Detail shots at weddings are a great way to express the creative side of a photographer. Some of these were taken by my good friend Randy Kriewall of Kriewall Photography in St Louis. Together we photograph weddings and have a great time doing them. We push each other to be creative and sensible!
A typical lens for the details is the 100mm f2.8 L Macro. It has the ability to focus on an edge for an extreme close shot. The possibilities for being creative is immense. We can focus and fill the frame on 1 stone of a ring.
Even more fun is because o the shallow depth of field of a 100 mm 2.8, we can create all sorts of yummy distortions with the background.
With rings and flowers I try to isolate a feature of the object instead of trying to grab the whole object. I also try to either backlight the object or in most cases use an off camera flash to fill from the front. It creates a lovely glow.