Ghislaine & Anthony’s Festive & Fun St Augustine Wedding!

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This was our last wedding before the New Year.  We’ve had a wonderful 2012 and are looking with anticipation to the many things in store for us in 2013.  And we hope you have an awesome 2013 as well!  So, for our last wedding of the year, we ventured down to St Augustine to photograph Anthony & Ghislaine’s gorgeous wedding and dinner reception (at Cathedral Basilica of St Augustine and Ninety-Five Cordova respectively).  This intimate gathering was perfectly set in the picturesque holiday-lit historic St Augustine, making for some great photo opportunities.

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Congrats Ghislaine & Anthony!  As always, check out all our favorite photos below!

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Copyright 2012 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
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Christina & Zach’s Spirited Suwannee Wedding!

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Just before Christmas, we had the chance to check out a new venue – something we don’t get to do too often after shooting over 400 weddings!  The beautiful couple was Christina and Zach, and their wedding was held at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park out near the intersection of I-10 and I-75.  The location is really quite pretty – with the river winding along its Northern boundary and a wonderful Christmas Lights display during the holidays.  Zach and Christina’s wedding was held along the banks of the Suwannee, with all sorts of creative elements that made the wonderful evening their own.

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Congrats Christina and Zach!  As always, check out all our favorite photos below!

TO DOWNLOAD PHOTOS: simply click on the photo you like from the gallery below.  On the bottom right, click permalink.  Right above the photo is a link to the full resolution image (1280×720 is usually what it says).  Simply right click that link and save it to your preferred folder.

Copyright 2012 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
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Photo of the Day: When Polar Streaks

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This evening, while coming home from a shoot, I stopped to get some gas at the Beach Blvd. Sam’s Club here in Jacksonville.  As I looked back to the west, I was struck by this amazing cloud formation, lit up like a blazing fire.  Needless to say, I speedily finished filling up, drove to another part of the parking lot, and started snapping away.  The above is the result from a shot with my 70-200 2.8 lens.  Rumor has it, this odd cloud is what you call a polar streak and is caused by the formation of ice crystals at around 30,000 feet along a polar front line.  Anyway – I thought you all would enjoy!

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Christmas Joys!

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Inquiring minds want to know… what does Christmas look like in the world of Deremer Studios?  As you would expect, Christmas is very much a family affair filled with many of the cultural trappings that often come with the holidays.  From presents and Christmas carols, to a big breakfast and an even bigger dinner – and not to be forgotten,a gaggle of hyperactive, anxious children who completely lose all self control – all of it marks our Christmas morning.  Above is another tradition we have – Bryn comes up with an idea for a home made gift for our kids which inevitably involves many, many hours of woodworking on my part.  This year was not an exception.  While the Angry Birds were indeed purchased, the destructo-building kit was hand built to some form of standards.  As a note of caution, if you plan on making one of these play sets for your own young, know that the collapsing of the block tower alarmingly resembles the sound of something very expensive being irreparably harmed…

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But, with all the fun and pageantry around Christmas, it would not be complete if I were to stop my story here.  The story neither stops or begins in the Deremer home.  The story of Christmas is as old as time – older in fact.  Before the computer, before the car, before the printing press, before the wheel, before the human race, before the earth, before even time itself, God in his goodness and mercy set in motion a plan that would culminate 2,000 years ago in the humble birth of a king who would defeat the greatest enemy of all; death.  By coming to earth, Jesus the Christ set aside all his rights as God, lived the perfect life that we never could, suffered and died in our place, and rose from the dead, conquering death for all those who put their faith in him.

It is this gift we celebrate at Christmas.  It is a gift we all desperately need but could never earn.  And so, as you enjoy all the wonderful blessings of Christmas, take time to ponder the words of Isaiah – written many hundreds of years before Jesus’ birth:

    Surely he has borne our griefs
        and carried our sorrows;
    yet we esteemed him stricken,
        smitten by God, and afflicted.
    But he was pierced for our transgressions;
        he was crushed for our iniquities;
    upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
        and with his wounds we are healed.
    All we like sheep have gone astray;
        we have turned—every one—to his own way;
    and the LORD has laid on him
        the iniquity of us all.
(Isaiah 53:4-6 ESV)

As always, feel free to download one or all of these HD photos – sized perfectly to use as your desktop wallpaper!  Below are some of our favorite shots from the day – enjoy!

Copyright 2012 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
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Amelia Island Clothed in Holiday Splendor

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Just this week, we had the opportunity to photograph up in Amelia Island.  This time, we were charged with photographing the quintessential holiday trappings that decorate the island this time of year.  And so, we visited Amelia Island Plantation, some of the old Victorian homes in the historic district, and spent our dusk at the end of Center Street.  For a guy that loves Christmas, this was a pretty sweet deal – made all the sweater because my wife and I shot this together, taking the TR6 (see Welcome back TR6), top down, to enjoy the warm December day!

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As always, feel free to download one or all of these HD photos – sized perfectly to use as your desktop wallpaper!  Below are some of our favorite shots from the day – enjoy!

Copyright 2012 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
Check us out at: Pro.DeremerStudios.com (Commercial) or DeremerStudios.com (Wedding & Portrait) |  904-744-1103  |  nate@deremerstudios.com

Festive Memories with FAFP at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island!

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Again this year we had the opportunity to spend the day with our friends at the Florida Academy of Family Physicians (FAFP) annual Winter Summit and Gala at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.   As with last year, the day was filled with great speakers, helpful resources and a program specifically for medical students.  The evening turned festive as the group celebrated their inauguration of the 2013 board and dined and danced the night away to the sounds of a great band.

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

Copyright 2012 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
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Dostie Homes Latest Masterpiece at Pablo Creek

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Just last week, we had the opportunity to shoot another great piece of architecture for our friends at Dostie Homes in Pablo Creek Reserve.  This is the second home we’ve shot in this great development (see Dramatic Dostie Home for our last shoot)   This is the largest home we’ve photographed for the builder, with just under 5,000 square feet of climate controlled space.  As with many of Dostie’s homes, this house sports a wonderfully flowing semi-open floor plan with great little details that all come together to create one great home.

If you’ve been in Jacksonville the past few weeks, you’ve undoubtedly noticed that overcast clouds have been the norm.  So, you may be wondering where the very colorful sky in the top photo came from.  We have an extensive collection of fine art photography, including quite a few ‘big sky’ photos that work perfectly to superimpose into overcast photos.  With over 20 years of Graphic Design experience, we are able to seamlessly insert these backgrounds in a believable way.  It’s just another reason why you can’t find a better combination of quality, value and affordability anywhere else!

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Deremer Studios specializes in Architectural photography – both residential and commercial.  Our specialized equipment, designed specifically for this sort of photography, enables us to creatively capture almost any space!  Check out some of our favorite shots from this shoot below.  Enjoy the photos!

Want to see more of our architectural work?  Check out our full portfolio at pro.deremerstudios.com/architecture.html.

Copyright 2012 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
Check us out at: Pro.DeremerStudios.com (Commercial) or DeremerStudios.com (Wedding & Portrait) |  904-744-1103  |  nate@deremerstudios.com