High-Impact Pics Sameday Service
When you book your shoot you will receive 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. It's important to stress that ALL of the photographs that you will receive at the end of the shoot will be usable in your dating profiles ie any shots where you inadvertently blink or " look a bit weird " or shots that we think wont work on the apps will be deleted immediately from your sd card and these will not count in your shot selection : generally there are many deletions during the average shoot so you only end up with the very best images for your profile. The shoot works as follows :
Shooting time on the longer shoots will finish approximately 10 mins before the photography session is over, and this time is used for a full review and appraisal of your pictures. We will also have a look at the text on one of your existing profiles to make sure there no glaring errors or turn-offs etc, so that it is optimized and ready to work alongside your new photographs. Our photographer will sit down with you and take you through your very best photographs from the shoot , and the file numbers of each image will be written down for you and seperated into your strongest main and supporting photographs. You will then take the sd card with you and will have all of the 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 15 mins from Victoria Station on the District Line. It has super backdrops, is near the river, and is an all-weather location.
Due to time restraints we cannot offer changing facilities, but top changes are no problem at quieter points along the route. However, in practice, if you wear shorts 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 or Waterloo 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.
The sessions cover many locations and will include an excellent selection of main and supporting photographs for the dating apps. Our photographer will share some key profile tips with you along the route and during your appraisal in order that you get the most out of your images. After each of the longer shoots, we will work through all the images with you and and pick out your best ones with you after the session to give you your two best profile selections : our appraisal will point you in the right direction as regards choices but you will still leave with all the images taken that day.
All shoots include free of charge Editorial High Contrast Monochrome (uber cool darker black and white), Retro and Popular colour , and these are added whilst on location to your pics to give your profile the wow factor.
A maximum of 8 changes on the longer shoots is usually a comfortable number to allow for changing times etc. One pair of dark jeans is sufficient as on the apps the most successful photographs are always going to be those featuring your top half : these photos always have more immediate impact and depth than boring, samey old full-lengths which tend to have a negative double-whammy effect ie you are either lost in the background or the swiper then has to zoom in on you to see a closer view of your your face (if they have the time and can be bothered).
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 your 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. 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.
After The Shoot
Its important that you try at least one or two of our photographers chosen six shot profiles in full for each of your profiles, whild shots, for maximum effectiveness on the apps. We particularly recommend that you use none of your old shots in your dating profiles as will typically weaken your new online presence. 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.
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.