Photographed by Melli & Shayne

Story

Whenever we start a shoot, we like to allow our couples some space to warm up. That normally involves starting with some basic walking shots where they are a little bit of a distance away from us. Just so they get used to the whole “Camera pointing at us” feeling. And for this shoot, we dived right in with the portraits. Why? Well, this was the 3rd day of shooting our couple and we already had such an amazing connection. Especially after their epic wedding the day before (and epic is no joke – fireworks during the first kiss? 5 different bands? Thousand string lights? All in Sicily?? Yup).

But I digress. We got to this spot which we found simply by looking on Google Maps for their After wedding shoot and as we got there, we saw just how awesome the light was starting to become. We asked our bride if she was keen to start with some simple bridal portraits just to get the ball rolling and she totally jumped on it. As the sun was a little too high for us to move towards the cliffs & coastline, we chose to stick around just here in the fields and do some pretty neat backlit shots.
Read More

Directions

EnergeticPlayfulRunningMovement

“Alrighty [Bride], let’s have you walk up and down here and while you’re walking, I want you to play with your dress. Hold it up and let it catch some wind, let it swing side to side and all the while, try and look down towards it. You can look in either direction but just try not to look into our camera unless we ask you to.”
Read More

Composition

Center FramedMiddle ThirdsMid Range

Focusing

Single Point Focused on The Dress Live View Continuous
Light & Weather

Harsh LightBack litNatural LightSunnyAfternoon

Equipment & EXIF

1/4000 f/1.8 ISO 200 WB Auto

Camera

Canon 5D mark IV

Lens

Canon 50mm f/1.2 L

Editing

Adobe Lightroom Classic The Protea Presets

This image was edited with

The Protea Presets

Challenges & Solutions

Location

Garden / Field Italy

Oasi Gelsomineto

96012 Avola, Province of Syracuse, Italy

Final tips & Advice

Help us tag
this image so it's
easier to find

This story is tagged:

Leave your suggestions below (separated by a comma, please)

Like this post and want to come back to it later?
Add to Favourites Remove from Favorites

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.
Read More
Everyone fails. It’s how you take it that will separate you from the rest. Failure is a lesson. And knowledge is a win.

Choose a plan:

Most Popular

$14

Per month

$34

Every 3 Months

$119

Every 12 Months

All prices are inclusive of the German Mwst. 19%

Each plans give you access to all content, current & future and can be cancelled at any time. When you become a premium member, you’re supporting not just the platform, but the artists too. 

Welcome, Friend!