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Spotlight on Top San Francisco photographer

Meet Alessandro

I realize this when I look at Alessandro’s photos-whether they are the candid dating profile photos that he offers LookBetterOnline customers or his masterful “From the sky” aerial photos that capture the beauty of nature.

Highly skilled & experienced

A professional photographer for over 20 years, Alessandro’s photography career actually started at the tender age of 19. He was in his native home of Sardinia (the famous island off the coast of Italy).  Moved to Milan when his work was noticed by famed modeling agency, Riccardo Gay. Alessandro worked for them for four years fine-tuning his craft – specializing in fashion photography and portraits – before taking his talent on the road. In the ensuing years, his work has taken him to London, Buenos Aires and New York to work with freelance commercial advertising, companies.

It was during his time in New York that Alessandro paid his first visit to San Francisco and one visit was all it took to fall in love with the city. He found the famed city to be more relaxed, international in atmosphere, and open-minded. Three weeks after returning to New York, he came back to San Francisco to stay.

What Alessandro’s customers are saying

“Alessandro is personable, skillful and delightful. He knows his business. He created a relaxing session. He had high quality equipment that was appropriate for the shoot. The proof is in the pudding. The photographs are excellent.”- STEVEN

 “Alessandro is professional, talented, and easy to work with. The last thing in the world that I wanted to do was have my photo taken, but Alessandro made the experience virtually pain free. I would highly recommend him.”-LEONARD

“Alessandro is a great photographer. He makes you feel very comfortable during the session and his pictures were amazing and natural. I highly recommend him.” FRANCIS

Think about this!

Having great online dating profile photos (Taken in a specific way) is the most important thing you can do when dating online, To Book a session with Alessandro simply CLICK HERE

Spotlight on Top Oakland photographer

Meet Angela Gail

I’m grateful to have Photographer Angela on the LookBetterOnline.com team

I realize this when I look at Angela’s photos-whether they are the candid dating profile photos that he offers LookBetterOnline customers or his masterful “Baby and Family” photos that capture the beauty of the moment.

Highly skilled & experienced

Angela has professionally photographed wedding and portraits for over 8 years and currently owns her own boutique studio in the Bay Area. Angela specializes in people photography for all types of personal and business applications.

Outdoor portraiture is highly encouraged for dating profile portraits! Outdoor portraits of people are more “approachable” and casual in style. Angela is quite experienced in taking professional yet very natural photographs outdoors with natural light, which is lovely. In fact, most of my clients end up choosing to go with the outdoor look instead!

A former member of the Professional Photographers of America and Professional Photographers of the Greater Bay Area association, Angela still pursues photographic excellence and strives to deliver the best possible product to her clients.

What Angela’s customers are saying

“Angela was excellent. She helped me pick out the best clothes for the shot and positioned me to take advantage of the best angles. She was very easy to work with, I’d highly recommend her!”-KAREN

“Angela Gail took the time to find out about me and my needs. Then she recomended a great setting and talked me through the entire photo shoot. She made the whole experience enjoyable plus the pictures came out better that I expected. “-DAVID

“Angela did a great job taking my pictures and was very personable and friendly and made me feel very comfortable. I am very happy with the job she did. Thanks”-TOM

Think about this!

Having great online dating profile photos (Taken in a specific way) is the most important thing you can do when dating online, To Book a session with Angela simply CLICK HERE

Spotlight on Top Manhattan photographer

Meet Melody

I’m grateful to have Top Manhattan Photographer Melody on the LookBetterOnline.com team

I realize this when I look at Melody’s photos-whether they are the candid dating profile photos that he offers LookBetterOnline customers or her masterful photos that capture the essence and soul of New York. (Her street photography takes her deep into the crowds of fleeting urban subjects, looking to capture inspiration)

Highly skilled & experienced

Melody Reed a native New Yorker, a long-time working photographer and experienced instructor who teaches photographers. As well as working for LookBetterOnline, she is a Professor at (CUNY, Pratt Institute, Columbia, The New School, and ICP) of computer graphics, web design, and photography, from film at first to digital now.

