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.




In line with government advice concerning COVID-19, Session Days have postponed all plans to hold events until further notice. We will be looking to re-schedule each event from the summer onwards and will be dealing with each event in turn, providing those booked on to each event with options to move their booking to forward dates or cancel and receive a refund in full.  We want to see you all again on an event when this crisis has abated, so in the meantime, please stay safe, stay healthy, stay alert and stay in touch. 


Our 2020 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


Borwick Hall Weekender Sat/Sun 26/27 Sept 2020 – PLACES AVAILABLE


Masterclass with Emma/Graham – Sat 28th Nov 2020 – PLACES AVAILABLE

Masterclass with Emma/Graham – Sat 27th Feb 2021 – PLACES AVAILABLE


Sat 5th September 2020 – PM AVAILABLE

Sun 22nd November 2020 – PM AVAILABLE

Sat 9th January 2021 – PLACES AVAILABLE


Sat 21st November 2020 – PLACES AVAILABLE

Sat 30th January 2021 – PLACES AVAILABLE


Sat 3rd October 2020 – PM AVAILABLE

Sat 12th December 2020 – SOLD OUT

Sat 16th January 2021 – PLACES AVAILABLE


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 Portraiture Session Day
Creative Colour Portraiture Session Day
Creative Fine Art Portraiture Session Day

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.

Session Days Events

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



Our Borwick Hall Weekender originally planned for April has been rearranged to September.

Near Carnforth and situated in the heart of Borwick is a Grade I listed, 16th Century Manor house and grounds where we will be hosting our weekender event of 2020. Built of local stone with sandstone dressing and a slate roof, Borwick Hall is an exceptional venue for photography.

We have seven models for this event, all of whom offer something different. You can secure your place AM or PM on Saturday or Sunday by registering below.

Borwick Hall Session Day


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.


Our next Session Days Event is now open for bookings. 

Borwick Hall Session Day 26/27 Sept 2020


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

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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