Black Widow Trailer (Parody)

About 8 months ago I left the ad agency I was working for to start with another agency in downtown Jacksonville called St. John & Partners. Now at 35 years old, and having been in the corporate workforce since I was 19 years old, I can honestly say of all the places I've worked, this company is the most amazing. In my short time I have already made several close friends. Everything from the office space, to the work and especially the people....the place is truly special. I've never seen or been a part of a work culture quite like this before.

Throughout the year the company does several events to keep us all engaged and building up our relationships with one another. The most recent event was right up my alley because it was an internal competition to split the company up into teams and see who could come up with the best "short film trailer" based on a randomly chosen historical piece or fairytale. The team I ended up on drew Goldilocks and The Three Bears and were tasked with coming up with creative and modern retelling of the story. It was SO MUCH fun to make and it was awesome getting to know some new faces in the company. With all that being said, I welcome you to watch our submission of "Gold Widow" a modern spin on the character of Goldilocks. Enjoy!

John & Nikki Wedding (VIDEO)

Nikki and I met at an ad agency we both used to work at near San Marco where we became friends. She was a graphic designer and I was the in-house video guy. After a few years we both ended up moving on from that company but still kept in touch. When Nikki got engaged and reached out to ask if I'd film her wedding, I was mega pumped because I knew given her incredible design skills and artistic eye (don't believe me? GO HERE) it could only mean one thing......Her wedding would definitely LOOK amazing. I showed up at the mansion and it was a videographer's playground!

Surrounded by family and friends, John and Nikki tied the knot this past weekend in San Marco under clear skies and amazing weather. Take a moment to watch their special day, and join me in saying CONGRATS to this awesome couple!

Billy + Catie | The Glass Factory Wedding Photographer

This was my second wedding at what was and still is my favorite venue in all of Jacksonville. The Glass Factory. I also had the opportunity to shoot a fun little short film here and each time I get the opportunity to work at this place, I am so excited.

Billy and Catie actually found me from the Glass Factory website where I am currently a featured photographer. (Thanks Glass Factory folks!) I got the call and we met one afternoon at the beach and immediately we all knew it was going to be a good fit. Billy and Catie not only had an amazing wedding, but they also are the couple who I shot my all time favorite engagement photo of. (View here. You'll know which one I'm talking about when you see it.)

Surrounded by an amazing group of friends and family, these two tied the knot at what was one of if not the most fun weddings I've ever done. They are two very incredible and genuine people and it shows by all of the friends that they had show up for their big day. I'll admit, after doing this gig now for a decade it can sometimes be difficult to keep my motivation to show up and put the long hours in, but when you come across a couple like this, it doesn't feel like work.

Congrats Billy and Catie, and thank you for letting me capture your special day! - Adam

Nick + Deb | TPC Sawgrass Wedding Photographer

Nick and Deb are from Tampa and found me in a Google search. And boy am I glad they gave me the call because they are AWESOME and absolutely loved working with them. After what turned out to be one of my favorite engagement sessions, they had one of the most incredible weddings ever at one of the best venues in Northeast Florida, the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse.

Congrats you two on your big day and thank you for letting me share in it!

Special thanks to the very talented Bre Cherry for second shooting. Hire her for your wedding here: www.brecherryphotography.com

Hope + Choua | Crystal Ballroom Wedding Photographer

Ok so this is the first of blogging several weddings I am way behind on. I got a chance to shoot a very fun and special wedding for this incredible couple, Hope and Choua. The post will start with their engagement shoot in down in St. Augustine followed by their amazing wedding that took place even further south down in Daytona at the beautiful Crystal Ballroom. Take a look through their images and join me on congratulating Hope and Choua on their special day!

Help Me Bring Joel to Panama!

So first up, I'm way way wayyyy behind on blogging. So I apologize for those who are regulars around here and haven't seen much in the way of recent work. I am planning to get on that soon. I've been incredibly busy and also working through some health issues that have had me fairly distracted the last few months. But keep an eye out for some updates soon! In the mean time, I wanted to share a VERY important post.

In June of 2018 I will be leading a mission trip to Caisan Panama with Eleven22. If you've been following here for a while you may have seen my last trip to Panama. (adamszarmack.com/panama) But now I am being called back and this time to lead! I am incredibly excited about this opportunity since I just led another mission trip to Jamaica back in late August that was amazing. (adamszarmack.com/jamaica) While I was there I met a very special young man named Joel. He is 15 years old and one of the most gifted young musicians I have ever seen. During my time there he and I got the incredible opportunity to do musical ministry for many local kids in Jamaica ranging from music lessons to worship gatherings. Through that experience I developed a great relationship with his family and of course with Joel as well. At the end of the trip, Joel's dad asked me if I could do my best to stay a part of Joel's life and be a role model for him. I promised him I would although at times it has been challenging due to us living in separate countries. But when I found out I was going back to Panama next summer, God immediately put it on my heart to take Joel with me on this trip. But it's not exactly the easiest thing down in Jamaica for their family to raise money as simple as we can here in America.

And that leads me to the point of this post...

I have talked through some logistics with Eleven22 and with Joel's family and I have made it a personal goal of mine to raise the money to help cover the cost of Joel's trip participation. The total amount of the trip for a regular participant is $1,800. If you are reading this now anything is stirring in your heart, YOU can be a part of supporting what would be an INCREDIBLE opportunity for Joel by contributing financially in ANY way you can. NO AMOUNT IS TOO SMALL.

To make a financial donation towards Joel's trip cost simply go to the following link. You can make an online donation and even do so anonymously if you'd feel more comfortable doing so.

And if at this time you are unable to donate, please consider passing this along to someone you know who may be able to.

With absolute utmost sincerity,
Adam Szarmack

ME AND JOEL LEADING SOME KIDS IN MUSIC DOWN IN JAMAICA THIS PAST SUMMER. JOEL IS ON THE KEYBOARD. LISTEN TO HIM GO! HELP SEND THIS GUY TO PANAMA SO HE CAN DO THE SAME THING FOR LITTLE PANAMANIAN KIDS!!

Emily + Brock | Epping Forest Yacht Club Wedding Videographer (VIDEO)

Brock and Emily found me in a Google search when they were looking for videographers for their wedding. When we first met and started talking, somewhere during the conversation we found out that we both go to Eleven22! So I do not believe we met by accident. :)

Brock and Emily had a beautiful wedding at one of Jacksonville's most incredible venues, Epping Forest Yacht Club. But my favorite part about this couple, AND their wedding, is that it put Jesus first! And you can hear it coming straight from both their hearts in their vows to one another. So come along and take a look at the wedding highlight reel from their special day and join me in saying congratulations to this amazing couple!