ISU Memorial Union Wedding

August 9, 2019

Oh. My. Goodness! Where do we even begin?! You are in for such a treat today! After a busy summer of Georgia and Tennessee weddings, we headed up north to Ames, Iowa for this wedding. We could NOT have wished for a more perfect weekend! Connor and Sam’s ISU Memorial Union wedding was a total dream. Fair warning before you keep reading any further: prepare for photo overload!

We had SUCH a hard time narrowing down the images for this blog that we needed a little extra time to get it ready. And even when we narrowed things down, we STILL ended up with one of the biggest blog posts we’ve probably ever put together! But when you see these photos, we think you’ll understand.

Connor and Sam are two of the sweetest, most joyful people we’ve ever met. They both radiate love and joy. From the moment I called them the first time to plan their wedding timeline, I knew they were going to be a special couple, and after their beautiful ISU Memorial Union wedding, all our suspicions were confirmed. Sam’s laughter is infectious, and when you combine it with Connor’s kind spirit and the way these two love each other, it’s all we could ever ask for!


Right as we met their families the day before their wedding day, Connor and Sam quickly made so much sense. Their family and friends were so unbelievably warm and kind. They welcomed us with open arms and made us feel like part of the family. We’d been looking forward to their wedding for quite some time, especially because it was our very first wedding in Iowa, which has some gorgeous scenery and weather. Even though we love photographing weddings in our urban and mountainside venues, it was a fun change of scenery!

Connor and Sam were such amazing sports to explore campus in the summer heat to get to a photo spot we fell in love with, and didn’t even flinch when we asked them if they’d be up for the challenge. On a day that was supposed to be all about them, they spent their day caring about everyone else, making us and everyone around them feel so loved and appreciated, while enjoying every. single. second. of. it.

Connor and Sam, thank you for reminding us why we feel so blessed to get to do what we do. It’s couples like you that make this the best job in the entire world.

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Michael Rizza Photography is a Chattanooga wedding photographer team capturing timeless wedding photographs. We photograph weddings in Chattanooga, Nashville, Knoxville, Atlanta, and beyond. We are available to travel across the country and worldwide to photograph weddings as well! If you’re looking for a ISU Memorial Union Wedding photographer or Chattanooga wedding photographer, get in touch!


Absolutely lovely and two of the nicest people you will ever meet. Sam and Connor you are making the angels smile today. Many many years of happiness and blessings to you two.