Urban Backdrops

While driving through my hometown with my youngest brother last week, I spotted a red wall glowing in the afternoon sun.    This turned out to be the perfect backdrop for several of his wedding photos.  (Nevermind it was on the side of a bar.)  We had been en route to a different location for his photos, but this deserved a quick stop.  By the time I returned with the bride a couple of hours later, the sun wasn’t shining on it anymore, but the color was still a good contrast with her flowers and dress.  

I love these urban backdrops.  They’re different and fun and work well with portraits when I’m looking for something unique.   I’m also including a couple of examples of portraits taken in Washington.

Anthony in Glenwood, Minnesota
Jenina in Glenwood, Minnesota
Jen in Leavenworth, Washington
Matt in Port Townsend, Washington


7 comments on “Urban Backdrops”
  1. Thanks, everyone! I’m actually making a list of all the best urban backdrops in my area so I can give people some creative, unquie options for portraits.

  2. You’re really good at photographing people too!

  3. Martina says:

    I really like those backdrops and you found them perfectly. The portraits are beautiful!

  4. nigel says:

    I agree with the above… lovely portraits.

  5. Mike says:

    The backgrounds are good, and you did a great job with the people. Posed, but not too much so. Definitely better than standard wedding shots.

  6. elmediat says:

    Excellent compositions. Very effective use of backgrounds. The first one could be used as an ad for men’s formal wear.

  7. Sherry says:

    I am really liking the different textures of the walls.

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