Stephanie Kopf Photography

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Wedding Photographers: Use this small, inexpensive item for perfectly positioned ring shots!

Have you ever looked at a wedding photographer's ring photos and thought HOW in the world did they get the rings to stay like that!?! 

I definitely did, and I just assumed that they had one of those perfect scenarios where the bride's band and engagement ring just happened to fit perfectly into the groom's wedding band to be perfectly propped up. But that can't be the case every time, certainly these photographers weren't THAT lucky for each wedding...so I did some digging, and stumbled upon this awesome little trick: Dental wax.

Yep, that stuff that saved your poor, unsuspecting cheeks from the sharp metallic terror your orthodontist installed in your mouth in 6th grade...it saves the day again! Easy and cheap as a $2 trip to CVS, dental wax has been a lifesaver for this year's weddings! It doesn't stick to the rings, but is perfect for propping them up, positioning the two wedding bands and engagement ring jusssst right, sticking them to hard surfaces, or even just adding a little stabilization when you need it (let's be real, dropping a ring is one of the scariest things ever on a wedding day). Once I've gotten the shot, I just remove the wax and use a cloth to shine the rings up for good measure, and carry on with the detail shots! Easy-peasy lemon squeezy.  I've also heard of some photographers using museum putty with good success if you'd like to go that route, but I haven't tried it personally because dental wax has worked so well for me.  So there you have it, one of my little secrets for wedding day success. Here's just a few examples of ring shots where I used the dental wax to position the rings! 

Stephanie Kopf Photography Wedding Ring Shots Tips for Photographers
Stephanie Kopf Photography Wedding Ring Shots Tips for Photographers
Stephanie Kopf Photography Wedding Ring Shots Tips for Photographers
Stephanie Kopf Photography Wedding Ring Shots Tips for Photographers
Stephanie Kopf Photography Wedding Ring Shots Tips for Photographers
Stephanie Kopf Photography Wedding Ring Shots Tips for Photographers
Stephanie Kopf Photography Wedding Ring Shots Tips for Photographers
Stephanie Kopf Photography Wedding Ring Shots Tips for Photographers

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