Valentine’s Day Wedding Special | Northeast Georgia Photographer

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner friends, and with this holiday being all about love… we know that some of our friends out there, will be finding themselves wearing a new sparkly ring in a few short days! Or maybe you got engaged over the Christmas and New Year holidays and find yourself celebrating this Valentine’s Day with a little wedding planning! Either way, we want to celebrate the love with you! So what’s the deal?! We’re so glad you asked!

To celebrate the day of love, we’re offering 10% off all full day wedding investments booked between February 14-24th, 2018. Plus we’re letting you in on the deal a little early, so if you’re already engaged you can go ahead and request information or ask any questions you might have and still have plenty of time to get in on this deal.

Our full day wedding investments start out with 6 hours of wedding day coverage, 2 photographers, digital files delivered via an online gallery, a custom flash drive, and print release rights. All full wedding day investments come with your choice of a complimentary engagement or bridal session.  For pricing information click here. 

Brides this will be our last special offer on our full day weddings for a while, so don’t miss out! If you’re becoming Mr. and Mrs. in 2018 be sure to fill out the contact form below or contact us capturephotography13@gmail.com. We would be happy to answer any of your questions and would absolutely love to hear all about your wedding day!

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Offer cannot be combined with any other discounts. Offer valid on full wedding day investments ONLY. Full wedding day investments start with 6 hours of wedding day coverage. Wedding Dates are not considered booked until we have a signed contract and have received your retainer fee payment. Capture Thirteen Photography is based out of the Northeast Georiga area between Gainesville and Braselton, Georgia. We serve the Northeast Georgia area and beyond and are available for travel.  Travel fees may apply.

Wedding Day Tips | Northeast Georgia Wedding Photographer

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February Wedding Day Tip


One thing we tell our brides is to place all of their detail pieces in a box or bag for pictures. This way when we arrive, we can come and collect the box/bag with all the details and get to work on those pretty detail shots.  This way no pieces get left out and no one is running around looking, scrambling or stressing over where items are. Detail items we recommend are… rings, bracelets, necklaces, shoes, perfume, handkerchiefs, your bouquet, a copy of your wedding invitation and any other sentimental items you might be including in your day.

Acuna’s Custom Cakes

We love work collaborations with our friend Diane of Acuna’s Custom Cakes her cakes get more and more beautiful each time. We recently got together to document a series of blue themed cakes and friends the details in these cakes blow us away! We’re mesmerized by cake decorators… we could totally watch someone decorate cakes all day long! We loved working with these blue themed cakes and brides… this would be a super cute way to add your something blue! 😉

Acuna’s Custom Cakes is based out of Gainesville, Georiga and specializes in wedding cakes. Click here for more information on Acuna’s Custom Cakes today!

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Pleasant Union Farm Open House | Canton, Georiga

 

Pleasant Union Farm, Canton Georiga

Bride to be friends, we’ll be joining Pleasant Union Farm located in Canton, Georiga on March 3, 2018, from 2-5pm for their open house. We traveled to Pleasant Union Farm over the summer and met Becky and Cale the owners of the farm to learn all about their gorgeous barn, farm and venue dreams. Since then we have joined their preferred vendor team and friends, we couldn’t be more excited. The grounds at Pleasant Union are so serene and they grow delicious crops of vegetables and fruits… the blueberries they grow there taste amazing, plus they grow flowers and have some of the prettiest cosmos flowers you’ve ever seen! We literally fell in love with this flower at their last open house. There are so many things we love about this venue but our favorite may be the barn doors… the doors open up on three different sides of the barn allowing you to combine the indoor and outdoor spaces. Brides just imagine… dancing on the dance floor with your groom and the golden sun setting in the background and that golden light dancing with you as you dance across the floor with your love.  Or make your reception indoor and outdoor by adding fun lawn games for a casual backyard feel or create an elegant outdoor lounge area just outside one set of doors. Your guests can enjoy the indoor and outdoor space without feeling like their leaving the party area.

We’re so excited to be a part of this team of vendors working with the Pleasant Union Farm. Becky and Cale have done a great job of creating list of preferred vendors for their farm and you can meet this talented list of vendors at the open house on March 3, 2018. We are so honored to be a part of a team with so many sweet and talented creatives and we’re hoping to work with them all soon!

Please come join us at the farm in March, come take a tour, meet Becky and Cale and learn all about this gorgeous venue! Come see us and meet some of the other talented preferred vendors. We love it here and we just know you will too! Oh and brides, we’re going to have a special offer on our wedding investments available at the open house only! 😉 So don’t miss out! RSVP at Pleasant Union Farm today!

