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Airlie Gardens Bridal Photography by Wilmington NC Wedding Photographer Chris Lang

Beautiful Location, Amazing Bride, Stunning Dress! 

The perfect ingredients for a magazine style bridal portrait session.  Not to over use a word but what other word do you use when you see her in her dress in the backdrops of Airlie Gardens.  Connor looked amazing in her stunning wedding dress. This made for a perfect combination of bride, dress, and location.  Finally, after a busy season, I get to share a few photos of her Bridal Session    

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Airlie Gardens - A Candy Jar of Beautiful Backdrops

Airlie Gardens is certainly on my top of the list if not thee top for photographing bridal portraits.  Airlie Gardens is located just a few minutes from Wrightsville Beach in Wilmington NC.  This lush garden provides stunning backdrops no matter the season.  I am a huge fan of photographing bridal sessions outdoors.  When you have huge canvas like Airlie Gardens to work with as your background it becomes more difficult to limit your locations inside the garden rather than trying to find locations that might work as 2 hours session fly by.  Airlie Gardens is a candy jar of incredible backdrops.

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Airlie Gardens Bridal Photography

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If you are looking for a perfect location to have your wedding, or to photograph your bridal portraits, Airlie Gardens weddings may be the place for you.   I just loved how this session with Connor came out and to be honest, she made my job easy creating these bridal portraits.  Even though locations influence the photography and style, for me, it is the bride, her personality and her dress that make the bridal photography come alive.  If I had my way I think every bride should shave a bridal session.

For bridal photography I like to create on different cameras and use different brands such as canon, fuji and sony cameras in my current work flow.    They all have their own personalities and characteristics.  For me, it really comes down to the lenses.  For bridal sessions I get to use one of my all time favorites.   The legendary Canon 200 f2.    This is a lens that really has no other comparison in regards to the compression and style.  This is the one lens I can shoot wide-open with no hesitation in losing detail or have issues of softness.  Truly is a master piece lens that separates itself apart in style.






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Bridal Photography Session with Courtney at Airlie Gardens


I was really looking forward to the bridal session with Courney at Airlies Gardens where she was having her wedding.   First was that Courtney was awesome work with and fun to be around.  Second was I know I got to control the time with no wedding schedule.  This means lots of time and no pressure to be anywhere in 2 minutes.  For every bride who is now married you know what I mean.  

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Airlie Gardens weddings are amazing but when you have just the bride in this amazing garden wedding venue for a few hours it to create must have bridal photos in the garden it is a real treat.  There are so many locations to photograph in Airlie that you have to pick and choose as the creative backdrops are endless in my mind.  Of course on of the most iconic pictures to have made is the Pergola at Airlie Gardens.

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If you are considering a bridal session  I would highly recommend one as it really is a great time to create outside the wedding day where everything  can be about a blur.   The is why every bride should have a bridal session in my creative opinion.    


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Airlie Gardens Bridal Session | by Chris Lang Photography | Wilmington NC Wedding Photographer 



Airlie Gardens Tops The List for Stunning Bridal Photography - By Chris Lang Photography, Wilmington NC Wedding Photographer.   Airlie Gardens, well known for it's Airlie Garden Weddings, is not only the perfect place for weddings, but also tops my list for places to photograph bridal sessions.   Airlie Gardens provides  such iconic visuals for brides wanting garden ambiance for their bridal pictures.  Lena was not getting married at Airlie but loved the location and backdrop.   Although we missed the Tulips and Azalea blooms, we found a field of yellow flowers that provided a spring time feel for her bridal pictures. 




Shooting with a pair of Canon 1dx's and a Canon 5d MarkIII, I used a limited selection of lenses to include: Sigma 50 1.4 Art (I actually use this lens over my Canon 50 1.2 L lens) Canon 24-70 2.8L Canon 14 2.8 L Canon 200 2.0 L Eighty percent of this session was photographed with one of the 1DX's and the 200 f 2.0L.   This is a strong statement, but there may be no finer portrait lens in the world than the Canon 200 f 2.0L.   Due to the size, this lens does not come out often as it is a beast to tug around during a wedding.  I use the Canon 200L F2.0  primarily for bridal portraits  and occasionally engagement sessions.  I have owned this lens for 5 years and do not use it enough.  I am reminded of this every time I download the pictures from a session.  The cannon 200 f2.0 makes it all happen inside the camera.   So does a $6000 lens make that much of a difference?   To me, this lens can do things that no other lenss can. It creates an image that stands out on its own.  Again, the only downside from a my perspective is it is big and not a tug around lens.    Here are a few with the Canon 200 f 2.0 L glass.   
















Enough about lenses because this session was about Lena.  She looked amazing in her dress and was absolutely fun to work with and photograph.  You can see from her expressions that she was at ease and having fun a lot fun also.  This is what every bride should expect and experience during their bridal session.  It is as much about the experience of creating the pictures as it is about getting your pictures.  Bridals, as I have said before, are one of my favorite photography sessions for so many reasons.  You can read more about why I think every bride should get a bridal session on my website.  The best part was receiving Lena's email after she first looked at the gallery.  Here is a an excerpt   "Chris…I am blown away. The color, background everything is so perfect. These are a dream come true."   This for me is why I love creating.  It is what makes my profession so rewarding.  It's not just about making great pictures, it is about making people excited about their pictures.   If you have any questions about Bridal Photography, give me a ring or drop an email.  Would look forward to creating a bridal portfolio for you.  If you would like to see more Airlie Gardens Wedding Photography just click the link.   Cheers Chris 



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Airlie Gardens An Incredible Outdoor Wedding Venue.



Airlie Gardens is one of my favorite places to photograph an outside or garden wedding in the Wilmingon NC area.  You can photograph there in any season of the year and get very different looks that are all amazing.  For sure spring time is the most popular time for Bridal Portraits as the Azaleas and Tulips come into bloom and light the garden on fire with incredible color.




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I shoot at Airlie gardens quite often and this is one of the more frequent places I get asked about when people see some of my pictures of Airlie Gardens.  I decided to put together a mini web site about my perspective (from a photographers viewpoint) of Airlie Gardens Weddings where people could see the many facets of the garden weddings at Airlie, the Pergola at Airlie Gardens, and more specifically, so it could serve as a Airlie Gardens resource and wedding ideas for people getting married there.   So if you are a bride looking for an awesome place to get married check out my Airlie Gardens Weddings resource site to see some awesome wedding photos of Airlie Gardens.   If you are still in your planning stages and looking for a  Wilmington Wedding Photographer then come on by our main websites and check out Chris Lang’s Signature style of Wedding Photography.   Check out our Airlie Garden Weddings site  Wilmington NC Photographer Wilmington NC Wedding Photographer 

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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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