Photographed by Melli & Shayne


We often speak about how important it is to keep shooting, even if it means you come back with a ton of pictures to sort through and cull down. It was one of the best lessons we learned, and this picture is a great example of why.

We were moving to a whole new location with our couple and as we entered this field with tall grass, our bride naturally went to hold her dress up to help her walk through it all. At the same time, our groom extended his hand (all gentleman-like) to help her.

This moment was unscripted. It was unposed. Undirected by us. But, it’s a beautiful moment. It shows us who they are as people, and as a couple. They are kind to each other. They are caring for each other. They are, in love.

Had we kept our cameras down and not paid attention – we’d have missed this wonderful moment. We may have seen it, but in no way would we have been prepared to capture it.
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Center FramedHorizon LineFull Body


Single Point Focused on The Brides dress Single Shot Autofocus
Light & Weather

Soft LightBack litNatural LightSunset

Equipment & EXIF

1/1000 f/2.5 ISO 800 WB Shade


Canon 5D mark IV


Canon 50mm f/1.2 L


Adobe Lightroom Classic M&S The Roots Presets

This image was edited with

M&S The Roots Presets

Challenges & Solutions


Wedding / Event Venue Germany

Gut Dietersberg

Gut Dietersberg, Dietersberg 1, 92539 Schönsee

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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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