Photo Provided Courtesy of Pleasant Union Farm.

Beth and James | Dahlonega, Georiga

In early January we met Beth and James for the first time in Dahlonega, Georgia for a winter session. Beth had contacted us a few months ago about doing a session for her and James in January when they would be coming down from Charleston, South Carolina to Dahlonega for a little weekend getaway.  When the week of their session arrived the weather forecast was not in our favor at all… with 100% chance of rain showing up on the forecast. We watched the weather all week long with no change in site… we talked with Beth as they headed our way the rain percentage dropped just at session time to a 30 or 40% chance so we decided to just go with it. It rained all day that day and even rained on our drive to Dahlonega but just a few minutes before our session start time the rain slowed to a drizzle and then stopped completely just in time for the shoot. Yay! We made the best of a rainy, dreary day and we’re so glad Beth and James were willing to make the best of it with us!

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Wedding Photographers | Northeast Georgia

Congratulations to all our friends out there that have entered the new year with a little extra sparkle on their hand!!! We’re so excited for you!!!

We’re now booking 2018 weddings with openings this spring, summer, winter, and fall. So if you’re becoming Mr. and Mrs. in 2018, we would absolutely love to chat with you about your special day! We offer full day wedding investments as well as elopement investments. Here at Capture Thirteen Photography, we work as a team of two photographers on all weddings,  covering your wedding day from the poses you love, to the moments you’ll want to remember forever, to the candid moments in between.  We are based out of the Northeast Georgia area between Gainesville and Flowery Branch, Georgia and we service the North Georgia area and beyond! Depending on the location of your wedding travel fees may apply, however friends we love to travel! Almost as much as we love tacos… and that’s a lot! haha But seriously if your heading to the coast, islands, or mountains, we are always up for an adventure! Travel fees vary and are based on the distance of our travel and our travel needs such as accommodations etc.  Our full day wedding investments also come with your choice of a complimentary engagement or bridal session. Friends, if you are saying I do in 2018 or maybe even 2019 we would be honored to join you and celebrate with you! For pricing, more information or to book contact us capturephotography13@gmail.com

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Mallory and Jeff | Eagle Ranch Wedding

We finished out our last wedding of the 2017 year with Mallory and Jeff at Eagle Ranch, located in Flowery Branch Georgia back in mid-November. The day of the wedding the weather was a little bit dreary and overcast but friends we feel like this just made their special day even more beautiful as the fall colors seem to pop even more on a cloudy day. Mallory was an absolutely stunning bride and we loved the lace details of her dress and the marsala dresses for her bridesmaids were the perfect color for this fall wedding! The groom and groomsmen also perfectly complimented the girls with their navy, grey and accents of marsala. These colors up against the freshly turned leaves made their wedding pictures pop right off our screens! They were married inside the chapel at Eagle Ranch, the place where Mallory had dreamed of her wedding one-day taking place at. Surrounded by friends and family they said “I do” just as the sun set outside the chapel. Following the ceremony, we headed up to the lodge for the reception where we enjoyed some delicious southern food and danced the night away. At the end of the night, this sweet couple was sent on their way in a sea of bubbles! The perfect ending to a perfect night!

We couldn’t have asked for a more precious couple to end our 2017 wedding year with. We’ve had so much fun working with this sweet couple and wish them many, many years of wedded bliss! Congratulations Mallory and Jeff!

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Wedding Vendors| Florist: Melinda Conley | Hair and Makeup : Jocelyn Norton/Jocsalon  | Dress: Charme Bridal | Videographer: Norton Ariel Media | DJ/Music: Mike Jones Media | Caterer: G & G Events

A Year in Review | Northeast Georgia Photographer

It’s that time of year where we take some time to reflect on the past year and evaluate how we did accomplishing the goals we set. One of the goals we had for 2017 was to slide our focus a little more on our wedding photography and to branch out and get to know the Northeast Georgia wedding vendor community a little better. After all Capture Thirteen started because we began by shooting weddings together and while we’ve grown and branched out into so much more than a wedding photography team, it’s still where our passion lies.

