Photographed by Melli & Shayne


Some of the most common ways of finding new clients are via our normal streams – websites, Facebook, Instagram, and perhaps even bridal shows. But there is another place that has a huge potential to finding new clients.

That is at weddings you’re already shooting. We were photographing the wedding of some friends of our couple in this image, and they got to see just how we worked, how we handled the day, and obviously the results from it all. In fact, we were even introduced to these two lovely people at that wedding by their friends we were photographing.

It was really cool to meet them in person before they even had a chance to look at our portfolio, our prices, or even our availability. It just goes to show that you should always be giving it your 100%. No matter what. You never know who is interested in you and may even be your next booking.
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CalmHolding Each otherNaturalSitting

“Sit next to each other and [groom], perhaps you could bring your right arm over [bride]’s shoulder and snuggle in with her. Get really close and see if you can hold his hand [bride]. Awesome. Just breathe. Be with each other. Snuggle each other. We’ll be moving around you so don’t worry about the camera”
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Center FramedLeading LinesFull Body


Single Point Focused on The Grooms face Single Shot Autofocus
Light & Weather

Soft LightNatural LightShade

Equipment & EXIF

1/640 f/1.8 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 United States

The Norwood Club

241 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011, United States

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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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