Whether your family, your wedding, or your business brand… your image matters. Being an image-maker is much more than taking pictures, it is about “making your picture and shaping your image.” It is about crafting a picture with purpose, about making a picture that tells your story. If a picture is worth a thousand words then make every picture count, because your pictures says a lot about you.
You can see some great wedding photography on this website but this is only a snapshot of what we do. We have a whole website dedicated just for weddings… If you are looking for Bridals , Engagements or Wedding Photography be sure to visit Chris Lang Weddings for a in-depth portfolio and wedding resources.
While video is all the rage, the classic photo slide show is an amazing and powerful way to tell your story. A Bald Head Island Wedding
Check out a fusion video of a Bride & Groom session. A blend of stills and motion.
Our Fusion, AKA iN MOTION, is a mix of video & stills. We take the stills and bring some video to add a different dimension to story telling and memories.
Here are few pictures from a recent bridal session with Emily. She looked amazing in her wedding dress and the bridal bouquet from Verzaals were incredibly beuatiful. The Belle Vue event venue provided the perfect backdrop to create her bridal portfolio. If you are looking for a wedding photographer with a creative style check out lifestyle weddings by Chris Lang.
Comgrat’s Sean & Laura. Amazing sky came out for about 10 minutes. You could see it coming and all of a sudden “bammm”. Wish there was a pause button. It was an awesome 10 minutes of color. #topsailisland #topsailislandweddings. #chrislangphotography #beachweddings #destinationwedding #sunsetwedding #sunsetwedding pictures #sunset #sunsets #weddingphotography #weddingstyle (at Topsail Island Beach, North Carolina)
Bald Head Island is one of of my favorite places to take my family. It is also one of my favorite locations for providing Bald Head Island Photographers services for family portraits and Bald Head Island weddings.
“Chris traveled to the beach to do a family session with us. His work is outstanding and he captured so many authentic and genuine moments! He was so easy to work with and made the experience fun for all of us! He listened to what we were looking for and delivered 100%. He even changed his schedule when the weather looked iffy so we could get great outdoor shots. Couldn’t be happier!”
Thanks Jenna & Andy for the kind words. Awesome to be a part of your wedding.
“My husband and I could not have asked for more. Chris went above and beyond on what we envisioned. He was professional, calm, interactive, and captured the beautiful moments of the day. I also had a bridal shoot with him just a few days prior to the wedding. Chris was directive and tentative in capturing all of the details. He even had my bridal portrait ready the day of the wedding. Chris was amazing with communication via email, phone, text and answered all the questions we had. I cannot say enough about Chris and his talent. He loves what he does and it shows. He was behind the scenes and we hardly knew he was there. When the day was done, we received the website within a week of the wedding. We were taken back by all the beautiful moments that were captured. Thank you, Chris, for capturing such beautiful art that we can enjoy for years to come. “
My photography of the eclipse will be photography people looking at the eclipse during their ceremony on the beach at Bald Head Island. This should be fun. #eclipse2017 #eclipsewedding #bhi #baldheadisland #oldbaldy (at Bald Head Island, North Carolina)
Something about oak trees on wedding days and Wrighsville Manor has a pretty sweet one. It was not quite twilight so had to create it with 3 speedlights. Congrat’s Kelly & Matt!!!!! Could not have had a better time with you all. What a fun group of family and freinds you have. #wrightsvillemanor #sweetoaktrees #chrislangphotography #wilmingtonweddingvenues #brideandgroom #twilight #wilmingtonncweddingphotographer (at Wrightsville Manor)
Sherri and Kelly had their intimate wedding ceremony at the iconic Airlie Gardens located in Wilmington NC. Airlie Gardens became the beautiful backdrop for this fun loving couple. I do not recall laughing along with a couple so much during the wedding photography. Had such a great time with them both and what an honor to create these memories for them. If you are looking for a Wilmington NC wedding photographer swing by our NC Wedding Photography site and check out our creative wedding photography and lifestyle wedding photography.