One of our first steps towards branching out within the local wedding community was a collaboration with Diane of  Acuna’s Custom Cakes. We first met Diane towards the end of 2016 to discuss a photo shoot to provide her with an online portfolio of her gorgeous cakes to show to her potential clients. We had been long time admirers and consumers of Acuna’s Custom Cakes but had never actually met Diane until that first meeting. After our first meeting with Diane, a friendship was formed. We bonded over similar dreams and goals of growing in the wedding arenas of our businesses. In the spring of 2017, we spent a beautiful afternoon with Diane setting up and shooting her beautiful cakes, and since then she has become a treasured friend and huge encourager to us. That small step brought us a new friend both on the personal and professional level.

Not long after our cake shoot with Diane, Diane called to tell us about a launch party she had just attended… it was for a new wedding vendor community focused on the North Georgia area called Lanier Bridal. We had seen a few things about Lanier Bridal, we even followed them on Instagram but we weren’t too sure about it all because we had never been a part of anything like that. If we’re being honest we were a lot timid and afraid… but after a few conversations with Diane about it, we decided to go for it. So we reached out to Maria at Lanier Bridal and gathered some more information and finally decided to jump in and you know what we realized, we do belong and we do have a place here within the wedding vendor community! We’ve attended a few vendor hangouts, taken part in a few podcasts and most recently the magazine launch party and we’ve made a few new friends and talked with fellow wedding photographers, planners, florists etc. and they have all been wonderful! We’ve longed for community over competition we’ve just been too timid to reach out and find that community but thanks to Lanier Bridal we’ve found the stepping stones towards that. We’re still working on our bravery within the vendor community but we aren’t feeling so scared anymore! If anything we feel more encouraged to put our work out there and have big goals for submissions in 2018. (Before we move on though we must point out Lanier Bridal isn’t just a wedding vendor community, it’s an amazing resource for brides to be planning weddings in the North Georgia area with lots of information on venues, and vendors located all across the North Georiga area.)

Last but certainly not least we traveled to Canton, Georiga back at the beginning of the summer to visit and meet Becky and Cale of Pleasant Union Farm.  We had been emailing with Becky about the possibility of joining their preferred vendor list and she had invited us to come up and see the farm. When we got to Pleasant Union Farm we immediately fell in love with its charm and as Becky and Cale told us more about their farm and venue we fell in love with it even more. They even let us sample some of their blueberries and friends, no lie those were the best blueberries we’ve ever tasted! Since joining their vendor list we’ve had the opportunity to participate in their fall open house where we met some more of their incredible list of preferred vendors like Kate from White Vine Weddings, Heather from Stems Atlanta, and Lynn of My Cake Lady Lynn these ladies were all so sweet and encouraging and they each have beautiful work! We’re hoping for an opportunity to shoot at the farm in the new year and hopefully have a chance to work with some of their amazing team of vendors!

2017 for us was all about branching out, spreading our wings, making new friends and telling fear not today! Its been a year to remind us that it takes lots of hard work to reach your dreams but it also takes a lot of bravery to put yourself… your work out there. You have to be willing to do the hard work but you’ve also got to be brave enough to chase the dream too. We’re still a work in progress friends, but we feel like we made some pretty big steps in 2017 towards getting to know our wedding vendor community and branching out outside our circle.

As we start to make goals and chase dreams for 2018 we’ll be carrying this Bible verse with us… as it applies to so many areas of our lives both professionally and personally.

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

2 Timothy 1:7

Giorgi Family | Blairsville, Georgia

Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house, we go! Sweet Addalynn and her parents came down from Ohio to visit her grandparents and we headed up to Blairsville, Georgia to meet them. We’re sure our new friends from Ohio never imagined a snowy scene for their family pictures in the south but the week prior to their trip to North Georgia we had a rare December snow and the Blairsville area had received around 10 inches! The weather had finally started warming up a few days before the session but the shade from the thick tree line across the creek left us with a gorgeous snowy background. (And yes, we made sure little Addalynn was kept warm. 🙂 ) We had a great time meeting this sweet family and it was easy to see just how smitten they are with Addalynn and how much this precious new little is loved. It was the perfect way to end our 2017 year!

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Stewart Maternity Session | Hoschton, Georgia

Our sweet friends Laura Grace and Daniel are expecting their first baby in February and we couldn’t be more excited for them! We met up with them the weekend after Thanksgiving in Hoschton, Georgia for a fall/maternity session. We’ve had the honor of working with and getting to know this sweet couple for a few years now and they’ve allowed us to capture some of their most precious seasons in life, from their engagement, wedding, college graduation and now as they eagerly await their firstborn. We’re so thankful for these sweet friends, and we cannot wait to meet little Mason!

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