A House to a Home – A Second Visit to One of Dreambuilder’s Jacksonville Beach Homes

2014 01 Architecture - Dreambuilder 03 Avalon 2 Interior

This week we had the pleasure of spending an afternoon back at Dreambuilder Custom Homes‘ Avalon Two project.  The last time we visited, back in August, the house had just been completed and the owners had yet to move in.  So, as with many of our shoots, the photography was of an empty all-be-it beautifully designed house (view our favorite photos from that shoot here).   But even with a stunning house like this, there in nothing quite like walking into a beautifully appointed home.   That was certainly the case here – from the furniture and accessories to the artwork on the wall – everything really complimented the space.

As always, check out all our favorite photos below, as well as a few photos from the original shoot – and if you enjoy our photos, please share this blog with your friends and help us get the word out!

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Meredith & Born’s Beautiful Church-wide Wedding

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We recently had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of a dear friend from our church.  We really love church-wide weddings, where everyone’s there, chipping in to make the day all the more special!  Over the years, Meredith, who’s one of three redheaded girls in her family has spent many a night watching our own redheaded girls while we’ve been out shooting.  Meredith met Born through her work with WinShape – and, as they say, the rest was history.  So, on January 11th, the two became one in the sight of God and in the presence of their church family.   Thanks you two for making us part of your special day, and thank you Meredith for being part of our lives for the past 10 years!

Congrats Meredith & Born!  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: Eastside Community Church

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Calendar Time – February HD Desktop Wallpaper!

2014 02 February - Nubble Light at Dawn Calendar Wallpaper

You guessed it – another month has come, stopped by for what seemed like only a few days, and is already headed back out the door.  And with the change in months comes our monthly HD desktop wallpaper.  As always, our February wallpaper is in 1920 x 1080P HD format, perfect for your widescreen monitors, TVs or other devices.    This month features a variety of vistas to help remind us of that despite the cold and inconvenience, winter is a time of beauty – and for those just plane sick and tired of the frigid temps, a few warmer reminders that winter is but one season and this too shall pass.  Our most popular wallpaper from last month was of the snowy New Hampshire coast, so you’ll find another shot – this time of Portsmouth’s waterfront covered in snow and lit by the warm dawn sunshine.

I’ve also included a photo from atop Pike’s Peak, the above photo of pre-dawn light at Nubble Light, and, just for kicks, a cute baby Rhino from a visit to our friends at White Oak Conservation Center. Lastly, as is our tradition, I’ve given you another of my favorite cars from the 2013 Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance. This 1930 Duesenberg Model J Dual Cowl Phaeton hails from the land of my youth (New Hampshire) and is an especially pretty example of its class.   For more details on this unique car, check out RM’s listing here.  If you want more automotive-themed desktop wallpaper, be sure to check out our Automotive section!

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Copyright 2014 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
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2014 Rolex 24 in Technicolor & a Brief Lesson on Race Photography

2014 01 Automotive - Roles 24 Daytona 20 - Light Trails at dawn

After a lot of work and a little sleep, I’ve managed to cobble together some of my favorite shots from our coverage of the 2014 Rolex 24 at Daytona for Top Gear.  This was our first Rolex 24 and a bit of a last minute trip – compounded by a shoot back in Jacksonville smack dab in the middle of the race – but with a little creativity and even less sleep, I was able to be at the race during the day, at night, through dawn and into the morning.  Above is one of my favorite photos from the race – a six second time exposure from high in the stands about 20 minutes before sunrise.  With cars gunning through the front stretch at over 175mph, the moderate exposure time allowed for some great light trails.

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Of course, what kind of endurance race photographer would I be if I didn’t manage to get the ever important ‘red-glowy brake rotor’ photo (above).   The trick with these sort of photos is to keep the ISO as low as you can while maintaining a half-way manageable shutter speed (the above shot was an 80th of a second) – that and taking a near-infinite amount of photos because most will be somewhere on the spectrum between ‘slightly fuzzy’ and ”a blurry mess’.   Below is another one of those ‘shoot it until you get something you like’ sort of shots.  Crossing the start-finish line at nearly 200MPH, the car goes from completely outside the frame, to inside the frame, to out the other side in under a 10th of a second – meaning timing is everything.  The trick here is a smaller aperture and pre-focusing on the rough location the cars are passing through.  All joking aside, practice does help a whole lot with timing and smoothness on both of these type of shots – so go out there and practice and you’ll find before long that the ratio of ‘keepers’ to ‘if you squint can I call this artsy?’ will greatly improve.

2014 01 Automotive - Roles 24 Daytona 36 - Finish Line Corvette

The 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!

Copyright 2014 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
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Sneak Peek – 2014 Rolex 24 gets Underway

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As I type, the Rolex 24 is entering it’s 9th hour of competition.  Earlier this afternoon, I had the privileged of shooting the start of the race for our friends at Top Gear before having to head back to Jacksonville for a corporate shoot. The plan is to leave the house tomorrow at 4:00 to get back down to Daytona for the remainder of the race – including some night and dawn photography opportunities.  Being as I am looking at 4 hours of sleep, I thought I would limit this blog post to one photo for the night.  Hope it wets your whistle until I can get a proper post up!

This photo 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!

Copyright 2014 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
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Community Progress – Photographing for Regency Centers

2014 01 Events - Regency Centers 10 Shoppes at Riverside Groundbreaking

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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Copyright 2014 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
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Stephani & Jonathan’s Transatlantic Wedding

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After a plethora of fine art shoots, I thought it might be good to change things up a bit.  We had the pleasure of shooting the gorgeous wedding of Stephani and Jonathan between Christmas and the new year.  Through unlikely circumstances, Jonathan, from the UK, and Stephani, from Jacksonville met online and not even the mighty Atlantic could keep them apart!  And so, family from ‘across the pond’ joined Stephani’s family here in Jacksonville for their wonderful ceremony – and if you take a peak at the slideshow – you’ll see there was no lack of humor or joy during their special day.

Congrats Stephani & Jonathan!  As always, check out all our favorite photos below and if you like what you see, please share our blog with others!

Wedding Location: Assumption Catholic Church
Reception Location: The University Club

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Copyright 2014 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
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