Online dating photographers in Houston, TX.


We help clients optimize their online dating profiles in Houston, TX with dating profilephotography & custom bio copywriting. Build an optimized dating profile that gets you more matches today.

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Houston, Texas

Online dating photographers in Houston, TX.

We help clients optimize their online dating profiles in Houston, TX with dating profilephotography & custom bio copywriting. Build an optimized dating profile that gets you more matches today.

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Get a dating profile optimized for Houston and surrounding areas.
"It took a few hours, but now the matches won't stop rolling in."

- Pete , Houston

Dating photography in
Houston, TX

We specialize in dating profile photography.

Dating in Houston (or in Texas in general) can be tricky... but I'm sure you already know that. When it comes to online dating, photos are the single most important part of your dating profile. It doesn't matter if you're on Tinder, Bumble, Hinge or any of the other dating apps. If your photos suck, your experience on these apps will, too.

  Not getting the matches you deserve?
  Don't have great photos of yourself?
  Not into taking Instagram selfies?
  Recently single or divorced?
We build the best dating profiles in

Get the best dating profile photos in Houston.

The good news? You don't need to reinvent the wheel or pretend to be someone you're not. Authenticity is key. We specialize in capturing stunning, authentic photos that show off all your best attributes. We can genuine, candid photos of you so we can build an optimized, high-converting dating profile that gets you more matches in the Houston area.

  Get new photos that look incredible
  Show your charm, charisma & confidence
 Stand out from all the bathroom selfies
 Instantly improve your match rate
We're laser-focused on results.

What kind of results can you expect to see?

📈  Increased Match Ratio
Most clients see a noticeable increase in the very first week, and your new match rate should stabilize by week 2-3.
😍  Higher Quality Matches
Match with people you're actually excited to talk to. Level the playing field and meet people in your league (or above).
👨‍🔬  Algorithm Improvements
When your match rate goes up, the algorithm will automatically start showing your profile to more people.
💬  Better Conversations
Tired of starting conversations only to get 1-word answers? A fine-tuned profile turns your charisma score to +10.
🥂  More Dates
Turn matches into dates more easily, and start meeting up with fun, interesting people on the regular.
👻  Less Ghosting
Conversation going great, then all of a sudden... *poof*? You won't be the profile they want to ghost anymore.
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We've analyzed the top profiles in

We take a data-driven approach to photography.

After hundreds of clients, tests and optimization strategies we're confident that we know what works (and what doesn't) when it comes to online dating. For us, it's not just about taking a pretty photo. It's about taking a photo that achieves a measurable result in your dating life.

How do you measure results?

We've worked with well +1,000 clients since 2018. In this time, we've learned a LOT about what works (and what doesn't). We continuously try to improve our understanding of effective dating photography, including:

  • Conducting local surveys from both men and women
  • Asking people to swipe & walk us through their process
  • Using sites like Photofeeler to test photos
  • Hiring panels of people to vote on photos

Dating apps don't have built-in analytics, so we've built a custom testing framework that shows our clients how to measure the performance of their photos.

After 6 weeks we follow up to learn what worked (and what didn't). This helps us better understand current trends, seasonality, location factors and more. It also helps us fine-tune our approach, allowing future clients to benefit from the learnings.

What photos work best for dating?

After all our research we've developed a recipe that produces high-performance dating profiles. It's not rocket science, but here's the secret sauce:

  1. Your photos must be believable & authentic. No heavy filters or touch-ups. No external lights, flashes, studios or soft boxes. Don't pose too much. Don't act unnatural.
  2. You have to laugh & smile. In almost every test we've ever performed, the smiling photos typically perform 2x better. That's why have a LOT of fun on our shoots to make sure you're laughing and smiling naturally.
  3. You have to show confidence & charisma. Nothing is more attractive than these two elements combined. We'll coach you through the proper body language and facial expressions, to help you communicate this naturally.

Basically, people just want to see that you're a good, trustworthy person. They want to see that you have a life (hobbies, career, etc.) and they want to know they're going to be safe with you.

We'll find all of your best angles and photograph you looking your very best. Your photos will showcase all of your best assets, while highlighting your charm, personality and confidence.

What kind of photos do you take?

Our style is often referred to as "candid lifestyle". It's natural, unposed, unstaged, authentic and in the moment.

It's not supposed to look like you hired someone to take photos of you all day. Instead it will look like you were out enjoying your day, and one of your friends just happened to snap a photo with their fancy camera.

We're going to be your best friend on shoot day.

