BTS – A JOLLIE Weekend

The pictures you’re about to see here are pictures you won’t see in their “official” wedding album as I was trying to capture the most natural moments.

BTS (Behind the Scenes).

Note: WordPress “downsamples” all images that I upload onto the blog so if you want high resolution versions of the photos, go to my Flickr page.

Photo by Tae Kim @ www.cosmotographer.com

Ben, Drazen and I carpooled into city and checked into the JW Marriott and met up with some people from the wedding party.

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Photo by Tae Kim @ www.cosmotographer.com

I was shocked to see the bride so soon

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The hotel rooms were small and cozy, but I was most impressed with their beds. It was unbelievably comfortable.

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Ben and I shared a room at a discounted rate (this place ain’t cheap)

After we dropped off our luggage and got settled, we had to get to the chapel earlier than most people since Drazen was part of the wedding party. It was about a 20 minute walk to Saint Matthew’s, but it was a great chance to nab some street photography.

Photo by Tae Kim @ www.cosmotographer.com

Photo by Tae Kim @ www.cosmotographer.com

Photo by Tae Kim @ www.cosmotographer.com

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Photo by Tae Kim @ www.cosmotographer.com

Ben got stuck with handing out the wedding programs but I had free reign.

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There’s always time to sneak a text in

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Photo by Tae Kim @ www.cosmotographer.com

“Huh?”

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I really wished I had a wide angle lens here, but I made it work

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This was the 19th wedding I’ve attended (I forget how many of them were catholic) and I’ve completely forgotten that they run on the long side.

After the rings and vows were exchanged, it was time to party…but until then, more pictures.

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Photo by Tae Kim @ www.cosmotographer.com

Time for pictures

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Photo by Tae Kim @ www.cosmotographer.com

A budding photographer and fellow Sony mirrorless user…the sister of another budding photographer and now Sony mirrorless user

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Sometimes you have to get low to get a good picture without encroaching on the official photographers.

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We ran into Josh, one of Drazen’s friends and he was nice enough to give us a ride back to our hotel to start our pre-gaming session in the hotel bar.

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Our Uber Driver – Josh

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He wasn’t happy about paying the parking meter though

The hotel bar was this small lounge located a floor below the main lobby called, “1331”.

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After two rounds of drinks (2 rounds of Dogfish Head 90 Minute for me), it was time to walk over to the National Press Building for the reception.

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The National Press Center building leases their floors for events such as weddings, and the ballroom can hold over 225 people.

Going forward, it’ll be a marathon of pictures so enjoy.

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Photo by Tae Kim @ www.cosmotographer.com

This guy was my best friend that evening

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Oliver’s Parents

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Photo by Tae Kim @ www.cosmotographer.com

Groomsmen

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Candid pics are the best…

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…because you can’t capture that natural moment any other way

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Photo by Tae Kim @ www.cosmotographer.com

One of my favorite people I’ve met

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this is great

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“this shit is strong…”

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Photo by Tae Kim @ www.cosmotographer.com

One of the reasons why I love photography…to capture moments like these.

We had a great time and it was great to see the guys again since the bachelor’s party.

Thanks everyone.

***I wish I could take better pictures but I only brought one lens with me and no flash.***

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