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Charity Calendar Dog Photo Shoot in aid of The Barn Animal Rescue

Could your dog be our Mr Janufurry or Miss Pawgust?!


The Barn Animal Rescue has teamed up with NI’s leading pet photographer, Graham Crichton, to help raise funds for the charity and create a stunning 2021 dog photo calendar! And let’s face it… everyone loves a cute dog picture, and by 2021 we will all need a bit of cheering up!

For just a £25 donation (which goes entirely to The Barn), Graham will take a professional portrait of your pooch at his Belfast waggly-tail friendly studio and for your donation you’ll also get a complimentary 7″ print of your favourite picture from the shoot too. You’ll also have an opportunity to order more pictures from your shoot too, if you like. One picture from your shoot will be chosen by Graham to be entered in our calendar competition and put to a public vote on The Barn’s official Facebook page where the top 13 favourites will be included in the calendar!

About the Barn

The BARN is a haven for animals in need of rescue and adoption. We promote animal welfare within Northern Ireland, we rescue and re-home. We look after rescued cats and dogs and also have dogs with permanent residency who found their forever home here at the BARN. The BARN operates a ‘no kill’ policy and we will not put to sleep a healthy animal. We’re really excited about our 2021 rescue dog calendar and proud to be working with well known local pet photographer Graham Crichton. We’re looking for models for our calendar, and for a a £25 donation you can have your pooch photographed by Graham with a chance of your pet appearing in our calendar! You’ll get a free printed photograph of your favourite picture too!

About the Photographer

Hello fellow fur parent! I’m Graham Crichton, Northern Ireland’s leading pet portrait photographer. With a dedicated pet portrait studio in East Belfast I’ve built up a reputation for my unique, colourful, relaxed and engaging pet portraiture. I’m excited to be working with the Barn to create the images for their forthcoming 2021 charity calendar. We’d love you to be part of it too!

In addition to your complimentary print, we also offer a range of beautiful locally handmade frames and other portrait products. We are also including £50 credit towards any wall frames that you order.

What’s included:


  • The human entering must be 18 years or older
  • A professional pet portrait for your rescue dog at Graham’s Belfast studio (up to two additional pets can be included too)
  • Come back and see your pictures a week later on our big screen
  • Choose your favourites and pick a picture to be turned in to a complimentary 7″ loose print (extra pictures can be added from £99)
  • A picture from your shoot will be chosen to be entered in to the competition to pick which pictures are included in the calendar (the top 13 pictures, chosen by the public will be included in the 2021 calendar!)


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Most Asked Questions

But my dog won’t sit!

Ok, let’s get the elephant in the room out of the way… or rather the dog or cat in the room! Most pets we photograph won’t sit perfectly for a portrait. Why? Because they are not people! But don’t worry… we’ve been doing this a long time and have a boat load of tricks we use to get great pictures of them. If you’re afraid they won’t sit give us a call to talk it through. Like your pet, we don’t bite! 🙂

So how does this work?

To book your portrait of your dog use the big yellow button below. There is a donation of £25 (with every penny going to the Barn). In return, you’ll get a professional pet portrait with Graham at the studio and a complimentary 7″ print of your favourite picture. Your pooch will also be entered in the calendar competition too with a chance of featuring in the 2021 Barn calendar!

Do I need to buy anything extra?

You don’t have to if you don’t want to. Graham is giving up his time to take the pictures for the calendar for free. There isn’t any pressure to order any extra pictures from your session, but if you want to you’ll be helping him out too.

But my pet is crazy!

The chances are they really aren’t that crazy! We’ve seen them all, trust me. Our studio is totally pet friendly. So, we don’t mind them running around, jumping on the sofa, making a coffee… That’s why we are a pet photography studio, we expect pets to be pets! PS: The humans however we expect to be on their best behaviour 😉

See what you can do with your pictures

Products starting from as little as £99, there really isn’t an excuse not to make some memories!


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Small Print:

New and old customers welcome. This one's for dogs only, from the Barn. If you're pooch isn't from the barn you are more than welcome to book a regular pet portrait with us - just call us to ask about this. One shoot per household/family. Subjects/handlers can’t appear in or attend more than one shoot. Up to 3 pets can be included in the shoot (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 and sent to The Barn as a watermarked copyright picture. 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. You will not be entered in to the competition if you don't come back to see your pictures. Shoots/sessions cannot be re-scheduled. If you miss your shoot or cancel your shoot your session fee will go to the studio to cover the cost of time lost. 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.

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Graham Crichton Photography,
A110 Portview Trade Centre,
310 Newtownards Road,
Belfast BT4 1HE,
Northern Ireland.

 Phone: 02890 99 77 98

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