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Ring Shots | What to Prepare for Your Photographer

Careful consideration goes into selecting your engagement ring and wedding bands as these are a representation of your never-ending love. It is wise to do some pre-planning for your ring shot images. Wedding ring shots are beautiful and can help tell the story of your wedding day when featured in your album, especially when you incorporate additional elements that are meaningful to you. Special lenses are required to take close-up detail images of rings. It is good to ask your photographer if he has the necessary equipment if you like these types of images. This post will help you know more about ring shots and what to prepare for your photographer. 

Here are suggestions to consider as you plan for your wedding day.

1. Flowers and Elements from Nature
Wedding bouquets. Rose petals. Dried flowers that have significant meaning. Some of my favorites…wildflowers, moss, and rocks.

2. Vows and Letters
If you are writing your vows or letters to each other, consider giving these to the photographer to incorporate with your rings. These images can be very elegant when you use beautiful ink and parchment. They can also bring a smile when your parchment is juxtaposed with his notebook paper.

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3. The Daily Newspaper
Have pictures with the date and/or major headlines of the day.


4. Toasts
During the toasts, make sure to look towards your photographer with your rings towards the camera as you raise your glasses.


5. Ring Boxes
Ring boxes are often ornate and are designed to showcase your rings. The ring-bearer pillow is also tried-and-true.

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6. Seashells
These can be used even if you’re not having a beach wedding. If you love the beach, bring the beach to your ring shots.


7. Your Wedding Shoes
Rings pushed on the heel or delicately balanced between the shoes create beautiful symmetry.


8. Perfume Bottles
Need I say more?

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9. Something borrowed, something blue
Have your rings photographed with a family heirloom, broach, handkerchief, old photograph…


10. Wedding Invitations
A shot of your rings with your wedding invitation, grandma’s pearls, dad’s handkerchief…remember, bring whatever is important to you that you want captured in a photo on your wedding day.

Do not assume your photographer knows what type of ring shots you love.

Discuss these details with him as you plan your wedding day photography details and timeline. 


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I look forward to getting to know you in the weeks and months ahead as we journey together to plan your wedding day photography experience. I am here to capture your moments, one memory at a time. 

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