Dreambuilder’s Modern Take on the Classic Beach House

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Late last week we had the pleasure of photographing another great residence from Dreambuilder Custom Homes.  This gorgeous ocean-front home located in Jacksonville Beach combines many of the classic elements found on traditional coastal cottages with a modern floor plan and color pallet – resulting in a striking modern facade that has hints of both coastal and industrial influences.  Not to be outdone by the exterior, when you step into the house you are eyes are carried upward into the three-story-tall foyer (below).  As we photographed the home, we discovered all sorts of wonderful details and creative applications that help this interior to shine.  Dreambuilder has really outdone itself this time!

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Bright and Bountiful – Sandifer’s Ponte Vedra Kitchen Remodel

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One last architectural shoot for the week – this time we’re featuring another shoot with our friends from Sandifer Custom Homes.  This kitchen remodel took an older, dated, closed-in kitchen and opened it up, brightening the space and providing ample seating options for the family.  While the space itself isn’t gigantic, the area was utilized well to maximize the usable area in an intuitive and logical way.  Perhaps my favorite part of this kitchen is the use of a beautiful slab of Alaskan white granite.

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

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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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2013: The Year in Photos

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What a year it has been!  As I look back on 2013, I am overcome with thankfulness to all the many clients, couples and individuals who chose Deremer Studios to provide for their photography needs.  We know there are many, many photographers out there, and we count it a privilege to have been able to serve each of you.

This year, we had the joy of photographing over 200 events, weddings and shoots – so there are just too many to list individually (though you may see a photo or two from many of our shoots in the gallery below).  However if you would like to see our highlights from any given section, feel free to click on the links below.

Automotive  |  Architectural  |  Aviation  |  Commercial  |  Culinary  |  Fine Art Wedding

There are two particular shoots I would like to mention – for two very different reasons.  The first is our coverage of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance for McLaren (top).  When I was young, the McLaren F1 was by far the most amazing supercar ever made – and I loved it!  So, when I received a call from McLaren, I was a little surprised and more than a bit excited.  This was a dream come true – and ‘mI happy to note we’ve been asked to photograph their presence at the Concours again in 2014.

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The second shoot was for our friends at Genentech (above).  In February, we had the opportunity to photograph the 26.2 with Donna marathon on behapf of Genentech – who invents creative treatments for breast cancer.  As you may know, Bryn was diagnosed with breast cancer in late 2012 – thankfully her prognosis is great and she is nearly done with treatments – but one of the treatments she is undergoing is Herceptin – developed by Genentech!  Talk about a small world!

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who helped to make 2013 such a wonderful year!  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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Dostie’s Bright and Bold Mandarin Jewel

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This past week we had the opportunity to work with Dostie Homes on another one of their great custom homes in the Mandarin area.  Elements of note in this home include three bays of ultra-wide sliding doors that blend the line between indoor and outdoor living, as well as some really innovative fixtures and accessories that nicely compliment the overall design.   As always, check out some of our favorite shots from this shoot below.

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

Copyright 2013 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
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Dostie’s Warm and Welcoming Las Calinas Model

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We once again had the pleasure of shooting a beautiful Dostie Homes project – this time a wonderfully designed and decorated model home in the new St Augustine neighborhood of Las Calinas.   While I enjoy all our architectural projects, there is nothing quite like shooting a well designed and staged home – as was certainly the case with this great property.  Dostie Homes teamed up with talented interior designer Josie Myers, owner of Ms. J Design, to highlight the great potential this open floor plan home has to offer.

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Be sure to check out all the great details in the gallery below – there is a lot to take in!  From design elements like the coffered ceilings, intricate moldings and innovative use of nooks and spaces, to the perfectly paired furniture, fixtures and accessories that give each room their own distinct personality – this home is really worth not only a visit here on the blog, but an actual tour should you find yourself in the St Augustine area.   And, as always, check out some of our favorite shots from this shoot below.

