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Happy weekend, guys!! I am super excited to share some new Friday Finds with you! It's a bit of a mix, as we all seem to be anticipating Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas all at once now. Though I'm trying my hardest to live in the moment with pumpkins and autumn decor. I know after Halloween, everyone will be all about Christmas, but we should slow down and enjoy the harvest decor up to Thanksgiving, don't you think? As always, there are a few printables in the mix for last-minute decor, as well as some products for my fellow wine lovers, and some more awesome discounts that were created just for you Friday Finds readers!! 🙂🍂 So you know the drill, grab a cup of coffee and sit down for a break, so you can relax and browse these amazing shops.


First let's kick things off with this week's featured candle. I just have to feature a candle each week. It's the perfect season to cozy up with a good book and flickering candle light. A scented candle is also th…

Fall-Themed Engagement Ring Photos {Krisztina Williams Photography}


I had the pleasure of photographing my best friend for her autumn engagement session in Washington DC, and I just knew I had to get a shot of the ring on a leaf or pumpkin. I chose a winter squash because the stem was the perfect size, and there was a better variety of color, which created the perfect backdrop for a fall-themed engagement ring close-up. I got one macro shot of the ring with the squash set on a bed of leaves. I found a slight slope in the ground so I could arrange more leaves behind the squash and place it at least a foot in front of the leaves so they would blur into the background. That helped to subject (the engagement ring) to really come into focus and stand out. I also did one shot with more mulch in the background so the squash would stand out more. I still can't decide which one I like best.


I also had the bride-to-be hold the winter squash for another fall-themed ring shot. The tendency for most people is to hold objects right up against the body, but to get the subject into focus and the background blurred, the object has to be held out in front of the body. It also help to angle the camera down to get the fall leaves from the ground into the background, which of course adds to the autumn look of the photo.


More Ideas for a Fall-Themed Engagement Ring Close-Up
  • Use a pumpkin or apple in place of the squash. Remember to get a lot of leaves in the background.
  • Place the ring on top of a leaf placed on the ground. Don't angle the lens straight down on the leaf. Get the camera close to the ground and angle your lens straight on with the ring to include far away leaves in the background. That way the other leaves in the background will blur, and the ring on the leaf will appear nice and crisp.
  • Place the ring on a fall-colored flower like a mum.
  • Place it on fall foliage but instead of on the ground or in the bride's hands, place it up on a brand.
  • Place it of a leaf or apple or any of the above-mentioned props, but use a hay bale as the backdrop instead of leaves.
 Images by Krisztina Williams. Do not use without proper credit and link-back. You can find more autumn wedding ideas on my Pinterest board Fall / Autumn Wedding.


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