Automotive Lifestyle Shoot with the BMW Resort Driving Tour

2014 05 Automotive - BMW Resort Driving Tour 08 Ritz Amelia Isla

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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Heartwarming & Historic – Williams House Guestroom Shoot

2014 04 Architecture - Williams House 11 Amelia Island Bed and Breakfast

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!

2014 04 Architecture - Williams House 12 Amelia Island Bed and Breakfast

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A Wild Trip to White Oak with Big Break Florida

2013 10 Event - Big Break Florida 12 White Oak Tour - Cheetah

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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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.

2014 03 Amelia Concours Day 3 - 05 Best of Show - 1939 Horch 930

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!

2014 03 Amelia Concours Day 2 - 17 Lamborghini Huracan North Ame

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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!

2014 03 Amelia Concours Day 0 - 05 RM Auction VW Beatle

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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The Sun Also Rises – Sunrises over Amelia Island!

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So, there’s a chance that I may have fallen a bit behind in posting some of our recent fine art shoots.  Thankfully, your wait is over!  Today, I wanted to post from a series of images I captured over the course of several mornings in late October.   I had a week-long corporate event we were photographing for Eaton at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.  Each morning, I would leave early to spend some time with the amazing panoramic views of creation that unfolded before me.  It was a wonderful blessing to start each morning in such a way – well, except for the getting up early part…

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

2013 11 Event B&B Holiday Cookie Tour 02 Timoti

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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Calendar Time – December HD Desktop Wallpaper!

2013 12 December - Amelia Island Sunset Christmas

Was it just me, or has November come and gone in a blink of an eye?  Well, since December, Christmas and a New Year are all but around the corner, I thought it would be best to upload our latest 1080P HD Wallpaper.  For December, I’ve gone with a decidedly Christmas theme – from the “Florida Christmas” shots from Amelia Island – featuring lights, palm trees and tropical sunsets, to a few New England scenes from my old stomping grounds, and even a bright red “sleigh” – a stunning 1932 Duesenberg Model J Composite from our 2013 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.

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

2013 11 Event Emerson Gatsby 01 Ritz Amelia Island

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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Mary and Karl’s Stunning Beach-side Ritz-Carlton Wedding

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One more post before we’re off to a weekend of shooting!  Bryn had the joy of capturing this couple’s wonderful wedding and the baptism of their son – all out on the dusk-lit beach of the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.  The weather was perfect, and the heavens were literally aligned for a stunning ceremony – complete with a dusk moonrise over the couple’s first dance!  What a great evening for a wedding!

Congrats Mary and Karl!  As always, check out all our favorite photos 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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