Middleton Lodge Wedding Photographer

I absolutely love being a Middleton Lodge wedding photographer. It is a stunning Georgian country mansion and one of my favourite wedding venues in Yorkshire. The Middleton Lodge Estate is just outside the village of Middleton Tyas and near to the town of Richmond on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. It is set amongst beautiful courtyards and gardens and has a rustic-chic style with exposed brickwork and wooden beams in the bedrooms. It is really a beautiful setting with woodland walks right on the doorstep.

If you are looking for an experienced Middleton Lodge wedding photographer I’d love to hear about your wedding day plans and see if I could be the photographer for you. Two of my favourite days from this venue are Becky and Mike’s and Immy and Matt’s Weddings. Both couples spent their whole day at the beautiful Fig House. You can see a selection of images from their weddings below;

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Middleton Lodge Wedding Photos

Please see examples of my Middleton Lodge 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 North Yorkshire and beyond then please visit the portfolios page below.

See a full blog post of Becky and Mike’s wedding day here.

See a full blog post of Immy & Matt’s day here.

Wedding Preparations at Middleton Lodge

The Fig House at Middleton Lodge is a fabulous place to get ready in the morning. The bridal suite is a lovely light space with its own patio door leading out onto the beautiful Fig House gardens. The bride tribe can have a relaxed time here in the morning, preparing for the day ahead and maybe having a glass of Prosecco to calm the nerves!

Walking the Garden Wedding Aisle

Walking the aisle has never been so special as walking down the winding path through the beautiful Fig House gardens. If you are lucky enough to have a sunny summer day you will make this lovely entrance through colourful flowers and lush green foliage. A perfect start to an English country garden ceremony!

Middleton Lodge Wedding Ceremony

The wedding ceremonies at the Fig House are set outside on the courtyard if the weather is nice. It is a beautiful location with the rustic Fig House building on one side and the gardens on the other. The couple hold hands and say their vows with the sun shining and the flowers in full bloom. Both of these ceremonies went without a hitch with plenty of love and support from family and friends.

Confetti

After the ceremony couples will usually go back into the Fig House barn to sign their register. They will then emerge into a tunnel of guests eagerly waiting to bombard them with confetti. This is one of my favourite parts of the day and is really enjoyed by both the couple and their friends and family. From a photography point of view, I particularly love it when that one guest steps into the confetti aisle to lob a great handful in the bride and groom’s faces. There is alway one! and it is always received with much laughter!

Middleton Lodge Couple Photos

Middleton Lodge is one of my favourite venues for couple photos. The extensive and varied colourful gardens provide a fantastic backdrop for the images. Lovely winding pathways and arched doorways in the garden walls also provide some great photography opportunities. If the bride and groom choose to have a few couple portraits we usually spend 20-30 mins wandering around the grounds. My aim is always to capture them naturally on camera so I encourage them to walk and talk together, share some jokes and just relax and be themselves. We were blessed with beautiful colour and light on both of these wedding days, which allowed for a limitless number of photography options.

Wedding Speeches at Middleton Lodge

I love to photograph a grand entrance and there is always an opportunity for one of these at Middleton Lodge. The couple’s walk into the Fig House from the courtyard to much applause from their family and friends. They sit down to a fabulous feast at long wooden rustic tables adorned with flowers and foliage. The speeches always go down a treat here and are lovely to photograph in this beautiful light airy space.

Evening Festivities

The evening festivities can take place at either of the two large rooms in the Fig House. Both Immy and Matt and Becky and Mike had fabulous first dances that went down a treat with their family and friends. Afterwards guests joined them on the dance floor to rock the night away.

Natural wedding Photography at Middleton Lodge

My photography approach to the day is very natural and most of the day is covered in a documentary style. I’m not interested in posing people and I’m not going to ask for fake grins. Every wedding day is unique and I’m always looking to capture the unique character of your day in my images. I will be photographing the personalities, emotions, fun and laughter and happy tears on the day and all those details that you spent ages putting together.  I’m also conscious that you don’t want to spend too long away from your guests. I make sure that any group photographs and couple portraits that you might want are done quickly and efficiently so you can get back to your guests and those all-important canapés. Please see more information on my approach here.

Below is one of my favourite photographs taken at Middleton Lodge. Three generations together listening to the groom’s speech. Immy, her mother and baby daughter all reacting at the same time.

Planning a Middleton Lodge Wedding?

If you are planning a wedding at Middleton Lodge, 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.

