Class of 2023 | Gainesville Georgia Senior Photographers

We often get asked if we photograph anything outside of the world of weddings and the answer is… YES!! Senior Sessions are one of our favorite types of sessions and this fall in between weddings we squeezed in a senior session with Eli before the craziness of our wedding season kicked in! We met Eli and his mom in Gainesville, Georgia for his senior session and it was a perfect, laidback fall afternoon for walking the along the trails. Here’s a look back at Eli’s session and if your a Class of 2023 senior… it’s not too late! We’re booking spring senior sessions now!

Wolf Mountain Vineyard Wedding | Dahlonega Georgia Wedding Photographers

October took us to Dahlonega, Georgia for Molly and Paul’s wedding day at Wolf Mountain Vineyards. The sunshine poured down on this beautiful fall day as Molly and Paul shared first-look moments, and had some bridal party fun before family and friends joined them under the pavilion for sweet I dos! After the ceremony, we headed up to the vineyards where we once again got to capture another gorgeous golden sunset over the North Georgia Mountains! As the sun finished setting the new Mr. and Mrs. shared first dance moments, followed by dinner, toasts, and cake! Following dinner guests took to the dance floor to dance the night away and as the night came to a close, on this perfect day guests lined up to send the newlyweds off with a rose petal toss.

Enotah Valley Wedding | Blairsville Georgia Wedding Photographers

Our 2022 September weddings kept us in Blairsville, Georgia and we were loving it! The end of September took us to one of our favorite wedding venues in North Georgia… Enotah Valley where we joined Christy and Jeff for their special day! Christy and Jeff were married in late September with their children by their sides and an intimate gathering of family and friends. It was a beautiful afternoon as they said I do under the arbor by the creek followed by an outdoor cupcake reception and toasts! After the ceremony we made sure to hit every photo spot possible with these two before they were sent on their way under a sea of streamers!

Lantern Lodge Wedding | Blairsville, Georgia Wedding Photographers

Our 2022 fall wedding season started just a few days before fall officially began with Ali and Connor’s wedding at Lantern Lodge located in Blairsville, Georgia. Ali and Connor hold a special place for the North Georgia mountains in their hearts and as we got to know Ali and Connor in the months leading up to their wedding, we learned just how deep their love for North Georgia was. Living in Florida they both enjoyed vacations here with their families and a love for hiking is also how they met when they joined a hiking club while in school. So when choosing a wedding location they couldn’t think of anywhere better than North Georgia! They gathered with close family and friends for an intimate mid-September wedding weekend at Lantern Lodge where we’re sure the views did not disappoint! With large windows across the front of the lodge and the porches on every level, there’s barely a place where you can’t see the mountain views. We can’t think of a better way to end a weekend of soaking up the views from the lodge than with a wedding and the people you love. Ali and Connor’s wedding weekend came to a close on a beautiful Sunday afternoon as they said I do with the mountains behind them and family and friends by their sides. Following the ceremony guests enjoyed dinner, cake and dancing on the patio and as the sun began to sink behind the mountains we were all treated to the most gorgeous sunset! It was breath taking and the perfect ending to this sweet day!

Venue: Lantern Lodge | Coordinator: Blush Pink Weddings | Floral: Homegrown Dahlonega | Rentals: Jitterbug Party Rentals | Cellist: Roy Harran | Cake: True Joy Bakery | Officiate: Ceremonies by Rick | Catering: Artistic Soul Catering Videography: Compass Films

Saying I do?! We would love to hear all about your wedding day dreams and plans! For more information on our wedding day investments or to check your wedding date, please fill out and submit our wedding day questionnaire!

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North Georgia Winter Bridal Session | North Georgia Wedding Photographers

One of our most asked-about wedding investment add-ons is the bridal session. If you’re wondering what a bridal session is or if you too need a bridal session, we’re breaking it all down for you on today’s blog!

A bridal session is a time separate from the wedding day that focuses on the bride in her wedding day attire. There are many reasons a bride might choose a bridal session… for some especially here in the south, it’s a tradition where the bride displays a bridal portrait at the wedding alongside bridal portraits of her mother and grandmother. While for other brides, it’s a time to take advantage of their trial run for hair and makeup and have some fun with their bridal portraits. That might include going to a location for photos separate from their venue or taking time to get a little more creative with the posing or styling of their portraits. Some may even want to take advantage of some beautiful spots at their venue because there might not be enough time on the wedding day to get them all in. Or they might have more than one dress for their wedding and would like portraits in both. Then for others, it’s a way to help reduce their stress and give a little extra buffer to their wedding day timeline by taking their portraits ahead of time. And while most bridal sessions take place prior to the wedding day, you can also have a post-wedding bridal session! Scheduling your bridal portraits after the wedding can give a bride peace of mind on the actual wedding day by knowing they will still get to take outdoor portraits no matter the weather on their wedding day! But no matter the reason we think that we can all agree wedding dresses are just too beautiful to only wear once!! So go on ahead and book that bridal session!!

