February 5, 2020
No wedding photography gallery is complete without a few beautifully styled photos of the wedding and engagement rings. But these little guys can be tricky to capture properly. Here are my quick tips for how to shoot wedding rings beautifully.
The flatter and softer, the better. Harsh light can create colours within the diamonds that don’t translate well on camera. Soft, non-direct flat light is key.
Of course, your settings will vary given the amount of light in the room. But there are two really key things to keep in mind.
Okay, so you’ve got the lighting right and your camera all set up. Now what? There are tons of creative ways to shoot wedding rings, but here are some of my favourites.
By Themselves | I always take a solo shot of the rings. No gallery is complete without it! Look for a simple background, stack them, and get clicking.
With the Ring Box | Only choose this option if the ring box is beautiful. A lot of the original boxes that rings come in aren’t the best, but if your couple has sourced a pretty one, definitely include it!
Incorporate into a Flat Lay | It’s a great idea to include the rings in flat lay of the invitations and other items. They all come together so nicely.
On the Hand | This can be a tricky one. Photographing rings when the couple is wearing them can turn tacky real fast. You know that shot where the hands are stacking? Yeah, no thanks. It’s best to zoom in on a detail of the rings as your couple is interacting naturally.
Have your client ask their florist for “styling flowers”. They go such a long way towards making your ring shots extra lovely.
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