Photographed by Melli & Shayne


We are an absolute sucker for that notorious golden hour. So much so that we’d rather take a 30-minute session in amazing light than an hour in ‘not so great light.’ Who wouldn’t? This day with our couple was spectacular right from the start – but as some weddings go, time can become a bit tight.

One thing that didn’t help the already short-time slot we had for the couple shoot was that we actually got a bit lost trying to navigate our way back out of a protected area of a tiny Italian city where the ceremony was held – which meant we got to the reception location a bit later than we had hoped. Needless to say, we were pretty stressed as we were losing sunlight with every minute, and we obviously didn’t want our couple to panic about where we were.

Fortunately, our couple was incredibly cool, and we took advantage of the last 30 minutes of light before it simply became a bit too dark to shoot. We didn’t venture too far from the reception location and did the most we could, and ended up having such a great time together.
Read More


CalmHolding HandsLaughingWalking

“As we were closing up the shoot, we simply asked our couple to walk hand in hand with our groom taking lead. We encouraged our bride to look towards her groom and we threw in some lighthearted jokes to get them smiling & giggling. “
Read More


Center FramedMiddle ThirdsFull Body


Single Point Focused on The Grooms face Live View Single Shot
Light & Weather

Soft LightNatural LightCloudySunset

Equipment & EXIF

1/500 f/2.2 ISO 250 WB Auto


Canon 5D mark IV


Canon 35mm f/1.4 L II


Adobe Lightroom Classic M&S The Roots Presets

This image was edited with

M&S The Roots Presets

Challenges & Solutions


Private Home / AirBnB / Apartment Italy

Private Home

Via Turrita, 06081 Sterpeto PG, Italy

Final tips & Advice

Help us tag
this image so it's
easier to find

This story is tagged:

Leave your suggestions below (separated by a comma, please)

Like this post and want to come back to it later?
Add to Favourites Remove from Favorites

Melli & Shayne

Photographer Germany Canon 5D Mark IV Canon 50mm f/1.2 L
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.
Read More
Everyone fails. It’s how you take it that will separate you from the rest. Failure is a lesson. And knowledge is a win.

Choose a plan:

Most Popular


Per month


Every 3 Months


Every 12 Months

All prices are inclusive of the German Mwst. 19%

Each plans give you access to all content, current & future and can be cancelled at any time. When you become a premium member, you’re supporting not just the platform, but the artists too. 

Welcome, Friend!