4. A Picture-Perfect Pose
The perfect hand pose is everything for the engagement ring shot. A good hand-pose for an engagement ring photo should give the impression of ‘effortless’ and ‘laid-back’ to the viewer – even though some planning went into making it. If you need examples of good engagement rings selfies of other newly engagement women, definitely check out the post we made which featured some of the best engagement ring-selfie hand poses. You might even want to recreate one of the ring shots – who knows?
5. Keep Your Hand Loose (No Stiffness)
Your engagement ring image is not going to show only your ring finger but the better part of your left hand. A stiff hand in a ring shot looks ugly and gives the impression that you’re forcing things. When posing your hand for the ring shot, remember that keywords ‘effortless, subtle and natural’. Don’t stiffen your hand. A tip to get the ‘effortless’ look is to relax your hand.
A cool exercise to help you before the snaps is to flex your hand a few times before taking the engagement ring snapshot. We’ve seen many ring shots where the brides-to-be stretched out their hands so tightly that it was visible on the picture. That’s not cool at all.
6. Declutter the Ring Finger to Keep the Focus on the Ring
The goal with online engagement announcement is to keep the focus on only one ring, which is your engagement ring. You don’t want the viewers to see many rings on different fingers and get distracted from the main one you want them to spot and tell. Even if you wear multiple rings on a regular day, I recommend that you wear only your engagement ring when shooting your ring selfie.
Instead of wearing an additional ring, consider adorning your wrist with bracelets, bangles or wristwatch (take a cue from Jackie Aina in the cover image above). The wrist is far from the fingers and the focus will still be on the only one ring you’re wearing your engagement ring.
7. Ask for Help with the Snapping
If you’re not sure you can get the perfect shot yourself, ask someone to help you take the pictures of your engagement ring in your finger. However, if you can do it yourself, by all means, go for it. Another idea is to have someone else snap you a couple of ring pictures and you can do some yourself. That way, you get the best of your snaps and the other person.
8. Snap Many Pictures From Different Angles
Snap more photos of your hand than you think you’ll need, but ensure to only post only one (the best one). Capture photos of the ring from different angles. Later, sit down to look through all your snaps and choose the best photograph. When picking the best engagement ring shot, as you look at each image, ask yourself: does it look natural and subtle? Does the pose appear effortless and look like you’re laid-back? If yes, that picture is okay. If not, the picture is not suitable.
9. Minimize Editing to Keep Photo Natural-Looking
After you have taken your engagement ring pictures, and chosen the best photo, you may feel adding a filter, cropping or making other edits before posting it on social media. Remember the goal is to keep the picture ‘natural, effortless and natural’. Therefore, go minimal on editing your engagement ring photo in order to make them look real. Besides, if you took the picture in good, natural light, you should be okay with only cropping out unwanted areas.
If you must really apply other photo edits such as blurring and re-shaping, remember that overdoing it can make it look unnatural and other people will spot it and call you out as ‘fake’. It is possible that you may not notice that you have over-edited your ring picture, so, keep to cropping for a natural-looking image.
Engagement Ring Selfie Video is Also a Thing
Youtuber, Jackie Aina, who recently got engaged in Santorini, Greece, showed us all that engagement ring selfie is also a thing to do when thinking of how to announce your new status and also show off your new ring to the World. We can’t get enough of her cute ring. Comment below if you also dig her oval-shaped diamond engagement ring. Her engagement selfie ring video checked all the points in our 9 steps to taking a good engagement ring selfie (above)..
If you’ve followed the above rules and tips for taking a good engagement ring selfie, you should be ready to upload the image to Instagram, Facebook or the social media of your choice. Now, let’s talk about how to make a good engagement announcement post on Instagram Facebook or other social media platforms.
Engagement Announcement Wording Tips and Examples
The key to nailing your engagement announcement with a ring selfie is ‘mystery’ and the goal is to keep them guessing. Don’t attempt to overthink what to write or caption the post. It’s okay to say nothing and let the picture do all the talking, and get people guessing. It’s okay to say only one word or a few. The goal is to keep the wordings subtle and an element of mystery. Keep the wordings subtle with little or no verbal hints.