I was thinking about the photos I typically post when someone inquires about a wedding. The photos are usually of nicely-posed wedding parties, spiffy grooms, gorgeous brides, the wedding couple, or fun candid moments. But what about the rings?!
I wanted to showcase some of my favorite ring shots from some of my recent weddings.
For the Witt wedding, there were so many decorations and beautiful pieces that I couldn't find a place to stop ring photos once I got started! I wanted the rings on every dish, centerpiece, and teacup in the place! There were so many great places to put the rings, and everything there called out to my creative side, saying "Put the rings HERE. Now, HERE. Now, HERE!!" It was wonderful. The decorator for this wedding was Shabby Allie's Boutique, whom I highly recommend if you are intrigued by this style!
Next, we have ring photos from the Hartgrove wedding! The couple decided to have a children's wedding-themed coloring book and available crayons to use for the kids who attended the wedding, which I thought was a wonderful idea to keep the little ones busy, but also, it seemed like a fun opportunity for a ring photo!
The Jett wedding was fall-themed and I fell in love with their autumn decor! I wanted to integrate the warm fall colors in the ring photos. It was an absolutely beautiful day, and the family-owned Lexington space they used for the ceremony made a perfect backdrop. I also loved how unique the bride's ring was with her white stone!
The photos below are from the Crum wedding! They had such unique lighting throughout their wedding, and I wanted to utilize it. The decorative lights in their reception area made for great spotted bokeh throughout the shot. Plus, the overall highly-elegant atmosphere made for elegant ring photos!
Let me introduce you to ring shots form the Gayheart wedding--home of the world's best cake pops. I can't tell you how many of these I snuck into my camera bag! They were absolutely delicious, and if the bride's mother made these to sell, I no doubt would keep her sold out all the time. I wanted to snap a ring shot to incorporate this as a memory into the photos. The rustic doe and deer cake-toppers were sitting on the table alone before the cake arrived, and I had this great idea to stack the rings on them. However, this was SO much easier said than done. Those things did NOT want to balance on top of the deer, and I'm so thankful no one was in the reception area to watch me fumble with these tiny creatures! After several attempts of trial-and-error, I was finally able to take this shot, around two second before the rings slipped back off!
The Frazier Wedding was so laid back. I was able to scope out the area and find the best natural light (which was plentiful in their venue). I settled on this window in the corner. I loved that their ring boxes matched perfectly, and thought what an interesting shot it would be to keep them in the box, something I hadn't done before.
I used a zoom lens to capture this photo of the bride from the Baker wedding placing the ring on her husband's finger. I love detailed photos, and this was no exception. Also, the bride requested a photo of three generations of married women in her family, showing off their gorgeous bling.
These are only a few of the ring photos I have taken over the years, but I wanted to share some to bring some light to them. When you book a wedding photographer, you want them to capture all the details, and ring shots are no exception!