Weddings are starting to pick up again, and now is as good a time as any to fine-tune and sharpen our wedding photography skills. To start, let’s look at one of the most important subjects on the wedding day that deserves some extra attention. I’m talking, of course, about wedding and engagement rings. After the wedding, the rings are the items that remind newlyweds of their wedding on a daily basis, apart from wedding photos. For that reason, it’s important for a wedding photographer to get striking shots of the wedding and engagement rings.
Johnathan Rivera – Engagement Ring
The above photo is a perfect example of a classic shot with the ring held by a flower. This photographer chose to take a more creative angle that almost makes the engagement ring look like one of the other smaller flowers.
It is important to ask the Bride what she wants out of her ring photos. Does she want to show off the size or clarity of the diamond? Does she want a certain setting or memorable item to go with the ring? Paying attention to these types of questions and concerns is part of the process of going from an ordinary wedding photographer to an extraordinary one.
There are several ways to enhance your wedding ring photos and exceed the bride’s expectations. Our friends at Adorama have put together a list of 10 tips and creative ideas to help capture better wedding ring photos. If you follow these tips, your wedding ring photos will never be the same again!
Here is a set of photos to help inspire a few compositions for rings.
Lin and Jirsa – Wedding Ring on Yellow Florals
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