Now that we’ve gone over what a bridal session is, let’s take a look back at our bridal session with Kali last winter. When we first met with Kali, she told us that while her precious pup wouldn’t be at her wedding, she would still like to do a post-wedding bridal session to capture a few sweet moments of them together! She wanted to take photos with her pup without the worry of him tearing her dress or getting it dirty and without the worry of him getting bored on a long wedding day. And well friends, the photos couldn’t be sweeter!!

Williams Mill Greenspace Fall Family Session | North Georgia Photographers

One of our favorite things about the return of fall is knowing we’ll soon be seeing and catching up with our Capture Thirteen Families! We first met the Glasco family at one of our mini sessions a couple years back and got to catch up with them again last fall at one of our favorite places, Williams Mill Greenspace in Flowery Branch, Georgia. We love so much about this session but mostly we love that we can’t look back at these photos and not hear all giggles!

Powell Barn Cleveland Georgia Engagement Session | North Georgia Wedding Photographers

It’s hard to believe that summer is unofficially coming to a close when it feels like just yesterday we were meeting Emma and Taylor for their mid-May engagement session at Powell Barn in Cleveland, Georgia. We met Emma and Taylor at Powell Barn on a perfect spring evening in mid-May for a session at the farm where Emma spent many childhood days playing. When we arrived we immediately fell in love with the views of the farm but we loved even more, how each area of the farm we ventured to brought back a memory for Emma. We soaked in every beautiful minute on the farm with these two and had the best time getting to know them a little better. We absolutely cannot wait to celebrate with these two in November!!

Saying I do?! We would love to hear all about your wedding day dreams and plans! For more information on our wedding day investments or to check your wedding date please fill out and submit out our wedding day questionnaire! 

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Toccoa Falls Engagement Session | North Georgia Wedding Photographers

A few weeks back Alison and Connor made the trip up from Florida to finalize details for their North Georgia wedding and while they were here we headed to the falls (Toccoa Falls) for their engagement session! Toccoa Falls is a breathtaking sight to behold no matter how many times you’ve been to the falls, and on this particular trip, we had the honor of getting to watch Alison and Connor take in the falls for the very first time! Watching these two catch their first glimpse of the falls as they came into view from the gravel path and feel the mist of the water in the wind was so much fun! Needless to say, we had the best time with these two and we absolutely cannot wait to celebrate with them this September in Blairsville, Georgia!

Pleasant Union Farm Wedding | North Georgia Wedding Photographers

There’s an old saying for March weather that says if March comes in like a lamb it will go out like a lion and vice versa in like a lion and out like a lamb. We can’t remember if March came in like a lamb or not this year but one thing is for sure it definitely went out like a lion!

The last weekend of March, we headed to Pleasant Union Farm located in Canton, Georgia for Valerie and Daniel’s wedding. The day greeted us with beautiful sunny skies and and wind advisories of 25+mph wind gusts, and y’all the wind was fierce and chilly! Our day started with pretty details and fun getting ready moments in the bridal suite with the girls followed by a sweet first look moment with Valerie and her dad. From there it was time to move into bridal portraits, we started with bridal portraits in front of the barn’s large glass sliding doors, and the way the wind caught Valerie’s veil in the wind literally took our breath away in more ways than one! 😍 From there we bravely headed outside, using the side of the barn as a shelter from the winds, for first look moments and bridal party fun. Then it was ceremony time! With the sun beaming down the barn doors slid open and Valerie made her way down the aisle to Daniel, where they said I do surrounded by friends and family. Following the ceremony guests enjoyed dinner inside the barn, and as the sun began to set over the farm and we snuck out of dinner with the bride and groom to capture some of the sweetest sunset moments. Then it was back inside for cake and toasts, followed by a night of dancing under the twinkle lights and stars before sending the newlyweds on their way under a sea of sparklers!

Venue: Pleasant Union Farm | Coordinator: White Vine Weddings | HMUA: Glam by Cam | Cake: The Late Night Baker | Florist: Flourish and Bloom | DJ: MSA Entertainment

Saying I do?! We would love to hear all about your wedding day dreams and plans! For more information on our wedding day investments or to check your wedding date please fill out and submit out our wedding day questionnaire! 

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