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Yvonne Lishman Photography

Ruddington, Nottinghamshire

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One of the Best Wedding Photographers in the UK 2016

One of the 100 Best Wedding Photographers in the World 2015

"I expect like me you’re creative and unconventional, even a bit eccentric. You find lots to laugh about and love conversations. Photography’s important to you and while you’re happy your guests will be photographing your wedding all day long on their iPhones, and maybe you’ve got chums with super duper cameras too, you want the best wedding photographer for the job, a quirky and creative one, not in the least traditional, and one you’ll get along with like a mate."


Choosing Yvonne for our wedding was hands down one of the best decisions we made (after saying "I do," of course). Nearly six months later, here are our thoughts on working with her... Firstly, you should know Yvonne is not normal. She's a wildly creative, totally lovely, absolutely genius, dog-whispering exception to the rule. She loves breaking norms, cracking jokes and dreaming up ideas—usually all at the same time. We instantly loved her portfolio, specifically the unconventional nature of her shots, and after our first phone call we knew we had to work together. Next, she's a great wedding guest! Having Yvonne at our big day was a total treat. Her good energy soothed us when we were nervous and her infectious joy kept us moving through the many parts of the day. She has the ability to somehow be everywhere at once: capturing the big moments perfectly and spotting the little gestures we might have otherwise missed. She's able to melt into the background when she wants to, then connect with guests one-on-one to spark intimate and lovely images. For us, the end product speaks for itself. Yvonne created a fantastic collection of images that we'll treasure for as long as we live. There are so many great shots that it's been hard to narrow down what to print. But the collection really does justice to the day and the memories we shared--we can't stop looking at them. To anyone looking for a photographer for their day, we have the following advice: if you are looking for a traditional white wedding photographer to get everyone standing in line like it's the 1900s, keep looking! There are loads of good photographers who can do that. But if you're planning a wedding that's a bit alternative and wondering how to capture it, send Yvonne an email, give her total artistic freedom, and one day you'll be looking back on your photos, thinking "I can't believe we had so much fun in one day".

Yvonne's photos are spectacular. She has an amazing skill of photographing the real nuts and bolts of a wedding, not just the traditional, romantic side of the day. Her photos of our special day somehow managed to capture our personality, the madness of our friends, the nerves of the morning, the post-ceremony elation and everyone's drunken shenanigans. What's even more remarkable is how unobtrusive she is. You'll barely notice she's taking an amazing photo of you! We couldn't have asked for a better photographer.

I cannot sing Yvonne's praises highly enough. Not only a wonderful person to know, she is a true artist. Yvonne has left us with a truly wonderful tale of our wedding day and for that we will be for ever grateful. Thanks Yvonne! :)

Yvonne was our photographer for our wedding in July 2013 and gave us memories to treasure forever. She was professional but also approachable and made the whole experience a pleasure from the start of the process to the end of our wedding day. Yvonne has an alternative view towards wedding photography and a sense of humour which ultimately provided us with photographs and an album which is unique. Thanks again Yvonne for helping capture the essence of our special day.

We got married in May last year and Yvonne is the lady responsible for our amazing wedding photos and our truly unique and emotional record of the most special day of our lives. As I work in the photographic industry as a Stylist - the photography of our day was so important to me and I thought it was going to be a difficult task finding the right person for what we wanted, but Yvonne was one of the first photographers' work we came across that we loved - and once we met her - we looked no further. She has such a great personality and is so well suited to what she does. She's fun and easy going, quirky and creative - but always professional. She just got us straight away and that really shows in our shots. She listened to want we wanted and remembered the small things we had discussed making sure she captured them on the day as well as the other amazing ones we weren't expecting!. Our photos just show the whole vibe of the day perfectly - A perfect mix of action shots and details - and some hilarious moments. Yvonne isn't your usual wedding photographer - in fact I'd say she's more a great photographer that happens to shoot weddings. She doesn't spend time shooting groups of relatives lined up in a row looking awkward - her shots capture everyone enjoying the day, chatting, drinking, dancing, laughing. She has an amazing eye for detail and spots things that you wouldn't have even thought of. She's not only a fab photographer, but we found her a fun and relaxed person to have around us on our wedding day. It's surprising how much time your photographer is around you all day so her light hearted easy going approach made our day so easy. Half the time we didn't even realise she was there which meant we could just get on with the important stuff - having fun. I'm sure that if we hadn't had such a great relationship with her - our photos wouldn't have been so natural. Out pre wedding portrait day was where we really got to know Yvonne - we had so much fun that day - we'd never been photographed before so it really put us at ease for the wedding day. We knew from those shots how good our wedding photos would be and we had nothing to worry about! The other great thing about Yvonne is her after care - we didn't get forgotten about for weeks - like I've heard other photographers can do, we had our shots when we were told we would and every query or question we had - Yvonne got back to us so quickly each time. She really couldn't do enough to make sure we were 100% chuffed - we really were. We still email with Yvonne every few months to stay in touch, she's become a friend.