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“The Art of You”

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Clients Say it Better

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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engagement photography

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NC Engagement Photographers

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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bridal photography

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Bridal Photography | NC Bridal Photographers

Wilmington NC Bridal Photography by Chris Lang Photography

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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wedding-photography

Wedding Photography Wilmington NC

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North Carolina Wedding Photographers

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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Lifestyle Weddings

The Art of ‘You”


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“Lifestyle Wedding Photography”

Lifestyle Wedding Photography may be a bit difficult to define as there is not a industry standard definition. In fact, I do not know of anyone that refers to a wedding photography style to as “Lifestyle Wedding Photography” in itself. I do and here is why. I am a multiple-style photographer. I do not tend to stay in one style of photography 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.

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.

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STYLES

they are all connected and dependant on the Photographer’s Style

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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

Photographer’s Style

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

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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

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Signatures

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Signature Portraits are a Chris Lang exclusive. These are photographs that Chris takes through a creative process to make one of a king wedding pictures. These are intended to be large wall art pieces best suited for canvas, metal, wood, or acrylic prints. There are no two alike as this not a cookie cutter process but rather a handcrafted creative process Chris takes with some of the staples pictures form your wedding day.

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Light Changes…

Everything!


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By Day...


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By Twilight…


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By Night…

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.

An Artisan Approach to Image-Making


Creative Wedding Photographers - Wilmington NC

North Carolina Creative Wedding Photographers

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….


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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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      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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    • Marker 137

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      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.

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    • Bakery 105

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      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.

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    • Ironclad Brewery

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      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

  • Wedding Blog

    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.   

    Bridal Picture in the Garden of the Arboretum in Wilmington NC - Alice in Wonderland bridal concept and ideas

    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. 

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    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. 

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    Courtnei's Bridal Session | River Landing | Wallace NC | by Chris Lang Photography

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    A River Landing Bridal Session  

    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.
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    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.  

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    Airlie Gardens Weddings | Wilmington NC | An Incredible Place To Get Married | Chris Lang Photography

    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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