In other words, a personality photo is a tool you can use to maximize the power of your online media, including Facebook, blog, and email newsletters.
Today’s audience trusts natural, authentic image of an ordinary person, rather than overly polished, dramatic image of a perfect looking person.
No longer will the bathroom-mirror selfies of chiseled abs or the dog-loving-frank-smile combo be enough.
That's why some photographers are banking on the popularity of the impish dating app by offering their services to make users look their best.“People have this tendency to create their dating profile in less than 10 minutes even though it could be the most important thing they do for their love life," says British photographer Saskia Nelson.
Personality photo is very different from typical headshots because it establishes your persona based on whereas the headshots are made to convince your experience, confidence and power.
“My pet peeves are red eyes and messy bedrooms in the background. If they see two scarlet lasers coming out of your eyes, they’re going to move on. So more and more people are turning to specialised dating photography agencies to ensure their pictures will give them the best possible chance of scoring a date. Well, according to Saskia Nelson, founder of the UK’s first online dating profile photography agency Hey Saturday, a lot of people are: “Our client numbers are doubling year on year approximately since we launched,” she told Upon Saskia’s recommendation, we met on the Southbank in London. The prospect of having a photoshoot in front of crowds of weekend tourists was terrifying, but luckily, Saskia suggested we start the shoot somewhere quieter. Who’s so desperate they’re willing to pay to have a professional photographer take pictures of them for their Tinder profile?Working with my photographer was a great experience.He made me feel relaxed and captured a lot of great different looks for me. Within 6 weeks on a dating website with my new photos I have met a wonderful guy and things are going great!She advises them to treat the session as they would a date, and thus prep for it in a similar manner.