Chris Lang Photography

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“ We were blown away when we saw our pictures. You are a master of your craft and unbelievably talented.”
Nicole H. San Diego Ca
The thought and detail in every picture was just stunning. These pictures made a lot of my family literally cry from joy when seeing them.

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    Chris, I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you. Thank you for the wonderful job you did on the photographs of my daughter Sarah's wedding. As I was looking at the pictures I started thinking to myself. Everyone of these "picures" is not a picture, rather they are individual works of art. I am so happy with the pictures, words cannot explain. Thank you very much. If anyone wants a reference to attest to your work, I will be more than happy to oblige. Again, thanks for a wonderful job. You captured a special day in a special way.
    Dennis E
    With the age of digital photography, there has been a diluting of the photography talent pool, often with amateurs posing to be artists and with the consumer left with too many choices. Since my father was a professional photographer before the dawn of the digital age, I saw this transformation. When our special date was set, it was actually my wife that took this task under her wing. When she first showed me Chris's web site and asked me what I thought of it, his artistic eye immediately caught my attention. It was obvious he took a lot of time and thought to come up with photographic sets that would make your moment stand out. We didn't want to have 'that' wedding album that would consist of the same stale regurgitated shots that just about every other couple out there ends up with. While it seems risky, we were confident after meeting with Chris that he would give us the type of style we wanted in our wedding photos. The end result was beautiful work that went beyond the lens, as Chris crafted the most special shots with what I consider photographic works of art. Many of the photos he took can't be relegated to small frames. They deserve to be in a magazine or better. The total package was a huge success, from his very fair pricing, his professional work ethic, and with consistent and thoughtful follow-up throughout the entire process. When you end up deciding on a photographer, while there are many out there that will capture a beautiful wedding, Chris Lang will certainly be one of your very best options and we are very glad we got to know him. Your wedding photographs will stay with you for a lifetime, long after your memories fade, so don't risk it on such a special day. . I feel so fortunate to have found Chris. I called numerous photographers while in the planning stages, and immediately felt connected to Chris. While it seemed that many photographers treated this solely as a business deal, I could tell that Chris was both passionate and meticulous about his work. When my sister got married, we all felt like we were at the mercy of the photographer, and our memories are mainly of posing for the camera, not of enjoying the day (p.s. the photographer was a family friend). Chris, on the other hand, fit in perfectly with all the chaos, and actually made us enjoy the event more. He took a family that doesn't enjoy being photographed and put us at ease (He was so calming that he almost felt like one of the members of our family). We truly feel that he is a rockstar! Not only was he the most amazing guy to work with, but when we got our pictures back we were totally floored. We now have HUNDREDS of photos of one of the happiest days of our lives, and we can't wait to work with him again. I have to mention that these photos are the most beautiful pictures ever taken-so stunning it's hard to imagine they're even real.
    Ryan & Jennifer. Raleigh, NC.
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… it’s in the core of my Image-Making

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The Power of iMAGE

You know the saying, "a picture is worth a thousand words"? Have you ever stopped and looked at one picture for a long period of time, looking for the story in the image, being captivated by the life, person(s), and place inside the image? Feeling the emotion, the memory, or just day, dreaming over a picture? Now imagine yourself IN that picture… It takes more than a snap of the camera to create stories...
It takes an image-maker.

Creative Approach…it is not all the same.

Making great pictures starts with a creative approach. It is how you see things, observe light, and most important , interact with people. There has to be a connection with your photographer. My approach is to create for each individual client something that is individual to them or to their brand.

For the corporate or business client, it is about establishing a relationship. It is here where I can connect with them, there goals, and needs.

"YOU" empower the picture!

Powerful image comes from much more than the camera and creative post processing. It comes from you. Yes, YOU! Everyone has a powerful and beautiful image. It's my job to make your image; to get to the true essence of who you are. It is about getting you to a place where your personality consumes and commands the picture. It can be serious or even humorous, and even, some place in-between. It is my creativity and artistry that puts it all together. But it is "YOU" that empowers the picture.

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Creative Camera Capture


Image-capture… the finger print of a photographers style.

The creative capture builds on my approach to making pictures. Image capture is also what is individual to my style. Everything from the gear that I use to the way that I use and shape light. Everyone photographer has their own method of image capture which can be describe as part of their photography style. often what I do in the capture process is the start point for the design. It really depends on the project or the session. Most often, the capture is the standalone product. There are many aspects of creativity that go into the capture process. even to the smallest detail of giving people direction.

