You've probably seen these posts on the Instagram of stars, bloggers and your friends - a photo of an engagement ring with the caption "I said Yes!" or emoji hearts, with hundreds of comments underneath. Photos from the engagement which are posted on social networks even have a separate concept - the ring selfie.
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But keep in mind that even if you are incredibly happy to receive a ring from your loved one, you should post this picture on social media only when you want to share the news with your following, and not boast about it. It is not nice to write about the value of a diamond and put in the background a package from the most expensive jewelry store in your city. Whether or not to take and post a ring selfie is up to you, but we offer several options for how such a picture might look.
Classic ring selfie on a minimalistic background
The most classic option: you can take this photo even a few days after the engagement, with beautiful lighting and a fresh manicure.
A picture with a timer
Usually, a ring selfie is done by holding a smartphone in one hand and stretching the other hand in front of you. But you can put your phone on a comfortable surface and take pictures of yourself and your hands using the timer function - these pictures are more original and artistic.
Photo at the proposal location
This ring selfie is done directly in the place where your partner proposed to you. This is a great option if the engagement took place in a beautiful and unusual place.
Just a selfie
In the photo there is only you and your ring. You can make a "carousel" from several photos if you want to show the jewelry closer.
A selfie with the groom-to-be
It’s just as exciting and special a moment for him as it is for you. If he doesn't mind, show the world both of your happy faces.
Picture with the groom-to-be at the time of the engagement
It is not a classic ring selfie, but perhaps the best memory of the day when you said "Yes" to your loved one. But for the picture to turn out as it should, the groom will have to discuss everything with the photographer in advance. Or you may have to tell your boyfriend that you want to capture your engagement.
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These pictures with a concept and story always look especially touching, especially if they are taken by the groom themselves. But they have value only when they were taken spontaneously, from the heart.