Allerton Castle

Friday 26th or Saturday 27th April 2024

Allerton Castle in North Yorkshire is the location for our highly styled and themed Session Day of 2024. Set in the opulent rooms of this Grade I listed nineteenth-century Victorian Gothic house,we have seven professional models for you to photograph, including Marie-Antoinette, King Louis XV, Mdm Pompadour, Casanova, La Duchessa and special guest appearances by Zack Pinsent and Alex Zarlengo.

Allerton Castle Session Days Event



This event is being held on Friday 26th April and Saturday 27th April. Morning slots start at 9:15 AM and finish at 12:40 PM and afternoon slots start at 14:00 PM and finish at 17:25 PM .


Allerton Castle is a unique and stunning Grade I listed nineteenth-century Victorian gothic house located in North Yorkshire, between York and Harrogate. The full address is : Allerton Castle, Allerton Mauleverer, North Yorkshire HG5 0SE.


Allerton Castle is suitable for wheelchair access.


The event features seven professional models who will all be in period costumes. There are twenty-one places for photographers in the morning and another twenty-one places for photographers in the afternoon on both dates. 


The price to attend this event per photographer is :


Register for a Place on Allerton Castle Session Day

Morning or Afternoon Place

Alternative Session

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Zack Pinsent

Zack Pinsent

It has been a while since Zack last appeared for us on a Session Day at Gawsworth Hall. Since then, he has become a celebrity model and reenactor around the world with his distinctive looks and period dress.

Alex Zarlengo

Alex Zarlengo

Alex is a dancer, singer, model and actor based in New York who shares a passion for period costumes. He will be making his debut appearance for us at Allerton Castle.

Cat Mida Lee

Cat Mida Lee

No stranger to Session Days, Cat will be appearing as Mdm Pompadour for the first time for us at Allerton Castle. Her ability to convey emotion in her pose style and her attention to detail in her costumes make her an obvious choice for any period themed event.

Image by Christine Dickinson

Sophia Montrose

Sophia Montrose

Sophia will be making her debut appearance on a location based event at Allerton Castle. Her natural beauty and distinctive style suit the role of La Duchessa and she will be wearing a hand made dress for the occasion.

Image by Phil Mairs

Lily von Pink

Lily Von Pink

Lily is no stranger to the role of Marie-Antionette, having performed as such on previous occasions. Replete in a hand made dress, and wearing a wig adorned with a ship, she will be reprising this iconic role for this event.

Jack Cutler

Jack Cutler

With the launch of a new Johnny Depp movie one week before in which our hero plays the part of King Louis, what better way to celebrate the majesty of the French King, by featuring Jack Cutler as Louis XV.

G Brodie

G Brodie

Our very own G Brodie, in a hand made costume, will be appearing as Casanova at Allerton Castle.

Image by Yvonne Ellen


Allerton Castle is one of the oldest and most historic buildings in North Yorkshire. Steeped in history, it has been maintained to its original standards over the years.

Also known as Allerton Park, the castle is a Grade I listed nineteenth-century Gothic or Victorian Gothic house at Allerton Mauleverer in North Yorkshire, England. It was rebuilt by architect George Martin, of Baker Street, London in 1843–53.

It is ten miles (16 km) east of Harrogate and just east of the A1(M), at its junction with the A59 York-Knaresborough road.


We believe firmly that group events should allow everyone attending to get an equal opportunity to shoot with each of the models. We arrange attendees into groups of three and then rotate each group around the sets in turn approximately every 25 minutes. Our events are run with precise timings so that it works for everyone involved with a short break between each set. On this event each attendee will get to work with each of the seven models in turn.


Lighting equipment will be provided on each set indoors where necessary for your use. The use of lighting equipment is included within your admission price. Lights will be continuous lights provided for this event by Rotolight. If you require assistance using the lights provided then we will be on hand to provide expertise.

You are also welcome to bring along your own lighting rigs if you are more comfortable using them but you must keep them with you at all times.



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