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 Replies to “Urban Backdrops”

  1. 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.

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

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