You say it best when you say nothing at all. Catching someone’s eye is often down to chance – chance that you both happen to be there at the same time and in the same place, and chance that your smile is reciprocated. You could be on the train, in the queue for the supermarket, or an on-line dating site. When you are looking for love it is that first chance encounter sets all the rest in motion.
Many people who have met the love of their life online say that it was the photograph that made the difference. “He looked friendly.” “She had a nice smile”. “Wow – those eyes!” These are all comments I’ve heard from people who have started new and happy relationships online. Of course, personalities have to be compatible and the time has to be right, but so often that chance encounter is started with a photograph.
Yet so many people online either don’t have a photograph or have one that isn’t doing them any favours. An old wedding photo or half-of-a-couple isn’t going to give the right impression. What’s needed is a photograph that projects your personality and reveals something of who you really are. And that’s where a specialist professional photographer can make all the difference.
Do your friends say you have a cheeky smile? Do your eyes light up when you laugh? Does your serious look make people go weak at the knees? That’s what I uncover when I take your photograph.
Quite often people forget they are having their photograph taken because we are so busy chatting and having a laugh. They think I’m just making small talk, being polite or that I hate silence. What’s really happening is that I’m encouraging a friendship with the camera – in the same way that a friendship is struck on a long train journey or when the till roll mechanism gets stuck when you are waiting to pay for your groceries. Your personality will always speak volumes – when you let it. And my camera can capture the very best of what your personality has to say.
So if you are looking for love, let your first flirtation be with my camera. It can’t ask you out to dinner, but it can bring out the very best in you and maybe lead to that chance online encounter that changes the rest of your life.
Did anyone ever tell you that you have lovely eyes?