Lets talk about detail shots. As wedding photographers… they are expected! It’s a normal part of the wedding day process to photograph the bride’s dress, shoes, jewelry and most of all, the RINGS. However, it can be tricky to master this one specific type of detail shot because rings vary in size, shape, and cut. Every set of rings that I photograph have unique qualities that require me to take a slightly different approach in order to photograph them in a way that I love! I have little tricks that I remember to use when I photograph rings that help me to not get frustrated!
I feel like photographers who fall into one of two camps when it comes to RING SHOTS….. either you LOVE THEM or you DESPISE them.
Ring shots can either be……
Exciting or intimidating.
Fun or frustrating.
Brand elevating or value diminishing….
If you fall into the category of “despising” ring shots, my hope is that today’s Youtube video will help you realize what is throwing you off.
I’ve always loved teaching about ring shots and helping photographers understand what is keeping them from capturing ring shots that they have always dreamed of….
I’ve never broken down the process of capturing ring shots in this way until NOW!
It wasn’t until recently that I outlined an easier way to REMEMBER these main tips!!! I wish I had broken it down this way sooner!!
In this video, I teach through:
THREE P’S OF SHOOTING RINGS :
These key factors will make or break your ring shots and if even just ONE of them is off, your ring shots will constantly be derailed.
So, if your ring shots look something like this……
But you want them to look more like THIS……
Then you need to watch THIS……
ALSO, since recently announcing that we’re pregnant (with our fourth baby!) and that my sister is pregnant too (DUE THREE DAYS APART!!!!!), we have received so many questions! Some of these questions include:
“Did you guys PLAN this?”
“How are you both feeling?!”
“How did you tell each other?!”
“Are you guys the same when it comes to birth preferences?”
My sister, Emy, was gracious enough to join me on this brand new podcast episode and we’re answering all of these questions!!
Oh, this wedding day!! What a beautiful Texan dream! I met Melanie when she attended one of our workshops years ago in our home. She had the sweetest spirit and such a kindness about her. I remember loving how she made personal marketing her own and did headshots in a pile of Skinny Pop!! I loved her creativity and her ability to envision what she wanted in her brand.
My review of the Canon EOS R6 after shooting a full wedding day is LIVE on Youtube! I was so nervous to use a brand new camera system for full wedding day… I had my Mark IV ready in my bag just in case… but thankfully, I never had to use it! I was really hoping that I would love it and feel comfortable with it….
This wedding venue may look familiar to some of you who have been following us for a while! I photographed Meghan’s brother’s wedding a few years ago at this very same farm and venue!
Natural light photographers…. (flash photographers, we know how you would handle these scenarios and that’s awesome for your style! This is for the natural light folks!)
I’ve been hoping for this day for a very long time…. but I wasn’t sure that it would ever come. That sounds dramatic but let me explain. I LOVE my website company. Showit is incredible and the more I learn about and experience other platforms for hosting and creating custom websites, the more I realize, they aren’t really, truly “custom” at all. Showit is the website design platform for the creative. Hands-down. It’s so powerful, so intuitive and so easy to use. Years ago, Showit created a way to implement a Showit theme onto a Wordpress blog!!! Genius! I couldn’t wait for my blog to be a Showit blog…. but it never happened.
If you are like me and you’re a natural light wedding photographer, you may not love using the Canon 600 EX-RT flashes. But they are so necessary!