Social Media & Dating Portraits
Pictures for social media and dating sites are a uniquely modern form of portraiture. They look casual, showing you having fun and feeling carefree. But technically and artistically, they have to be polished and professional. They feature distinctive lighting, striking backgrounds and sophisticated poses, and include close-up, waist-up and full-length shots. Overall, they're a lot like what you'd see in a lifestyle magazine or website.
Social media/dating portrait shoots are also faster and more spontaneous than traditional posed portraits, but involve more artistry and care than photojournalistic-style coverage. As such, a basic one-hour session typically covers about 6 backgrounds in the same venue or site, and produces about four strikingly edited images per background, for a total of 24 downloadable pictures per hour. A 90-minute, 36-image shoot makes it possible to add a change of outfit and/or a second person, while a 2-hour, 48-image shoot can include 3 outfits and/or 3 or more people.