Tips on Photographing Bridal Jewelry

Written by Cynthia Findlay Antiques

Are you a wedding photographer? Then you know how important it is to capture every detail of your client’s big day, from the location of the ceremony to the wedding dress worn by the bride. Most brides also want crisp photographs of their beautiful wedding jewelry, including wedding bands, her necklace, earrings, and any other jewelry she might be wearing on that special day.

But how do you get detailed photographs of bridal jewelry when the bride is so busy running around? Cynthia Findlay Antiques, a retailer of estate, vintage, and contemporary jewellery, offers the following tips on how to photograph bridal jewelry.

Arrive Early

The best way to capture bridal jewelry is to do it before the bride puts it on. As a wedding photographer, it’s important to arrive at the bride’s home before she gets dressed, or does her hair and makeup. Arriving on time will allow you to take photographs of the bridal jewelry without any interruptions. You will have time to place the jewelry in the best light and in the best angle. Make sure that the bride knows you will be doing this so that she can have everything ready upon your arrival.

Add Appropriate Props

Depending on the style or theme of the wedding, you might want to add a backdrop or props within the frame of the photograph. For example, if your bride will be wearing Art Deco rings and vintage clothing, you can add classic Art Deco props such as vintage tea cups from the 1920s or feathers. Consider using the tea cups or saucers as a stand for the jewelry.

Cynthia Findlay Antiques is a leading retailer of contemporary, estate, and vintage jewellery, including a wide selection of vintage rings.