Great walks with Dog Friendly Cafés-Nenthead

Looking for a great place to walk the dog that takes in waterfalls and has a great dog-friendly cafe? Visit Nenthead in the Durham Dales!

Great walks with dog friendly cafes. Dog walkers are always looking for new places to take their dogs. The best walks offer a good balance of exercise and an interesting environment with plenty of variety. 

 

 Ashgill Falls, Alston CA9 3HB

Great , interesting walk with Dog-friendly Café

Here’s a great walk with a dog friendly cafe that you can enjoy together! When you’re looking for somewhere different to walk the dog, perhaps somewhere a little further than the neighbourhood wood, wouldn’t it be great to know some great walks with Dog Friendly Cafes there too? 

It’s always worth checking out our local parks, but quite often the most you will find there is a car park if you are lucky. When you are looking for a great walk, Nenthead is worth considering.

Wonderful area for dog walking with a dog friendly cafe. Aerial View Nenthead Village Cumbria.

 

The Village of Nenthead in Cumbria. Image Copyright Duo Photo.co.uk

Nenthead to Ashgill Force walk

A great option to try with your dog is the village of Nenthead in the Durham Dales. Perhaps the most well-trodden is the walk from Nenthead to Ashgill Force taking in the lovely small village of Garrigil along the way is about a 4 mile walk. 

Snippet Of Google Maps showing walking route of Nenthead to Ashgill Force

 

Snippet from Google Maps showing walking route of Nenthead to Ashgill Force

Ashgill Force- a force of nature waiting to be explored.

Aerial View off Force, near Alston, Cumbria

 

Dog walkers delight- the beauty of Ashgill force, Cumbria.

Visit the café at the beginning or at the end of your walk.

The cafe can be at either the beginning or the end of your visit. The Café is called The Hive. I have now visited on three occasions as I was so impressed with this wonderful place. The village of Nenthead is as fascinating as its history, to me there is something special about it. Rugged, friendly and remote to a point. It’s a great walk with a dog friendly cafe.

The Hive Café Nenthead showing parking directly outside.

 

The Hive Café Nenthead showing parking directly outside.Image Copyright Duo Photo.co.uk

Beautiful Interior of The Hive Café at Nenthead.

Dog walkers delight a great dog friendly cafe. Interior Photograph showing inside of the cafe looking down from the upper gallery The Hive Cafe, Nenthead.

 

Beautiful Interior of The Hive Café, Nenthead, Cumbria.

Great dog friendly Cafe. Interior Photograph showing the upper floor Gallery at The Hive Cafe, Nenthead.

 

The Hive Café Nenthead, view from second floor showing beautiful Chapel Organ.

Interior Photograph showing the upper floor Gallery at The Hive Cafe, Nenthead.

 

The Hive Gallery Nenthead, second floor showing additional seating and Gallery.

Photograph showing a staircase which leads to the upper floor of The Hive Café, Nenthead, Cumbria.

 

The Hive Nenthead, how to access the Gallery upstairs.

Ample free parking in Nenthead

There is plenty of free parking in Nenthead, there is a large car park opposite The Hive and the Parking is free.

Car Parking facilities at Nenthead Cumbria.

 

Parking at Nenthead Village, Cumbria.

Playground with Swings etc for children

Aside from some lovely areas to walk the dog, there are also facilities for children to play safely.

Outdoor signpost showing was from Nenthead to Kilhope Wood.

 

Outdoor signpost showing was from Nenthead to Kilhope Wood.

 

Nenthead Village Cumbria Showing safe play are for children. Image copyright Duo Photo.co.uk

Great Dog walks. Photograph of outdoor grass pathway leading from Nenthead to Kilhope Wood.

 

Great for dog walking outdoor grass pathway leading from Nenthead to Kilhope Wood.

 

Nenthead Cumbria, situated in a beautiful part of Cumbria.

Photograph of the road in Nenthead, Cumbria that leads to Garrigill, Ashgill Force and Langdon Beck.

 

Nenthead, Cumbria- whichever way you leave the views are beautiful. This road leads to Garrigill, Ashgill Force and Langdon Beck

Nenthead Cumbria Final Thoughts

I feel that Nenthead is really a very special place. There is a genuine charm about the place that gently reveals itself to you. Famous in the past for its Lead and Silver mines and now I guess mostly for tourism.

So what kind of tourist could Nenthead appeal to?

I believe the type of tourist Nenthead will appeal to is quite varied because of its location, the roads themselves that lead you there, the history of the place itself, the wonderful Dog friendly café and the surrounding villages and attractions.

Dog walkers and walkers in general will love this place. Photographers and artists will love it too. I have no doubt that cyclists and motorbikers will definitely love riding the roads to get here and then there are the people who are interested in the history of the Durham Dales. Nenthead is also famous for many firsts:

England’s highest village at 1500 ft

Nenthead was the first purpose-built industrial village in England 

Nenthead was the first village in the UK to have electric street lighting from excess power generated by the mines

The Reading Room was the first free library in England

And finally I will say, the café is absolutely lovely, the staff are friendly, the food is nice and its reasonably priced. So, depending on where you live or where you already are on holiday, why not consider giving Nenthead a visit?

You can find details of The Hives opening hours here

You can find more information on the History of The Durham Dales Here.

If you would like to see more examples of our Commercial Work ( The Hive was done for fun, I have no association with them) then you can view my Commercial Work here. ( different website)

If you’re a dog owner and would like beautiful professional portraits of your dog, you can view some of our work here.

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Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm Saturday from 9:00am to 15:00

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very good service

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09/03/2022

very good service and fitted me in last minute after being let down by another company

Martin Campbell

Fantastic photographer

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

Fantastic photographer, James really put my daughter at ease from the moment we walked through the door, Caitlyn’s photos were amazing.
Thank you James

lynn Frost

excellent photographer

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

James is an excellent photographer who is passionate about his work we have had numerous shoots of him and love every photo

Lyndsay Donnellan

Excellent!!

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

Fantastic, extremely professional and very talented. Awesome pics of my puppy. Look no further if you want the best pictures of your pet.

Mick

Quality

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

My daughter and myself would like to thank James for a wonderful photo shoot. We were made very welcome and Mia loved every minute ! A very professional photographer with top quality photos!
Will be inviting duo photos to wales for a photo shoot at “Rachael Smith School Of Dance”
Thankyou
Rachael and Mia

Rachael Griffiths

Love it

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

James is the star of his photos. He is a great photographer with an amazing eye and very attentive to your needs. Great dance photographer can’t wait till my son’s next shoot. Thank you James. It was an absolute pleasure 👍

Andrew Davies

100% Quality

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

I went to Duo Photo to have a Company head shot done. The two guys Edson and James were great making me feel at ease and I was very happy with the outcome.
The place is immaculate and I would have no problem in returning if I want anymore photography done.
They also showed me some corporate videos that they have done and again they looked great and it was very interesting how they actually shot these?
100% all round good experience!

Terry Armstrong

Amazing Image Quality

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

This guy James did an excellent job of taking photos of my Guest House in The Lakes. He was professional and took time over detail. I will be using him again next year when and as my rooms change. Very happy with the results.