What Melody’s customer are saying

I love when I get feedback from happy customers, here’s some of the feedback that people have given me after booking a session with Melody:

“I cannot overstate how satisfied and pleased I am to have worked with Melody Reed. Initially I was hesitant to sign up for this service but once I received the confirmation call from Melody my doubts began to evaporate. Her reassuring words, helpful hints and confident manner laid to rest any lingering reservations. Our session was relaxed, efficient and enjoyable. Melody is clearly an experienced, talented and gifted photographer. Her charm and confidence set me at ease and allowed me to relax and enjoy the shoot. She even took the extra time to help me sort through the shots to pick out the best of the bunch. If you are still deciding to pull the trigger don’t wait. Melody is going to get great shots of you and you will probably have fun in the process. It’s that simple! “-KERRY

“I was thrilled with the quality of my photos and I am usually super-critical of myself in photos! Melody is very talented and a delight to work with. “-MERYL

“Melody was so fun to work with and she took some GREAT pictures. A real professional who totally knew what she was doing and made a what could have been a nerve racking experience a really fun and enjoyable one!”-ANN

Think about this!

Having great online dating profile photos (Taken in a specific way) Is the most important thing you can do when dating online, To Book a session with Melody simply CLICK HERE

Spotlight on Top Schenectady photographer

Meet Vincent

I’m grateful to have Photographer Vincent on the LookBetterOnline.com team.

I realize this when I look at Vincent’s photos-whether they are the candid dating photos that he offers LookBetterOnline customers or his masterful wedding photos that capture the essence of the moment.

Highly skilled & experienced

Vincent Giordano has always been interested in photography. As a child he loved his Polaroid camera. His serious pursuit of the image started out at 19 with a professional camera that he got as a wedding gift from his brother-in-law. He used the camera on a regular basis teaching himself photography. At 25 he was a serious photo hobbyist. He graduated with a BFA in photography a few years later and also earned an MFA in Visual Studies,

Vincent lives with his wife Fran (who’s also a master photographer!) and they have celebrated 29 years of marriage. They have one 12 year old son and live in Schenectady NY.

Even in his personal life Vincent is focused on images! He’s a real movie buff and loves modern Science fiction movies- In is words:

“There is nothing more fun to me then going to the cinema with my family and enjoying a high tech science fiction spectacular. I love getting lost in the characters and the incredible visual effects that make the story seem so possible. We always try to see which character we identify with. That is always a fun question to ask, which of your favorite film characters to you most want to be”

Vincent’s love of photography

I recently asked Vincent “What do you love about photography”? His reply:

“I guess what I love most about photography is the excitement I still get when taking each and every image. I am fascinated with capturing moments of people at that exact time in their life. The timelessness of the photograph never ceases to amaze me. Photography still holds a kind of mystery and magic, beyond the science of the technology.”

What Vincent’s customer are saying

“I have hired and worked with Vincent on several photography projects many times both personally and professionally. He consistently provides excellent results and I look forward to our next project together”-RICHARD

“Photographs are beautiful when approached as an art and craft. Technical knowledge is a must as is the art of making a portrait soar, Vincent has those capabilities. His knowledge allows him to work quickly and efficiently. I would highly recommend him”!-JANET

Vincent’s Advice

The best advice I can give someone prior to being photographed is to relax and have fun. Enjoy the session; it will come through in the images. The more relaxed you are the more magic will shine in your eyes and face, the true you will rise to the surface.

Think about this!

Having great online dating profile photos (Taken in a specific way) is the most important thing you can do when dating online, To Book a session with Vincent simply CLICK HERE

 

Interview with Top Marina Del Rey/Los Angeles Photographer

Meet Adjanys

I’m grateful to have Photographer Adjanys on the LookBetterOnline.com team

I realize this when I look at her photo’s:
whether they are the candid dating profile photos that she offers LookBetterOnline customers or her masterful fashion photos

Highly skilled & experienced

Adjanys is definitely a skilled and experienced photographer. She took her 1st photography class at age 12. She admits that she never in a million years imagined photography would turn out to be her career (aren’t we lucky she didn’t pick another career) In her words

“I’m the oldest of 5 and you rarely find photos of my family with me in it, because I was the one taking the photos or videos. I remember my brothers I and making home movies, with my 5 year old sister Adalys as the princess who needed rescuing, my brother Ivan was the hero, Dan was the sidekick, Daniel was the bad guy and I was filming. My parents loved traveling and having 5 kids, did not deter them at all, so from my early childhood I had a huge love for travel and a big thirst for new experiences.”

