How can I look good in my dating profile pictures?

How can I look good in my dating profile pictures?

It’s quite simple: in online dating, you want profile photos that win you matches on dating apps. And that means you’ve got to look your best. At Hey Saturday, the world’s leading dating photography agency, we know that looking great in your profile pictures is about much more than how you look or how attractive you are. It’s also about your attitude, your mindset and how much self love you’re rocking. Here are five winning ways to make sure you look good in your dating profile pictures.

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Photo of Hayley Quinn by Saskia

Rock your confidence

Confident people are often seen as the most attractive people, no matter what they actually look like. This is great news. It means you don’t need to be the hottest person online to attract great people. You just need to nurture some rock solid self-belief and develop the right mindset. To look good in your profile picture, use these three top tips for indestructible self belief:

  1. Care less about what others think
  2. Manage your inner critic
  3. Think back to a time when you were on fire and channel that

If you’re still struggling, we definitely recommend finding a dating coach. Our favourites are Rebecca Perkins and Hayley Quinn.

Rock your vibe

Your vibe is the emotional atmosphere you give off and it’s sensed intuitively by others. Dating photos are all about finding a strong emotional connection with someone, so your vibe is a crucial part of looking good in your dating profile photos – just as much as what you look like. You can let people know what kind of person you are by what you’re wearing, what you’re holding, what you’re doing and where you are. When people look at your photos they’re figuring out, often subconsciously, who you are as a person and what kind of life you lead.

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Photo of Hayley Quinn, UK’s top dating coach by Saskia

Rock your look

Prepare for your dating photo shoot as though you’re going to bump into your ex. If you look good, you’ll feel good and that will make you look great in your dating profile pictures. At Hey Saturday we recommend you wear at least one outfit you’d wear on a first date – it’s that outfit that’s always guaranteed to make you feel amazing whenever you wear it. When you’re heading out to get your dating profile pictures taken, make sure you feel totally drop dead gorgeous. This isn’t about being vain or superficial, this is about getting in the right mindset to feel amazing and therefore look amazing.

Rock your uniqueness

To look good in your dating profile pictures you need to show people that you’re confident, look good and have a great vibe, but also what makes you stand out from others. What are your passions and obsessions that make you uniquely you? Think about how you might incorporate clues about them into your photos in a clever way. It’s easier to feel good about the unique things about you when you’re rocking some self love. We all know the adage that if you don’t love yourself you’ll be unable to love others. So silence the inner critic and start telling yourself you’re amazing, start acting as if you’re amazing and pretty soon you’ll be…yeah…amazing.

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Photo of Hayley Quinn by Saskia

Rock your shoot

To look good in your dating profile pictures you need to create the right atmosphere. The best way to make your dating photo shoot go well is to relax and have fun with your photographer. So if all else fails just relax, go with the flow and try and get a good connection with your dating photographer. Be curious about them, find out whether you have any shared passions and interests. Just the act of talking about shared passions together will make the connection between you strong and the photographs will be much more powerful for it. If you can find a way to enjoy this shared experience and just have a laugh, you will get the mood just right for looking good in your dating photos.

We share loads more tips about how to create an epic set of dating profile pictures over on our blog. Go check it out here!

We can help you transform your dating profile and reclaim your dating life. Book a shoot with us right here.

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Heck yes, this is why we call our photoshoots the happiest dating photoshoots. J’adoring these gorgeous shots created by Livia in the colourful Northern Quarter.

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The world is so ready for you to show up in a meaningful way on your dating profile 👏🏽👏🏽 

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Hey go-getters, thrill-seekers and online daters.... our dating photoshoots are a good time.  Absolutely j’adoring these gorgeous shots created by Vanessa at Abbot Kinney & as I’m currently chilling in LA, I thought I just gotta share. 

Photo credit: Vanessa for Hey Saturday, Los Angeles 

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+ Take up space in the frame +
Taking up a lot of physical space in the frame instantly makes you more attractive to others….

…Researchers discovered that open body language or “expansive postures” conveys both confidence as well as a sense of openness. People are more likely to come across as warm, friendly, trustworthy as well as comfortable in their own skin - great for dating pics ✨

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Well this dating photoshoot is just a whole vibe. Shouts out to Megan for creating this fab set and huge kudos to the client who brought his A-game, dang.

Photo credit: Megan for Hey Saturday, Birmingham

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It’s soooo important to get your self-talk right on a dating photoshoot… 

I mean nobody’s perfect but dang do we all fall short so beautifully 🔥🔥

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Brighton dating photoshoot 🔥🔥

I was lucky enough to head to Brighton this week and catch up with one of our Brighton photographers, Lauren … & I gotta tell you, it's a dang-good gorgeous place for a dating photoshoot. Check out these cool shots from Lauren, who transforms the streets into a Hey Saturday playground. Loving the colour, personality and vibrance.

Photo credit: Lauren for Hey Saturday, Brighton

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Never underestimate the power & magic of goofing off during your dating photoshoot. 

It helps create the best profile pics & usually means you end up having a good time 😆

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LOVE LOVE LOVE these dating profile pics shot by Alison in SoHo, NYC. And this lovely client, Alice, enjoyed it so much she invited me on her podcast Weekly Woman 🎧 She has some incredible guests on her show so I was very touched to be included. Thank you Alice. Check out her other episodes wherever you listen to your podcasts 🙌🏽 

Photo credit: Alison, Hey Saturday New York City

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Heck yeah… imagine a world where you’re excited by your dating app profile… 

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Every profile pic is a dialogue - what do yours say about you? Love these shots from Alison - so dynamic and engaging - the kind of photos that pull you in. 

Photo credit: Alison for Hey Saturday, New York City

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What I love about our dating photoshoots is that people often come away with more than just standout dating pics. 

They come away with renewed confidence, a sense of adventure and a willingness to experiment, have fun and put themselves out there.

They come away feeling good about what lies ahead. And that feeling is ✨

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When you're intentional with your profile pics, you're in charge of the message you're sharing with the world. And then you can attract more of the right kind of people. 

Loving these shots from our dating photo queen, Nicole shot on the streets of Shoreditch.

Photo credit: Nicole for Hey Saturday, London 

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So yes… making eye contacting in most of your dating app profile pics is hugely important, but … including one or two candid-style shots can increase likes by 15%, according to Hinge recently. 

We love a candid shot…they’re natural, relaxed and capture you just living & loving your life - adding lots of value to your dating profile ✨

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Hello lovers! Our favourite vibe for a dating photoshoot is to show up with a willingness to experiment, express yourself and enjoy yourself ✨ 

Love the colour, the vibes and the personality captured here by our Queen of the North, Livia. Brava Livia, fab set. 

Photo credit: Livia for Hey Saturday, Manchester

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Self-acceptance makes dating photoshoots and going on dates way more fun. Self-acceptance is my answer to pretty much everything. 

Don’t put your dating life on hold until you’ve reached your ideal weight, got your dream job, own that outfit you love…  you are enough right now ✨

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My favourite dating app photos are the ones that show people looking happy, inspired and excited with life. 

Vanessa over in LA has captured a beautiful, vibrant and fun set in Abbot Kinney - just fab. 

Photo credit: Vanessa for Hey Saturday, Los Angeles

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How to Dating Photo… in This Heat 🔥🔥

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Our photoshoots are an adventure, not a chore. Loving these gorgeous shots captured on the colourful streets of the Northern Quarter in Manchester by our Queen of the north, Livia. 

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