Pathway Studios

cutting edge affordable photography

Pathway Studios

Chester based studio – right in the heart of the city

Pathway Studios

an internationally published, highly talented creative team you can rely on

Please use the contact form at the bottom of this page for any inquiries. Also you can subscribe to our newsletter below.

This Is Pathways

Pathways has a varied history serving a number of lifestyle industries including fashion, fitness and leisure etc. and, of course, we love to provide you with all of your photographic requirements too 🙂 #TeamPathways comprises a number of talented creatives who are skilled in photography, film making, beauty and styling with decades of combined experience between us. Our business is a lifestyle in itself where care, friendliness and fun are simply the norm. Plenty of our work has been published internationally in a variety of fashion and lifestyle magazines.

We also hold regular training workshops covering studio lighting, portraits, fashion, artistic and other photographic genres. In addition we have model mentoring workshops, where new models can learn posing techniques etc. and make-up workshops where you can learn how to create the latest fashion styles, and more. We have completed two successful Pathways photography trips to Spain and plan more in the not too distant future to other destinations, so keep an eye out for details if you are interested in joining us.

If you are a creative yourself our comprehensive studio facilities are available for hire at sensible rates for your own projects. You can be assured of a successful outcome as there is always assistance available nearby to help out should you require it.

Please use the contact form at the bottom of this page with any inquiries you have regarding any of the above, or anything else.

Our Clients Have Included

Wrexham Football Club
Harlem Carter – high end couture handbags and fashion accessories
Amber States – band (music video)
Half an Egg – swimwear designers using eco-friendly materials
Looking Glass Burlesque – burlesque shows
Teen Star – large national annual talent contest
Open Mic – large national annual singing contest
Monster Cirque – dance performers
Hair Cafe – acclaimed hair stylists
The Wandering – world class BMX rider and associated clothing brand
Jupiter in Velvet – band (music video)
Latex Fashion TV
Urban Factory – clothing brand
This Is Pegasus – PR company using the studio for project with Holland & Barrett
Zumba – various Zumba dance classes
Alex Dubell – fashion designer
Miss Crown & Glory – annual pageants
Amani Imani – clothing brand
Secret Collection – lingerie brand
Powerzone Gym
Riot Girls – dance performance
+ more

Creative Make-Overs & Portraits

Creative photoshoots with make-up by our experienced and fully qualified make-up artists in our relaxed and very friendly studio. Package prices start at £199.00.

Fashion Shoots

Studio and location fashion shoots for model portfolios, clothing and accessory designers and retailers. Shoot packages start at £245.00.

I’ve been here twice and fantastic studio, I would love to model there again! ♥ Xxx

Kathryn Yip - model

Great studio with excellent lighting equipment and props to use. Had a really enjoyable photoshoot here. Colin was very hospitable and offerred us unlimited snacks and drinks to keep us going throughout our time at the studio. Would highly recommend Pathway Studios to all looking for the perfect set to get those creative juices flowing.

Charles Piper - photographer

5*s all round can’t fault it. Warm, friendly and a generally great environment and atmosphere xxxx

Natalie Pallatina - make-up artist

Colin Grist

Colin Grist

Studio Big Cheese & Photographer

Studio founder. Studied photography at Southport College of Art and Design back in the late 1960s – yes he’s an old man 🙂 As a lad, he worked as a freelance broadcaster for the BBC and got to interview and photograph many of the big name bands of the era – also played in bands himself 🙂 He then spent decades working for the zoo & aquarium industry where he frequently traveled the world for conservation projects. Photography was a key aspect of this work and Colin contributed many images and manuscripts to books, magazines and journals internationally. Around 2003, whilst living in Boston USA, he started shooting people more and was invited to work with models and fashion. Whilst there he established his first studio, but after returning to the UK and hiring studios as needed he created Pathways in 2007. His portrait above was taken recently by globally respected photographer Trevor Yerbury.

Simon Riley

Simon Riley

Chief Videographer/film maker

Studied at the New York School of Film etc – more bio to come

Danni Wimbush

Danni Wimbush

Make-Up Artist

Qualified and experienced MUA specializing in beauty and creative make-up. She trained at the multi-award winning School of Make-Up in Manchester and furthered her training with the Estee Lauder Companies. Her skills range from natural beauty looks to creative make-up and special effects. Take a look at her portfolio on her website and instagram pages:

Portia Victoria

Portia Victoria

Model Mentor /model/stylist/actress/singer

Amazing talent – appeared in Game of Thrones. Vidal Sassoon model. Extensively published internationally – more bio to come

Blaise Gresley

Blaise Gresley

Principle Make-Up Artist

A MAC trained makeup artist highly experienced in the fields of fashion, editorial and self taught special effects. Her work is internationally known throughout Europe. Versatile with any area of makeup be it weddings, live performances or feature length films she embraces every challenge with a passionate yet highly professional attitude. Since recieving her BA honours degree in Makeup and Hair Design for music, film and photography at Southampton Solent University, she has been in her field of work for 4 years running with credits on (IMBd) Internet movie database, and several videos and films online. Check out her instagram and website for her portfolio and music video links. Instagram: Blaiselara. Online portfolio:

for general inquiries please use the contact form below, thanks

Studio Address:

Pathway Studios
St Thomas’s Pathway (off Queen St)

Tel: 01244 560357
Mobile: 07547 155606

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