Photographed by Melli & Shayne


One of the many awesome things about this career of being a wedding photographer is that you get to meet some really incredible people. People that you just “connect” with on all levels and it doesn’t take much for you to be able to look at them as more than just clients, but as friends.

Before our couple booked us, they had a few questions that they wanted to ask us before making their decision and since we already really liked each other from our initial phone call, we offered to meet them at a nice outdoor restaurant for lunch & some beers and to go over everything.

We did and it was absolutely great. Not only did we land the booking but more importantly, we really got to know our couple. This meant that on the day, there were no awkward introductions and they fell completely at ease with us working around them. Having this “pre-meeting” is not always possible – but when it is, it’s worth it. It makes everyone feel so much more at home together.
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“Hold her close and do a slow dance together. Forget about us and just live in this moment. Your moment. Lean your foreheads together and go in for a kiss whenever you feel it’s right”
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Center FramedLeading LinesFull Body


Single Point Focused on The Couple Single Shot Autofocus
Light & Weather

Soft LightBack litRim LightNatural LightSunsetGolden HourShade

Equipment & EXIF

1/640 f/2 ISO 640 WB Auto


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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