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!!
This shoot was supposed to happen about a month earlier on the exact day that leftover rains from a hurricane swept through Washington. I’m so thankful we rescheduled! Our reschedule date was absolute perfection! The temperature, the glow, the locations…. it was beautiful! Tyler and Abby’s outfit choices were wonderful and the leaves were full of color and still hanging on the trees.
When Michael and I were in our early years of dating, I would go on trips with his family for Thanksgiving and summer trips to West Virginia and I spent time with his cousins! “Bri-Bri” was so little! He’s the youngest of all of the cousins and it’s crazy to think that he’s old enough to be getting MARRIED! He’s actually older than we were when we got married!! We have known Shannon for years and we were THRILLED when we heard that Brian had proposed because we always hoped that would happen!!!
Maybe it’s just me…. but I feel like this fall is FLYING by! It seems like just the other day that I was sharing about three more KJ Students who are doing amazing things in their businesses! Well, this weeks marks the beginning of November and I have three amazing students to introduce you too!!!
This session is beautiful… if I do say so myself! It’s colorful, it’s vibrant, it’s full of joy and it’s also LONG! It’s a lengthy post because I just had so many favorites and I absolutely loved my time with these two last week! Paige, like a lot of our brides, is a photographer herself! She’s talented, full of life, energetic and creative. I felt the pressure to take this location that she knows well and make it look fresh and knew to her!! Nikhil is an audio engineer for Apple (which we think is fascinating!) and despite hardly ever wearing a suit, he wore one for Paige and made all of her outfit dreams come true!
I’m so excited to share this final 2020 Wedding with you all!! It’s a special one! We photographed this beautiful wedding day on our own 10 year anniversary! Ten years ago on this day, we were celebrating in my parent’s backyard under a massive white tent too! This was my brother-in-law’s baby sister’s wedding day and celebrating with the Malizia family was such a treat! They are a family MADE for weddings!
Well, I realize this isn’t normal for KJ! I don’t shoot portraits these days but this session was my first non-wedding shoot with my new Canon R6 and I’m obsessed with how these images turned out! It was the most perfect evening for this early fall shoot and the light was incredible!