Choosing Your Wedding Day Investment… Which Photography Package is Right for you?! | North Georgia Wedding Photographer

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What is the difference between 6  and 8 hours of wedding day coverage?” 

It’s one of the most common questions we hear from new brides. If this is a question you’ve been pondering too… no worries friend! We’re breaking our wedding day investments down for you today!

For all of our couples regardless of how many hours of coverage they book, our goal is the same… to tell the story of your day. Every bride is different, and every wedding is unique to each couple we serve. It’s one of the things we love most about our job… no two weddings are the same, each wedding is its own unique love story!

So when it comes to choosing which investment is the best choice for you… a lot of personal choices come into play, your likes and dislikes, and what you want to see when you look back on your wedding day.

Some brides want us there from the moment they arrive at the venue until the very moment that they leave, while some brides might find that a bit overwhelming. While brides with ceremonies lasting longer than 30 minutes or brides with full wedding weekends may need more than 8 hours of wedding day coverage.

With that said we try to follow the same basic timeline with all of our wedding investments, with the biggest difference between them being time. While some may look at it as only a 2-hour difference… wedding days are long fast-moving days with a lot of activity and moments tucked into them. While 30 mins here or 15 mins there may not seem like much can happen during that time… on a wedding day a LOT can happen in less than 15 mins… for example the moment a dad sees his daughter in her wedding dress for the first time, or the moments of a bride and grooms first look, we’ve even had ceremonies that were 15 minutes or less!

Since time is the biggest difference in our two full-day investments, we’re breaking our wedding investments down for you and sharing our basic timeline with you.

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8 Hour Wedding Investment

  • Our 8 hour wedding day investment option is probably our most popular investment. An 8-hour wedding day investment basically covers the full wedding day. We typically arrive just as hair and make-up are being finished and stay with you until the time you leave! If you are a bride who loves the idea of pictures of you and your bridesmaids in matching robes enjoying the moments as you get ready, all the way to the moment you leave in your car this is the investment for you! With an 8 hour investment, we’re able to stretch our time spent on each area of the day, giving more time for getting ready moments, bride/groom portraits, bridal party, and reception. With an 8 hour investment we have a typically have a little bit of wiggle room, so when going over our timeline for the day with a bride if she wants to spend more time in one area and less in another we have a little bit more time to play with. In an 8 hour day, we are able to cover the following…
    • Bride and Bridesmaids Getting Ready ( The finishing touches 30mins)
    • Dress, and other Bride and Groom Details (up to 30 mins)
    • Bridal Portraits (30 mins)
    • Bride and Bridesmaids (30 mins)
    • Goom Portraits (30mins)
    • Groom and Groomsmen (20-30 mins)
    • First Look or Between the Door Moments (15-30 mins)
    • Ceremony Details/Ceremony (30 mins max)
    • Family (up to 30 mins)
    • Full Bridal Party(20-30 mins)
    • Bride and Groom (30-45 mins)
    • Reception/Reception Details
    • Sendoff

(Of course with all of these time increments have the ability to vary some based on each bride’s desired images from her wedding day.)

6 Hour Wedding Investment

  • As we said earlier the biggest difference between our two investments is time. With a 6 hour wedding, day investment we stick very closely to the same photography list from above, however, because we have less time with our couples, our breakdowns on time spent on each area of the day are shorter.  Some brides may even choose to forgo getting ready pictures or a sendoff, in order to give themselves more time in other areas. With most 6 hour days we opt for mock getting ready moments, this means the bridal party is fully ready when we arrive and we simply re-create those getting ready moments. Sometimes even our 8-hour investment brides will choose to do this to save time to use elsewhere in the day.
    • Bride’s Dress/and other Bride and Groom Details(15 mins)
    • Mock Getting Ready (10-15 mins max)
    • Bride and Bridesmaids (1 Hour)
    • Groom and Groomsmen (30-45 mins)
    • First Look or Between the Door Moments (15-30 mins)
    • Ceremony Details/Ceremony (30 mins max)
    • Family (up to 30mins max)
    • Bridal Party (15-30 mins)
    • Bride and Groom (30 mins)
    • Reception Details/Reception
    • Sendoff

As you can see there isn’t much difference in what is covered, however, the amount of time spent on each area may be longer or shorter depending on your investment choice. With either investment, our goal is the same to tell the story of your perfect day and to give our time spent with our bride and groom priority.  After all, you guys are the most important part of our day!

