@clvanstadengmail-com : It looks like you are using a fluid layout. The background image can be visible in boxed layout only. Go to Appearanace => Customize => Theme options => Layout options
Under Site Layout select : Boxed
I hope I was able to resolve your issue. If it’s not too much trouble, I have a quick request: could you please leave an honest review? https://wordpress.org/support/theme/fotografie/reviews/#new-post
Your review will help others know what to expect when they’re looking for the support I offer. Even a sentence or two would be hugely appreciated.
Thanks, and if there’s anything else at all that I can do to help, don’t hesitate to let me know.