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.