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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

 

10 Dating tips for Gentlemen

Guys don’t be a uncouth or ungentlemanly…follow these tips

Chivalry is NOT dead

Open the car door for her, pull out her chair, walk on the car side of the street…It takes no effort to do these things, but it makes all the difference.

Relax

Don’t get caught up in the version of the man you wish you were-be the real you.

Dress well

First impressions matter, dress like a gent.

Show respect.

Show up on time, be polite to the waiter and give your date your attention and please be subtle-don’t stare directly at her boobs.

Don’t drink too much

A beer or two is fine, but no one likes a messy drunk or someone who reveals TMI (Too Much information)

Turn off your phone

Your bros are not invited on the date.

Compliment your date.

Whether it’s her hair, eyes or dress, tell her how great she looks. Giving her a compliment will make her feel good

NEVER Talk about your EX

…just don’t go there

Pay for the date

That’s right… a Gentleman pays…this isn’t a power play-you’ve asked her on a date because you like her and want to do something nice with no strings attached.

Kiss Her

If the first date has gone well and you’re feeling it then go for the kiss at some point towards the end…don’t puss out!

 

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 profile pictures we can help make your online dating experience successful and more fun than you thought possible!

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

Single Cruising- A Vacation Option to Meet New People

Meeting new people for dating or fun is now easier than ever. With social networking platforms, such as a Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, and dozens of online dating sites providing people with a means of getting to know other people via your laptop, tablet or smartphone, dating has become virtual.

A different way of connecting

However, some feel this method of meeting somewhat impersonal. For those who still want to meet people in the flesh but want to try something a bit different, a Single’s Cruise may be the perfect dating option for you.

Setting sail from a range of destinations, Single Cruising is the latest way to meet other single, like-minded individuals, while having a fantastic vacation. Unlike seeing someone at a bar and wondering whether they’re single, being on a Single’s Cruise takes out the guess-work as you know everyone there is single and looking. You can therefore talk to whoever you wish, confident in the knowledge that the conversation could lead somewhere.

Cruises are often fully catered, offering a plethora of food types for a variety of palettes, and Single’s Cruises are no different. Having an all-inclusive vacation takes out the anxiety that eating out abroad can bring in terms of cost and therefore allows the rest of your budget to be put to better use. Food is an excellent talking point as well as a date, so meeting someone while dining is not unusual. Additionally, the numerous bars and pools are great places to meet others.

A range of ages

Single’s Cruises are also available in a range of ages so that, if age is important to you, you can meet a fellow singleton in a similar age bracket to yourself. Humor, knowledge and interests can all be affected by age, so meeting someone who you have a lot in common with could be made even more likely by going on an over 50s Single’s Cruise.

Think about this too!

Having great online dating photos is the most important thing you can do when dating online, so visit LookBetterOnline and and see how with great profile pictures we can help make your online dating experience successful and more fun than you thought possible!

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

Love, Cars and Dating

the flirting bibleWhen I first read this article by friend Fran Greene I thought it was cute and it made me smile! (It was originally published on Valentine’s day but is still relevant for every day!)

I immediately called Fran and asked her if I could post it. She agreed…hope it makes you smile too!

Meet Fran

For those of you who read my posts you’ll know that I’m a huge fan of Fran Greene, she’s a Nationally renowned relationship expert, former advice columnist for Match.com, an authentic New Yorker with a heart of gold and she’s smart and funny too!

Frans’ also author of the The Flirting Bible, (Your Ultimate Photo Guide to Reading Body Language, Getting Noticed and Meeting More People than you Ever Thought Possible).

Love, Cars and Dating: By Fran Greene

Have you ever thought about hiring a classic car for a date?

There’s something so romantic about classic cars. Think about it. You can set the mood by playing romantic music whether you have a push-button radio or 8-track player. Be creative in finding some way to occupy yourselves while waiting for the tubes in the radio to warm up. Wink, wink.

Riding in a classic car can take you back in time, so use it to take your date to classically romantic spots, like a drive-in movie theater (yes, there are still some around), the beach at sunset, or your own version of “Inspiration Point.” You can even snuggle in the back seat, unless you happen to be driving a Corvette!

A haven for romance

Your car itself can be a haven for romance! Place your date’s flowers on the dashboard.  Imagine how romantic it will be when your date gets in the car and finds something there for them. Have music available with your date’s favorite songs and play them when you are driving together.

An extension of you

A classic car is an extension of yourself. You never have a second chance to make an unforgettable first impression with a date.

Neither does your car. So if you own a classic car (And don’t need to rent one) before your  night out on the town,  make sure that your car is ready for the date.  Give your car a bath, both inside and out. If your car masquerades as your office, your pet’s home, your kids gym locker, a restaurant, or a garbage pail, make sure that is cleaned out and presentable, just like you.