The perfect setting

Adjanys is located in a beautiful Marina Del Rey, she  shoots LookBetterOnline customers on location with some amazing spots to choose from (think urban, country, parks and beaches where she can create amazing and stunning profile shots!)

3 Questions for a master Photographer

I’ve asked Adjanys 3 questions so that anyone reading this post could not only see her amazing photos, but get a sense of really who she is (and get some good tips too!)

LookBetterOnline: (Giles) What do you love about Portrait Photography?
Adjanys: My favorite part of portraiture is seeing the look on the clients face once they have seen their images. Most of us are so hard on ourselves, that look of being pleasantly surprised than turns into excitement is something I love about the job. I see right before my very eyes someone’s complete self esteem increase and the feeling of personal value increases, unbelievable that a single fantastic photo can transform someone.

LookBetterOnline: (Giles) What’s do most people not know about you?
Adjanys: I have a big big heart and cry at almost anything beautiful, whether is a movie, a quote or just my kids running around happy. I am pretty tough girl on the outside but a ball go mush in the inside. All my family already knows I will cry at almost anything. But I like feeling everything and knowing i am personally moved by the things i experience.

LookBetterOnline: (Giles) Any photo tips for people wanting to book a session with you?
Adjanys: The best tip I can give someone about having a professional session its to treat it like you deserve it, like a way to reward yourself and a way to show others that you care about your 1st impression, that there is so much value in you that you proudly invest in yourself. Through my hundreds or even thousands of shoots, I tell my clients that everyone should have a professional photography session at least once in their life, the photos alone are worth it but the experience is worth so much more. My goal as a photographer is to show the clients how incredible they truly are.

Think about this!

Having great online dating profile photos  (Taken in a specific way) Is the most important thing you can do when dating online, To Book a session with Adjanys simply CLICK HERE

Spotlight on Top Huffman, Texas Photographer

I’m grateful to have Photographer Bill on the LookBetterOnline.com team

I realize this when I look at Bill’s photo’s:
whether they are the candid dating profile photos that he offers LookBetterOnline customers or his masterful editorial or sports photos that capture that “special fleeting moment”.

Located in Huffman, Texas- Bill’s a great photographer and total foodie- he once told me “Houston has one of the best and most diverse food scenes in America, and I indulge in it quite often”. so don’t forget to ask him where the best place to eat in Houston is!

Highly skilled & experienced

Bill’s had his photos published in some high profile publications (Fortune magazine, GQ, Forbes and the Houston Chronicle to name just a few)

The perfect setting

Bill loves to “shoot” LookBetterOnline customers “on location” and has some great spots to choose from (think Tinsley park, Houston Herman park or Houston… where he can create amazing and stunning profile shots!) On location shots get customers great results as they are relaxed, natural and attractive to the opposite sex.

Bill’s Passion for photography

Bill’s love of photos is evident when I asked him “What do you love about photography”?  he told me

“There are so many facets about photography that I love! I love meeting people, going to locations, learning new things and sharing information with them. I love making images that help people in whatever endeavor they are aspiring to. Whats not to love”?

Think about this!

Having great online dating profile photos  (Taken in a specific way) Is the most important thing you can do when dating online, To Book a session with Bill simply CLICK HERE

When people post old dating photos!

I met a woman from San Diego who told me that she loved art galleries.

First Date

I decided it would be nice first date to meet her at a gallery, then get hot chocolate and watch the huge waves breaking from the OLD DATING PROFILE PICSPacific Ocean. I wanted everything to be perfect so ironed my best shirt, wore my Dad’s gold cufflinks, and shined my shoes.

When I reached the art gallery, her back was toward me. I recognized her beautiful blond hair, and my heart beat faster. She turned around to greet me and………………..I took a leap backward.

I visibly jumped, she looked much older than her photographs. It was an embarrassing moment for both of us.

We’ve all been there

…you meet someone online , get excited about meeting them for a date only to find that they posted old photos and they look nothing like that in person.

