Online Dating Photography, now in the Bay Area.


We take high-converting dating profile photos for clients in the Bay area. Located in the heart of San Francisco, our dating photographer help you get optimized profile pics for dating apps like Tinder, Bumble and Hinge.

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San Francisco, California

Online Dating Photography, now in the Bay Area.

We take high-converting dating profile photos for clients in the Bay area. Located in the heart of San Francisco, our dating photographer help you get optimized profile pics for dating apps like Tinder, Bumble and Hinge.

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Online Dating Photography in the Bay Area.
"I went from getting 1-2 matches per day to 20+. I'm honestly stunned."

- Marion

Dating photography in
San Francisco, CA

Photography for all your online dating profiles.

San Francisco is a beautiful city, but has an ultra-competitive dating scene. It's never been more important to make a great first impression online. That means that low-effort, bad-quality photos simply won't cut it these days.

  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
San Francisco

Get the best dating photos in San Francisco.

Imagine having a dating profile that highlighted all your best attributes. New profile pics that show off your eyes & smile. A bio that's smart, witty and original. This combination will boost your matches and help you enjoy online dating again.

  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
The Bay Area

We take a data-driven approach to photography.

Our goal is to build you a high-performing dating profile for the Bay area. After 6 weeks we follow up with our clients learn what worked (& what didn't). That way we can fine-tune our approach and get you the best dating photos possible.

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.

There's so many photographers...

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.

The best backdrops in
San Francisco

Centrally located in the heart of San Francisco.

We kick off all of our photoshoots in the Financial District area of San Francisco. This area is centrally located with lots of variety nearby so we can achieve lots of different looks in a single session.

Where do the shoots take place?

We shoot mostly in the Financial District, which has many coffee shops and local retail stores. Not only that, the people are incredibly friendly and love San Francisco. We are also a few minutes away from the waterfront and the Oakland Bay Bridge.

If you book with Vinson:

You'll meet at the Embarcadero Hyatt Regency (Embarcadero Hyatt Regency, 5 Embarcadero Ctr, San Francisco, CA 94111).

If you book with Selina:

You'll meet at Lafayette Park (Gough St & Washington St, San Francisco, CA 94109)

Who is the photographer?

My name is Vinson, and I'm a portrait photographer in San Francisco, California!

I have been a professional photographer for a few years, and I have been published in Australia, Russia, Europe, and California for my artistic portraits. And I would love to be your next online dating photographer to capture your best self.

I actually have a masters in science. So I didn't start my photography career until the pandemic! And it has been such an adventure. I am known in San Francisco as the fitness photographer, but I am also known to take amazing photos of people. My next chapter now is helping people capture their best moments.

We are visual human-beings. So my passion is helping you capture that swipe stopper dating pics for people to see. You will get the best photos for dating apps, and you'll find special person. That is what I hope for you. And hopefully that special person will lead to something even more. Ultimately, we are here to help you find love.

Hey, I'm Selina!  I'm a portrait photographer in SF! 📸

I love working with and photographing people -- my goal is to celebrate your story. I enjoy seeing people get comfortable and embrace their silliness in front of the camera. It’s always fun to connect through photography, coming up with ideas together on how we can best represent your personality in images.

My experience with photography is in portraiture. My journey began in the editorial and fashion space, where I started with creating mood boards and executing shoots with friends interested in the same industry. Then, in college, I transitioned towards graduation photography, working with individuals, couples, groups, and even families. I wanted to explore wedding photography, so after college I took on clients and shot for proposals, engagements, and weddings.

I’ve pursued many facets of portrait photography; I’ve honed my abilities in posing, framing, and editing, but I think the most important skill I’ve learned is connecting with the person on the other side of my lens and helping them reveal their truth to the camera.

"The fact that they're constantly optimizing is what sold me. They measure client results on dating apps and use that data improve their strategy.

Very polished experience from start to finish. Onboarding was a breeze (guides, tutorials, etc.). The shoot was more fun than I expected. My tinder photographer coached me on poses and facial expressions. The photos turned out great. Got a really good bio, too.

And I started getting more matches the very first day. I've started recommending this to all of my single friends."

Trent, 34

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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"Vinson is an amazing photographer! I am not used to getting my photo taken, but he made me feel so comfortable right from the start. He was great at communicating his vision, while also being very open to any ideas I may have had. He treats this as a truly collaborative process. (...) These are the best photos I've ever seen of myself, and that's greatly due to Vinson's eye and skills. Overall fantastic experience and results. Thanks again, Vinson!! You're the best."
San Jose, CA
For the first time, I loved seeing photos of me. I highly recommend working with Vinson!
Oakland, CA
"Vinson was utterly awesome - he had a gameplan, gave me feedback on outfits, showed me how to smile? I could not recommend him more.He had these little moments of 'artistic brilliance' - and would experiment with shots in the moment and snagged some of the best shots of the day."
San Francisco, CA
"Vinson was awesome!! The photos blew away my expectations by ten miles.Before the shoot, Vinson sent me helpful emails to help get me prepared and suggested locations. When I arrived, he made me feel comfortable, suggested outfit combinations, and got me laughing during the shoot."
Sunnyvale, California
"Vinson was very helpful in choosing a convenient starting shooting location, planning an ideal route to fit the scenes that I was looking for, and in coaching me in body language and facial expressions for the photos! (...) Overall, I would definitely recommend the services offered, as there is great value to be had from the packages and from working with Vinson if you get the chance!"
Phoenix, AZ
"When it came to the day of the shoot, Vinson was very efficient, but at the same time I didn’t feel rushed. He knows the city like the back of his hand; he took us seamlessly from spot to spot, and we discovered some hidden alleys that produced some nice photos as well! I like how he had a rough idea of where we were going to go, but he was also open to seeing what new spots the city had to offer."
San Francisco, CA
Wonderful. It was a fun experience, and the pictures came out great!
Hanford, CA
Had a fantastic sense of humour that made the session casual and fun.
San Francisco, CA
Vinson was saucy, sassy, and supercharged
San Francisco, California
Loved the shoot! Vinson was great, made me feel very comfortable and really went above and beyond.
Windsor, CA
"Vinson was great and easy to work with and as my first time taking pictures he was very good at guiding me to the right spots and poses to get the best pictures of me."
San Francisco, CA
"He was very helpful, knowledgable and easy to work with. I am happy with the quality of the pictures. Very satisfied overall. "
San Francisco, CA
"Made my first time in front of a camera super easy and had a great eye for backgrounds and poses!"
Suisun City, CA
"Really dedicated and professional. Was very helpful with helping me pose. "
San Francisco, CA
"Vinson is a super cool person and made the whole process very easy. Gave good direction and advice. Vinson had a lot of interesting locations and ideas. Made the time fly really fast."
Oakland, CA
"The shoot went much better than I expected, it was super fun and very quick turnaround with the photos. Vinson is great at directing the shot, suggesting outfits, locations, etc."


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?
Dating in San Francisco is fairly competitive. If you're showing up to the table with low-effort, low-quality photos then you're going to get low-quality matches. Improving your photos is the fastest way to improve your match rate and meet more amazing people.
What are the best photos for dating in SF?
From our research, the best photos for dating profiles in the Bay area are candid, authentic lifestyle photos. They're not overly staged and are shot outdoors with natural light. They highlight your best features (such as your eyes or smile) and they communicate your charm, charisma and confidence.
Do you shoot in Sacramento, San Jose, etc.?
We work with clients all over the Bay area, but our photoshoots always start from the same place. We know Russian Hill like the back of our hands, so we know all the best backdrops and where the light will be all throughout the day. This way we can ensure you get loads of useable photos.
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.