Photographed by Melli & Shayne


We had just photographed these two’s wedding the day before, and we were out amongst the Italian dolomites for their after wedding shoot. However, the only time they were able to come to the shoot turned out to be midday. In the blazing summer sun with almost no clouds in the sky. It was pretty much our nightmare time to shoot. But, we did’ have much control over the time since our couple had to leave in the afternoon (to catch their flight).

So, we did the best we could. We shot them in all sorts of angles and light and while exploring, we found this little wooden huts/houses. We decided to use them in the background and even get our couple closer to them. And when did this, we realized it actually cast off a bit of a shadow if we had our couple stand almost with their back touching the wood. Low and behold, we found a bit of soft light to work with.
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CalmIntimateNaturalAlmost Kiss

“[Groom], hold her in front of you and reach around her waist to find her hands. Get real close and let her form into you. [Bride], turn your head and let [Groom] snuggle into you. Completely forget about us, and just really enjoy this moment together. “
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Center FramedMid RangeIntimate Framing


Single Point Focused on The Bride’s eye Single Shot Autofocus
Light & Weather

Soft LightNatural LightShade

Equipment & EXIF

1/2500 f/2 ISO 100 WB Auto


Canon 5D Mark IV


Canon 50mm f/1.2 L


Adobe Lightroom Classic Roots Presets

This image was edited with

Roots Presets

Challenges & Solutions


Mountains Italy

Passo di Gardena

Passo Gardena 39033 Corvara, South Tyrol Italy

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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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