Photographed by Cari Hughes

Story

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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Directions

EnergeticPlayfulDancing

“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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Composition

Center FramedLower ThirdsMinimalisticWideFull Body

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

Focusing

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

Camera

Canon 5D Mark IV

Lens

Canon 35mm F/1.4 L II

Editing

Adobe Lightroom Classic LKO – Lukas Korynta

This image was edited with

LKO - Lukas Korynta

Challenges & Solutions

Location

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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