Photographed by Melli & Shayne

Story

When we went out with our couple for the shoot, we tried to find a spot where we could capture a lot of the valley and scenery that this venue in Tuscany had to offer. We always do our location scouts in advance but sometimes we realize the spots we found earlier don’t look as good as we hoped.

In this case, we didn’t plan on sending our couple down amongst the dry grass. We saw this during the couple shoot and how the sun was setting. As it happened near the end, we asked our couple if we could quickly go down and get a few shots there – to which they were super keen on.

location scouting is incredibly important beforehand, but it can always happen that you find another spot during the shoot that is even better than the one you found earlier. Just keep your eyes open the whole time and don’t be afraid to try something. If it doesn’t work, admit it, and then move on.
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Directions

CalmNaturalWalking

“Alright guys, make your way back out towards us. While walking, just hold your hands and [bride], maybe you can walk ahead and lead. Great, and keep looking towards that awesome sunset”
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Composition

Center FramedLower ThirdsFull Body

Try shoot with the camera way from your eye and held in your hands (while having your live view mode on). If your camera has a decent enough focus in this mode, you can get really captivating compositions much faster & easier.

Focusing

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

Soft LightDirectional LightMoodySunset

Equipment & EXIF

1/200 f/2 ISO 250 WB Auto

Camera

Canon 5D Mark IV

Lens

Canon 35mm f/1.4 L II

Editing

Adobe Lightroom Classic M&S The Roots Presets

This image was edited with

M&S The Roots Presets

Challenges & Solutions

Location

Garden / Field Italy

The Lazy Olive

The Lazy Olive, Loc. Finerri, 7, 53041 Asciano SI, Italy

Final tips & Advice

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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.
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