It's umm Wednesday ... and have we got a Hey Tuesday treat for youuu. Hey Tuesday -our baby sister company - creates business headshots that capture our clients’ warmth and personality. Lauren is in the house today - whoop - shooting on the streets of Brighton like a queen. The first few photos were taken in a cool cafe called Dough Lover, check it out once lockdown's over if you're in the area. Brava Lauren, this client absolutely LOVED her pics and so do I.
I’ve received a lot of client ‘love letters’ this year but this particular client has written to me personally a few times now to tell me what his Hey Saturday photoshoot meant to him. I am always so touched to get good feedback but I think this client has given me the most feels ever. A huge shout out to Rachel for creating such an amazing experience for him. Our photographers are seriously the coolest. This is a snippet of what he sent to Rachel after his shoot. My heart ❤️❤️ Thank you Rachel ❤️❤️
There’s still time to DM me your questions for Sarah if @sartorialab for today’s live. Sarah is one of my favourite people I’ve met through Hey Saturday so I’m looking forward to this. See you there? I’ll post it later for anyone who’s into it, as I know it’s hard to catch stuff live.
Checking our Magic 8 ball for a heck yes...and the stars are aligning for this client. We see a crazy, bright dating future for this guy. Big shout out to the fabulous Alyssa, shooting in Dumbo for this cool set. Loving these.
Photo credit: Alyssa (not Alison oops) for Hey Saturday, New York City
“Communication is merely an exchange of information, but connection is an exchange of our humanity.” ~ Sean Stephenson
Hey Saturday is all about creating a connection with you ❤️ we aim to connect with you during your photoshoot so that you have a relaxed, fun time and we can capture authentic profile shots. And then those authentic shots can help you connect more powerfully with others online.
Whether you’re into fashion and clothes or not, what you choose to wear in your dating profile pictures will reveal a lot about your personality and your vibe, as I told British GQ that time.
Clothes form an important part of your personal brand giving clues about your personality, your style, your lifestyle and even your social status.
What a great opportunity to share more about who you are and what you are about.
If the idea worries you a bit, I chatted with a lovely stylist this week to ask her for her top tips on what to bring and wear to make the most of your dating photoshoot. New blog will be dropping soon 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
Telling people who you are in your profile pictures is THE NUMBER ONE thing you can do to start attracting lots more attention from people who get you.
It may sound hard but it really isn’t. It can be as simple as grabbing your favourite book, jacket and/or yoga mat and bringing them along to your shoot.
If you’re struggling with this... a good - but simple - rule of thumb? Go somewhere you love, wear something you love, hold something you love and/or do something you love. Oh yeah... and have a laugh about it all with your photographer, it is kind of funny. We’ll do the rest...
+ + When you know you’re looking good & feeling fly, dating becomes a much happier experience ++
I love how this client says he doesn’t even care about matches any more. He knows he’s got it going on 🔥🔥 & that’s what matters. You can bet he’ll notice a massive uptick in matches anyway. And the best part? His self-esteem won’t be wrapped up in it all, bringing him down. Huge shouts out to Suze for creating another happy Hey Saturday client. Doing what we do best 💛
Your dating profile pictures are your premium advertising space
Imagine you are selling your lovely apartment online. Are you going to use those poorly lit, blurry smart phone pics you took when you had a party there once?
Ummm no, because you’d know that there’s no way people would appreciate just how lovely your apartment is.
Nothing has changed. Your apartment is still lovely but now only you & the people who visit IRL know that. People online have already moved on to look at another listing. One with beautiful, well lit pictures.
I’m not comparing you gorgeous people to apartments, I just think sometimes it’s easier to understand the importance of your profile with a different analogy.
I know you got this though.
But I shared some simple tweaks you can make to your profile pics over on Hayley Quinn’s blog this week for anyone who is still trippin’ over their pics.
How to be Interesting on Messages: 4 Tips from Hayley Quinn, top dating coach.
Head to the blog for the full article from Hayley. But here’s a little taster for you.
1. Don’t ask how their dating life is going
Everyone asks this so it’s repetitive plus it shines a big light on the awkward question ‘so why are you still single?’. 🙈
2. Do create a unique message structure
Avoid structuring your sentence like everyone else (if there is one rule for online dating, it’s be different 🙌🏽). Instead shuffle the order in which you present information. Focus in on something about their profile that intrigues you ... and start with that. ‘Yoga, I really like that too..’
3, Don’t be TL:DR
Too long didn’t read
Your opening message should just be a few lines long. Don’t invest too much time upfront, they need to win you over too. Save the longer messages once you’ve heard something back from [email protected] you like
4. Do choose a unique detail from their profile to comment on
A big part of being successful at online dating, is just being different. So when you’re scanning someone’s profile trying to work out what’s the best first message to send them, gravitate towards a unique detail.
Thanks Hayley 🙏🏽 always a pleasure working with you.
We’re heading back into a second lockdown. Refunds are available for any existing client who wants it, but we’ve also decided to keep working through this lockdown - but only for photographers & clients who are up for it. Feel free to contact me on my email if you have any questions though: e: [email protected]