We only have one word for Chris Lang and that is awesome. Words cannot explain how impressed we are with his work. His highlight reel was just so good and captured the day so well. We are all about family and you can tell from his photographs he figured this out. Our daughter and son-in-law told us he made them feel so comfortable and just let them be themselves during their photo session. What we feel is most impressive are the special moments he captured. We are blown away at all the special moments he captured which will be memories for ever. He did all this while being very inconspicuous. Most of the time you did not even know he was there.
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Wedding photography styles are a way of describing the approach a photographer takes when photographing a wedding. Some of these approaches are commonly categorized as Fine Art Wedding Photography, Wedding Photojournalism, Classic/Traditional and also a modern fashion-glamour wedding style... MORE
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Let there be light… How daylight, sunset, and night change the look and style of your wedding pictures
As light changes throughout the day, so will the color, style and emotion of your pictures. Check out my gallery pages where I share in a simple non-technical way about 3 distinct types of lighting conditions and show how it changes the style of your wedding pictures.
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.
St. Thomas Preservation Hall may be the perfect place for your wedding and reception in the Downtown Wilmington area. Check out our St. Thomas Preservation Hall Photographers images to see the wedding venue.
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.
The Southport Community Center puts you in the heart of Southport if you are looking for a venue in the area. With scenic backdrops of the Inter coastal waterway the Southport Community Building has rich history and host to some popular movies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Hotel Ballast is perfectly located in Downtown Wilmington on the River Front. A very popular place for both weddings and receptions. It has all the the facilities to be an all inclusive wedding venue and host to any of your out of town wedding guests.
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.
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.
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.
Bluewater grill in Wrightsville Beach North Carolina is located on the intercostal waterway. Bluewater Grill is capable of providing space for both weddings and wedding receptions. One of the highlights of Bluewater Grill is the amazing views of the marina and intercostal waterway. It provides one of the best sunset opportunities over the intercostal waterway.
Marker 137 is located on the intercostal waterway behind Masonbqoro Island. This wedding outdoor wedding venue has amazing views and scenery to include majestic Southern Oak trees. Marker 137 is capable of providing space for both weddings and wedding receptions that makes for a great all in one wedding venue.
Bakery 105 is located in Downtown Wilmington NC. Just one block from the Cape Fear River Deck overlooking the Cape Fear River, Bakery 105 allows a short walk for some great views of North Carolina Sunsets that make for incredible wedding photography. If you are looking for a wedding venue in Downtown Wilmington be sure to check out one of the most popular venues in Bakery 105.
Ironclad Brewery is located in Downtown Wilmington NC. Just a few blocks from the Cape Fear River Deck. Ironclad Brewery has a unique personality and charm. The unique setting along with the beautiful wood and brick makes for some amazing wedding photography. If you are looking for a wedding or wedding reception venue in Downtown Wilmington be sure to check out the increasingly popular Ironclad Brewery
Embassy Suites by Hilton is located in Downtown Wilmington NC . What makes this wedding and reception venue unique is that is it right on the Cape Fear River. Embassy Suites is a all in one Wilmington NC wedding venue. The unique setting along with impeccable amenities makes Embassy Suites one of the newest shining stars in the Wilmington area. Another great perk is having room and lodging on site for your wedding guests which also make it a great destination wedding venue.
Beach season is just right around the corner which means so is beach wedding season. If you are planning a destination or beach wedding then finding the right beach wedding photographer is just as is important as finding the right beach wedding venue.
Wedding Photography - Wilmington NC - Porters Neck Country Club - Chris Lang Photography
Wednesday 11th July 2018
A few pictures from Vanessa & Josh’s wedding at the Porters Neck Country Club. Vanessa looked amazing and her her wedding dress was just stunning. If you are looking for a wedding venue in the Wilmington NC are then give Porters Neck County Club a look.
Marker 137 - Wilmington NC Wedding Venue on the water
Thursday 15th February 2018
Marker137 is an outdoor waterfront wedding and reception venue located in Wilmington NC on the inter coastal waterway. A great outdoor location for weddings, receptions or both.
Marker 137 offers awesome water views and is surrounded by majestic oak tress making it a beautiful place for wedding photography. Marker 137 weddings & events can accommodate small to large weddings and has more than enough space to set up a large tent for receptions.
