High-Impact Pics Sameday Service 

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After Booking 

When you book your shoot you will recieve an email or text confirming the date you have booked within a couple of hours. Please do not turn up on site until we have sent you your confirmation email or text message. Our trademark is super value London dating photography shoots where we will give guidance on how to pose and what to wear. We offer two shoots : our Flagship Shoot of 100+ high-impact pictures and our Appraisal Shoot of 150+ pictures which includes our Free Shoot Guarantee (should you not see an improvement from the apps), an SD card, and the all important appraisal and breakdown of your best main and supporting images .   Bring six top changes and accessorize, ie bring a tie, scarf, glasses, hat, etc.  Shooting time will finish approximately 15 mins before the 2 hour session is over, and this time is used for a full review of your pictures should you book the Appraisal Shoot.

 

If you are booking our Appraisal Shoot, please make sure your phone is fully charged so can you take pictures from the rear camera display as a reminder of our favourite choices. You will then take the sd card with you and will have all of the 150+ images to keep from the shoot that day.  We will meet you outside the main entrance of easily accessible Putney Bridge Tube Station which is 12 mins from Victoria Station on the District Line. It has super backdrops, is near the river, and is an all-weather location.  

Unfortunately due to the current situation and lockdown, we have lost our changing facilities, but top changes are no problem at quieter points along the route. However, in practice, if you wear tracksuit bottoms under your jeans or chinos then there is no reason why you cannot change trousers or jeans at one of the quieter locations too. Parking is notoriously difficult around Putney Bridge during the day and we strongly recommend you take public transport to the start location. If you have to drive, be sure to download the Ringo App for the parking bays. We guarantee this loss of facilities will not effect the quality of your shots in any way whatsoever. 

Both shoots cover around 8 locations and will include an excellent selection of main and supporting photographs for the dating apps. On our Appraisal Shoot we will work through all the images with you and and pick out your best 12 images from the shoot with you after the session to give you your two best profile selections and include a new 16mb SD card for £139. With either of the shoots you will still leave with all the images that were shot on the day. 

If you wish to use your own SD card then bring a wiped one with you (in case we have to reformat it for the cameras) or we have new ones on site for £10 (pay into paypal info@picpaps.co.uk or there is a free cash machine at Putney Bridge Tube by the meetpoint).  Both shoots include free of charge Editorial High Contrast Monochrome (uber cool darker black and white), Retro and HDR painting (fabulous filmposter-look), posterization, tinted, and filter effects whilst on location to your pics to give your profile the wow factor. 

Fashion Tips 

You can bring as many clothing changes as you like, but 6 top changes is usually ample to allow for changing times etc. Try and wear plainer or single colour items when you are choosing jumpers, shirts, t-shirts, coats, ties, dresses, tops as we have found bold stripes, loud checks or strong patterns can work against you in your photographs and avoiding them gives you an altogether 'classier' look, which on the apps always makes you more enticing. Unfortunately we are unable to include large brand or fashion logos in your shoot for two reasons : firstly they can be a distraction as they tend to draw the eye away from the subject (you) and can spoil that so important first moment when he or she swipes you, and weaken the intensity of all our hard work !  Secondly, we've found through experience that you will get a better response on the apps wearing a generic, plainer or even understated shirt or top which wont put off some potential partners who may not want to swipe someone looking too "blingy" or too "showy" due to a designer-logo in the middle of the photograph. We want you to appeal to EVERYONE on the apps and not just a few,  in order that you achieve the maximum choice of dates and improved responses.  Don't buy clothes especially though, as we can 'cheat' with angles and camera positioning, so you can still be featured with your favourite shirt or other outfits. If you've really got no other clothes other than ones covered in large branding, then don't go out and spend lots of money on a new wardrobe : visit the menswear departments of the major supermarkets and pick up some plain t-shirts or sweat-shirts in single colours and perhaps a hoodie and let us do the rest in the photographs, where we will shoot them in a way that nobody will be able to tell whether your clothes are designer or high-street. 

Above all though please don't be put off by the groundwork or preparation as these are fun shoots and you will be pleased with the results. We will walk to and arrive at approximately 8 locations, all in reasonably close proximity.  This makes sure your profile shots will all have different backgrounds,and when combined with our different film grades, they wont look in the slightest like you took them on the same day.

Natural-looking authentic profiles are our goal. Our profile photos are used widely on all the major dating apps including Tinder, Bumble, Hinge and POF .  We will not leave the shoot until you are completely happy. On the Appraisal shoot, our paps will let you see your best shot from each location on the camera as the session progresses. We know exactly what sort of images will work for you due to our experience as dating photo experts, and the fact that we specialize only in Tinder and Bumble photography, but feel free to make suggestions and requests too at any stage. If you really aren't happy with your resulting images, we offer a 100% free shoot guarantee with the Appraisal Shoot.

After The Shoot 

We also guarantee that you will experience an improved response on the dating sites if you book our Appraisal Shoot but we do expect you to try your new pics for at least a month. Its also important that you try at least one or two of our photographers chosen six shot profiles in full for each profile, which involves all your new picpaps shots exclusively and doesn't include any of your your old shots.  We particularly ask that you use none of your old shots for maximum effectiveness.  This way you can honestly gauge how your new picpaps shots are working.  We also recommend rotating profiles every 2/3 weeks or if if you haven't got the time then at least change the main picture. If you choose to claim your free-shoot guarantee because you haven't seen an improved response on the apps, then we will spend 30 minutes with you in Putney and provide you with another 50 images completely free of charge : no other photographer will ever offer you this unique guarantee. 

 

  In bad weather we have a raft of undercover locations so all dating photoshoots will still go ahead.  If you do need to cancel or reschedule please give us at least 24 hours notice if possible.