York Wedding Photographer

Natural, Beautiful, Vibrant Wedding Photography in York

Congratulations on your upcoming York wedding! I would love to photograph your big day. I’m an award-winning York wedding photographer covering the city and surrounding countryside.

I love photographing York weddings. I’m very familiar with the area and have covered many fabulous York wedding venues and those in the surrounding Yorkshire countryside. This is a fantastic region for getting married as you can find almost every type of wedding venue you might be looking for, from luxury hotels to historic manor houses. There are also rustic York wedding barns and impressive stately homes, something here for every couple.

If you are looking for a York wedding photographer and are interested in looking at more of my work, please see the portfolios below;

York Documentary Wedding Photographer

In York, no two weddings unfold in quite the same way. Each person, each couple, and every occasion carries its unique essence, and my foremost aim is to encapsulate the genuine character of your day through my lens. Employing a delicate balance of documentary-style photography and creative portraiture, I strive to craft a collection of images that authentically narrate the entirety of your York wedding story.

I steer clear of rigid posing and forced smiles – “cheese” is not in my vocabulary! My priority is ensuring that every couple feels at ease in front of the camera, allowing me to capture genuine, natural moments that truly reflect who they are.

For more information on my approach to wedding photography and to see a range of portfolios, please see the links below;

York Wedding Venues

Examples of some of the York wedding venues I have covered in and around York include Allerton Castle, The Principal Hotel, The Grand, The Grange, The Normans, Howsham Hall, The Hospitium, Villa Farm, Barmbyfield Barns, Middlethorpe Hall, De Grey Rooms,  Bowcliffe Hall, Hazlewood Castle.

If you are planning your wedding in York or the surrounding countryside or, in fact, anywhere in Yorkshire, I’d love to hear from you! Please don’t hesitate to get in touch for a pricing guide or to arrange an appointment to meet at the Pudsey Studio.

York Wedding Photographer

Award Winning York Wedding Photographer

I am an award-winning photographer passionate about capturing life’s significant moments through my lens. My journey began in Derbyshire, where I grew up and developed an early love for travel and photography. This passion was ignited when I received my first SLR camera on my 21st birthday, leading me to photograph nature, landscapes, and wildlife during my travels.

My Experience As A York Wedding Photographer

My career initially took a different path in biology, where I worked as a research biologist at universities in the UK and abroad. Despite this, I always felt a strong pull towards a more creative pursuit, ultimately leading to photography. I balanced my scientific work with running a technical photography unit and taking on portrait and wedding assignments during weekends. This experience was pivotal in discovering my joy in capturing people’s personalities and documenting their life’s milestones.

Best York Wedding Photographer

My scientific background was a boon in mastering the technicalities of photography. I further developed my skills by training with some of the top wedding photographers in the UK. This training, combined with my dedication and unique perspective, led to my success as an award-winning photographer. I eventually launched my own business, focusing on weddings, and have since had the privilege of photographing numerous remarkable couples and events at stunning venues. It’s a true honor to be part of such essential occasions in people’s lives, and I cherish every moment.

Travel & Adventure

Beyond wedding photography, my life is filled with adventures in the wild landscapes of Northern England or Sweden, often accompanied by my husband and our dogs. I love open spaces, am a dog enthusiast, a world traveler, a culinary fan who enjoys cooking, an art lover, a city break enthusiast, and a landscape photographer. My life beautifully intertwines my passions for the outdoors, art, and photography, allowing me to capture the essence of life’s fleeting moments.

Why York is a Great Place to Get Married in Yorkshire

Hello, and congratulations on your engagement! I’m Kirsty Mattsson, a wedding photographer based in Yorkshire, and I’m thrilled you’re considering York for your special day. With its rich history and stunning landscapes, York is a place close to my heart, and I would be honoured to capture the magic of your wedding in this beautiful city.

Historic York

York is a city steeped in history, from the ancient Roman walls to the awe-inspiring York Minster, one of Northern Europe’s largest cathedrals. Its cobbled streets, especially the famed Shambles, provide a romantic backdrop for your wedding photos. I’ve always been captivated by the city’s timeless charm, which makes every wedding here unique and enchanting.

