Whether it's a self-taken photo of you kissing your fiancé or a cute snapshot of your hair and makeup, selfies are everywhere. (Kim Kardashian West even released an entire book dedicated to them!) Unsurprisingly, our favorite kind is the engagement ring selfie — a self-portrait where brand-new bridal bling takes center stage!
Many brides-to-be choose to announce their engagement with one of these selfies posted to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, while others just like showing off their big day jewelry every now and then. Whatever the motivation, one thing is for sure: It's a lesson in practice-makes-perfect. Getting a picture-perfect shot of your ring requires a few steps. Professional wedding photographer Paige Jones recommends keeping your hand raised in the air, catching maximum natural light, and nailing down the right angle as good starting points. But once you've got the elements down, it's time to start snapping away.
We scoured Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram to find the best engagementringselfies to show brides how to master this oh-so 21st-century art. From writing "I said yes!" on your palm with your ring turned out to including your dog to even (humorously or adorably) incorporating your husband-to-be in there somewhere, there are tons of ways to make the photo count.
Click through to see some of our favorite engagement ring selfies from across the social media landscape, from the cute to the playful to the artistic. Who knows? You might just find the exact way you'll take one of your own!