Class of 2020 : Liv | Winder, Georgia Senior Photographer

In a typical year, most of our senior portraits sessions take place right before students start their senior year or are sessions that take place during their senior year prior to graduation. However, 2020 has been anything but a typical year… with spring sessions put on hold, due to quarantines, we didn’t get in spring senior sessions until a few weeks after some of our seniors had already graduated. While we hated having to put another senior milestone on hold for these seniors, we loved how they embraced these delays as an extended celebration of their recent graduation!

Liv graduated a few weeks prior to her senior portrait session, so she was able to bring her cap and gown with her to celebrate the milestone moment! We hopped between the downtowns of Braselton and Winder Georgia on a warm summer night for a session filled with small-town charm. We love how Liv switched her style up by adding a hat to her look… it was perfect for this downtown session! We had so much fun with this sweet girl and can’t wait to see all the great things she’ll do in the future!

Congratulations Liv!!! ūüéďūüéČ

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Capture Thirteen Photography is based out of the Northeast Georgia area between Braselton and Gainesville, Georgia, serving the North Georgia area and beyond! We’re currently booking Senior Sessions for the Class of 2021 but if you still haven’t gotten your Class of 2020 session in due to the pandemic it’s not too late to get your senior session in either! If you would like more information or details on our Senior Investments click here or contact us capturephotography13@gmail.com

Downtown Braselton Senior Session | Class of 2020: Ben | Braselton, Georgia Senior Photographers

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re just now getting to do some of our 2020 senior sessions. We’ve talked about how great our COVID couples have been with having to adjust their wedding days to meet current safety guidelines and our CTP COVID Seniors have been no different! They’ve all been great and taken the delays brought on by a pandemic in great strides.

Hearing how they’ve adjusted to a new normal of learning, staying connected with friends, found ways to serve their communities, or how they found new ways to celebrate missed or delayed senior milestone moments once again shows that not only will the Class of 2020 do great things in the future but they are already doing great things now!

Our first senior session back after a shutting down due to statewide shelter in place guidelines was with Ben in downtown Braselton, Georgia. It was a perfect night for a senior session and the perfect way to celebrate a recent grad!

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Capture Thirteen Photography is based out of the Northeast Georgia area between Braselton and Gainesville, Georgia, serving the North Georgia area and beyond! We’re currently booking Senior Sessions for the Class of 2021 but if you still haven’t gotten your Class of 2020 session in due to the pandemic it’s not too late to get your senior session in either! If you would like more information or details on our Senior Investments click here or contact us capturephotography13@gmail.com

38th Wedding Anniversary | North Georgia Wedding Photographers

Hi Friends! Alison here!

As part of Capture Thirteen, I document love stories over and over again but this one is my favorite. My parents celebrated 38 years of marriage on April 17, 2020, during a pandemic and statewide shelter in place. So when my mom asked me to capture this moment in time for them… how could I say no. So I helped my mom put together a semi-surprise sunset dinner for my dad because let’s face it, my dad totally knew we were up to something! ūüėā

Of course, right before their anniversary dinner my dad injured his arm and we had to match his new pink bandage to his shirt, but with a little curbside pick-up, hard sought after flowers, and a front yard picnic at sunset they celebrated 38 years together. I couldn’t share these pictures with you without sharing their story, so here is their story as told by my mom.

“Our story began in the late summer of 1981. I had been widowed in early 1980 and Harrison had been widowed later that same year. I guess you could say our attraction to each other was born after much weeping and pain. We lived in the same area and attended the same church. He had two little girls and I had no children. In the late summer of ’81, he asked me if I would be interested in going to the amusement park Six Flags with him and his daughters. I wasn’t sure if he was asking me on a date or if he just needed someone to help with the girls! ( ūüėā ) Either way, I decided I would go. A few days after the Six Flags invitation he asked if he could pick me up at my workplace and take me to lunch. So we went to the Beef Coral for an extended lunch where we talked about a number of things and he confessed he was really wanting a date! So now, 38 years later, a few more amusement park trips and raising not just two girls but four girls, we celebrate our wedding anniversary during a quarantine to a pandemic called COVID-19. We have faced many challenges and I’m sure we’ll continue to face more. For reasons we do not understand, God allowed the circumstances of our lives and He brought us together in His plan as He had seen all along. The Bible tells us, His ways are higher than our own and that weeping may endure for the night but joy comes in the morning. To those who are facing difficulties and pain, I encourage you to remember, the darkest hour is just before the dawn.” -Joan.