S Stephenson

Professionalism, Quality

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

I took my partner and daughter here as a birthday gift and we had a fantastic time. My daughter is only 2 so I was worried it would be a difficult shoot. I’m glad to say I was wrong as she was made to feel completely at ease and really got into the shoot. We’ve ended up with so many great photographs the only problem I have now is picking which ones to take home. I could not recommend duo photo highly enough. Professional, friendly and extremely helpful.

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5 Simple tips for taking better photos of your dog

5 simple tips for taking better photos of your dog!

5 Simple tips for taking great photos of your dog. 

5 Simple tips for taking great photos of your dog. How much would you love to be able to capture great photographs of your Dog when you are out walking around your favourite locations? Wouldn’t it be great to be able to take lovely photographs of your Dog at home, or especially after they have just come back from the Groomers? 

Maybe you’re the ‘love to get muddy type’ like your crazy pooch and think that that would make for great photos. Whichever you choose, we are here to give you some helpful tips to get great shots of your favourite furball.

I have always loved taking photographs of our Dogs, they are such a joy to photograph and capturing their personality is one of the best things about Dog photography. I’ve learned over time that it’s not just about getting any old shot, you need to be prepared for what you want to capture.

When you are out walking around your favourite locations with your dog there are many great shots waiting for you: You can get a good profile shot when your dog looks at something or turns his head.

5 simple tips for taking better photos of your dog! Image of a Working Cocker Spaniel on the beech looking out to sea.

 

Simple but nice photograph of our lovely Working Cocker Spaniel.

Dog Photography can be simple and complicated!

Taking great photos of your Dog can be simple, occasionally complicated. Especially if want to get a very specific shot of your Dog running in dark woodland during the Winter months. For the most part though, you should be able to get some great Dog Photographs if you know the dog well and you are ready. 

Simple Tip No 1 for taking better photos of you dog.

So my first tip would be understanding the behaviour of your Dog, are they flighty and barely settle or will they occasionally stop to have a look around?

If you’re dog is flighty, like one of our Working Cocker Spaniels, you need to have your camera ready at all times and by that I also mean have the best settings ‘ dialled in’ ready to share if you have a semi-pro or professional camera.

5 simple tips for taking better photos of your dog!. Pet Photography showing an action shot of a Working Cocker Spaniel leaping in the air to Catch a treat.

 

Simple tips for better dog photography- be prepared!

Simple Tip No 2 for taking better photos of you dog.

My second tip would be consider the type of background/ environment you will be working in. It much more difficult for a camera to focus on a fast moving Dog in a dingy wood as opposed to a bright sunny beach as there is more available light to work with. See image above as an example.

Simple Tip No 3 for taking better photos of you dog.

Tip 3 is think of the end goal in mind. This is what I do as a Professional Photographer. I start with the end goal, what result does my client want, how do I / they want the image to look? What will the image be used for , as a quick snapshot, as a nice keepsake, or for Social Media, or a better quality image for printing and framing and putting on the walls of your home?

5 simple tips for taking better photos of your dog!. Duo-Photo-Studio-Interior-Viewing-Gallery-17-Octavian-Way-Team-Valley-Gateshead,-NE11-0HZ

 

Duo-Photo-Studio-Interior-Viewing-Gallery-17-Octavian-Way-Team-Valley-Gateshead,-NE11-0HZ

Simple Tip No 4 for taking better photos of you dog.

Tip 4 is if using your phone then before you take the shot, think of what you are actually going to take. If it s mostly about a picture of your dog and no so much the environment, then get much closer than you ordinarily would. This is something I see quite often where a client brings an image they have taken of the dog into the studio to be printed. Quite often the dog is minuscule in relation to the vast empty background. 

5 simple tips for taking better photos of your dog! Photo of a Working Cocker Spaniel sitting on the beach posing for its owner whilst sitting on the sand.

 

Get closer if you want a nice photo of your dog- you can still see its at the beach.

5 simple tips for taking better photos of your dog! Photo of a 2 Working Cocker Spaniels walking on the beach with their owner. Beach is Crimdon Beach taken by Duo Photo Ltd.

 

Environmental Dog Portraiture- here the balance looks right between subjects size and background area.

Simple Tip No 5 for taking better photos of you dog.

Tip 5 is don’t get stressed about it! Taking photographs of dogs can be simple and it can also be challenging as they are unpredictable. Enjoy the walk and the exercise and do your best to be prepared, I would day that is the most important thing. 

You can see some examples of our Dog Photography images on on our Pet Portraits Page here. 

If you own a business then you can find examples of our Commercial Photography work here. 

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5 Simple tips for taking better photos of your dog

Working Hours 

Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm Saturday from 9:00am to 15:00

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Photographer

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Value

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Value

Olusola Akinbolade

very good service

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

very good service and fitted me in last minute after being let down by another company

Martin Campbell

Fantastic photographer

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

Fantastic photographer, James really put my daughter at ease from the moment we walked through the door, Caitlyn’s photos were amazing.
Thank you James

lynn Frost

excellent photographer

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

James is an excellent photographer who is passionate about his work we have had numerous shoots of him and love every photo

Lyndsay Donnellan

Excellent!!

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

Fantastic, extremely professional and very talented. Awesome pics of my puppy. Look no further if you want the best pictures of your pet.

Mick

Quality

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

My daughter and myself would like to thank James for a wonderful photo shoot. We were made very welcome and Mia loved every minute ! A very professional photographer with top quality photos!
Will be inviting duo photos to wales for a photo shoot at “Rachael Smith School Of Dance”
Thankyou
Rachael and Mia

Rachael Griffiths

Love it

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

James is the star of his photos. He is a great photographer with an amazing eye and very attentive to your needs. Great dance photographer can’t wait till my son’s next shoot. Thank you James. It was an absolute pleasure 👍

Andrew Davies

100% Quality

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

I went to Duo Photo to have a Company head shot done. The two guys Edson and James were great making me feel at ease and I was very happy with the outcome.
The place is immaculate and I would have no problem in returning if I want anymore photography done.
They also showed me some corporate videos that they have done and again they looked great and it was very interesting how they actually shot these?
100% all round good experience!

Terry Armstrong

Amazing Image Quality

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

This guy James did an excellent job of taking photos of my Guest House in The Lakes. He was professional and took time over detail. I will be using him again next year when and as my rooms change. Very happy with the results.

S Stephenson

Professionalism, Quality

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

I took my partner and daughter here as a birthday gift and we had a fantastic time. My daughter is only 2 so I was worried it would be a difficult shoot. I’m glad to say I was wrong as she was made to feel completely at ease and really got into the shoot. We’ve ended up with so many great photographs the only problem I have now is picking which ones to take home. I could not recommend duo photo highly enough. Professional, friendly and extremely helpful.

Colin Wilson
5
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Dancer Headshots

Why is it important for Dancers  to have high quality professional Headshots to further their career?

As far as Dancer Headshots are concerned, It’s a well-known fact that Dancers and Performers need high quality Dance Headshots to further their career in the entertainment industry.

Dancer Headshots to stand above the competition.

Dancers must be able to stand out from their competition, but also not look fake or staged. Therefore, it is important for them to have high quality professional Dancer Headshots taken so they can book more jobs, as well as advance their career in the future.

