About Family Portrait Photographer


I am Chris Van Atta photography

Glad you have been able to find me,and that your quest to locate the right family  beach photographer will end here!

I specialize in family beach portraits and have come to love to share my passion for photography with you. Growing up on the local beaches here in NC has truly given me a love for the ocean and what it might mean for families vacationing here at our local beaches such as Topsail beach,Wrightsville beach,Surf City beach,Holden Beach,Carolina Beach and Kure beach. They are all residing of each other and share the same dramatic sunsets that families have come to love.

Photography has been a passion of mine for sometime now. I had been a surf photographer here in Wilmington NC for a few years during my early career as a professional photographer serving the east coast surf scene, My images have been published in many magazines in the region and while serving as staff photographer for a national surf magazine, I feel i have developed a style that any beach spirit would come to fancy.

I am now a destination wedding photographer serving the globe with amazing wedding day photos that has started a following of what i call the organic bride,or offbeat bride. The images i have chosen to share in my portfolios are just a nugget of the greatness of my clients personalities that i have been able to share with you. I tend to attract clients who desire something different from the beach portraits,something unique,something that captures the spirit of each person in the family.  This just all seems to work seamlessly to create family heirloom that everybody will be proud to have.

Being able to work with natural lighting and at timea a bit of fill flash from the camera had allowed me to create portraits that are vivid with deep colors and contrast. While using the best high end digitial equipment the industry has to offer, you can be sure that you family beach portraits will be of a porfessional grade from start to finish.

Stop by my website for more amazing beach weddings, and beach photography by Chris Van Atta.

Capturing the Spirit of Life.