The key is having photos (taken in a specific way) that represent you in a very real way. I’ve looked at thousands of photos and  developed a special kind of photo, that’s designed to show you at your best and still get you results.

I KNOW it’s possible to find love online…I met the girl of my dreams online…yet I so nearly missed her because she had average unremarkable photos, I even deleted her emails! And it wasn’t until she posted great photos that I even noticed her!

With the great dating photos, a good profile and a good attitude you’ll stand a better chance of meeting someone special.

Interview with Top Laguna Beach/ Orange County Photographer

Meet Stephen

I’m grateful to have Photographer Stephen on the LookBetterOnline.com team

I realize this when I look at Stephen’s photo’s:
whether they are the candid dating profile photos that he offers LookBetterOnline customers or his masterful event of wedding photos that capture the “special group moment”.

Highly skilled & experienced

Stephen’s worked with some really famous people too! Oprah Winfrey, John Malkavich, , Jenny McCarthy, John O’hurly and Joe Peshe (to name just a few) and had his photos published in some high profile publications (Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Elle, LA Times Magazine, Chicago Tribune Magazine and many more)

The perfect setting

Stephen is located in a beautiful and convenient location-Perched just above the crashing waves of the ocean and bathed in bright sunshine. He shoots LookBetterOnline customers at his charming the studio or on location with some amazing spots to choose from (think urban, country, parks and beaches where he can create amazing and stunning profile shots!)

3 Questions for a master Photographer

I’ve asked Stephen 3 questions so that anyone reading this post could not only see his amazing photos, but get a sense of really who he is (and get some good tips too!)

LookBetterOnline: (Giles) What do you love about Photography?
Stephen: I love the immediate gratification of seeing and sharing a great photograph.
Then a few months or years later, the record of lives in pictures is absolutely priceless!

LookBetterOnline: (Giles) What’s you favorite food? (Or something that you could share with our readers about you that most people don’t know?)
Stephen: I attended and graduated culinary school and worked in high end restaurants for six years. I believe every one (man or woman) should have their own signature dish that will grab the heart of your loved one. Nothing like a home cooked, fancy meal with wine to whoo your love…Doesn’t have to be crazy hard, just unexpected. I have a few ideas for you after the shoot.

LookBetterOnline: (Giles) Any photo tips for people wanting to book a session with you?
Stephen: I know some say they are “horrible at taking pictures”. I have strategies to get you to take great pictures! Don’t worry, I understand and will talk you through it.
Regarding wardrobe: follow the LBO guild-lines. Don’t just grab the two shirts you wear everyday to work. Make an effort when picking out your wardrobe and it will defiantly be worth it. Women, go easy on the make up. We are shooting casual and fun looks in natural daylight. What works at the club stays in the club.Get plenty of rest so you look your best and feel good.

Think about this!

Having great online dating profile photos  (Taken in a specific way) Is the most important thing you can do when dating online, To Book a session with Stephen simply CLICK HERE

Shooting dating photos when it’s cold! (Tips from top New York photographer)

I was asked by a customer in New York:

“What do you do when a customer wants natural dating photos but the weather’s cold”?

Dating photo tips from Melody

I recently asked talented LookBetterOnline photographer Melody about  shooting dating photos when it’s cold and here’s her answer!

Hi Giles, it was an interesting coincidence, when I was asked to write something up for the LBO blog on ‘How do you make people comfortable in the dead of winter’, the following testimonial came in from my latest client:

“Melody was very good at finding a variety of locations for photographs, even in the cold weather! She was able to elicit different moods (from me) for the photos, and she was generous with her time.”

The same client also said

“Just because its winter, you still want to date, maybe even more so, a good partner can help you avoid the winter isolation and bring warmth and fun to the season”

What you want to do to is psych yourself up for a photo-shoot and dress for a winter date!

By getting your photos done during winter, you are ensuring that by late spring and summer you will have a friend, or more, to date and do things together.

Cold weather locations in New York

As a native New Yorker, I know all the ins and outs, nooks and crannies where I make sure that my clients are comfortable and interested. I myself am not a member of the Polar bear club, i.e., I don’t believe in walking more than one block in the cold.