Dancer Headshots- image of a male dancer posing for a Headshot in Duo Photo's Studio , Team Valley, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear.

Professional Dancer- Professional Photographer

Professional dancers spend hours perfecting every move before performing on stage. These same professionals then put all their professional appearance in 1-3 photographs to offer to Dance Companies, Dance Agencies and Theatres and it’s for this reason that a professional Dancer headshot is so important. Most Dancers will want one or two main looks they want to shoot, usually Ballet, Contemporary, Musical Theatre or Commercial Opportunities.

Dancer Headshot taken in Duo Photo Studio Team Valley showing relaxed female dancer with arms folded and a friendly smile.
Dancer Headshot- Should show the characteristics of the Dancer. Here it is strength and warm personality.

What kind of Photographer Should I book?

For Dancer Headshots it makes sense to book someone who already works with a lot of dancers and understands their needs. Here at Duo Photo’s Studio we have won Professional Awards and Accreditation with The Master Photographers Association for the quality of our Dance Photography. Having worked with many dancers and Dance Clubs we are fully aware of what you need to send to Agencies, other Dance Schools or Urdang for example

Don’t allow your Dancer Headshot to be the weakest link.

Don’t allow your Dancer Headshot to be the weakest link in your professional Dance Portfolio, trust a professional who is as dedicated to Photography, as you are to Dance. 

Very few Dancers and Actors expect to get ahead in their career without high quality headshots.

Dancer Headshot Studios

We have all the necessary equipment, lighting and backdrops here to enable us to provide the very best images for you. However, we can also provide an ‘on location service’ should you be unable to travel to our studio in Team Valley Gateshead. 

Dance photographer Headshots Studio based IN Team Valley Gateshead.
Dance photographer Headshots Studio based IN Team Valley Gateshead.

 

Image of the interior of a Dance Photographers Studio based in Team Valley Gateshead.
Image of the interior of a Dance Photographers Studio based in Team Valley Gateshead.
Image of the interior of a Dance Photographers Studio based in Team Valley Gateshead.
Image of the interior of a Dance Photographers Studio based in Team Valley Gateshead.

How do I book my Dancer Headshots?

To book for Dance Headshots either call James on the number below or complete the form with details of when you would like your headshots done. If you subscribe to our newsletter we will send you updates ( usually quarterly) on any studio offers that are available.

If you would like to see more of our Award Winning Dance Photography have a look here.

We are also Commercial Photographers and if you would like to see the quality of our Commercial work you can view them here.

Get Dance Shoot Offers!

Working Hours 

Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm Saturday from 9:00am to 15:00

17 Octavian Way Team Valley Gateshead NE11 OHZ

Photographer

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Value

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Value

Olusola Akinbolade

very good service

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

very good service and fitted me in last minute after being let down by another company

Martin Campbell

Fantastic photographer

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

Fantastic photographer, James really put my daughter at ease from the moment we walked through the door, Caitlyn’s photos were amazing.
Thank you James

lynn Frost

excellent photographer

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

James is an excellent photographer who is passionate about his work we have had numerous shoots of him and love every photo

Lyndsay Donnellan

Excellent!!

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

Fantastic, extremely professional and very talented. Awesome pics of my puppy. Look no further if you want the best pictures of your pet.

Mick

Quality

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

My daughter and myself would like to thank James for a wonderful photo shoot. We were made very welcome and Mia loved every minute ! A very professional photographer with top quality photos!
Will be inviting duo photos to wales for a photo shoot at “Rachael Smith School Of Dance”
Thankyou
Rachael and Mia

Rachael Griffiths

Love it

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

James is the star of his photos. He is a great photographer with an amazing eye and very attentive to your needs. Great dance photographer can’t wait till my son’s next shoot. Thank you James. It was an absolute pleasure 👍

Andrew Davies

100% Quality

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

I went to Duo Photo to have a Company head shot done. The two guys Edson and James were great making me feel at ease and I was very happy with the outcome.
The place is immaculate and I would have no problem in returning if I want anymore photography done.
They also showed me some corporate videos that they have done and again they looked great and it was very interesting how they actually shot these?
100% all round good experience!

Terry Armstrong

Amazing Image Quality

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

This guy James did an excellent job of taking photos of my Guest House in The Lakes. He was professional and took time over detail. I will be using him again next year when and as my rooms change. Very happy with the results.

S Stephenson

Professionalism, Quality

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

I took my partner and daughter here as a birthday gift and we had a fantastic time. My daughter is only 2 so I was worried it would be a difficult shoot. I’m glad to say I was wrong as she was made to feel completely at ease and really got into the shoot. We’ve ended up with so many great photographs the only problem I have now is picking which ones to take home. I could not recommend duo photo highly enough. Professional, friendly and extremely helpful.

Colin Wilson
5
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Company Headshots Newcastle

Company headshots and Commercial Portraits are an essential part of any Newcastle company’s image. Your professional photos will help make your business in Newcastle look more credible and trustworthy, which can lead to increased sales. Some people call them Company Headshots, others call them Business Headshots or Corporate Headshots, but at the end of the day they are all the same thing.

Company Headshots are a great way to build your personal brand, which can help you build a larger audience for yourself and your business in Newcastle and the wider area of Tyne & Wear and Northumberland. You can also use headshots to help you get a job, increase your income, and build your brand.

Company Headshots Newcastle image shows a business mans Commercial Portrait taken at Duo Photo's Studio, Team Valley Gateshead.
Company Headshots Newcastle

Leading Businesses in Newcastle rely on Headshots

Local Businesses in Newcastle, producers, directors, and other professionals rely on Business  headshots to help them recognise and identify talent.vA professional headshot is a statement of intent. It gives casting directors an impression that you are serious about your craft and that you are worthy of a closer look.

A good headshot is a window into a person’s personality and character.

A good Business or Company headshot is a window into a person’s personality and character, and it can instantly convey a sense of professionalism and trustworthiness. That’s why it’s so important to get professional headshots taken, even if you’re just starting out. They can help build your image as a credible and trustworthy business, which can lead to increased sales and opportunities!

Company Headshots- is your business putting itself at risk?

If you are a business owner in Newcastle and your company is using only phone photos for Director and Staff Headshots, then you may be putting your company’s image at risk. If people can’t find your information on Google because of the lack of professionalism in your photos, then it could cost you valuable customers.

 Visual Disconnect between your company description and the images on your website.

On the other hand, if they do find your website and you describe yourselves as a ‘professional’ organisation, there may be a disconnect between what your prospective client sees and what they believe. Using only the features on your phone for headshots could result in uneven lighting, bad angles, unflattering expressions, and improper backgrounds that do not represent the professionalism you want to convey as a company

Company Headshots in our studio or your offices?

Duo Photo are only 10 minutes away from Newcastle City Centre. Duo Photo’s Studio, is located in Team Valley Gateshead, located close to Team Valley Retail park. We think it’s the ideal solution for your Company’s Headshots.

However, should you prefer to have them taken on site, at your premises in Sunderland or around Tyne & Wear, we deals work Nationwide for multi-site organisations, , we are certainly happy to do this. Before we start to take the Company Headshots at your premises, we will need to visit you to see what kind of space we have available to work with as we use professional lighting on stands. 

How do I book Duo Photo for our Company Headshots?

