The Normans Wedding Photographer

Are you looking for a professional Normans 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 The Normans 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 as a York wedding photographer I would love to cover your wedding day at The Normans.

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The Normans Wedding Photos

Please see examples of my Normans 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 Wedding at the normans?

If you are planning a wedding at The Normans, 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 Normans 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 The Normans

The Normans in York presents an exquisite setting for weddings, showcasing an amalgamation of charming rustic appeal and modern sophistication. Its unique accommodation treats guests to an exceptional level of comfort, offering eight beautifully appointed rooms decorated to the highest standards. They combine rustic charm with contemporary utility to ensure a comfortable stay. Facilities at The Normans feature a designated parking area assuring ample space for guests’ vehicles, stunning gardens providing an excellent backdrop for memorable photographs, and professional event management services to ensure stress-free planning and execution. The venue boasts two function rooms, aptly named The Cow Stalls and The Grain Shed. The Cow Stalls, with its rustic authenticity and original features, offer an elegant location for drinks receptions. The Grain Shed provides a versatile space for evening revelries, outfitted with a stylish bar and state-of-the-art sound system. The wedding ceremony itself is typically held in the Ceremony Barn, an additional, atmospheric space rich in original architectural features and flooded with natural light. This aisle-lined haven of exposed brickwork and wooden beams conveys a romantic ambiance that sets the tone for a memorable matrimonial event. Altogether, The Normans ensures that a wedding held within its boundaries is filled with elegance, amenities, and a touch of history.

The History of The Normans

The Normans wedding venue, located in York, North Yorkshire, sits on a charming estate that boasts a rich history dating back to the 18th century. Originally an agricultural site, it held a predominant role in the local farming industry until 2015, when, after careful restoration and refurbishment, it was gracefully transformed into the stunning wedding venue it is known for today. Consisting of several historical buildings, The Normans boasts both authenticity and modernity in its design and architectural appeal. The venue’s crowning jewel, The Ceremony Barn, is a testimony to the Georgian period with its original arched beams but has been flawlessly incorporated into the contemporary aesthetic. The venue also features a Cow Stalls area and a Grain Shed, which contributes to its rustic charm and flexibility. The remarkable ingenuity and meticulous attention to details have led to The Normans being awarded with prestigious titles like the ‘Best Countryside Venue’ at the UK Wedding Awards in 2019. Its location in the splendid North Yorkshire countryside, surrounded by picturesque landscapes, further solidifies The Normans’ reputation not only as a remarkable historical landmark but also as a dream wedding venue.

Directions to The Normans

The Normans is a unique and exquisite wedding venue situated in the heart of North Yorkshire, in the historic city of York. Specifically, the venue is located on the grounds of a working farm in Bilbrough, a small village west of York, harmoniously blending rural serenity with proximity to the city. Offering a picturesque setting, its position is easily accessible from both the A1 and M1 motorways, thus making it a convenient choice. The Normans is surrounded by lush countryside and retains its rustic charm while providing a perfect blend of old-world allure and contemporary elegance, making it a perfect destination for couples seeking a distinctive wedding venue.

About York in North Yorkshire

York, a historic walled city situated at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire, United Kingdom, is steeped in over 2,000 years of rich history. Founded by the Romans in 71 AD, York served as the backdrop for pivotal events that shaped the course of British history, from the reign of the Vikings to the rise of the railway age. Today, York’s rich past has been beautifully preserved through its abundant historic attractions such as the iconic York Minster, Clifford’s Tower, and the Shambles, regarded as one of the best-preserved medieval shopping streets in Europe. York is also renowned for its unique blend of old and new, where vintage shops and traditional pubs coexist alongside contemporary art galleries and trendy boutiques. Renowned for its exquisite architecture, quaint cobbled streets, thriving cultural scene, and world-class attractions like the National Railway Museum and JORVIK Viking Centre, York draws over 7 million tourists each year. Despite its modern evolution, York has managed to retain its charming character, evidence of which is evident in the city’s numerous festivals such as the Jorvik Viking Festival and the York Food and Drink Festival that celebrate its heritage. Justifiably, York is recognised as one of the UK’s must-visit destinations offering an unmatched blend of history, culture, and modernity.


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