Tips for taking the perfect Engagement Ring Selfie
Whether you just got engaged and can’t wait to show off your new engagement ring or suspect a proposal is imminent, it is important to know how to take an amazing ring selfie that will show off your bling. Here are some of our expert advice to perfectly capture your engagement ring selfie:
Lighting is Key
Having good lighting is a rule of thumb when taking an engagement ring selfie. Two words: natural light! Nothing will show off the sparkle of your ring quite like sunlight. This is because the sun’s light will enhance the centre diamond’s brilliance. If you are unable to snap a shot outdoors you should try to take the photo near a bright window. Also, pay attention to shadows when taking photos so they don’t detract from your ring. The best advice is to take your perfect photo outside with all-natural light shimmering up your ring.
Know your ring
Every engagement ring is unique and different in it’s own way. If you saw a photo that you just adore and you try to replicate it, your photo might not be as stunning. Experiment with the angle of your photos so you can capture the most amazing qualities of your ring. Take photos of angles that highlight the features you absolutely love.
Further expert advice to follow is to remove all other jewellery and accessories from your hand and wrist before snapping your selfie. The shapes and sizes of other jewellery can influence the appearance of your ring and also take the focus of your engagement ring.
Pretty Nails and Hands
Did your fiancé catch you with a surprise proposal and you’re due for a manicure, but you can’t wait to snap a photo? Naturally, it is best to get your nails done before taking your photos, go for a bright colour that pops or go for a classic neutral tone. However, there are ways to get creative and take those photos in the moment. Hand lotion is a perfect quick remedy to uplift your hands, get creative with your poses. Hold hands with your fiancé, frame your nails out of the shot or do a fun fist pump pose to show off your ring.
Unleash your inner photo stylist and find a beautiful backdrop for your ring selfie. From a skyline, coffee cup, patterned pillow or local scenery you can have the perfect background to show off your sparkle.
Once you have that perfect background try a bunch of poses until you find the most flattering one. Be creative and try something new – you never know what can make the perfect shot.
Avoid the Zoom
When it comes to taking an engagement ring selfie, it might be tempting to zoom in on your beautiful ring. But since your most likely taking the photo on your phone zooming in will likely cause the picture to go out of focus and become pixelated. Rather physically move your phone closer and focus the lens before taking the shot.
Strike a pose
Bring out your inner hand model and find the perfect pose for your ring selfie. Relax your fingers, add a prop or rest your hand on your fiancé’s arm. Avoid photos that highlight the pores and strands of hair on your hands, tilt the camera and try different angles.
Take a ton of photos
It is highly unlikely that you’ll snap the perfect ring selfie on the first try. Go ahead and take a ton of photos of your ring whilst trying different poses and angles. Afterwards, take the time to go through all the photos and find the perfect one for you. You want your ring to stand out and look amazing. Skip the collages and use only one to emphasise your engagement.
To edit or not to edit
There is great controversy on whether you should edit your engagement ring selfies or not. The choice is totally up to you. If you opt to edit your photos you can use editing apps and experiment with cropping, contrast, saturation and sharpness to get the very best digital photo. Or use the trusted Instagram filters that can enhance any photo.
Share the news
Now that you have finally captured the perfect ring selfie it’s time to caption it. If there were ever a time to be sentimental, it’s now. Write a caption that is true to you and your fiancé, something that captures the true essence of your love story. This can be lighthearted, fun, sweet, romantic and goofy as long as it is who you are. Share your special news to the world and don’t forget to tag @deonnelerouxdesignerjewellery and hashtag #deonneleroux #engagementringselfie