Swinton Park Wedding Photographer

Are you looking for a professional Swinton Park 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 Swinton Park 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 Swinton Park.

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

Swinton Park Wedding Photos

Please see examples of my Swinton Park 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 Swinton Park Wedding?

If you are planning a wedding at Swinton Park, 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 Swinton Park 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 Swinton Park

Swinton Park in Ripon is a majestic wedding venue catering to a panoply of exceptional events with its versatile facilities, charming function rooms and top-tier accommodation. This prestigious property, nestled in the heart of 200 acres of sublime parkland, facilitates both indoor and outdoor weddings. The ceremony is admirably conducted in the romantic Samuel’s Restaurant, an award-winning fine dining establishment adorned with historic features and panoramic views over the stunning parkland and the tranquil Deer Park. Swinton Park also boasts a multitude of function rooms from large, lavishly ornamented spaces to intimate, elegant suites, making it an exquisite location that can accommodate any size of wedding. Exceptional is also the range of accommodation options they provide, offering 32 spacious en-suite bedrooms and eight stunning cottages in the estate, all of which are regally furnished and promise a truly restorative stay. Moreover, Swinton Park offers palm-fringed heated pools and a state-of-the-art spa, which further enhance the relaxing getaway feel of the locale. The venue’s team of experienced wedding coordinators are always on-hand to provide a tailored service, carefully ensuring each detail manifests the couple’s vision for their special day. With its unmatched blend of timeless elegance, idyllic surroundings and superior service, Swinton Park in Ripon stands as an unrivalled choice for creating unforgettable wedding experiences.

The History of Swinton Park

Swinton Park in Ripon, North Yorkshire, boasts an illustrious history dating back to the late 1600s. Built in 1695 by Sir Abstrupus Danby of an old nobility from Yorkshire, it remained within the Danby family until the late 1880s until it was bought by the Cunliffe-Lister family. This exemplary English country house stands regal within a 200-acre estate, brimming with splendid woodlands and magnificent gardens. It features a unique blend of baronial architecture capped by thirty-two grand bedrooms, each reflecting a distinct charm. In 2001, the facility was transformed into an exclusive hotel and wedding venue, maintaining the essence of its historic poetic charm while adding the convenience of modern amenities. Swinton Park is served by a dedicated staff known for their high standard of professionalism and warmth. It houses the largest cookery school in the North of England, a rarity among wedding venues of its kind. Additionally, the Swinton Park estate offers a range of outdoor pursuits, including falconry, fishing, and horse riding, adding to the unique experience this wedding venue provides for all its visitors. This remarkable estate encapsulates quintessential England and radiates an undeniable appeal, making it an iconic choice for memorable weddings.

Directions to Swinton Park

Swinton Park is a luxurious castle hotel situated within the idyllic landscapes of Ripon, in North Yorkshire, England. This elegant wedding venue is nestled amid two hundred acres of serene parkland, spanning across verdant forest, a pristine lake and impressive gardens, providing a picture-perfect backdrop for special occasions. Located close to the historic city of Ripon, Swinton Park has easy accessibility to local attractions such as Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal World Heritage Site. The welcoming town of Ripon itself offers a charming blend of rich history and scenic beauty, making the location even more attractive for couples seeking a memorable wedding destination.

About Ripon in North Yorkshire

Ripon, located in North Yorkshire, United Kingdom, is an enchanting and historically rich market town. Easily distinguishable by its stunning cathedral, the city has a rich cultural heritage that can be traced back over 1,300 years. Ripon became one of the first cities in England to have its own police force in the 19th century. It’s also home to Ripon Racecourse, renowned for its horse racing, and the imposing Ripon Cathedral with its Saxon crypt. Visitors find the Ancient Market Square that hosts weekly markets as well as an annual popular Christmas market engaging and vibrant. The city further boasts The Ripon Museums, a collection of three museums tailored in enlightening the visitor about the town’s history, Victorian Workhouse, Courthouse, and Prison & Police museums. The attraction of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden is an UNESCO World Heritage Site on the outskirts of the town. Additionally, the Narrowboats on the Canal Basin offer an idyllic setting for relaxing walk. Moreover, Ripon is a lively cultural hub with quaint tea rooms, traditional breweries and fine dining restaurants, thus, offering a delicious culinary scene catering to all tastes. With its rich history and stunning architecture, Ripon certainly offers a uniquely captivating experience to its visitors.


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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 Swinton Park Wedding Photographer, it would be great to chat! Get in touch with me via my contact page.