Dating Portrait Photography. It does what it says on the tin; portrait photographs especially shot for your online dating profile. It's the brain child of Saskia Nelson, who offers the service under her super cool Hey Saturday brand. I started working with Saskia in September last year. Since then I have been taking bright, cheerful and (most importantly) non-cheesey portrait photographs for the single people of London every Monday and Thursday. Here's a little run down from Saskia on what it's all about:
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Hey Saturday, named because Saturday is all about ‘date night’, is the world’s first and coolest dating photography business. We specialise in creating a great set of attractive dating profile photos for our clients to help them start enjoying their online dating experience. When I set up the business, I quickly realised no one else was specialising in creating photos for online dating and I couldn’t understand why. As someone who had done online dating for a long time, I knew a great set of photos would increase interest on people’s dating profiles, leading to lots more dates and with the right photos, better quality dates. I have been recognised by Time magazine’s respected photography blog as being the originator of this new genre of photography.
Where did the idea come from?
The idea came from me wanting to set up a photography business that was truly aligned with who I am. I had been reading a lot of business and brand books at that time and the one thing that comes across again and again is that if you want to be good at running your own business, you need to be as authentic as possible when creating it. And in fact this is the same for photography. The best photographers are those who shoot from the heart and bring their own life experiences and their own unique skill sets to the party. When people kept asking me if I was going to be a wedding photographer, I knew instinctively that wasn’t for me, I’d never been the marrying kind, but it made me look back over my life and realise that I knew a LOT about online dating having done if for about 7 years on and off. Most people, when they start online dating, don’t have good photos of themselves to use to build a gorgeous dating profile that reflects who they are and so they often end up attracting less people to their profile, many of whom probably aren’t a good match for them anyway. We help them solve that problem, so that they can just focus on going on lots of dates and figuring out who they want to spend their quality time with.
Book your shoot with Hey Saturday here.
Saskia Nelson is the talent behind the award-winning and internationally acclaimed Hey Saturday, the UK’s coolest dating photography business, specialising in creating dating photos that kick ass and win dates for 100s of single people. She is also the co-founder of Irresistible Dating. She’s been credited by Time magazine for creating the genre of dating photography and is recognised as the leading industry expert in the UK & US on all things dating photo related. She also puts her extensive online dating experiences to good use by sharing her experiences and wisdom on her blog.
Here's some of my recent work with Hey Saturday:
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