Online Dating Photography in LA


Get stunning portraits for your online dating profiles in Los Angeles. It's the easiest way to stand out and get more matches on dating apps like Tinder, Hinge, Bumble and

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Los Angeles, California

Online Dating Photography in LA

Get stunning portraits for your online dating profiles in Los Angeles. It's the easiest way to stand out and get more matches on dating apps like Tinder, Hinge, Bumble and

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Get online dating photos optimized for Los Angeles and surrounding areas.
"After using the new photos I'm getting roughly 10x more matches every day."

- Matt, Long Beach, CA

Dating photography in
Los Angeles, CA

We're LA's best dating profile photographers.

Dating apps like Tinder, Bumble or Hinge focus on the visual aspect. That means if you have low-quality photos, you're going to get low-quality matches - even if you're in a beautiful city like LA.

  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
Los Angeles

Get a high-converting dating profile for LA.

We specialize in capturing photos that are candid, authentic and eye-catching. They're designed to highlight your confidence and grab people's attention in dating apps. Your photos will be optimized for more matches.

  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 take a data-driven approach to photography.

We've photographed over +1,000 clients since 2018. We collect data on what photos work best (ie. poses, locations, outfits and editing styles). This helps us figure out exactly what kind of dating photos work best in LA.

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.

"Over 30 matches and 14 likes the first day."

- Matt, Santa Monica, CA

The best backdrops in
Los Angeles

Multiple locations across LA to choose from.

We want you to get photos that match your unique personality and show you at your best. That's why we have two starting locations in Los Angeles to choose from, depending on the kind of vibe/style you're going for.

Where do the shoots take place?

Haila shoots in Culver City.

You'll meet outside of The Culver Hotel and make our way around the area. We love shooting in Culver City and Haila always kicks off her shoots near The Culver Hotel. The area is very fun, lively, and artistic. It's also full of great coffee shops, Nice architecture with a mixture of modern and historical buildings. Great backdrops and lighting for any time of the day. The Culver Hotel, 9400 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232, United States

Cayla shoots in Manhattan Beach

You'll meet outside of Pete’s Coffee in Manhattan Beach.  This area is perfect for capturing authentic, unstaged photos with TONS of backdrops to choose from. We'll meet at the cafe, get to know you a bit and then work our way around the neighborhood! Pete’s Coffee, 328 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, USA

Xenia shoots in Santa Monica.

You'll meet outside of Hotel Casa del Mar and make our way around the area. There's so many fantastic backdrops nearby, from high-end buildings to quaint coffee shops. This way we can give you as much variety as we possibly can during your photoshoot. 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405, United States

Who is the photographer?

We have three photographers to choose from.

Hi, I'm Haila! 👋

I'm an online dating photographer based in Los Angeles, specifically on the west side. I'm passionate about photography, meeting new individuals and getting their most authentic self to shine through their photos. If it's your first time having a photoshoot, don't worry, we will have fun taking stunning photos that you will treasure!

I have been a photographer for more than 10 years. Photography first came to me back in 2008 as a passion, a place of joy where I found the best version of myself. I focused my work on taking portraits in 2017 when I found my biggest strength in connecting with people.

Hi, I'm Cayla! 👋

Hi there! I'm Cayla, an online dating photographer based out of Los Angeles. I love working with people who have never had a photoshoot done before. I enjoy watching their reactions change from "I hate photos of myself!" to "Wow - I can't believe I could look that good!".

I've had a camera in my hands ever since I can remember. I studied broadcasting in college and have been a videographer/photographer professionally for about 5 years now. Photography is such a passion for me, it never feels like a job at all!

Let's work together! 🙏

Hi, I'm Xenia 👋

I capture stories with an intuitive approach diving into human essence and the ability to be connected to a broad spectrum of people.

I've been shooting professionally for 5+ years. It started as a hobby, but I quickly realized how much I enjoyed the act of making people look and feel their very best (and then capturing that on-camera).

Many photographers shoot landscapes, or weddings... but for me, it's always been people. I love building a 1-on-1 connection with my clients and pulling them out of their shell. I believe everyone has a photogenic element to them, we just need to find your right angles. 😉

"... 51 likes on Tinder and 37 on Bumble. At no point in history of using any dating apps have I ever seen numbers above 10 likes over a month or more."


"For someone new to photoshoots, she made me comfortable as she guided me on how to position myself and how to bring out my facial expressions in a natural manner."
Englewood, NJ
"It was awesome working with Xenia. I knew that this was her element so I planned on just keeping quiet and taking direction. That plan failed because she kept me talking and laughing the whole time. A real professional that knows how to create a natural flowing photography environment."
El Monte, CA
"Xenia made taking photos effortless with her direction and the results were absolutely stunning! 10/10 would recommend."
Valley Village, CA
"I had fun on our shoot. Cayla is great at putting people at ease. The shots turned out great! I'Il send my friends your way."
Los Angeles, CA
"We had an absolute blast. Haila was so fun!"
Los Angeles, CA
"Knowing that this was my first experience with a photographer, she made me feel very comfortable and provided clear direction."
Irvine, CA
"Xenia was fantastic. It felt less like a photoshoot and more like a great hangout with a new friend, and the result was plenty of natural looking shots that I really enjoyed. Highly recommended!"
Los Angeles, CA
"Xenia was super kind and funny. Def made me feel comfortable during the shoot!"
Los Angeles, CA
"Halia was awesome to work with. The photos she provided were excellent and way above what I was expecting. It was my first shoot and she made me feel confident the whole way through. Thanks Haila!"
Mark A.
West Hollywood, CA
"Your overall process was just awesome!! Good website, booking and the communication! 💯💯 Xenia was so friendly and easygoing person and we had a great time in photo shooting."
Jaari L.
Los Angeles, CA
"Haila was amazing. I was very nervous for the shoot but she made it super easy and comfortable. Grateful to work with her."
Los Angeles, CA
"Cayla was great. We had a lot of fun and she made me feel very comfortable. The whole experience has been flawless. 👌"
Los Angeles, California
"Cayla was awesome! I was extremely nervous going into the shoot but she put me right at ease. I would definitely recommend her!"
Los Angeles, CA
"Xenia was friendly and fun to be around. She gave a great experience."
Palmdale, CA
"Haila was great, friendly and helpful in guiding the whole process making it very comfortable."
Costa Mesa, CA
"Terrific experience! Knew all the best shots and made me feel super comfortable throughout the shoot."
Redwood City, CA
"Haila was a joy to work with and made the shoot super easy!"
Wrightwood, CA
"Xenia was great and very easy to work with. Highly recommend for others! Photos turned out fantastic."
Los Angeles, CA
"Haila was really great to work with. She quickly made me comfortable for the photoshoot and kept me feeling confident as I posed for different shots. And the pictures turned out fantastic!"
Marina Del Rey, CA
"Very comfortable and fun."
Santa Clarita, CA


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 the single most important part of your dating profile. So hiring a photographer who specializes in dating profiles is one of the best things you can do to improve your experience with online dating. You'll get more matches, meet better people and finally get the results you deserve.
What are the best dating photos for Los Angeles?
We’ve tested countless photos to see what kinds of photos work best for dating in LA. Our data is pretty clear: Candid, outdoor, lifestyle photos with minimal editing work best for online dating. Your photos should highlight your confidence, charisma and unique personality.
Do you shoot in Inglewood, Irvine, Santa Clarita, etc.?
We work with clients all over LA, but our locations for the photoshoots are always in Culver City or Santa Monica. We choose areas that have multiple unique backdrops nearby so you can achieve multiple looks in a short amount of time (so your photos don't look like they were taken on the same day).
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.