100K on Thanksgiving Day – Plus Free HD Wallpaper!

We’ve got some big news!  On the most fitting day of the year, we reached a big milestone for our little blog – our first 100,000 views, and all in just over 14 months!

We would like to thank you all for frequenting our blog!  As a way of saying thank you, we’ve included a bunch of our favorite 1080P HD Desktop wallpaper here for you.  As always, feel free to share, download and enjoy!

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

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Welcoming Warmth at the Amelia Island Holiday Cookie Tour

Though the weather changed little between my first and second shoots up in Amelia Island this weekend, what was poor weather for a farmers market proved the perfect weather for a holiday-themed cookie tour of the historic Bed and Breakfasts of Amelia Island.  The cool weather and overcast skies made the warm and welcoming interiors of these beautiful homes all the more enjoyable.  It certainly got me in the Christmas mood!  On top of beautifully decorated homes, each B&B had its own signature cookie and a recipe card for each guest – and let me tell you, they were good!

This year’s tour encompassed a total of eight bed and breakfasts – many decked out for the holidays!  Below is a list of each B&B with a link to their website, should one of the photos stir a desire to visit one of these beautiful homes.

Addison House  |  Amelia Oceanfront  | Blue Heron Inn  | Elizabeth Pointe Lodge  | Fairbanks House  | Florida House Inn  | Hoyt House  | Williams House

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

Fun and Fancy at the Amelia Farmer’s Market

Last weekend, we again spent some time with the wonderful folks of Amelia Island.  Our first shoot of the day was for the Amelia Farmer’s Market.  To be honest, the weather wasn’t very ideal – it was cold and drizzly much of the morning – but that didn’t stop many of the die-hard vendors or shoppers from coming buy to shop for fresh produce, local delicacies and great gifts.  The market has recently moved to the Amelia Island Plantation, where the ancient live oaks shade guests as they stroll along the winding lanes. As is often the case with small town events, everyone was super nice and it was so wonderful to see so many people catching up while they walked along the market, sipping their coffee and listening to the great live music.

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

Peta-what? Discovering a New Sport at the Petanque America Open

November seems to be Amelia Island month for Deremer Studios.  We recently spent the afternoon in Dwotown Amelia Island, photographing the annual Petanque American Open.  The sport, similar to bocce ball, revolves around two teams throwing hollow metals balls (boules)  toward a small wooden ball (the piglet).  A point is given for each ball that is closer to the piglet than the competitor’s closest ball.  The first team to 13 points wins.

The event attracted teams from all over the United States and throughout the world – with teams traveling from Europe and even Madagascar to compete in this event.  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

Making Dirt Float with Bastech

Earlier this week, we had the pleasure of providing photography coverage for the folks at Bastech, a Jacksonville business dating back more than 50 years that specializes in a variety of eco-friendly chemicals for industrial applications. One of the things I most love about this sort of photography is that I get to see and experience new things with every shoot.  For example, with Bastech, I spent some time with one of the company’s chemists who walked me through a few of their offerings, showed me how to make rocks float, and how to de-fizz bubbly liquids.  It was pretty cool!  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

NEW! Calendar Time – November Desktop Wallpaper!

We’re starting a new tradition here at Deremer Studios.  To the best of our abilities, just before the start of every month, we’ll be uploading a selection of desktop wallpaper calendars for your use and enjoyment.  All backgrounds are 1920×1080 HD sized, so they should work with most monitors quite well.

This month, we’re featuringfour fall/winter themed backgrounds from Nova Scotia, New Hampshire and Virginia.  If you would like Thanksgiving-specific backgrounds, check out our Thanksgiving Series of desktop wallpapers that we created last year.  As always, feel free to share, download and 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

Photo of the Day – Ships Crossing in the Night…errr, I Mean Day

With Hurricane Sandy off our coast, Jacksonville had an unexpected visitor (well, 1900 of them t be exact).  The cruise ship you see in the background took a detour en route from Newark to Ft Lauderdale due to the high seas and intense winds produced by Sandy.  Being a one cruise ship town, this was big news.  So today, when we were going over the Dames Point bridge and we saw the Carnival ship going out, I traded seats with Bryn and started snapping away as we did a few passes over the bridge.  The above photo is my favorite – an extremely rare site of not one, but two cruise liners in the St Johns River at one time.  Below are a few more or my favorite St Johns River photos from years past!  As always, feel free to share, download and 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