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Other Things You may want to consider when choosing your wedding investment…

  • Venue: How long does your venue allow you to be there? Some venues have set times you may arrive and have to depart by. While some venues rent to you by the hour. If you aren’t able to be at your venue for 8 hours then you may not need an 8-hour investment. Or if you are renting a hotel for getting ready pictures your photographer may need extra time to travel between the two sites. In this case, you might need more than 6 or 8 hours to allow for ample traveling time.
  • Ceremony: How long is your ceremony time? If your ceremony is over 30 minutes you may need more than 6-8 hours of wedding coverage in order to ensure there is enough time for other parts of the wedding day to be captured. If your ceremony is longer than an hour you may need to add on extra time to our 8-hour investment.
  • Reception: How long do you plan to stay at your reception? Are you planning a full sit down meal and dancing the night away with your guests or are you are planning to keep it short and sweet, enjoying a brief time visiting, a little dancing and hors-d’oeuvres.

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Even with a breakdown list, it can be overwhelming to figure out just how much time you may need on your wedding day. We’re always happy to sit down with our brides and help them figure this part out. As part of our wedding investments, we include a pre-booking consultation to have a chance to get to know our couples better and make sure we’re a perfect fit for them on their wedding day, after all, we’re going to be spending a lot of time together on the wedding day! 🙂 We also use this time to answer any questions they may have and help as needed in determining the right amount of coverage for them. After our couples book, we provide one final pre-wedding meeting to go over our photography timeline for the big day and make sure we have all areas of the day covered that they desire and any specific picture requests. In the event that a couple feels they need more coverage time on their wedding day, during this meeting they can always add more time to their investment prior to the wedding day.

We’re currently booking 2019 weddings and some early 2020 weddings. We would love to chat with you about your wedding day! Capture Thirteen Photography is based out of the Northeast Georgia area between Braselton and Gainesville, Georgia, serving the North Georgia areas and beyond! To view more from information on our wedding day investments click here. Or to check your wedding date, please fill out the form below!

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Why Your Ceremony Time Matters! | North Georgia Photographers

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Last week we met with some new 2019 brides to be and any time we meet with our brides we try to give them tips to help them along the way as they plan for their day. One subject that seemed to be common between all of our brides this past week was timing. Ceremony – Reception Timing to be exact. So today we thought we would pass along some of the same information we gave to them to you today!

First things first… Ceremony Times. Many brides plan their ceremony times based on the menu and style of reception they are having. Do they want a full sit down formal dinner, followed by dancing the night away, or do they want something a little more relaxed with finger foods or a dessert bar followed by lawn games or a time to visit with guests. Determining your budget for food is a great way to help you decide your style of reception… this, in turn, will also affect your ceremony time, but there is one more important factor to consider… what time will the sunset on the day of your wedding?

Why is this important? Well, friends, in the late spring and summer, we have longer days… in the summer sunsets are closer to 9pm which means there is plenty of light after a 6 or 6:30 evening ceremony to have pictures after. However, for our late fall and winter brides, the sun sets much much earlier! The fall and winter seasons are the seasons in which we have the least amount of light during the day time hours. That means it will be completely dark out by 6:00 pm or earlier, so all of your post-ceremony pictures would be occurring after dark.

Now by no means are we saying don’t get married in the evening, we just want you to be aware there are some things you’ll need to take into consideration, especially if you are planning a fall or winter evening wedding. For example are you okay with all of your bridal party and bride and groom portraits being taken at dark or inside?

Now before you start to stress over your ceremony time, we’ve got tips!

 

  • Do a First Look!
    • If you’ve already set your wedding ceremony time and are thinking… oh no! No worries friend! Have you considered doing a first look? If not we would suggest going with a first look, many brides often worry about this taking away from the first look of the ceremony but friends these moments are so much more intimate and sweet. Honestly, we LOVE first look moments around here!  By doing a first look this would allow you to take all of your bridal party, family and the majority of your bride and groom portraits prior to the ceremony. With starting pictures earlier in the day, you can have most all of your formal pictures finished before the ceremony and once the ceremony is over you’ll get to relax and enjoy your party and time with your guests!

