Emily and Grant’s Iowa State campus engagement session was so nostalgic for me. I graduated from Iowa State in 2015, and returning to Ames is always so surreal. I loved my time at ISU, as many people look back fondly on their college years. During my time in Ames, I was a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority (any other G Phis out there?!). Emily was also a member in a younger pledge class. While she and I didn’t overlap at ISU for very long, sorority sisters have a way of staying in touch and creating bonds in a fast way. When Emily reached out to me about wedding photography, I was just giddy with excitement!
Emily and Grant met while attending Iowa State. Grant was in a fraternity (AGR) whose members knew many girls in our sorority. If you’re not familiar with Iowa State, Greek life is a HUGE part of campus life. There are over 30 fraternities and 15 sororities, and Greek life is packed with social and competitive activities that bring houses together. Emily and Grant were one of many couples that formed out of the relationship between our house and Grant’s. However, I would be hard-pressed to name a couple sweeter than these two. They made my job so easy when it came to capturing sweet, candid moments.
Right now, Emily and Grant live in Wisconsin, but they are getting married in Emily’s hometown and the city where they met – Ames, IA! With me being in Minnesota, we decided to “meet in the middle” and shoot their engagement photos in Iowa. These two wanted to take engagement photos around Ames, and the fall colors were just STUNNING around campus, so we decided to take photos in the place where this sweet couple met. Check out some of my favorites from their Iowa State campus engagement session below. I can’t wait for their wedding in Ames and Des Moines next July!