Adoption Blog

October 3, 2014

20 Reasons You Should Change Your Profile Photos Right Now

It’s time to get real about your profile photos. Here are 20 good reasons you should consider changing yours today:

1) Blurry / out of focus

2) You aren’t smiling

3) You are frowning

4) Too dark outside / inside

5) Photo is seasonally inappropriate (winter shot in the middle of summer)

6) Eyes not visible - closed / covered by sunglasses

7) Doesn’t actually look like you

8) Over-exposed

9) Outdated photo from a previous decade

10) Not looking at the camera

11) Background is too busy

12) Bad scan / poor image quality

13) Too close up

14) Too far away

15) Too many shadows

16) Too formal (wedding shots, etc.)

17) Strange position or cropping

18) Squinting eyes

19) Stiff bodies and faces

20) Obvious “selfie arm” in the picture

About The Author

Madeleine Melcher

Madeleine Melcher helps Adoptimist families build better and more effective adoption profiles. Madeleine is committed to honest, ethical profile building that shows who you really are and the life you hope to share. If you would like to work with Madeleine or learn more about our profile help service, click here.

Madeleine is an adoptee, owner/creator at Our Journey to You - Adoption Portfolio/Adoption Profile Creation Services and author of How to Create a Successful Adoption Portfolio, co-author to Encouragement for the Adoption & Parenting Journey: 52 Devotions & a Journal and author to her latest book, described by parents as "life-giving" - Dear Adoptive Parents: Things You Need to Know Right Now - from an Adoptee.

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