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I am so in love with the moment when Brooke opened her gift from Josh and flipped through the pages of a brand new Bible and smelled them — breathed them in deeply. To remember the moment. I do the same thing. Family members traveled from all over the world to be there for the moment that these two married. Josh’s parents journeyed all the way from their home in Morocco to help the two prepare for their wedding in the home in which Josh spent his early childhood before the family moved to Africa. It seemed so special that they should have their first look there. Then, after some inspiring photos under colorful trees with Mount Baker towering in the distance, their ceremony took place at the couple’s home church in Mount Vernon. And the day only got better as we quickly made our way to Bellingham to catch sunset photos at Marine Park in Fairhaven, and the two joyfully celebrated their reception at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal — complete with a sky lantern release at the end.

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Ceremony Venue: Emmanuel Baptist Church / Reception Venue: Port of Bellingham Cruise Terminal / Second photographer: Debbie Schwab / Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero / Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse / Hair and Makeup: Gena Sussman / Florist: Stacy Tyrrell

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  • Royal Entertainment - One of the best (Sarah Postma Photography). Wish I can turn back time and redo my wedding pics. Very nice work here!

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Happy faces are the best. More from Lelia and Calvin’s New Year’s Eve wedding at Sodo Park in Seattle coming soon.

Happy New Year!

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  • Michael Vaile Garner - This photo brings me such memories!
    The New Year 2015 has arrived and the assembled guests are wishing the newlyweds off under a canopy of gigantic sparklers. I am a participant in a wondrous slow-motion parade that sings with hope and joy, incredibly proud and deliriously happy for Calvin and my effervescent daughter-in-law Lelia.
    Thanks Sarah -you and Vanessa were magically and simultaneously everywhere and nowhere at all as you artfully recorded the entire event. And you took my breath away with this photo.
    What a glorious time we all had at Sodo Park on the best New Year’s celebration EVER. Cheers!
    MG

  • Sarah Postma - Michael, thank you for your generous compliments! It was an outstanding wedding, and everyone was filled with so much joy! What a pleasure to photograph these moments!

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I have quite a few weddings that I’m preparing to blog, but I thought I’d post Laura and Matt’s gorgeous city wedding first so as not to forget this fall’s gorgeous colors and this couple’s incredibly fun day. They had their first look downtown, followed by lots of outdoor wedding photos among some gorgeous red and gold leaves. Their ceremony was in one of the most beautiful chapels I’ve been to, and it was such a joy to shoot there. Finally, their modern reception space featured purple uplighting and a travel theme. These two have traveled the world, and it was clear in the tables named after all of their favorite destinations. (And I’m a bit jealous of their Maldives honeymoon!) Congratulations, Laura and Matt!

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Ceremony Venue: St James Chapel / Reception Venue: Hotel Chicago / Second photographer: Alaina Bos / Wedding Dress: Allure Bridal / Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkof / Hair and Makeup: We Only Do Pretty / Florist: KLA Designs / Cake: Cake Chicago / Music: Rendezvous Music


As I finish up this year’s Chicago weddings, I can’t hide how bittersweet it is that I’ll only be shooting a few more back in the Windy City next year. But, I am so looking forward to all of the Seattle and Bellingham wedding photos I’ll be creating in 2015. Next year’s calendar is looking fantastic with incredible clients that I love already, and I just adore the engagement sessions we’ve done so far this fall. I’ll be sharing more of those here on the blog in the coming weeks. January is going to be blog catch-up month, for sure!

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