Styled Engagement Ring | Macro Shots

This morning, I woke up and got exciting news! Work is closed and I have a snow day! This is awesome considering I’m leaving for Disney World tomorrow – and have not packed one bit.  Oops. So, I had a lazy morning with my boyfriend, eating pancakes, sipping coffee, and browsing through Facebook and Instagram. As I was browsing, I came across a Tech Talk Tuesday blog post from Natalie Franke (an amazing wedding photographer and mentor!) about photographing engagement/wedding rings. This is something I haven’t had a lot of practice with, and after reading her blog post full of awesome tips and tricks, I suddenly knew how I was gonna start off the day! I haven’t had a lot of chances to take pictures simply for pleasure lately, so this was a lot of fun and also great practice. You’ll find a list of all the household objects I used to create these photos at the bottom of this post.

I hope you enjoy looking at these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them!

PS: I WISH this were a real diamond!  Gotta love costume jewelry! 🙂

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Thanks Marigold & Grey for the burlap bag seen below! It was an adorable part of the November Bayside Workshop welcome gifts.

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Love the effect I got by using some leftover tinsel from Christmas!

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Pillows, scarves, and blankets make awesome backdrops too!

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Pair a diamond with a sparkly coach clutch – it doesn’t get more glamorous than that!

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Of course I had to combine two of my loves…jewelry and photography!  My vintage Busch Pressman Model C 3×5 Camera made a great prop!

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This set reminds me of Tiffany’s!

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I loved this backdrop so much I photographed one of my Christmas presents on it too – a beautiful Pandora ring from my lovely boyfriend Mark!

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Practiced with a pair of mint pumps as well.

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…yes, this one is a candy wrapper.

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One of my favorite antique silver trays is definitely a go-to backdrop. I bring it to a lot of my weddings to photograph details!

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Household Backdrops/Props Used:

  • white Ikea desk
  • pink perfume bottle from Hobby Lobby
  • burlap bag from Marigold & Grey
  • silver tinsel
  • teal pillow, blanket, & scarf
  • pink scarf
  • gold Coach clutch
  • Busch Pressman 3×5 Camera
  • teal tulle skirt from Rue 21
  • mint pumps by Ivanka Trump
  • red foil candy wrapper
  • vintage silver tray
  • antique glass dish

There are so many more objects & textures that could be used to make awesome backdrops for engagement and wedding rings.  I can’t wait to try this again sometime using different materials!

And no…I haven’t packed yet. 😛

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