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!!
There has never been a year quite like 2020. It started off so normal, so simple and so carefree. Then, March/April hit and it felt like everything was turned upside down!
Another month. I had forgotten just how fast it goes when they are this tiny. One minute they are in 0-3 month clothes and the next you’re unpacking 6month options!
How is it MARCH already in 2021?! This year is flying by and we’re getting closer and closer to the beginning of wedding season! At least we are here in Virginia! It’s my honor to get to introduce you to some of our KJ Students who are doing the hard work of educating themselves and growing their businesses! My hope is that their stories and advice will be an encouragement to anyone wanting to grow and feel confident before wedding season picks up!
Welcome to a brand new installment of KJ Student Spotlight!! It’s always a good day on the blog when we get to introduce you to some of our students and share their wins and advice!!! These three students have taken courses, watched Youtube episodes, are KJ All Access members, use our templates and have invested in themselves time and time again in order to grow their businesses! They deserve this recognition!!!
Here it is! Post one of twelve! I’m committing, once again, to blogging my favorite images each month of Everett’s first year and I’m excited about it because I know from past experience that this is truly the BEST motivation and accountability to stay on top of family editing!!
It’s hard to believe I’m writing this… my fourth birth story in four years. I’ve given birth in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Just typing that makes me tired….. and so grateful…. unbelievably grateful. These last four years have been the best and hardest of my life. We cherish being parents and welcoming a new baby is hands down the most incredible thing we have ever experienced in our 18 years together. I’m so excited to introduce you to our newest member of our family and tell you the story of how he came into this world!