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How to Improve Your Personal Style

An individual’s personal style is something that can set them apart and make them stand out in a room full of people. Even if you aren’t that into fashion, you can still develop a style that people can identify you by. Perhaps you’re wondering how you can improve your style and make it more interesting, or you’re at a point in your life that you’re hungry for change. Whatever the case, you can improve your style at any time you want to, just be open to trying something new. Here are practical ways that you can improve your personal style nevertheless.

Know What Look You’re Going For

Before you can actually improve your personal style, you need to know what exactly you’re looking to change it to. Identify what your personal style is presently and what about it is you want to improve. It could be that you wear too much black and feel like your style is too gothic and want to introduce new and vibrant colors to your wardrobe. Knowing where you want to go will give you an idea of how to g…

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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