DENVER DATING PHOTOGRAPHY
My first paid client was for a dating profile. I advertised on Craigslist for “Tinder Photos or Whatever” for $25 and I got a pretty good response! Sorry, prices have gone up since then. But I saw there was a market for this in Denver and knew that men just like me needed help standing out in “Menver”. The competition is fierce and having a quality photo for your online dating profile can set you a part from the rest. So I set out to help men just like me up their game and find true love once and for all. I’ll be honest, some guys just want to get laid more. But most of my clients are making an honest attempt at finding “the one”. I’m a preferred photographer by dating coaches around the world who have clients in Denver and I know what works and what doesn’t for a quality, candid, and natural dating profile.
DON’T WORRY, I GOT YOU
STEP UP YOUR GAME
Why is there a stigma around men hiring a photographer? The magazine industry? Fashion? Everything is centered around making women beautiful and most photographers are focused on taking pictures of women. But times are changing and more and more men are hiring a photographer to help improve their online presence. First impressions are often made long before you ever shake hands with someone. Whether it’s for your tinder profile, personal branding websites, or other online dating profiles, having a high-end, professional looking photo says a lot about you and your values. Don’t settle for bathroom selfies or pictures of you in a tuxedo at your friends wedding. Having photos that show off your personality and your confidence can go a long way in making that lasting first impression.
TAKE YOUR ONLINE DATING PROFILE SERIOUSLY
Look, the world is changing and more and more people are finding their life partners online. I for one am not the type of guy to approach women in a bar. At least not before too many drinks and then at that point, I’m doomed. I also don’t have the time to be out at the bar trying to pick up ladies all the time. And while online dating is it’s own “full-time” job, it’s more convenient and let’s you filter out the riff-raff easier than committing to a night out at the bar getting rejected. So put your best foot forward and let your next first date know that you mean business and you aren’t just looking for a pen-pal.
And not only have I provided photography for Tinder and Bumble profiles, I also write bios for online dating profiles too! So if you need a little help out there standing out in “Menver”, shoot me a message and let’s get your online dating profile looking top notch.
TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL PHOTOSHOOT
Update your wardrobe (I can help) and don’t bring wrinkled clothes. If they are new, wash them first so they look a little worn.
Again, WARDROBE. I cannot stress enough how important wardrobe is to having a successful shoot. Go to Nordstrom and have the women help you pick out a few good shirts. One or two pairs of jeans should do.
Get a haircut 3-4 days prior to the shoot.
If you have a beard, keep it trimmed and not shaggy, unless that is your look.
Work out the day of the shoot. Trust me. It will get the blood flowing and you’ll feel more confident for the shoot.
Don’t eat. You’ll feel sluggish and tired. Save if for afterwards.
If you drink, have a shot to loosen you up. I’ll have one with you.
Practice your smile and your fake laugh. You’ll feel silly and that’s what we want.
I quit my $80K a year job in corporate finance to pursue a more creative and fulfilling life and now I get to work with people and companies who are doing amazing things and carving out their own place in this world. The outdoors is what first drew me into photography, shooting landscapes, mountain biking, rock climbing, and anything else that caught my eye. But my career in finance slowly ate away at my soul and photography took a back seat while I attempted to climb the corporate ladder.
So in 2016, I went from a Fortune 500 company to running my own business, shooting everything from tinder headshots, families, weddings, NBA players, corporate executives, and 80's cover bands. I truly love what I do and am so lucky I get to call myself a photographer.