When Vicky and Emmanuel first got in touch it took exactly three words to convince me that shooting their wedding would be amazing – Royal Opera House. Add to that a ceremony at St. Clement Danes church and a couple so full of love for each other and everyone around them that it makes your heart hurt to look at them and I was sold.
Saying that I was a little bit excited to be going to the Royal Opera House with a teeny tiny chance to maybe get a glimpse of the auditorium would have been an understatement. It turned out that my slightly high expectations were not only met but exceeded by miles. When I first met Vicky and Emmanuel I couldn’t help but notice just how good they are together. Always staying close to each other, leaning in, touching hands. It’s wonderful to see and being able to capture all this happiness on their wedding day was fantastic. Even though Vicky’s dad may have tried even he was no match to the big grin on Vicky’s face. In fact, there were massive smiles all day long, a whole group of flower girls and page boys, a seriously stylish bridal party, a reception in the spectacular Paul Hamlyn Hall and for just two minutes I got to stand on the stage of the Royal Opera House. One of the highlights of my job is to see two families so happy for the couple and so full of joy about gaining a whole new family. There were a lot of hugs happening at this wedding and hugs are always a good thing. The day ended with a party that shook the place as I’m sure no other party has ever shaken it. When I sat in the back of a cab on my way home and turned around to catch one last glimpse of this stunning venue the smile on my face was at least as massive as the one on Vicky’s face.
Shot on film and digital. All Kodak Portra 400 or Tri-X 400, Contax 645, developed and scanned by UK Film Lab.
© Ann-Kathrin Koch 2013. Images look best without watermarks on them. Please don’t use the photos without asking me first.