Jess and Wayne's Downtown Club Wedding was classically beautiful. The venue boasts beautiful architecture with amazing details in their clean and classic ballroom. The groom chose this sapphire engagement ring surrounded by delicate diamonds for his bride to be. For the wedding bands they continued with the classic theme of their day and chose a simple wedding band for the groom and another delicate ring for the bride. This photo was taken inside the Downtown Club on top of a white piano. I love the subtle reflection showing beneath the set. Couples choosing alternatives to diamond engagement rings has been a growing trend that allows for couples to show off even more of their personalities. Different gemstone also have different meanings. Other alternatives to diamond rings include knots, claddaghs, and man made diamonds. A sapphire engagement ring is said to symbolize wisdom, virtue, good fortune, faithfulness, and sincerity.
It is important for any photographer to remember that when photographing rings, you must have your f-stop high enough in order to have the the ring in focus. This might also mean having an extra light on hand such as a video or ice light. In this situation I used an inexpensive video light held by my assistant.
Location: 600 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106.