And for those who have passed in front of her lens the results have been impressive.
She says: “Just recently there was this guy Paul who sent me an email saying ‘my in-tray has increased five-fold since I put your photos up.’ “There was an older woman who had just come out of a divorce.
“People bring books, bikes, one person brought a glass sculpture.
But the photo is really about them.” Chatty and relaxed, you can imagine that Saskia is an expert at putting nervous singles at ease when it comes to the shoot.She says: “The South Bank is good, especially for people with disabilities, as it’s very accessible.I also like Battersea Park, Holland Park, Dalston, Brick Lane, I’m always looking out for new locations.People often struggle with that one.” Before she has even met her clients Saskia has built up an idea of what they’re like and how she might best display their personality.Saskia can then use this knowledge to pick the perfect location for the shoot, and with London’s rich variety of backdrops she is often spoilt for choice.We live in such a visual world it makes sense that when people go to their online dating they want the same thing.” Saskia Nelson is taking a breather for a quick cup of tea and a chat with e Harmony on London’s South Bank, before she heads off to shoot her second single of the day.For the UK’s first dedicated dating profile photographer business is booming, with demand at an all-time high.She says: “Rather than poses it’s more about the vibe they’re giving off.If they’re genuinely happy and relaxed I think that shows in the end photos.“The third phase will be Paris, Berlin, New York, because I like to think big.” Read Saskia’s top five tips to improve your dating profile pic here.Using the right photo is the easiest way to attract the right people. So spend 80% of your time on getting the photographs right and 20% on writing your profile.