Simple get in touch via email or phone, our contact details are at the bottom of this page. We offer discounts the more staff you have. We have worked in every type of environment from Construction Companies, to Solicitors, to smaller business, maybe only 1 or 2 staff members. 

Get promotional offers!

Working Hours 

Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm Saturday from 9:00am to 15:00

17 Octavian Way Team Valley Gateshead NE11 OHZ

Photographer

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Value

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Value

Olusola Akinbolade

very good service

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

very good service and fitted me in last minute after being let down by another company

Martin Campbell

Fantastic photographer

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

Fantastic photographer, James really put my daughter at ease from the moment we walked through the door, Caitlyn’s photos were amazing.
Thank you James

lynn Frost

excellent photographer

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

James is an excellent photographer who is passionate about his work we have had numerous shoots of him and love every photo

Lyndsay Donnellan

Excellent!!

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

Fantastic, extremely professional and very talented. Awesome pics of my puppy. Look no further if you want the best pictures of your pet.

Mick

Quality

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

My daughter and myself would like to thank James for a wonderful photo shoot. We were made very welcome and Mia loved every minute ! A very professional photographer with top quality photos!
Will be inviting duo photos to wales for a photo shoot at “Rachael Smith School Of Dance”
Thankyou
Rachael and Mia

Rachael Griffiths

Love it

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

James is the star of his photos. He is a great photographer with an amazing eye and very attentive to your needs. Great dance photographer can’t wait till my son’s next shoot. Thank you James. It was an absolute pleasure 👍

Andrew Davies

100% Quality

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

I went to Duo Photo to have a Company head shot done. The two guys Edson and James were great making me feel at ease and I was very happy with the outcome.
The place is immaculate and I would have no problem in returning if I want anymore photography done.
They also showed me some corporate videos that they have done and again they looked great and it was very interesting how they actually shot these?
100% all round good experience!

Terry Armstrong

Amazing Image Quality

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

This guy James did an excellent job of taking photos of my Guest House in The Lakes. He was professional and took time over detail. I will be using him again next year when and as my rooms change. Very happy with the results.

S Stephenson

Professionalism, Quality

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

I took my partner and daughter here as a birthday gift and we had a fantastic time. My daughter is only 2 so I was worried it would be a difficult shoot. I’m glad to say I was wrong as she was made to feel completely at ease and really got into the shoot. We’ve ended up with so many great photographs the only problem I have now is picking which ones to take home. I could not recommend duo photo highly enough. Professional, friendly and extremely helpful.

Colin Wilson
5
Rated 5 out of 5
5 out of 5 stars (based on 10 reviews)
Excellent100%
Very good0%
Average0%
Poor0%
Terrible0%

Company Headshots Sunderland

Company Headshots Sunderland

Company headshots and Commercial Portraits are an essential part of a Sunderland company’s image. Your professional photos will help make your business in Sunderland look more credible and trustworthy, which can lead to increased sales. Headshots are a great way to build your personal brand, which can help you build a larger audience for yourself and your business in Sunderland and the surrounding area of tyne & Wear. You can also use headshots to help you get a job, increase your income, and build your brand.

Company Headshot of a successful Business owner in Sunderland.
Company Headshot of High Profile Business Owner in Sunderland.

Leading Businesses in Sunderland rely on Headshots

Local Businesses in Sunderland, producers, directors, and other professionals rely on headshots to help them recognise and identify talent.

A good headshot is a window into a person’s personality and character.

A good Business or Company headshot is a window into a person’s personality and character, and it can instantly convey a sense of professionalism and trustworthiness. That’s why it’s so important to get professional headshots taken, even if you’re just starting out. They can help build your image as a credible and trustworthy business, which can lead to increased sales and opportunities!

Company Headshots- is your business putting itself at risk?

If you are a business owner in Sunderland and your company is using only phone photos for headshots, then you may be putting your company’s image at risk. If people can’t find your information on Google because of the lack of professionalism in your photos, then it could cost you valuable customers. Using only the features on your phone for headshots could result in uneven lighting, bad angles, unflattering expressions, and improper backgrounds that do not represent the professionalism you want to convey as a company

Company Headshots on a phone. Unprofessional first impression.

Using only the features on your phone for headshots could result in uneven lighting, bad angles, unflattering expressions, and improper backgrounds that do not represent the professionalism you want to convey as a company.

Company Headshots in our studio or your offices?

Duo Photo are only 20 minutes away from Sunderland Town Centre. Duo Photo’s Studio, is located in Team Valley Gateshead, located close to Team Valley Retail park. We think it’s the ideal solution for your Company’s Headshots. However, should you prefer to have them taken on site, at your premises in Sunderland or around Tyne & Wear, we deals work Nationwide for multi-site organisations, , we are certainly happy to do this. Before we start to take the Company Headshots at your premises, we will need to visit you to see what kind of space we have available to work with as we use professional lighting on stands. 

How do I book Duo Photo for our Company Headshots?

Simple get in touch via email or phone, our contact details are at the bottom of this page. We offer discounts the more staff you have. We have worked in every type of environment from Construction Companies, to Solicitors, to smaller business, maybe only 1 or 2 staff members. 

Get your pro look!

Working Hours 

Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm Saturday from 9:00am to 15:00

17 Octavian Way Team Valley Gateshead NE11 OHZ

Photographer

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Value

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Value

Olusola Akinbolade

very good service

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

very good service and fitted me in last minute after being let down by another company

Martin Campbell

Fantastic photographer

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

Fantastic photographer, James really put my daughter at ease from the moment we walked through the door, Caitlyn’s photos were amazing.
Thank you James

lynn Frost

excellent photographer

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

James is an excellent photographer who is passionate about his work we have had numerous shoots of him and love every photo

Lyndsay Donnellan

Excellent!!

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

Fantastic, extremely professional and very talented. Awesome pics of my puppy. Look no further if you want the best pictures of your pet.

Mick

Quality

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

My daughter and myself would like to thank James for a wonderful photo shoot. We were made very welcome and Mia loved every minute ! A very professional photographer with top quality photos!
Will be inviting duo photos to wales for a photo shoot at “Rachael Smith School Of Dance”
Thankyou
Rachael and Mia

Rachael Griffiths

Love it

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

James is the star of his photos. He is a great photographer with an amazing eye and very attentive to your needs. Great dance photographer can’t wait till my son’s next shoot. Thank you James. It was an absolute pleasure 👍

Andrew Davies

100% Quality

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

I went to Duo Photo to have a Company head shot done. The two guys Edson and James were great making me feel at ease and I was very happy with the outcome.
The place is immaculate and I would have no problem in returning if I want anymore photography done.
They also showed me some corporate videos that they have done and again they looked great and it was very interesting how they actually shot these?
100% all round good experience!

Terry Armstrong

Amazing Image Quality

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

This guy James did an excellent job of taking photos of my Guest House in The Lakes. He was professional and took time over detail. I will be using him again next year when and as my rooms change. Very happy with the results.

S Stephenson

Professionalism, Quality

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

I took my partner and daughter here as a birthday gift and we had a fantastic time. My daughter is only 2 so I was worried it would be a difficult shoot. I’m glad to say I was wrong as she was made to feel completely at ease and really got into the shoot. We’ve ended up with so many great photographs the only problem I have now is picking which ones to take home. I could not recommend duo photo highly enough. Professional, friendly and extremely helpful.

