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