Automotive Lifestyle Shoot with the BMW Resort Driving Tour

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Again this year we had the pleasure of photographing an automotive lifestyle shoot for the BMW Resort Driving Tour.  This year we took out a 2014 BMW 550i and 640i Convertible.  On our photographic adventure, we stopped at some of our favorite spots for photos, went exploring, found a peacock, went into downtown Fernandina, and spilled ice cream on ourselves… okay, so technically, I spilled the ice cream.  Then there was that whole bit about accidentally taking the keys home with me – but we won’t talk about that.  Want your own chance behind the wheel?  The BMW Resort Driving Tour travels to a variety of luxury resorts each year – offering registered guests the chance to take out a new BMW for several hours of fun on the roads.

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A Wild Trip to White Oak with Big Break Florida

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Several months ago, we had the special pleasure of spending some time with a few of the talented golfers from the Golf Channel’s hit TV show, Big Break.  Of course, this was during filming of the latest series, Big Break Florida, so we were asked to delay posting photos until the show was well under way – and so it is!  White Oak is always such a treat to visit, and this trip was no exception – giving the contestants a sampling of nearly all White Oak has to offer – from the private golf course and bowling alley, to the shotgun course and eclectic art collections.  As is often the case with a White Oak tour, the stops included opportunities to view a wide variety of protected and endangered species and a few hands-on interactions with cheetah, giraffe and several species of rhino.  Over the past several years, we’ve shot at White Oak the better part of a dozen times, yet the experience is one I always look forward to and cherish.  Best of all, the Conservation Center now does regular events open to the public – be sure to check out their Facebook page to stay informed!

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Celebrating a Luminous Year with Brightway Insurance

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We recently has the pleasure of spending an evening at the Omni in downtown Jacksonville with our friends from Brightway Insurance as they celebrated the 2013 achievements of their agents.  This was our second shoot with Brightway, so having the privilege to see many of the folks we met back in 2013 receive recognition for their work was a treat.  Congratulations to all the award recipients and here’s to a splendid 2014!

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Community Progress – Photographing for Regency Centers

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Last week we had the pleasure of photographing a great project for our friends at Regency Centers.   The company invited a variety of community leaders to be a part of their groundbreaking for the Shoppes on Riverside and with a turnout of over 100, it was clear that folks are really excited about this new addition to the urban center of Jacksonville.

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2013: The Year in Photos

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What a year it has been!  As I look back on 2013, I am overcome with thankfulness to all the many clients, couples and individuals who chose Deremer Studios to provide for their photography needs.  We know there are many, many photographers out there, and we count it a privilege to have been able to serve each of you.

This year, we had the joy of photographing over 200 events, weddings and shoots – so there are just too many to list individually (though you may see a photo or two from many of our shoots in the gallery below).  However if you would like to see our highlights from any given section, feel free to click on the links below.

Automotive  |  Architectural  |  Aviation  |  Commercial  |  Culinary  |  Fine Art Wedding

There are two particular shoots I would like to mention – for two very different reasons.  The first is our coverage of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance for McLaren (top).  When I was young, the McLaren F1 was by far the most amazing supercar ever made – and I loved it!  So, when I received a call from McLaren, I was a little surprised and more than a bit excited.  This was a dream come true – and ‘mI happy to note we’ve been asked to photograph their presence at the Concours again in 2014.

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The second shoot was for our friends at Genentech (above).  In February, we had the opportunity to photograph the 26.2 with Donna marathon on behapf of Genentech – who invents creative treatments for breast cancer.  As you may know, Bryn was diagnosed with breast cancer in late 2012 – thankfully her prognosis is great and she is nearly done with treatments – but one of the treatments she is undergoing is Herceptin – developed by Genentech!  Talk about a small world!

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who helped to make 2013 such a wonderful year!  As always, please feel free to download – and if you enjoy our photos, please share this blog with your friends and help us get the word out!

