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|Hayley Matthews • 6/14/17|
The Short Version: On dating websites, your profile picture carries a lot of weight. It’s the first impression prospective dates see of you and could be the difference between a reaction like “I have to message this person” and “I think I’ll pass.” Professional photography services offered by Online Profile Pros can help you make a stunning impression on anyone who happens upon your profile. A network of over 2,800 photographers in the US and Canada offer in-studio and on-location photo shoots. Additionally, Online Profile Pros offer image consultations and profile writing services to give your online persona a boost on the web. Online daters who want to draw more attention to their dating profiles can call upon Online Profile Pros for stellar headshots, full-body photos, and image consultations by experienced professionals. All you have to do is sign up and say “Cheese.”
Thomas came to Online Profile Pros, a North American photography service, because he wanted to give his online dating profile an upgrade. He felt his current profile pics weren’t capturing his personality, so he booked a professional photo shoot to help him make a stronger first impression online.
In a one-on-one session, the photographer took dozens of amazing photos of Thomas. The resulting portfolio showcased the single man’s attractive qualities in an honest way. In the end, Thomas came away with pictures he was proud to post on his dating profile.
“I had a VERY positive experience,” he wrote in a five-star review of Online Profile Pros. “Upon seeing me in person for the first time, my dates told me that I look just like my photos. That result was exactly what I wanted.”
Online Profile Pros empowers online daters to fix up their profiles with professional photos taken in-studio or on-location. The company’s talented photographers expertly capture a person’s essence in photo shoots lasting 30 to 60 minutes. You can browse through examples of the service’s best profile pictures to see how a professional photo can transform your look.
Online Profile Pros allows clients to fine-tune profiles on any type of website, but the streamlined services are of particular interest to online daters. The company’s image consultation and professional photo shoot can supply you with a beautiful, stylish, and high-quality photo to make you stand out to potential dates on the web.
“The quality of your photo can have such an impact. When someone can see you, they can connect with you and decide to take it to that next step,” said Claire Bahn, President of Online Profile Pros. “Whether you’re online looking for a date or for a job, hiring a professional photographer makes all the difference.”
More than a decade ago, Gordon Gooch was mingling at Match Live events in New York City when he noticed a common problem among online daters. They lacked good quality photos of themselves. A majority of singles on dating websites used amateur pics that didn’t highlight their best looks. Gordon spoke with many online daters who wanted to know where they could get more professional and striking photos to post to their profiles.
Gordon saw an opportunity to fill a need in the dating industry, so he began building a network of professional photographers. “It started very organically from people asking where they can get good photos,” Claire told us. “Gordon used his business mind to partner with people who could help singles with their profiles, and it grew from there.”
“The photos worked immediately, and I’m so glad I used your services. I went from virtually no interest in my profile to not being able to keep up with how many wonderful guys were responding to me.” — Barb, a former Online Profile Pros client
In 2007, Gordon founded Dating Headshots, which is now called Online Profile Pros, to assist daters seeking to upgrade their online presence. At first, the regional business served only the Tri-State area, but the popularity of the services led the company to expand across the US and into Canada. Now Claire told us she’s looking to grow the company’s reach into Europe.
Over the years, Online Profile Pros has built an experienced network of premier profile services. The company partnered with top matchmakers, dating coaches, and lifestyle brands, including those at eHarmony, to guide singles in setting up alluring dating profiles that look good from every angle.
“People were demanding the service,” Claire said about the founding of Online Profile Pros, “and we said, ‘We can do that.’”
Among the largest online networks of professional photographers, Online Profile Pros features over 2,800 photographers based in over 100 cities in the US and Canada. The company also employs image consultants and writers to spruce up dating profiles with add-on services, including in-depth makeovers, wardrobe tips, and profile writing. In the coming years, Online Profile Pros aims to launch new add-on services for hair and makeup assistance as well.
Online Profile Pros offers four comprehensive packages for in-studio and on-location photo shoots. Online daters can sign up in a few simple steps. First, you enter your zip code to find a photographer near you. Next, you’ll pick the photographer you want and put together a custom order with any add-on services you want. Once your order is processed, the photographer will get in touch to confirm the photo shoot and location.
“Our photographers know how to get a good photo,” Claire told us. “It’s not the same as a friend because professionals are trained in constructing really good photos — they know how to use the lighting, positioning, and background to frame people just right.”
Finally, all you have to do is look your best and stay relaxed while the photographer lights, frames, and captures you in a studio or a mutually agreed upon location. During the photo shoot, you’re allowed two to three wardrobe changes to mix up your photos with different outfits.
Two days after your appointment, Online Profile Pros will email you a private online portfolio of all 50 to 100 pictures so you can download the ones you want to your computer and add them to any dating profiles. It’s an effortless process designed to give daters an instant confidence boost.
“I looked like a model,” Amy said of her photos. “I would definitely, highly recommend getting new photos from Online Profile Pros!”
Online Profile Pros puts customers first and caters its premium photo shoots to their needs. An attentive customer service team manages all bookings and makes sure the photo shoot goes smoothly. The team is at the beck and call of clients and photographers throughout the process. “We work with a very virtual team,” Claire explained, “because we want to have a lot of coverage during off hours.”
Online Profile Pros encourages a healthy work-life balance by fostering a flexible and remote team. Claire said a majority of the customer service team are moms working from home. She values the opportunity to give back and help women stay in the workforce while raising young children. The company takes care not to discriminate against parents in its hiring practices.
At Online Profile Pros, a friendly and supportive team works hard to ensure clients enjoy a wonderful experience and receive professional-grade photos.
This customer-centric and human approach to the business has paid off for Online Profile Pros. “We’ve seen a really good success rate,” Claire said. “We have a lot of happy clients who use our photos for all their social media accounts, including online dating.”
Thomas isn’t the only person Online Profile Pros has helped find success in online dating. Many others have written testimonials about how adding professional photos to their dating profiles has changed their love lives for the better. “Within six weeks on a dating site with my new photos,” said Laurel, “I have met a wonderful guy and things are going great!”
From photo sessions to profile writing, Online Profile Pros offers full-service packages to give your profiles a professional look and feel. Photographers with decades of experience offer discounted rates for personalized photo shoots across the US and Canada. Online daters can use these resources to change the way people see them online. With a great profile picture, it becomes much easier to attract and land a date on a dating site.
“We’ve created a seamless process for our customers,” Claire told us. “We have thousands of professional photographers at unheard of rates, and our customers get great photos that they can use for any of their online profiles.”