Part of my creative image capture is shooting for post production. This picture of the pirates is an example of the creative stage of creative capture. If you are looking for North Carolina Creative Photographers then check to my creative photography page.

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Photography & Design

Creative design can be the basic post production of a image to creating complex images. The design process for me is no cookie cutter process. Ic an include a single image design and or composite images making where several images are used to make a single picture.

Every image tells a story... every story, needs an image-maker.
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Design for Purpose
Every image tells a story... every story, needs an image-maker.
Chris Lang

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 you picture.” It is about telling your story through imagery. 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 a part of your story.



Portrait Photographer

The art and craft of capturing character through portraits has always been a real and true representation of people photography. Portrait sessions are more aimed at photographing for a series of photos were a single image may be used for print, publication or for personal keepsake. Chris is a North Carolina Portrait Photographer who understands the importance and power of you image. It is his job to bring out your personality and make you image.

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Portraiture, or portrait photography is typically of a individual or a group of people. The main attribute is capturing the expression, personality and or mood of the subject(s). There are several types and styles of portraiture although the focus is typically on ones face although this can include the entire body and background can have influence.

Let Chris bring his experience and craft to create a portrait that you are proud of an confidant in showing who you are. Chris is a
Wilmington NC Portrait Photographer

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Head Shots Photographer

Chris is a North Carolina Portrait Photographer based out of Wilmington NC. In today’s world, everyone needs a great head shot. With online profile pictures and business websites, headshot are not just for actors anymore. Whether it be for you social media profile picture, online resume, or email signature, head shots are your first impression. You know what they say about first impressions? You only get one chance to make one. Head shots are just another kind of portrait. Even though head shots change in trends over time, it is generally a chest up picture.

Wilmington NC Head Shot Photographers

Head shots are typically taken on a solid background with a white background becoming the latest trend in recent years. Head shots do not have to be on a solid backdrop. There are many forms of head shots such as industrial head shots that incorporate a natural or industrial setting. So for what ever you need are, Chris brings a fun and professional process to getting your personality to shine for that first impression. To see some more work by Wilmington NC Head Shot Photographer Chris Lang, head on over to the portfolio page.

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Lifestyle Photographer

Chris is a North Carolina Lifestyle Photographer specializing in Lifestyle Photography. Lifestyle Photography is the art of you in the everyday. We create lifestyle sessions for both personal needs and professional portfolio. In essence, Lifestyle is a attitude and presentation that take s more creative, natural and often candid process as compared to a portrait session. While lifestyle session do incorporate a portrait style, it also brings a more free flowing process to capture the personality of you in a fun and creative process.

So if you are looking to to brand yourself, remember a season in your life, or market an idea, let us know your idea or let Chris help you create and idea. Chris is a creative lifestyle photographer in Wilmington NC.

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Lifestyle Photography


Wilmington NC Photographers

Welcome to Chris Lang Photography, A Wilmington North Carolina based professional photographer. Chris is a creative professional who works in several different creative disciplines and offers creative photography services in but not limited to:

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Wilmington NC Senior Portrait Photographers

Senior Portrait Photographer

Senior Portrait Photographers - Wilmington NC

That defining time in life calls for a defining photographer. North Carolina Senior Portrait Photographer creates individualized portfolios for every Senior. One thing we enjoy is creating an awesome senior portrait portfolio that you can’t wait to show off. For me, senior portraits are all about going out and having some fun. It’s about being creative, being different, and letting your personality shine. Whether you want to incorporate your uniform, hobby or any props, or if you just want up show up and have some fun, you can feel confidant that you pictures will be sure to impress. So if you are looking for Wilmington NC Senior Portrait Photographers drop us a line.

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Senior Portraits


Wilmington NC Kid Portrait Photographer

Child Portrait Photographer

Child Portrait Photographers - Wilmington North Carolina

North Carolina Child Portrait Photographer Chris Lang not only understands those seasons in life go so fast, but also experiences those moments in his own family. You kids change right before your eyes. .Before you know it that season in their life is but a memory.

Nothing more powerful then to look back upon you keepsakes memory of you children. It is their story, your story, your legacy. The art of capturing kids is letting them be a little bit in control, letting them be themselves, and then being ready to catch the unexpected. So if you are looking for Wilmington NC Child Portrait Photographers, give us a call.

