Welcome! Make yourself at home and stay a while. I designed my website to not only share my passion and individual style of wedding photography, but also to be a resource for brides looking for their perfect wedding photographer. My hope is that anyone who journeys through Chris Lang Weddings would leave knowing a little bit more about the creativity, styles, intricacies, and artistry of wedding photography. Also, to get a look into my personality, how I work, and create. Everything you see on my website is real world, real wedding, real people.
Lifestyle Weddings is about you, your story, life in the everyday. It is about capturing your wedding and personality in a free-flowing process that allows for your story to “happen.’” It gives me the freedom to do what I do… CREATE. Lifestyle wedding photography has the freedom to be any style, a mix of styles, but most importantly, about you in real life moments and how I see it. Take a little time to read about styles and how I see them and to see a little of mine. Also I hope to reveal the most important aspect of what you get in hiring a professional wedding photographer.
Lifestyle Wedding Photography may be a bit difficult to define as there is not an industry definition. In fact, I do not know of anyone that refers to a wedding photography style to as “Lifestyle Wedding Photography” by itself. I do, and here’s why. I am a multiple-style photographer. I do not tend to stay in one style or the other but rather photograph several different styles at the same time. For me, lifestyle wedding photography is an attitude, a flexibility, a way to create individual styles that reflect the personalities of my clients. Therefore, it is fluid, free flowing and not bound by any “one” look. That’s why you will see a blend of styles on my website. It is about me creating with your style or “lifestyle,”not just shooting mine. There is a lot that goes into style. Take a little time to read about styles and how I see them.
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
A photographer’s style is their own interpretation and working systems of common photography styles. Every photographer has their own style and approach to how they create pictures in their camera. Every wedding photographer is different in how they work, how they interact with wedding couples, how they use light.. MORE
Picture styles are the end result of making a picture. Both the style of photography and the individual photographers style will impact the post-production process in how the picture is styled. Numerous factors often including both the photography & photographer’s style go into making a picture look a the way it does… MORE
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.
My hands are on every image from start to finish. It is my creativity, artistry, and intent that make your pictures. There is so much more than adjusting a few settings in camera that go into making your pictures... Much of what you see on my website is finished in post production. For example, I will photograph certain scenes with different cameras and technique to give me what I need in post production to create what I was thinking on scene. I create in-camera for specific picture styles that need to be created in the post process. For me, handing my pictures over to someone else for post production just does not feel right. I can not expect another person to finish what I saw, felt and intended to create on scene. Especially when I photograph for creative style such as black and white where I might keying in on a small detail or shadow that needs to be enhanced a certain way in the post production process. They would not have the same attachment, responsibility, or intrinsic value that I have when creating something that I started..read more….
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.
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.
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.
Balcony on Dock is another great Downtown Wilmington Wedding Venue. Here you can view our Balcony on Dock Photographers images and see another Downtown Wilmington Classic Wedding Venue.
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.
Poplar Grove Plantation is becoming a classic outdoor wedding and reception venue. View our Poplar Grove Plantation Wedding Photographers images and see why this wedding venue is no longer a secret.
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.
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.
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 Shell Island Resort is a popular destination wedding location in Wrightsville Beach. Capable of accommodating both wedding and receptions and makes for a great all inclusive beach wedding venue.
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.
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.