Hey, I'm Saskia
Saskia

We prioritise giving our clients a great experience and making them feel relaxed, how do you do that?

I come to the shoot feeling relaxed and chew the fat with them as though we're old friends meeting up over a coffee. I look for a connection or get curious about something they're into and build on that.

What do you love about working for Hey Saturday?

I founded Hey Saturday back in 2013 and what motivated me then and still motivates me now is to help people find love online. It makes me very happy to hear back from clients who have found fun, love and/or a partner in crime.

Who would be your dream client and why?

I’m lucky in that I’ve already got to photograph the amazing photographer Martin Parr, which was pretty cool, although kind of scary lol. But next on my list would be Erykah Badu, I reckon, because she epitomises cool to me. The challenge of working with her would scare me right out my comfort zone but, if I managed to get some good shots of her, that would be an amazing career high.

What's your top dating tip?

My top dating tip is to be interested and interesting when you're out on dates. So be interested? Be curious, take the time to find out more about your dates by asking questions and listening. Be interesting? Ask yourself, 'would you date you?'. Are you sitting at home watching Netflix every night but expecting your date to be out there snowboarding, doing voluntary work and DJing in their spare time? Prioritise having a laugh and enjoying life over dating and you'll find yourself with the right mindset for some seriously good dating....

Currently obsessed with:

- NYC. It's my love of New York that motivated me to launch Hey Saturday over there
- Muay Thai boxing to keep me fit and on my A game
- Nylon mag for shoot inspiration
- Mama Shelter hotels for some travel time with my bf

Playing on repeat on my iPod:

I have deep house (like Kerri Chandler, Greco etc) playing 80% of the time on my iPod and I've tried for years to listen to other stuff but it just doesn't work apart from 10% of the time when I'm a complete podcast junkie listening to stuff like Nion Radio, Call Me Daddy (that was a joke, please!), My Father Wrote a Porno, Teep This, The James Altucher Show, School of Greatness, Therapy for Black Girls, Under the Skin, Crime Junkie or anything true crime related to be honest.. The final 10% is saved for Sunday mornings though when I like to mix it up with some jazz, usually Miles Davis. Thelonious Monk or Charlie Parker.

At my happiest when:

- I hear back from happy clients (one's just got engaged!)
- i have a camera (or food) in my hand
- I'm exploring new cities with my polaroid camera
- coming up with new ways to grow my business
- glued to my iPad working through all the blogs on Bloglovin'

Fave style icon:

I am not very stylish myself but I love how these cool women pull off a look - Julia Sarr-Jamois, Neneh Cherry & Ellen Von Unwerth.

Most into wearing:

Leather, denim & my camo Nike Air Max

Guilty pleasure(s):

Netflix binges & Shake Shack ice-creams

Saturday nights are for:

Dating, of course

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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 ❤️❤️

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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.

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“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.

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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 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

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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...

Music: Air by Cub Sport 👑

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+ + 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 💛

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You know I love it when clients send me their gorgeous feedback emails. Makes my day. I got 3 over the weekend so I’m floating on cloud nine ☁️

Shouts out to Suze today... this email, in its entirety, was epic. Thanks Suze for creating authentic Hey Saturday experiences in Bristol. You’re the best ❤️

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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.

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You’re only as hot as your worst dating profile pic.

Human nature dictates that while people are searching for your best profile pic... they are also searching for your worst.

And it’ll be that worst pic that holds more sway, when they’re deciding whether to message you or not.

So I’d suggest checking your dating profile now and deleting any pic you’re not at least 95% happy with.

I shared this and other gems over on @hayleyquinnx’s blog this week. Have you checked it out yet? And are you following her for her amazing dating advice?

Stay tuned, she’s written something super cool for the Hey Saturday blog. Coming soon.

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++ Be a scene-stealer on dating apps ++

In your dating app pics, an easy way to stand out from the crowd is to choose an outfit that’s is a real crowd-pleaser.
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And where possible, make it red
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