Photographed by Melli & Shayne


We had a busy day in front of us and with only the two of us documenting both, photo & film, we had to be well organized to get the shots we wanted. Having had a wonderful wedding planner on board helped plan out the day in terms of photos.

We knew that in the afternoon when we had scheduled the detailed shots of the untouched dinner setting, we wouldn’t have the best light in the room the dinner was set up.

We therefore kindly asked the wedding planner to light the candles for us at that specific time which did help the atmosphere in the photos as well as allow for a more interesting composition. Teaming with the other vendors to get this all done on time was a key factor and so worth it.
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Center FramedLower ThirdsMid Range


Single Point Focused on Candles Single Shot Autofocus
Light & Weather

Soft LightIndoorCandles

Equipment & EXIF

1/250 f/2 ISO 500 WB Auto


Canon 5D Mark III


Canon 85mm f/1.2 L


Adobe Lightroom Classic Roots Presets

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Roots Presets

Challenges & Solutions


Castle Italy

Schloss Freudenstein

Castel Freudenstein Str. Masaccio, 39057 Appiano sulla strada del vino BZ, 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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