Belfast’s Most Popular Pet Photographer & Dog Photography Studio
Book a portrait of your cat or dog for just £25 – includes a complimentary framed table top portrait
We know how much your love your pet, we love our Glyn the Dog. 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 can turn your pictures in to and shedule a time for you to come back and see the pictures. There is no hard sell. Product prices start from a very reasonable £40.
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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?
You sure can. We can accommodate up to 4 small pets or 3 large ones. 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. Your pets must also both sit together on command.
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.