Photographer uses burning building as a backdrop for a wedding photo

Jul 2, 2018

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

Photographer uses burning building as a backdrop for a wedding photo

Jul 2, 2018

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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This Saturday, arson was confirmed in an abandoned building in Dayton, Ohio. Thick smoke and huge fire got the residents concerned, but one wedding photographer and a couple took an advantage of the situation. In the middle of the reception, they noticed the fire, rushed to the scene and the building in flames as a backdrop.

Megan Allen of Studio 22 Photography tells Dayton Daily News that she’s “known for doing crazy stuff” and that “she’ll go as far as her couples will go.” The photographer writes in a Facebook post that she and the bride ran toward each other as they saw the fire. The bride said: “We HAVE to go to the fire!” And that’s exactly what they did.

The couple and the photographer rushed out in the middle of the ceremony to use the burning building as a backdrop. They climbed a gravel hill and crossed train tracks to get closer to the scene. The photographer says that the bride’s dress didn’t get too dirty and her makeup stayed in place despite being so close to the fire. I’m happy they were all left unharmed, too, considering that they were close to the fire and crossed the train tracks.

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I guess there’s something about fire that makes photographers and couples go an extra mile for the shot. Some of them take photos inside a volcano, and the others even set brides on fire. So when I compare the risk Megan and her couple took for this shot, maybe it isn’t that crazy when you think of all the other crazy stunts wedding photographers and couples do. Perhaps we can just see it as making the most of a bad situation. And I can’t help but think about this photographer who didn’t take an advantage of a fire. Although, that’s what I’d definitely choose, too.

[via Dayton Daily News; image credits: Megan Allen/Studio 22 Photography]

 

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9 responses to “Photographer uses burning building as a backdrop for a wedding photo”

  1. Lorenzo Morgoni Avatar
    Lorenzo Morgoni

    “This girl is on fire” ??

  2. Keith Heinrich Avatar
    Keith Heinrich

    Tim Miller

  3. Антон Алейников Avatar
    Антон Алейников

    Simply stupid.

    1. TByte Avatar
      TByte

      Rush to judgement?

  4. Jeffrey Dull Avatar
    Jeffrey Dull

    If it’s there use it!

  5. Christopher Scarlett Avatar
    Christopher Scarlett

    Wow! I guess I’m going to have to add arson to my list of tricks.:-)

  6. Steve Morin Avatar
    Steve Morin

    Sad

  7. Sergio Avatar
    Sergio

    Lol… Anything goes nowadays… That’s where photography and tech. Has lead “us”…. Anyway there is even worse out there…

  8. Renlish Avatar
    Renlish

    Eh, it’s an abandoned building so it wasn’t as if they were taking advantage of someone else’s misfortune. It would be another thing entirely if it was someone’s home.