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Spotlight on Top Oakland Photographer

Meet Angela

I love Angela’s photos-whether they are the wedding or engagement photos or the candid dating profile photos that she offers LookBetterOnline customers.

Very Experienced

Angela has professionally photographed wedding and portraits for many 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.

Angela Encourages “On Location” Photo-sessions.

In Angela’s Words:

“Most of my clients end up choosing an outdoor “On location” portrait session as those are MUCH better for dating sites. Outdoor portraits of people are more “approachable” and casual in style. I am highly experienced in taking professional yet very natural photographs outdoors with natural light, which is lovely. most of my clients end up choosing to go with the outdoor look! I have a great park located about 1-2 miles from my studio that is perfect”!

What Angela’s customers are saying

“I was really happy with Angela. She helped me through every step of the process from picking out which outfits to wear to making sure my hair was OK after I changed clothes! She picked a local park instead of her studio, which was nice. She made me feel very comfortable throughout the whole process. Thanks, Angela!”- GRETCHEN

 “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

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

Choosing an online dating photographer! (What makes a good Online dating photographer?)

How Do I chose?

With a choice of many different photographers how do you chose the right one for you?
(Here’s a list of Online Dating Photographer “Must haves” to help you!)

Relaxed and Friendly

A good online dating photographer…is friendly and  communicates well with his/her clients.

(A good online dating photographer will understand that you  might  get a little stressed out or nervous, about taking online dating profile pictures.

Shallow Depth of field

A good online dating photographer will understand “Shallow Depth of field”…now it amazes me at just how many professional photographers don’t get this concept (The  term “Shallow depth of field” for non-photographers this is where the subject (YOU) are  in sharp focus and the background is blurred.

Did you know that that this style of photography gets the best result when online dating?
(These are the kind of photos that we’ve been providing our customers with for years)

Never Force a smile

A good online dating photographer will NEVER force a smile! They will know that it’s never a good idea to force a smile out of a client. A forced smile isn’t genuine and nearly always looks fake and cheesy.

“The original photographer I used didn’t make me feel comfortable, she kept telling me to smile, when I’m not a smiling sort of person… I mean, I smile but not the “cheesy” grin that she wanted, I had a tooth repaired and I’m just not comfortable when forced to smile-and my photos showed it-I felt stupid when I saw them and never used the photos, they just sit on my laptop and every time I see them I groan”

“John,” 46, San Diego

Not All photographers are created equal

Don’t forget…all dating photographers are NOT created equal! (LookBetterOnline.com only hires 1 in 60 people who apply for a position)

Think About This too!

Before you get a date you need to attract someone special!
Having great online dating photos is the most important thing you can do when dating online, we all look at the photos first! so visit LookBetterOnline and and see how with great online dating photos we can help make your online dating experience successful and more fun than you thought possible!

Interview with a Top Maryland Photographer (& Washington DC area)

Meet Ann

I’m Soooooo Grateful that Ann’s on the LookBetterOnline team! I realize this when I look at Ann’s photos-whether they are the candid dating profile photos that she offers LookBetterOnline customers or her family photos that capture the beauty of a family moment.

Highly skilled & experienced

Ann’s definitely a top Maryland photographer…she’s had a camera in her hand since she was 15. As a professional freelancer for over 35 years, photography has been her way of expression and creativity, and has always been her passion. Ann enjoy’s the challenge that each job brings and finds the “creative connection” with each person. In Ann’s words

“With candid portraits, I have fun reaching in and pulling out your personality through my work.  In the end, everyone has had a good time.”

3 Questions for Ann

To give you a better sense of who Ann is, I recently asked her 3 questions about photography…here are her replies:

Giles (LookBetterOnline.com) What do you love about portrait photography?
Ann:
I learned early on that photography was a passion of mine. I’ve had a knack for relaxing people in photos ever since my teens.  I started photographing children, then my classmates for yearbook and on to families and events.  My first love will always be the intimacy of a portrait session. I think my calming personality relaxes my clients to allow themselves to open up to me and I find those sweet spots to capture.  Not sure what it is, but they feel I “get” them and I am able to express that in my work.  Anyone who starts out with “no one ever gets a good photo of me” comes away with the biggest smile when they see how I have captured them.  Their inner self comes out in my photos. Maybe its the angle or just catching the smile or look at the right time, but my clients can finally say “wow, I can look good in a photo”. Knowing I have created images that will help their self-esteem to use in work, on a dating site or sharing with a loved one, feels great to me.

Giles (LookBetterOnline.com) Can you share something about yourself that most people don’t know about you to our customers?
Ann: I’ve been a “people person” ever since childhood,  being the “welcome wagon” of the neighborhood. Having a very social personality has lend itself to a career in photography. Once I found my niche with my camera, I realized I could capture so many special moments and bring smiles to so many people with these images. Be it at a party, my daughters being silly with their friends, or a simple gathering of my own best buds, my photos stand out because I know when to wait for the right shot.  Photography for me is not simply a job, but an extension of my personality.  I love my photos so much that when I run into clients from years past, I can chat with them about specific photos, what they were wearing, doing etc. They are always in awe that I remember them, but that’s me, a “photographic memory” of special times.

Giles (LookBetterOnline.com) Any Advice and/or tips to a prospective customer?
Ann:
When getting ready for a photo shoot, think about those outfits that people have commented on in the past, as in “that look’s great on you”, “when you wear ___ color it really brings your eyes out”.  Have these clothes in mind when having your photo shoot. If you do an “on location” photo shoot, pick a time with the photographer where there will be less people around.  Having you relaxed is key and people mingling about probably won’t bring that out in you.  I find the key to good photos is the mental attitude.  When we chat during the session I sometimes have you think about what your goal is in these photos. Picturing yourself with the man/woman of your dreams and suddenly, the smiles and twinkles I get in the eyes shows through in the photos. Just remember, you can have a room with 5 different photographers, but it’s the one who can choose the right time and pose to make a difference in how you look.  Treat yourself to letting the wonderful you shine through in a professional photo shoot and leave the cell phone photos to Facebook.

Amazing results: What Ann’s customers are saying

They say the proof is in the results…Here’s what Ann’s customers have to say!

When I first joined Match, the photos I included in my profile were those that others had randomly taken of me on outings using a cell phone. I received a fair amount of views and winks. I am not photogenic at all and decided to have Ann take a few pictures. Wow, what a difference! Ann makes you feel so comfortable that you can relax and enjoy the process and the end result are professional but totally natural looking photographs. I have been on Match for about six months now and just had her take new photos for the fall. A small tweak in my profile along with brand new pictures and my responses have doubled. I highly recommend her services.-ADELE

After posting the new pictures on my profile, everything changed. I actually had women who had seen my profile before reach out to me and comment on how much better the photos were, and the responses to me emails were much more positive. I met my current girlfriend on Match.com using my profile with Ann’s pictures, and I know that at 50, I finally met the woman of my dreams. I KNOW that this would not have been possible without the new and improved photos that Ann provided. I whole-heartedly recommend letting Ann provide your profile pictures, if you are serious about on-line dating.-PAUL

To Book a session with Ann simply CLICK HERE

 

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.