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Modern Service Backdrops We Are Truly Obsessed With

Modern Service Backdrops We Are Truly Obsessed With

While it’s not something that I have to deal with due to my focus on landscape photography I don find it interesting how people get caught up with latest and greatest trends especially when it comes to weddings. For me, the important factors are the location, equipment, weather and the best time of day to get the perfect shot. However, if you’re planning a wedding then there’s a whole host of things to consider. We invited Carl from Bushfire Photography to share his thoughts on some of the modern services available to couples these days.

Your service backdrop is the first wedding ornamentation your guests will see, show them with something new, modern, and completely surprising? A lovely backdrop will help you to develop a focus throughout the ceremony to ensure all eyes are on you (plus: picture perfect Instagram pictures!).

If your wedding aesthetic skews contemporary and clean, then you will adore these exceptional service-backdrop thoughts we have assembled. From luminous strings of cord lights as well as a midcentury-modern wooden sunburst into a jaw-dropping annular backdrop full of greenery and fresh blossoms, a great deal of style and backdrop thoughts will set the scene for the vows.

Marble Wall

This couple exchanged vows on a 12-foot wall of marble that functioned as the service backdrop. To help dampen the general appearance, they added soft, mocha-coloured draping, planter boxes full of chandeliers of greenery hanging overhead, along with abundant wildflowers on either side. Phantom seats that are clear were the perfect seat selection to complement the current service setting.

Annular Backdrop

In the event you are not the wedding arch kind, then take a look at this couple’s very exceptional backdrop: a modern, ring-shaped construction adorned with greenery and white flowers. Your visitors will probably be dazzled by it the second they set foot in your service space.

Wooden Sunburst

The bridegroom, who works as a set designer, fashioned this amazing wooden sunburst to complement the couple’s midcentury-modern wedding place—the Resort Lautner, situated near Palm Springs.

Hanging Wreaths

Keep your service backdrop straightforward to complete the airy setting if you are tying the knot in a contemporary space like an attic. This couple used gauzy chiffon to soften up the wall behind them; they also hung a few different-sized wreaths as ornamentation (keep the greenery on the thin side to get a much more modern appearance).

Geometric Backdrop

Additional adornment is needed by a spectacular desert landscape such as this one. An easy, geometric construction is a contemporary method without detracting in the natural scene to develop a focus in the service space.

Cord Mylar Balloons and Lights

This straightforward-yet-striking service backdrop would make a simple DIY job. Just hang several strings of cord lights vertically to develop a radiant wall supporting the space where you as well as your groom will swap vows; afterwards, add Mylar balloons spelling out a word of your choice to frame the space (make sure each balloon has a little weight connected to the cord).

How necessary is having a second photography at a wedding?

How necessary is having a second photography at a wedding?

While I am a landscape photographer I do take a keen interest in other forms of photography particularly when it comes to interesting developments in technology and how they have been introduced to a particular niche industry. Drone wedding photography is a good example of this but I also like to hear about how teams of photographers can work together on a project with a view of getting the best results possible. I spoke with a photographer by the name of Jenny Ryan recently who had a few things to say about how she usually teams up with another photographer for a shoot. I thought she had some interesting things to say and asked her to share a few words on the matter that you can read below. While it’s not related to landscape photography I do hope there is something to take away from this article that is applicable to your own form of photography as I personally found some points very interesting.

A ‘Second Shooter’ is a helpful term for a second specialist wedding photographer that helps your principal photographer on your wedding day. Essentially they’re an extension of your primary photographer, they may be a second pair of eyes and ears, the key photographer to efficiently be in two places at the same time is allowed to them, and they’re super useful to get at your wedding!
Where an assistant’ might help your photographer with such things as taking the bags and lighting equipment, helping organise the team photographs, as well as other general bits and bobs, an extra shooter will do all that and much more!

A Second Shooter functions with and complements your main photographer’s work by shooting their own group of professional photographs (that I subsequently edit in addition to mine) of your day. They work difficult to discover alternate approaches and perspectives for your wedding photos. Your photographer to fully capture intervals of the day that run concurrently, including the bride and groom homework sessions, for instance, is also allowed by having a second shot.


While I’m photographing you getting dressed in a cloud of hairspray and laughter with your best friends, my 2nd shooter could be over in the pub with his partners and your groom, or down in your place capturing your guests as they arrive. While I’m at the front of the ceremony with you both, getting your expressions and reactions, and capturing the really significant moments of this very special day my second shot may be at the rear taking wide shots of your ceremony space or the trunk of your beautiful dress, or she might be around to the sides taking photos of your guests.

While I am spending time with you both, photographing your beautiful portraits, my 2nd shooter may be getting shots from a different standpoint to complement my pictures, or she may be again with your guests making sure tons of candid moments are not missed.

Some people might potentially be concerned that having a second photographer there might create the wedding day sense intrusive? You feel relaxed and comfy constantly, as a documentary wedding photographer my tactic is always to make sure, and my skill is in taking natural candid photos where often you do realise I am shooting pictures. Therefore I hire photographer friends of mine that also value this strategy. It truly is my hope that by the end of your day you will feel like we were just two friends of yours, relaxing with your family along with you!