York Wedding Venues

When choosing your venue in York, the options are as diverse as stunning. From the grandeur of The Principal Hotel and The Grand to the elegance of Middlethorpe Hall and Allerton Castle, each venue is a gem in its own right. For those who prefer a rustic setting, the surrounding countryside offers charming barns and majestic stately homes, ensuring there’s something perfect for every couple.

Documentary York Wedding Photography

My approach to your wedding photography is natural, relaxed, and unobtrusive. I believe in capturing the genuine moments and emotions of your day. My style blends documentary photography with creative portraiture, resulting in images that are not just photographs but stories capturing the essence of your love and the spirit of the day.

Historic York Buildings

As we wander through York’s picturesque settings, from secluded gardens to historic landmarks, I’ll capture every laugh, tear, and tender glance. I aim to create vibrant, expressive, and dynamic images you’ll treasure forever. I use the stunning architecture and landscapes of York as a canvas to frame your love story, incorporating beautiful light and colour for high-impact, memorable portraits.

Relaxed & Natural

Your comfort is paramount to me. I strive to create an environment where you feel at ease, ensuring that your photographs reflect the real you and the joy of your wedding day. Whether we’re capturing intimate moments against the backdrop of York’s historic streets or celebrating your love amidst its breathtaking countryside, I’ll be there to document your journey most authentically and beautifully.

Contact Me

York is not just a destination; it’s a journey through history, love, and natural beauty. It’s a city that perfectly blends historic charm and scenic splendour, making it an ideal setting for your wedding. If you choose York and me as your photographer, I promise to deliver a collection of images that will tell the story of your day most beautifully and genuinely.

I can’t wait to hear more about your plans and to be a part of your incredible journey. Let’s create something magical together in the enchanting city of York.

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People Also Ask

What is your photography style for York weddings?

My approach to York weddings is to blend photojournalism with artistic portraiture. My priority is to capture the essence of your special day in York’s historic and picturesque settings naturally. I focus on real emotions and candid moments, avoiding staged poses and insincere expressions. The aim is to produce images that reflect not just the look of your York wedding but also the feelings and atmosphere of the day.

Has your work in York been recognised?

Indeed, my photography work in York has garnered recognition and awards from esteemed photographic bodies such as the Guild of Professional Wedding Photographers, Fearless Photographers, and The Masters of Wedding Photography. My York wedding photography has also been featured in various prestigious wedding magazines and blogs.

Can you provide reviews from couples who married in York?

Absolutely! On my Google page, you can find reviews from couples who celebrated their weddings in York. There are also testimonials on my website that offer insights into my photography services in York.

Where in York do you offer your services?

I provide wedding photography services throughout York, capturing the unique essence of weddings in this city known for its rich history and beautiful architecture. York offers a range of stunning venues, from ancient historic sites to elegant modern locations, and I cover them all.

What types of weddings do you photograph in York?

I photograph all types of weddings in York, from small, intimate affairs to large, elaborate celebrations. I am always excited to hear from couples planning their wedding in York, regardless of the event’s size or style.

Do you offer guidance for wedding portraits in York?

Yes, I offer guidance for wedding portraits in York, taking advantage of the city’s historic and scenic beauty. I aim to keep things natural and relaxed, ensuring you feel comfortable and enjoy your portrait session in York’s stunning surroundings.

Do you offer family group photographs at York weddings?

Certainly! I am happy to organize family group shots at your York wedding. I conduct these sessions quickly and efficiently, allowing you and your guests to get back to enjoying the festivities.

How do you handle challenging lighting situations in York?

Thanks to my scientific background, I am adept at handling the technical aspects of photography, including challenging lighting scenarios. Whether your York venue has low light or the weather is less than ideal, you can rest assured of receiving beautiful images regardless of the conditions.

Will you be the primary photographer at our York Wedding?

Yes, I will be the primary photographer at your York wedding. If a second photographer is needed, I work with trusted professionals trained in my style to ensure comprehensive coverage.

Do you have backup equipment and insurance for York weddings?

For weddings in York, I am equipped with professional mirrorless cameras, backup cameras, and a variety of lenses. Furthermore, I am fully insured, offering you peace of mind on your special day in York.