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Chris Lang is amazing! Your pictures will not look like anyone else's! The look and feel of his photos is always based on the couple he is shooting. Our pictures were everything we hoped for and more! He really works hard to get everything just right, and for us he even went above and beyond to help with some other projects. He is really one of the best photographers in Wilmington, for half the price of others! We could not be more pleased with him. (and it's def worth the extra money to have him pull video... so awesome!)
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Bridal Portrait Photography | Ideas, Bridal Styles & Inspiration

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Image from a bridal portrait session of a Lifestyle Bridal Session at Airle Gardens Wilmington NC wedding photographers

Why are Bridal Photography Sessions my favorite.. Check out my thoughts below.

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Why Every Bride Should Consider A Bridal Portrait Session

There are so many reasons why I recommend every bride to have a bridal portrait session. It is advantageous for both you and me (the photographer). So where do I begin. First lets look at some things that might not have come to mind.


See Yourself First - A sorta sneak peek
Bridal Portrait sessions are a great way to see a sneak peek of how you will look on your wedding day. You have put so much time into your decisions of your wedding dress, hair style, jewelry, make-up (choosing a makeup artist), but do you know how it will all look together. Bridal sessions are a great way to see how you are going to look when all the details that you have been hard a planning all come together. I have had brides make some changes after they had seen their pictures in make-up, hair, and even some accessories. In some ways it is fine-tuning the moment of your big entrance where everyone will stand and watch you walk down the isle. While this is not one of my top reasons, it is certainly one that not too many people think about for having a bridal session.

Time- It’s on our side
Any wedding photographer will tell you that your wedding day will fly by fast and there is a lot of unpredictability in the schedule. There are times where I might get two or three minutes to photograph the bride alone on her wedding day due to the reality of a schedule. This may seem crazy, but it often is more the norm than not. This also can limit the type and style of pictures of the bride alone.

Also, getting ready for your bridal session will give you a good idea of how long it will take you to get ready. From my viewpoint of time, the biggest perk is we get to choose the time for the bridal session. Meaning, we have more creative control over the type of light we will shoot in, whereas on your wedding day there is less control as your wedding is a live event that is on a timeline. Depending on the style you are looking for we can photograph in the day with lots of bright natural light, or photograph in the golden hour, that is sunset and twilight photography, or even photograph in the evening or night for a very unique look for you bridal portfolio.

Bridal Sessions are not your wedding day.
The other great thing about doing a bridal session is that it is not your wedding day. What I mean by this is that there are a hundred things happening on your wedding that can keep many brides a bit preoccupied making it a bit more of a challenge to be thinking about relaxing for portraits. While this certainly can be done on the wedding day, I find that most people are pretty anxious, excited, and thinking about “TIME” and about the events that are about to unfold. Having a bridal Portrait session outside the wedding day makes for a fun and relaxed process. No schedule, no time constraints, No rush rush rush.

Getting to know you, your likes and your style.
This is a win/win for both bride and photographer. This allows you to better know me and how I work. Break the ice in some ways so there is a level of comfort you gain to be in front of the camera. Bridal session also help me learn your personality and style. This naturally carries over into the wedding day. I also get direct feedback from you about photography styles and picture styles prior to the wedding. I get to know what you like and even on occasion the what you do not like about certain poses, angles and expressions of yourself. I get to learn your favorite looks, poses, and expressions going into your wedding day.

Location, Location, Location.
The great thing about bridal portraits is that we can choose any location we want. This makes it great for getting different looks/themes, and styles into your bridal portfolio. We do not have to photograph at your wedding venue. We can choose something totally different and even do a themed bridal session with some props or a even a stylized shoot where there is set design. It really is limitless of what we can do.

We have you and your dress covered.
The best thing about bridal sessions are that we have you and your dress covered before the wedding day. There are no worries if the schedule gets a little behind and in many aspects it opens up the photography schedule because we often do not have to photograph you alone again on the wedding day as we already created an awesome bridal portfolio.

My number one reason…
it really incorporates all of the above but for me it is that I get to take my time to create some awesome bridal pictures by using my creativity without the constraint of a wedding day schedule. This make Brides relaxed as we have only on thing going on and that is having some fun making beautiful bridal photography of you. It also allows me to be creative by using light and different lighting techniques. Bridal session allow me to take my time and see things unfold, giving me some latitude to let creativity take its own course with you looking amazing in your wedding dress.

While Bridal sessions may not be everyone or even mandatory to get great pictures of you in your wedding dress, it does allow for fun process that is relaxed, not rushed, and makes for a creative opportunity to photograph you in probably the most iconic part of any wedding… your wedding dress. Bridal photography are my favorites sessions to photograph for sure.


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Looking for Engagement Photographers in Wilmington NC, we know the importance of that special time between “Yes” & “I do.” If you are looking for a fun and creative approach to capture your engagement photography check out our engagement photography . Chris brings his personality and signature style to engagement sessions that allow’s for a fun laid back creative process.

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Lifestyle engagement photography is about the art of you in the every day. If you are looking for a fun engagement photography session, that is unique and individual to you, Chris is a North Carolina Engagement Photographer who brings a fun and relaxed approach to making engagement pictures.

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One of the questions I get all the time from Brides is, should I get a bridal session? A bride in her wedding dress and no wedding schedule attached equals a great time to creatively use light and photograph you in your dress in ways I normally can not shoot on a wedding day. This allows me to photograph a complete portfolio with multiple styles and allowing to create the latest trends in bridal photography.

