If a tree falls in the forest and nobody’s there to Instagram it, did it really fall? The answer is definitely no. So, now that we’ve established nothing really exists unless it’s online, you’re going to want to post THE perfect picture when you’re announcing your engagement. A winning engagement post is one that sends hearts soaring and comments bursting your page, designating you with “it girl” status for at least the next week. So, if you’re thinking all it takes is the right filter and a newly bleached smile, you’re in for a much-needed surprise.
Nothing showcases that engagement ring more than a beautiful mani, and nothing ruins an engagement ring more than unpolished fingers. So if he proposed while your hands and nails looked like they’ve just been through 60 hours of handy work, you’re going to need to call and book an emergency manicure ASAP. Call in a favor if you have to, because this is the very first thing you need to do! There’s no sense in getting a rock like this one by Gottlieb & Sons just to hide it behind poorly manicured nails!
Let’s Get Technical: The Angle and the Lighting
Just like the wrong angle can quickly change your single chin to a double, it can also take your 2 carat ring to a solid 1. You’ve earned this ring by being exceptional wifey material, and you definitely want to show it off. Taking the photo from above is going to be the most flattering angle for your hand, and for the bling.
Also, don’t keep your followers in the dark when it comes to your engagement ring picture. Nobody wants to see a blurry, dimly lit photo any more than they want to see another wannabe Kim Kardashian. Stick to natural light and take the photo by a window! Hint: Diamonds cut like this one by Gottlieb & Sons reflect light the best so they photograph really well!
Please, step AWAY from the busy floor tile and your messy bed. You want the ring to be the center of attention, so it’s super important to keep the background elegant and simple. This type of background will help draw more attention to your prized sparkler!
Try floating your hand above a marble countertop, a white wall or even your car steering wheel (granted it doesn’t have some flashy steering wheel cover). If you want to be real cute, try taking it on your new fiancé’s knee, just make sure he’s wearing some nice jeans or a suit!
Accessorize your Shot
If you want to take your creativity to the next level with your IG announcement, show off your new bridal bling with a pastel-coloured clutch, a bouquet or even a coffee cup (just make sure it’s a cute one…aka avoid the McCafe cups please). Need an example? Check out above- Hillary Bontempo’s snap from her Instagram where she shows off her fave sunglasses along with her new favorite jewelry piece. You can also achieve a similar statement with this gorgeous engagement ring by Gottlieb & Sons…bonus!
Remember, practice makes perfect so don’t be afraid to take 100 pictures of the same engagement pose. Ultimately, that’s what everyone does anyways, so chug some caffeine, grab your man, and snap, snap away!