 

  • Check the time of the sunset prior to setting your ceremony time!
    •  While we love a first look around here, we know that’s not everyone’s cup of tea. So if you love the idea of sticking with the tradition of not to seeing each other prior to the ceremony, you may want to have an earlier ceremony time. By having an earlier ceremony time, you’ll still able to get those beautiful outdoor shots with your groom and bridal party members, that also showcase your venue’s location. No matter what season your getting married in, look up the sunset time for your wedding date and location! Once you’ve done this, you can work backwards from the sunset time (or ask your wedding coordinator, or photographer 😉 ) to figure out your ceremony time. In most cases, you’ll want to plan for somewhere between an hour and a half to 2 hours prior to the sunset. Here’s a peek at our normal wedding timeline for pictures for a non-first look day.
      • Ceremony Time (30 mins)
      • Family Pictures (approximately 30 mins. these pictures immediately follow the ceremony.)
      • Entire Bridal Party Together (15-20 mins)
      • Bride and Groom (30 mins)
  • Bonus Tip: If you are not planning to see each other prior to the ceremony, you’ll want to have something to entertain your guests during the picture time. A few ideas, are a mocktail or cocktail hour, lawn games, or allow them to start eating.

 

  • Sneaking Out of the Reception!
    • Whether our couples do a first look or not, if the sun will set during their reception, we offer to sneak out of the reception with them to capture a few dreamy sunset shots. This can allow our couples with earlier ceremony times, no matter what season it is to catch that evening glow. It can also help our non-first look couples get to the reception a little early because we can break the bride and groom portrait time up into two parts. For the most part, the reception time is the most flexible part of the wedding day, in that you don’t necessarily have to cut the cake at 8:05 on the dot, the reception a lot of times moves with the flow of the evening. So we sneak our couples out at times when guests will hardly realize their gone, so while everyone is hitting the dance floor or enjoying their dinner, those are the times we sneak out! 😉 We haven’t had a couple yet who didn’t love this moment, not only do our couples get those dreamy photos, but they also get a few quiet moments to take it all in + watch their guests enjoy the day.

 

  • Plan a Post Wedding Session!
    • If none of the above seem like the perfect solution for you… we still have one more suggestion. 🙂 We call these our newlywed sessions. Here Newlywed sessions most often happen sometime in the week following the wedding day. This is a session in which our brides and grooms get to wear their wedding dresses and suits and join us post wedding for formal bride and groom portraits. Sometimes couples book this to save time on the wedding day and opt to do formal pictures during a time they are more relaxed. A post-wedding day session also allows you to take advantage of all the great location options at their venue that you might not have time for on the wedding day, or to have wedding photos with a more artistic approach. There are a number of ways this session can be done and for some of our couples its the perfect solution for an evening wedding that falls in the winter. If this sounds like the best fit for you be sure to talk to your photographer and see if booking a post-wedding session will work for you!

Capture Thirteen Photography is the combined talents of photographers Alison and Brandy. We’re based out of the Northeast Georgia area between Braselton and Gainesville, Georgia serving the North Georgia areas and beyond. We’re currently booking 2019 weddings and some early 2020 weddings. We would love to chat with you about your wedding day! To view more from information on our wedding day investments click here. Or to check your wedding date, please fill out the form below!

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Jackson Maternity Session | Flowery Branch Georgia Photographers

It’s been a cold and rainy January here in North Georgia this year but somewhere in between it all we’ve managed to sneak in a few nice sunny days. On one of those sunny days just the other week we caught up with the Jackson family for a sweet maternity session at Cherokee Bluffs Park, located in Flowery Branch, Georgia. They’ll be welcoming a new beautiful baby girl into their family in just a few short months and friends, this little is already so loved.

We can’t wait to meet the newest Jackson girl!

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A Stone Mountain Elopement | North Georgia Wedding Photographers

Can we throwback Thursday on a blog?! Because we are totally doing it!

Let’s #tbt to sweet mountaintop vows and kisses!

We shot Mark and Melissa’s Stone Mountain Elopement a couple of years ago and friends, it is still by far one of the coolest and sweetest moments we’ve had the honor of being a part of. We thought we would re-share this winter elopement with you all again because this wedding day is probably the one wedding our new bride to be friends ask the most questions about as they flip through our portfolios.

Melissa contacted us about a month prior to her elopement date and told us her plans for a mountaintop elopement. Of course, we were super excited, I mean can you think of a better way to spend a Monday morning at work?! We sure can’t! After contacting Stone Mountain Park in Atlanta, Georgia and receiving proper clearance for her elopement, Melissa and Mark hiked up the mountain and scouted out their perfect wedding spot a few weeks prior to their elopement date.