Beach Weddings are more popular today than ever. North Carolina is one of those places that offers an amazing amount of ocean front properties for that perfect beach house wedding and a plethora of options for beach front wedding venues. Thinking about your beach wedding and want to see some awesome beach wedding photography? Check out Chris Lang Photography and Chris Lang Weddings to see some of the incredible North Carolina beach wedding venues and private homes that can host the perfect beach wedding.
Congrats to Kelly an Matt on a incredible Wrightsville Manor Wedding. Thank you for a your kind words as you both were awesome to work with.
‘Chris’s personality and professionalism made our day! You have no idea how important it is to have a fun yet professional person with you throughout the day. The pictures were spectacular and artistic. Chris was unobtrusive. Highly recommend this photographer!”
Ocean Isle Island Beach Wedding Photography | The Dream Maker Beach House | Destination Weddings | Ocean Isle Island Wedding Photographers
Awesome destination wedding at the Dream Maker beach house on Ocean Isle Island in North Carolina. Kate in her stunning dress and Adam in his custom tailored suit looked amazing. Had the opportunity to his the magic hour of beach lighting to capture these stunning images. North Carolina… What an awesome place for Beach Weddings.
Airlie Gardens Weddings | Incredible Wedding Venue in Eastern NC.
Friday 24th March 2017
One of the most amazing wedding venues on the North Carolina coastline is Airlie Gardens. Just 5 minutes from Wrightsville Beach you would never think you were so close when walking in these lush gardens filled with majestic oaks.
Christina wanted her bridal portrait made at River Landing so any time I can shoot there without a wedding schedule attached I’m in. Any wedding photographer will tell you wedding days fly by and much of the day is run and gun. Having an hour or two to take our creative time with a bride alone and no wedding day schedule attached makes bridal one of my favorite sessions. I think every bride should have a bridal session because it allows me to document and create with different types of light that I would not normally get on a wedding day. If you are looking for a North Carolina Wedding Photographers, drop me a line or stop by my Lifestyle Wedding Photography site to see my signature style of wedding photography.
Time to get things rolling again on social media after a long winter break. Check out this Bridal Session at the Arboretum last fall. Thinking of warmer days! Getting ready for the spring rush of bridals. My favorite time.
A Bridal Session at Belle Vue by Wilmington Chris Lang Photography - Wilmington NC Wedding Photography
One of those rainy days and had Ray came through at Belle Vue last minute to open up his event venue for us to photograph Emily's bridal portraits. Belle Vue is a charming event space in the Historic Wilmington Downtown. Highly recommend checking it out if you are having a small event or even better if you are a bride looking for a place to get ready the Belle Vue is set up perfectly for that.
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.
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.
Bridal Session at The Arboretum in Wilmington NC | Bridal Picture Ideas
Bridal Session with Lana | Wilmington NC Wedding Photographer | Chris Lang Photography
One of the great things about bridal photography as a creative profession is I get create a multiple style portfolio for brides. With no wedding schedule rushing us, we get to take the time to have fun and relax and create some awesome bridal portraits.
Had a great time with Lana creating a mixture of styles and looks. The first picture I had the concept of alice in wonderland look and feel so I concentrated on lighting the sunflowers with a strobe directly behind Lana pointing upwards and then another strobe on light stand at top left with grid to control the spread and maintain the detail in her awesome wedding dress.
All we started with on this bridal session was Lana and her dress. No bouquet no theme or concept. That what I love about my job it you get to make it up as you go. If you are looking for a Wilmington NC Bridal Photographer to create something with a signature look and style, drop me a line and let me show you how awesome you look in your wedding dress.
Vanessa & Seth had their wedding and reception at the Bellamy Mansion in Wilmington NC. I could not have had a better time with such two awesome people. You will see what I mean when you watch their highlight reel. They had the best first dance I have had the pleasure to photograph and video. Spoiler alert it is at the end of the video as an outtake.