Congrats Jordan Spieth on the win at the Travelers Championship in a playoff with Daniel Berger. His 10th PGA win at the age of 23. Only Tiger woods had more wins at the age of 23 than Jordan Spieth. Spieth is a class act! #jordanspeith #travelerschampionship2017 #tpcriverhighlands #golfplayoff #chrislangphotography #sundaywin #trophyshot (at Travelers Championship)
welcome Rory Mcllroy to the Travelers Championship. First to tee off at the celebrity pro am today. Great players field again this year. #travelerschampionship2017 #rorymcllroy #celebrityproam #golf #sonya9 #chrislangphotography (at Travelers Championship)
Be sure to give yourself some time on your wedding day to make it ouside for twilight / dusk photos. There is only a very short period of time to get these styles & color of wedding pictures. For me, this is the magic time for wedding photography but also (generally) the toughest time to get couples outside. A little flexibility and planning will ensure you can get your twilight photos. #lifestyleweddings #lifestyleweddingphotography #twilight #portersneckcountryclub #weddingphotography #wilmingtonncweddingphotographers #wilmingtonweddings #canoneos #canoncameras #canonusa #
Looking for a great destination wedding location on the beach. Check out Topsail Island North Carolina home to Surf City. One of the many North Carolina Barrier Islands that is described as laid back and inviting. Check out some of the beach wedding pictures Topsail Island wedding photographer Chris Lang that showcases the beauty of the beach on Topsail Island.
One of my product/lifestyle shots I did for the awesome Modest Vintage Player is in the current edition of British GQ magazine. Pretty cool. #gqmagazine #gq #britishgq #modestvintageplayer #chrislangphotography #vintagesportinggoods
Incredible sky last week at Ft Fisher. Everyone that knows me knows the phrase “just one more.” This was the just one more … last shot of the night. #sunset #ftfisher #lifestylephotography #justonemore #chrislangphotography #ncphotographers #wilmingtonncphotographers
Spring has sprung and engagement sessions getting into full swing. The perfect time for beach engagement sessions. Looking for a North Carolina Engagement photographer to take the perfect beach pictures? Give Chris Lang Photography a call and discover how he can create the perfect engagement pictures for you. Lifestyle engagement photographer.
It’s hard to call this a workday!Don’t tell the boss. Go UNCW!!!!!! #marchmadness2017 #goseahawks #gonnabeahalfday
It is 76 in February. Take advantage of this awesome weather and get outside for a walk on the beach. We have with a bunch of engagement sessions. #chrislangphotography #wilmingtonncphotographer #engagementphotography #wrightsvillebeach #access43 #enjoythe weather #beachengagmentphotography
Animated photo of Dragon Ally in Hollywood Studios, Orlando Fl. Shot Fuji xt2
Thinking of warmer days. One from a Bald Head Island engagement shoot. #chrislangphotography #baldheadisland #baldheadislandengagement #baldheadislandphotographers (at Bald Head Island Beach)
Looking for a different kind of get away. Bald Head Island the best kept secret for incredible getaways and family vacations. Bald Head Island Photographers
Congrat’s Dana & Perry! End of the night and last wedding of 2016 at the always awesome Brooklynn Arts Center. #chrislangphotography BrooklynArts Center #wilmington-nc-photographer #wilmingtonweddings #awesomepeople (at Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews)
Race start 2016 West Marine Carolina Cup Stand up Paddle Board Race in Wrightsvillle Beach NC. #carolinaccup #westmarinecarolinacup #suprace #wrighsvillebeach #chrislangohotogtaphy
Bride & Groom session at Poplar Grove in WIlmington NC. This was taken on the side of the smoke house and had a really cool old europe look. #wilmingtonncweddingphotographer #chrislangphotography #ncweddingphotographers #wilmingtonncweddingvenues #weddingphotography
Ben & Ashlynn #djiphantom4. #chrislangphotography #chrislangweddings #wilmingtonncweddingphotographer @bennners
Congrat’s Casey & Landon! Sweet truck!!! Another perfect River Landing Wedding. #RedTruck #coolweddingideas #RiverLandingWeddings #WilmingtonNCWeddings #WilmingtonNCWeddingPhotographer #ChrisLangPhotography #ChrisLangWeddings
Double exposure created in camera with FUJI XT-1. Simple color fix in LR. #FujiXT1 #doubleexposure #2016travelrschamp #Fuji100-400 #PadraigHarrington #ChrisLangPhotography #sports
Congrat’s Russell Knox. Winner of the 2016 Travelers Championship. #russellknox #2016TravelersChampionshipWinner #2016TravelersChamp #pgatourwin #chrislangphotography
Congrat’s Jim Furyk on PGA record. Breaks the record of 59 shooting a 58 at the Travelers Championship. Way to go. #newpgarecord #TravelersChamp #JimFuryk #58 #ChrisLangPhotography #incredible
Allie & Max Congrats! Awesome 128 South Wedding. #128south #wilmingtonncweddings #wilmingtonncweddingphotographer #weddingphotography #chrislangphotography #chrislangweddings
With that said, one of my favorite days of the Travelers Championship is the celebrity pro am. A big reason is that it is much more loose on the course and everyone is there to have a great time. When I heard Bill Murray was coming out this year, I was pretty stoked as I have been a long time Bill fan. From Saturday night live days to watching Meatballs endless times, Bill Murray has been a bonding connection among my friends growing up watching movies. I think we could recite every line in Caddy Shack and Stripes. “Barnachy… he owes me money.”
