By Sharon Lehew
You’ve experienced the perfect proposal and received your dream ring – now you’re ready to share the news with the world. While close friends and family might know immediately, everyone else you’re connected to will most likely find out through the latest trend, an engagement ring selfie. Before taking a snazzy snap of your ring, there are a few tips you must keep in mind before sharing.
Tell your family & best friends, first
With this being a huge moment in your life, close family members and friends should hear about your fantastic news first hand before it’s shared with the rest of the world via social media. Personally call or text your closest loved ones to allow them to share the grand moment with you and your partner.
Tell your story
Your story is one-of-a-kind and people are dying to hear the details. No, you don’t need to get down to the nitty-gritty, but do give the details such as how the proposal happened, where it happened, how long you’ve been together, etc. The more you give, the fewer questions you’ll have to answer in the future.
Be creative & show your personality
Everyone loves a detailed feel-good story that can either make them laugh or shed a happy tear or two. The most memorable photos are those that evoke emotion. Using clever hashtags, emoji’s, or a funny caption will all entertain your audience, giving them the opportunity to engage more with your photo.
Consider your lighting & background
Lighting has a dramatic impact on an image, especially with jewelry. You want to be able to showcase all of your ring’s beauty in the photo. Natural lighting is the best lighting, so if you’re outdoors, block any direct sunlight and if you’re indoors, don’t use the flash. As for the background, picking the right background is crucial. Pairing your engagement ring with a breathtaking view or scenic landscape is a prime example of eye candy. Now if you prefer something a tad sweeter, like your fiancé, stick them in the background to snap the perfect photo!
Focus on your ring
Try to avoid zooming in if you don’t have an external lens. Center the ring, and lock in on the ring to make it the focal point of the photo. This will create a depth of field that will allow for the closest image to appear sharper.
About the Author
Sharon Lehew is the General Sales Manager of Robbins Brothers, The Engagement Ring Store in Scottsdale, which specializes in proprietary and designer engagement ring settings and loose diamonds. The company also carries an extensive selection of wedding bands, promise rings, anniversary bands, three-stone rings, earrings, pendants, and bracelets. To learn more about Robbins Brothers of Scottsdale, please visit http://stores.robbinsbrothers.com/scottsdale.