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Pro Tips for Online Dating Profile Pictures

by | Jan 9, 2021 | Photography Tips | 0 comments

A new year, a new start!  Are you thinking about “putting yourself out there” on the dating apps. Are you ready to make connections and meet someone special? The first big step is to get a set of recent, well-lit, friendly photos that showcase your personality and style.

These tips for online dating profile pictures will help you get those photos that really highlight your personality and individual style. Photos for your online dating profile are the way to make a great first impression. A selection of excellent and varied dating photos convey that you are invested in showing off your best side and serious about meeting someone special.

Top Tips for Online Dating Profile Pictures That Look Great


  • Is your photo current?
    Be sure to use photos taken within the last 2-3 years, not more than five years old and that they are an accurate representation. Embrace who are are right now and show up honestly and looking your best as you are now.
  • Lighting~
    Be careful of dark shadowing on the face. Good lighting is KEY to looking your best. With the proper knowledge and guidance, a professional photographer can minimize shadows and highlight your best feature.

  • Eye contact!
    Looking at the camera creates connection, for most of your photos look at the camera. You can play with different moods or qualities: flirty, funny, sly, adventurous, mysterious, open, or contemplative. A professional photographer can help evoke these emotions and capture your unique personality.

  • Personal Style
    Show off your authentic style and dress as though you were meeting someone for the first time and wanted to make a good impression – because you are!  Bring your A-game. Show off a variety of looks- casual to a ‘date night’ look. 

Types of Dating Profile Photos


In addition to the tips listed above, be sure to include a fairly up close headshot, mid-body and full body photo.  Most dating sites encourage a minimum of 4 -12 photos.  You can always rotate photos and/or see which ones get the most attention.

I’m happy to help you out with photos for online dating!  Let’s talk about how we can make you look and feel fabulous!