Bowcliffe Hall Wedding Photographer

Are you looking for a professional Bowcliffe Hall wedding photographer to cover your big day? I’m Kirsty Mattsson, an award-winning West Yorkshire wedding photographer with experience covering this fabulous wedding venue. You can see some examples of my photography from Bowcliffe Hall below.

My style incorporates a blend of documentary wedding photography and creative portraiture to give you a set of natural, authentic, and artistic images that tell the full story of your wedding day. I’m not interested in fake grins or posing people. I have a very unobtrusive, hands-off approach to capturing all those moments, details, emotions, and personalities that make your day special to you. With awards in my field and a wealth of experience across various West Yorkshire wedding venues, I would love to cover your wedding day at Bowcliffe Hall.

Please get in touch for a friendly chat or for further information to be sent.

Bowcliffe Hall Wedding Photos

Please see examples of my Bowcliffe Hall wedding photography below. This will give you an idea of what this venue offers and the types of images that could be captured on your day. If you’d like to see more of my work from different wedding venues throughout West Yorkshire and beyond then please visit the portfolios page below.

Planning a Bowcliffe Hall Wedding?

If you are planning a wedding at Bowcliffe Hall, please see the Approach page and the Portfolios page for more information or feel free to get in touch below. I’d love to talk to you about your upcoming wedding and see if I could be the photographer for you.

Award Winning Bowcliffe Hall Wedding Photographer

As a West Yorkshire wedding photographer, I have a documentary style, naturally capturing real moments and emotions without staged posing. I work mainly in Yorkshire, Derbyshire, and Cumbria, but I also travel across the UK and abroad, photographing weddings of all sizes, from intimate gatherings to large-scale events.

My photography often features the dramatic landscapes of Yorkshire and other regions of the UK. I love incorporating scenery, colour, and beautiful light into my images to create vibrant modern images that reflect the time and place you were married. I’ll provide some gentle guidance for any artistic portraits, and I’ll happily follow you up a mountain if you have chosen a venue with stunning surroundings. I’ve received several awards and have had my work published my work in various media.

Weddings at Bowcliffe Hall

Bowcliffe Hall, situated in Leeds, offers an exceptional and captivating setting for weddings. With its refined charm, regal heritage, and lush green surroundings, the Hall stands to its reputation as a premier wedding venue. The venue provides upscale on-site accommodations ensuring an intimate and convenient stay for the wedding party and guests, making it ideal for those seeking an unforgettable wedding event. The well-curated facilities at Bowcliffe Hall are designed for comfort, featuring modern amenities blended with classic architectural grandeur. The Hall boasts a range of beautiful function rooms adaptable to various wedding themes. The Ballroom, with its vast windows, gleaming piano, and stunning chandeliers, sets a grand stage for a traditional wedding. Conversely, the more intimate Bowcliffe Room is perfect for smaller, more private gatherings, providing a cozy atmosphere. The Driver’s Club embodies a unique mix of rustic and vintage charms, making it an unconventional yet appealing choice. As for the ceremony; it is usually held at the stunning Blackburn Wing, a tree-top venue that offers a mesmerizing view of the estate grounds, providing a magical backdrop for your vows. The team at Bowcliffe Hall are committed to offering bespoke wedding solutions to see your dream day realized, making them a perfect choice for those looking for an upscale and flexible wedding venue.

The History of Bowcliffe Hall

Bowcliffe Hall, located in Leeds, West Yorkshire, holds an esteemed position in the annals of British architecture and social history. This grand edifice was built in 1805 by Robert Blackburn, a prominent figure in the early aeronautics field, who used it as his residence. The Blackburn Wing, a striking treehouse-like feature, commemorates Blackburn’s legacy in a way that marries art with architecture. Over the years, this Grade II listed building has been renovated and expanded, taking care to retain its classical architectural integrity. Its lush, expansive gardens are a sight to behold, spanning several acres and exemplifying the grandeur of traditional English landscapes. Offering unparalleled beauty and quietude, Bowcliffe Hall has evolved into a popular wedding venue. With its stunning Ballroom, the Bowcliffe Room which maintains original features such as ornate ceilings and large sash windows, and the elegant and relaxing Drivers’ Club, it creates an ambience of romantic elegance. Today, it stands as a testament to Georgian architecture and English aristocratic lifestyle, hosting numerous events while still preserving its rich history and charm. The numerous stories and memories created at Bowcliffe Hall over the centuries continue to add a unique layer of warmth and depth to every event celebrated there.

