From Ann-Kathrin Koch:
Hello, I am Ann and I’m a wedding photographer. Originally I am from Germany but I’ve been calling England my home for a while now. Fourteen years ago I started out as a film editor working in advertising, music videos and TV shows, with my clients ranging from Universal Music to Mercedes and Nivea. Those years taught me all about visual storytelling, using movement to create continuity and choosing the right shot for the right moment. I’m still telling stories today – but of two people, and in a single frame.
Being a wedding photographer is the best job I can imagine. Every week I work with people who are experiencing the happiest day of their life with their very closest friends and family. I am asked to travel to places so beautiful that I can’t even complain about the airline food. Last year I travelled 33,531 miles through 13 different countries for my couples and I loved every minute of it because in the end I have the opportunity to create something that really matters to people.
I prefer working in a documentary style and shoot on film at every wedding for quite a few reasons, none of them nostalgic. I love that I am connected to my subject with no distraction like a screen on the back of my camera. I even love that shooting film is difficult. It slows me down and I can really concentrate on exposing the exact moment that matters. Mostly though, I just love the way it looks – incredibly flattering yet vibrant and full of life. Shooting film let’s me create images I love.
Published Work on MODwedding:
Real Wedding: Beautifully Festive London Wedding. View Feature.
Real Wedding: Elegant & Religious London Engagement Party. View Feature.
Real Wedding: Fairy Tale English Wedding in Cotswolds. View Feature.