Hairy Dog Photography. This is pet photography with bags of style and class. Dog portraits a speciality throughout the North East, including Durham, Newcastle and Sunderland.

So what is dog lifestyle portraiture? Shoots can be carried out on your dog's favourite walk and if we can get you and your family involved, all the better. The idea is to come away with a set of stylish, contemporary and very natural images.

I'm also happy to simply produce beautiful photographs of your pet by himself. Hairy Dog also uses a top quality portable studio kit for photoshoots in your home if you prefer.

Results are guaranteed - I use the same top end gear for dog portraits as I use to shoot high end weddings. No out of focus photos, no over-cooked special effects, just lovely, natural photos of your dog (and the rest of your family if you like!). Shoots are a very reasonable 40 GBP and come with a free 7x5" print. No hard sell at all but if you want, we can supply the best canvasses, framed prints and acryllics available.

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • B.A. Hons, Photography

Serviced Areas

  • Sunderland, Durham, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, North East

Contact Details

  Website
  City Houghton le Spring
  Postcode DH4 4LN
  Address 10 Langley Street
  Phone Number 078 6612 7732

Products & Services

One hour photoshoot - location of your choice.

All you need to do is take your dog on his favourite walk. I'll hover about in the background, and at the end of the walk, I'll have a camera full of amazing action shots. All pin-sharp, all beautiful. I love it when you and the family want to be in the photos too, but you don't have to be! I take the photos, pour them into my computer and turn them into artworks. You'll have your own personal web gallery to view the images, from which you can choose one free 7x5" print.

From Our Website

Hairy Dog is still up and running for outdoor sessions only, preferably as far away from other people as possible! All precautions will obviously be taken so there won't be the usual handshakes or pats for the dogs but done sensibly, there's no reason not to go ahead with an outdoor dog photography session in or around Aberdeen. Also, if you were even vaguely thinking of having a pet photoshoot over the coming months, please do consider buying a voucher now, which is valid for a year at least. This would help my family and I enormously (I do understand many of us are in the same boat, so please ignore this if it's the last thing on your mind!).


I'm Jamie Emerson (BA Hons Photography) and I specialise in contemporary, creative canine photography. Although the business started in and around Durham, it is now based in Aberdeen and covers pretty much the whole of Aberdeenshire and the Grampian region. My shooting style is candid and natural, with an emphasis on fun. Do take a second to 'like' the Hairy Dog Photography Facebook page which always has the latest work, special offers and most interesting news! Photographing dogs has been something of a hobby for many years.


Hairy Dog Photography - Modern, imaginative dog portraiture throughout North East Scotland, covering Aberdeen, Stonehaven, Banchory, Inverurie, Aboyne and the whole of Aberdeenshire / Grampian. These are specialist, professional, photographic dog portraits by a photographer with a deep affinity for canines of all shapes and sizes! So what exactly is it that you do? Quite simply, this is specialist, bespoke dog portraiture. I love to involve the whole family but I'm equally happy to devote the entire session to making beautiful photographs of your pet.


I really do try to keep everything as simple as possible, so I won't bamboozle you with 1000s of options! I've sourced the best of the best, then whittled it down to the best of those! All suppliers are trade only and chosen for their ethical / environmental stance, product quality and longevity. One of the more popular choices is another three mounted prints, on top of the two already included with the price of your voucher / session. Three archival quality, 9x6" mounted prints - 90 External dimensions are 12x8" so if you choose to frame them, they'll drop straight into an off-the-shelf frame.


It really is well worth having a swift read through this section if you have an upcoming Hairy Dog photo session. Finally, it's a good idea to take active dogs for a brisk walk before their session if possible. If all that sounds like what you're looking for, please do feel free to contact me or just go ahead and buy your session on the Hairy Dog Booking Page.