Photographed by Melli & Shayne


Some of the most authentic, most genuine moments happen without any input from us as photographers. What’s so important about being able to capture them is to always be ready and to always be shooting. It doesn’t matter if you come back with 2000+ images, because what’s the cost of an additional SD card vs an incredible moment captured?

Just after our couple had finished celebrating and pouring the champagne into each other’s mouths, the groom went in for a big kiss on the bride’s cheek and she was all into it. It was a complete spur of the moment thing with 0 planning on our part. The only thing we did was shoot. We shot right through the whole “celebratory event” and then some.
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Center FramedHorizon LineWideFull Body


Single Point Focused on On the Bride’s face Single Shot Autofocus
Light & Weather

Soft LightCloudyAfternoon

Equipment & EXIF

1/1000 f/1.4 ISO 1600 WB Auto


Canon 5D mark IV


Canon 35mm f/1.4 L II


Adobe Lightroom Classic Roots Presets

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Roots Presets

Challenges & Solutions


Beach / Coastal Germany

Sankt Peter-Ording

Sankt Peter-Ording, Germany

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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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