We'll get you to laugh, open up and not take yourself so seriously. These natural laughs will help the photos look authentic and genuine.

We also let you change outfits during the shoot, giving you multiple different looks from one session. Each time you change your outfit, we'll bring you to a new backdrop nearby that suits what you're wearing.

When the shoot is done you'll have a private gallery of authentic, high-converting photos to use on your dating apps.

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Why work with us?

Here's a few key reasons you should work with us to optimize your dating profiles.


+1k Profiles Optimized

We've helped over 1000 clients optimize their profiles, collecting data & insights along the way.


Proven Formula

We'll show you exactly how to structure your profile for the best results. We're always optimizing.


Bio Copywriting

Our copywriter will write a witty, original bio to make your dating profile even better.


Guides & Resources

Get access to our member portal where we share detailed guides & tips to increase conversions.


Expression Coaching

We'll provide coaching on posing & facial expressions to ensure your photos look amazing.


Fast Turnaround

Want more matches fast? Most of our shoots are wrapped up and delivered in less than a week.


Rated 4.9 / 5

We ask for feedback every step of the way to make sure you're having an incredible experience.


Secure & Confidential

Bookings are 100% confidential. We won't share your photos unless you give us explicit permission.

Photos optimized for all major dating apps

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Super simple process.

Dating shouldn't be this difficult. When you sign up we'll take care of everything, including a detailed onboarding, preparation guides, shoot reminders and more.


1. Book Online

Find a time/date in our calendar that works for your schedule. Can book 6 weeks in advance.


2. Get Photographed

We're great with beginners, so we'll coach you on areas like posing & facial expressions.


3. Implement

We guide you how to structure your photos & custom bio for the best results possible.


4. Test & Optimize

We teach you how to measure & optimize your profiles so you can find your upper limit.

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Two locations in Houston, TX

From Buffalo Bayou Park to the Marvin Taylor Exercise Trail, there's no shortage of amazing locations and backdrops in Houston to choose from. We've picked a few key spots in the city that offer a multitude of different backdrops all within walking distance. That way you can get multiple different "looks" from a single session.

Where do the shoots take place?

We have two locations to choose from: Downtown and Greater Heights area.

1. Downtown (with Nghia)

We love shooting in the area near Main Street in downtown Houston because of the variety of backdrops that the colorful storefronts and interesting architecture provides.

We would start at Day 6 Coffee and make our way down the Main Street area. (Day 6 Coffee Co, 910 Prairie St Suite 100, Houston, TX 77002)

2. Greater Heights (with Joy)

This area has trendy coffee shop and a lot of unique textured walls that we can incorporate into your photos. If you're looking for more nature/greenery background, we can also walk into the nearby neighborhoods where there's a ton of lush greens.

We'll meet at on Yale St. and make our way around the neighborhood. (Local Foods, 714 Yale St, Houston, TX 77007)

Who is the photographer?

Hi, I'm Nghia! 👋

I'm a photographer based in Houston, TX and I'm here to help you take the best photos for dating apps!

I never thought I'd be an online dating photographer, but after helping my friends spruce up their dating pics in the past I figured that I would begin helping other people improve their dating profiles.

Most of my friends and clients have never been in front of the camera before so I've got plenty of experience in guiding and coaching beginners.

Hi, I'm Joy! 👋

I am a photographer based in Houston, TX, specialized in portrait photography.

When you choose me as your online dating photographer, you can expect me to hype you up at the shoot, guide you on posing throughout the process, give you recommendations on props/outfits prior, and most importantly - make you feel comfortable and confident in yourself in front of the camera so we can capture candid moments and genuine smiles.

I've been doing photography professionally since 2019. It started off by taking graduation pictures for friends when I was still a sophomore in college. It has then expanded into lifestyle, branding, and online dating pictures in 2021.

Photography started off as a hobby and it became a passion to make other people happy and feel confident when they see themselves through the way I see them in my lens. I truly feel grateful to have the opportunity to make a small impact in someone's journey in finding love!

"I'm going to be honest - I was skeptical. I mean, Is it really worth it to hire a dating photographer?

But after my breakup I realized I didn't have any recent photos of myself. My photographer was knowledgable, patient and super easy to work with.
I couldn't believe how good I looked in my photos!

My matches pretty much
went through the roof, too. A+ experience all around."

Terry, 37

You don't have to go alone.

Our team is with you every step of the way.

