Somehow in the last three years of my blogging life people have gone from rolling their eyes at me to taking me seriously. What first started as a way for me to vent, work through the flood emotions that hit me after my separation and document my adventures in bringing my sexy back, has now turned into a bona fide career.
I get daily emails from people asking me for advice, brands who want to partner with me, and from people who just generally give a shit about me.
It’s all very strange to me, a woman who was once too shy to venture anywhere alone, yet I know it’s all happening for a reason because I was meant to be more than I ever thought I could be.
When the above things happen you get to a point where you realize having professional headshots taken would be a smarter business move than continuing to represent yourself online with pictures you’ve taken with your iPhone after three shots of Patron…
Or with a fabulous balloon vagina on your head…
And so I put down my phone and went in search of an affordable way to get headshots taken for my media kit.
Then the clouds parted and angels sang and there at the end of a beautifully Googled rainbow was Dating Headshots.
I know what you’re thinking…
Mely, I’m not looking for love online so why would I ever use DatingHeadshots.com?
While Dating Headshots may specialize in taking pictures that look great on an online dating profile, those same pictures look just as awesome in a media kit, About Me page, blog header and professional portfolio.
Best part, they’re WAY more affordable than some of the other services a blogger could use to get professional headshots.
For as little as $125 you can get 50 color photos taken by a professional photographer, with a bunch of poses, including full and 3/4 body shots and two wardrobe changes.
$150 gets you 100 color photos, including black & white and sepia versions, same variety of poses and three wardrobe changes.
How does it work?
Enter your zipcode on DatingHeadshots.com to find participating photographers in your area, check out their portfolios to choose one that is worthy of shooting you in all your smiling glory, schedule your appointment, show up and rock your photoshoot and shortly after Dating Headshots will email you a link to all of your pictures, from which you can download them directly to your computer.
Simple, affordable and awesome right?
Last month I embarked on my own Dating Headshots adventure. Unfortunately NJ Transit was hell-bent on me being a little late to my photoshoot that day when I got stuck in traffic on my way into NYC. Which then caused me to run through Port Authority that morning like a lunatic and power-walk my way up Park Avenue once I’d gotten myself on and off the subway to get there.
To say that I showed up to my photoshoot a bit stressed is an understatement. I was also a bit sweaty from all the running/power-walking/holy-shit-I’m-late-and-the-photographer-is-going-to-hate-me.
But I got there and he didn’t hate me. In fact, Rod and his absolutely adorable pug Talulah both greeted me with a smile and made me feel super comfortable despite my nervousness.
We had to start shooting right away since I was already late and he was fully booked with appointments that day, so I didn’t have much time to calm myself or perfect my hair or makeup before shooting in my first outfit. That being said, aside from the closeups I didn’t really love any of the pictures from that set.
Plus it turns out horizontal stripes are NOT a good choice for a photoshoot because they made me look rather wide in the torso region, but here’s one anyway:
Here’s a closeup I did love in that outfit:
My absolute favorite pic was this one:
With this shot a close second:
And this shot in pink deserves an honorable mention:
The best part about my photographer Rod was that unlike most of the men I’ve had sex with, he didn’t let me fake anything. Not one smile was forced and if it was he made sure I corrected myself right away to avoid looking like an asshole.
And these are just a handful of the pictures I have. You really get a bang for your buck and I can not say enough nice things about my experience with Dating Headshots.
If you’re a blogger (or dater) looking for professional headshots I highly recommend them. And if you’re in the NYC area, Rod is an amazing and uber nice photographer. If you visit him please give both him and Talulah a big hug for me.
Dating Headshots. They’re (obviously) not just for singles anymore.
Disclosure: I was given a complimentary Dating Headshots photoshoot for review. I did not receive compensation for this post. No request to share any particular point of view was made. All opinions expressed here are strictly my own and my now less raunchy and pathetic media kit’s.