Wish you were here

Sometimes a detail shot of the ring can say a lot. Marie and Ehrick had a great idea for a shot of her engagement ring. It felt a little dangerous to put an engagement ring on railroad tracks, but made for a romantic and timeless image. Luckily we had about a mile of visibility in both directions. Some jokes were made about the elegant ring becoming flat as a smashed penny! So with Ehrick on watch and Marie helping make some last minute adjustments to the angle of the ring, we managed to pull it off. Some lyrics come to mind.

Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail?

A smile from a veil?

Do you think you can tell? – Pink Floyd

The railroad tracks, which helped build St. Paul, add some historical context to the location of the engagement photography. The texture of the tracks, which hundreds of train cars travel on each day, are a romantic stage for the perfection of Marie's engagement rings.

Photos by James Ramsay

Mary Bumblebee had a rock and roll wedding at First Avenue in Minneapolis, where Prince’s Purple Rain was filmed. Mary set this shot up for her early morning wedding day photographer, James Ramsay, weaving the ring into the laces of her converse. This was a creative, fun way to capture her ring and highlight her awesome shoes. Mary was thrilled with her hair and makeup, done onsite at the hotel by Kira and friends at Muse. Mary is in the wedding industry herself and runs Bumblebee Personal Assistants.

-James Ramsay

Editor, Brides Like Us

Mary Bumblebee knew exactly what she wanted and set this shot up before the photographer arrived!

A closer view of the rings allows the Converse sneaker to fade into the background, but it is still clearly identifiable, highlighting the bride's personal style.

One Response to “Wish you were here”
  1. John says:

    Absolutely fantastic shots. One of a kind!