From photography to copywriting, our team will help you build a high-performance dating profile that's designed to get matches. We're at your service before, during and after your shoot to ensure you have a fantastic experience.
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"Since the shoot, I get at least 50 matches/week and 2-3 dates/week."
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"Definitely an all-star experience, and the photos are incredible."
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"The shoot was the perfect mix of urban backdrops and natural settings. The end results were STUNNING."
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"...guided me on how to position myself and how to bring out my facial expressions in a natural manner."
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"Great experience all around!" 🙏
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"... made the process smooth and less awkward as I was nervous about having my first photoshoot"
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"Joy was great to work with, she helped me feel more comfortable with the photoshoot. I was pretty nervous and awkward in the beginning, but she helped by explaining and giving me tips."
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"Joy was wonderful and very professional. She chose a great location for the shoot. I highly recommend!"
Missouri City, TX
"Nghia is legendary. LOVE how my photos turned out. Thank you!"
Houston, TX
"Nghia is super friendly and guided me through the whole shoot. I was initially nervous, but he made the whole process fun & easy. Photos look unreal. Thanks Nghia!"
Houston, TX
"Quick follow up - definitely getting more matches & likes now. Pretty clear before/after difference. You guys crushed it." 💪
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Nghia was prompt, professional, and most importantly fun to work with.
Houston, Tx
"Enjoyed working with Nghia. Quick turnaround. Professional. Made me feel comfortable. Quality photos. Would recommend!"
Houston, TX


Choose the package that works best for your goals.


📸 Starter

Enough to get you started
5 Edited Images

Images will be edited to "pop". This includes color, sharpness, blemishes and aspect ratio.

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30 Minute Session

We will guide you through the whole thing, including posing & facial expression coaching.

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1 Outfit

You can bring 1 outfit to the shoot.

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Implementation Guide

A step-by-step guide with examples to teach you how to implement & test your photos for the best results possible.

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🚀 All-Star

Our all-inclusive package.
30 Edited Images

Images will be edited to "pop". This includes color, sharpness, blemishes and aspect ratio.

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90 Minute Session

We will guide you through the whole thing, including posing & facial expression coaching.

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4-5 Outfits

You can bring 4 or 5 outfits. Make sure to wear your first outfit to the shoot, then we'll do the outfit changes throughout the session to switch up your look. This gives your profile some variety and makes it look like the photos were taken on different days.

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Implementation Guide

A step-by-step guide with examples to teach you how to implement & test your photos for the best results possible.

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Custom Dating Bio  🔥

📝 Our copywriter will learn about you & write an original, custom bio for your online dating profiles.

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All Raw Images 🔥

Download ALL original, unedited photos from the shoot (200-500 photos). Downloads available in either RAW or JPEG formats.

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Dating Coach Consult

Get a FREE 15-minute consultation with Kimberly Hill; recently awarded Top 10 Dating Coach in North America and host of The Self-Confidence Project.

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Increase matches

Most clients see a 20-300% increase in the first week.


Look confident

Photos that show your charm, charisma & confidence


Meet more people

Add a few more date nights to your weekly routine.


Secure & confidential

We won't share your photos unless you say we can.

Frequently Asked Questions

We get that this is kind of a new concept, but we're here to answer any questions you have along the way. Check out our detailed FAQ  or get in touch with our team.
Should I hire an online dating photographer?
Photos are arguably the most important part of your dating profile. When you upgrade your photos, you upgrade your matches. If you want to meet even more amazing people in Houston, an online dating photographer can help.
What are the best photos for dating in Houston?
From our testing, people in Houston prefers photos that are authentic. This means no professional studio photos which have obviously been posed and edited. Instead, your photos should be taken outdoors in natural light, and they should focus on your charm, personality and confidence.
Do you shoot in Pasadena, Sugar Land, etc.?
We work with clients all over Texas, but we always kick off our photoshoots from the same locations (Downtown and Greater Heights area). Luckily we've picked spots that are central for most and easy to get to, no matter where you're coming from.
Why hire an online dating photographer?

Because every online dating app prioritizes photos. You could look like Brad Pitt in real life, but if your photos suck and people can't see that - then you're not going to be matching with many people.

Most people don't have great photos. So we scrap together whatever old photos we can find, add in a few bathroom selfies and hope for the best. We know these awkward photos don't do us justice, but it's all we have.

An online dating photographer will help showcase all your best features. They'll highlight your charisma, charm and confidence. The'll find all your best angles, help you look natural and deliver stunning photos that will stop people in their tracks.

Is this service right for me?

