Now that you’re basking in the glow of a new engagement and thumbing through bridal magazines and apps, you know that sparkle on your left hand is totally distracting you with its beauty. How many times have you stopped what you’re doing to stare at your hand and admire how your engagement ring looks? Admit it, it’s happened way more than just once. Well, if you’re a child of the 80’s or 90’s, chances are, you have a camera hand 99% of the time, and you’re dying to share a few ring shots, right?
Secret #1 – Do Your Nails
I’m sure you’ve probably already taken care of this, but it definitely isn’t cute to post chipped polish and hangnails when you’re trying to show off your new bling!
Secret #2 – IT’S ALL ABOUT THE LIGHT
Dark room + cell phone photo = blurry, uninteresting pictures every single time. However, don’t turn that phone camera flash on! Set yourself up outside or near a window, and play with angles for a bit while you figure out how to best capture the sparkle. No window light because it’s dark and/or rainy? Try the light from your computer monitor or a flashlight!
Still not loving the light? Go get in your car and try a more casual ring selfie. You know that’s when the ring captures your attention the most, anyway!
Secret #3 – Pick a Pretty Backdrop or Theme
Secret #4 — Don’t Be Disappointed…
…if your ring photos don’t look like the ones posted below. I’m sharing them for your inspiration, but remember, your photographer will capture your fabulous ring shots during your engagement session, bridal session, and on the wedding day! Before that happens, this is your chance to show off on social media.
Secret #5– Choose Your Favorite Engagement Ring Photo
Picking one favorite photo will insure that you don’t overpost, because you have lots of planning ideas and excitement to share, and you wouldn’t want folks hiding you from their newsfeeds! Your best engagement ring selfie will be getting a lot of likes and shares, so make it a good one. Happy photographing!