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Amelia Island Adventures: Timoti’s and the Holiday Cookie Tour

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They say it isn’t a good idea to mix work and pleasure, but, at least on this occasion, I would beg to differ!  The weekend before Thanksgiving we had the pleasure of shooting a few photos for our friends at AmeliaIsland.com while enjoying the day on the island with some old friends.  Bryn and I left the kids behind and took a leisurely drive up to Timoti’s Seafood Shack for an early lunch before the B&B Holiday Cookie Tour.   This great little restaurant in Downtown Fernandina always has great seafood (pictured above) and on a bright, sunny, cool autumn day, the outdoor picnic tables offered the perfect setting to enjoy our meal.

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Shortly after our meal, we met up with Justin and Jill to spend the afternoon exploring several of the great Bed and Breakfasts Amelia Island has to offer.  The Amelia Island Holiday Cookie Tour, a much-anticipated annual event on the island, offers guests the opportunity to explore these great old Bed and Breakfasts decked out in all their Christmas splendor.  This is the second year we have covered the event (see last year’s highlights here).  While touring the B&B’s, we also snapped a few photos of Justin and Jill, who are expecting their first child early next year.

All in all, it was a wonderful day full of food, friends and great holiday spirit!  As always, feel free to download any or all of the images for use as desktop wallpaper!  Enjoy!

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Emerson Hosts a Great, Great Gatsby Party at the Ritz-Carlton!

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This past weekend, we had the honor of photographing a wonderfully decedent Great Gatsby party at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.   The event, hosted by Emerson, was a true success!  From the period 1927 Rolls Royce Springfield Phantom (which also made an appearance in the 2013 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – see our coverage here), to all the wonderful Great Gatsby-themed props and decorations – one could have easily felt as though they were back in the roaring 20′s. The evening was capped with a spirited and entertaining talk by author and humorist Dave Barry (below).  At the after party, guests had the opportunity to chat with Dave as he signed his latest work, Insane City.  And if candy cigarettes weren’t your thing, there was also a cigar craftsman making cigars for the guests. Be sure to check out all the lavish details in the gallery below.

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Beach-side Olympians at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

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I’ve got one more post for you today – this time a fun (and competitive) corporate event hosted at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.  This energetic group, SuperDimension, spent much of last week enjoying the cool fall weather along the Atlantic coast – including an awesome afternoon of fun-filled challenges on the beach.  From an obstacle course and relay race, to memory games and a water balloon contest (above), this was a full-body experience.  The afternoon was capped with a team tug of war which the group absolutely loved!

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A few nights later, the group had their awards dinner – and to be honest, parts of it were absolutely hilarious (intentionally) – with awards for such things as best celebrity lookalike and “you should have known better”.  Of course, there were the serious awards too – but the group really did know how to have a good time.  As always, feel free to download any or all of the images for use as desktop wallpaper!  Enjoy!

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I’ll Take the Wine Festival with a Side of Fine Dining

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This month, we had the pleasure of shooting two events for Amelia Island.  The first, as hinted at above, was of the annual Amelia Island Wine Festival.  The event boasts a great combination of top-shelf local wineries, as well as other award-winning regional and national vintners.  The festival also featured fine cuisine from a variety of local restaurants, including a tasty and creative take on paella from the good folks at Espana.

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This past Saturday we also had the pleasure of shooting the above wild mushroom and spinach risotto an butter-poached shrimp entree from Bar Zin Bistro and Wine Bar.   As always, feel free to download any or all of the images for use as desktop wallpaper!  Enjoy!

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Shoreline Dinners and Conference Dreams with Inovalon

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One more post for today – this was a really fun and unique event we had the privilege of covering at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.  The group, Inovalon, hosted a truly wonderful event at the resort – with lots of innovative ideas that really made the conference a memorable occasion.  Take, for example, the beachfront dinner – not only did the group have a beautiful location and stunning decor (above), but check out the gallery below to see their custom flip-flops and the guests encounter with the resort’s parrot, Amelia.

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If you happened upon our previous post, you’ll know we spent a great evening at Fort Clinch as well.  Be sure to check out all the fun shots we were able to capture at that great setting.  As always, feel free to download any or all of the images for use as desktop wallpaper!  Enjoy!

