We make it a point to photograph the wedding rings at every wedding we do. Its one of our favorite time creatively because we get to stretch out mental muscles and try to whip out something with at least one or more of the following attributes: sparkly, quirky, funny, beautiful, confusing, and/or show stopping.
The typical process of this almost always the same. We both take a break during the dance party and get the rings from the couple. We grab our video light and macro lens and head to a relatively quiet spot where we can concentrate. For the setting we either take a few items from the centerpieces, use any other decorations from the venue, find a reflective surface, or all of the above. Some of the things we have used are feathers, water, mirrors, sparkly purses, a sari, lots and lots of flowers, a tin lunchbox, a newspaper, a candle votive, mardi gras beads, magazine pages, food and lots of food, champagne, you name it! Once we have a couple of choices try out a few set ups and take home about 3 image set ups for every weddings, (and a gazillion photos¬†because it’s really hard to tell if your manual focusing was spot on until you have the images big on your computer). One set-up is a safe but pretty shot, and the other two are us trying something really creative. If when we get home and take a look we aren’t crazy about the creative one, we just use the pretty one because why not?? It’s always an experiment since we have that option with these.
Here are the ring shots we did this year. For a scavenger hunt, we will give a Starbucks card to the first person who comments with the one set of rings that we posted two images of in this post, (because we just couldn’t choose one from that day).
I loved every single thing about this wedding. It was SO pretty!!! Two people who are both¬†so kind and welcoming had a classy and classic destination wedding in the mountains of Vermont. Hailing from NYC, they brought their favorite people with them to this gorgeous setting. We were so glad to be there too!
The ladies took a very un-rushed and casual approach to the day, getting ready, dancing, laughing, and cheer-sing the morning away. I can’t speak for the guys but I know it felt like a sleepover/slumber party in the ladies getting ready area. When we were ready to go we headed to the church and Amanda walked straight down the aisle in a matter of moments. Ian was waiting right there with his cute smile on his face. There was a collective gasp when she walked in… I mean… LOOK at her, and that DRESS!!! They even had a Bishop there to help in the ceremony, her great uncle¬†Monse√Īor Juan Antonio Flores (who sadly passed away mere days after the wedding).
After the ceremony, we headed into the Vermont wilds¬†to take family photos, bridal party photos, and photos of just the two of them. It was calm and quiet and just the way we like to do it. No distractions, just us, them, and a gorgeous backdrop, (I know that makes every photographer jealous, myself included). Once we had the images that we loved, we all headed back to Sugarbush for a party of dancing dancing dancing!!
Venue:¬†Sugarbush Resort¬† | ¬†Ceremony: Our Lady of the Snows Church¬† | ¬†Gown: Tara Keeley by Lazarro
Florist: A Schoolhouse Garden¬† | ¬† ¬†Cake: Sweet Simone’s
Hair: Kristi Bright ¬†| ¬†Makeup: Top 5 Management
DJ: Willam Cutting
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