You want your car and your date to get along.  It is really quite simple: your date has to feel that there is room for her in your life, as well as in your car. By the same token, your classic car must approve of your date. You may have to forewarn your classic car not to get offended if your date gets a finger print on the console or dash, or accidentally slams the door too hard. Assure your classic car that you’ll take care of it once the date is over. Even if your date (gasp!) spills searing hot coffee on the upholstery. This is no time for your car to take revenge on your date by messing up her hair because the convertible top is down.

The way you drive
When you are by yourself your driving style only affects you, but when you have a date with you, everything changes. We all have our own unique driving habits. Are you a polite and cautious driver, or are you rageful and reckless? Make no mistake, your date will judge you by the way you drive. She will be watching the way you treat other drivers. Showing consideration for these other drivers, and for your date, will put you in the “driver’s seat.”

Safety is of the utmost importance. Multitasking in the office is valued, but doing it while on a date can be the kiss of death.  Do not talk on your cellphone, text, check your e-mail, or your voice mail while driving with your date. No matter how tempting the distractions may be, talking with your date is the way to their heart.

Think about this too!

Having great online dating photos is the most important thing you can do when dating online, so visit LookBetterOnline and and see how with great profile pictures we can help make your online dating experience successful and more fun than you thought possible!

Bad dating advice to avoid

When it comes to dating everyone has an opinion.
Here are 2 of the WORST dating tips that I’ve heard!

1. Play hard to get

Don’t be available for a last minute dates…and wait before calling or texting him/her back.
Here’s the logic is to show them that you have a great life full of good things and great friends, who make you important and make them, want you. The problem with this advice is that you’ll risk missing some wonderful spontaneous moments and that you can miss quality people who just don’t like playing this game. Another version of this advice is the phrase “Treat em mean, keep em keen”-which is a guarantee to drive away anyone with good self-esteem

2. Don’t sleep with your date until “x” number of days

Some people advise that the longer you wait until you have sex the better relationship that you’ll have and then there are others who advise you to sleep with people more quickly (as if you’re not sexually compatible that it’s best to find out before you’re in love with someone.)
Now I’m not here to moralize, but what I do know is that you need to work out this number for yourself, for some people it may be no sex before marriage, for others it’ll work much faster…the key is to think about what works for you and avoid advice of others

Some Good Advice

Whether you are 25 or 95 Having great online dating photos is the single most important thing you can do when dating online, so visit LookBetterOnline and find out why more than 98% of our customers get better dates, and see how with great profile pictures we can help make your online dating experience successful and more fun than you thought possible!

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.

3 signs that you could be dating a cheater

Here are 3 signs that you could be dating a cheater…and while the truth hurts, it’s better to know, move on and find someone who is a good match.

1. He’s unavailable/doesn’t have the time

If he only makes time for you late at night than either he’s a workaholic, he’s married or he’s just not into you! If you only see him late then you’re his “booty call”.

2. He guards his phone.

If he keeps his phone with him when he goes to the bathroom then you might want to consider if you’re the only one!

3.  It’s always your house never his.

While he might have an idiot for a room-mate if you’ve never been invited to his place, he’s keeping you at arm’s length for a reason.

Dating online? Regardless of your age, an important thing you need to know…

Whether you are 25 or 95 Having great online dating photos is the single most important thing you can do when dating online, so visit LookBetterOnline and find out why more than 98% of our customers get better dates, and see how with great profile pictures we can help make your online dating experience successful and more fun than you thought possible!

Dating after Divorce

dating after divorce memeBefore you jump back into dating, make sure that you feel OK (And by OK I mean that you are happy with who you are) If you go on dates expecting to find your happiness in others then things will likely be tough for you. (men and women are often left broke and sad after a divorce) and while I’m not saying don’t date until everything is perfect…just try not to date when emotionally you know you’re vulnerable or needy

Thinking that people are like your ex.

Trust can be difficult after you’ve been hurt by an ex-wife or ex-husband is difficult.
But trust is essential for a healthy relationship…if you don’t trust people then it will destroy your chance of finding someone new.
Take some tome to work through this and put the baggage down!

Don’t rush things!

So you’ve been single and you miss feeling someone’s arms around you..yet don’t rush into things. When you get back into the dating world, take things slowly, and don’t feel bad about dating at a slower pace……you need to be able to relax a little and be yourself…don’t pretend to be someone you’re not. And don’t worry about what anyone might think of you.

Another important thing you need to know…get good dating profile pictures

Having  great dating profile pictures is the single most important thing you can do when dating online, so visit www.LookBetterOnline.com and find out why more than 98% of our customers get better dates, and see how with great online dating photos we can help make your online dating experience successful and more fun than you thought possible!