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Jax Chamber Startup Quest – Innovation Hits the First Coast

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Last week we again worked with the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, this time covering the final session and award reception for a new program – Startup Quest.   If you have seen Shark Tank, you’ve got an idea of what this is all about.  One of the first programs like this in the United States, Startup Quest is designed as a 10 week entrepreneurship simulator for degree-holding professionals in the Jacksonville area.  Each group took 10 weeks to research, develop and finally present their innovation to a panel of judges who weighed a variety of criteria to determine the winning team (below).  My verdict – this program is a great way to gain additional skills and an entrepreneurial spirit!

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Below are some of our favorite shots from the shoot – enjoy!

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Did I Mention the Bacon? Great Southern Tailgate Cookoff 2013

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This past weekend, we once again had the pleasure of being the official photographer of the Great Southern Tailgate Cookoff.  We spent Friday evening and Saturday at the event – enjoying the amazing aroma of the manifold wood smoke and the masterfully crafted meats of the competitors.  Add to the cookoff some top-shelf bands, a fun-filled kids zone, and the great sponsors and vendors, and you’ve got yourself quite the weekend!  New this year was a bacon competition – which ranged from breakfast-style preparations, to bacon desserts such as doughnuts, brownies and chocolate-dipped bacon (below).

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All in all, the weekend was an amazing precursor to the great American tradition of tailgating and football!  As always, feel free to download any or all of the images for use as desktop wallpaper!  Enjoy!

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Food Trucks and Salt Infusion at the Ritz-Carlton

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After a wonderful anniversary evening at the acclaimed Salt, it was back to work, serving a great group at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.  Our two day coverage included a food truck-themed dinner along the stunning Atlantic coast, followed the next day by a great charity function, historic tour and salt infusion lessons.

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The Ritz-Carlton has always put a high priority on giving back – and this group was no exception.  Through the resort’s community footprints program, the group spent the early afternoon putting together 500 dinner kits (above) for the many needy families that call Amelia Island and the surrounding area home.  We also had the pleasure of photographing a very unique culinary class for the group – a salt infusion workshop where guests gained hands-on experience in producing some of resort’s signature infused salts.  The aroma in the kitchen was amazing!

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A Dinner for the Senses – Dining at the Ritz-Carlton’s Salt

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One more post today – we had the pleasure of celebrating our 12th wedding anniversary at the AAA Five Diamond restaurant, Salt, at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island – and I am comfortable saying it was the best all around meal I have ever had!  The evening was full of surprises – such as an especially delicious smoked prawn masterpiece compliments of Salt’s Chef de Cuisine, Rick Laughlin (below – note the smoke filled glass dome).

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To start the evening, we enjoyed artisan breads paired with a selection of exotic and unique salts.  For our first course, Bryn enjoyed Grilled Romaine Salad with a Tomato Fondue and I sampled the Chilled Avocado Soup with Australian Crab and Cumin Crisp.  The chef treated us to the above second course – a smoked Prawn over Grits with a Balsamic Reduction.  For our main course, I enjoyed  Beef Tenderloin and Main Lobster, while Bryn had the Diver Scallops with White Asparagus Risotto and and English Pea Broth.  And, to finish our evening, we each had a Souffle – Bryn’s was Dark Chocolate with Salted Carmel Ice Cream and White Chocolate Cream Anglaise, while mine was and Orange Grand Marnier Souffle with Orange Rosemary Ice Cream and Grand Marnier Anglaise.  The meal was amazing!

As always, feel free to download any or all of the images for use as desktop wallpaper!  Enjoy!

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Dreambuilder’s Newest: Welcoming and Warm Architecture in Jacksonville Beach

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Early last week, we had the pleasure of shooting another splendid new home from Dreambuilder Custom Homes.  This new house was designed alongside another Dreambuilder home (see below – to the left of the image).   Though not a gigantic house by beach standards, the open floor plan, strong lines and tall ceilings make for a spacious and welcoming environment.

2013 08 Architecture Dreambuilder Home 19Dreambuilder’s Modern Take on the Classic Farmhouse

As we have come to expect from Dreambuilder, this home has a great combination of premium elements that really add to the overall chic appeal of the house.  Please feel free to check out some of our favorite shots from this shoot below.

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