To book or just chat call the studio on 02890 99 77 98

Pet & Dog Photography Belfast

 

Book a portrait of your cat or dog for just £25 (includes complimentary 6″ print of your favourite photograph)

Our studio is pet friendly – we see all sorts, from big dogs to small dogs, rabbits and even cats! We will make your pet feel as much at home at our studio, as they do on their own turf.

Pet portrait sessions usually last around an hour. We like to include a bit of time before the session for your pet to get used to the smell, sight and sounds of our studio. At the end of the shoot, we will show you the types of products we create and shedule a time for you to come back and see the pictures. There is no hard sell and no obligation to buy any products. Product prices start from just £70.

 

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Includes our portrait price list


How it Works

 

How much does it cost?

Your session costs £25. This covers the time of the photographer. We offer a range of different types of products (e.g. frames, prints, digital files) etc. each aimed at different tastes and budgets. Products start from just £70 for loose prints and £135 for framed pictures. Every customer is different and we aren't pushy sales people.

Booking your portrait

We have a small, but cosy studio in an old linen mill. We can photograph up to 8 people or up to 3 pets at the studio. We photograph families, kids & pets. We only photograph babies once they are able to sit up. To book your portrait session with us you can call us at the studio on 02890 99 77 98 or use our online booking system at the bottom of this page.

Getting ready for your shoot

The most important aspect of any shoot is that you feel comfortable and relaxed. Happy people make happy portraits. We make getting your portrait taken a fun and easy-going experience.

For family portraits, we suggest wearing clothes that make you feel good. You know the ones! Avoid wearing white or really pale clothes... because you will vanish if we use a white background! You might also want to wear matching socks... as you may need to take your shoes off to walk on our background. Clothes that may age, such as ones with logos, are best avoided.

If you have a favourite hobby or sport and have some props... BRING THEM WITH YOU! You know the sort, musical instruments, footballs etc. They make for awesome pictures and also tell the world who you are!

For pets, we suggest walking them and letting them do their business before the shoot. If they are like our Glyn and very excited, we would recommend tiring them out as much as you can beforehand! Bring their favourite toys and squeakers with you too! Try to avoid giving them treats during the shoot - as this will distract them.

If your shoot involves a little one, we understand that some wee'uns become ill or just aren't in the best form. If this is the case, just give us a call and we can re-schedule. We don't mind as cancellations are included once free of charge.

Seeing your photographs

Once you shoot is over, we will decide a time that is convenient to you to get you back in again to see your pictures on our big projection screen. We call this an ordering session and you will have a chance to pick the pictures you would like to order. It usually happens a week or so after the shoot. It is really important that all those who make decisions in your family attend this session. If someone can't make it, we will have to reschedule it to a time that they can. As we have said, we aren't pushy people and will send you a full price list when you book (or before if you ask us).

Payment for all products ordered is taken at the end of the session. We accept cash and all major types of credit/debit card. We also offer payment plans for purchases over £250.

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Pet portraits from £25

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Dog & pet portraits Belfast
Dog & pet portraits Belfast
Dog & pet portraits Belfast
Dog & pet portraits Belfast
Dog & pet portraits Belfast
Dog & pet portraits Belfast

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Should I bring someone with me?

Ideally bringing another person with you will help your shoot go smoother. While one person is managing your pet, the other can be getting their attention with a squeaky toy for example.

Can I bring more than one pet with me?

One pet is included in the price of your session, however you can add up to 2 additional pets to a session for an additional charge. If you do bring more than one pet, you must bring an additional person with you to help. We will photograph one pet at a time and then all pets, if time allows. If you believe your pet(s) will find the shoot difficult, you may only want to bring one with you.

IMPORTANT: If you are bringing more than one pet to a shoot, the pets MUST live together FULL TIME and get on. This is to ensure that all pets get on and behave in the company of each other. If the pets show any sign of aggression to the other pets present, the owners/handlers or photographer the shoot will be terminated immediately.

Can humans be in the shoot?

Yes, you are their family too! We will mostly take individual photos of your pet(s) by themselves, and then some of you together at the end of the shoot.

