Photographed by Melli & Shayne

Story

One of the things we are most grateful for being wedding photographers is the fact that we get to see such incredible places, people, and moments. It’s a career we never thought we’d be into (if you asked us a good few years ago) but life has its paths, and we have absolutely no regrets.

When this couple asked us if we’d be keen to travel just north of the Arctic circle in Norway to capture their elopement, how could we resist? We got there a few days early and spent an entire day location scouting and just enjoying the whole experience of being up there. We found this spot, made sure it’d work with the light & then planned everything with our couple on the day of.

They had a beautiful, gentle, self-made ceremony just between themselves. They shared their words, shared their tears, and shared their love and this moment was the conclusive end of their little ceremony. They embraced for a moment, and right then and there – nothing else mattered but them.
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Composition

Center FramedHorizon LineHigh AngleFull BodyNatural Frames

Look for natural frames created by the environment and see if you can find a spot that lets your couple sit in the middle of them.

Focusing

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

Soft LightBack litMoodyNatural LightSunset

Equipment & EXIF

1/4000 f/2 ISO 1000 WB Auto

Camera

Canon 5D mark IV

Lens

Canon 35mm f/1.4 L II

Editing

Adobe Lightroom Classic Roots Presets

This image was edited with

Roots Presets

Challenges & Solutions

Location

Beach / Coastal Norway

Hillesoy

Hillesoy 9110 Sommarøy, Norway

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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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