So it was a treat to be close to one of the actors you grew up with and always enjoyed. Some of my fave movies are “What about Bob,” “Rushmore,” and “Stripes.”. On Celeb pro-am day, you never know what to expect when you see the celeb’s exit from the clubhouse onto the first tee box. This year, there was a lot of anticipation of Bill Murray coming out for tee time. What added to the excitement was that he was an iconic character in one of the most classic golf movies ever made. This was substantiated by all the Caddy Shack memorabilia on the course.
As the crowd gathered around the 1st tee, you could see people waiting in anticipation hoping to get their “Bill memorabilia” signed. All of a sudden, you could hear the crowd go wild and all the “Caddy Shack” one liners being tossed out as he walked by. When Bill got onto the 1st tee box, he was mobbed. I mean mobbed by the media. There was not much in the way of a safe place from a camera. Media came out of the woodwork. Not a typical setting on the 1st tee as it is always run with tight structure.
Even though it was my job to photograph Bill with the media interaction, I actually felt for him as he could not turn with out getting a TV camera and microphone in his face. This is that delicate time of when to build trust among the people inside the ropes but also understand that you have a job to do. There is a on and off time. There is a time to shoot and time when not to. After years behind the scenes, you have to earn the respect of the people who hire you and build a trust among the people you will be around. I have learned that players will put their guard down and engage you when they know you are not snapping all the time. I took a few shots that I needed to give the tournament for the 1st tee. My intent was to get Bill later in the tournament when things settled down a bit.
One of the things about this celebrity Pro Am day was that it was HOT. I mean HOT. Like Africa HOT. (Yes, I have been there). People were getting wiped out even before the play was happening. I actually observed a lady pass out in the stands in front of me and it was not even 1pm yet. It was crazy hot! The golfer’s shorts were drenched and they did not even tee off yet. So after we got the group shots and the players tee’d off on one, the mass of people headed down the fairway following Bill Murray’s group that included PGA player JB Holmes, Amhad Rashad,and Coach Scott Burrell. I know my plan was to get Bill and his group at the 9th where I have nicknamed it the “gauntlet”. This is where fans can line up on either sides of ropes where the players have to walk through the fans to get across the road to the 10th. One of the best autograph opportunities on the course for sure. As Bill and his group approached the ninth green, it looked like they just jumped into a pool with all their clothes on. They were wiped and soaked. Part of my job on this day was capturing the crowd’s experience and their interaction with the celebrities so I stay in the middle of the ropes which puts me next to the celebs and golfers making for a great vantage point to capture the interactions. This is also where the professional memorabilia people come to get memorabilia signed. The players and celebs will often pass on signing certain products as I am sure they know it will just be up for auction somewhere down the line. I saw everything from Caddy Shack posters to an actual Mr. Stay Puff from Ghost Busters. As Mr. Murray walked through signing autographs, a man yelling loudly really stood out from all men, women, kids, humanity trying to get Bill Murray’s attention. All you could hear is “Bill, Bill, Mr. Murray, Bill. It’s in the hole, Bill…”. You get the point. Amongst all the chatter, all you could hear was the man who was screaming “BILL SIGN MY HAT.” Bill stopped, looked back and went back to the guy. He looked at him, looked his hat and then took it from him. When it looked like he was about to sign the mans Bronco hat, Bill turned and threw it as high as he could into a tree and yelled “I hate the Broncos.” The crowd erupted in laughter as the man’s hat hung in the branches. Now I do not think Bill hates the Broncos, however the crowd, Patriots fans no doubt, were vindicated and it made for a “Bill Murray Moment”.
The 10th provides some shade as there is a players tent and no public can get near so it is a good rest point for the players. The golfers went into the tent to get a break from the sun and get something to drink. I knew Mr. Murray was tired and had been pummeled by the media and the fans so I holstered my cameras and just hung out. During this moment of break, JB Holmes (tour player) took his picture with Amahd Rashad. In that moment JB Holmes took out a piece of paper and wrote “I miss you Allan Parsons” and took a picture with Amashd Rashad. Bill came over and asked what they were doing and JB Holmes said he is my caddy and this was the first week he missed in years so he was texting him a picture. Bill took the piece of paper and held it up to his head so he could get another shot. Normally, I would just have taken the shot. This was an off camera moment so I asked him if he minded and he nodded to go ahead.
