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Boston Same-Sex Wedding at L’espalier, Mandarin Oriental

There is something about small intimate weddings that I really love. The fact that the couple was able to personally talk to every guest and not have to worry about any wedding party was really awesome.  Roger got in touch with me because he had decided that he wanted to document his wedding ceremony. Every time a same-sex couple inquires about photography coverage for their wedding day, my heart bursts into rainbows and glitters because I get a little too excited about gay weddings.

I was especially honored having the opportunity to get to know Roger and Nozomu. They met in Tokyo, Japan slightly over two years ago. They’re the type of couple that you can tell are kind to each other and have overcome great obstacles to be together.

These two photos below are my absolute favorite. They’re Roger and Nozomu’s families meeting for the first time. I can only imagine what it’s like for parents and grandparents from families of different cultures and ethnicities meet for the first time at a same-sex wedding. For some people, this is a dream. It might be more common as the world becomes more liberal. Moments like this… are priceless! It’s why I love so much about wedding photography.

Boston gay wedding Asian Japanese American L'espalier Mandarin Oriental

Boston gay wedding Asian Japanese American L'espalier Mandarin Oriental

Boston gay wedding Asian Japanese American L'espalier Mandarin Oriental

Justice of the Peace, Walter Hope, was incredible, we connected instantly when I met him. He was friendly, professional, and was able to go with the flow. He even went to city hall to get Roger and Nozomu’s marriage license after the ceremony. Highly recommend him if anyone’s looking for a JP in the Boston or New England area.

Boston gay wedding Asian Japanese American L'espalier Mandarin Oriental

Boston gay wedding Asian Japanese American L'espalier Mandarin Oriental

Boston gay wedding Asian Japanese American L'espalier Mandarin Oriental

Boston gay wedding Asian Japanese American L'espalier Mandarin Oriental

Boston gay wedding Asian Japanese American L'espalier Mandarin Oriental

Boston gay wedding Asian Japanese American L'espalier Mandarin Oriental

Boston gay wedding Asian Japanese American L'espalier Mandarin Oriental

Boston gay wedding Asian Japanese American L'espalier Mandarin Oriental

Boston gay wedding Asian Japanese American L'espalier Mandarin Oriental

Boston gay wedding Asian Japanese American L'espalier Mandarin Oriental

Boston gay wedding Asian Japanese American L'espalier Mandarin Oriental

Boston gay wedding Asian Japanese American L'espalier Mandarin Oriental

Boston gay wedding Asian Japanese American L'espalier Mandarin Oriental

Boston gay wedding Asian Japanese American L'espalier Mandarin Oriental

Boston gay wedding Asian Japanese American L'espalier Mandarin Oriental

Boston gay wedding Asian Japanese American L'espalier Mandarin Oriental

Even though I was there for just a couple hours, I was amazed how much I learned about Roger and Nomozu. This was definitely one of the most heart-warming weddings I’ve seen. Cheers to such an amazing couple!Boston gay wedding Asian Japanese American L'espalier Mandarin Oriental

Ze Liang Photography specializes in gay and lesbian wedding photography for modern and non-traditional couples. 
Available for MA, RI, NY, and willing to travel to other states.