One Sunday after shooting a gorgeous wedding in Raleigh, I realized I didn't have any nice shots of my own engagement ring and wedding band. As a wedding photographer, ring shots are one of my favorites, so I decided to whip out my 100mm macro lens and see what I could get. I played for a few minutes just for fun and the result was the photo right up there at the top of this post. <3
I am in love with my wedding set. I had always known I wanted sapphires to be included in my engagement ring (and I may have gotten the idea from my favorite show ever, can you guess which one?). The hubby must have been listening when I dropped all those hints over the years because when he asked me to marry him, he opened up the box and there sat the most perfect sapphire and diamond engagement ring I'd ever seen. Of course it's beautiful, but more importantly it's unique and so very me.
I love shooting wedding rings. There is so much beauty in each and every one. Big or small, simple or extravagant, each set is unique and a representation of the bride and groom. No two diamonds are the same, so no matter what your ring looks like, no one will ever have something identical.
Your wedding rings are also much more than just a fancy piece of jewelry to let everyone know you're taken. They are a very old tradition and actually have a lot of meaning behind them. The wedding bands are circles which is a symbol of eternity. It goes on forever and represents the fact that, as a married couple, you will spend forever together. Another fun fact is that the rings are worn on the fourth finger on our left hand because way back when the tradition started, it was believed that the vein in that finger ran directly to your heart.
So when you look at your wedding photos and see those beautiful shots of your wedding rings, take a second to appreciate them, their beauty, and everything they stand for. My wish for each of my couples is that they take this meaning to heart and are happily together, forever, wearing their beautiful rings of course. ;)