About me

Hi! I'm Gemma, and I help people stand out online by shooting natural and eye-catching photography for their dating and professional profiles.

I’ve worked as a digital designer for what seems like a lifetime and always suspected that there was more to life than sitting at a desk. I realised it was people that made me tick. I get a lot of joy out of meeting new people – which was where profile photography came in!

When I’m not behind the camera I like to spend quality time with my partner, Jamie, who I met on Tinder (he had professional profile pics BTW). I enjoy loosing against him at squash, love to travel, and I dabble with Zumba and salsa dancing.

Gemma, Dating Profile Photographer - Photograph by Jim Hemstock

How I became a Dating Profile Photographer

My journey into a career as a Dating Profile Photographer actually started when my neice was born. From day one, I loved capturing her personality, watching her grow and learning new photography techniques. Before I knew it, photography had become my passion.

I got to thinking about how I could use this passion to create something worthwhile that would really make a difference to people’s lives. Who could I help with my skills? Who needed great photography more than anyone else? That’s when I remembered my experience of online dating.

Some of the photos that I came across on people’s profiles were simply awful. I know from personal experience just how frustrating it was scrolling through hundreds of profiles on the likes of Tinder and Match.com, waiting for someone that caught my eye.

In 2016, Photography by Gem was born and I’ve been working with happy clients ever since.

Why book a photo shoot with me?

I take fun, flattering photos that show people at their best and make their dating profiles stand out. Head over to my portfolio to see for yourself.

I truly love what I do. It’s the best job in the world and my personal online dating experience gives me a real insight into what makes a great dating profile photo. I’m determined to abolish bathroom selfies, and love working with the wonderful single people of Nottinghamshire, Derby and the rest of the East Midlands to do just that!

Professional photos really make a difference to your online dating experience. Trust me on this! Clients often get in touch to tell me how many more profile views, messages and dates they’re getting. This makes me smile – a lot!

Book a shoot and benefit from my experience

So now you know a little more about me, you can be sure that I know what I’m talking about when it comes to dating profile pics! Give me a shout if you have any questions or would like to book a photoshoot

I look forward to hearing from you!
Gem x