About me

I'm Gemma, and I'm passionate about helping people find love online through great photography.

I’ve worked as a digital designer in higher education for what seems like a lifetime and always suspected that there was more to life than sitting at a desk. I’m really interested in people, which is the reason I first picked up a DSLR. I’m a Canon girl, by the way.

Gemma, Dating Profile Photographer - Photograph by Jim Hemstock

From doting aunt to Dating Profile Photographer

The journey to my future as a Dating Profile Photographer actually started with me taking as many pics as possible of my beautiful niece from the day she was born. I loved capturing her personality and learning new 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 just awful. I know from personal experience just how frustrating it is to scroll through hundreds of profiles on the likes of Tinder and Match.com, waiting for something that caught my eye.

That’s how I began my journey as a dating profile photographer, and Photography by Gem was born.

Photography by Gem versus bathroom selfies

I take fun, flattering photos that show people at their best and that 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. I love meeting new people, and my personal experience in online dating gives me a real insight into what makes a great profile pic. I’m determined to abolish bathroom selfies, and I’m working with the wonderful singles of Nottingham and the surrounding area to do just that!

Professional photos can really make a difference to your online dating experience. Trust me on this. After a couple of years of “research” and countless dates with people that I didn’t quite click with, I’m now in a loving relationship with my partner who I met on Tinder—who had professional photos. See? They really do work!

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! Send me a message if you’d like to book a photoshoot, or if you’ve got any questions.

I love meeting new people, and I look forward to hearing from you.