"love comes. love goes out. love comes back again."
I hadn't met Ken or Chen before their wedding day. Chen actually emailed me early last week to see if I'd be available to photograph their intimate reception overlooking Lake Mendota on Saturday.
I arrived at the Edgewater not quite sure what I would be walking into and was greeted with such warmth and kindness by not only the two of them but also by their family and friends, who each made me feel so wholly welcome.
The reception was simple and beautiful. Filled with laughter and chatter and love. And a few speeches that had even me emotional. In particular one that talked about the importance of seeing a marriage through, of honoring the bond that you've made and that included the quote above. I found it incredibly meaningful, not only for Ken and Chen but for those in the room at any stage in their marriage.
Below are a few of my favorite portraits from the day.
Ken & Chen - thank you for allowing me to capture this all important day in your lives. You two are the sweetest! xx.