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May 4, 2023

Blue Hour Couples Portraits

a couple is back lit by a red neon sign that says 'Raleigh'; behind them the sky is vivid blue during blue hour after the sunset

Hector & Brenda: Blue Hour Couples Portraits in downtown Raleigh

Blue hour is the time AFTER the sun sets. This is when you’ll get the most saturated and vivid skies, as daylight fades entirely. More people are familiar with golden hour, just before sunset, well-known for it’s warm light and golden tones. But I’ve always been partial to blue hour, because it’s more colorful.

Hector & Brenda were down to meet up just before sun set to have the majority of their session take place during blue hour. About these two: Brenda is the force behind her event planning business Con Amor by Sucetty and Hector is her more behind-the-scenes rock, which is pretty much John & I to a tee. It was so much fun to meet up with them and traipse around the warehouse district, dancing, laughing, and, at the end, blowing bubbles.

Some of my favorites from the session:

a married couple, sitting on a large bench-like structure, smiles at the camera unique portrait of a couple, with a man standing in the foreground look to the left, and a woman in the background looking to the right two pairs of feet, both in white sneakers couple leans against a floor to ceiling window on an outdoor patio, the city of Raleigh at blue hour is reflected in the glass to the left of the couple man and woman sit intertwined on the ground, laughing with the city of Raleigh skyline in the back couple kisses in a brick alleyway in the warehouse district in Raleigh, NC


blue hour portraits of a man and woman laughing and blowing bubbles blue hour portraits of a man and woman laughing and blowing bubbles blue hour portraits of a man and woman laughing and blowing bubbles

Thanks for having fun with deep blue skies with me you two!!

Want to see some other couples portraits during blue hour? Check out the tail end of Hannah & Will’s art museum session. Gina & Derek’s engagement photos, also in downtown Raleigh, feature blue hour at the end.

We believe that love is fun and colorful, and your wedding photographs should be too.

You deserve the best wedding photographer. The wedding photographer who creates bold, colorful, magical memories of your wedding day with beautiful, artistic portraits AND enthusiastic, genuine moments. With Kivus & Camera as your wedding photographer team, you’ll get unforgettable, breath-taking wedding photos that stand out from the crowd. As past bride Courtney says, we are photography sorcerers, and we’d love to make magic for you.

(Though we live in Raleigh, North Carolina, we definitely photograph Durham weddings, Chapel Hill weddings, Cary weddings, etc. We’re all over the Triangle area, and we’re happy to head to the beach or mountains and even to other states or countries to be your wedding photographer! Just let us know when and where!)

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