Chris & Erin’s Beautiful St Johns Country Club Wedding

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This weekend we had the opportunity to shoot Chris and Erin’s wedding at St Johns Golf and Country Club.  If I had to describe the great style they chose, it would be a combination of both rustic and classic elements that came together splendidly – let’s call it high-class rustic!  Be sure to check out all the great details and ideas in the gallery below.

Congrats Chris and Erin!  As always, check out all our favorite photos below!

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Randy & Malinda’s Classy Country Wedding

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One more post before we close up shot for the night – this is a fun wedding I had the privilege of shooting at the Ramona Pavilion.  Randy and Melinda chose a wonderfully-themed wedding combining the rustic appeal of the country with a classy and informal undertone – and it worked really well.  This themed, combined with lots of great family and friends made for a joyous way to spend a Friday evening!

Congrats Randy and Malinda!  As always, check out all our favorite photos below!

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Fine Art Follies – Thanksgiving in Appalachia

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If you were wondering just how behind we have become, this post, consisting of photos from a fine art shoot in November, should prove evidence enough!  It was the week after this shoot that we discovered Bryn had breast cancer – and it has been a solid 6 months of business since then.  Thankfully, Bryn’s prognosis is good and we were able to handle a couple large surges in business even with Bryn going through chemo.  The months have been hard but fruitful – a blessing of sorts that we would never have asked for, but are thankful to have experienced.

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But I digress.  A bit about the photos: We went up to Abingdon, Virgina just before Thanksgiving to spend some time with family.  As always, I take the opportunity of a trip to explore and shoot some fine art photography.  This time, I focused on the old and dilapidated remains or homes and barns in hill country around Abingdon.  One house that especially struck me was this once grand home, with full porch and substantial size, yet abandoned and falling in.  It makes you wonder why a home is just left and abandoned.  And this was just one of many homes along a short stretch of hilly back road suffering the same fate.  Later on, we took a trip to Bristol Speedway to drive the track and enjoy their massive Christmas light display.  Check out all our favorites from the trip below!

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Caleb & Katies Rustic River-side Wedding

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After over two months of non-stop work, we finally have a slower week to catch up on our blog posts – and what better way to get started than to begin with one couple’s new beginning as husband and wife!  We had the wonderful pleasure of capturing Caleb and Katie’s wedding along the banks of the Suwannee River in Branford, FL.   The celebration was full of rustic charm that fit perfectly with the romantic yet relaxed mood of the day.

Congrats Caleb and Katie!  As always, check out all our favorite photos below!

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Road Trip – Florida’s Forgotten Highways

It appears that today is fine art catch-up day for Deremer Studios.  This post features a pair of road trips I recently took in conjuntion with shoots.

Back in August, I went out to Destin for a wedding and the next morning, took a day trip along the forgotten roads of Florida.  I stayed overnight in Chattahoochee, FL along the old, venerable US Route 90.  Before the interstate came through in the 1960’s, this was the main road from the Atlantic coast of Florida to the border with Alabama.  It wound through little towns, big cities, and along miles of rural countryside.  There were thriving business, service stations and motels lining the roads from Jacksonville to Alabama.  But that wasn’t to last.  Today, the road is lined with dilapidated and collapsed shells – the only reminder for what once was there – well, except for this restored service station (below) about 10 miles west of Tallahassee.

The other road trip was up to Amelia Island on a pre-sunrise road trip up to a shoot at the Ritz-Carlton.  I always enjoy driving along Heckscher Dr – a 30 mile stretch of road winding along the marshlands, coastal forests, and atop 9 bridges.  Not only was there a gorgeous sunrise, but also a great reward at the end of the drive – a pair of Audi R8s (the V8 version is below).

Enjoy – and of course, feel free to download as a desktop wallpaper!

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Fine Art Series – Travels North Part 11: Rutsic-topia

All good things must come to an end – at least that’s what they say.  Unfortunately, that’s the case with our Photography Grand Tour as well.  This is the final post in this series – featuring the wonderfully rustic world that is Appalachia.

Here, the past isn’t bull-dozed to make way for the next big thing, but rather it is left so many times to its own devices – allowing time and nature to slowly etch away at these buildings – removing their white-washed finishes and black-trimmed windows, and leaving bare, weathered wood that too will eventually give way to the earth around it.

Above is a photo we captured of White’s Mill, just outside of Abingdon, VA.  Though this fine old building has seen better days, this late 18th century structure has severed as a working mill for over 200 years, and still offers milling services for local farmers.  Here are a few of my favorite shots from this location, as well as Grayson Highlands State Park .   Enjoy – and of course, feel free to download as a desktop wallpaper!

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Fine Art Series – Travels North Part 9: En Route

Done!  Well sort of.  This is the last post from the PA portion of our trip – specifically the Pennsylvania exit portion.  While working our way toward Virginia, we decided to take a few of those roads less traveled that Robert Frost is always talking about.  Our reward was a great cornucopia of small town cameos – including the great old milk truck above, an old and forgotten church, a steam-era roundhouse, and lots of other great little snippets of Americana.  Here are a few of my favorite shots.   Enjoy – and of course, feel free to download as a desktop wallpaper!

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