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Jan 27, 2016

Vanessa & Paolo. Cape Town

The love I’m feeling right now is indescribable, honestly. While I’m putting together this blogpost I’m listening to the sobbiest lovesongs ever and Vanessa and Paolo are giving me shivers. Because if you think they are cute in these pictures, you have to meet them in person – they have the sweetest spirit and the shoot with them was so refreshing and loving, I just went completely bananas over them.

Vanessa and Paolo live in Cape Town and own the lovely restaurant Meloncino by the V&A Waterfront. Definitely try their tasty kitchen when you are there and say hi to the good soul in there, Alfredo. He has lots of stories to tell. :)

Their wedding is happening in Italy this summer and if this was the beginning of it – wow. We have lots to look forward too.

It was their first photoshoot and I was honored to have been there for it. Their tenderness was so refreshing. What I loved about them? Too many things to count….the way her eyes lit up when she locked eyes with him. The way he hid in her hair to hide his shyness. The way their hands just laced together and all the laughter they gave me during our time together. This is the stuff photographer dreams are made of.

I’m so darn darn blessed with people like them.


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Comment :


  1. Sarah

    January 27th, 2016 at 2:00 PM

    Wow! Stunning photographs of a stunning couple… the love ooooozes xx

  2. Nadia Meli

    January 28th, 2016 at 11:46 AM

    Yes they ooze love! That is absolutely true!

  3. Dominique

    January 27th, 2016 at 2:43 PM

    Stunningly beautiful. So lovely and natural. What a location too!

  4. Nadia Meli

    January 28th, 2016 at 11:45 AM

    Thank you for the love Dominique! :)

  5. Brealyn

    January 27th, 2016 at 5:51 PM

    These are beautiful, Nadia! Dreamy and romantic. I wish I knew where she got her sandals from ;)

  6. Nadia Meli

    January 28th, 2016 at 11:45 AM

    I guess from somewhere in South Africa :)

  7. Anja Linner

    January 27th, 2016 at 6:34 PM

    Wunderschöne Menschen. Und atemberaubende Farbstimmung mit grandiosen Aufnahmen! Nothing more to say! Liebste Grüße Anja

  8. Nadia Meli

    January 28th, 2016 at 11:44 AM

    Danke meine liebste Anja!

  9. Mosaic Weddings

    January 27th, 2016 at 10:28 PM

    Amazing! These are all so gorgeous! Can’t wait for the wedding photos!

  10. Nadia Meli

    January 28th, 2016 at 11:44 AM

    Neither can I!

  11. Ilze

    January 28th, 2016 at 6:55 AM

    Beautiful people inside and out. V, you look incredible xxx

  12. Nadia Meli

    January 28th, 2016 at 11:44 AM

    Thank you for your comment Ilze!

  13. Kim

    January 28th, 2016 at 10:05 AM

    So beautiful Nadia! I see what you mean ;)
    So sorry I missed you. Next time you visit you have got to come up higher in South Africa. Would love to have you!

  14. Nadia Meli

    January 28th, 2016 at 11:44 AM

    Thank you Kim! Oh I am sure we will be back :)

  15. Katharina

    January 28th, 2016 at 11:18 PM

    I’m probably the only one who thinks this, but she looks similar to you, Nadia! Stunning pictures as always, can’t wait for their wedding photos :)

  16. Jennifer

    January 29th, 2016 at 9:48 AM

    Oh what a wonderful shoot. I love each pic and it feels like you truely “know” them. Wonderful Nadia!!

  17. Malou

    January 29th, 2016 at 10:05 AM

    Great photo’s at a beautiful hour of day

  18. Daniel

    February 13th, 2016 at 4:33 PM

    Wunderschöne Menschen in einer noch schöneren Landschaft…. Sehr gelungene Bilder, die Farben der Bilder beeindrucken mich am meisten. Tolle Arbeit!

    Mir gefällt der ganz Blog sehr gut, sehr modern und toller Stil. Ich werde noch öfter vorbei kommen!

    Viele Grüße,

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