Wedding Rings - Gallery, Tips, and Trick


Disclaimer :

All photo in this blog is taken by myself, courtesy to every single couple, and all wedding vendor that i work for.


Courtesy of Archie & Renni Wedding Ring

What do you think when you heard wedding rings? a symbol of status? symbol of society? symbol of wealth?

in many places, the ring itself act as a talisman, also the symbol of marriage between 2 people. its history can be trace back to ancient Egypt from 4800 years ago. For complete reference, you can look up HERE or HERE


Courtesy of Rudal & Shela Wedding Ring


Courtesy of Ricky & Karin Wedding Ring

Its been 4 years and hundreds of wedding session since i'm doing wedding photography and for most of time, i get the chance to shoot their wedding rings, here is my personal wedding ring photo collection, also for photos i'll share some tips and trick to shoot wedding rings.


Courtesy of Adhi & Nova Wedding Ring


Courtesy of Ardy & Okky Wedding Ring

There are always challenge in every wedding ring shot i've ever done :

1. Time

Time is always a challenge for every wedding, the tight schedule and short time is troublesome. of course i want to take the best photo for every detail in wedding but time is always challenge. Usually i do ring shot before preparation when the brides is doing her make up, but if the time is also short, usually i find time after their holy matrimony when the brides doing her touch up, or just before the reception.


Courtesy of Adhi & Nova Wedding Ring

i use 100mm macro lens, and i'm looking for bokeh behind the ring. For my tips, You need to place the bokeh source far away, and using high aperture number. But for photo above, i use F4, to gain little depth of field


Courtesy of Jefri & Wiwi Wedding Ring

i use 35mm sigma art lens, and get help from my friend to make the splash itself. Also i use backlight strobist 1 light from behind to get highlight effect. Bokeh from the left corner is from the water in my lens itself, and i also use little diamond in front of the ring (bottom right).

2. Schedule

Even sometimes we cant find our schedule to shoot wedding rings. Thats why usually i have a team of 2 or 3 photographer to cover the whole wedding shoot.


Courtesy of Toga & Melissa Wedding Ring

the morning schedule is very tight, so i take this photo during evening. Of course i need to lend from the couple during their retouch session, also i got the sunrise too. For this photo i use wide angle lens to catch the ambience and using high aperture around F5 to get deeper depth of field.


Courtesy of Yosef & Novi Wedding Ring

i take this photo late after the the reception is over. I also use their souvenir and some flower from the reception together with the bokeh in the background to give contrast to the photo.

3. Props

i always want to make every wedding ring shoot special, and i dont want to repeat the same technique for every ring shot. Thats why sometimes i need props and accessories for creative shoot. Usually i takes everything available, whether its a glass, sugar, fabric, artificial light, mirror, magazine and many more. Of course i also bring some standard props in every wedding shot so if i'm out of idea, i can still doing creative shoot.


Courtesy of Jefri & Wiwi Wedding Ring

i use LED christmas light in front of the wedding ring to get the front bokeh borrow from my friend. also to get the wedding ring stand up, i need to use double tape.


Courtesy of Gaura & Ninda Wedding Ring


Courtesy of Gaura & Ninda Wedding Ring

because the shape of ring is round and hard to get the ring steady, i use the wedding ring packaging, combined with a lot of bokeh, and playing with bokeh color to get the contrast. And in second photo i search for holder that can hold wedding ring. i use 85mm and get cropped later to get the big and soft bokeh.


Courtesy of Agung & Yiping Wedding Ring

I use their souvenir and playing with color and composition to get the shoot done


Courtesy of Ferry & Angel Wedding Ring

some wedding rings is hard to stand up by its nature because the surface is rounded or the ring itself is very thin. For this, sometimes you need to use double tape, string, or thread. or some kind of things to make rings stand.

4. Lens

Choose the right lens for your wedding shot !

the right isn't always the macro lens, despite its ability to do 1:1 magnification. i always use any lens that i bring during photo session. For most of my shoot, i use canon 100mm L IS USM lens, and Sigma 24-35 F2 art series, and rarely using sigma 50mm f1.4 art series. Personally i love wider angle rather that macro lens because i can include many element for the ring shoot. Its all up to your creativity.

