Photographed by Melli & Shayne

Story

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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Directions

EnergeticFunnyJokesLaughing

“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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Composition

Center FramedLeading LinesFull BodySymmetry

Focusing

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

Soft LightNatural LightShade

Equipment & EXIF

1/640 f/8 ISO 640 WB Shade

Camera

Canon 5D Mark IV

Lens

Canon 35mm f/1.4 L II

Editing

Adobe Lightroom Classic M&S The Roots Presets

This image was edited with

M&S The Roots Presets

Challenges & Solutions

Location

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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