Colin Wilson
5
Rated 5 out of 5
5 out of 5 stars (based on 10 reviews)
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Company Headshots Gateshead

Company Headshots and Commercial Portraits Gateshead.

Company headshots and Commercial Portraits are an essential part of a company’s image. Your professional photos will help make your business look more credible and trustworthy, which can lead to increased sales. Headshots are a great way to build your personal brand, which can help you build a larger audience for yourself and your business. You can also use headshots to help you get a job, increase your income, and build your brand.

Company Headshots Gateshead. Gateshead Businessman Man Company Headshot taken at Duo Photo's Studio, Team Valley Gateshead.

Leading Businesses in Gateshead rely on Headshots

Local Businesses, producers, directors, and other professionals rely on headshots to help them recognise and identify talent.

A good headshot is a window into a person’s personality and character.

A good headshot is a window into a person’s personality and character, and it can instantly convey a sense of professionalism and trustworthiness. That’s why it’s so important to get professional headshots taken, even if you’re just starting out. They can help build your image as a credible and trustworthy business, which can lead to increased sales and opportunities!

Company Headshots- is your business putting itself at risk?

If you are a business owner and your company is using only phone photos for headshots, then you may be putting your company’s image at risk. If people can’t find your information on Google because of the lack of professionalism in your photos, then it could cost you valuable customers. Using only the features on your phone for headshots could result in uneven lighting, bad angles, unflattering expressions, and improper backgrounds that do not represent the professionalism you want to convey as a company

Unprofessional first impression.

Using only the features on your phone for headshots could result in uneven lighting, bad angles, unflattering expressions, and improper backgrounds that do not represent the professionalism you want to convey as a company.

Company Headshots in Studio or at your Company’s HQ?

Duo Photo’s Studio, here in the heart of Team Valley Gateshead, located close to Team Valley Retail park is the ideal solution for your Company’s Headshots. However, should you prefer to have them taken on site, at your premises, we are certainly happy to do this. Before we start to take the Company Headshots at your premises, we will need to visit you to see what kind of space we have available to work with as we use professional lighting on stands.

How do I book Duo Photo for our Company Headshots?

Simple get in touch via email or phone, our contact details are at the bottom of this page. We offer discounts the more staff you have. We have worked in every type of environment from Construction Companies, to Solicitors, to smaller business, maybe only 1 or 2 staff members.

Get in touch!

Working Hours 

Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm Saturday from 9:00am to 15:00

17 Octavian Way Team Valley Gateshead NE11 OHZ

Photographer

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Value

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Value

Olusola Akinbolade

very good service

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

very good service and fitted me in last minute after being let down by another company

Martin Campbell

Fantastic photographer

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

Fantastic photographer, James really put my daughter at ease from the moment we walked through the door, Caitlyn’s photos were amazing.
Thank you James

lynn Frost

excellent photographer

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

James is an excellent photographer who is passionate about his work we have had numerous shoots of him and love every photo

Lyndsay Donnellan

Excellent!!

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

Fantastic, extremely professional and very talented. Awesome pics of my puppy. Look no further if you want the best pictures of your pet.

Mick

Quality

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

My daughter and myself would like to thank James for a wonderful photo shoot. We were made very welcome and Mia loved every minute ! A very professional photographer with top quality photos!
Will be inviting duo photos to wales for a photo shoot at “Rachael Smith School Of Dance”
Thankyou
Rachael and Mia

Rachael Griffiths

Love it

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

James is the star of his photos. He is a great photographer with an amazing eye and very attentive to your needs. Great dance photographer can’t wait till my son’s next shoot. Thank you James. It was an absolute pleasure 👍

Andrew Davies

100% Quality

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

I went to Duo Photo to have a Company head shot done. The two guys Edson and James were great making me feel at ease and I was very happy with the outcome.
The place is immaculate and I would have no problem in returning if I want anymore photography done.
They also showed me some corporate videos that they have done and again they looked great and it was very interesting how they actually shot these?
100% all round good experience!

Terry Armstrong

Amazing Image Quality

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

This guy James did an excellent job of taking photos of my Guest House in The Lakes. He was professional and took time over detail. I will be using him again next year when and as my rooms change. Very happy with the results.

S Stephenson

Professionalism, Quality

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

I took my partner and daughter here as a birthday gift and we had a fantastic time. My daughter is only 2 so I was worried it would be a difficult shoot. I’m glad to say I was wrong as she was made to feel completely at ease and really got into the shoot. We’ve ended up with so many great photographs the only problem I have now is picking which ones to take home. I could not recommend duo photo highly enough. Professional, friendly and extremely helpful.

Colin Wilson
5
Rated 5 out of 5
5 out of 5 stars (based on 10 reviews)
Excellent100%
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Poor0%
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Family friendly photography studio

Family friendly photography studio

Family friendly photography studio in Gateshead. Offering a variety of packages and experiences, from bespoke family photo shoots to unique corporate and product photography, Duo Photo’s Studio promises to provide a fun and exciting new way for people to capture their most cherished memories.

Family Friendly Photography Studio in Gateshead.

A family friendly photography studio has opened in Gateshead. This new Photography Studio  is ready to provide you with a professional photo session for the whole family, including any pets you may have! The goal of this company is to help create lasting memories and relationships through photographs. They believe that photos are more than just a snap shot in time; they can be cherished reminders of good times spent together as well as capturing growth over time. 

Family friendly photography studio in Gateshead. Offering a variety of packages and experiences, from bespoke family photo shoots
Family friendly photography studio: Duo Photo’s Studio, Team Valley Gateshead, NE11 0HY

Family Photoshoot every year

As a mother of three children, Lisa.S “enjoys the opportunity to take her family on a photo shoot every year or so”. She said that” it is difficult to find an accommodating photographer who can provide professional photos for all members of the family- from toddlers to grandparents”- and she always felt rushed with in-studio photography sessions. That’s why she was thrilled when she discovered “Duo Photo’s” Photography Studio next to Team Valley Retail Park, which offers full service portraits for everyone in the family: people, pets.

Family Portrait Sessions used to be stiff and informal!

In the past, getting family portraits taken meant going to a studio where everyone had to sit still and not talk. This can be difficult for children who are naturally hyperactive. However, some photographers have now opened studios that cater specifically to families with young children. These “Happy” photography studios provide a photo-taking experience tailored to younger kids so they will enjoy the session and be more cooperative in front of the camera. Getting your family’s portrait taken should be an enjoyable experience!

Family Friendly Photography Studio. Mother and Daughter Portrait in Black and White by Duo Photo UK
Mother and Daughter Portrait in Black and White by Duo Photo

 Family Photography Studio with easy Parking

Here at Duo Photo Studio in Team Valley Gateshead, next to Team Valley Retail Park, we have ample free parking and a studio large enough to accommodate even the largest of families, so Aunts, Uncles and Cousins are welcome too! During your family portrait experience we also serve refreshing soft drinks from our fridge and also relaxing hot drinks, like Cappuccinos and Tea! There is ample seating for everyone to be comfortable.