The two main questions everyone always asks as they look at the images in our portfolio… was it cold? and did they really not tell their parents?

The answers… yes it was a super cold and windy December morning on top of Stone Mountain, but it was such a beautiful moment to be in once we everything started we forgot about the cold! Honestly! There is so much beauty in the simple things in life, sometimes we forget because we let the little things become big things and overshadow what’s really important in life. Don’t get us wrong we love details around here… and planners please don’t hate on us… but we always tell our couples the most beautiful part of your day is your love and the two of you coming together committing to each other for life! At the end of the day, you are married and that is the most beautiful thing about your wedding day!

Now for the second question… did they tell their parents? No, and yes! Haha. They were not planning to tell their parents at all. However, they were so excited they couldn’t hold their secret any longer and a couple of days prior to the elopement date, they let them in on the plan.

They added personal touches to their elopement by choosing a spot on top of the mountain overlooking their hometowns and Melissa’s twin brother Nathan performed the ceremony. With their parents and siblings gathered close by, Mark and Melissa were married on top of Stone Mountain, on a Monday morning. As they said their vows we couldn’t help but notice the clusters of strangers pausing to watch and cheering with their parents as they shared their first kiss! There was literally happiness and excitement bursting from the mountaintop that morning!

Capturing this intimate ceremony and moment for these two was such an honor. We’ve always thought the idea of an elopement was dreamy and romantic but this day made us fall in love with small weddings and elopements even more! We’ve even designed one of our wedding investments after this day!

We hope you enjoy this throwback as much as we do! Enjoy!

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We’re currently booking 2019 weddings and would love to chat with you about your wedding day! We offer both elopement/small wedding investments as well as full day wedding investments. We’re based out of the Northeast Georgia area between Braselton and Gainesville, Georgia, serving the North Georgia area and beyond! To view more from information on our wedding day investments click here. Or to check your wedding date, please fill out the form below!

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An Unplugged Ceremony…. | North Georgia Wedding Photographer

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An unplugged ceremony… have you thought about it?

We know, this can be a touchy thing to talk about for brides and guests but in today’s time, it’s an important thing to consider and communicate to your guests your wishes for your wedding day.

We encourage all our Capture Thirteen couples to have an unplugged ceremony because we believe the wedding ceremony time is a sacred time. A time for which, you’ve given careful thought and consideration as to who you want to be there in that moment with you as you make lifelong vows to each other.

If you’re on the fence and not sure if an unplugged ceremony is right for you, we’re letting you in on all the reasons we think unplugged ceremonies are the way to go.

So take a deep breath, because we’re diving in!

We know asking your friends and family to put the phones and cameras down can seem like a daunting task and worry over hurt feelings can get the best of you, but friends, your day is worth it! We promise, we haven’t had a couple yet, who said they regretted making the choice to go unplugged. If you let your guests know ahead of time and tell them in love your reasoning most will understand and put their picture taking devices away.

We can’t even begin to tell you how disheartening it is for us as photographers to pull up your ceremony photos to cull through the images and see cellphones, and cameras where faces should be and if it makes us feel this way we can’t even begin to imagine how our couples feel. If we could go into pictures and erase cellphones, cameras, and big ole ipads… (yes it has happened)… we would totally do it for you! We understand your friends and families desires to capture memories for themselves, but that’s what you’ve hired a photographer for. To capture the memories and moments and you’ll be able to share those moments with them.

Honestly, most wedding guests do not mean any harm by breaking out their phones, ipads, and cameras… we know this. However what most guests don’t realize is that they’ve missed out on being fully present and in that moment with you. Plus there’s a good chance you won’t remember or know if that’s cousin Sally or your college friend Anna hiding behind that cellphone as you walk down the aisle. I don’t know about you but I would much rather see smiling faces, happy tears, laughter and the beautiful faces of my guest than their picture-taking devices.

By asking your guests to unplug for a few moments on your special day, you’ve let them know that you value their presence there with you on your wedding day. You’ve let them know that they are important to you, and you’ve let them know that the ceremony time is a sacred time to you. By asking guests to unplug you’ve also taken steps to protect your wedding photography investment and prevented social media headaches.