What if my pets are hyper?

Like humans, pets can get excited in new spaces. We give them a little time at the start of the shoot to get ready to their surroundings. You can let them off their lead as soon as you enter the studio. This usually calms an animal down. You should also try to exhaust your pet as much as possible before the shoot. E.g. a long walk before the shoot begins. We can't photograph pets who run around, so this will help. But ultimately, you will need to control your pet once in the studio and be hands on with them. If you don't think they will sit or you don't think you will be able to do this, then this may not be for you.

What if my pet doesn't sit or obey commands?

If you pet doesn't sit or obey commands, then unforunately a pet portrait at our studio is not for them. We need our furry subjects to be house trained and obedient to some degree (e.g. sitting on command).

My pets don't get on... can I have a photo of them together?

If your pets don't get on, we would suggest not having their picture taken together. This can create undue stress for your pet and just isn't fair on them. If they don't get on in real life, they aren't going to co-operate for having their photo taken together.

My pet widdles a lot

We understand when you gotta go, you gotta go. We are used to pets "relieving" themselves accidently in our studio. Taking them out before the shoot will eliminate this for the most part. If you pet suffers from a medical condition where they repeatedly relieve themselves however, a studio session will not be suitable for your pet.

I'm disappointed they didn't sit... why couldn't you make them sit?!

Pets are pets. They aren't people. We can't put on them the same expectations as we do people. If they don't want to co-operate there is nothing we can do to make them co-operate. Bringing treats and toys can help to distract them. Giving them too many treats will be counter productive though.

My pet is very nervous, should we have their photo taken?

Our studio is relaxed, warm and friendly. We have a lot of nervous pets that come through our doors. If you make us aware of this in advance, we will know to take more time with them and be gentler.

Should we bring any toys or props?

Yes, bring their favourite toys and any costumes you have for them. We may not get around to using any or all of them, but as they say, variety is the spice of life!

Can I bring my pet(s) back to see the pictures?

We ask you to kindly not bring your pets back to the viewing session afterwards. It can be really boring for them.

Products & Prices

 

We believe that a great portrait is all about a great experience. That is why we are up front and honest with our pricing. Our products are heirlooms that we know you will cherish for many years to come. We have a range of products for all tastes and budgets. We also have some special offers from time to time and payment plans if you want to break up your payment in to smaller, more manageable payments.

 
 

Desk Frames

 

Simple and beautiful. Our desk frames look great on any sideboard or mantelpiece and make the perfect gift for family and friends. Available in two sizes and two colours.

Starting from £100

Edge Wall Frames

 

More picture and less frame – giving a contemporary look. Your photograph is mounted in the frame – edge to edge without a mat. Available in an extensive range of moulds and sizes – making them ideal for large living rooms or small dens. Starting from 10″, all the way up to 30″.

Starting from £135

Matted Wall Frames

 

The classical sister to the Edge Wall Frame and a great way to showcase a single photograph. Available in the same extensive range of moulds and sizes – but including a beautiful custom mat around your photograph. The ideal signature centrepiece in any room.

Starting from £160

Collections

 

It can be difficult to pick just one picture for a frame, and that is why we created our Collections frame range. Multiple photographs beautifully showcased in one frame, printed on a single sheet.

Starting from £298

Digital Files on USB

 

In the age of digital, not everyone wants a framed photograph. Our digital collection is our flexible solution for the modern time. Available in a range USB sizes from 5 images to a complete copy of all of your photographs – all at full size.

Starting from £200

Individual Loose Prints & Print Packs

 

Our range of professionally printed fine art prints are a great accompaniment to any session. Individual prints are available in a variety of sizes to suit all budgets.

Individual prints start from £70 & print packs start from just £120

Payment Plans

 

We appreciate that our products can be quite an investment. To make things easy, payment plans are available for purchases over £250.

Special Offers

 

Buy any two wall frames & get a third wall frame free!

Get a slideshow movie for just £50 with any 2 or more loose prints

Get a free shoot when you buy a wall frame in advance

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Pet portraits from £25

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Get in touch

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

 Phone: 02890 99 77 98