Since I seem to be on a bit of a “favourites” kick lately, I’m taking the opportunity to post my favourite wedding ring pictures. Over the years, I’ve photographed some pretty spectacular gems. According to The Knot, diamond wedding rings originated with the Archduke Maximilian of Austria in 1477, when he presented a ring to his beloved, Mary of Burgundy. The tradition of wearing the rings on the fourth finger of the left hand can be traced to the Egyptians, who believed the thevena amoris (vein of love) ran directly from the heart to the top of this finger. Although this is actually a myth, the tradition has continued.
Let’s kick things off with a shot of Kari’s romantic, engagement ring from their Great Gatsby-themed engagement session.
Here are Krista & Jeremy’s rings from their vintage, day-after session.
Gabrielle’s ring played second fiddle to the Boss 302 at her engagement session with Randy.
Here are Samantha & Brian’s rings after their Fairmont Banff Springs Wedding on 10.10.10.
Sarah’s sparkler after her wedding to Bryce at Priddis Greens.
I shot this beautiful rose gold ring at a recent engagement session. More to come on that one…
Wedding ring pictures: Tara Whittaker Photography