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Now Booking: Class of 2021 | Gainesville, Georgia Senior Photographers

Hey there, Class of 2021… it’s time to book those Senior Sessions! ūüéČ

Wondering when you should book your senior session? Or maybe where or what to do with your senior session?

You are not alone! These are two of the most common questions we are asked when it comes to seniors sessions and today we’re our answers with you!

Our Answers…

  1. There is no right or wrong time or season to do them in!
  2. Get creative and incorporate the things you love… where do you enjoy spending your time, what are your interests, your hobbies? Bring it all to the session. Think outside of the box and share your ideas with your photographer and build from there!

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If you are trying to decide when the right time to book your senior session… the answer… pretty much anytime! Here we love having senior sessions sprinkled all throughout our year. If you love the winter season and enjoy winter fashions, like winter coats, boots, and hats… go for it! Book that winter senior session. Or maybe you love the colors of fall… we LOVE a fall senior session around here! Spring flowers or hanging by the water for a cool summer shoot, there is no wrong time to do your senior shoot. Some seniors even wait until they’ve completed their senior year and use their session to celebrate their graduation!

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When it comes to the timing of your senior session… here at Capture Thirteen we recommend making sure you book your senior session in plenty of time to meet any picture turn-in dates for your school or other senior year activities. We say try to book your senior session at least 1-2 months out from any picture deadline dates. While our image turn around date is much sooner than 1-2 months, booking at least 1-2 months out will help cut down on any stress in meeting deadlines and in the event of inclement weather on your original session date. Booking early will give you time to reschedule and get your session in. Every photographer’s post-processing for their images is different. Before you book your session, you’ll want to check the image turn around time with your photographer to ensure you have your images in time. If you need to order prints, announcements or invitations you’ll want to make sure you’ll have time to do so.

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When you book your senior session, don’t be afraid to bring creativity to it! Think about your favorite places to be… do you love to be downtown, or do you prefer to be out in nature. Maybe you have a favorite spot on your grandfather’s farm, or you have a favorite hiking trail. Also, think beyond locations, what do you enjoy… do you love to paint, or read, maybe you play sports. If you love to paint, read or draw… bring your favorite books, or your favorite piece of artwork to your shoot… or maybe even create some art at your shoot! If sports are your thing… bring your sporting equipment, or if the equipment feels like its too much bring your uniform or letterman jacket. Maybe you play in a band or you have a band you love… bring your instruments, a record player and some records or wear your favorite band’s t-shirt! The options are endless friends! If you aren’t quite sure how to incorporate the things you love into your session, talk with your photographer, they’ll be happy to collaborate and work with you on some ideas. One of our favorite about senior sessions is the ability to get creative with them!

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Let your photographer know your interests and share your ideas for your session! Maybe your not sure how or what to do for your senior session. Sharing your school activities, interests, favorite places, etc. can help your photographer make suggestions for your session.

If you would like more information or details on our Senior Investments click here or contact us capturephotography13@gmail.com

Capture Thirteen Photography is based out of the Northeast Georgia area between Braselton and Gainesville, Georgia, serving the North Georgia area and beyond!

Ashley and Nick: Hoschton, Georgia Engagement Session | North Georgia Wedding Photographers

WE’RE BACK!!! ūüéČ

We dusted off our cameras a couple of weeks ago and oh my goodness did it feel good! Like most of America we’ve been hunkering down at home and doing our part to not only keep ourselves safe and healthy but the ones we love as well. However, recently, we’ve been slowly easing back into the groove of things and Ashley and Nick’s engagement session was the perfect way to start things off.

Ashley and Nick joined us at one of our favorite parks located in Hoschton, Georgia a couple of weeks ago and we had the most perfect Thursday night for an engagement session! This session has all the summertime feels, but thankfully we didn’t have all the summertime heat! The weather was absolutely perfect on this evening! We don’t want to wish summer away, but we cannot wait to celebrate with these two in September!

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Capture Thirteen Photography is based out of the Northeast Georgia area between Braselton and Gainesville, Georgia. We serve the North Georgia area and beyond! We currently still have some availability for 2020 weddings and we’re currently booking 2021weddings, for more information on our wedding day investments or to check your wedding date please fill out and submit out our wedding day questionnaire! Or email us at capturephotography13@gmail.com

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Downtown Braselton Session | Braselton, Georgia Photographers

Brandy and I both come from small towns. Brandy is from a small town and South Georgia, and I’m from a small town here in North Georiga, so it’s no surprise that we have a love for small downtown sessions here at Capture Thirteen! We especially love old downtown squares that have been brought back to life. Thankfully there’s no shortage of these small downtowns in our North Georgia area and we are loving getting to watch them come back to life!