Family photography Studio Gateshead  with a warm, bright and very comfortable environment.
Family photography Studio with a warm, bright and very comfortable environment.
Family photography Studio Gateshead  with a warm, bright and very comfortable environment.
Beautiful Family Friendly Photography Studio- with great make up area and very clean toilets.
Family photography Studio Gateshead  with a warm, bright and very comfortable environment.
After the family photoshoot images can be viewed on our large screen TV after the editing process.
Family photography Studio Gateshead  with a warm, bright and very comfortable environment.
Family friendly photography studio with comfortable seating area and viewing gallery.
Family photography Studio Gateshead  with a warm, bright and very comfortable environment.
Family photography studio with large mirrors and cinema style make up desk to ensure you’re at your best.
Family photography Studio Gateshead  with a warm, bright and very comfortable environment.
Family friendly photography studio, Team Valley Gateshead Tyne and Wear.

Google Reviews left for us by our clients.

Google Reviews: our clients’ kind words.

Family photoshoot as birthday gift.

Positive: Professionalism, Quality. C.Wilson

I took my partner and daughter here as a birthday gift and we had a fantastic time. My daughter is only 2 so I was worried it would be a difficult shoot. I’m glad to say I was wrong as she was made to feel completely at ease and really got into the shoot. We’ve ended up with so many great photographs the only problem I have now is picking which ones to take home. I could not recommend duo photo highly enough. Professional, friendly and extremely helpful.

Company Headshot

Google Reviews: our clients’ kind words.

Positive: Quality T. Armstrong

I went to Duo Photo to have a Company head shot done. The two guys Edson and James were great making me feel at ease and I was very happy with the outcome.

The place is immaculate and I would have no problem in returning if I want anymore photography done.

They also showed me some corporate videos that they have done and again they looked great and it was very interesting how they actually shot these?

100% all round good experience!

Dance Photography photoshoot for daughter.

Google Reviews: our clients’ kind words.

Positive:A.Davies

James is the star of his photos. He is a great photographer with an amazing eye and very attentive to your needs. Great dance photographer can’t wait till my son’s next shoot. Thank you James. It was an absolute pleasure 👍

Dance Photoshoot for daughter.

Google Reviews: our clients’ kind words.

Positive:R.Griffiths

My daughter and myself would like to thank James for a wonderful photo shoot. We were made very welcome and Mia loved every minute ! A very professional photographer with top quality photos!

Will be inviting duo photos to Wales for a photo shoot at “Rachael Smith School Of Dance”

Thankyou

Rachael and Mia

Pet Photoshoot for family wall art.

Google Reviews: our clients’ kind words.

Positive: Professionalism M.Curry

Fantastic, extremely professional and very talented. Awesome pics of my puppy. Look no further if you want the best pictures of your pet.

Google Reviews: our clients’ kind words.

Dancer Portfolio and Professional Headshots for Dance College.

Positive:  L.Frost

Fantastic photographer, James really put my daughter at ease from the moment we walked through the door, Caitlyn’s photos were amazing.

Thank you James

Family friendly photography studio final thoughts.

These are just some of the reviews of Duo Photo Studio. We really care about our clients and want you to have the best possible experience as we know this allow us to create the best possible images for you. 

If you would like to book a Family Portrait Session for your family and perhaps your pet/s, then see our contact details below. We also can provide amazing dance images for aspiring dancers on their way to college and for those who would love to experience one, perhaps provided as a gift. If you would like to gift a loved one then visit our SHOP page and choose from our range of Photography Gift Vouchers

Commercial Photography and Video

We can also provide our clients or their businesses with Commercial Photography and Video. We have a great deal of experience in this field and have won many awards. You can view our Commercial Portfolio here ( takes you to our commercial photography website)

Family Photography

Family Photography-Newcastle

Family photography is the recording of special moments in the lives of our families through the generations. Family photographs are one of the most important records we have of our lives. They capture special moments, help us to remember loved ones, and provide a record of how we’ve all changed over the years.

Newcastle Family Photography

There’s nothing more important to folks in the North East of England than family and friends. The people we’re closest to, the people we love the most—they’re our support system, our confidantes and our biggest cheerleaders. Family is where we feel safe, where we can be ourselves, and where we can share our successes and our failures. Family is where we build our foundation, and where we build our future.

Capturing your family’s Milestones through photography

Family photography has been an integral part of documenting the lives of our families for generations. Whether it’s capturing the first smile on a baby’s face, a milestone such as a first step or a first day at school, or a momentous occasion such as a marriage or the birth of a child, photography provides a visual record of our lives as they unfold. 

2 generations of a family in Duo Photo Studio for a family portrait.
Family Photography documenting the lives of our families

Family photography- sharing experiences

Family photography has been an integral part of documenting the lives of our families for generations. Whether it’s capturing the first smile on a baby’s face, a milestone such as a first step or a first day at school, or a momentous occasion such as a marriage or the birth of a child, photography provides a visual record of our lives as they unfold. 

Unlike other forms of personal records, such as letters or journals, photographs offer the unique ability to share our experiences with others who weren’t there to experience them.

Generations Family Photoshoot

Recording family photography through the generations is one of the most rewarding experiences a photographer can have. Getting the chance to document the same families year after year and watch them grow together is a special privilege.

Family Portraits start interesting conversations

Family Portraits can also be used as a starting point for conversations, allowing us to reminisce together and share stories of our past.

Finding the right family photographer

Finding the right family photographer can be tough. But the importance of family photography cannot be overstated. One of the best ways to strengthen your family ties is to document your time together. Many people turn to professional photographers for help.

So if you are fortunate enough to have a new-born baby, a cute toddler who is growing up faster than you can imagine, a teenager you are very proud of, or you are fortunate enough to have 2, 3 or even 4 generations of family together, then may we suggest that a Family Portrait will make for a wonderful family heirloom or treasured memory. 

Family Photographs help close the feeling of loneliness

Whether you live together or are separated by miles, nothing can quite compare to the feeling of being together with the people you care about.

When you look at a family portrait, you can’t help but smile.

How to book a family photoshoot

Start creating your new family tradition today. Feel free to view our beautiful gallery ( Link to Gallery Page) in our studio prior to booking, or if you prefer, book your family portrait session direct by calling James on 0191  432 9181( during normal studio hours).

Mobile: 07817 512 234. 

Alternatively, fill in the contact form below letting us know the best dates and times for you and we will get back to you with our availability. 

Studio Hours are:

Mon-Saturday- 9am – 3pm. 

Sunday: Closed.

Later evening and Sunday Family Photo Sessions can be arranged by special appointment. 

See more examples of our family portraits.

In addition to Family and Pet Photography, we are also Commercial Photographers, you can see our Commercial Portfolio here.

Get Portrait Offer Updates!

Working Hours 

Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm Saturday from 9:00am to 15:00

17 Octavian Way Team Valley Gateshead NE11 OHZ

Photographer















Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Value

Rated 5 out of 5
March 9, 2022

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Value

Olusola Akinbolade

very good service

Rated 5 out of 5
March 9, 2022

very good service and fitted me in last minute after being let down by another company

Martin Campbell

Fantastic photographer

Rated 5 out of 5
March 9, 2022

Fantastic photographer, James really put my daughter at ease from the moment we walked through the door, Caitlyn’s photos were amazing.
Thank you James

lynn Frost

excellent photographer

Rated 5 out of 5
March 9, 2022

James is an excellent photographer who is passionate about his work we have had numerous shoots of him and love every photo

Lyndsay Donnellan

Excellent!!