"Dont Make Excuse to not bring your right gear for wedding ring shot ! You can always make great shot even using mobile phone too if you have some creativity"


Courtesy of Danny & Yunda Wedding Ring


Courtesy of Anthony & Shela Wedding Ring

Both ring shot using 35mm lens. For the first photo i use 35mm to get the ambience right, that is the branch and the sun between the tress to make a flare. For the second photo i use 28mm lens to get the perspective and the shadow. Also i use the hard light from behind and water sprayer to get the water effect and shadow.


Courtesy of Sandy & Lusi Wedding Ring


Courtesy of Hisman & Linda Wedding Ring


Courtesy of Boy & Helen Wedding Ring

For photo above i use telephoto lens that is 100mm macro lens to get the very detail of the ring. The first photo bokeh is originated from the reception decoration. For the second photo, i use water sprayer, off camera flash from behind, and LED light from the front to get the sparkling of the diamond. And for the third photo, i use wet glass and playing with white balance to get the bluish cold color.


Courtesy of Haris & Melly Wedding Ring


Courtesy of Gleen & Angel Wedding Ring

This photo looks like a simple photo, but for this photo i use multiple shoot (around 3 or 4) to get enough depth of field because i use 100mm macro, and later i still every photo in photoshop


Courtesy of Eko & Rica Wedding Ring

i choose blue color because the theme color og their wedding is blue, and for reflection, because i cant find any, i use my own phone screen to get the reflection.


Courtesy of Arie & Kris Wedding Ring


Courtesy of Archie & Renni Wedding Ring

Guess what? i use magazine for this photo as a background and convert them into black and white

5. Technique

Use basic technique like color, composition, pattern, shape, contrast, depth of field, etc. usually, i also use technique like double exposure, off flash camera, high speed, slow speed, Multiple shoot, etc.

Sometimes you have to use manual focus for some shoot, especially if you use macro lens. Having an object very close to the lens make every bit of adjustment and movement, make the focus shift. Also if your camera have a live view, then you should use that rather that viewfinder for better accuracy.


Courtesy of Surya & Agnes Wedding Ring


Courtesy of Mulyadi & Winnie Wedding Ring


Courtesy of Isun & Mitha Wedding Ring


Courtesy of Edwin & Lina Wedding Ring


Courtesy of Henry & Lili Wedding Ring


Courtesy of Toma & Vivi Wedding Ring


Courtesy of Suhendro & Viona Wedding Ring


Courtesy of Ramil & Milla Engagement Ring


Courtesy of Iwan & Linda Wedding Ring


Courtesy of Devia & Metta Wedding Ring

Do you have any bad experience when doing ring shot?

Yes of course, but in my case its not that difficult to overcome. Mostly because of time and lack of creativity. Also i've ever been in situation where i act clumsy. that is when i take wedding ring photo at sink, i forget to close its water lid. The ring is almost suck by the water. fortunately, i act fast to hold the ring so its dont get flushed. After all its a disaster if i lost the precious ring.


Courtesy of Johanes & Veve Wedding Ring


Courtesy of Adit & Yenli Wedding Ring


Courtesy of Tita & Yanu Wedding Ring


Courtesy of Marchel & Brenda Wedding Ring

My friend's case is more terrible than me. My friend ever told me his story when he almost lost their wedding ring too. He take the photos at the windows of hotel then suddenly, the ring stuck between little gap on the window and it can't get out for some time. The Wedding Organiser asking the ring to the photographer and videographer for emergency, but they still try to get out the ring using force and make the ring itself scratched. Luckily with their sweet talking to keep the organiser waiting, also the couple dont notice that the ring is scratched. They are saved :)

Another story is when i shoot wedding ring near the pool in the hotel. The rings almost feel to the pool, but i'm lucky but it stop right before the end of the pool. Its gonna be troublesome if the ring went to the pool.


Courtesy of Astrid & Daniel Wedding Ring

there are still plenty of wedding ring shot that i took beside what's in this post. After all, i just love to make every wedding ring shoot different for each couple, because every of their story is special in their own way.

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