Directions to Bowcliffe Hall

Bowcliffe Hall is a distinguished wedding venue located in the tranquil countryside of Leeds, in the heart of West Yorkshire. It is situated on the A51, between Leeds and Harrogate, amidst a picturesque 28 acre estate. It is 5.5 miles away from the Bramham Park and roughly 14 miles away from The Royal Armouries Museum, offering both accessibility and seclusion. Its enchanting surroundings are framed by beautifully manicured gardens, woodlands, and handsome stone buildings. The venue’s strategic position in the Leeds area makes it an easily reachable destination for wedding guests from both near and far, while also offering a serene retreat away from the bustling cityscape. This venue balances its charming rural setting with the convenience of proximity to the city of Leeds.

About Leeds in West Yorkshire

Leeds, a prominent urban area located in West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, is renowned for its rich industrial history and diverse cultural heritage. As the largest city in West Yorkshire, it serves as a primary hub for finance, legal, and retail industries, boasting several national and international banks, reputable law firms, and prestigious retail chains. With a population exceeding 751,000, Leeds projects an air of flourishing urban life paired with a robust sense of community. Its historic architecture, symbolised by landmarks like the Leeds City Museum, Kirkstall Abbey, and Harewood House, combine harmoniously with contemporary structures that dot the cityscape. Leeds is also celebrated for its sporting culture, especially in football and rugby, being home to both Leeds United Football Club and Leeds Rhinos Rugby Club. It stands as a hub for higher education, with notable institutions like the University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett University, attracting students from across the globe. The city’s arts scene is vibrant, driven by the Leeds Grand Theatre, and a multitude of galleries. Moreover, the city’s acclaim for music resonates from numerous festivals, gigs, and its innumerable music venues. Leeds’ eclectic blend of history, commerce, culture, and urban living demonstrates the city’s unique charm and vivacity. Its ongoing development and growth uphold Leeds as a beacon of metropolitan prosperity in the United Kingdom.

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People Also Ask


My style is a blend of documentary photography and creative portraiture. My aim is always to photograph your day completely naturally by capturing genuine emotions and interactions and documenting the unique character and atmosphere of your day. If you’d like, I can also spend a short amount of time with you for some artistic portraits utilising the venue interiors and surroundings. I’ll offer gentle guidance without any posing or forced grins for some lovely natural portraits.


I cover weddings in Yorkshire, Derbyshire, and Cumbria, and I am available for UK-wide and international locations.


I’ll offer some gentle guidance in a very natural way for a few creative, high-impact, portraits, incorporating beautiful light, colour and scenery. I want you to be totally comfortable in front of the camera and feel like yourselves in the images. There will definitely be no cheese or formal posing!


I have a background in scientific education and have worked in some top universities worldwide. This has been a great benefit to me in learning all the technical aspects of photography. I have a great deal of experience utilising additional lighting, such as flash, for dark situations or just for creative night-time portraits. You can rest assured that you will still have a set of images that you love even if you have a dimly lit venue or a rainy day.


My style is natural and colourful. I take a great deal of care when editing images, but I want your images to look like your day looked, so they are not over-edited. I do not use bulk treatments or presets; I hand-edit every image to the highest standards. I also include a small amount of retouching when needed.


I am qualified with the Guild of Professional Photographers. I have received recognition and awards from some of the top photographic institutions, such as Fearless Photographers and the Masters of Wedding Photography. I have also been published in training publications and various high-profile wedding blogs and magazines. 


I love photographing various weddings, from intimate, small gatherings to large, elaborate celebrations, catering to various wedding styles and sizes.


Of course, please check out my Google page (linked above) for reviews from lots of lovely couples, or see some more kind words on my reviews page.


I use professional mirrorless cameras and have two backup cameras and many lenses. I am fully insured.

Get In Touch

If you’re looking for a Bowcliffe Hall Wedding Photographer, it would be great to chat! Get in touch with me via my contact page.