Raven Hall Wedding Photographer

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

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

Raven Hall Wedding Photos

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

Planning a Raven Hall Wedding?

If you are planning a wedding at Raven 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 Raven Hall 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.

Weddings at Raven Hall

Raven Hall Hotel in Scarborough is an exceptional wedding venue that boasts stunning views across Robin Hood’s Bay. The extensive accommodation facilities include 61 elegantly designed rooms and an option for exclusive use of the venue during your wedding celebration. The hotel provides a picturesque backdrop for your ceremony, with options to hold it in their beautiful gardens or their spacious Panorama ceremony room. This room boasts breathtaking views of the coastline, making it an unforgettable setting for your vows. The venue also has function rooms like the Great Hall, which can accommodate up to 200 guests. For smaller, more intimate gatherings, the hotel offers the Bay View Lounge or the Viking Suite. Raven Hall Hotel takes pride in their excellent in-house catering facilities, offering a variety of delectable menus to choose from, which are all expertly prepared by their dedicated culinary team. The hotel’s well-manicured grounds, including a picturesque nine-hole cliff-top golf course, provide ample opportunities for stunning wedding photographs. Extra amenities like a heated indoor swimming pool, games room, tennis court, and fitness area add to the overall guest experience, making Raven Hall a truly elegant and well-equipped venue for your wedding day.

The History of Raven Hall

Raven Hall, nestled in the splendid landscapes of Scarborough in North Yorkshire, embraces a remarkable history. Established originally in 1774 as a home, this Georgian mansion spent thousands of years under the ownership of several distinguished families, interspersed with periods of neglect and restoration. Towards the late 19th century, the current owners transformed it into a Hotel and eventually, it garnered fame as a coveted wedding venue. Overlooking Robin Hood’s Bay, this venue is encircled by 100 acres of lush woodland and manicured gardens, providing an idyllic backdrop for picture-perfect weddings. It boasts of a battlemented edifice that offers panoramic views of the coastline and the North Yorkshire moors. The hotel has 52 guest rooms capable of accommodating wedding guests. The gem of Raven Hall is its exquisite Crystal Ballroom that resonates with opulence and features a magnificent 40-foot-high glass ceiling. The historical richness of this venue coupled with its stunning natural setting presents a compelling narrative of elegance, making this hotel a sterling choice for romantic celebrations. Together, the unique blend of historical and natural elements combine to offer an unmatched and unparalleled experience at this timeless wedding venue.

Directions to Raven Hall

Situated majestically on the cliffs overlooking Robin Hood’s Bay in North Yorkshire, the enchanting Raven Hall Country House Hotel is a resplendent wedding venue in the historic seaside town of Scarborough. This picturesque location, nestled between the captivating views of the moors and the striking panorama of the North Sea, offers an idyllic setting for exchanging vows. Just 11 miles away from Scarborough and mere yards from the Raven Hall Road bus station, it presents a perfect balance of accessibility and seclusion. This scenic destination in Ravenscar, North Yorkshire, embodies the romance and grandeur that lends every wedding an ineffable charm. Wrapped around by natural beauty in all directions, the Raven Hall Country House Hotel truly sets a magical stage for momentous celebrations.

About Scarborough in North Yorkshire

Scarborough, located in the coastal region of North Yorkshire, United Kingdom, is a historic town known for its picturesque landscapes and rich cultural heritage. Founded during the Roman period, the town is steeped in history, marked by the imposing medieval Scarborough Castle perched on a headland overlooking the sea. Primarily recognized for its tourism sector, Scarborough features a duo of sandy beaches separated by a headland hosting the town’s bustling harbour. The town is celebrated for its vibrant seafront, including the jewel in its crown – the Scarborough Spa, an enriched cultural venue boasting of music concerts, exhibitions, and conferences. Notably, the Scarborough Open Air Theatre is famed for hosting performances from internationally acclaimed artists. The town also hosts a sealife sanctuary, providing unique aquatic experiences. The town’s parklands such as the Peasholm Park offer serene and verdant retreats for both locals and tourists. Scarborough of North Yorkshire further distinguishes itself with acclaimed educational institutions including the University of Hull’s Scarborough Campus and Scarborough Sixth Form College. Blended with its diverse retail shops and traditional markets, Scarborough presents an enticing mix of culture, history, and modern conveniences. It’s a remarkable destination that showcases a quintessential British seaside town, while simultaneously exuding an atmosphere of contemporary vibrancy.

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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.

Get In Touch

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