A big hello & even bigger welcome
A big hello from us all at Graham Crichton Photography. We are Belfast's premier people and pet portrait studio, where we transform your treasured moments into timeless art. As a family-owned business deeply rooted in our community, we specialize in creating fully finished, framed portraiture that captures the essence of you and your loved ones. At the heart of our studio is the belief that every photograph tells a story. Our team, led by Graham, is dedicated to bringing those stories to life. We combine technical expertise with artistic flair to create portraits that are not just images, but pieces of art that reflect your unique personality and the bonds you share with your loved ones.
Your experience with us is tailored to you. From the moment you step into our studio, we work closely with you to understand your vision and preferences. Our warm and inviting studio environment ensures that each session is comfortable, enjoyable, and uniquely yours. We are more than just photographers; we are storytellers, artists, and creators of lasting memories. Whether it's capturing the joy of a family reunion, the bond between pets and their owners, or the individual charm of a portrait, we are here to make each moment unforgettable.
We can't wait to tell your "tail".
Graham (photographer, coffee maker, toilet cleaner) & Hannah Crichton (social media manager, accountant, phone call answerer) (pictured)
Established 2007 - 17 Years and Thousands & Thousands of Pets & People Photographed
A truly unique studio experience
We’ve poured our hearts into crafting a studio that’s not just unique, but a journey in itself. Designed for an immersive photographic adventure, it guides clients from the front of the camera to the magic behind it. Our studio, once the Orangefield Post Office, still features its iconic post box right outside our door.
After a complete makeover, the building now blends modern interior design with our creative work. It’s a space that lets you peek ‘behind the scenes’, much like watching a chef in an open kitchen. This design not only inspires our clients for their home displays but also integrates our working areas into the client experience.
Here, you’ll find endless ideas for displaying your wall portraits in various creative ways. Each piece, crafted by our expert team, is tailored to fit your home and is made to be cherished for generations.
Our superhero team…
Graham: The Photographer
Graham is the main person you’ll meet when you come in to have your photos taken. He’s a big nerd and has always wanted to be his own boss, originally starting out writing computer software when he was 5 years old. He broke away from this nerdiness in a fit of rebellion and went to drama school in London, before working in theatre as a professional stage manager for a number of years. But it was this drive to be his own boss that made him come back to Northern Ireland and start his journey as a photographer many years ago – now one of Northern Ireland’s most popular. When not working (which trust me, doesn’t happen often!), Graham loves walking Glyn the Dog, is obsessed (like properly!) in the story of the Titanic, loves karaoke and cooking! (You’d know he’s quite the Gordon in the kitchen by his swearing everytime he burns something!)
Hannah: Everything Else!
Hannah isn’t from Northern Ireland. She’s a blow in (with now quite a discernable ‘faux’ Belfast accent!). Originally from the small village of Ynysybwl in Wales, Graham and Hannah met when he was photographing a wedding she was attending in Italy. It was instant love across the first dance dancefloor. Originally Hannah studied Archaeology at the University of Reading, but being quite OCD gave it up for the less mucky degree of Medieval History. Hannah moved to Belfast in 2010 and they both wed in 2016. Hannah has recently left her own successful career outside of the business in finance, to join the business full-time and head up marketing. Hannah is also back at the books and studying for a degree in Business Management & Accounting at the OU.
Glyn the Dog
Glyn is a dog. To be particular, he is a nine year old Lhasa Apso with roots in Tibet – allbeit he is from North Belfast. He’s unusual in that he goes to work every day with Graham and can often be seen (and sometimes heard!) in the studio. He likes longish walks, food off your plate, fancy threads from Don’t Forget the Dog and old episodes of Blockbusters. When he grows up he would like to pursue a career on stage, possibly appearing on The Rex Factor or Britain’s Got Tailant.
Make a day of it…
Places to eat and drink in Belfast
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