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Children Portraits


Wilmington NC Family Poprtrait Photographer - Chris Lang photography specializing in Family and Lifestyle Photography

Family Photographer

Nothing stands the test time more than a family picture. Having your family pictures made will for sure be one of your most valuable treasures and only gain intrinsic value as time moves on. Truly one of the few things that can be passed on form generation to generation. Anyone who has looked back at their generational family photos really know the power of image and how we remember.

Wilmington NC Family Portrait Photographers

North Carolina Family Portrait Photographer Chris Lang is based in Wilmington NC. Chris gets the privilege to make family pictures and meet some really amazing people. He knows the trust people put in him to document their family or that special time with all the family generations get together. So if you are looking for a Wilmington NC Family Photographer with a creative style, give Chris a call.

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Family Portraits

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Bridal Photographer

Wilmington NC Bridal Photography by Chris Lang Photography

Hands down one of my favorite photography sessions. A bride in her wedding dress and no wedding schedule attached equals a great time to creatively use light and shoot you in your dress in ways we normally can not shoot on a wedding day. This allows me to photograph a complete portfolio with multiple styles to choose form. 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 do not have to be your wedding photographer to be your bridal portrait photographer. I think every bride should have a bridal portrait session. I explain in more detail on my wedding website where you should go and check out some awesome bridal and wedding photography.

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Wedding Photographer

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We love weddings and have our own signature style of wedding photography. Chris coins his 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 process. Chris does not shoot just one style, but a blend of style that is free to create with the personalities of the couples he works with. One thing Chris has learned that no two brides are alike and no two brides see a picture the same way. We through out the cookie cutter and handcraft every wedding picture individually.

Wilmingotn NC Wedding Photographers

On this website you can see a snap shot of our wedding work. We think that there is so much detail and information to share about weddings that Chris has a dedicated website just for the art of wedding photography. Be sure to check out the wedding pictures on this website but you certainly do not want to miss seeing some amazing wedding photography (if we may say so) over at Chris Lang Weddings.

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Engagement Photographer

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 portfolio and see how Chris brings his signature style to engagement photos.

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If you are looking for a unique and individual style, Chris is a North Carolina Engagement Photographer who brings a fun and relaxed approach to making engagement pictures.

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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.

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North Carolina Commercial Photographers | Photography

Commercial photography is anything that has the ability to sell something or enhance a brand. It varies from brand to brand and client to client.  Chris Lang Photography provides commercial photography services nationwide and had worked  with several organizations creating brands and also creating image to grow brands.  It is not all about photography as Chris brings a wealth of experience and creativity to help create new brands from both design and image.  So if you are looking for North Carolina commercial photographers, drop us a line and lets talk some ideas.

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Commercial Photography


Military - Law Enforcement - Tactical - Photographers

Tactical - Law Enforcement - Military Photographer

Pictures are our eyes into history, the story, and the life of those who serve. I believe pictures are one of the most powerful mediums to preserve, document, and to pass along the professional and personal legacies to the next generation. Whether it be a traditional, documentary, or creative pictures, I create images and film for those who serve.
I respect and honor those who have the courage to serve, sacrifice, and who have the grit to run in when everyone else is running out. I make pictures and multi media that illustrate the personality, circumstances, strength of those who in everyday life serve, protect and defend, and to share with those who benefit from their courage. If you are looking for
photography for Military, Law Enforcement and First Responders, we can create image that will proudly represent your profession.

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Sports Photographer

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In Pursuit of Perfection

Yes. I am in pursuit of creative perfection. And with this pursuit, there is no finish line. It is this attitude that keeps me creatively pursuing photography, videography and design. I hope you take your time to explore my websites as they not only an exploration in photography and image-making, but also a photography resource filled with information. Photography has lead me all over the nation and even the world, at times. Everything from portraits to weddings to commercial photography, I like to stay diverse in creating.

