Today I’ve got a gorgeous field engagement shoot from Kristen Booth. The bride, Sheena, wanted to wear her late grandmother’s 60’s summer dress and boy does she look stunning in it! It is always lovely to see heirlooms and reminders of family in weddings, but you hardly see them in engagement shoots. This shoot is even more sweet because the location is a place her and Kyle go on walks together. It is just utterly perfect!

Hair and Make Up | Celeste Styling and Artistry

Now I also need to announce the winner of the wedding photography giveaway from Captured by Erika!!

Erika said they received some amazing submissions and it was so hard to pick just one! But, as hard as it was, one couple’s story really touched them.

So huge congrats to Noel and Mike!

Here’s a little snippet of their love story that helped them win:

Our love story begins long before Mike and I were ever officially “together.” In fact, we met through one of his friends … who I was dating at the time. Needless to say, it didn’t work out with the other guy. Right from the beginning Mike and I had a connection, which at first only manifested as a good friendship. After his friend and I parted ways, I remained friends with Mike. We both share a love of musical theater; Mike is a bass trombone player and I’m a singer/actress. We live in Missoula, Montana, and both frequently participate in Missoula Children’s Theater shows. I vividly remember thinking, “if I could only find someone like Mike, then I could be truly happy,” during the time we were just friends.

He is one of the kindest, goofiest guys you’ll ever meet. We both share a quirky sense of humor. I know he’ll never judge me for being a big dork, because he’s one too! He’s known how to make me smile from the moment I met him. During a production of “A Christmas Carol” I decided to give him a Christmas card with a little candy cane in it. I’m not sure why I did it, but I’m very, very glad that I did. According to Mike, that was the first time he started to entertain the idea that I might be interested in him. In his own words, “the first time I met you, I thought: ‘Wow! That’s the kind of girl I’d like to marry someday.'” After the fated Christmas card, Mike and I started talking more and more. We discovered all kinds of things we had in common. We both received pajamas on Christmas Eve every year, we both loved the musical “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” and (this was the clincher for me) we both drink pickle juice straight out of the jar.

Congrats Noel and Mike! You have such a sweet story and your wedding sounds like it will be amazing! I can’t wait to see all come together and the amazing images from Erika!

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  1. Katie @ Lovebird Productions
    November 18, 2011 5:31 pm

    So pretty! I love her dress and the added meaning behind it. Happy Friday :)
  2. Patrice @ Wedding Ideas Now
    November 21, 2011 12:22 am

    Her grandma has great style! The dress looks fantastic and they both look utterly happily in love. I love their love story and I wish them the best!
  3. Tim Duncan Events
    November 21, 2011 11:34 am

    Great Love Story and gorgeous hair! Love this shoot!
  4. Hilary
    November 21, 2011 1:47 pm

    These photos are so perfect, they really show how happy those two are! I love it!


    : Hilary {Bayside Bride} // info@baysidebride.com // http://baysidebride.com
  5. Sydney Wedding Photographer
    November 22, 2011 2:29 am

    Gorgeous couple and the photography captures them so well.
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