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Melli & Shayne


Melli & Shayne Active since 2014
We are Melli & Shayne, a couple coming from vastly different worlds but have been inseparable ever since we met in Zanzibar. We have been passionately capturing love stories since 2014 and have loved every step of the way. We love to meet fellow photographers, to share our knowledge amongst a bottle (or two) of wine and support every one wherever we can.
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What is a fun fact about you?
We have family all around the world, including: the UK, Australia, Germany, Tanzania, South Africa, Dubai & Zambia. Needless to say, family gatherings are rare.
How did you land your first wedding?
As is fairly common, we were asked to shoot the wedding of a friend. Once we did and realised how much fun it was, we were hooked.
Who or what inspires you?
We are inspired by the connection we see between our couple. Whether they’re the fun, teasing type or the gentle, romantic type – that dictates a lot of how we approach our work.
What were you doing before you became a photographer?
Shayne was a Scuba Diving teacher, Melli was a project manager.
What’s your favourite thing about being a wedding photographer?
We absolutely adore the connection we make with our couples and being able to capture such intimate moments in someones life.

Advice to my
younger self

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Don’t settle. Sure, you got good. Good enough to start booking some high-paying, tasteful clients. But settling also got you lazy. You stopped creating. You stopped pushing yourself. Don’t settle.

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