I was recently having a cheeky weekend off in Zurich seeing friends, when early that Sunday morning an email popped into my in-tray from Martin Parr (yes THE Martin Parr) requesting a dating photo shoot as part of his Autoportrait series. So I got him booked in the diary for the following week and we agreed to do the shoot near his studios around the Barbican, where he had recently curated Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers. I ain’t gonna lie, the thought of shooting one of the UK’s best living photographers was daunting to say the least. As the founder of a small business, I’m getting used to pushing myself way out my comfort zone but, even so, the thought of shooting Martin Parr struck me as being one of the most challenging things I’ve done since launching Hey Saturday over three years ago.
3 Reasons you Need to Create a Dating Profile that Feels like a Magazine Cover
Picture it: you’re browsing the stands at the newsagents, choosing which magazine you’re going to buy for your commute. What do you do first? Your eyes flit to the cover image. It lingers there on that main image and without even being aware, you have more or less decided in a matter of seconds – maybe even less – whether you’re going to buy that particular magazine or not. But, hang on a minute, perhaps you’re still hesitating. So you check out the headline. It usually says something like, “30-Day Body Blitz” or something very simple like “The Fashion Issue”.
The business is still growing – hurrah – and so at the beginning of the year I took on another London photographer, Polly, and I couldn’t be happier. Yet another photographer who rocks my world. Polly is a real treasure and I’m delighted that she approached me to work for the Hey Saturday brand. She comes from a background of street photography and I love how that shows in her work. She’s particularly talented at capturing those natural, relaxed, unguarded moments that make for such great dating photos. And I also love how her street photography background influences her portrait work bringing a certain edge to it. Her work Continue Reading
Yes, the results are in from this year’s European Dating Awards 2016 and Hey Saturday is celebrating. The European Dating Awards were set up to recognise and reward excellence and expertise in all areas of the Dating Industry across Europe. The Industry Awards offer a unique opportunity for companies and individuals to be recognised for their achievements in Dating Technology, Marketing, Media, Customer Service, Expertise and Entrepreneurship.
The champagne is flowing in Hey Saturday Towers this week. We’re over the moon to have made finalist in three categories at the European Dating Awards 2016, brainchild of the awesome Charly Lester – one of the UK’s leading dating industry experts. To have made finalist in three very cool categories for Europe is absolutely brilliant and makes all the hard work more than worthwhile.
I’m very excited to be speaking at the Global Dating Insights conference on 12 May in Amsterdam for the Matchmaking Stream alongside the founder of the Dating Awards, Charly Lester and leading matchmakers Caroline Brealey, Sarah Ryan and Rachel MacLynn.
Here’s their recent press release: