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

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

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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!

Copyright 2013 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
Check us out at: Pro.DeremerStudios.com (Commercial Photography) or DeremerStudios.com (Wedding & Portrait Photography) |  904-744-1103  |  nate@deremerstudios.com

Calendar Time – December HD Desktop Wallpaper!

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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.

As always, feel free to share, download and enjoy!

Copyright 2013 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
Check us out at: Pro.DeremerStudios.com (Commercial Photography) or DeremerStudios.com (Wedding & Portrait Photography) |  904-744-1103  |  nate@deremerstudios.com

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!

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

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

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