Photographed by Melli & Shayne


While our bride was having some adjustments made to her dress, she looked down with the most serene & calm ‘tone’. It completely hit us by surprise but that moment was just beautiful. The way her headpiece took center stage while everything else simply fell in second place was what caught our attention. This wasn’t planned, nor was it during the bridal portrait session. It just happened and without disturbing anyone, we positioned ourselves and took this shot.
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“[Bride] without looking up – just keep what you’re doing. It’s absolutely gorgeous. The way your head is tilted downwards is friggen amazing”
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Try and think about what you want to be the most attention-grabbing part of your image and frame it so that it takes the most impact. Pay attention to the rule of thirds; even if rules can be broken.


Single Point Focused on The Brides eyes Single Shot Autofocus
Light & Weather

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Equipment & EXIF

1/200 f/1.6 ISO 100 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


Private Home / AirBnB / Apartment Germany

Private Home

Nuremberg, Germany

Final tips & Advice

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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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