Introducing New Wedding Offerings & Revised Pricing

As of July 1st, we have shifted things up a bit with our wedding offerings.  Though a few packages have modestly increased in price, we have expanded those packages, and we have even dropped the pricing on several packages and introduced new, even more affordable a la cart options for those of you on very tight wedding budgets.  We hope these changes will help all of you find the perfect package to fit both your needs and your budget!

Still want to book based on our previous packages?  Through July 31st, you are welcome to book your package either using the new pricing or our previous pricing.  But, on August 1st, we’ll discontinue offering our previous pricing options.   Here is a link to both our new and old pricing:

New Price Sheet
Old Price Sheet

And, as always, if you don’t see the perfect package on our price sheet, please feel free to contact us for a custom package quote!

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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]

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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.

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Karen & Duen’s Elegant Ritz-Carlton Wedding!

We had a wonderful time spending the day with Karen and Duen up at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island!  The weather was absolutely gorgeous – a perfect match for our couple’s elegant wedding.  Thanks again for choosing us to be part of your wedding day – here’s to many, many more wonderful years to come!

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
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Lauren & John’s Beautiful Queens Harbour Wedding!

We’re filling the blog with weddings this week!  Today’s sneak peak is of Lauren and John’s wonderful wedding.  The weather outside was a bit cool, but the warmth of this Queen’s Harbour wedding was enough to keep everyone’s hearts warm!  Congratulations Lauren & John – hope you enjoy the photos!

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
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James & Beth’s High-Flying Fabulous Wedding!

This weekend we had the honor of shooting this wonderful wedding out in Orange Park.  Hosted at Club Continental, the wedding of James and Beth was splendid.  I know you’ve heard of horse drawn carriages and limos at weddings, but, James, being a crewman on a helicopter himself, somehow lured one of the Navy’s SH-60 Helicopters  just off the coast during some of the posed photos.  It was cool!  Congratulations – and here’s to many years of high-flying marital bliss! (Yes, I know that was corny)…

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
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Mel & Darren’s Outstanding Orlando Wedding!

During the first weekend of November, we had the pleasure of shooting two weddings – one in Jacksonville, and this one near Orlando.  Darren and Melanie were married at Community UMC in Casselberry, FL.  They did some really unique things at their reception too – for example, instead of the traditional bouquet toss, Mel called up all the married women and threw out a loose bouquet of flowers that landed amongst the crowd.  It was pretty cool!  It also seems the groomsmen had a little too much fun with the couples get away car (a rental).  I’m still not sure how they managed to drive away with all those balloons on the windshield…

Congrats Mel & Darren!

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]

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Rachel & Waylon’s Wonderful Springfield Wedding

So, we’re still playing a bit of catch up – here’s our last October wedding!  Rachel and Waylon were married at the quaint and colorful Springfield Women’s Club on a beautiful autumn day.  Surrounded by close friends and family, Rachel and Waylon said I do and became husband and wife!  Even though we’ve shot almost 400 weddings, the idea of two becoming one is always exciting! Enjoy the photos!

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Vicki & Joseph’s Beautiful Ocean Breeze Wedding

We had the pleasure of shooting Vicki and Joseph’s awesome fall-themed wedding out at Mayport recently.    The wedding was held out at the Gazebo at Ocean Breeze, with the reception inside.  The perfectly crisp weather was a wonderful compliment to their fall colors.  Thanks again for inviting us to be part of your day!

Copyright 2011 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
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Stephanie and Stephen’s Beautiful Gulf Wedding

For the second time in less than a month, we’ve had the opportunity to shoot a wedding out in the Panhandle – this time in the little town of Carabelle.   Stephanie and Stephen were a wonderfully gracious couple who wanted an intimate wedding on the beautiful Gulf shores.  And boy did they get their wish!  The weather was perfect, the sunset was amazing, and with such a happy couple, the photos pretty much came naturally.  Thanks again for choosing us to be part of your wedding day – enjoy the photos!

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Nicolle & Stephen’s Royal King’s Bay Wedding

Nicolle and Stephen had a truly wonderful wedding with about the best weather you could wish for.   The wedding ceremony was at the St Mary’s waterfront, with the reception at a new venue for us – Kings Bay Submarine Base.  Nicolle and Stephen are both energetic, and it made for some fun photos.  Best wishes for many more years of fun!

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Lexie & Brian’s Fairytale St Augustine Wedding

While Bryn and I were exploring Nova Scotia, Andres had the pleasure of going to St Augustine to shoot this awesome Alice in Wonderland-themed wedding (Note the Cheshire Cat hiding in the bushes!).  Lexie and Brian’s wedding at the Lightner Museum was truly spectacular, with all sorts of themed elements that flung guests to that far away land, just through the rabbit hole.  Thanks for choosing us to be part of your special day – and here’s to many more fairytale days to come!

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Megan & Brad’s Fun & Fabulous Destin Wedding

While it was raining over in Jacksonville, Nate had the pleasure or driving out to Destin to shoot the absolutely fabulous wedding of Megan and Brad. The puffy clouds and glorious sunset (not to mention the awesome rainbow) were the perfect backdrop for their wedding day.  For their wedding, Megan and Brad rented this wonderful gulf-front home complete with spiral staircase, elevator, and amazing views – one of three connected villas by Patterson Homes.  Thanks Megan and Brad for making us a part of such a wonderful day!  Here’s to many, many, many more wonderful days in your future!

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Ryan and Jessica’s Vibrant Brasserie Wedding!

This month, we also had the opportunity to shoot Ryan and Jessica’s wonderful wedding.  This wedding too was on that amazingly rainy weekend, so we had to be on our toes, but this wonderful couple was happy to follow our lead, and as you can see we still were able to capture some wonderful photos.  The evening was capped with a wonderful reception at Sway (formerly the Basserie).  Check out some of our favorite shots below!

For more on Deremer Studios weddings, check out our site: www.deremerstudios.com/wedding.html!

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