have ever taken…
I am kind of shy and I don’t like people staring at me
We will shoot in public places as we want to maintain authenticity. However, we’ll find spots with few people so you’ll feel comfortable and confident. There are many spots around Hanoi we can go which will be suitable.
I don’t know what to wear
Send us an email and we’ll help you prepare for the session. Suggest the right type of clothing, shoes, jewellery.
I don’t know what to bring
You really don’t need anything other than your chosen outfits. Maybe a prop that can be used in a couple of images. Something like a football, a book, bicycle, etc.
The best photographs are those showing you do things that you enjoy.
I need a makeup artist
For women, makeup is a good option. You can do it yourself or get it done in a shop or a department store. We can also organise a makeup artist for you if you wish at an additional cost.
Often a simple makeup you do yourself and a proper retouching of a few images may be a better option. Makeup hides skin imperfections, a retouch removes them altogether. I do not recommend editing your images that change the shape of your face or your body, however, if you do get things like a double chin or suffer from a bit too much skin acne, makeup will not help you with those.
My retouching will remove temporary skin imperfections much better than any foundation would. I can retouch 1 image for you for 300,000 vnd, or 4 images for 1Million vnd
If you’re a man, a makeup session is not recommended. It just never looks good. You either wear your pimples with pride, book your session when your skin is good or spend a bit more on my professional retouching.
We’d be happy to organise a makeup artist for you for your online dating photography session. You can get your makeup and hair done before the session, or you can even have an MUA stay with you for the entire time. Help with touchups after each wardrobe change, etc.
Please let us know when you contact us.
I want pictures outdoors, not in a studio
We never shoot online dating photos in a studio. We want you to look as authentic and casual as possible. There is a place for studio photography, but dating portraits are best done outdoors.
My online dating portraits are shot around Tay Ho in Hanoi, In the old quarter of Hanoi, or close to it. Ha Noi is blessed with so many great photography spots, but to be honest, portraits can be shot pretty much anywhere.
I want to shoot at my favorite place
If you have a favorite cafe or a park, I can certainly accommodate you. Additional cost may be involved if it’s far from Tay Ho in Hanoi. Please mention that in your message.
I don’t live in Hanoi
I shoot most of my online dating photos in Hanoi, Vietnam, but I’m happy to travel. Some additional cost will be involved. Please let me know your location and I’ll see what I can do. I am also regularly in Saigon, Danang and Hoi An, so if you’re there, we can schedule a photo session next time i visit HCMC or come for the beach in Danan or Hoi An.
I have a dog/cat and I want them in my pictures
It’s adorable and highly recommended. In fact, we have even “borrowed” a dog from someone in a park for our images before.
I have children and want them in my pictures
Most online dating agencies will not allow pictures of children in dating profiles. However, you could have a couple of pictures with the rest of your clan in your private collection and share them with your prospective partners privately
I want to use the image as LinkedIn headshot or in Facebook
If you choose one of the longer sessions, you will have enough time and looks to not only do portraits for online dating but also get some nice headshots. You can use them for your Facebook or LinkedIn profile.
Please let me know where you want to use the images and I’ll direct you slightly differently for LinkedIn, which tends to be more conservative and Facebook where pretty much anything goes.
A “look” is an outfit. 2 different looks mean that you can get images in 2 completely different outfits. One could be casual, one more conservative.
Length of photography
A quick, no fuss photography session for someone in a hurry.
More time to relax in front of the camera. More looks, more time to change clothes and more time to get the poses right.
This session is the most productive. We will have plenty of time to shoot more looks, and different locations too. As many different looks as we can squeeze into 3 hours of shooting. You will get more variety of images. Not only online dating photos, but also headshots for your LinkedIn of Facebook, glamour or boudoir images as well if you choose that option.
This session is ideal for someone who wants to register with different online dating agencies. You may want to shoot more conservative images for eHarmony, and something much more casual or sexy for Tinder.
Light retouching means color correction, cropping, removing obvious unwanted marks from the face.
It does not mean slimming, ironing of clothes, tanning, reshaping of the face, removing double chins, etc… All of these things can be done in photoshop, but they are not part of the deal. Plus, for online dating photos, you may want to use Photoshop as little as possible. You still want to look like the picture you posted online.
Having said that, I do offer retouching that would take care of the above-mentioned issues. The price is USD$15 for 1 or USD$50 for 4 images.
We can discuss your requirements at the shoot.
Electronic delivery of images
I will process the images from the shoot and send them to you via wetransfer.com. They will be available for you to download within a week from the shoot.