Bliss and Simo are my kind of people. They are laid-back, quick to laugh, utterly in love, and they wanted a good celebration with friends and family on their wedding day. Bliss and Simo were married at St. Peter’s on Capitol Hill, in a neighborhood that Bliss adores after years of living there. Because of that, we decided to do a handful of their photos in that colorful, charming neighborhood as well as a few other spots in DC. Bliss and Simo wanted photographs with some of the DC monuments, which on a crowded, touristy Saturday in DC would normally make me a little nervous, but being the laid-back people that they are, they let me decide on the locations and we were able to find quiet areas within the city. The celebration took place at the lovely Alexandria home of a personal friend, and another good friend – the famed chef of The Belga Cafe (and season 10 Top Chef contestant!!) – Bart Vandaele, catered the party with his tasty creations. And then the dance floor was wild. It was hours and hours of enthusiastic, carefree dancing and it was all that I could do to not put my camera down myself and join Bliss, Simo and their awesome friends on the dance floor. Congratulations, Bliss & Simo!
Second Photographer: Artemas Mott
Church: St. Peter’s on Capitol Hill
Caterer: The Belga Cafe, Bart Vandaele
Cake: Alexandria Pastry Shop