About Yvonne

One of the Best Wedding Photographers in the UK 2016

One of the 100 Best Wedding Photographers in the World 2015



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‘A day without laughter is a day wasted.’

Charlie Chaplin

 Mike, the hairy ones and Me…

It’s true I love photographing weddings but then who wouldn’t, they’re freaking fabulous. I trained, qualified and, for several years, worked in medical photography but wedding photography’s much more fun, there’s a lot less blood for a start. I’ve been a teacher, and education officer for the RSPCA too. Since setting up Yvonne Lishman Photography in 2006 I’ve photographed lots and lots of fab and groovy weddings up and down the UK for awesome couples just like you. I wish back in the day when I got married our wedding had been as epic as you’re all doing them now. We just stood around in groups. I had a perm. I looked like a Cocker Spaniel in a wedding dress. No one looked very happy.

I’m married to Mike and we live in a little Victorian cottage in a village in Nottinghamshire with numerous hairy four-legged kids. It’s a mad house with lots of laughter at, quite frankly, the sorts of things five year olds tend to find funny. We’re an eclectic pair, I have a list as long as my arm (such a strange expression when you consider most of us have two) of the things we both love. We ADORE animals, I’m vegan, Mike’s vegetarian. We love the old Top Gear, The Superbike Racing, Bruce Willis films, we’ve seen Die Hard so many times we know the script back to front. And we L  O  V  E  The Lake District, photography and art, Punk Rock, Queen, Jake Bugg, Father Ted, Two and Half Men, Jimmy Carr and Peter Kay, and anything involving Guy Martin. The list goes on…..and on…..and on.


And then there’s the things about each other we really just don’t get.  If I couldn’t listen to Radio 3 everyday I think I’d go out of my mind, if Mike had to listen to it he’d undoubtedly go out of his! I laugh at Miranda, and re-runs of Lovejoy for which Mike believes I should be committed. To me the world would be a better place if it were run by pugs and kittens, Mike’s convinced the only holder worthy of such a post is Alan our Lord of Shearer.

We know the best and worst of each other without consequence but then that’s just the way love rolls……maaaann. Of course if Mike hadn’t beaten them to it I’d be married to James Cordon, Mark Rylance or Eddie Izzard by now! It’s true. 🙂

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There’s so much more and I could go on but hey what care you of me when there’s you? Gorgeous you! If you’d like me to be your wedding photographer – Ring! Ring! Let me know how you met; your lovely love story and fab wedding plans, and in the words of Bruce Willis, kind of, ‘Come to Nottingham, we’ll get together, have a few laughs.’ It could be kismet.

Are we the perfect match? Check out my You & Me page.

Yvonne x

PS. I once saw a duck sleeping at the side of a pond, it was dreaming; I’ve wondered ever since what it was dreaming about!


Do you know what ducks dream about……Call me! I have to know.

Telephone 07850-651-851

Yvonne Lishman B.Ed Hons ~ Stellar Wedding Photography For The Unconventional.