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Get perfect Dating headshots by following our guidelines on attire, posing techniques, and background choices.

What are Dating Headshots?

If you're looking to make a splash on dating apps like Hinge, Tinder, or Bumble, having a few high-quality dating headshots can make all the difference. These types of portraits are specifically designed to showcase your intelligence, friendliness, and overall "coolness" to potential matches. While you don't want every photo in your profile to look overly staged or professional, having one or two well-done headshots can help your profile stand out from the crowd. Whether you're looking for love, friendship, or just a good time, having strong dating headshots can help you put your best foot forward and make a great first impression.

Are Dating Headshots important?

Have you ever met someone and immediately either liked or disliked them? You may have known exactly why you felt that way, or it may have been an intangible gut feeling. But most people tend to form first impressions of others within the first eighth of a second of meeting them. These initial impressions can have a significant impact on how people perceive you - whether they want to hire you, buy from you, or listen to you.
Nowadays, many first impressions happen online. So if you're trying to convince people that you have something important to say, it's crucial to avoid coming across as boring. A strong, engaging presence can go a long way in making a positive impact on others.
First impressions are everything when it comes to dating apps, and your top photo is often the first thing potential matches will see. That's why it's so important to have several high-quality photos of yourself that you can use to grab their attention. With most people swiping and making decisions about their selections in just a few seconds, you need to make sure your photos are strong enough to hold their interest. To make the most of your dating profile, it's crucial to have a range of great photos that showcase your personality and attractiveness.

What to wear for Dating Headshots?

When it comes to choosing outfits for your dating headshots, it's important to keep in mind your personal style and the type of person you're hoping to attract. Solid-colored clothing tends to photograph well, while busy patterns or faded clothing can be distracting. You want to present yourself in a cool and attractive way, while still being authentic and true to your own personal style. It's a fine line to walk, but with a little bit of thought and consideration, you can put together the perfect outfit for your dating headshots. If you're not sure what to wear, don't be afraid to ask for help. We're always happy to offer guidance and make recommendations based on your individual style and goals.

How do I pose for Dating Headshots?

Your headshot is often the first point of contact potential love interests will have with you. It's essential to make sure that it represents you and your personality accurately. That's why I keep it simple, natural and professional. You won't find any bizarre poses here.

My team and I understand that being in front of the camera can be nerve-wracking, which is why we'll start with easy, relaxed poses, allowing you to get comfortable before progressing to more dynamic shots. My goal is to showcase your best self, not my photography skills.

With my expertise, I'll guide you through the process and help you strike the perfect balance between approachable and confident. Trust me to capture the headshot that truly represents the person you are, with the perfect pose to match.

What if I am not Photogenic and hate getting my photo taken?

Let's be real, getting your photo taken can be nerve-wracking. But at Austen Hunter Photography, I'd like to change that. My goal is to make your headshot experience fun, relaxed, and stress-free.

I know how to create an environment that will put you at ease. From the upbeat music to the constant feedback, I'll work with you to make sure you're comfortable throughout the session. My team and I are skilled in guiding you through the process, so you can let go of your nerves and enjoy the experience.

Don't let your fear of being in front of the camera hold you back from getting the perfect headshot. With my expertise in headshots, you can trust that we'll capture the best version of you. Contact me today and I'll help you put your best face forward.

How Should I prepare for Dating Headshots?

Your headshot is more than just a picture, it's a representation of you and your brand. That's why I believe that preparation is key. Here are a few tips to help you get ready for your session:

Prioritize self-care. Get enough sleep, exercise and spend some time in the sunshine in the weeks leading up to your session. This will help ensure that your photos look as natural as possible.

Dress for success. Make sure your outfit is comfortable and well-fitting. Try it on a couple days before your session to ensure that it still fits and doesn't require any dry cleaning.

Know your angles. Take a look at some previous photos of yourself, and see which angles you find most flattering. Bring those photos with you to your session to be used as reference. This will help me find the perfect angle to showcase you and your brand.

Leave the rest to us, my team and I will work with you to create a headshot that truly represents the best version of yourself.

How much do Dating Headshots cost?

When it comes to capturing the perfect dating headshot, cost can be a tricky thing to navigate. Prices can range from $50 to $800, depending on location, package, and photographer. But don't let a lower price tag fool you - often times, the cheapest option can result in less-than-stellar photography.

When planning your headshot budget, it's crucial to factor in not just the session fee, but also the cost of licensing and retouching. Many photographers only grant ownership of the images if they are purchased separately from the session fee. And, if you plan to use your headshot for press releases, advertisements, or other public uses, additional licensing fees may apply.

Retouching can also add up, with photographers charging anywhere from $30 to $80 per image. Keep these costs in mind when determining your total budget.

At Austen Hunter Photography, we understand the importance of striking the perfect balance between cost and quality. Our sessions range from $175 to $600 and include full copyright usage rights to all of the images captured during your session. Plus, retouching is available for $24.99 per photo, with various package options to meet your needs. Head to our pricing page to learn more about the options we offer and find the perfect fit for you.

Looking for professional Dating Headshot pricing?

Find the perfect headshot package for your goals and budget below.

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"Your headshot is your personal logo. Make sure it's as professional as you are." - Austen Hunter


Chelsea, Headshot Client

"Wonderful experience! Wanted an updated headshot and Austen and Sarah were amazing. The studio was clean and incredibly nice, Sarah even provided blotting pads to help with shininess I had during photo shoot. 10/10 recommend to anyone wanting to get a photo taken! Thank you again!"


Tammy, Headshot Client

"We are so glad that we found Austen. He did a wonderful job providing us with quality headshot photographs. He made us feel comfortable and gave us good suggestions for posing. We look forward to working with him again in the future!"


Daryl, Beach Client

"Austen and his team were amazing! They were able to capture exactly what we wanted for our engagement pictures and also provided us a tent to change clothes. I would highly recommend him and I would definitely use him again."

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