About me

“One of the best wedding photographers of our time is Yvonne Zemke, a German photographer known for her very artistic and well-thought-out wedding photography. Should you have the chance to get her to photograph your wedding, she is highly recommended.”
(Beachcamera.com – Photographer Boardwalk)

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“Yvonne Zemke has a passion for the vitality of a wedding day – a cornucopia of emotions just waiting to be transformed into a story”

If I had to choose some of my favourite moments of a wedding day, the getting-ready would definitely be one of them. The anticipation and anxiety that pervade the air, lend a special flair to the pictures. I especially love doing portraits when couples manage to forget about me, and lose themselves in each other – in total oblivion of all family and guests.

Reportage and Portraits, both have their place. I cannot imagine the one without the other. The reportage tells the story of the day, and captures the many little moments that could, with time, be so easily forgotten. Whereas the portraits are the cherry on the cake, they reflect the bridal couple as they perceive themselves. Consequently all portraits are totally unique – as is each couple. My work is influenced by a mixture of new school american wedding photography, with its vibrancy and tendency to break all traditional rules and the classic masters that inspire me most. I can get lost in their black & white work. Perhaps this is one reason I have such a hard time deciding between colour and black and white when I develop my images and as a result I often deliver both versions.

Several of my images have won awards from reputable organisations like the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers ISPWP. I’m Co-Founder of “Bildpoeten”, the exclusive Association of high quality wedding photographers in Germany and Austria. But my best references are the wonderful and ongoing relationships I have formed with bridal couples – plus many of their guests, who at a later stage, allowed me to accompany them on their wedding.