All the places I use are all within a half to one block from all the subway stops. I use many unique and elegant places to get your shots. Usually we start at a very upscale hotel lobby in the Columbus Circle area. I even know of a ski lodge one block from the A train (see Moose heads in accompanying photo).

I also have a terrace with a startling view of the Time Warner building and Lincoln Center, where you can duck inside if it gets too cold. I have a press pass to shoot in the Time Warner Building itself, where the all glass atriums provide an urban outdoors–like lighting.

We are also a block and a half from Central Park South, surrounded with Pedi cabs and horse and buggies for added local backgrounds color (not to mention a few yards from unique cafes to duck into for shelter and a café.)

On a day when it is impossible to go outside, (a lot of rain or snow) I love the results in shooting in The Temple of Dendur, at the Metropolitan Museum of art, the authentic relocated remains of an Egyptian temple with one whole wall of glass window looks out at Central Park.

To book a session with Melody click HERE

On location shoots

One of the things I love about on location shoots, is that it’s impossible to feel self-conscious because you are so involved in new and interesting surroundings. If you are really shy though, I can find us more private places, including your office or apartment. Hopefully you’ll take my cue regarding public shooting, which is that it is very anonymous. Everybody has a camera and is usually focusing it on their friend, themselves, or upward at some vertical skyscraper. Sometimes I wish they would notice. But I find walking or shooting on the crowded streets of NY ironically is really a very private affair. . (unless you’re a famous celebrity).

All of these places have convenient and well-maintained rest rooms that can be used for changing outfits, if desired. (My recommendation for winter though, is to layer your outfits, so you don’t have to carry more than necessary.)

New York insider

Incidentally, I provide you with some good New York insider ideas for meetings and dates for the (near) future.

As a special bonus, if you book an early morning appointment with me, at the end of our shoot while you are selecting your photo picks, I like to take you to my new favorite breakfast place, for a fresh French pressed cup of coffee and the best donut I have ever had, at my treat!

To see more of Melody’s work or book a photo session with her click HERE

 

Interview with Top Florida (Boca Raton) Photographer

I’m grateful to have Photographer Ben on the LookBetterOnline.com team

I realize this when I look at Ben’s photo’s:
whether they are the candid dating profile photos that he offers LookBetterOnline customers or his masterful fine art photos that capture the majestic beauty of the natural world.

Ben’s worked with some really famous people too! Bob Wier from the Grateful Dead, The Foo Fighters,  Fergie, Beastie Boys, REM, and many more (if you don’t recognize these names than spend a few minutes on Google and you’ll get the picture!)

(Ben is also focused on using his photography as a medium to communicate the importance of sea turtle conservation as these magnificent creatures are one of the most important indicators of the health of the world’s marine and coastal ecosystems)

Top Photographer

Ben is definitely BOTH a top dating profile photographer and nature Photographer (And I see a lot of photographers)  Here are some questions that I asked him and his answers.

An Interview with Ben

LookBetterOnline (Giles): Tell me a little about yourself?
Ben: In pursuing my passion of photography, I strive to achieve a diverse image at the highest quality while enjoying myself and making my clients feel comfortable and relaxed.

LookBetterOnline (Giles):  How do you make your customers comfortable?
Ben: Upon first meeting I try and let them know who I am and what I do and let them tell me a little about themselves as well. It’s all about where the client is comfortable shooting. If they are comfortable then I am comfortable

LookBetterOnline (Giles): Do you have formal education related to photography?
Ben: I graduated from Florida Atlantic University in Graphic Design and took 5 photography classes while enrolled.
LookBetterOnline (Giles): Ben’s also spent literally thousands of hour behind a camera and has a commitment to photography that most people only aspire to attain (Just sayin!)

LookBetterOnline (Giles): What are your favorite locations to take Dating profile photos?
Ben: I like to bring my client into my natural studio, Mother nature. There are endless combinations outside, especially living in beautiful South Florida. The beach and parks are a favorite of mine to visit (Spanish River Park, Mizner Park, Boca Raton Inlet, Red Reef Park, Deerfield Pier, Palmetto Park Beach, Delray Public Beach and Downtown Delray Beach)

Think about this!

Having great online dating profile photos  (Taken in a specific way) Is the most important thing you can do when dating online, To Book a session with Ben Simply click HERE