Not too long ago we had the opportunity to shoot in historic downtown Braselton, Georgia, where met up with Kaydee on a gorgeous evening just before sunset. We enjoyed walking around downtown Braselton and taking in all the sights and sounds of small-town life! ( We also were all starving by the end of the session due to the delicious smells of the downtown restaurants cooking. ūüėā )

If you’re a fan of small downtowns, we definitely recommend adding Braselton, Georgia to your list!

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Class of 2020: Hannah | Winder, Georgia Senior Photographers

We love the elements an old building can bring to a portrait session… it’s rather serendipitous.

The unexpected occurrence of someone being in a space left standing still by time is one of our favorite places to draw inspiration.

This old building was perfect for Hannah’s Senior Session and we love how she brings life to this space once again! We definitely need more old buildings like this in our future!

Congratulations Hannah on completing your senior year! We wish you and the entire Class of 2020 all the best, and we can’t wait to see all that the great things you guys will do!

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Capture Thirteen Photography is based out of the Northeast Georgia area between Braselton and Gainesville, Georgia serving the Northeast Georgia areas and beyond! We’re currently booking senior sessions for the Class of 2021! For more information on our senior session investments click here or contact us at capturephotography13@gmail.com

Toccoa Falls Wedding | North Georgia Wedding Photographers

This spring we’re quarantined in our homes but last spring we jumped headfirst into a whirlwind of spring weddings with our first one of the year at Toccoa Falls at the end of March. Since we’ve been stuck in our homes this year pretty much since March due to a global pandemic we thought we’d have some fun looking back at some of our favorite spring moments from 2019.

Today we’re looking back at that first 2019 wedding, at Toccoa Falls with Nikki and Austin. We were so excited to start our 2019 wedding year off with Nikki and Austin and when Nikki told us their wedding would be at the falls, we could do not wait! Knowing how gorgeous Toccoa Falls was we could only imagine how beautiful a wedding day there would be.

If you aren’t familiar with our North Georgia area… Toccoa Falls is located on the campus of Toccoa Falls College in Toccoa, Georgia in the Northeast corner of our state and is one of the tallest free-falling waterfalls east of the Mississippi River. With an easy, short walk up to the falls, it makes it ideal for a wedding ceremony location with a breathtaking view! One can easily bring in seating for large groups of guests or guests can easily gather around for a small intimate ceremony.

Austin and Nikki’s wedding day was on March 30, 2019, at 3:30pm. {They laughed and told us the wanted to have their wedding on 3/30 at 3:30 so it would be easy for them to remember! ūüėā } In the days leading up to their wedding, we had several days of heavy rains and some flooding but on their March wedding day the sun was shining and the falls were thundering!

It was the most beautifully warm day at the falls, with a misty breeze blowing from the power of the falls to keep us all cool.  With friends and family gathered and their boys by their side, Nikki and Austin said I do at the base of Toccoa Falls on the most perfect March day.

Here’s a look back at some of our favorite moments from the day! We hope you enjoy looking back at their special day with us!

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Hoschton Engagement Session | North Georgia Wedding Photographers

Summer.

It will be mid-summer before we have golden wedding nights again.

Full transparency and honesty… due to the Coronavirus the earliest known date for any kind of session or wedding on our calendar is July. Weddings have all been pushed back and sessions are on hold during our current shelter in place.

Friends, that’s a hard thing for us to soak in and wrap our minds around. So while we won’t have any new sessions or weddings to share with you for a while, we thought it would be a good time to look back at some of our favorite spring engagement sessions and weddings from last year with you! A series of throwbacks if you will!

First up we thought we would share Dusty and Nicole’s spring engagement session.

This time last year, we met up with Dusty and Nicole for their spring engagement session at one of our favorite parks located in Hoschton, Georgia. Nicole’s floral sundress popped against Dusty’s blue sports coat and together they popped against the newly green trees and water feature. {Tip: Shades of blue will always pop against all the green we get here in the spring and summer in North Georgia. ūüėČ }

This engagement session is definitely one we won’t soon forget and not just because of its beauty! After we had some time by the water, we headed to a pretty wooded path where we weren’t the only ones there… we met a slithery friend or should we say foe. It was a baby, but we all know where a baby snake is a mama can’t be too far behind! ūüźćūüė¨ūüŹÉ‚Äć‚ôÄÔłŹ Outdoor critters come with the territory of working out in nature but that doesn’t mean we’ve grown accustomed to their appearances. ūüėā We’re still not quite sure how but we all managed to keep our composure but with a little help from Dusty, our snake friend slithered on its away. While we always try to be extra mindful and aware of our surroundings this spotting made us extra, extra, extra mindful that night! There wasn’t a twig of grass or tree branch movement that didn’t catch our eye that night! All in agreement we didn’t linger on that path too long but the moments we caught there were gorgeous!

