(Closed) Engagement Ring Professional Photos

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think I have a G colored diamond. I dont have a professional photo, but I do have a pretty nice camera that I have fun with sometimes. Here are some pics until other brides w pro photos come along 🙂 The sun was setting as I took these photos so the yellow/orange sky played a part. I think I even have one with it on blue paint and the diamond looks blue. The second to last its really yellow and any diamond would be yellow in that light. Sorry the ring is dirty, it hasnt been cleaned or redipped since I got it Embarassed

 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Hah–but a short answer will be that no it wont show any more color than a colorless D-F diamond.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Remember to get your ring cleaned and polished the day before the photos are taken, and don’t wear it until the photo session (and don’t get anything on it or touch it with your fingers to ensure that it’s totally clean still). If you don’t take it to get professionally cleaned, at least soak it in a jewelry cleaning solution and scrub it really well, and do this a couple of times in the week before the pics if you don’t already do it every week. That way it will look its best.

Many photographers are not experienced with photographing diamonds, so let them know they need a white posterboard or something with a hole cut in it for their camera lens, because otherwise the black casing of the camera and colors of the photographer’s clothes will be reflected in the diamond (you can see that in the third pic sheepandbear posted – a white posterboard would have made the diamond shine white instead of blocking the light and making it appear dark).

@sheepandbear:  Clean your ring, girl! It’s really pretty and deserves to be at full sparkle! Just go to the store and get some of the Connoisseur’s jewelry cleaner stuff and soak it!

Okay also why is it only DFW bees replying to this, lol?

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I just cant help myself. I took this photo yesterday as the sun was setting. I guess the important thing is to get your ring cleaned before they take pictures because specs of dirt and skin look WAY worse than any hint of yellow. Yuck my ring is dirty.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

I have an H coloured Moissanite and my photographer had trouble getting a picture of the stone because of the double refraction. Anyways, I still think they turned out nicely (although my band does tend to sparkle more in the photos I take myself 😉 I think because my camera just picks up on the sparkle and not the individual stones like my photographer’s does). All photos copyright Winding Violets Photography.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

My center stone is a G color.

From our engagement shoot:

 

From our wedding day. I had it cleaned the day before both shoots.

 

 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

It depends on the photo, but you can have the photog take several shots and choose your favorite, or have any tint photoshopped out.

I wouldn’t worry too much…most diamonds end up looking pretty white in most photos (and I am talking much lower grades). The camera is not as accurate as the human eye, and  it tends to create a flatter/duller look because it can’t capture scintillation very well (I’m sure you’ve noticed how bland diamonds look in photos vs. in real life! And there is no diamond that can get around that), but it also results in making the white light return from the scintillation look like it’s the base color of the diamond, hence you get a sort of “opaque bright white stone” look. (Which is one of the reasons why I say photos are a terrible way to try to judge diamond color!)

On top of that, G only has such a faint color to begin with. It IS definitely possible to pick that color up in a photo with a very good camera, but it tends not to get picked up more often than it does, and I think your photog knows that you don’t want your ring to show warm tone in the pictures, so I really doubt you’ll see an issue. You can always remind them, if you want to really cover all your bases.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Here is mine the day of our engagement!

 

I believe mine is an H or a G…but I’m not positive!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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