Food Trucks and a River Cruise at the Ritz-Carlton!

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After some travel time and a few weeks of catching up, we again had the pleasure of photographing a great group up at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.   The event planning staff at the resort always comes up with great ideas and fun activities for their corporate guests, as was the case with this event.  The welcome reception was hosted in one of the resort’s great function foyers, with two food trucks located just outside the doors on the Oceanfront Lawn.

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The culinary staff at the resort really makes my job easy – they take great care in not only making their entrees taste great, but also look amazing, as evidenced by the photos in the gallery at the bottom of this post. When you browse through the photos, make sure to take a close look at the first picture – it may just look like a collection of nicely arranged vegetables, but it is actually an array of hand-crafted marzipan creations!   And that was just Tuesday night.

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We also had the privilege of photographing the group’s excursion along the coastal waterways surrounding Amelia Island.  The lunch cruise aboard the Naples Princess, a great new addition to the NE Florida charter fleet, provided the perfect platform to see the historic area’s best, including Fort Clinch and the wild horses of Cumberland Island.  We even had the pleasure of seeing two foals with their mothers.     As always, feel free to download any or all of the images for use as desktop wallpaper!  Enjoy!

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A Bit of Tasty Refreshment for Amelia Island

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We just did a mini shoot this morning for our friends at AmeliaIsland.com.  They were looking for a refreshing photo of the classic Southern beverage, sweat tea.   Below are some of our favorite shots from the shoot – enjoy!

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Celebrating the Taste of Success with Firebirds Restaurants

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This week, the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island was once again host to a great group from the food service industry y.  This time, the folks from Firebirds, a small but quickly growing chain of great steakhouses, called the Ritz-Carlton home for several days.  We had the pleasure of photographing both their morning sessions and a great celebration dinner at the resort’s AAA five diamond restaurant, Salt.

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I’ve gotta say, its been a while since I’ve laughed so often at a shoot.  The whole group seemed to be a bunch of comedians, making my job even more enjoyable.  As you can see from the image above, the famous Rudy of Notre Dame fame was the guest speaker.  He encouraged the group to strive for greatness, never give up, and to always treat people with kindness and respect.  And now, without further adieu, below are some of our favorite shots from the shoot – enjoy!

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Special: Culinary Masterwork from The Stars Come Out in Amelia Island!

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How’s that for a long and convoluted title?  As you may have noticed from our previous post, this week we had the pleasure of photographing the wonderful Stars event at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.   Let me tell you – the depth and quality of the food was certainly worthy of the stars.

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

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A Gingerbread Dream at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island!

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Just last night we had the opportunity to spend a fun filled evening photographing the annual Anniversary Party up at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.  Unlike all the hustle and bustle of the year, this event is focused on honoring all the wonderful staff at the resort.  As with all their events, the night was filled with great company, delicious food, and great decor.  This event also offered several of the hotel’s top performers – all marked by an above and beyond commitment to guests.  Congrats to all the winners!

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

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Welcoming Warmth at the Amelia Island Holiday Cookie Tour

Though the weather changed little between my first and second shoots up in Amelia Island this weekend, what was poor weather for a farmers market proved the perfect weather for a holiday-themed cookie tour of the historic Bed and Breakfasts of Amelia Island.  The cool weather and overcast skies made the warm and welcoming interiors of these beautiful homes all the more enjoyable.  It certainly got me in the Christmas mood!  On top of beautifully decorated homes, each B&B had its own signature cookie and a recipe card for each guest – and let me tell you, they were good!

This year’s tour encompassed a total of eight bed and breakfasts – many decked out for the holidays!  Below is a list of each B&B with a link to their website, should one of the photos stir a desire to visit one of these beautiful homes.

Addison House  |  Amelia Oceanfront  | Blue Heron Inn  | Elizabeth Pointe Lodge  | Fairbanks House  | Florida House Inn  | Hoyt House  | Williams House

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

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Fun and Fancy at the Amelia Farmer’s Market

Last weekend, we again spent some time with the wonderful folks of Amelia Island.  Our first shoot of the day was for the Amelia Farmer’s Market.  To be honest, the weather wasn’t very ideal – it was cold and drizzly much of the morning – but that didn’t stop many of the die-hard vendors or shoppers from coming buy to shop for fresh produce, local delicacies and great gifts.  The market has recently moved to the Amelia Island Plantation, where the ancient live oaks shade guests as they stroll along the winding lanes. As is often the case with small town events, everyone was super nice and it was so wonderful to see so many people catching up while they walked along the market, sipping their coffee and listening to the great live music.

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

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Check us out at: Pro.DeremerStudios.com (Commercial) or DeremerStudios.com (Wedding & Portrait) |  904-744-1103  |  nate@deremerstudios.com