You got engaged and now you’ll be sharing the great news on Instagram, Facebook, Twiter, and other social media.
So if you’re newly engaged, congratulations! I’ve put together a few ideas and tips for a great engagement ring selfie.
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1. Treat yourself to a manicure
Your hand needs to look perfect, but because pampering yourself is fun – and you’re a bride-to-be after all! Whether you go for classic red polish, a nude hue, or add a little sparkle to your ring finger, a fresh manicure will add instant style and polish to your engagement ring selfie.
2. Find a Pretty Background
Whether it’s an epic sunset, a luxe floor tiles, or a pretty flower bed, pose your hand against a nice backdrop – especially if you say ‘yes’ somewhere unique or exotic – it will add a little more color and context to your photo.
3. Relax Your Hand
A stiff hand will look weird and unflattering in pictures. Hand models know just how to keep their hand loose in pictures, so if you can, try to relax your hand so your shot looks a little more natural.
4. Catch the Sparkle
If you’ve bagged yourself a sparkly engagement ring, you’ll probably want to show it off. A Boomerang is a great way to catch the sparkle in your diamond, likewise stand close to the window and let natural light work its magic.
5. Lighting is everything
If you’re not outside, set up your shot near a window for some natural light. If you take an iPhone photo in a dimly lit room, you’re pretty much guaranteed a blurry photo. Fluorescents and yellow bulb lights aren’t much better. Trust me, you want natural sunlight. Whether you’re inside or out, watch out for tricky shadows.
6. Get Some Help
So I know we’re talking selfies, but if you’re having a really hard time (or feeling silly!) about taking your own picture, why not rope in your other half to help – it might end up as an even sweeter shot.
7. Grab a Prop
If you don’t like the look of your hand in the pictures, why not pick up a prop so it looks more natural? Coffee cups, mugs of tea, a bunch of flowers, or glasses of bubbly all make handy things to hold in a picture.
8. Keep Them Guessing
Want to announce your news with a picture but don’t feel comfortable about rocking your rock online? Why not keep them guessing with an alternative shot instead. It could be a giddy shot of you and your other half right after the proposal, a chic engagement shoot image, or maybe just a snap of your ring box instead?
Whatever you do, keep it fun! And don’t feel pressured to post your ring if you don’t want to.
9. Fix it before you post
Use an editing app. Most of the apps make it easy to experiment with cropping, contrast, saturation, and sharpness to get the very best from your digital photo.
10. Share the picture!
If ever there were a time to be sentimental, it’s now. Write the caption about marrying your best friend, get creative with the emojis, and tag the location of your proposal to share on social media.
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