Photographed by Cari Hughes


Have you ever had so much fun photographing a couple that you don’t want to stop? This image was a result of that feeling. We had used up every ounce of light that night. As we were walking back to the car, I noticed the moon shinning through the last bit of sunset. I had that huge serge of excitement us photographers get and told my clients I had one last idea. This idea ended up turning into one of my favorite sets of portraits I’ve ever taken.
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“I am LOVING the moon right now so I want to create a silhouette of you two on the top of that hill. Once you are up there, I want you two to just start dancing. Brad, twirl her a few times and Hayley, make sure to really get your dress flowing. Just have fun with it!”
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Center FramedLower ThirdsMinimalisticWideFull Body

Don’t be afraid to pull back and really let your couple immerse themselves in your environment!


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

Soft LightNatural LightBlue HourEvening

Equipment & EXIF

1/200 f/3.2 ISO 640 WB 6100K


Canon 5D Mark IV


Canon 35mm F/1.4 L II


Adobe Lightroom Classic LKO – Lukas Korynta

This image was edited with

LKO - Lukas Korynta

Challenges & Solutions


Garden / Field United States

Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest

450 W 100 N, Valparaiso, IN 46385

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Cari Hughes

Photographer United States of America Canon R6 Canon 35mm 1.4
Traveling photographer based in NW Indiana. I thrive off of love stories and Mac N’ Cheese!
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“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” – Dr. Seuss

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