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! 🙂
Love the effect I got by using some leftover tinsel from Christmas!
Pillows, scarves, and blankets make awesome backdrops too!
Pair a diamond with a sparkly coach clutch – it doesn’t get more glamorous than that!
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!
This set reminds me of Tiffany’s!
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!
Practiced with a pair of mint pumps as well.
…yes, this one is a candy wrapper.
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!
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. 😛