You’ve made an investment in your wedding photography, and while your photographer(s) are doing their best to ensure you get the best photos possible from your day, we photographers also need a little help from our couples and wedding guests. We know no guest is intentionally trying to ruin your wedding photos…at least we sure hope not, but often times that’s exactly what they are doing. A pop-up flash on a camera or phone can completely ruin your photographer’s image and with a wedding ceremony there is no…oops could you hold on a minute… let’s do that one more time. Or a guest getting caught up in the moment of capturing their own image, can cause a photographer to miss a shot because they unknowingly and sadly sometimes knowingly stepped out in front of the hired photographer to get their shot. And then there are the other guests to consider who are missing out as well because the guest in front of them is holding up or standing up to take a picture right in front of their view.

It seems silly that social media should even be a concern for our couples on their wedding day but because of the social media driven world we live in, its something to take into consideration. We have a love/hate relationship with social media around here… we love it because that’s how we connect with so many of you! Just like you guys it has brought new friends into our lives. On the flipside, it has created an I’ve got to post it first or show that I was there or get that perfect artsy Instagram shot that will get me thousands of likes mentality. A mentality that’s become so second nature to us that we forget to just be there with the people we love. We miss out and lose moments and memories with people because we’re too caught up trying to create the perfect memory. We forget that our presence and full attention are valued and important to others.

With going live features on social media it can turn what a bride and groom intended to be an intimate gathering of friends and family into a public streamed event. We know this sounds extreme but again friends, we’ve seen it happen more than once. We’ve seen brides crushed because they found out their groom saw a picture of them online when she wanted him to see her for the first time coming down the aisle. It breaks our hearts for our couples when these types of things happen on their wedding day.

Sweet wedding guest friends, if a couple has asked you to put away your devices, we implore you to please just put it down! Allow yourself to be in the moment, and for this moment in time allow someone else to capture memories for you! Let us photographers capture your beaming smile as your best friend walks down the aisle, let us capture your tears as you get caught up in the beauty of vows being made, let us capture your laughter and crazy dance moves. Most importantly… allow your newlywed friends, the beauty of being in a moment with you, and memories made with you, we promise you they will treasure that more than any cell phone, picture perfect, Instagram shot you could ever take!

So how do you communicate to your wedding guests your desires to have them unplug during your ceremony or wedding day? Ask them! Really, almost all guests will respect your wishes if you make it known. You may still have that one guest who pops out there cellphone but it won’t be a sea of devices as you come down the aisle.

How do you ask your guests to put their devices away? Have a note printed and slide it in when you send out your invitations and then remind your guests by posting a cute chalkboard sign as they enter the ceremony site. Or before things begin, ask your minister to step in and thank your guest for attending your special day and ask them to be fully present with you by putting away devices, turning off their flashes and phones. Pinterest is a great resource for finding ideas on how to ask, we’ve even pinned some ideas for you! If its okay with you for guests to take pictures post-ceremony, then let them know by saying feel free to take a picture with your phone at our photo booth, or while you’re having fun on the dance floor.

Just don’t forget communication is key!

Spring Wedding | Gainesville Georgia Wedding Photographers

“Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life… love gives us a fairy tale.” – Unknown

For our April bride Megan a fairy tale day meant getting married in the same church her parents were wed in surrounded by an intimate gathering of family and friends. Wearing her mother’s veil, Megan and John were married at Mountain View Baptist Church, located in Gainesville, Georgia on a Saturday morning as the sunlight poured through the stained glass windows of the church. In place of a unity candle, they locked their love and vows in with a heart-shaped love lock.  The ceremony was followed by a brunch and a bubble send-off sent the newlyweds on their way. Afterward, we headed to a family property to take Megan and John’s wedding day portraits beneath an old oak tree that had been a part of Megan’s family history for generations. Megan told us stories of family gatherings beneath this very tree with memories of her grandparents adding so much sweetness to these photos for them and us! For portraits, Megan switched to a beautiful flower crown perfect for the setting and this spring bride.

A fairy tale day looks different for every bride and each one is just as unique as each bride is. One of our favorite parts of the job is hearing about our bride’s dreams and visions for their special day and seeing it all come together for them. On ordinary days we are invited in to witness and capture fairytale moments and days and for that, we are truly grateful and honored.

We hope you enjoy looking back on this fairy tale wedding as much as we do!

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We currently still have some spring 2019 wedding dates available and are currently booking 2019 weddings. We would love to chat with you about your wedding day! We’re based out of the Northeast Georgia area between Braselton and Gainesville, Georgia. To view more from information on our wedding day investments click here. Or to check your wedding date, please fill out the form below!

