Heartwarming & Historic – Williams House Guestroom Shoot

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This week has been all about architectural shoots.  just last night we had the pleasure of spending the evening with our friends at Amelia Island Williams House – an historic 1856 Antebellum home that’s now a wonderful bed and breakfast owned and skillfully operated by Deborah & Byron McCutchen.  We first met the couple when photographing the Amelia Island Cookie Tour – their house was one of the stops.  So, when they recently spent some time renovating a few of the rooms, they gave us a call to capture the new look for these gorgeous historic guestrooms.   As with most old homes, space is a premium, so I was really glad we had our new architectural wide angle lens while up there – it really helped out!

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Making Your Back Yard a Home – Sandifer’s Outdoor Living Oasis

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This week, we had the great opportunity to work with a new architectural client, Sandifer Custom Homes on the beautiful outdoor space you see above.  This Mediterranean-inspired design features an azure pool and hot tub with custom in-pool bar, a nicely equipped outdoor kitchen, and some properly stunning fire features.  Gorgeous in any light, the space is transformed at night into a warn and welcoming paradise.

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Philip & Krystal’s Classic Orange Park Wedding

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Some say Spring – with its’ budding flowers and warming temperatures – makes for perfect wedding conditions.  That’s true in Florida – and Philip and Krystal’s wedding certainly proved the point!  The happy couple had a wonderful traditional service in the church before traveling to the St Johns River for bridal photos along its scenic banks – then it was off to the reception, held at the quaint Orange Park Woman’s Club.  While the weather inside was a bit frightful (thanks to a broken air conditioner) it didn’t stop the wonderful group from having a ball.

Congrats Philip and Krystal!  As always, check out all our favorite photos below – and if you enjoy our photos, please share this blog with your friends and help us get the word out!

Wedding Location: Kirkwood Presbyterian Church
Reception Location: Orange Park Woman’s Club

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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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Fine Art Shoot: Disney Fireworks with a side of Sandhill

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As you might expect, I try to never be too far away from my camera, even when on vacation.  While carrying in a large camera bag and tripod into Disney isn’t exactly what you would call convenient, every time I’ve done so, I have been glad I did.   As with any heavily attended event, trying to get the best spot for fireworks at Disney means coming early, so that’s what we did.  after staking out my spot, I popped on my ND filter to experiment with some long exposures just as day was giving way to dusk – and the above image was one of my favorite results.  Even though I’ve been doing this for well over a decade, I still really enjoy just playing with the camera!

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Check out all the fun in the galley below!  These photos are all 1920 x 1080P HD wallpaper, designed to work perfectly with your widescreen computer, TV or other displays.  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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Calendar Time – April HD Desktop Wallpaper!

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And just like that, April is just around the corner!  If you’ve been following the blog for any time, you’ll know that means another set of fine art desktop wallpaper, perfect for your HD screens – Computers, TVs, Tablets and the like!  With the winter never seeming to end for so many of you, I thought you’d like some warm and spring-like images.  This month, we have flowers in Maine, shrimp boats from Florida, An old farm house from Virginia, and a few more shots that might strike your fancy.  Lastly, as is our tradition, I’ve given you another of my favorite cars – this time a bit more of an artsy shot from the 2014 Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance.  This is a 1968 McLaren M6B Can Am racer driven over the years by Oscar Kovaleski, Cliff Apel, David Franklin among others.    If you want more automotive-themed desktop wallpaper, be sure to check out our Automotive section!

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Dostie’s Creative and Classic Palencia Model Home

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Last Friday I had the chance to work with our friends from Dostie Homes on another one of their absolutely stunning model homes – this time in the Palencia neighborhood.   Dostie Homes again teamed up with the very talented Josie Myers, owner of Ms. J Design, and the combination of this great floor plan and Josie’s artist’s eye for interior design makes for one great model!  Be sure to check out all the unique details – from the use of some great accent colors, to the gigantic two story foyer – and don’t overlook the really neat super-sized landing / sitting area and adjacent office.

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Be sure to check out all the great details in the gallery below – there is a lot to take in!  And, as always, check out some of our favorite shots from this shoot below.

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Mike & Marta’s Stunning TPC Sawgrass Wedding

2014 03 Wedding - Marta & Mike 11 TPC Sawgrass

After a week of cars, I thought we would switch it up a bit!  Bryn and had the wonderful pleasure of spending two days with Mike and Marta as they celebrated their wedding weekend in Ponte Vedra.  We covered the couple’s rehearsal celebration on the Friday before the wedding and then spent Saturday with the happy couple as they became husband and wife.  What made the event all the merrier is that we had the pleasure of meeting many of the folks a few years ago when we photographed the wedding of Marta’s sister, Kathy.  What a great day!

Congrats Mike and Marta!  As always, check out all our favorite photos below – and if you enjoy our photos, please share this blog with your friends and help us get the word out!

