I love helping individuals look their best, build confidence, take better photos, get more dates and ultimately find that special someone. As a regular contributor to The Good Men Project, PlentyofFish and Meddle, my approach to online dating photos goes beyond just taking photos - it entails a holistic strategy including: Wardrobe Tips, Dating App Recommendations, Review of Existing Photos, Written Bio Section and Offline Strategy. 


THE DETAILS

I ask all potential clients to fill out a quick questionnaire to help me understand them as a person and evaluate photos, social media presence and online dating profiles. Next, I review answers + profiles and provide complimentary analysis on app choice, photo selection and bio optimization. If we work together, I will then use this information to plan a photo shoot that highlights your hobbies, essence and style so that the photos come out looking natural, confident, playful, authentic and candid - just like if a friend or family member took them. I shoot outdoors and indoor public places with natural light. A photo-shoot might involve a cocktail bar, beer garden, hiking trail, park, coffee shop, street art murals or more. You will also get my personalized picks for happy hours, restaurants, late night bites, date spots and places that are best to meet singles an good for first dates. 


PRIVACY

I do not post online dating photos online; your privacy is of utmost importance to me. I work with C-suite executives, high profile individuals, those new to dating as as well as shy individuals. Think you are not photogenic? Let's talk. 


CONTACT

I prioritize my work with referrals but I do work with non-referrals too. If you are recently single, have changed your appearance, do not have any recent photos or are looking for help with online dating, contact meand I will review your request. I work best with genuine, sincere individuals - those I would to introduce to friends, family and colleagues. My goal is to improve the societal dating pool one person at a time. I schedule shoots 1-10 days out. The sooner you contact me and supply all the info I request the quicker the better. 


PAYMENTS

I accept Square Cash, Venmo, Personal Check and Cash at the time of the photo shoot. I do not charge a deposit but if you cancel I will ask you to seek out another photographer. 


ONLINE DATING PHOTO SHOOT FAQ's

Q: I need a makeover or at least help with clothing, do you help with that? 
A: I am not a personal shopper or stylist but I will help you decide between outfits for a shoot. Check out the Pinterest boards for inspiration on clothing, patterns and colors. (You should wear outfits that you are confident in, would wear normally either everyday or for a special occasion. Layering is good and focusing on the top half of the outfit is more important than the bottom half).

Men's Fashion Tips | Women's Fashion Tips


Q: I am a bit shy, how do you conduct your photo shoots in public?
A: I am one of the most resourceful, knowledgeable and discreet photographers around. I carefully select areas to accommodate not only schedules but also maintain comfort levels around clients. Half the time you will not know I am taking photos and if you are super shy, I have methods to be unassuming. I am not like other photographers that use bright flashes, big stands with umbrellas or makes people hold unnatural poses for long periods of time. I have studied other photographers and developed and refined my approach to avoid all the awkward and invasive tactics. 


Q: Do you Photoshop / enhance images to make the subject more attractive i.e. eye brightening, teeth whitening, facial shading, etc ?
A: No, absolutely not. I don't recommend you use such photos nor hire such a photographer. I focus on shooting in natural, flattering light.


Q: Do you have examples of online dating photos?
A: No, I do not. Privacy is super important to me. Secondly, you can view my other photos (head shots, events, etc.) to get a sense of my composition, technique and style. You should not allow any photographer to use your online dating photos or any other personal photos online for their portfolio especially since people can conduct image searches on you with a click of the button.

Q: Where do you primarily shoot photos?
​A: I primarily shoot in the Embarcadero, Financial District, Hayes Valley, Haight-Ashbury, Marina, Presidio, Mission District, Pacific Heights, Jackson Square, Union Square, Mill Valley, Downtown Oakland, Uptown Oakland and Jack London Square neighborhoods.

Q: Should I use makeup? How much makeup should be applied?
A: If you never wear makeup nor plan to, then don't. Less is more - don't overdo it. People applying makeup for the first time are a bit more uncomfortable and uneasy in their new look
. Focus on being confident and relaxed. Overly applying makeup will make it harder to create different looks in your photos because they will look the same vs being more subtle makes it easier to be more versatile. Avoid the caked-up look.


For help with dating app questions (i.e. how to select photos, which apps to use, when/how to messages matches etc.) check out my Frequently Asked Questions page.