A bride who has waited SIX YEARS to see her wedding photos launched a poignant appeal to find a photographer who “vanished off the face of the earth”.
Charlotte Oliver paid £2,500 for Olney-based photographer Royce Yeacoob to capture every precious moment of her big day in 2011.
She and husband David had saved for years to raise the cash and chose Royce because he was a prestigious Kodak award winner.
But shortly afterwards former soldier Royce disappeared, complete with their wedding pictures.
All Charlotte and David have are a few blurred snapshots taken by guests. Many of them, ironically, show Royce in action with his camera.
“Over the years I’ve tried every means I could think of this trace him, to no avail,” said 32-year-old Charlotte, who now has two young sons.
“All we want are the photos of our wedding day. They are irreplaceable – we could never reconstruct that day.”
Last week, on Valentine’s Day, Charlotte wrote an appeal on Facebook for any information people had about Royce.
The post went viral – and within hours somebody posted an address for him in Germany, where it is believed he is now a glamour photographer.
“A family member of his got in touch and said they would try to get a disc of our photos,” said Charlotte.
“It would be the most wonderful thing ever to see them.”