Christmas Joys!

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Inquiring minds want to know… what does Christmas look like in the world of Deremer Studios?  As you would expect, Christmas is very much a family affair filled with many of the cultural trappings that often come with the holidays.  From presents and Christmas carols, to a big breakfast and an even bigger dinner – and not to be forgotten,a gaggle of hyperactive, anxious children who completely lose all self control – all of it marks our Christmas morning.  Above is another tradition we have – Bryn comes up with an idea for a home made gift for our kids which inevitably involves many, many hours of woodworking on my part.  This year was not an exception.  While the Angry Birds were indeed purchased, the destructo-building kit was hand built to some form of standards.  As a note of caution, if you plan on making one of these play sets for your own young, know that the collapsing of the block tower alarmingly resembles the sound of something very expensive being irreparably harmed…

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But, with all the fun and pageantry around Christmas, it would not be complete if I were to stop my story here.  The story neither stops or begins in the Deremer home.  The story of Christmas is as old as time – older in fact.  Before the computer, before the car, before the printing press, before the wheel, before the human race, before the earth, before even time itself, God in his goodness and mercy set in motion a plan that would culminate 2,000 years ago in the humble birth of a king who would defeat the greatest enemy of all; death.  By coming to earth, Jesus the Christ set aside all his rights as God, lived the perfect life that we never could, suffered and died in our place, and rose from the dead, conquering death for all those who put their faith in him.

It is this gift we celebrate at Christmas.  It is a gift we all desperately need but could never earn.  And so, as you enjoy all the wonderful blessings of Christmas, take time to ponder the words of Isaiah – written many hundreds of years before Jesus’ birth:

    Surely he has borne our griefs
        and carried our sorrows;
    yet we esteemed him stricken,
        smitten by God, and afflicted.
    But he was pierced for our transgressions;
        he was crushed for our iniquities;
    upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
        and with his wounds we are healed.
    All we like sheep have gone astray;
        we have turned—every one—to his own way;
    and the LORD has laid on him
        the iniquity of us all.
(Isaiah 53:4-6 ESV)

As always, feel free to download one or all of these HD photos – sized perfectly to use as your desktop wallpaper!  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

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!

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

Trunk’r Treatin’ with Second Mile Ministries!

This past weekend, despite the lingering blustery weather from Hurricane Sandy, the Deremer Studios team headed out to the Second Mile Ministries Family Fall Festival here in Jacksonville, FL (No relation to the Second Mile organization associated with the Penn State tragedy).  We provided a game for the neighborhood kids as well as providing photographic coverage of the event for the second year in a row.  As with last year, the turnout was great (over 800 folks this year) and we had a great time connecting with all sorts of people from the neighborhoods where Second Mile serves throughout the year.

This year, the event expanded to include a petting zoo, gigantic slide, and Danglin’ Doughnuts – on top of the cake walk, kickball, sack races, lots of games and candy, and a great meal – all of it provided free of charge for the 800+ folks that attended.  Below are some of our favorite shots from the afternoon – 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

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!

Copyright 2012 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
Check us out at DeremerStudios.com  |  904-744-1103  |  nate@deremerstudios.com

Andres & Carla Dun Got Hitched!

We recently had the very special pleasure of shooting the wedding of Andres and Carla.  Why was it so especially special you ask?  Well, Andres has been part of the Deremer Studios family for five years, and we go way back.  So, when we heard he was dating an old friend from his college years, a friend we also knew, we were pretty excited for him.  Surprisingly, despite his romantic yet botched engagement attempt (be sure to check out our blog post on that one! Here’s the link), Carla agreed to marry our dear friend!

Their wedding was really a wonderful event – filled with a joyous and youthful spirit – not to mention Andres and Carla’s closest friends and family.   Held at the Club Continental, on the banks of the St Johns River, the natural beauty of the evening complemented the wonderful wedding perfectly. Also (above) is Andres and Carla’s adorable cake toppers from Disney’s Wall-e.  Below are some of our favorite photos – enjoy!

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 2012 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
Check us out at DeremerStudios.com  |  904-744-1103  |  nate@deremerstudios.com

Tropical Storm Beryl – DS National Coverage!

It turns out it was worth our effort to plug in our computers, boot them back up, edit and post video from Tropical Storm Beryl to our blog and on YouTube while the storm was still raging outside.  As providence would have it, Good Morning America, the Weather Channel, ABC News, and our local station, WJXT all picked up our footage.  It’s not often our logo gets placed in front of 5+ million people for free.  Granted, the clips were only two or three seconds, but it was still pretty cool!  Big thanks to all the networks who featured our video!

If you missed the video the first time, below is our footage of the storm, complete with blowing transformers, wet rain and windy wind!  Feel free to check out our other Beryl blog posts for free HD desktop wallpaper as well!

Enjoy!

Copyright 2012 Deremer Studios – Jacksonville, FL
Check us out at DeremerStudios.com  |  904-744-1103  |  nate@deremerstudios.com

DS Photography on the Cover of Jacksonville Magazine!


We found out some more great news recently!  For the third time in less than a year, our photography has been proiminently featured in Jacksonville Magazine.  This time, we were honored to get the magazine’s cover!  Thanks to our friends at Dostie Homes and Dreambuilder Custom Homes for submitting our work to the publication!

This particular article featured a wonderfully designed Dostie home located in the St Augustine development of Palencia.  Want to view this month’s Jacksonville Magazine for free, including our cover and six-page spread? Simply follow this link!

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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