Not only Were Seth & Vanessa a blast work with, they had such a cool how we met story. He are a few words from Venessa:
"Seth and I met like a scene in a romantic comedy! I was sitting at my gate at Wilmington International Airport at 6:30 am, reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and Seth came and sat a few chairs diagonally across from me. From this moment on, I was only faking to read! Haha, I could not concentrate, as we kept staring awkwardly at each other making eye contact here and there. As we boarded the plane, Seth got in line behind me. My heart was racing with butterflies. I sat down in my seat on the plane and turned to see Seth standing there as he said, "I think that's my seat..." pointing to the window seat, with a smile on his face. I responded, "No it's not!" and we both laughed. In a two seater row, there we were, just the two of us... and we talked the entire flight! We hit it off so seamlessly and discovered that we only lived a few miles apart from each other! At the end of the flight, Seth asked for my number and the rest is history! :) "
OK so now it's time for some video. I filmed the highlight reel for their wedding as a supplement to a full video production wedding. The highlight reel is short film that mirrors the photography process and is intended to be just a snapshot only of the wedding day though short video clips. This was one instance I had video rolling for the the first dance. I did not know Vanessa & Seth were going to break out into such a awesome first dance. Like every first dance it started out traditional and then to the guests surprise, Vanessa & Seth broke out into some pretty sweet moves.
I could not have had any more fun at their wedding. Such an awesome fun couple. On a funny note, The next day I dropped my Mom and Brother off at the airport as they were flying back to San Diego. About an hour later I got a text from Vanessa. "We are sitting behind your Mom and Brother on the plane. Small world... well Wilmington is probably the smallest airport in the world.
If you are looking for a wedding venue in the Wilmington Area, take a look at Bellamy Mansion. Bellamy Mansion Weddings are a lot of fun to photograph and working within the area provides such a classic backdrop for wedding photography.
Courtney looked amazing in her dress. We had the perfect backdrop of River Landing to create her bridal portfolio. As with any session, you can try your best to plan around great light and weather but ultimately you are at the whim of nature. Our session was under very dark storm clouds. One of the great things about shooting and creating different photography styles, is that you don't have to be pin-holed into any one style. The thing is I like so many styles, that it is often hard for even me to choose a favorite version of a single picture. There are so many factors that go into creating. From the light to the texture, to the colors, to the style, and most important, the personality of the people you are photographing. With every bridal session, I give my brides a variation of styles even producing different versions some of the same picture. One thing is for sure... no two bridal sessions are the same. Here are just a few from Courtnei's bridal.
Photographing Bridals on a cloudy or off & on rainy day. How to deal with the flats (flat light).
The first set in this series I created a softer pastel style to work with the light that we had for the day. It was cloudy with darker grey clouds that produces a very flat light. While you can never predict what kind of light you will have on a session, or a wedding day, you always have to be creative and flexible with what you have. I think you can get amazing pictures regardless of light, but it will for sure impact some style and color. Since the light was flat, I created a flat style to bring out the light. I also want to bring a better balance and warmth to offset the grey's with a few different techniques of color cross processing. Below is a picture with a flat process and the natural color that we were working with.
River Landing is also unique in that is offers several locations to have your wedding and reception. The most popular is the River Landing Clubhouse. The clubhouse is impressive and that is coming from someone who has been in some of the most iconic clubhouses.
Another very cool place that River Landing boasts is The River Lodge at River Landing. The River Lodge provides another unique experience for someone looking for a more rustic and outdoor feel for their wedding or reception. The River Lodge is nestled along the river in a wooded area of the golf course and provides a very private feel.
"Bridal Sessions" are one of Chris's favorite photography sessions. If you are a Bride looking for wedding photographers who photograph Bridal Sessions as a bridal portfolio rather than for single bridal portrait, take a look at our galleries. Chris takes the time with every bride to create amazing bridal pictures and bridal portfolios. So if you are searching for Wilmington NC Bridal Photographers give Chris a call and find out why he is a sought after Bridal Photographer. Bridal Photography is no longer about one picture. It is about taking the time outside the crazy schedule of a wedding day and being able to take some time to create a artful portfolio of bridal pictures that will stand the test of time. If you are asking the question should I have a bridal photography session, Check out my “In White” portfolio where I give some insight about why every bride should do a bridal photography session.
Bald Head Island is simply unforgettable once you have been there. If you go once the odd are you will make it back again and again. For an incredible wedding experience you got to see our Bald Head Island Wedding Pictures. So if you are searching for Bald Head Island Wedding Photographers drop us a line or give us a ring we would love to share with you what we love to do.
Topsail Island has it's own charm, character and lifestyle. A laid back personality adds to the photography experience. We are excited to be one of the Topsail Island Photographers that get to go out and work which is what we call play. If you are looking for Topsail Island Wedding Photographers we would love to share with you about what we love to do