Any one that has been married will tell you that your wedding day will be a blur. The great thing about bridals, even if you don’t plan to have a portrait on display the day of your wedding, is that we know going into your wedding that we have you and your dress covered when things get behind schedule on your wedding day.

I think every bride should have a bridal portrait session so to allow a time to create Fine Art Bridal Photography. So if you are still in search for Wilmington NC Bridal Photographers, Check out a bridal galleries.


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If you are looking for a Creative North Carolina Wedding Photographers, be sure to spend some time on my website and see the different types of wedding photography styles I shoot and create. I describe my style as Lifestyle Wedding Photography. Lifestyle Wedding Photography is you, your style and personality throughout the wedding process. This includes both the engagement and bridal photography sessions.

I do not shoot just one style, but a blend of styles. I am free to create with the personalities of the couples and not bound by any one look. Whether Wedding Photojournalism, or a more hands on approach. The One thing I have learned is that no two brides are alike and no two brides see a picture the same way. I throw out the cookie cutter and handcraft every wedding picture individually. So if you are still looking for the perfect wedding photographers in Wilmington NC to capture your day, drop a line or an email or even set up a time to meet. I am laid back and easy going so there will be no sales pitch here.

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Popular Wedding & Reception Venues

Are you looking for your wedding venue in Wilmington or Eastern NC? I often get asked from brides planning their destination weddings about wedding venues in our area. So I started putting together a list of some popular wedding venues and great places for wedding and engagement photography. This is also a great way to see some of my photography of real weddings in some of Wilmington’s popular wedding venues. These are just a few and this list will grow over time so feel free to check back often or even share the page as wedding ideas on your facebook or Pinterest page.

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    • River Landing

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      River Landing Weddings is one of the most amazing clubhouse facilities I have been in. Visit our River Landing Wedding Photographer images to see this incredible wedding venue.

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    • Fort Fisher
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      Fort Fisher is about as unique a backdrop there is for coastal North Carolina. Perfect for both wedding and engagement photography. See our Fort Fisher Wedding & Engagement photographers images to get an idea of this beautiful area of Eastern North Carolina.

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    • Brooklyn Arts Center

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      Brooklyn Arts Center is a premier Wedding and Reception venue located in the Downtown Wilmington Area. View our Brooklyn Arts Center Wedding Photographers images and see why this is one of the more popular wedding venues.

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    • Bellamy Mansion

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      Bellamy Mansion is a “Southern Classic” wedding and reception venue. Located in the Downtown Wilmington area this Mansion can do it all. View our Bellamy Mansion Wedding Photographers images and see why this Mansion might be the perfect place for your wedding.

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    • 128 South

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      128 South is another popular wedding and reception venue Wedding and Reception venue located in the Downtown Wilmington Area. View our 128 South Wedding Photographers images to see this staple Wilmington venue.

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    • City Club

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      The City Club is another Downtown Wilmington Wedding and Reception venue that can offer several accommodations from a bridal party getting ready lounge to smaller weddings and receptions. View our City Club Wedding Photographers images to see this one of a kind venue.

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    • Country Club of Landfall

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      The Country Club of Landfall is another great clubhouse wedding and reception venue. Located in the gated community of Landfall, this wedding venue can host both your wedding and reception. View our Country Club of Landfall Wedding Photographers images to see this exquisite country club.

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    • Wrightsville Beach

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      Wrightsville Beach offers a wide range of wedding options from the beach to hotel accommodations. Wrightsville Beach is also located close to Wilmington for easy travel to any other reception venue including Downtown Wilmington.

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    • Topsail Island

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      Topsail Island has a personality all its own. From hotel accommodations to private beach house weddings, Topsail Island is a laid back beach island sure to entertain any beach wedding.

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    • Battleship North Carolina

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      For something really unique, check out the Battleship NC might be that special place to have either for both your wedding and reception. With incredible views of the Cape Fear River and Historic Downtown Wilmington as part of your wedding day back drop.

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    • Wilmington Hilton Riverside

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      The Wilmington Hilton Riverside is perfectly located in Downtown Wilmington on the River Front. A very popular place for both wedding and reception. It has all the the facilities to be an all inclusive wedding venue and host to any of your out of town wedding guests.

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    • Lebanon Chapel

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      The Lebanon Chapel is nestled in the heart of Airlie Gardens. If you are looking for classic and rustic wedding chapel be sure to give the Lebanon Chapel a look.

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    • Brunswick Town - Fort Anderson

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      Brunswick Town - Fort Anderson in Winnabow NC, is a great outdoor wedding and reception option. The historic burned down church on the grounds makes for a unique open air wedding ceremony. The landscape with the oak trees and view of the Cape Fear River make this possibly a perfect option for you wedding.

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    • Shoals Club - BHI

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      The Shoals Club on Bald Head Island is a classic east coast beach club. With elevated view of the Atlantic Ocean and a fort class club this makes for a incredible destination wedding venue.

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    • The River Room

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      The River Room in Downtown Wilmington North Carolina sits along the Cape Fear River. Capable of providing an outside wedding on the river deck and hosting your reception inside the River Room make this wedding venue a downtown gem.

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    • Wrightsville Manor

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      Wrightsville Manor in Wilmington North Carolina is just minutes from Wrightsville Beach. Wrightsville Manor is capable of providing an outside wedding with Southern charm and hosting your reception inside the Wrightsville Manor. The grounds provide a lush and private feel and the inside is both beautiful for both a wedding and or reception.

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