HD Time Lapse – Remembering the Memorial Bridge

As you may have heard, last night the main span of the Memorial Bridge (Portsmouth, NH) was floated out – severing the 89 year connection the bridge made between New Hampshire and Maine.  As a tribute, I put together the video below.  It incorporates a few of our images, but even better than that, I put together a multiple-camera HD time lapse video from the webcam photos of PortsmouthWebcam.com.  Being 1,200 or so miles from Portsmouth, it was a real blessing to be able to watch the bridges final hours.  Many kudos to the folks that put these webcams together!

The video finishes with vintage footage and a few vintage stills from news reels back in the 1920s that feature the construction and opening day for the bridge.  If you would like to read more about this great bridge and see more photos of its inauguration, check out SeacoastNH.com.

Here’s the full 2 minute HD YouTube video below:

Copyright 2012 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL (excluding PortsmouthWebcam.com images)
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Deremer Studios Receives Bride’s Choice Award!

It is with great appreciation that we announce some great news.  Once again, our brides have spoken – naming us a 2012 Bride’s Choice Award recipient.   Each year, WeddingWire.com selects the top 5% of wedding vendors based on feedback from recently married couples.  This award marks the tenth award we’ve received since we founded Deremer Studios in 2003.  We’re so thankful for each of the 375+ couples we’ve had the chance to serve and are so thankful for this wonderful honor!

I want to again thank all our brides who spoke out on our behalf.  As a small token of our appreciation, I’ve compiled a generous collection of fine art HD wallpaper for you to download and enjoy.  Feel free to download one, several or them all!

Thanks again – it really means a lot to us!

– Nate [Owner]

Copyright 2011 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
Check us out at DeremerStudios.com  |  904-744-1103  |  nate@deremerstudios.com

Andres & Carla’s Romantic (And Hillarious) Engagement!

We have some pretty special news – our photographer, Andres, is now engaged to his sweetheart Carla!  Andres asked Carla to marry him over Thanksgiving weekend and she said yes! However, the special plans Andres had for the big question encountered a few hiccups along the way… Thankfully, Nate was there to document the adventure!

Above, you can see what appears to be Andres, Carla, his car, loose sand and the ocean – probably not the best combination.  Andres had a wonderful plan in place for this very special day.  Nate was to arrive at Huguenot Park in advance of the couple, well before dawn, to setup video and photography in a hidden location.  Soon after, the couple were going to arrive, drive out to where he was stationed, and Andres would sing her a song, read her some Scripture, and as the sun was rising, get down on one knee and ask for her hand in marriage.  What happened instead was much more amusing!

We awoke on the morning of the engagement to discover a line of intense storms bearing down on the First Coast.  At best, it looked like we would have 15 minutes between sunrise and torrential rain.   But, we persevered and when Nate arrived at the park, he drove all the way out to the ocean, only to discover the tide was unusually high – making the 1/4 mile drive out to the Jetties impossible. Nate texted Andres.

Unfortunately, Andres didn’t receive Nate’s text, and drove out to the ocean himself.  He soon discovered two things.  First, he was not going to be able to drive to the Jetties.  Second, his car was hopelessly stuck in some very loose sand.  At this point (and to Carla’s surprise) Nate just happened to appear around the corner and offered his assistance.  With Nate’s help, they were able to get the car out of one hole, but it quickly bogged down again – and as Andres and Nate tried to push the car out, all it did was sink further and further into the wet and spongy sand.

It was at about this time that the sun began peek over the horizon.  As you can see above, the car proved to be a wonderful vantage point for Carla – Andres on the other hand was up to his elbows in sand at the time.  With the rain and wind quickly picking up and with the tide now receding, the three ‘amigos’ decided it would be best to hop into Nate’s car and find a place to wait out the rain.  They landed at a great little restaurant near the ferry terminal on Heckshire – Nicole’s on the River.  The food was great, the portions were generous [and by generous I mean gigantic], and the prices can’t be beat.

So – long story made slightly shorter – they spent an hour at Nicole’s, the rain subsided, and they headed back to the stranded car.  With the tide now 40 feet out, the sand had hardened up nicely, and a kind surfer (and his 4×4) was able to pull the car free.  With the crisis averted, Andres and Carla were free to take a stroll, enjoy the ocean, and oh, yes, get engaged!  Congratulations you two!  Here’s to many years of love and joy!

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 2011 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
Check us out at DeremerStudios.com  |  904-744-1103  |  nate@deremerstudios.com

Deremer Studios voted The Knot Best of Weddings for the 4th Time!

We’ve received another bit of great news this month.  Brides have chosen Deremer Studios to receive the honor of The Knot, Best of Weddings for the fourth time!  We are thankful for all our awards and accolades, but the Best of Weddings distinction has a special place in our heart because it is our brides’ feedback that has earned us these awards.  We’re so thankful for each of the 375+ couples we’ve had the chance to serve and are so thankful for this wonderful honor!

Below I have included a selection of photos from a variety of weddings for you to enjoy.

Thanks again – it really means a lot to us!

– Nate [Owner]

Copyright 2011 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
Check us out at DeremerStudios.com  |  904-744-1103  |  nate@deremerstudios.com

DS Photography in This Month’s Jacksonville Magazine!

We received word today that Jacksonville Magazine has published several photos from our shoot with Dreambuilder Custom Homes.  The article details the uniquely narrow footprint and welcoming design of this Doctor’s Lake home.  Check out the online version of the article here, or pick up a copy at a local news stand!

For our original blog post (including lots of photos) featuring this great property, check out the link below:

https://deremerstudios.wordpress.com/2011/09/01/dreambuilders-stunning-waterfront-home/

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

Copyright 2011 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
Check us out at DeremerStudios.com  |  904-744-1103  |  nate@deremerstudios.com

Deremer Studios to be Featured in 2012 Book of Lists!

I am proud to announce some great news!  Last week we received word that two of my fine art pieces (above) will be featured in the Jacksonville Business Journal’s 2012 Book of Lists.  Every other year, the Business Journal features ten local photographs to use in this great resource.  In 2010, Deremer Studios was also featured in the Book of Lists – three out of the ten pieces were from Deremer Studios that year.

– Nate [Owner]

Copyright 2011 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
Check us out at DeremerStudios.com  |  904-744-1103  |  nate@deremerstudios.com

Faster, Easier, Better – Website Redesign!


Recently, I was listening to Marketplace and was reminded of the old adage, “Simpler is Better”.  That got me to thinking (A dangerous thing, I know).  And so I asked myself, how can I make the Deremer Studios site simpler?  My answer was to completely redo the main page.  I removed all Flash components, simplified the layout, and added simple, clear links to all of our most popular pages.  The result is what you see above. Check it out here!

Feedback is welcome!

– Nate [Owner]

Copyright 2011 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
Check us out at DeremerStudios.com  |  904-744-1103  |  nate@deremerstudios.com