Photographed by Melli & Shayne


When we went to look for a spot to take the group photos, we noticed that the courtyard where the wedding party was being held was not quite ideal. Even though it was beautiful, we know our couple wanted to have group photos with large constellations and space was just not big enough. We found this spot at the entrance of the reception venue and the fact that we had stairs to use was a huge bonus!

Group photos are often not given enough positive attention. They can be really good fun and it helps pass the time for everyone in case things are a bit more… quiet. But most of all, they are incredibly important. They’re the most printed/downloaded photos in any set (normally).
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“Alright, everyone! Let’s celebrate! Throw your hands in the air! Do a dance! Make some noise and let’s have some fun! Woohoo!!”
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Center FramedLeading LinesFull BodySymmetry


Multi Point Focused on The Group Single Shot Autofocus
Light & Weather

Soft LightNatural LightShade

Equipment & EXIF

1/640 f/8 ISO 640 WB Shade


Canon 5D Mark IV


Canon 35mm f/1.4 L II


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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