Barn Calendar 2023

Will your pet be in our 2024 calendar?


We’re looking for dapper dogs, cute cats and radiant rabbits to feature in the official 2024 Assisi Animal Sanctuary Charity Calendar in support of Assisi Animal Sanctury.


Book your pet portrait session below for £35 (normally £210) for a pet portrait session with NI’s leading pet photographer, Graham Crichton and a chance to appear in the calendar! Graham’s also including a complimentary 8×6″ framed desk portrait of your favourite image plus £50 credit to spend on a lovely product for your wall from Graham’s fab collection.


The search is on – your session will need to take place before Monday 15th October to be in with a chance of being in the calendar


To enter, book your pet portrait session below – you’ll get:

  • A 1 hour professional pet portrait session with Graham at the Belfast studio, where we will take a variety of photographs of your pet
  • If you’ve more than one pet bring them along!
  • Family and children are welcome to be in your photos too!
  • Come back and see your pictures on the big screen at a viewing appointment a week later and pick your favourites
  • You’ll receive a complimentary 8×6″ printed photograph of your favourite picture from the shoot and a chance to order more
  • You’ll also receive £50 credit to put towards any of our beautiful wall frames of your choosing
  • We’ll pick the cutest picture from your shoot to be entered in the competition for a chance to feature in the calendar
  • Additional products start from £95 – Click here to see the brochure & prices (opens a new window)

Small Print:

New customers only. If you've been out to us before for a portrait, you won't be able to take part I'm afraid - however you can still support Assisi Animal Sanctuary by purchasing a calendar when they are out or make a donation directly to the charity. This one's for dogs and cats and other small pets only. This is open to all pet owners, regardless of whether their pet came from Assisi Animal Sanctuary. One shoot per household/family. Subjects/handlers can’t appear in or attend more than one shoot. Up to 4 pets from the same household are included. All pets must live together. If more than 1 pet is present they will be photographed individually and, if possible, together. Humans can feature in pet portraits too! Person booking must be 18+. For pet shoots involving a family pet, parent(s) must attend both the shoot and the viewing session. Your calendar competition picture will be chosen by the studio. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers. Cannot be transferred. Can be withdrawn or changed without notice. No cash alternative. At the end of your shoot we will arrange a date and time for you to come back to see your pictures. You will need to attend both the shoot and this follow up viewing session to get your complimentary print and for your image to be entered in the competition. You will not be entered in to the competition if you don't come back to see your pictures and you will not receive your complimentary print. £50 product credit can only be used towards any of our portrait products including frames, collections, small frames and digital images (exclude slideshows) and must be used during the order session. It cannot be used for other products. Shoots/sessions cannot be re-scheduled. Session fee is non-refundable. Fair use policy applies. We reserve the right to refuse any person(s) we believe who is abusing these terms and our fair use policy without reason or question. Full terms and conditions available at the time of booking.

Charity Calendar

About Assisi Animal Sanctuary

Founded in 1997, Assisi Animal Sanctuary is Northern Ireland’s largest independent animal welfare charity. We are committed to providing shelter, care, food, veterinary treatment, safety, companionship and ultimately finding new loving homes for all the animals that come into our Sanctuary. We operate a No-Kill policy and rescue more than 2000 companion animals each year. We care for up to 200 animals in our shelter at any given time. Animal Welfare is paramount to everything we do. For every animal rescued, we ensure they are neutered, vaccinated, wormed, defleaed (and all dogs and cats are micro-chipped). Regardless of their circumstance, age or state of health, we provide all animals with an excellent quality of life, something many of them have never experienced before. Our aim is to find each and every animal that comes in to our care, the loving forever home that is right for them.

About the Photographer

Throughout time, stories have been told. We see them told generation after generation. We see ourselves as storytellers. Since Graham started taking photographs in 2005, we have told thousands of stories. We started off with small beginnings in a spare room at Graham’s house, originally photographing weddings and engagements. We opened our first portrait studio in 2015 at the historic Portview Trade Centre. It was small, it was cramped, but it was ours. In that time, we captured so many stories of families, people and their pets. In 2022, we took the plunge and moved from our little studio to the now current location. Investing nearly £100,000, our dedicated people & pet photography space now allows for an even better customer experience. It’s much bigger, but we haven’t forgotten where we came from. Our story is unique to us, but your story is the one that matters. We have the capability to print your images in-house. This is why we take great pride in our digital print lab, housing the very best printing industry equipment. This investment produces results that we and our clients can be proud of for generations to come. We don’t produce photographs, we produce heirlooms. We have grown to become one of Northern Ireland’s leading people & pet portrait studios – thanks to our customers and their trust in us to tell their stories – Beautifully. Timelessly.

Most Asked Questions

So how does this work?

We have teamed up with Assisi Animal Sanctuary to produce their official 2024 charity calendar. All proceeds from the sale of the calendar will go to Assisi Animal Sanctuary. We are giving people the chance for their pet to feature in the calendar when they book a pet portrait session with us. You will come to our studio and have your pet photographed and then come back to see your pictures. You will receive a complimentary 7″ printed photo of your favourite picture and have a chance to order any others that you like. We’ll also give you £50 credit to put towards any of our products! We will then choose 12 pets from all those that have entered to be in the calendar.

But my pet won’t sit!

As your pet will be being photographed, your pet will need to obey basic commands such as wait, stay and sit. This experience is not suitable to pets who will not sit or may find the experience stressful. It also requires a reasonable amount of mobility by the owner to handle their pet.

‘I love all the pictures! Can I order more?’

You sure can! We find that once our clients see the pictures we take they just love them so much. We offer a range of products starting from £95… plus remember you’ll also get £50 credit that you can put towards any of our beautiful products, including frames, digital images and smaller products. We also offer 0% interest free finance to make our products more accessible to everyone.

I’ve more than one pet!

We love doing shoots with furry families too! You can bring more than one pet to your session, but we advise that you only bring pets that will get on together and not find the experience stressful.

I want to buy the calendar! When is it out?

The calendar will be available to purchase from November. It will be available from all the Assisi Animal Sanctuary shops and from Graham Crichton Photography studio and from a selection of vets and shops. But be quick, these will sell out fast!

Dog & pet portraits Belfast

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Graham Crichton Photography Limited,
276-278 Castlereagh Road
Belfast BT5 6AD,
Northern Ireland.

 Phone: 02890 99 77 98

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