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Caban Anniversary Session | Flowery Branch, Georgia Photographers

Friends, we’ve said it before and we’ll say it again… Anniversary Sessions… whether it’s been 1 year, 12 years or 50 years… just do them! Include the whole family or make it a special shoot for just the two of you! Celebrate you and your love! Life gets crazy sometimes, littles come along, grands come along and before you know it a year or more has gone by and there aren’t pictures of just the two of you anymore!

We’ve had the honor of capturing several anniversary sessions over the past year and a half and you guys we’ve loved every single one of them! We’ve loved hearing the stories of how our couples have met, how they started out their new journey in life together, adventures they’ve been on, looked at their engagement and wedding photos with them and met their children, grandchildren and in some cases even great grandchildren! We’ve even got to be a part of a few surprise anniversary sessions, which has been so much fun to work and plan! So if you’re looking for a great anniversary present for your parents (wink wink) an anniversary session is a great idea! Your mom will love it and your dad will too.

Our most recent anniversary session was with the Caban’s, shot just a few days before Christmas, in Flowery Branch, Georgia, it was the perfect ending to our year! It’s like our year has come full circle… we kicked off 2018 with a January wedding and ended our year with an anniversary session!

Here’s a look back at this beautiful winter session! Enjoy!

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Now booking 2019 Weddings! | North Georgia Wedding Photographers

🙋‍♀️ Who’s entering the new year with wedding dreams and plans?!

If that’s you, friend, we want to say Congratulations!!! We are so excited for you and this season in life!

We LOVE weddings around here! We love talking wedding talk with our Capture Thirteen Bride to Be friends!

What many people don’t realize about us here at Capture Thirteen is that Capture Thirteen was formed because of our love for weddings! Capture Thirteen Photography is the combined talents of photographers Alison and Brandy. (🖐 Hi… Alison here! 😉) We each studied photography in college, and were individual photographers… crazy story we both worked for our local YMCA and never had a clue the other was a photographer or a photographer to be! Thanks to Facebook we were social media friends and were following each other’s photography there. Then one day our paths crossed again at my (Alison) cousin’s wedding when Brandy was the photographer! Then almost a year later, Brandy was looking for a second shooter for a wedding, and I had just started shooting weddings, looking to grow my portfolio and experience, I reached out to Brandy. The rest is kinda history!

We shot our first wedding together in September of 2012 and it was as if we had always shot together! We left that fateful wedding jokingly saying we should always shoot together and never solo again! Lol and that’s pretty much what happened! We shot our second wedding together that following May and the following January we started what would become Capture Thirteen just shooting weddings together… it would be another year and a half before began adding family sessions, seniors and more, making Capture Thirteen what it is today.

In a nutshell that’s how Capture Thirteen began… we’re still chasing our dreams today and would love nothing more than to fill our 2019 calendar with beautiful wedding days… maybe even yours!

We’re natural light photographers based out of the Northeast Georgia area between Braselton and Gainesville, serving the North Georgia area and beyond!

We offer elopement and small wedding day investments as well as full wedding day investments. Our elopement and small wedding day investments begin at $875.00 and our full day wedding investments begin with 6 hours of wedding day coverage and prices start out at $1,600.00

We photograph every wedding as a team of two and we love it!

We’re now booking 2019 weddings and would love to chat with you about your special day! Plus see if we’re the perfect fit for you on your wedding day! For more information on our wedding day investments click here to view our wedding investments or email us capturephotography13@gmail.com Or fill out our wedding day questionnaire below! We can’t wait to hear from you!

For more information or to check your wedding date, please fill out and submit the form below. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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Winter Wedding | R-Ranch in the Mountains, Dahlonega Georgia

The new year has begun… 2019 is here and while we’re looking forward to all that is to come, we’re also looking back at some of our favorite moments from 2018. One of those moments was Kaylin and Daniel’s winter wedding at R-Ranch in the Mountains located in Dahlonega, Georgia. It was the perfect start to our 2018 year! We have to say this wedding made us fall in love with winter weddings!