Do you feel like you're getting the matches you deserve? Do you find yourself endlessly swiping and only getting a few matches?

We work with men and women of all ages, orientations and backgrounds. And while we think everyone could benefit from having great photos of themselves, there's a few areas where photos can really make a difference:

  • Recently single or divorced: We get it. The last 5 years of your life were spent with your ex, so every photo has them in it. You're getting back into shape, trying new things, but your photos are old and tired. We can help you.
  • Brand new to online dating: This feels like a whole new world. Where do you even begin? Don’t sweat it - it’s not as complicated or scary as you think. We can show you the ropes and make sure your profile is set up for success.
  • You're super career focused: You have your shit together and are building a life that you're proud of. You're not spending your days snapping instagram photos with friends. You don't have time, desire or patience to take the perfect selfie.
Do you offer any other dating services?

Our core offering is dating photography, but we have a few more related services that might help.

Bio Copywriting - Our copywriter Vanessa is a pro at writing witty, high-converting bios for dating profiles. This is included in our Pro and All-Star packages, or can be purchased separately here.

Better Matches Academy (Coming soon) - We're building an online learning resource that shows you how to optimize your dating profile for the best results possible.

How does the bio copywriting work?

Fill out a short survey and our copywriter will create a 100% custom, original bio for your dating profiles. Choose the tone, tell us what kind of person you're trying to attract and we'll take care of the rest.

Do you only work with men?

Nope! 20% of our clients are women who want to improve the overall quality of their matches. We believe everyone deserves to find connection and love.


FAQ's about the photoshoot process.
What if I've never had a photoshoot before?

Don't sweat it! We're great with beginners.

For 90% of our clients this is their first photoshoot. e've taken extra steps to ensure you are well prepared and comfortable for your shoot, including:

  • We send you onboarding emails that cover what to expect, poses, etc.
  • We give recommendations on what to bring & wear
  • We coach you through the shoot, including poses & facial expressions
  • We put you in realistic poses (ie. not super artsy or awkward). Can you stand, sit or hold a cup of coffee? If so you'll be a natural!
  • We give you real-time feedback on how to look more natural and authentic

We're experts at working with beginners. In fact, most clients end up telling us how much fun they had on their shoot. We also routinely get clients who re-book with us simply because they enjoyed the first experience so much.

Bottom line? You're in good hands.

What if I'm not photogenic?

This is one of the most common questions we get asked. Trust us, everyone has a good side. You just haven't worked with a photographer who is dedicated to finding yours.

Our superpower is being able to break people out of their shells and make them smile, laugh and look confident on camera.

You don't need to be a professional model. We'll coach you through poses and facial expressions to help you natural and confident. We can make normal, everyday people look fantastic in photos.

What should I bring / wear to my shoot?

We ask clients to bring a few changes of clothes in a duffel bag so we can switch up their look throughout the shoot.

We will photograph you in the outfit that you'll arrive in, then you'll do two outfit changes during your session. We recommend bringing a few different looks:

  1. Date Night
    If you were taking a date out for the first time, you probably already know what you're going to wear. Maybe a button-up shirt, your favourite pair of chinos? Maybe a jacket? This is going to look different for everyone, but this is the one outfit you should plan to do the majority of shooting in.
  2. Casual Saturday
    Some of the photos that seem to work best for our clients on dating apps are the casual pics. These are the photos were our clients typically feel like they're themselves; confident in their own skin. Bring a T-shirt or Henley, pair of jeans/khakis and your favourite sneakers. Basically whatever you would wear to meet up with your friends for beers on a Saturday.
  3. Wild Card
    You can have fun with this last outfit. For some people, they have a favourite hobby (like guitar, yoga, gym, juggling, etc.). For others, they might have a great career that they want to include in their shoot (ie. if you're a developer maybe some shots of you working on your laptop in a coffee shop, or if you're a real estate agent maybe dressing up in a suit and tie).

    If we can work it into your shoot without it looking too forced/cheesy, we'll do it. For example, if you're in really good shape you might think a photo of you posing in a tank-top would do well. Unfortunately, this is going to look "try hard" and could probably backfire (especially in The Six).

    Instead, we'd get a photo of you in a tighter t-shirt, with your gym bag over your shoulder, walking through an alleyway confidently smiling. This shows that you're really into fitness without being overly obvious about it.
Where will I change my outfits?

Outfit changes are quick and easy. We just hop into a local coffee shop (such as the one we're meeting you at) and use the restroom. Or if you prefer, you can do the outfit changes. inyour car.