WEDDING VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: Jamie Sears & Kate Harlan, Simply Chic Events

Posted by On Apr 08, 2014 In Vendor Spotlight

The Wedding Vendor Spotlight is an interview series highlighting some of the best wedding vendors in DC, Maryland and Virginia. Find out what brings them joy, both professionally and personally, as well as their insights into emerging wedding trends for 2014.

Simply Chic Events is a boutique wedding planning studio known for creating fun and stylish events. It only takes a few minutes with Jamie Sears (owner) and Kate Harlan to realize how much they love what they do. They collaborated on this interview.

Simply Chic Events

Photo by Kate Headley

How do you describe your “style”?
Our style is a blend of timeless sophistication and fresh simplicity. We believe that design at its best feels effortless and natural.

What keeps you passionate about weddings?
Our clients! We love to draw inspiration from our clients; their unique stories and their interests. No two couples are ever the same and we’re thankful to have the opportunity to get to know each of them. The relationships we form allow us to create an event that is personal and meaningful.

Are you seeing any trends emerging in 2014?
We’re seeing a shift from styled events to events that are more simplistic and tailored.

What is one piece of advice that you like to give couples?
Try not to get caught up in the little details and stay focused on the big picture. It’s easy to become distracted by Pinterest and social media. Make decisions based on what matters most to the two of you. You won’t be able to please everyone so it’s important to do what will make you happiest.

Outside of weddings, what brings you joy?
Our families + friends bring us joy every day! We enjoy going on long runs, trying new recipes and vacations [especially somewhere warm and sunny ].

How can we find you online?
TWITTER: @simplychicwed + @simplychickate
INSTAGRAM: simplychicwed + simplychickate

Thanks ladies! Have a question for Jamie or Kate? Leave a comment below and we’ll be sure to follow up.

To recommend someone for the Wedding Vendor Spotlight, please email Stephen.

Featured on MyDeejay!

Posted by On Apr 02, 2014 In Features

As someone who likes to feature the best wedding professionals in the DC area, I was honored when MyDeejay asked me to share some insights about myself and why I love photographing weddings. They asked some great questions that really get to the heart of what I do. If you are interested in learning more about me and my approach to weddings (or what I think is the worst song of all time!), please read the full interview with MyDeejay.

Aside from being one of the best DJ companies in DC, MyDeejay is a catalyst for networking among wedding professionals in Maryland, DC and Virginia. They help make our community stronger, which in turn helps couples on their wedding day when they choose a team of vendors who know each other and work well together!

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Renu & Samir :: DC Indian Wedding

Posted by On Mar 30, 2014 In Wedding Photography

There are few celebrations as lively and colorful as an Indian wedding! Renu and Samir put together a beautiful celebration at the Ronald Reagan Building and the Ritz-Carlton DC. The Baraat is one of my favorite ceremonies to photograph. It’s so much fun and the Woodrow Wilson Plaza was a great place for it! Read more →

SNEAK PEEK: Yi-Wen & Jimmy, DC Courthouse Wedding

Posted by On Mar 26, 2014 In Wedding Photography

I was so excited to photograph my first courthouse wedding today. Yi-Wen and Jimmy were married at the DC courthouse and then we went around the city for some portraits. I’ll have more to say about why I loved photographing a courthouse wedding, but for now, here’s a fun portrait. To escape the bitterly cold wind, we went to the National Gallery of Art, one of my favorite places to shoot when the weather doesn’t cooperate.

Sparkle Lounge at the Ronald Reagan Building

Posted by On Feb 25, 2014 In Event Photography

I always look forward to photographing the Sparkle Lounge event at the Ronald Reagan Building, one of my favorite DC event venues. They go all out in transforming the space with lighting, projection and decor. It’s visually stunning! Huge kudos to the great team who pulls it all together:

Chris Laich Music Services | Projection Presentation Technology | DC Rental | Elegance & Simplicity | Cort Event Furnishings | Hargrove, Inc.

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Featured on United With Love

Posted by On Jan 28, 2014 In Features

Natalie and Joey’s beautiful fall wedding at Bluemont Vineyard was featured on one of our favorite wedding blogs – United With Love. Started by the Garter Girl, Julianne Smith, United With Love “brings DC, MD and VA engaged couples a blog and guide full of fresh and unique ideas, inspiring photographs and planning guidance to represent the beauty and diversity of weddings in the Washington, DC area.” View Natalie and Joey’s ceremony photos and their reception photos at Bluemont Vineyard. Read more →

WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award

Posted by On Jan 24, 2014 In Recognition

I am proud to announce that Stephen Bobb Photography has received a 2014 Couples’ Choice Award™ from WeddingWire. The Couples’ Choice Awards™ recipients represent the top five percent of wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network Read more →

Carly & Daniel :: Potomac Point Winery Wedding

Posted by On Dec 03, 2013 In Wedding Photography

Carly and Daniel enjoyed a beautiful day for their Fall wedding at Potomac Point Winery. The natural beauty of the winery was a wonderful backdrop for portraits. The day was filled with love, laughter and personal touches throughout! I was so honored to be there to document it. Read more →

Toral & Greg :: A Wedding at 2941 Restaurant

Posted by On Nov 30, 2013 In Wedding Photography

When Toral and Greg shared their wedding invitation with me, I knew I was in for a treat! It read, “Beautiful Bride, Handsome Groom, Booze, Food and Bad Dance Moves… You In or What?” I didn’t see any bad dance moves, but everything else was there as promised! The whole day was so laid-back and full of warmth (despite a little bit of chilly weather!). The rain held off and they were able to say their vows on the patio of 2941 Restaurant. The reception was a blast, with Indian music, Jenga and some adorable kids! Read more →

Sara & Joe :: Liberty Warehouse Wedding, Brooklyn, NY

Posted by On Oct 16, 2013 In Wedding Photography

It’s always an honor for me to be asked to photograph someone’s wedding. When that someone is a good friend, it feels a little extra special. Sara worked with my wife in DC and became a good friend (and our g0-to dog sitter!). We were sad when she moved to New York, but it turned out to be a great decision because that’s where she met Joe. When they asked me to photograph their wedding, I was thrilled!

It was exciting to shoot in a new city, especially one as unique as New York. We did their first look and portraits at Brooklyn Bridge Park, and their wedding ceremony and reception were at The Liberty Warehouse in Brooklyn. Read more →