About a month ago, I decided two things: (1) I needed to practice my wedding ring detail shots, and (2) I would ask my friends and family to lend their multi-thousand dollar diamond rings to me to practice these shots with my Nikon macro lens. Surprisingly, I had about five or six friends generously offer their rings up for the modeling gig. They trust me?! 🙂 I decided to do this as a series of blog posts so I could learn this technique over time. Here’s my first attempt.
Christine described her wedding day as a small, intimate affair. Since it was near Valentine’s Day, candy hearts adorned the guest tables. I wanted to try and recapture that. I had initially planned on running to the store to buy some of these candy hearts, but really never made it out of my usual office attire today—my pj’s. Instead, I opted to use pink and blue Post-it® notes torn into tiny pieces to try and replicate the colors of the candy hearts. Here’s a pull back and shot of the first setup.
I then tried photographing the setup from overhead.
I removed all the paper and just used a honeycomb cardboard.
Finally, I placed the cardboard in the back of the setup and shot from the side again to create MY FAVORITE!
Stay tuned for more wedding ring detail shots in this series as I hone this skill. Until next time, be positive, happy, healthy, and don’t forget to be photographed.
I am a professional wedding and senior photographer based in South Texas near San Antonio. I pride my business in offering a premier and personal service coupled with an unforgettable photography experience. I cater to clients who appreciate quality photography and help them to create family heirlooms that will last for generations. As a full-time professional photographer, my sole purpose is to provide amazing, memorable and full-service photography.
I started Ata-Girl Photography Co., LLC in 2010. I firmly believe that the unique set of circumstances I have faced in life has prepared me to take a personal and genuine interest in my photography clients. I enjoy documenting the important milestones and captivating moments in people’s lives. I love being a part of people’s journey and consider myself privileged to document their legacies.
When I’m not photographing a wedding, family or high school senior, I love to spend my spare time hiking, cycling, reading, listening to Elvis and Prince. The most important things in life are for me to see my two daughters happy and to create a family history my grandparents would be proud of!
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