Session Days


Session Days are the market leaders in organising photography events in the North West of England, from portfolio builders to instructional workshops. Run by photographers for photographers, we provide you with the perfect opportunity to build your portfolio, perfect your portrait techniques and create award winning images whilst working in some of the more unusual venues around the UK, with professional models and performers.




Our program comes in three different formats, building upon the popularity and successes of previous years. Our aim is to provide excellent quality of featured models, unique and interesting venues, expert tuition and no nonsense, responsive customer service. Why not join us? Sign up to our newsletter to get on board


Fine Art Beauty – Fri 11th Oct – SOLD OUT
The Showman and The Showgirl – Sun 21st July – SOLD OUT
Hollywood at the Plaza – Mon 22nd July – SOLD OUT
Historical Fine Art at Ford Green Hall – Sat 7th Sept – SOLD OUT
Masters of the Air – Sat 28th Sept – SOLD OUT
Warriors – Sat 23rd Nov – SOLD OUT


Sat 9th Nov 2024 – PLACES AVAILABLE


To be Arranged – FREE


Sat 30th Nov 2024 – PLACES AVAILABLE


Fri 25th Oct 2024 – SOLD OUT


Sat 14th Sept 2024 – SOLD OUT


The Showman and The Showgirl
Hollywood Session Day at Stockport Plaza
Historical Fine Art on Location at Ford Green Hall
Master of the Air
Fine Art Beauty November
Warriors November SOLD


How To...with Session Days


The Victorian Circus came to Session Days on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December courtesy of Dean Turner and Lynda Easton. The Greatest Showman, Lion Tamer, Escapologist and Fortune Teller appeared on sets designed for photographers to take and make great images. Take a look at some of the highlights of the weekend.

We held a Vintage Travel Session Day at Heaton Park Tramway Museum in Manchester on Saturday 16th September. Six professional models on set and an additional 4 bit part players for story telling portraiture. It was a great day and lots of fun.

Walton Hall and Gardens was the location for our Session Day on Saturday 8th July. We had a superb Tango couple headlining as well as several other professional models. Take a look at our behind the scenes footage.

Our Wild West Session Day on Saturday 10th June was a great deal of fun. Six professional models and numerous townsfolk made this a day to remember with lots of laughter and superb backdrops in the town.

We kicked off our location events program for 2023 with a fantastic Sirens Session Day at 1881 Provenance Place in Blackpool on Saturday 25th March 2023. Five of the UK’s best female models in a stylish house, an indoor swimming pool and a Ferrari in the drive.


Are you wondering what to buy a loved one for their birthday or a special event or trying to think of something to ask for from a loved one? With lockdown restrictions on shopping options and last minute presents to buy, why not surprise a loved one with a gift voucher from Session Days?

If you choose a gift voucher for £100 or over then you will also receive it in a beautiful gift box through the post so that it can be wrapped and presented for that very special occasion.

Session Days Gift Vouchers


Each month we select our favourite images from those posted in our facebook group. Click below to see what we have picked as our winners so far this year.


We have now held five online critique nights via zoom, in June and October 2022 and January, April and July this year. You can playback the review comments by following the playback link below. Our next critique night is on Wednesday 18th October 2023.

Critique Night


Our Session Days Events are very popular and sell out quickly. Our aim is to put on a show and give attending customers the opportunity to get shots of each model/performer using natural light or off camera flash. Our planning process starts many months in advance : scouting for suitable locations, agreeing dates, designing the set list and choosing models and performers that suit the theme of the event. 

We thrive on the buzz of each event day…the build up to it, the day itself and the frenzy of social media activity that follows. Session Day Events are a great networking opportunity and a chance to make new contacts in this profession/hobby that we all love..

Session Days Events


Creative Noir Session Days
Creative Light Session Days
Fine Art Session Days

From me feedback is, once again, that you both run a thoroughly professional set up and, just like at Gawsworth Hall, the admin was flawless, the models were great* the catering was fab, and the day was a complete success. It is no surprise to me that your events a sell out: you really are the market leaders in this kind of stuff.

Robert Prenton Jones, North Wales


We love portraiture, it is in our DNA. We wanted to impart the knowledge and expertise that we had gained through years of practice in order to help those attending the Event Days to get the most out of them.

Our Portrait Masterclasses are for smaller groups of photographers and are instructional. We guide you through lighting setups, modifier selection and posing techniques using professional male and female models that have worked with us before.

Portrait Masterclass Session Days

I have attended two of Graham and Emma’s Session Days and I have to say they are amazing. I have been on a few photography days over the years and none of them compare to this. The organisation is great, they look after you from start to finish, help you with set ups and make sure you get good images. Emma is very skilled at portraiture and lighting and Graham, being a professional model himself, brings flair and creativity into the mix. Thank you to both of you for giving me tips and advice on my photography journey.

Linda Fuller, Stafford


We are very lucky to be able to list a number of very fine and accomplished photographers from across the region and beyond among our list of loyal customers and showcasing their work and links to their websites and social media feeds is our pleasure. Our favourite images are featured on our socail media feeds.

Facebook : @photographysessiondays

Instagram : @photographysessiondays

Lauren Howell by Sue Trout

Model : Lauren Howell

Photographer : Sue Trout

Camera Club : Doncaster CC

Event : Portrait Masterclass

Dean Gregory by Sophie Woof

Model : Dean Gregory

Photographer : Sophie Woof

Camera Club : Mercambe CC

Event : Portrait Masterclass

Gabby Monet by Andy Hopwood

Model : Gabby Monet

Photographer : Andy Hopwood

Camera Club : N/A

Event : Gawsworth Hall

Zack Pinsent by Paul Campbell

Model : Zack Pinsent

Photographer : Paul Campbell

Camera Club : Huddersfield CC

Event : Gawsworth Hall


We love to see our performers and customers having fun and enjoying themselves on our Event Days and Masterclasses. Here is a selection of videos and images showing what happens on a typical shoot.


There are numerous examples of award winning images produced by photographers that were taken on Session Days Events. Here are some of the recent notices. Congratulations to all. 

Zack Pinsent by Sue Hartley

Zack Pinsent as a Regency Gentleman taken by Sue Hartley/Notts and Nottingham CC scored 20/20 and won the open dpi competition in April.  This image was taken at Gawsworth Hall Session Days Event last March

Simone by Anthony Bower/Stockport PS

Simone Claire Stocks taken by Anthony Bower/Stockport PS and accepted at Rushden BPE 2019. This image was taken at Hack Green on our Session Days Event in January 2019

Blossom and Buttercups by Dave Boam

Blossom and Buttercups photographed by Dave Boam/Macclesfield CC won best portrait print cup at local exhibition and was taken at Atlas Mill in 2018 during a Session Days Event

Jack Cutler as Sweeney Todd by Peter West

Jack Cutler as Sweeney Todd taken by Peter West/Chorley PS at Atlas Mill Session Days Event in 2018. This image was placed 1st in the Annual Club Monochrome Competition.


We want to keep you up to date with what we are planning and also to get your feedback and comments. Take a look at our blog posts.

What a Wigan Weekender That Was

What a Wigan Weekender That Was

Our Wigan Weekender was held at Leigh Spinners on 19th/20th October. We hosted 84 Photographers and 8 Models over the course of 4 sessions. We couldn’t be prouder of everyone involved. Read all about it here.

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