THE JOURNAL

READ POST

READ POST

featured posts

search

Newborn

Maternity

Motherhood

Engagements

Weddings

CATEGORIES

More about me >

I must say, of all the cyber places you could have ended up, i’m certainly glad you chose to be here. Viewing my site is best accompanied by your choice of beverage; i recommend sweet tea, hazelnut macchiato, or prosecco. That, and 80's music, preferably from the breakfast club soundtrack.

welcome

Personal

Editorial

Writing

Featured

Lifestyle

READ POST

Tricia & Michael

November 6, 2014

Emotion poured from everyone in attendance on Tricia and Michael’s wedding day.

And with a story like theirs, how could it not? A few months prior to Tricia’s wedding date, her sweet daddy discovers he had a tumor on his spinal cord. His first reaction was to wait until after the wedding to ensure he could walk his beloved baby girl down the aisle, but the doctors refused. After an operation, months of pain and physical therapy, and faith in God’s will for their family, Tricia’s dad pulled through. The amazement from their friends and family was audible as he braved the steps at Clover Forest plantation with his only daughter on his arm, walking her to the alter, to the man she would spend her life with.

When we photographed Tricia’s bridal portraits, we found a lone ladybug in the wheat field beside their home and Tricia told me a story of how her late grandmother loved ladybugs. They truly believed they could feel her presence when a ladybug would appear. And sure enough, in the middle of photographing family formals, a small ladybug appeared on Tricia’s newly adorned ring finger, a sure sign to all present that her grandmother was with her on her wedding day.

It was stories like these truly authentic moments that made Tricia and Michael’s one of the most inspiring weddings I’ve been blessed to be a part of. It was my last wedding of the 2014 season, and I wouldn’t have wanted my second season to end any other way. Not only was the day so incredible, but the vendor team was a dream to work with. This was the first wedding where nearly every vendor was a friend of mine. It was an experience that made me so grateful to be a member of an industry with so many other talented creatives.

Tricia & Mike’s was also the first wedding I shot primarily on film. I adore the results, and hope you do as well. <3

Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_Clover Forest Plantation Wedding_Family Formals_Tricia & Michael_0001 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_Clover Forest Plantation Wedding_Family Formals_Tricia & Michael_0002 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_Clover Forest Plantation Wedding_Family Formals_Tricia & Michael_0003Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_Clover Forest Plantation Wedding_Family Formals_Tricia & Michael_0033 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_Clover Forest Plantation Wedding_Family Formals_Tricia & Michael_0004 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_Clover Forest Plantation Wedding_Family Formals_Tricia & Michael_0005 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_Clover Forest Plantation Wedding_Family Formals_Tricia & Michael_0006 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_Clover Forest Plantation Wedding_Family Formals_Tricia & Michael_0007 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_Clover Forest Plantation Wedding_Family Formals_Tricia & Michael_0008 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_Clover Forest Plantation Wedding_Family Formals_Tricia & Michael_0009Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_Clover Forest Plantation Wedding_Family Formals_Tricia & Michael_0032The bride’s best friend was my talented friend and florist, Erica, of Black Creek Flowers. The bouquet was a surprise and a gift from Erica and Tricia’s reaction the first time she saw it was almost more beautiful than the flowers themselves. Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_Clover Forest Plantation Wedding_Family Formals_Tricia & Michael_0034Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_Clover Forest Plantation Wedding_Family Formals_Tricia & Michael_0030Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_Clover Forest Plantation Wedding_Family Formals_Tricia & Michael_0011 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_Clover Forest Plantation Wedding_Family Formals_Tricia & Michael_0012 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_Clover Forest Plantation Wedding_Family Formals_Tricia & Michael_0013Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_Clover Forest Plantation Wedding_Family Formals_Tricia & Michael_0036 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_Clover Forest Plantation Wedding_Family Formals_Tricia & Michael_0014 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_Clover Forest Plantation Wedding_Family Formals_Tricia & Michael_0015 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_Clover Forest Plantation Wedding_Family Formals_Tricia & Michael_0016 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_Clover Forest Plantation Wedding_Family Formals_Tricia & Michael_0017 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_Clover Forest Plantation Wedding_Family Formals_Tricia & Michael_0018 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_Clover Forest Plantation Wedding_Family Formals_Tricia & Michael_0019 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_Clover Forest Plantation Wedding_Family Formals_Tricia & Michael_0020 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_Clover Forest Plantation Wedding_Family Formals_Tricia & Michael_0021 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_Clover Forest Plantation Wedding_Family Formals_Tricia & Michael_0022 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_Clover Forest Plantation Wedding_Family Formals_Tricia & Michael_0023Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_Clover Forest Plantation Wedding_Family Formals_Tricia & Michael_0031 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_Clover Forest Plantation Wedding_Family Formals_Tricia & Michael_0024 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_Clover Forest Plantation Wedding_Family Formals_Tricia & Michael_0025 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_Clover Forest Plantation Wedding_Family Formals_Tricia & Michael_0026 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_Clover Forest Plantation Wedding_Family Formals_Tricia & Michael_0027 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_Clover Forest Plantation Wedding_Family Formals_Tricia & Michael_0028 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_Clover Forest Plantation Wedding_Family Formals_Tricia & Michael_0029Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_Clover Forest Plantation Wedding_Family Formals_Tricia & Michael_0037 Nikki Santerre Photography_Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photography_Clover Forest Plantation Wedding_Family Formals_Tricia & Michael_0038Film Lab: Photovision Prints

Venue: Clover Forest Plantation

Florals: Black Creek Flowers

Cake: Frostings (set up with love by Amanda Burnette)

Videography: Violet Iris Studios

  1. Renee says:

    Beautiful styling of all the details! Love this wedding!

  2. Ooh, lady friend! Trish’s day was so, so beautiful and you captured it impeccably! Erica’s STUNNING flowers and all of the other details were just perfect. LOVE!

  3. Ashley says:

    Beautiful pictures and wedding….But even more beautiful is the story of this couple! Incredibly sweet!

Leave a Reply to Ashley Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published.

Load More

you miGHT ALSO ENJOY:

back to top
© Nikki Santerre 2019  |  Design by TONIC  |  LEGAL