Rated 5 out of 5
March 9, 2022

Fantastic, extremely professional and very talented. Awesome pics of my puppy. Look no further if you want the best pictures of your pet.

Mick

Quality

Rated 5 out of 5
March 9, 2022

My daughter and myself would like to thank James for a wonderful photo shoot. We were made very welcome and Mia loved every minute ! A very professional photographer with top quality photos!
Will be inviting duo photos to wales for a photo shoot at “Rachael Smith School Of Dance”
Thankyou
Rachael and Mia

Rachael Griffiths

Love it

Rated 5 out of 5
March 9, 2022

James is the star of his photos. He is a great photographer with an amazing eye and very attentive to your needs. Great dance photographer can’t wait till my son’s next shoot. Thank you James. It was an absolute pleasure 👍

Andrew Davies

100% Quality

Rated 5 out of 5
March 9, 2022

I went to Duo Photo to have a Company head shot done. The two guys Edson and James were great making me feel at ease and I was very happy with the outcome.
The place is immaculate and I would have no problem in returning if I want anymore photography done.
They also showed me some corporate videos that they have done and again they looked great and it was very interesting how they actually shot these?
100% all round good experience!

Terry Armstrong

Amazing Image Quality

Rated 5 out of 5
March 9, 2022

This guy James did an excellent job of taking photos of my Guest House in The Lakes. He was professional and took time over detail. I will be using him again next year when and as my rooms change. Very happy with the results.

S Stephenson

Professionalism, Quality

Rated 5 out of 5
March 9, 2022

I took my partner and daughter here as a birthday gift and we had a fantastic time. My daughter is only 2 so I was worried it would be a difficult shoot. I’m glad to say I was wrong as she was made to feel completely at ease and really got into the shoot. We’ve ended up with so many great photographs the only problem I have now is picking which ones to take home. I could not recommend duo photo highly enough. Professional, friendly and extremely helpful.

Colin Wilson
5
Rated 5 out of 5
5 out of 5 stars (based on 10 reviews)
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Our Family Portraits are Priceless!

The Family Portrait and its lifetime value.

Family Photography has been around for a long time. It is one of the few things that you can see change through the generations, especially if it’s displayed in your home. If you want to capture moments with your family and share them for years to come, then this article will be perfect for you!

The value of beautiful Family Photography 

The value of beautiful Family Photography is to share them through the generations. A family Portrait Session at Duo Photo’s Studio will provide you and your family with Portraits that will last and bring a lifetime of joy to you and your family’s homes.

Multi Generation Family Portraits

We as a generation understand the value of family photography, as we are always looking back on how much ourselves or our children have changed. How many times have we looked back on the photographs of Grandparents and Great-grandparents, Aunts and Uncles and remembered them with great fondness if they are no longer with us. 

Precious Family photographs Lost

Yet even though we take more photographs now than any other generation, so many precious family photographs are lost forever, due to either lost or broken phones containing precious memories that have never been printed. 

The true value of Framed Printed Wall Art, Albums and Photographs.

Most of us however, if we are lucky enough, still have amazing printed family Photographs of our Grandparents/ Great-grandparents, as mentioned earlier. as you can see below, here is a photograph of my Great Grandparent’s Wedding taken on 26th October 1918. We are now in 2022. This is a very treasured family keepsake that was passed down from my Great Grandmother, who was alive until I was 12, it was then passed to my Grandmother, then my Mother who still has the original photograph in her home.

Printed Family Portraiture is Priceless. Family Wedding 26th October 1918.

Family Portraits bring comfort to those too far away to visit regularly.

The key to securing the memory of your beautiful family and its heritage is Professional Portrait Photography, taken in our beautiful studio. We will create artwork for you, that will be worthy of a family heirloom to be passed down to your children as they grow up and start their own new home. 

Grandparents, Aunts or Uncles who are alone, or live far from you and may not see you as often as they would like, will at least have the comfort of seeing their beautiful family every day on their living room wall. This is the true value of Family Portraiture, that is why we say “our family Photos are priceless”

Family Portrait at Duo Photo Studio

A family Portrait Session at Duo Photo will provide you and your family with Portraits in your home that will bring a smile to you every time you see them. With more than 30 years of experience, our photographers know how to make everyone feel comfortable and they can create the best photos of each individual. We are not just shooting photographs; we are capturing moments in time that will be cherished for generations to come. And its heritage is the Professional Portrait.

How to secure your Family Portrait keepsake

To make sure you have something beautiful to share and pass down to your family, call:

James on 0191 432 9181 or 07817 512 234 or email our studio at james@duophoto.co.uk.

Start a new family tradition today!

To see more of our work visit our Family Portrait Page.

We also work as Commercial Photographers too, you can see examples of our work here.

Start my new family tradition please!

Working Hours 

Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm Saturday from 9:00am to 15:00

17 Octavian Way Team Valley Gateshead NE11 OHZ

Photographer

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Value

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Value

Olusola Akinbolade

very good service

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

very good service and fitted me in last minute after being let down by another company

Martin Campbell

Fantastic photographer

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

Fantastic photographer, James really put my daughter at ease from the moment we walked through the door, Caitlyn’s photos were amazing.
Thank you James

lynn Frost

excellent photographer

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

James is an excellent photographer who is passionate about his work we have had numerous shoots of him and love every photo

Lyndsay Donnellan

Excellent!!

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

Fantastic, extremely professional and very talented. Awesome pics of my puppy. Look no further if you want the best pictures of your pet.

Mick

Quality

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

My daughter and myself would like to thank James for a wonderful photo shoot. We were made very welcome and Mia loved every minute ! A very professional photographer with top quality photos!
Will be inviting duo photos to wales for a photo shoot at “Rachael Smith School Of Dance”
Thankyou
Rachael and Mia

Rachael Griffiths

Love it

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

James is the star of his photos. He is a great photographer with an amazing eye and very attentive to your needs. Great dance photographer can’t wait till my son’s next shoot. Thank you James. It was an absolute pleasure 👍

Andrew Davies

100% Quality

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

I went to Duo Photo to have a Company head shot done. The two guys Edson and James were great making me feel at ease and I was very happy with the outcome.
The place is immaculate and I would have no problem in returning if I want anymore photography done.
They also showed me some corporate videos that they have done and again they looked great and it was very interesting how they actually shot these?
100% all round good experience!

Terry Armstrong

Amazing Image Quality

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

This guy James did an excellent job of taking photos of my Guest House in The Lakes. He was professional and took time over detail. I will be using him again next year when and as my rooms change. Very happy with the results.

S Stephenson

Professionalism, Quality

Rated 5 out of 5
09/03/2022

I took my partner and daughter here as a birthday gift and we had a fantastic time. My daughter is only 2 so I was worried it would be a difficult shoot. I’m glad to say I was wrong as she was made to feel completely at ease and really got into the shoot. We’ve ended up with so many great photographs the only problem I have now is picking which ones to take home. I could not recommend duo photo highly enough. Professional, friendly and extremely helpful.