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

Copyright 2013 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
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Dreambuilder’s Newest: Welcoming and Warm Architecture in Jacksonville Beach

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Early last week, we had the pleasure of shooting another splendid new home from Dreambuilder Custom Homes.  This new house was designed alongside another Dreambuilder home (see below – to the left of the image).   Though not a gigantic house by beach standards, the open floor plan, strong lines and tall ceilings make for a spacious and welcoming environment.

2013 08 Architecture Dreambuilder Home 19Dreambuilder’s Modern Take on the Classic Farmhouse

As we have come to expect from Dreambuilder, this home has a great combination of premium elements that really add to the overall chic appeal of the house.  Please feel free to check out some of our favorite shots from this shoot below.

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

Copyright 2013 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
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Dreambuilder’s Modern Take on the Classic Farmhouse

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Next up on our Catch-up Cavalcade is this gorgeous home from Dreambuilder Custom Homes.  This modern take on the quintessentially American farmhouse takes elements of the traditional style and merges it with a modern flair.  This was also the second house where we used our new elevated photography capabilities to capture the house from a variety of angles (such as the one above).

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The modern farmhouse theme was carried indoors, where details like the farmhouse apron sink (above) captured that classic look. As with all Dreambuilder homes, this house came with all sorts of extras – from elegant storage solutions to little details that make a world of difference.  As always, check out some of our favorite shots from this shoot below.

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

Copyright 2013 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
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Dostie Homes’ Mediterranean Twins Fit for a Queen

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Late last week, we spent the evening with Dostie Homes, photographing a pair of their Mediterranean-inspired homes in Jacksonville’s Queen’s Harbor neighborhood.  This particular part of Queen’s Harbor is built around an alley system with deep, narrow lots, however despite the geographical restrictions, Dostie managed to create two stunning, spacious 3000+ square foot homes that feel anything but narrow.

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As part of our continued efforts to expand our capabilities, we invested in one of those expanding step ladders that allow us to shoot from a height of 13 feet with ease – allowing for elevated shots (top) – and providing for a unique perspective.  We also experimented with multiple lighting sources with this shoot, which helped us to light distant areas more evenly and provide some creative lighting ideas to the shoot.  As always, check out some of our favorite shots from this shoot below.

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

Copyright 2013 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
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Dostie’s Gorgeous Glen Kernan Home

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On Monday we had the pleasure of shooting another great piece of architecture for our friends at Dostie Homes in Jacksonville’s Glen Kernan community.  The weather wasn’t as cooperative as we had hoped, but it wasn’t as rough as we have had it in the past either – so, we made the most of it and overall, I think things turned out quite well.

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The interior of this million dollar home was filled with many surprising extras and unique design elements, such as this amazing study above.  Dostie is always big on small details – making the overall aesthetic impressive.

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Lastly, we have a bit of a bonus.  Next door to the house we were shooting is another Dostie home recently completed.  It’s footprint is similar to one of the first houses we photographed for Dostie (Dramatic Dostie Home is Pablo Creek), and the homeowner was nice enough to allow us a few exterior photos.  Above is my favorite shot, complete with a speeding flock of geese.    Check out some of our favorite shots from this shoot below.

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

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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
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Panoramic Views & Gorgeous Details with Dreambuilder Custom Homes

Dreambuilder Custom Homes recently completed construction of their latest project – a beautiful two story home in Jacksonville Beach, FL. They had us out last week to photograph this great project.  The weather on the evening of the shoot was really quite splendid and allowed for great lighting both indoor and out.  Sean Starr (Dreambuilder’s President) designed this home from scratch with a really impressive attention to detail and some impressive creativity that really makes this home shine.

One of my favorite spaces in this house was the kitchen/living room area (above).  The space was full of windows that light up the room beautifully during the late afternoon.  Another unique feature was the round tower with wrap around windows that give you a 270 degree view of the quiet little neighborhood on both the first a second floors.  Check out all our favorite shots from the shoot below:

Want to see more of our architectural work?  Check out our full portfolio at www.deremerstudios.com/arch.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