As families and friends come together to enjoy a long weekend on the eve of summer, we stop to remember those who have died defending the cause of freedom near and far. In total, over 1,354,000 soldiers have fallen in service of this worthy cause. And today, as we enjoy the comforts these men and women have purchased with their lives, we pause to honor them and pray for those whom they left behind.
With Christmas literally right around the corner, and with lots of blog posts yet to be posted, I thought what better way to get posting than to highlight a shoot we did for our friends at Amelia Island for the holidays! On the northern tip of the island is a beautiful Civil-War era fort, named Fort Clinch. On the first Saturday of December, the folks at Fort Clinch welcome the public to participate in some great 1860’s-era caroling under the stars. With a raging bonfire and voices raised high, we sang a wealth of pre-1860 carols as the moon rose over the canon-lined ramparts. Along with the period singing, this immersive walk into 1860’s holiday living included a variety of living displays, depicting the joys and traditions of a Civil War era Christmas. This will definitely be a tradition for the Deremer Household for years to come!
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One more post for today – this was a really fun and unique event we had the privilege of covering at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. The group, Inovalon, hosted a truly wonderful event at the resort – with lots of innovative ideas that really made the conference a memorable occasion. Take, for example, the beachfront dinner – not only did the group have a beautiful location and stunning decor (above), but check out the gallery below to see their custom flip-flops and the guests encounter with the resort’s parrot, Amelia.
If you happened upon our previous post, you’ll know we spent a great evening at Fort Clinch as well. Be sure to check out all the fun shots we were able to capture at that great setting. As always, feel free to download any or all of the images for use as desktop wallpaper! Enjoy!
If you’ve followed us for any time, you probably know I am fascinated and moved by the heroes and horrors of the American Civil War. Last week, we had the pleasure of shooting an event for Inovalon, which included a beautiful evening at Fort Clinch, a Civil War-era fort on the the northern tip of Amelia Island. The fort itself has a relatively bloodless, but none the less fascinating history that I always enjoy. To learn (and see) more about the fort, please feel free to visit our post on the 150th Anniversary of Union capture of the Fort.
But back to this shoot – while there I had the opportunity to capture some fine art images for our client as well as the typical event photos we provide. The evening looked like rain, but by dusk a sliver of sky was lit ablaze by the setting sun, making for some amazing conditions for that Ken Burns style of sunset photography you may have seen during his documentary, The Civil War. The group was also treated to a pair of twilight field artillery firings courtesy of the a great group of civil war reenactors attached to the fort (below).
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Last week we had the privilege of spending several days at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island with a great commercial client. The resort not only provided some wonderful meals and amazing service, but they also coordinated a selection of great activities. In this post, I’ve highlighted jet skiing and sailing, as well as an amazing reception at the historic Civil War site – Fort Clinch. Enjoy the photos!
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