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How to take the best engagement photo on your smartphone

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The best part of a wedding proposal? Show it off! (Ok, second best!)


So you’re getting engaged and we’re sure you’re super excited about that, and soon, all of your social media followers will be too! 🙂

Here are 5 tips on how to take the most stunning engagement photo to show off your love, and your new gorgeous ring! 


For starts – two crucial no-no’s – No zoom! No flash! You don’t want your photos to be pixelated or with a flash blowout.


1. It’s all in the lightning!

You can’t go wrong with natural light, and more than that- natural light will bring out the best of your ring’s sparkle and details. Even if you’re indoors, try to find a window from which the outside light shines in, and set up around that. If no natural light is in hand, use soft lightings such as string or bulb lights, candles, or cool lamps and chandeliers that give a romantic feel and also can add to the background of the photo.

In case you can’t get the light right- you can’t go wrong with a filter!



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2. Background

Get crazy with the backgrounds! If the proposal took place in amazing scenery, try and capture it in the background of your photo. If not, find an Instagram-worthy background, like a patterned pillow, a colorful garden, or an accessorized corner of a room, to serve as the backdrop of your ring selfie.


3. Be Prepared and organized!

We have to say it- In case you think your SF might pop the question- get your nails done! 

As for the photos, take a lot of photos from different angles so you will have some options to choose from. Don’t get tempted to upload a collage – it doesn’t look good. Just pick one great photo and stick to it, or upload more than one photo, but as an album.


4. Strike a pose

Try taking different angles of this amazing shared moment. Take pictures of BOTH of you together and apart, if you can plan ahead then take a picture of the proposal moment itself, with the crying face too! 

As for the ring itself – experiment with the angle so you capture the beautifulness of your ring from all sides.


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5. Get sentimental!

If there was ever a time to gush over your love story this is it! Write in the caption all about marrying your best friend, the love of your life, how excited and extremely happy you both are, and of course, use tons of emojis and hashtags. Social media loves good news like that and it will surely be seen on the engagement rate you get on your engagement post.



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And one last tip-Don’t forget to live the moment. It’s not all about the picture and the social share.

Take a minute to celebrate this extremely happy moment in both of your lives. This is the first day of the rest of your life together and the journey only begins. Congratulations! We’re so happy for you! 



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