Are you proud to show off that new piece of jewelry? As a wedding photographer, I know in the wedding world the ring is the thing that is definitely in all the proposal posts. We all know that some images on Instagram can be static or posed but I’m going to tell you three ways you can up your game and take authentic, aesthetically pleasing photos of your jewelry for your Insta feed.
1. Have a clear idea of your end goal
It’s true—some shots turn out amazing and require no planning. However, 9 times out of 10 a successful images takes a little consideration. A few things I consider are lighting, composition, and location. I am an avid natural light photographer—which means I’m using the light that is available to me first (as opposed to using an off-camera flash first). Next, I look to bring awareness to my subject with the composition (mostly, by using the rule of thirds). My location is possibly the thing that takes the most planning as I may have to travel to my desired location. The location of the piece in the images is also important—consider removing distractions from the setting (especially in the background if you can help it). Next, ask, “How do I connect the jewelry I’m wearing to the location I’m in?” Once I have an answer for that, I’m good to go.
- Try different angles
Now that I have my plan, I look for ways to add to it by shooting my jewelry in different ways. This could be showing the piece alone contrasted with a picture of the piece being worn. Another way to do this would be to take pictures of the same setting at different angles, also considering the depth of field and how far away you are from your subject. If you do this you will definitely come away with a set of more dynamic pictures.
- Have fun with it!
If you remember anything, it’s this. Have fun with it! No matter what I am photographing, I somehow always come away with my best images when I make sure to have fun. Whether that means laughing with my model, hiking to my favorite location or waiting for that perfect sunset along Lake Superior, it’s always best when fun is involved.
Let customers speak for us1739 reviews
BMJ mixed metal pendants are my faves, but this one may be the new #1 in my collection. Sunflowers give off such a happy, cheerful vibe that I decided this was the piece that I wanted to wear to help me get through my first chemotherapy session. And you know what? It totally worked. My day sucked a little less wearing this little piece of sunshine. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us - I'll be your biggest fan for life!
I love how Beth's double-banded rings can make a bold statement but still feel light and fit so well. They're my go-to rings.
These are the best for polishing my jewelry
I recently purchased the hummingbird pendant and earrings. I absolutely love them and have gotten so many compliments. Very high quality.
Perfect birthday gift for my daughter-in-law :)
I love this pendant. My husband purchased it for my 50th birthday. We are Minnesotans and we love the UP. The fact that this stone is from the UP makes it very special. And I love that the pendant is reversable!
I love my new earrings, they are such a beautiful shape and color. They are a perfect addition to my Beth Milder collection of jewelry
I am so happy to have ordered this unique piece! as someone with metal allergies it is hard to find silver jewelry that doesn't cause me to break out and I have never had a problem through Beth Millner! Supporting a small local business is an added bonus!
Fifty years ago in September, I began my first semester at
Michigan Technological University.
Superior, its forests, rivers, and rock completely captured my mind and heart.
I return each year with my partner to continue to explore the beautiful, the wild, and epic of this place.
As a remembrance of all that it has meant, and continues to mean to me, I purchased your beautifully crafted “Two Hearted River” pendant.
Thank you to all of the artisans who contributed to this stunning piece.