If you’re a child of the 80’s or 90’s and you just got engaged, there’s basically no other way to share the great news than through an Instagram engagement ring selfie. Make sure you spend time getting it just right, you’ll only get engaged the once….Well hopefully.
Know your ring!
Experiment with the angle of your shot to ensure you capture the most amazing qualities. Love the unique setting? Take a photo on an angle so everyone can see it! Infatuated with the shape of your stone? Try an overhead shot (but remember, skip the flash!).
Get it right
Mobile phone pictures will never be professional quality, but there are a few tricks to make your shots look almost as crisp. Avoid the zoom on your camera, if you’re using an iPhone, set up your shot and then tap the screen to focus the lens. Avoid shaky shots by pushing the buttons on your ear buds to snap a photo instead of tapping your screen!
Make sure your nails are done!!
Include your man (or woman)
Hey, there’s two people in this equation, right? Include your new spouse-to-be in the photo. These adorable examples are sure to convince you.
Strike a pose
If you’re not into the straight fingered whole hand pose (we get it, it’s not for everyone), try something a little different. We love Lauren Conrad’s engagement ring selife. Failing that…..
Scout an exciting background
Find an Instagram worthy skyline, latte or patterned pillow to serve as the backdrop of your ring selfie.
If all else fails, use a filter!
Forget #nofilter. This is what Instagram filters are made for! Add your ring selfie, apply that perfect Valencia filter.
Take lots of photo’s… but only upload one
We get it, your ring is gorgeous. So let it speak for itself with one stunning photo. Collages are not invited to this party!
SHARE SHARE SHARE
Now’s the time to be sentimental, write about marrying your best friend and use the heart shaped frame you’ve always wanted to try. Tag the location of your proposal and share to Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Hit ‘share’ and wait for the love to pour in.