Toronto Online Dating Profile Photography by HZD
If you've tried online dating, you know: photos are really, really important! Unfortunately, we don't all love to snap selfies, and most of us don't have pro photographers following us around capturing our best angles.
Fortunately, I've been helping people solve this problem for years. I will work with you to add flattering, natural, eye-catching images to your profile.
With a lighthearted, positive attitude, I make the most of our time together, coaxing genuine smiles from even the most camera-shy! It's a casual, fun hour of strolling and chatting... i'll keep you busy exploring some of my favourite locations in Toronto, and you'll be shocked at how the time flies.
Over the years, I've heard one phrase repeated over and over: "Wow, I thought this was going to be so awkward and awful, but it was actually really pleasant!"
Click here to see a gallery of some of my clients' favourite images!
Taking the time to learn about your aesthetic, values, and interests is an important part of the process. I have a keen passion for human individuality, and through my work I'm always trying to zero in on that spark that makes you... well... You.
1 hour session
3 different looks (outfit changes)
100+ images for you to choose from
10 final high-res photos of your choice
I look forward to hearing from you!
Send me a message in the form below, and/or
click this button to see availability and book a session.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I’m really shy/weird about having my photo taken. What can I do about this?
A: Find a photographer who knows how to make people feel at ease and comfortable. Find a photographer who prefers to work with regular folks instead of models. Find a photographer who loves coaxing that genuine smile...
Oh wait… you already have!
Q: Do you shoot in a studio or on location?
A: For dating headshots, I shoot on location with natural light. We’re going for a relaxed, casual vibe, and a neutral outdoor location keeps the focus on you. Toronto has an abundance of great public space. Ask me about my preferred locations!
Q: Do I get to keep all the photos taken during the shoot?
A: The package includes ten high-res photos. You get to choose these from the 100+ taken during our shoot. I provide a Dropbox gallery of watermarked JPEG previews that you can download and sort through at your leisure.
Q: My profile needs help, fast! How long will it take to get the final photos?
A: I’m quick! Within 24 hours of our session, I’ll upload all the photos from our shoot. You can take as much time as you like to review the images. After you send me your selection, I’ll send you the final, high-res JPEGs within 24 hours.
Q: What should I wear?
A: The hour long session allows for three different looks, so think about three dates that you would go on. Perhaps you want to try three levels; casual, put-together, and formal. Or maybe you just have three fave date outfits, three favourite shirts, etc. I generally suggest solids over prints, and darker colours over bright ones- but I’m also a big fan of clothes that show your personality. This is about your individuality, and highlighting the things that make you special.
Definitely stick to clothing that you’ve owned and loved for a while. There’s a time and a place to test-drive new threads, and this isn’t it!
Q: It’s a cloudy day! Should we reschedule?
A: Cloudy days are the best for portrait photography!
Q: There are so many great photos, I can’t choose just 10! Can I have more?
A: Definitely! If we had a really great shoot and you’d like to keep more than the ten included final photos, additional images can be purchased at $25/file.
Q: Can I bring a friend for moral support?
A: Absolutely. I encourage this! Also, if you and your friend both need pics, ask me about my reduced rate for pals who come together. It means that we can get great, candid-looking shots of you in conversation with your friend.
"Hannah is extremely personable and will put you at ease immediately! I really dislike having my picture taken and never seem to have a "good" picture of myself. I can't believe how great the pictures turned out ... I'm having a really tough time picking only 10!! I couldn't recommend Hannah more. I received my pictures for review within hours of having our photo shoot. She's super friendly, you feel like you're out with one of your good friends who just happens to be a very talented photographer - that's how at ease and comfortable you'll feel."
"Hannah was a pleasure to deal with! The shoot was fun and relaxed, and she really knew her way around the location! We got some great shots which she turned around and got to me within just a couple days of the shoot. The pictures that we took have received positive reviews by everyone who has seen them! Online profiles, friends and family. Hannah made me look great! I would recommend Hannah’s service to anyone looking to get some professional shots taken!”
"I was a little nervous about the photo shoot as I don't generally enjoy being photographed, but Hannah's friendly attitude and professionalism really put me at ease! She knew just what to do to make me feel comfortable. I really enjoyed the experience and would absolutely recommend her services."
"After my session with Hannah, I created a profile on Plenty of Fish and literally got several messages flowing in. I don't even have time to browse as I'm barely able to respond to everyone...The pictures were crucial. Thanks Hannah!"
"Working with Hannah was a blast. She was calm, friendly, professional and knew right away what I wanted to achieve. As a photographer, Hannah has a keen eye an a natural feel for working with clients who are not professional models. She respected my time and was willing to work around my busy schedule. What would definitely bring me back is the amazing quality of her work. I would highly recommend her to anyone."
"I am not someone who usually enjoys being photographed, but I was thinking of getting back into online dating and, having been advised in the past that the photos I had used were not the most flattering, I decided to contact Hannah. She picked a fantastic outdoor location with a number of interesting background options. Her manner throughout the shoot was charming, reassuring and professional. When I had difficulty looking natural, due to my mild discomfort with posing for the camera, she was very helpful with suggestions and I always felt like I was in capable hands. In the end, I came away feeling very positive about the experience, and I had a lot of great photographs to choose from. I would recommend Hannah without reservation."
"I made the decision to enter the world of online dating, but knew any pictures I had of myself were outdated or not as attractive as I thought they could be. I also thought how great it would be to finally have a professional picture of myself. One I could be proud of.
So, I began my search for a photographer that didn't cost a fortune and where I wouldn't be stuck in a sterile studio for the shoot. Luckily, I found Hannah. She is exactly what you need in this situation - flexible, positive, honest, dependable, open, and encouraging.
I felt a little nervous at the beginning of the process, but Hannah quickly soothed my anxieties. I enthusiastically recommend her professional services. You won't be sorry."
"Hannah was great, and made me feel very comfortable taking pictures. It was my first time doing something like this and she even referred me to more dating sites to try (OKCupid). I've already just went on a date, which I could assume was the help of the new pictures I've posted on POF."