So take a look around and come back often, as I will continuously update my website with portfolios, blog posts and photography resources like the wedding review sites. These are perfect for brides looking for places to get married. I specialize in many areas, so this website is intended to be a little of everything. If you look around long enough, you will see I have passions and masteries in several fields of photography that command several different styles of photography. From coast to coast, I offer commercial, corporate and individual creative services. Regardless of photography, videography or design project, I take the time, passion, responsibility and attention to detail, to create pictures of relevance.
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Professional Event Photographer

Have an professional event that needs to be covered with world class image? Chris is a North Carolina Professional Event Photographer offering event photography service both nationally and certain locations worldwide. From sporting events, concerts, charity events, or festivals, Chris has the experience, creativity and logistical know how to deliver world class image in a streamlined no hassle process.

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Corporate & Special Event Photographer

We know that your event is important. Chris brings over a decade of experience photographing professional events. He has built a trusted reputation among both large and small corporate clients worldwide. Whether documenting the pre-show set up or a live event.

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Corporate & Special Events Photography

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    Boys & Bow Ties | Portrait Photography | Wilmington NC Photographer

    Boys and Bowties by Chris Lang Photography - Wilmington NC

    Had the opportunity to photograph the three boys before a formal dance.   The boys dressed to the nines in a classic southern style sporting tie and bow ties.  This session I was armed with a Sony A7r2 and the legendary Canon  200 f2.0.  I am loving the lens body combo although  the small mirrorless body hanging onto that Canon 200 f.2 looks a bit misplaced.  Overall the combo performed well and captured the individual  personality of these 3 brothers well.  

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    Needless to say these boys looked dapper in their stylish digs.  If you are looking for a wilmington nc photographer to capture the the special times in your kids lives then drop us a line.  


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    Bald Head Island Drone Virtual Tour | Bald Head Island Photographers

    Bald Head Island is absolutely one of my favorite places.  As a professional Wilmington NC Photographer, Bald Head Island is an absolute joy to work on.   Whether  you are planning a Bald Head Island Wedding or taking a family vacation, Bald Head Island is a unique and special experience.  Anyone who has visited Bald Head Island once will be sure to tele you they are going back.   Professionally  it is one of my favorite places and personally it is our family favorite place to visit in North Carolina.

    The video does not do Bald Head Island complete justice as the experience on the ground is its own adventure.  One aspect that makes Bald Head Island unique is there are no cars.  The only form of transportations is golf carts, bikes, or walking.   It is a incredible get away from the hustle of busy life where everything seems to slow down while on Bald Head Island.

    I have been so fortunate to work with wedding couples on their wedding day along with vacationing families wanting to capture their time on the island.  Truth be told one of the few time I actually capture my family in pictures is while I am on Bald Head Island.

    If you are looking for a really different kind of get away take a look at Bald Head Island.   Be warned that once there it will be hard not to come back.   It is a special place to create special memories. I feel so lucky to have brought my own family there to make memories.

    If you are looking for a Bald Head Island Photographer  or Bald Head Island Wedding Photographer   check out Chris Lang Photography.  I specialize in capturing life in a creative way.


    Modern Vintage Player | Commercial Photography | Chris Lang Photography | NC Commercial Photographers

    Product Photography for Modern Vintage Player - MVP

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    Had the opportunity to provide some product photography images for Modern Vintage Player.  MVP is a company based out of New Zealand offering classic sporting memorabilia.  You have to go by their website  and check out their offerings.  These items are not only fun and play worthy but make for classic heirlooms and perfect for interior design and man caves.     In this series I photographed the leather football, leather rugby ball and a leather soccer ball.  
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    If you need any branding & commercial photography drop us a line.  Chris Lang Photography is part of the North Carolina Commercial Photographers network.    In addition to image needs, Chris takes a hands on approach in branding & identity by conducting a creative needs assessment to ensure your business image needs are world class.  Come on by our website and see our creative and commercial photography


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    Bridal Portraits | Ideas & Inspiration | 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

    The first picture I had an idea of a of Alice in wonderland look when was setting it up.  For this bridal picture I set up lighting the sunflowers with a strobe directly behind the bride  pointing upwards.  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. 


    Bill Murray at the Travelers Championship 2012

    Bill Murray at the Travelers Championship

    Getting ready for the 2014 Travelers Championship  here in a few days.  One of my favorite times of the year.  I have been meaning to share this one since 2012 about  Bill Murray at the Celebrity Pro Am.  I start with, this is written from my perspective and mostly personal account.  It is from a perspective of a tournament photographer and not a journalist.    It is also to share some personal experiences of a photographer behind the scenes and intended for those who enjoy the working field of photography.

    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.  


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