Lauren Class of 2018 | Buford, Georgia

If you’re one of our regular followers, then you’ve probably heard us tell the tale of the events surrounding Lauren’s senior session. For those who haven’t, it was quite an evening! We got ready to start Lauren’s senior session in downtown historic Buford, Georgia with blue skies and and sunshine when right at shoot time, the sky grew dark and a severe storm popped up out of nowhere. All of our weather apps said 0% chance of rain but there was rain, wind, thunder and lightning. The storm was fast moving so we decided to wait it out. As the storm began to clear we could see sunshine all around us except right above us, so Brandy and I decided to drive down the street to check out the sunny spots. That’s when we discovered Brandy had a flat tire!! Thankfully two good Samaritans saw our dilemma and came to our rescue. They had our tire changed in no time and had us back on our way. One severe storm and flat tire later, the sunshine came back out and our day got a whole lot brighter thanks to the sunshine and the kindness of strangers!

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Fall Mini Sessions 2017 | Gainesville, Georgia

Let’s Talk Fall Y’all!!

Local friends, its that time of year… its time to start thinking about those Fall Mini Sessions! Our Fall Minis will be a little different this year, so be sure to pay close attention to the details! And if your thinking its too early to be thinking about Fall pictures, think again!

Now Booking! Contact us capturephotography13@gmail.com Limited Spots Available.

Session Special does not include multi generation sessions. Session Special applies only to sessions booked for our selected dates and locations. Sessions booked outside of these dates and times are full price.

Leelia | Class of 2018

On our original session date with Leeila, we were met by some big, dark clouds hanging over Lula, Georgia. After a few minutes, we decided to call the session and reschedule. We all made it to our cars just as the rain began to pour! Of course, last week when we met for our re-shoot it was one of the hottest weeks in Georgia with the temperature still reaching almost 100 degrees that evening. Gotta love that Georgia weather, huh?! Thankfully, Leeila took it all in stride and said “At least it isn’t raining!”

With that positive attitude we started the session and by the end, we had a nice summer breeze and some gorgeous golden sunlight for the last few shots. It was so nice meeting Leeila and working with her. We wish her all the best as she starts her senior year next week!
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Ellijay, Georgia | 50th Anniversary

We headed up to Ellijay, Georgia at the beginning of July for another 50th Anniversary/Family session. We’ve been so honored this past year to celebrate and capture so many wonderful anniversary/family sessions and hear their stories. We’ve loved every minute of it! When Keri contacted and asked us if we could join them in Ellijay, she told us that all her mother wanted for their anniversary was pictures of them all together. While we may be a little bit biased we have to agree… we think a session like this is a perfect way to celebrate!

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What’s In a Name?

 

Why are we Capture Thirteen Photography? Why the number thirteen? What does the thirteen stand for?

Many of our friends new and old have been asking us this question recently, maybe you’ve been wondering too! It’s made us realized we haven’t shared why we are Capture Thirteen in quite a while… like since we chose the name… oops! So today friends, we’re sharing the reasoning behind our name choice and the heartbeat behind this little photography journey.

First a little brief history… Brandy and I shot our first wedding together in 2012. I was actually a second shooter for Brandy at this particular wedding, the day went so well and we enjoyed working together that we decided we should shoot weddings together all the time! By 2013, we had decided to officially become a wedding photography team and we needed a name. At first we choose the name Capture Photography… I guess you could say we were a little naive to just how many Capture Photography’s were out there in the world!

So, when we first set things up we used the number thirteen in our email address simply because we started in 2013 but soon after we had a quick realization that we needed to change our name to better distinguish ourselves. So in the midst of trying to decide what to do about our name, we had the thought, what if thirteen could mean more?

So what could the thirteen possibly stand for?  LOVE! That is exactly what the thirteen stands for! You see, in the Bible           1 Corinthians 13:1-8 is all about love and verses 4-8a are the most common scriptures used in weddings today.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8a (NKJV)

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.

So while this passage of scripture is perfectly fitting for our wedding photography, it also is a fitting description for Brandy and myself.  It is our hope that God’s love shines through us and our lives in everything we do and everywhere we go, because without His love, we are nothing.

~ With much love,

Alison and Brandy

Capture Thirteen Photography 2017

Love is Patient. Love is Kind.

Now Booking! | Northeast Georgia Wedding Photographer

Hey there friends! We just wanted to let you know we still have some room on our 2017 wedding calendar + we are now booking 2018 weddings. So if you are becoming Mr. and Mrs. sometime late this summer or fall or your planning your wedding for 2018, we’d love to chat with you about your special day! Our full day wedding investments start out at $1,300.00 and we also offer small wedding and elopement investments.  For more information on our wedding day investments contact us capturephotography13@gmail.com or click on the Wedding Day Investments tab just above this post. And for our friends who have already tied the knot or maybe not quite ready to yet… refer your bride to be friends! If they book one of our wedding day investments and tell us you sent them, you could earn a free mini session! 😉

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Katelyn | Chestatee High School Class of 2018

Friends, we’re thrilled to introduce one of our Class of 2018 models, Katelyn, a rising senior at Chestatee High! We’re so glad to have Katelyn join us this year and we had so much fun working with her! This sweet girl has one of the best smiles ever and we love how it beams through her pictures.

Katelyn joined us on the square in Gainesville, Georgia the other week for a downtown summer session. It was a perfect summer night for a shoot. With a few clouds lingering overhead and a slight breeze, we started her shoot off in the town center and then made our way to the side streets and store fronts to get that classic downtown look. To finish the session out we headed over to our favorite side street and enjoyed a few laughs and ice cold Coca-Cola, because here in the South there is nothing better than a cold Coca-Cola on a hot summer day!

Here’s a little bit about her session – we hope you enjoy!

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We’re now booking sessions for the Class of 2018! For information on our Senior Session Investments, contact us capturephotography13@gmail.com