Weddings at Middleton Lodge

Middleton Lodge in Middleton Tyas is a highly sought-after wedding venue that encapsulates charm, elegance and is steeped in timeless grandeur. Boasting an impressive Georgian country estate set amidst 200 acres of private parkland, it provides a captivating backdrop for unforgettable nuptials. Your wedding ceremony can take place in the James Madison main house or the romantic Fig House, both exuding their unique appeal graced with period features and splashed with natural light. Accommodations are luxurious with a choice between 46 individually decorated rooms in the main house or the quirky farm buildings. These accommodations combine the warmth of the historic house with modern amenities, ensuring comfort for you and your guests. The venue’s facilities are exceptional. The Coach House Health Club & Spa is excellent for pre-wedding relaxation, while captivating gardens offer much-required solace amidst the wedding hustle. The dining facilities cater to varying tastes, offering locally-sourced and seasonal fare. Two principal function rooms cater to different wedding sizes. The grand Main House can accommodate up to 170 guests, while the atmospheric Fig House is ideal for up to 100 guests. Each space is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems to enhance your celebration. At Middleton Lodge, every wedding is bespoke to ensure it’s tailored to suit each couple’s requirements, making it a quintessential destination for those dreaming of a classic English countryside wedding.

The History of Middleton Lodge

Located in the picturesque town of Middleton Tyas, North Yorkshire, Middleton Lodge is a historical wedding venue steeped in British heritage. The iconic mansion was built in 1780 by renowned architect John Carr, an influential figure in the Georgian era, and still stands as a paragon of the architectural elegance of its period. The estate was originally owned by the legendary Middleton family, who held residence there for several generations before it was converted into a wedding venue. This location boasts 200 acres of lush private land, complete with a shimmering lake and cultivated gardens, providing the perfect backdrop for fairy-tale wedding photographs. Over the years, Middleton Lodge has accommodated hundreds of joyous celebrations, each leaving its distinct mark on the hallways of the timeless building. Interestingly, despite the myriad of weddings that have taken place there, Middleton Lodge retains an aura of exclusivity. Each ceremony conducted there has its own charm, fueled by the striking ambiance and historical richness of the venue. In addition to wedding services, the estate also offers culinary experiences rivalling top restaurants, thanks to its two onsite kitchens serving innovative British cuisine. Remembered for its grandeur and serenity, Middleton Lodge continues to be a cherished choice among couples seeking a truly captivating wedding venue.

Directions to Middleton Lodge

Middleton Lodge is an elegant and exquisite wedding venue, situated in Middleton Tyas, a charming village in North Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Nestled amidst 200 acres of private countryside, it offers an immersive experience of tranquility and panoramic views. This remarkable 18th-century Georgian country estate is located away from the hustle and bustle of city life, yet just a few kilometers from the major towns of Darlington and Richmond, offering convenient access. The venue can be reached through A1M or A66 highways and is approximately 45 minutes drive from Teesside International Airport, facilitating easy accessibility for guests. Middleton Lodge showcases an exquisite fusion of English grandeur and rural serenity, making it an idyllic location for a classic British wedding.

About Middleton Tyas in North Yorkshire

Middleton Tyas, a tranquil and historic village in North Yorkshire, United Kingdom, forms an integral part of the district of Richmondshire. Primarily agricultural, this picturesque community with approximately 600 inhabitants is renowned for its rich blend of rural charm and historic legacy. Dating back to the Iron Age, Middleton Tyas has a long-standing history with evidence of Roman occupation. The village church, St. Michael and All Angels, is a dignified emblem of the town’s past, showcasing 14th-century architecture combined with fine elements from the 19th-century renovations. The village is embedded amidst pristine landscapes, bestowing panoramic views of the rolling countryside. Apart from farming, the local economy sees a significant boost from the quarrying industry, prevalent since the Roman era. The worn yet beautiful streets are lined with traditional limestone buildings, further enhancing the village’s rustic appeal. Key local amenities include essential shops, a reputable primary school, and the noted Shoulder of Mutton pub that offers a true British experience. In essence, Middleton Tyas, whilst retaining its archaic allure, effectively caters to the needs of the present day. A serene adequately modern settlement, it offers residents and visitors a unique symbiosis of historical relevance and contemporary lifestyle, nestled in the tranquillity of North Yorkshire’s idyllic countryside.

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People Also Ask

WHAT IS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE?

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.

WHERE DO YOU PROVIDE YOUR SERVICES?

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

DO YOU OFFER GUIDANCE FOR WEDDING PORTRAITS?

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!

HOW DO YOU HANDLE CHALLENGING LIGHTING SITUATIONS SUCH AS POORLY LIT North Yorkshire VENUES OR BAD WEATHER?

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.

WHAT IS YOUR EDITING STYLE?

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.

HAS YOUR WORK BEEN RECOGNISED?

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. 

WHAT TYPES OF WEDDINGS DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH in North Yorkshire?

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

CAN YOU PROVIDE REVIEWS FROM PAST CLIENTS?

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.

DO YOU HAVE BACKUP EQUIPMENT AND INSURANCE?

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

Award Winning Middleton Lodge Wedding Photographer

As a North 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.

Get In Touch

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