We hope you enjoy looking back on this sweet North Georgia engagement session with us friends. We’re missing evenings like this so much right now but we know we’ll be back out there soon! Until then stay safe and stay home!

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Capture Thirteen Photography is based out of the Northeast Georgia area between Braselton and Gainesville, Georgia. We serve the North Georgia area and beyond! We currently still have some availability for 2020 weddings and we’re currently booking for early 2021, for more information on our wedding day investments or to check your wedding date please fill out and submit out our wedding day questionnaire! Or email us at capturephotography13@gmail.com

**All Information submitted is gathered solely for the administration purposes for Capture Thirteen Photography and is not sold to third parties.**

 

 

Wedding Planning During the Coronavirus | North Georgia Wedding Photographers

¬© Capture Thirteen Photography 2019 Cornelia Georgia WeddingFebruary 14th… Valentine’s Day.

It’s one of the most popular times of the year to become engaged coming in just after Christmas and the New Year’s holidays. Just as many new couples were starting the journey to plan their dream wedding day, for many it came to a screeching halt with the arrival of the coronavirus.

With its arrival the Coronavirus hit weddings and the wedding industry like a ton of bricks. With weddings being limited to 50 guests or less, then down to 10 guests and now currently with everyone sheltering in place… most current couples are having to make the hard choice to post-pone or elope in place of their original wedding plans.

We can only imagine how disheartening it must be for our newly engaged friends, seeing and hearing this news on repeat. For many couples, it’s caused them to hit pause on their wedding planning, while for others it’s left them not knowing how to go about planning their wedding.

If that’s you, friend… then, first of all, we encourage you to take heart friend! This too shall pass and things will get better!¬† Secondly not to scare you, or stress you any further but to make you aware… with many couples choosing to post-pone their wedding dates or celebrations… the summer, fall winter and even into 2021 just became a whole lot busier for most wedding vendors. Dates available they may have had when you first reached out to them may now no longer be available. So if you had specific vendors you absolutely wanted in place for your wedding day… now is the time to get them locked in!

With that said here are a few tips to get your wedding day plans rolling again!

Virtual Venue Tours

  • With current shelter in place mandates, many venues are posting virtual tours to their websites and social media pages. While we still feel venue visits are best done in person, this is a great way to get a sneak peek at some of your top choice venues and could even help you narrow your list down! If a venue you are interested in doesn’t currently have a virtual tour posted, contact them and ask them for one! We can’t think of a single venue owner who wouldn’t love to show you around their venue whether it’s in person or a virtual tour. If you find a venue you are seriously interested in booking, contact that venue and ask if they are still holding one on one meetings.

Facetime/Skype/Zoom Meetings

  • Here at Capture Thirteen, we love to meet our couples for coffee to chat about their wedding day dreams, get to know each other better and make sure we’re the perfect fit for them on their wedding day. Sometimes this happens before our couples officially book and sometimes it is a combo get to know you/contract signing moment. We recommend face to face meetings with all your vendors before you book to help ensure they are the perfect vendor for you and to make sure you feel comfortable entrusting them with your special day. Whether it’s creating the vision, carrying out the vision, capturing the day or getting the party started. While grabbing coffee together isn’t really possible right now online meetings are! So don’t hesitate to grab your favorite drink and join your vendors for a virtual coffee meeting!

Tackle the To-Do List

  • While many of the fun aspects of wedding preparation are currently on hold like… showers, engagement parties, dress shopping etc. there are still several things you can get checked off your to-do list in your downtime. Things like determining your wedding budget, work on your wedding guest list, choosing your wedding day colors, or figuring out your reception table seating. Or if you are a DIY bride, get busy making those wedding day detail pieces, and wedding guests party favors!

 

Capture Thirteen Photography is based out of the Northeast Georgia area between Braselton and Gainesville, Georgia. We serve the North Georgia area and beyond! We’re currently booking 2020 weddings and early 2021, for more information on our wedding day investments or to check your wedding date please fill out and submit out our wedding day questionnaire! Or email us at capturephotography13@gmail.com

**All Information submitted is gathered solely for the administration purposes for Capture Thirteen Photography and is not sold to third parties.**