But following several successes she quickly spotted a business opportunity and started Hey Saturday, taking better and brighter photos for those looking for love.
Three years on, she and her seven photographers see up to 50 clients every week in cities all around the country.
Upon seeing me in person for the first time, my dates told me that I look just like my photos.
A photographer has turned herself into Cupid's little helper - by becoming the UK's first dedicated dating profile snapper.
But I didn't want to just become another wedding photographer.'I had tried a lot of online dating over the years, and it always struck me how many people don't use good photos.'They were often either too poor quality or overly professional, and both of those don't really send the right signals.'I thought I could do a lot better, so I started taking pictures of friends and a few others and it grew from there.'Clients are given a questionnaire beforehand so the photographers can help with ideas.
As Hey Saturday prefer to do shoots outside, people are also offered the chance to reschedule if the weather forecast does not look good.
The photos worked immediately, and I’m so glad that I used your services.
I went from virtually no interest in my profile, to not being able to keep up with how many wonderful guys were responding to me.
Just as you would dress up and make an effort for a special date, do the same for your dating photo shoot.Props are also a great way of showing what you love, like a skateboard (right) Saskia says, 'Before you attempt to look good in front of the camera, you have to believe you look good'.That could mean booking yourself in for a manicure, getting active and staying away from the take-away menus'Saskia set up the UK’s first dating profile picture photography service, Hey Saturday, three years ago and since then she says she has been inundated with cries for help from people let down by their profile picture.‘I’m driven by my passion for giving people the confidence to approach online dating with the belief that they can and will find love online.And for Saskia, 47, from London, the dating scene is changing.She said: 'It's absolutely the best feeling to hear how we have helped people fall in love.'It's a lot different now to when I started.