Wedding & Reception Location: TPC SawgrassWedding Coordinator: Heather @ First Coast Weddings and Events

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2014 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – Shooting for McLaren

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It has proven a very busy week between a few shoots, a few meetings, and a ton of work on post-Concours distribution and promotion.  But more on that once things settle down.  For the second year in a row, McLaren had a presence at the 2014 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – and for the second year in a row, we’ve had the pleasure of providing photography coverage for them!  A lot of people would say that the main event of the Concours is the awards ceremony, but I bet the majority of the people in the picture above would beg to differ – several hundred people gathered to see the unveiling of this beautiful P1.

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But that wasn’t all.  With McLaren’s 50th anniversary underway, the manufacturer had its own class, filled with unique and stunning racers from the first four decades of McLaren.  As with previous years, we used our ND filter to capture some unique full-sun time exposures such as the one above.  Also new to the field in Amelia was this stunning example of McLaren Special Operations – the MP4-12C below has over 20 unique elements that make your car stand out from a ‘regular’ McLaren (as if they needed any help)…  All in all, it was again a wonderful pleasure to shoot for the McLaren. 

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2014 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – Sunday is the Day!

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The 2014 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is here!  Well, at least it was 16 hours ago…  After another dose of sleep deprivation, I fear this post may be completely incoherent, but we all know you are mostly here for the photos and free HD desktop wallpaper anyway, right?  Now that we’ve got that settled – take a look above to see the scene that greeted us this morning – it’s one of BMW’s awesome art cars enclosed in an LED lightbox and set at that wonderful time just before sunrise where the colors are so vibrant.

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As we began to work today, the stunning lines of this 1939 Horch 930 S Streamliner (above) arrested my attention as it pulled into its spot.  Turns out, it was awarded best of show – and after spending about 10 minutes photographing the car, I certainly can understand why.  Below is another awesome example of the diverse collection the Concours staff bring together each year.  I am remissed to say that I never took a look at the placard on this one, so if anyone know’s what this turn-of-the-century truck is, feel free to share with all of us!

2014 03 Amelia Concours Day 3 - 20 Judging and Awards 1890s Truc

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2014 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – Saturday Anticipation

2014 03 Amelia Concours Day 2 - 01 Jaguar TR6 Cars and Coffee

The 2014 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance has outdone itself.  Sleep deprivation will keep my thoughts brief, and probably more or less incoherent to boot.  The second annual Cars and Coffee was a marked expansion over the inaugural event last year, with nearly twice as many cars and what looked like about three times the guests.  There were some great cars out there – some rare, some more familiar, but all interesting to look at.  On the way up, I had the pleasure of driving just behind one of these cars and couldn’t resist taking a few slow speed shots (above).

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Today also saw a very exciting and quite entertaining RM auction, as well as the first public showing of the Lamborghini Huracan in North America (below).  All in all, a tiring, but amazing day at the event!

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2014 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – Friday in Full Swing

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The 2014 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is now in full swing.  Friday marks the first full day of Concours activities, including the Porsche Driving Experience (above) which includes a Porsche autocross, a high-speed run with racers including Hurley Haywood, and tours of some beautiful private car collections.  Want a small taste of the event?  Check out our photos from the event in the gallery below.  After the tour, we returned to The Ritz-Carlton and spent some time shooting for our friends at McLaren, as well as photographing many of the other great manufacturer displays.  As we were leaving, we also stumbled upon the beautiful 1914 Mercedes-Benz 115HP (below) as the folks at Mercedes were wrapping up a shoot of the car.  They graciously let us take a few photos as well.

2014 03 Amelia Concours Day 1 - 19 1914 Mercedes-Benz 115HP

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2014 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – Thursday RM Preview

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The 2014 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is underway! Thursday is when things begin to pick up steam at the Ritz-Carlton with RM’s Auction Preview open to the public, as well as open doors to the retail shop and antique signage store.  Jaguar also began their test drive schedule early this year – featuring a rather loud Union Jack liveried F-type convertible, among other cars.  Also spotted today was the quite splendid BMW i8 in a really rather stunning electric blue (below).

2014 03 Amelia Concours Day 0 - 21 BWM I8 Coupe Blue

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Concours!

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If you’ve followed our blog for a while, you probably know my favorite shoot of the year is coming up this weekend – the 2014 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.  This week, I’ve been up at the Ritz-Carlton with AAA, photographing a wonderful event they put on at the resort, so I had the privilege of seeing the area transformed into a car lover’s dream and all the great cars rolling into the resort.  Check out some of these amazing cars in the gallery below!

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Calendar Time – March HD Desktop Wallpaper!

2014 03 March Wallpaper - 1961 Ferarri 250 GT Prototype

Can you believe we’re nearly in March?  Well, with the new month comes our next set of desktop wallpaper, perfect for your HD screens – Computers, TVs, Tablets and the like!  This month we have photos from coastal Florida and Georgia, rural western Virginia, and maritime Maine.  Lastly, as is our tradition, I’ve given you another of my favorite cars from the 2012 Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance. This 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Sperimentale GTO Prototype marked the beginning of the venerable 250 GTO that dominated so many races during the early 1960′s.  If you want more automotive-themed desktop wallpaper, be sure to check out our Automotive section!

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