Fashion Bridal Portraits

Chris Van Atta Fashion Bridal


Offbeat Bride

Portrait of Alexa

Couture Beach Bride


Offbeat Bridal Portraits

Using natural light and reflectors are my choice when taking creating portraits by the sea. If you are in the Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, or Topsail Island, area please do not hesitate to connect with us for the experience of a lifetime having your fashion bridal shoot. I do not use alot of flash or claim to be a high end fashion photographer, but one thing I can promise you is a unique experience and a lifestyle fashion shoot, with laughter, spirit, and passion.

Working is the surf culture for some time before coming full time in the wedding arena here in Wilmington NC, I Chris Van Atta will guide you and share with you my talent and know how, and suggest the choicest locations here in the Cape Fear region.  Fashion Bridal is a twist on words, some have also use the term Trash the Dress which is another style of photography where quite often the bride will sacrifice her wedding dress to the element of the ocean, and or choose to have her photo session seaside where the waves can crash around her creating breathtaking images that you will truly desire to have hanging on your wall and or telling all your friends about. I go further into some more TTD sessions in a later post.

Popular locations in the area include Airlie Gardens, near Wrightsville Beach and the sound side of the Island. This location has amazing gardens and large oak tress for the old time vintage look that is becoming popular theses days also. The Aboretum is also another location that offers gazebos and a mixture of garden and water. Ft Fisher is also one of my favorites just past Kure Beach. Here there are rocks that just fall into the ocean creating a seaside location for amazing portraits by the sea also. I think this is truly a local photographers favorite, as you can see many many images taken from this strand of beach section.

Downtown historic district is again a no brain decision. With alley ways and lots of texture with bricks, colors, and urban flair for your fashion bridal shoot.

Here are a few images that I have decided to share, I hope you enjoy ! And if you are ever in need of trying out some fashion style photography while here in the Wilmington area, give me a call, and or connect via my website Chris Van Atta Photo.