One of my favorite down times is practicing and taking pictures. It was a cold and wintry day in Oregon and a gazillion things to do around the house but I was itching to put what I learned in to action. I am ALWAYS constantly learning from all the numerous photography forums I have signed up on, photography education sites - some paid-some free, networking, and so much more. It was my son's birthday and we weren't going out for dinner for hours so I started watching a few creative courses I purchased awhile back ago and haven't had a chance to watch and was dying to try it out. I gathered all my stuff from my wedding and arranged them. Used natural light (thank goodness for the sliding glass door and my skylights) to grab these pictures.
I try to let my brides know to always save a set of their invitations as a remembrance and it makes great detail shots to add to your wedding day gallery. You want pictures of everything you paid for to make your wedding one of the most important times in your life. You want your photographer to capture all your hard work and planning. Just my thoughts.
Enjoy my test shots of my rings, jewelry (no I didn't wear all that bling but I had them), and invitation set.
The next day, I learned from good ol' YouTube how to use things that you carry everywhere with you to create this image. I used my phone and my Kindle Fire to get this look.
Venue: My home in Salem, Oregon
Ring: The Shane Company
Magnet Save the Date card: Shutterfly
RSVP card: VistaPrint