Wedding and Engagement Ring Photo Ideas – Pic of the Week

Wedding and engagement rings on flowers and in a chrome ice bucket. Wedding and Engagement Ring Photo Ideas - Pic of the Week on Falcondale Life blog. Wedding and Engagement ring photo ideas. Set up a creative ring photo to remember a special or romantic moment, take a record of your rings but make sure they don't roll away! Tips from a wedding photographer for great shot ideas.Valentine’s day, Pancake day and Ash Wednesday all fall so close together this year. I am spoilt for choice for an appropriate photo blog opportunity. Romance, recipe or fire? In the end I chose romance, as I think last week’s boozy gift guide blog post has really got me in the mood. I hope there will be lots of happy proposals and engagements on Valentine’s day, and perhaps some wedding anniversaries too. If you have a new ring this year, or perhaps have never taken a ring photo (think of your insurance!) then take a look at my creative ideas for shots.

I have written before about how I used to photograph weddings as a second shooter. During the wedding breakfast the main photographer and I would borrow the couple’s rings to try to get some interesting close-up shots. This was always a nerve-wracking moment as they are such tiny and valuable things, and they ROLL! We would balance them in all sorts of places. I particularly remember one time we nearly lost them in the bottom of a huge vase. This vase was nearly as tall as me, so it would not have been an easy rescue.

Cast a heart shadow with a ring A wedding ring casts a heart shaped shadow on the crease of a Bible. Wedding and Engagement Ring Photo Ideas - Pic of the Week on Falcondale Life blog. Wedding and Engagement ring photo ideas. Set up a creative ring photo to remember a special or romantic moment, take a record of your rings but make sure they don't roll away! Tips from a wedding photographer for great shot ideas.

This ring shadow on a Bible is just my test shot, which is why it’s a bit blurry and poor quality. The final version of this ring photo was taken by the main photographer, not me. One person holds an off-camera flashgun behind the ring, opposite the camera and a little above. This casts a heart shadow across the page.

Flowers from a wedding Wedding rings balanced on the heads of little flowers in a vase. Wedding and Engagement Ring Photo Ideas - Pic of the Week on Falcondale Life blog. Wedding and Engagement ring photo ideas. Set up a creative ring photo to remember a special or romantic moment, take a record of your rings but make sure they don't roll away! Tips from a wedding photographer for great shot ideas.

A slightly easier idea is to loop them onto the flowers from the bouquet or table decoration. I whipped the vase off a table onto the lawn to get this ring photo.

Ring photo with a chrome background Wedding and engagement rings on a shiny chrome background in the base of a champagne bucket. Wedding and Engagement Ring Photo Ideas - Pic of the Week on Falcondale Life blog. Wedding and Engagement ring photo ideas. Set up a creative ring photo to remember a special or romantic moment, take a record of your rings but make sure they don't roll away! Tips from a wedding photographer for great shot ideas.

This last shot is my favourite and the rings are lying in the base of a chrome ice bucket. The caterers had brought these to chill the champagne but we got in there first and dropped the rings inside for a photo. I love the shimmer and metallic texture of the curving base.

Do you fancy trying out a shot like one of these? Let me know in the comments below.

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7 Comments

  1. 13th February 2018 / 12:57 pm

    Lovely ideas here

    Mollyx

  2. 11th February 2018 / 10:46 pm

    They’re really interesting ways to make photos more special

  3. 11th February 2018 / 12:01 pm

    Brilliant ideas, I’ve never ventured into wedding or engagement photos…not sure I’ll be able to do it

    Thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto

    • 11th February 2018 / 12:24 pm

      It was definitely easier to be second shooter but portaits are not my forté

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