The difference between what I’ve said and done
And you’re still standing by my side
A guilty soul and a worried mind
I will never make it, if I’m on my own
— What Would I Do Without You--Drew Holcomb

It has been such a sweet thing to watch these two become friends, date, fall in love, and plan to get married (in less than a month!). Preston's older brother was in my grade, so I knew who Preston was... even before he moved into the dorm where we all lived. However, I didn't see much of him, because he opted to be part of the infamous Iowa State University Cyclone Football 'Varsity' Marching Band. Which, as it happens, is what Shelby also did. ;) 

These two make such a great pair! Besides the obvious things (both wear glasses, are a little goofy, love ISU, the marching band, and students), they also have a deep love for the people around them. This past year, they led a team of students in a new dorm together, and have cared so well for a whole bunch of freshmen. Last summer, they traveled overseas, and were so intentional to make sure they still served their team well as the only dating couple there. And now, they're planning to settle in Ames for this next year, and finish up school and life and ministry here... what a couple! 

We had a blast shooting on a cloudy, but warmer, day here in Ames. You wouldn't even know it, but we took the first set of photos right off an interstate rest area! Of course, we couldn't leave out the gorgeous Iowa State University campus, so we headed there to finish up engagement photos. With the very classic Lake Laverne. ;) You can't go wrong on this campus! Now we're just counting down the days until the wedding-- I can't wait for their gorgeous wedding at Riverside Bible Camp. It's one of my favorite locations around here, and it's gonna be an amazing day!

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