Tina & Lou’s Gorgeous Ritz-Carlton Wedding

2014 05 Wedding - Tina & Lou 13 Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island

Who wants another wedding post?  This afternoon we’re featuring another one of our May weddings – this time Tina and Lou’s wonderful wedding at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.  The inviting green grass and beautiful spring morning made for a wonderful outdoor wedding – complete with a stunning view of the Atlantic Ocean.  After the ceremony, the couple hosted a picture-perfect brunch reception on the scenic oceanfront lawn.  Oh, and be sure to check out Tina’s great shoe selection for her wedding day in the photos below!

Congrats Tina & Lou!  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: Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

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Jason & Jessica’s Classic Church Wedding

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We’ve got another wedding for you today – a classic church-wide celebration at Berean Baptist Church in honor of Jessica and Jason.  The folks at Berean are a wonderful church family and its always a pleasure to visit.  This sweet couple was certainly no exception – with their creative style and genuine joy that made for a truly wonderful wedding.  Even in the face of bloopers (like the bouquet getting caught in the decorations – photo below) didn’t prevent the couple from making the most of their special day!

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Congrats Jason & Jessica!  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: Berean Baptist Church

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Wes & Jamie’s Romantic Ribault Club Wedding

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Rumor has it we may be playing a bit of catch up on blog posts after a rather crazy level of shoots it may.  The rumors weren’t wrong – we averaged nearly a shoot a day!  So, without further delay, here is our first wedding of May – a wonderful celebration of love at the picturesque Ribault Club on Fort George Island.  The weather, which broke just in the nick of time, didn’t stop family and friends from enjoying this very special day for Wes and Jamie – nor did the odd wedding-day mishap damper the couple’s spirits.  A truly enjoyable and meaningful time was had by all.  It was a true pleasure to be a small part of this gracious and kind couple’s wedding day!

Congrats Wes and Jamie!  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: Ribault Club 

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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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Weiyi & Wish’s Royal Ritz-Carlton Engagement Celebration

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Just last weekend, we had the pleasure of spending Friday evening with Weiyi and Wish, a great couple who celebrated their engagement with close friends at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.  Rich with friendship and tradition, the couple had a wonderful evening along the peaceful Atlantic Ocean – finishing the evening at the world-class restaurant, Salt.

Congrats Weiyi and Wish!  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!

Reception Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

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David & Karen’s Splendid Jurassic Wedding

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Around this time in 2002 I had just started a new job as the marketing guy at TNT Logistics.  Deremer Studios was still just a dream yet to be begun.  It was at this job that I met David.  Fast forward a decade or so, and David contacts me, sharing some big news – he was getting married!  David and Karen are both avid runners and truly seem like a perfect match for each other.  And so, on a dreary but joyful Saturday afternoon, the happy couple was married.  Both the wedding and reception were wonderful – with lots of little details (like the dinosaur theme) that all came together to make a memorable and precious time for the couple and guests alike.

Congrats David & Karen!  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: Nocatee Crosswater Hall
Caterer: 4 Rivers Smokehouse
DJ: JH Productions

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Drew’s Fun & Fantastic Bar Mitzvah

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It’s always fun to connect with old friends – and a few weekends ago, we had the chance to do just that.  Drew’s dad and I go way back – having worked together for many years at a local Logistics company before I started Deremer Studios.  Several years ago, before the days of the blog, we also had the pleasure of shooting their eldest son’s Bar Mitzvah and so, when it was Drew’s turn, we got the call!  We had a real blast spending the day with this great family and capturing Drew’s special day.

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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.

As always, be sure to check out all the great photos below – and if you enjoy our photos, please share this blog with your friends and help us get the word out!

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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!

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

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Copyright 2014 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
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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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Copyright 2014 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

Philip & Krystal’s Classic Orange Park Wedding

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Some say Spring – with its’ budding flowers and warming temperatures – makes for perfect wedding conditions.  That’s true in Florida – and Philip and Krystal’s wedding certainly proved the point!  The happy couple had a wonderful traditional service in the church before traveling to the St Johns River for bridal photos along its scenic banks – then it was off to the reception, held at the quaint Orange Park Woman’s Club.  While the weather inside was a bit frightful (thanks to a broken air conditioner) it didn’t stop the wonderful group from having a ball.

Congrats Philip and Krystal!  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 Location: Kirkwood Presbyterian Church
Reception Location: Orange Park Woman’s Club

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A Wild Trip to White Oak with Big Break Florida

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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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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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Mike & Marta’s Stunning TPC Sawgrass Wedding

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After a week of cars, I thought we would switch it up a bit!  Bryn and had the wonderful pleasure of spending two days with Mike and Marta as they celebrated their wedding weekend in Ponte Vedra.  We covered the couple’s rehearsal celebration on the Friday before the wedding and then spent Saturday with the happy couple as they became husband and wife.  What made the event all the merrier is that we had the pleasure of meeting many of the folks a few years ago when we photographed the wedding of Marta’s sister, Kathy.  What a great day!

Congrats Mike and Marta!  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: TPC SawgrassWedding Coordinator: Heather @ First Coast Weddings and Events

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Wally & Kim’s Beautiful Mayport Wedding

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It’s always a wonderful thing when boyfriend and girlfriend become husband and wife – certainly Wally and Kim’s wedding was no exception.  We had the pleasure of shooting engagement photos for Wally and Kim back in 2013, so seeing there special day finally arrive was certainly exciting.  The couple’s wedding was simple yet elegant, with a red and white theme that really complemented the occasion.

Congrats Wally & Kim!  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: Naval Station Mayport – Ocean Breeze Club

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