This is our story


We are passionately capturing love stories since 2014. Our couples celebrate authentic and meaningful weddings surrounded by only the people they love and care for, without following any trends and convictions.   

We are coming from two worlds, that couldn’t be more different and yet we feel like we have so much in common. It was in Zanzibar, where hours were spent talking until sunrise, stories & adventures were shared and dreams were born. Our passion for travelling and exploring the world has given us the opportunity to meet each other amongst all those millions of people, and it is something so special and precious to us. When we are not on the road, we enjoy relaxed movie nights or binge watching our favourite series, together with some home cooked dinner and a good bottle of wine, a BBQ with friends or long walks with our little Boston Terrier girl Gaia.

Individually and together, we have photographed half our lives and when people ask us how we became wedding photographers, we’d like to say the wedding photography found us. Working as a team and creating something so meaningful and special has soon become what we wanted to do over and over again. Our photography is organic, authentic and made to last forever. Our common understanding of beauty, tradition and love is what fuels our inspiration. We want you to feel these warm sun rays again, when looking at your photos. Or the ocean breeze that caught you and got you to hold each other even closer.

Our mission is simple. We believe that every couple deserves that gift of reliving their wedding day through beautiful, hand crafted images, even 50 years from now. Having an amazing team by your side on your wedding day is one of the best decisions you can make and we would be absolutely honoured to be part of it!

We cannot wait to meet you!

Love, Melli & Shayne

our team

melli & shayne

We are a German – South African blend of photography, travel & adventure with a huge passion for capturing love stories. Together with our Boston Terrier puppy we live in the South of Germany, speak English and drive on a Finish driving license. As a couple team we are photographing weddings all over Germany and Europe since 2014. We are always on the hunt for our next adventures and we can’t wait for you two to join the journey and create some crazy romantic and unforgettable moments together.

testimonials from our awesome couples

Sabrina & Joe

It was really awesome to shoot with this two cuties! We just felt how they LOVE what they do! And as you can see - they do it great! Melli and Shayne are absolutely unique and gorgeous people 🙂 We had so much fun with them and felt like we have known each other since a long time already. For us it was definitely more than just a shooting.There are not many people out there which you took into your heart after just one second, but we'll promise - Melli and Shayne are such kind of people! and their dog 🙂

Krizy & Andy

Melli and Shayne are one of the kindest and gentlest souls we’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. Not only are they highly talented photographers, but they’re truly amazing people to spend time with. What we really love is the fact that they were able to make us feel very relaxed in front of their camera and managed to capture us as people, so that our personalities really shone through in the images. They beautifully captured so many spontaneous moments and we are very thankful to have a tangible copy of our memories to treasure for a lifetime. We consider ourselves very blessed to have met them and now call them friends.

Kathrin & Rainer

It was October 2015 when we met Melli & Shayne for the first time. After few hours we knew that these two fit perfectly to our vintage wedding concept –decision made 🙂. During the months until our wedding Melli had many special tips that were so helpful! Our final date where we discussed the last open points was such a nice (sushi) evening! …and there it was: the first weekend in July when Melli & Shayne were spending our wedding weekend with us. We knew that they would take many great pictures but we had never expected to have such a great weekend and so much fun with (and because of) them! It was awesome!....A few days ago they send us the results. Honestly, it was not only the right choice to have them as our photographer couple, it was the best choice we could have ever taken! Every single picture and especially our wedding film gives us the creeps and brings tears in our eyes! Thanks for everything Melli & Shayne <3

Samar & Jani

We wanted to thank you for your amazing work documenting our wedding day and for making it unforgettable through stunning pictures and video. The video captures our wedding day perfectly and has brought many of our friends and family to tears 🙂 We are very happy with the results and wanted to thank you particularly for providing us with the pictures so fast!

Anna & Flo

Thank you so much for being part of our wedding! We can't wait to see your whole work from the incredibly talented & cool as f*** photographer couple were all we could have wished for.


previously seen in:
we travel
November 2017
Sri Lanka
February 2018
South Africa / Zanzibar
March (Easter) 2018
June 2018
Spain & Portugal (End of June / beginning July)
July 2018
South Tyrol / Dolomites
August 2018
Alberta, Canada / Sicily, Italy
October 2018
Mallorca / Ibiza
November 2018
December 2018
South Africa