One of the 100 Best Wedding Photographers in the World 2015
‘My wife is immature.
Whenever I take a bath,
she sinks my boats.’
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. Oh and 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. Amongst other accolades I’m one of the 100 Best Wedding Photographers in the World. My husband fears however if I keep telling people my head may no longer fit through doors! I wish back in the day when I got married my 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 live in a little Victorian house in a village in Nottinghamshire with an amazing husband called Mike. We live there with our five hairy four-legged kids. Of course if Mike hadn’t beaten them to it I’d be married to Mark Rylance or Rufus Sewell by now. In my head they’ve asked me many times but each time I’ve had to decline. Mike and I have rather a lot in common and I fear neither Mark nor Rufus could compete. We’re both love animals and are vegetarian. Then there’s Top Gear, The Superbike Racing, Bruce Willis films, we’ve seen Die Hard so many times we know the script back to front, The Lake District, Jimmy Carr and Peter Kay. We find something funny to laugh at every day. As Charlie Chaplin said ‘A day without laughter is a day wasted.’ 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, like photography and art, Punk Rock, Queen, Jake Bugg, Blackadder, Two and Half Men, and anything involving Guy Martin.
Of course when you’ve been married as long as we have there are times when we’d happily wring the others neck and there are things about each we really just don’t get. I love to read, especially anything to do with history, and novels, mostly by Victorian writers. Mike loves football. When I finish a book I’m sometimes sad it’s ended but then I start another, if Newcastle United lose it’s like Mike’s world has come to an end. 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 where as 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, it’s just the way love rolls……maaaann.
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.
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!