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3 Reasons You Need A Professional Profile Photo On Dating Sites


It's becoming more and more common for couples to meet through dating sites such as or OkCupid. In 2014, nearly one in four Americans met their spouse online. But with all of this competition, how do you set yourself apart from all of the selfies and bathroom mirror shots? You have a professional photographer take a headshot that will make any potential mate look twice at your profile. There are many reasons to have Garrett Hacking of Photography G take your headshots. One of which is his knack for capturing your personality along with your good side, but here are three more reasons you need a new profile photo now:

1. Set Yourself Apart

When it comes to online dating, it's all about the first impression of your picture. Many men and women won't start a conversation with someone who doesn't have a photo of themselves on their profile, but if you have a bad photograph your message is being filtered straight into the trash. 3 Reasons You Need A Professional Profile Photo On Dating Sites

2. Show Off Who You Are

A professional photo shoot doesn't land you with just one photo. You can showcase who you are, and what your hobbies are all while looking your best. Denver, and Colorado in general, is a great backdrop and if you're like most Coloradans, you probably love the outdoors. Photography G offers multiple options for professional headshots including on-site and studio shoots. A majority of profiles are filled with group shots from a bar or birthday party. Don't be that guy or girl. Be original and meet the one you've been looking for. Who knows? You might be hiring Garrett for your wedding photography in a year or two. 3 Reasons You Need A Professional Photo On Dating Sites

3. Get The Conversation Started

A great profile picture on a dating site is the best way to get a conversation going. Once you have a good connection with someone, your photos pale in comparison to your spark, but you still need a great headshot to get you in the door. If you're looking for a photographer in Denver, call Photography G today at (303) 444-6994 to schedule your photo shoot. Garrett Hacking does all genres of photography in Denver, Colorado and nationwide. Subscribe to Photography G newsletter

Artful Sunset in Paris

An artful sunset in Paris: the city of lights. Nothing tops what the big light in the sky can do. The "golden hour" occurs in the waning hour or so of evening as well as early in the morning. Since I am late in posting this today, I elected for a favorite sunset shot. And nothing beats the glorious Eiffel Tower and the Seine's magical bridges and historic lamps and lanterns. Artful Sunset in Paris You will notice in a lot of my work I shoot silhouette. I like the shapes and outlines I can see in my mind's eye. In reality, all of the foreground is completely visible. Through"stopping down" your exposure, you eliminate shadow details and help some details in the highlights shine (nice pun) through. Another valuable note.. even though I was exhausted from the travel, I got my butt out the door the afternoon I landed for what would be the first and last sunset on an otherwise mostly cloudy and rainy trip. Seize the moment, it may never come again!

Emotional Wedding Moment With Father Of The Bride

An emotional wedding moment with the father of the bride is like few others on a wedding day. Sure, there can be many special moments at a wedding -- the first look, first kiss, first dance. The list goes on. It is, after all, one of the most amazing days and milestones we can experience. After nearly twenty years in the business of wedding photography, the moments that I see move people the most involve the father of the bride. There is a special bond between a father and daughter that transcends most other relationships. I hear about it time and again. I'm not a father myself, but I believe it because I have seen it. I've photographed it! Emotional Wedding Moment With Father of the Bride | Denver One of those father-daughter moments is when he walks her down the aisle and "gives her away" to to her soon-to-be husband.

This is one of my all-time most popular photos. Over twenty years, you internalize your craft and the mechanics of photography. It becomes like a second language that you speak without thinking. You pray to the gods of creativity and aliveness that you remain awake, alert and in command of your senses, so that when the moments arrive you are ready.

Everything came together for this timeless moment: Composition, depth of field, a veiled bride whose beauty does not distract and the most important - Dad! That face is so precious and perfect. A split-second in time, and I was ready.

I can't tell you how many times prospective clients have come to my studio and upon seeing this image, the tears begin to flow. There is no better compliment to my work than to see people emotionally moved by an image of someone they don't even know. Let me know how it affects you and share this photo to see how it touches others. Subscribe to Photography G newsletter