The lodge at R-Ranch provides a warm and cozy atmosphere with its large stone double sided fireplace. Perfect for snuggling up next to on a winter day! With the floor to ceiling glass windows, you can be indoors and still not miss out on the warmth of the sun on your back, even in the winter! Plus those mountain views, are beautiful no matter what season it is! 😍😍😍

The neutral color palette chosen by our winter bride was perfect for the season and for this military wedding! The bridesmaids wore champagne dresses paired with brown faux fur wraps and carried bouquets of greenery. The bride’s wedding dress was champagne overlayed in beautifully detailed lace paired with a white faux fur wrap and a cathedral length veil. The bride also carried a bouquet full of greenery with a few simple white roses mixed in. (Tip: In the winter trees are bare and grass is dead. Bringing greenery into your winter wedding will help bring a softness, and life to the winter scene and always looks gorgeous in pictures!) With the bridal party they mixed things up a bit and the bride’s cousin Jack served as her man of honor and Daniel’s sisters helped make up his attendants. Daniel’s sisters wore black dresses that matched the bridesmaids champagne dresses and paired with black faux fur wraps and Jack wore a black suit. With the remaining groomsmen in military dress and the groom in military attire as well.

For details, they brought in lots of greenery… a mix of eucalyptus’s accented with white roses and pinecones, faux furs, candles, wood slices, and gold accented vases bring to life the elegant winter scene. All DIY by the bride’s mother!

We almost forgot to mention that our winter wedding came complete with snowy mountains tops! YES!! With snowy mountain tops, some fierce winds and a temperature of 16… real feel 13 degrees, we opted for first look moments in front of the fireplace in the lodge! We did, however, brave the cold and wind and ran outside for a few quick picture moments outside! Warming back up inside and followed by a sweet ceremony in the sun-drenched warmth of the lodge.

Following the ceremony, was a reception filled with winter comfort foods of the south… chicken and dumplings, prime rib, and veggie selections! With an assortment of personal pies, a coffee station and bottled Cokes for dessert. Guests enjoyed the sounds of the Dave Anderson Band and joined the bride and groom on the dance floor for a good time and a good time was had by all! There was so much happiness, joy and friends genuinely having fun we couldn’t resist but join in for a few! Yep, we may have even hit the dance floor! As everyone enjoyed the dance floor we couldn’t help but notice how the sunset hit the dance floor through the windows. So we snuck out for a few brief moments with the bride and groom to catch those golden rays and we’re all so glad we did! As this joy-filled day came to an end the bride and groom were sent on their way under the light of sparklers.

The thing we loved most about this special day was the overwhelming feeling of joy and happiness that hit us the moment we walked in the door, until the minute we got in our cars to leave!

We hope you enjoy looking back at this gorgeous winter wedding as much as you do! Who knows, maybe we’ll be joining you on the dance floor next!

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Vendors:  Music: Dave Anderson Band | Venue: R-Ranch In the Mountains | Reception Meal: Longstreet Cafe | Bride’s Bouquet: The Flower Mart

Capture Thirteen Photography is based out of the Northeast Georgia area between Braselton and Gainesville. We serve the North Georgia area and beyond! We’re now booking 2019 weddings and would absolutely LOVE to chat with you about your special day! Plus see if we’re the perfect fit for you on your wedding day! For more information on our wedding day investments click here to view our wedding investments or email us capturephotography13@gmail.com Or fill out our wedding day questionnaire below! We can’t wait to hear from you!

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Happy New Year! | North Georgia Photographers

© Capture Thirteen Photography | 2018

2018 what a year you were!!

We tried narrowing down to a few of our favorite moments from 2018 and as you can tell it was a little hard! These collages, are always such a sweet reminder of all the special moments you guys invite us into and allow us to celebrate with you. 2018 had some mountaintop moments for us but it also had some deep valley moments. Looking back and thinking forward though you can’t have the mountains without the valleys, so we’re thankful for both! We’ve learned so much from 2018 and have so much to be thankful for! As we’ve said goodbye to 2018 we feel overwhelming thankful for the year it has been and for all of our friends who joined us along the way.

Whether it was joining you on the excitement of a new journey in life together, the documenting of friendships, the joy of a new little one, the milestone moments, or the celebration of another year spent with the ones you love, thank you for letting us join you! We are so honored you’ve allowed us to capture these moments for you and join with you as you’ve celebrated life!

Thank you so much for joining us in 2018 friends! We’re looking forward to so much in 2019… new friends, new little ones, engagement sessions, wedding days and so much more! 2019 we are ready and we cannot wait for the new friends, journeys and adventures you will take us on!