Photographed by Melli & Shayne


When we were first starting to take our wedding photography seriously, we knew we had to build up a portfolio with images of couples who we’d like to attract more of. Those that matched our style, our vision, and our way of working. We set up a styled shoot and found a couple (she was a model, he was her boyfriend) and set to plan what was going to be a great shoot.

The truth is, we had constant challenges thrown at us. From incredibly temperamental weather (we nearly canceled the whole thing) to dangerous ice conditions to walk through as well as really cold temperatures. The shoot turned out incredible; better than what we had hoped – but it was a challenge all throughout. We were just lucky we stuck through the bad weather as that cleared up a few moments before we were to start shooting.
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GentleIntimateAlmost Kiss

“Stand so close to each other that your bellies touch. We’re going to shoot from over there so just completely forget about us. Be yourself, and really enjoy this moment together. Caress each other on the cheeks, hold each other close, even move in for a gentle kiss from time to time. Whatever you guys feel like doing”
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Center FramedWideFull Body


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

Soft LightNatural LightCloudyAfternoon

Equipment & EXIF

1/400 f/2.2 ISO 500 WB Auto


Canon 5D Mark III


Canon 85mm f/1.2 L


Adobe Lightroom Classic M&S The Roots Presets

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M&S The Roots Presets

Challenges & Solutions


Mountains Germany

No specific name

Riedboden 82481 Mittenwald

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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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