Best Lens for Macro Photography | Wedding Ring Photography

Best Lens for Macro Photography

Macro Photography Lenses

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro Lens – CLICK HERE

First, let’s get straight to why you’re here! You’re looking for the BEST Lens for Macro Photography, right?! Of course you are! Well, I’ll get straight to the first point of this blog. I LOVE using my Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro Lens for macro photography and wedding ring photography. I even use this lens for engagement rings at the end of engagement sessions. If you are still photographing with an EF camera body (Canon 5D Mark iii, Canon 5D Mark IV, etc), I highly recommend this Macro Lens. It’s always worked great for me at engagement sessions and at wedding days!

Here’s an example photo…

Best Lens for Macro Photography, beautiful rings on a bright wedding bouquet, photographed by Nashville Wedding Photographer, Jennifer Cooke

It’s an ABSOLUTELY breathtaking lens that will blow your brides away when they see their detail images in their final wedding gallery! 🙂

You will also need to understand which Auto Focus settings on your camera works the best to photograph Macro Ring Photography though. Not all of your camera’s auto focus settings work well for macro ring photography. I’m working on a video to explain all this! When it’s LIVE, I’ll link the video here!

Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro Lens – CLICK HERE

If you are photographing on an RF camera body, such as the Canon R6, Canon R6 Mark ii, or the Canon R5, etc., I highly recommend the Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro Lens. If you already have the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L and just bought an RF camera body, you can always purchase the EF Canon version above and then also purchase the EF to RF Mount Adaptor for Canon cameras so you can use the EF lens on the RF camera body. I’ve done this, and it works completely fine!

The Importance of Macro Ring Photography

A few weeks ago I started really thinking about why engagement & wedding ring photography is so important to me, and I’ve listed a few of those reasons below.


First, macro ring photography is such a fun part of photographing every wedding day because of what the engagement ring and wedding rings truly symbolize! I like to photograph the three rings together which I call the Trinity shot, and this symbolized the Trinity (God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit). It’s a picture of how God created marriage to be. Below is an example of the Trinity shot.

Gemstones on the Gates of Heaven

Second, I believe that photographing each gemstone is super important because Revelation actually talks about the fact that there will be gemstones on the gates of Heaven. If the wedding ring is a symbol of unity and being together forever, why shouldn’t we take the time to photograph such an important symbol of eternal love that ultimately represents God’s love for us as His children?

Gemstones on the gates of heaven, macro ring photography

Best Macro Lens to Photograph Engraved Wedding Rings

Third, if you and your fiancé got your wedding rings engraved with something special, why wouldn’t you want a photo of the engravement?

As a photographer, you’ll definitely need a macro lens to capture this special engravement for your couple.

Your engagement ring doesn’t even have to be a diamond. Many other gemstones are highly valued as well! The Bible says…

Revelation 21:18 – 21, “The wall was built of jasper, and the city was made of pure gold, clear as crystal. Each of the twelve foundations was a precious stone. The first was jasper, the second was sapphire, the third was agate, the fourth was emerald, the fifth was onyx, the sixth was carnelian, the seventh was chrysolite, the eighth was beryl, the ninth was topaz, the tenth was chrysoprase, the eleventh was jacinth, and the twelfth was amethyst. Each of the twelve gates was a solid pearl. The streets of the city were made of pure gold, clear as crystal.”

I haven’t even heard of all of these gemstones, but God values them, and He values us even more! To me, this is incredible!

Because of this, as a wedding photographer, I believe it’s so worth it to capture this eternal symbol of love! And this is the reason behind why I choose to prioritize photographing your rings on your wedding day.

Best Lens for Macro Photography, engagement ring on pink flower, photographed by Nashville Wedding Photographer, Jennifer Cooke

So, are you ready to take the leap and invest in a Macro Photography Lens for your couple so they can have beautiful photos of their rings to look at and hang on the walls in their home? Below are the links again to help you in your search for the Best Lens for Macro Photography!

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8LCLICK HERE

Canon RF 100mm f/2.8LCLICK HERE

Thanks for reading!

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