I think they respected that and continued having some off-camera humor. The only other picture I took at 10 was when Bill, drenching wet, went and sat on a volunteers’ lap for a minute. The girl did not know what to do and was laughing, perplexed, and trying to figure out why Bill Murray was siting on her lap. This was out of view of the public and I thought it was pretty cool that he took a moment to make one persons’s day.
You often hear about the non-scripted stories of people’s encounters with Bill Murray and the kindness and humility he has when cameras are not around. I am not sure if anyone has written about this or even known the story of what happened later that day. As mentioned before, this was a HOT day. People passing out all over the course and even Geno Auriemma, the legendary basketball coach of UCONN, had a brief moment of heat exhaustion and went down on the course. At the end of Bill’s round his caddy passed out in the parking lot. You have to imagine the scene and understand that everyone was wiped out. The Medical trailer looked like a MASH unit. There must have been over 30 people getting IV’s on gurneys. So here is Bill Murray after a long exhausting day of not only playing golf in wicked heat, but also engaging and entertaining fans all day now in the parking lot with his caddy passed out. No fans, no media, not much in the way of anyone around and now his caddy, who he probably never met before the day, now laying in the parking lot. Medical attention arrives and they get to the tour player tent to get medical. Bill stayed with his caddy for 2 plus hours until the caddy was finally brought to the hospital. I was told that he checked up later on his caddy later that evening. After hearing that side of the story, I have gained even more appreciation and respect for Bill Murray. From the outside looking in, it may not seem like a big deal to the everyday person, however, if you saw how spent everyone was from the golfers to the public, it takes a genuine thoughtfulness to see outside yourself and look out for someone else. In my book, that speaks to the character of people and Bill Murray showed just a little of his to a small group of people that day. There were no media cameras around, no one to publish a story…just a class act. Hope he comes back.
As you approach the island on the ferry, (the only way to get to the Island as there are no cars) "Old Baldy," North Carolinas oldest lighthouse, greets you with memorable views that are sure to create the excitement that is Bald Head Island.
So if you are looking an awesome wedding venue or a unique backdrop for your pictures, Check out our Bald Head Island Photography. If you are in search for Bald Head Island Photographers, we would love to chat with you about the possibility of being you photographer.
In addition to Bald Head Island Wedding Photography, we also have photography services for :
Bald Head Island Engagement Photography
Bald Head Island Lifestyle and Family Portraits
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End of the night wedding photo at 128 South wedding and event venue in downtown Wilmington NC. 128 South is one of the most popular wedding venues in downtown Wilmington just a short walk away from the Cape Fear River and River Deck making it a perfect location for wedding photography.
Looking for Wilmington NC Wedding Photographers for you wedding? Check out Lifestyle Wedding Photography by Chris Lang
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!”
A perfect bride in a perfect dress in a perfect place. I had the privilege to capture Connor’s bridal portraits at Airlie Gardens in Wilmington NC. Connor looked amazing and her dress was absolutely stunning in detail. Starting with the location, Airlie Gardens Weddings is a perfect place for your outdoor wedding and or bridal photography. It is always a joy to use these amazing garden backdrops. Now putting Connor in her wedding dress in this setting made for a lot of photography fun. If you are looking for a Wilmington NC wedding photographer for you wedding day be sure to check out the lifestyle wedding photography by Chris Lang a creative North Carolina wedding photographer.
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.
Congrats Laura & Sean Moving picture taken at sunset at a destination wedding on the beach of Topsail Island. Looking for Wilmington NC Wedding Photographers for you destination beach wedding? Chris Lang Photography specializes in creative & lifestyle wedding photography.
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.
Here are a few bridal pictures that shoe a small portion of the backdrops Airlie Gardens boasts.
A rainy day could not stop making Christina’s bridal session at the River Landing Country club in Wallace NC. River Landing weddings are always a joy to shoot as there are so many great photography locations in River Landing.
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.
For a signature style and creative wedding photography visit lifestyle weddings featuring a creative blends of wedding photography styles. .
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.
Bridal Photography Inspiration By Chris Lang Photography https://www.chrislangweddings.com Lifestyle Wedding Photography
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