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2015 Behind the Scenes

November 18, 2015

This post is a first for me and has been a year in the making! One of my favorite things about the end of wedding season is seeing all my photographer friends post their “Behind the Scenes” posts because I think it’s so fun to get an inside look at what their wedding days are like. As photographers, we have an ability to curate images that make wedding days appear seamless, when really so much goes into the creation of the event and of the images themselves, so posts like this are an awesome way to get a look at what our jobs really look like on a wedding day!

I also want to take a second to express my deepest gratitude for my interns and second shooters. I couldn’t have gotten through this season without them! Each person pictured here has made my life and work more joyful by just being a part of it! Another “thank you” is also owed to my dear clients, without whom I wouldn’t have  the opportunity to chase my dreams through this business (which you can clearly see by these images is the best job in the world!).
Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_2015 Behind the scenes_0001 I talk to my brides with my hands. A lot.  Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_2015 Behind the scenes_0002 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_2015 Behind the scenes_0003 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_2015 Behind the scenes_0004 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_2015 Behind the scenes_0005 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_2015 Behind the scenes_0006

When Matt and Thomas join in on a shoot while we’re traveling, this is what happens when I ask them to help me test the light!Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_2015 Behind the scenes_0007 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_2015 Behind the scenes_0008Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_2015 Behind the scenes_0038

Selfies always happen when you know wedding guests! Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_2015 Behind the scenes_0009 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_2015 Behind the scenes_0010 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_2015 Behind the scenes_0011

 

I got the approval of the groomsmen!
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These girls, oh my heart. I just love you both, Jess & Holly! Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_2015 Behind the scenes_0013 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_2015 Behind the scenes_0014

Sometimes groomsmen try to steal my interns. Only sometimes do I have to intervene. 😉 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_2015 Behind the scenes_0015 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_2015 Behind the scenes_0016 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_2015 Behind the scenes_0017

I have literally the best brides in the world! Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_2015 Behind the scenes_0018

And sometimes I dance at receptions. Okay, maybe every time! Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_2015 Behind the scenes_0019
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What? Don’t you shoot details in ballet poses? Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_2015 Behind the scenes_0023 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_2015 Behind the scenes_0024 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_2015 Behind the scenes_0025

Matt was supposed to be location scouting and instead he’s listening for squirrel. I can’t take this guy anywhere! Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_2015 Behind the scenes_0026

Photographers are also professional blanket placers.  Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_2015 Behind the scenes_0027

Look at Jess go with my film camera! These scans will be on the blog next week! Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_2015 Behind the scenes_0028 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_2015 Behind the scenes_0029 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_2015 Behind the scenes_0030 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_2015 Behind the scenes_0031

And sometimes we have Fitbit goal celebration parties at receptions!Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_2015 Behind the scenes_0032 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_2015 Behind the scenes_0033 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_2015 Behind the scenes_0034 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_2015 Behind the scenes_0035 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_2015 Behind the scenes_0036

2015 was such a memorable season! I can’t wait to see what 2016 brings (probably more moments like this where I sing into my flash)! Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_2015 Behind the scenes_0037

  1. Tori Watson says:

    these are my favorite types of posts!! all of these are the best. YOU are the best. love, love, love. 🙂

  2. Kimmie says:

    Ha!! I love ALL of these – it is SO you!!! They all capture your essence and your love for your profession. xoxox!

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