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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In today's episode of the happiest dating photoshoots on earth, we head over to the gorgeous neighbourhood of Notting Hill with Nicole as our guide, as she captures moments of joy, fun and good times. You can imagine how much I'm loving these. 

Photo credit: Nicole for Hey Saturday, London

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Time to get out the party poppers, Alyssa is back in town shooting for Hey Saturday, NYC, yay. Absolutely love love loving these shots of this client captured in the Lower East Side and SoHo. Together they've created some head-turning, dating photo goodness. 

Photo credit: Alyssa for Hey Saturday, New York City 

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The secret to having a good dating photoshoot is actually having a good time on your photoshoot (and Hey Saturday photographers know how to have a good time 🙌🏽). 

J'adoring this set created by Suze recently in Bristol. This client looks happy, confident and like she loves her life. The perfect vibe for dating profile pics. Kudos Suze. 

Photo credit: Suze for Hey Saturday, Bristol

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We love dating profile pics that inspire joy! And these photos from one of Nicole's recent Shoreditch shoots are giving me all the joyful feels right now - LOVING this set.  Do your dating pics surprise and delight?

Photo credit: Nicole for Hey Saturday, London

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Plant dad! Wine and craft beer aficionado! Loving everything that's going on here. Shouts out to Vanessa for capturing this lil' bit of dating profile photo magic in the Arts District, Downtown LA

Photo credit: Vanessa for Hey Saturday, Los Angeles.

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Where focus goes, energy flows. 

Be the star of every single one of your dating profile pics for maximum impact. 

Loving these shots taken by Alison in Dumbo, yet another gorgeous, stand out set. You bring the energy and authentic vibes, we'll bring the photo talent and good times. 

Photo credit: Alison for Hey Saturday, New York City

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Shouts out to the lovely Megan who took a wee break but is back now and shooting regularly once again at the Custard Factory in Birmingham. Loving these bold, colourful shots, Megan, total flex. 

Photo credit: Megan for Hey Saturday, Birmingham

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Bringing flowers to your photoshoot is an absolute favourite of mine - to me it says you value nature and beauty ... and that you value yourself because you're the kind of person who treats yourself to flowers 💐 

Love everything about this set from Nicole, shot in King's Cross recently.

Photo credit: Nicole for Hey Saturday, London

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Hey Alexa! Show me great NYC dating profile pics. 

Yesss, loving these. Props to Alison shooting in Bushwick for these cool gems. We offer shoots in Bushwick, Dumbo, SoHo & Williamsburg every week and finally the good weather is coming (…although not today obviously!). There is still some magic left in the world. 

Photo credit: Alison for Hey Saturday, New York City

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I love the year-round summer shots we get back from LA. Cannot wait to head back there myself in September 🌴

…And well these are just a whole vibe. Loving her style, her energy and how her personality shines through. 

Huge shouts out to Vanessa shooting in and around Venice, LA for these gorgeous shots. 

Photo credit: Vanessa for Hey Saturday, Los Angeles

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Well these dating photos are so my jam. I'm adoring the bold use of colour which’ll make sure they jump out on a dating app near you. 

I so love it when Livia flexes her creative muscles at the Northern Quarter...✨

Photo credit: Livia for Hey Saturday, Manchester

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My favourite thing on the Internet today? This glimpse of some ace profile pics from Vanessa's recent shoot in colourful Abbot Kinney, LA. J'adoring these, V.

Photo credit: Vanessa for Hey Saturday, Los Angeles

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When your dating profile pics show people what matters to you, what you're about, magic is made. What would yours say about you? 

I'm adoring these bold, colourful, personality-driven shots taken by Kimi in Greenwich, London.  Fab stuff, Kimi.

Photo credit: Kimi for Hey Saturday, London 

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Whenever I need a legit, natural high I check out the latest Hey Saturday photoshoots. J'adoring these from Nicole - the colour, the vibe, the personality..... 

Photo credit: Nicole for Hey Saturday, London

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We love creating dating profile pics that (probably) lead to a better dating life, good times and sometimes a love so deep, it makes the storyline from Titanic seem a bit meh. 

Shouts out to Alison, who shot these absolute gems in NoLita, one of my fave spots in NYC. 

Photo credit: Alison for Hey Saturday, New York City

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I’ve never cared much for Valentine’s Day, single or otherwise, despite my line of work. (I know, I know a very unpopular opinion for someone in the dating field 😂). 

So instead of posting about that, I wanted to share about something I do love. 

After doing a diploma in Forest Bathing during lockdown to keep me outta trouble, Hey Saturday started working with the global organisation @onetreeplanted, committing to planting a tree in Ethiopia for every dating photoshoot we sell. 

Why Ethiopia? 
This tree planting project links environmental restoration with income generation, providing the local community with the knowledge and tools to conserve their land, protect their water supply, and create a sustainable, diverse economy for future generations ✨

Despite being a bit of a covid year last year, we planted 592 trees  between April & December 🌿🌿🌿 so a big shout out goes to our clients for supporting us and helping make this happen. 

I am so looking forward to contributing many more trees in the years ahead hopefully 🙏🏽 

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I don’t know about you but when I look at these dating pics, a whole choir of angels start singing & my heart soars. I’m just loving these shots captured by Nicole who was adventuring through Shoreditch with this lovely client. Total vibe, Nicole 👏🏽👏🏽 

Photo credit: Nicole for Hey Saturday, London 

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Pull up a pew, grab the popcorn and check out these West Coast vibes today, captured by Vanessa shooting in and around the Arts District of Downtown LA. These are right up my street. 

Photo credit: Vanessa for Hey Saturday, Los Angeles

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Time for another episode of the Happiest Dating Photoshoots on Earth... this time we're heading back to Manchester to catch up with our beloved Livia and showcase her stunning visual treat of a shoot in and around the Northern Quarter, Manchester. I don't know about you, but these pics give me joy.

Photo credit: Livia for Hey Saturday, Manchester

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Brooklyn Ice Cream! Umm yes please🍦 

Loving these shots captured by Alison of this client in and around his home and with his puppy. (We can customise our shoots on request). 

Photo credit: Alison for Hey Saturday, New York City

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