Colin Wilson
5
Rated 5 out of 5
5 out of 5 stars (based on 10 reviews)
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Dog Photography

Dog Photography – North East England

Dog photography is one of the most in demand services in our Duo Photo Studio, located in Team Valley between Newcastle and Gateshead. We totally understand this as we are dog lovers ourselves. James our studio photographer has two working cocker spaniels in the family.

Image of two tan coloured Working Cocker Spaniels on Cridon Beach near Hartlepool
Dog Photography by James of Duo Photo Studio -the family’s two Working Cocker Spaniels. Image copyright of Duo Photo Studio

Ed, our studio Videographer is also a dog lover and has a rather active Frenchie who never seems to stop eating!

Dog Photography showing image of Frenchie taken in Duo Photo's studio in Team Valley.
Meet Rocco, Ed’s beautiful Frenchie. Dog photographer: James Thompson of Duo Photo Studio , 17 Octavian Way, Team Valley,

Understanding a Dog’s Behaviour to ensure they’re enjoying the experience.

Dog Photography: understanding their behaviour is key to good results.

We all want to create great photographs of our pets, it’s one of the most natural things to do. Our pets are part of our family, we love them as family members and more often than not, give them Human names. Such is the level of affection we have as pet owners.

When your dog is running freely along a sandy beach or through some gladed woodland somewhere, they are free to roam and move without restriction. They are usually at their happiest.

Bringing your favourite furball into a studio for example may be a slightly unnerving experience for some pets and we are well aware of this, as we have photographed hundreds of dogs in our studio. As Dog owners we are well aware of the signs a dog may give off to show that it is stressed. Whale eyes, tucked tail, tucked ears and raised hackles are all obvious signs. There is some good advice on dog behaviour here at this page The RSPCA’s website with useful downloadable PDF’s.

Pet Shoot- it’s all about the wellbeing of your pet.

We always advise pet owners to walk their dog first prior to coming into the studio, to burn off some of their energy, so that they are a little bit more settled. When you first come into our studio we will greet your pet first, if they seem comfortable with that. If your pet seems a little uneasy before the pet photoshoot we will give your dog time to have a walk around and become familiar with the environment. At no point will a pet be forced into an environment/ situation they are not comfortable with.

Whilst your pet is getting accustomed to our studio ( which is quite large) we will make you a nice tea or coffee and suggest sitting on our comfy sofas until your dog approaches you or us. We know then, that they are at ease.

Time it takes for a Dog Photoshoot

As explained above, we ensure that your pet is comfortable first before any dog photography takes place. In the rare event that your dog remains ill at ease, we will reschedule the Pet Portrait Session with you, at a time that is convenient for yourselves and our studio availability. You dog’s wellbeing is our first concern. or this reason we do not confirm to a strict time slot. Each dog is different, each dog’s needs are different and so the time needed varies according to their needs and behaviour.

My dog won’t pose for photos!

Dog photography posing tips

Yes, we hear this a great deal. Wish I had a pound for every time someone said that to me. See this image here of a dog where the owner said it would never stay still and pose! I am always surprised because you never know how a dog/ pet will react in the studio. However, what I have found is that if you dont rush the dog, the rewards will come, sometimes at the beginning of the Pet Photography Session, sometimes at the end, when the dog is more rested.

People are always amazed at the results we achieve ( I am not being immodest here) it’s just that we are really patient and we love dogs and that always helps when trying to create the best possible Pet Portrait for you and your family.

Given time your dog will relax and as an experienced pet photographer we have techniques that work with your dog to get the best results.

Indoor Studio Shoot or Outdoor Shoot?

Dog Photography- does the weather put you off?

We can provide both and certainly enjoy doing both. We can meet you at your favourite location if it is outdoors or we can suggest locations for you where we have walked our own dogs and taken photographs of them. A question we ask our clients prior to the Pet Photography Session is ‘ what is the end result you want from the Pet Portrait Session?”

Are you looking to have some lovely photos taken to put in an album, a framed print to stand on a desk/ sideboard, or would you like a piece of wall art to adorn you Living Room, Bedroom or Kitchen Wall? Once we have a clear picture of what you want, we will shoot with that end goal in mind. It’s important to know these things because if you’re deciding on a piece of wall art- Large Framed Gallery Print or Canvas, we can suggest locations/ colours or shoot styles that match the ‘look’ and colours of your home.

A modern, minimalist home may want high key ( bright mainly) images to adorn the walls or something in Black and White to add contrast and act as a main feature of the room. We can match the look of the image and colour and style of frames to correspond with the look and feel of your home.

Outdoor Pet Photography

There are some challenges to this, such as the weather/ wind/ rain etc but the rewards are well worth it. Below are a few examples of a recent shoot at Crimdon Beach, the weather was very changeable yet the light was interesting.

Dog Photography Shoot outdoors on Crimdon Beach Showing a Dog owner walking her two dogs on a sandy beach
Outdoor Pet Photography Shoot
Dog Photography Portrait Shoot of a Working Cocker Spaniel looking at owner next to a sandy beach in Crimdon near Hartlepool.
Outdoor Dog Photography Shoot at the beach

Indoor-Studio Based Pet Portrait Session.

It would be easier to assume that this is the easier option but that is not always the case, due to the fact is may be at first, an unfamiliar type of environment for your pet.

However, it is the one environment where we as Pet Photographers have strict control over the light and as a result it is sometimes ( but not always) easier to work this way for a couple of reasons. Firstly, as mentioned, we have total control of the light, we know what direction it is coming from, we have a contact light level ( no clouds passing by) and the dog usually remains where we encourage them to go. That may be down to the treats…

Dog Photography Portrait Shoot of a Border Collie taken at Duo Photo Studio, Team Valley Gateshead.
Dog Photoshoot in studio Gateshead by Duo Photo
Dog Photography Portrait Shoot of a Cocker Spaniel taken at Duo Photo Studio, Team Valley Gateshead.
Dog Photo Shoot Gateshead by Duo Photo
Dog Photography Portrait Shoot of a Labradoodle taken at Duo Photo Studio, Team Valley Gateshead.
Dog Photography Gateshead by Duo photo UK

Conclusion

In our next article we will explain what’s involved in a Pet Photography Portrait, how it all works after you book your Pet Photographer. If you have enjoyed reading this article and would like to know more about Pet Photography, perhaps you interested in being a Pet Photographer or taking Pet Portraits, or just better snapshots of your pet then consider subscribing to our mailing list and we will send you helpful tips to help you improve your photography.

Thank you for earning, best wishes to you, James from Duo Photo.

If you would like to book a Pet Photography Portrait Session at our studio you can either fill in the form below or contact us at:

Email:james@duophoto.co.uk or ,

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Fantastic photographer, James really put my daughter at ease from the moment we walked through the door, Caitlyn’s photos were amazing.
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James is an excellent photographer who is passionate about his work we have had numerous shoots of him and love every photo

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Fantastic, extremely professional and very talented. Awesome pics of my puppy. Look no further if you want the best pictures of your pet.

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My daughter and myself would like to thank James for a wonderful photo shoot. We were made very welcome and Mia loved every minute ! A very professional photographer with top quality photos!
Will be inviting duo photos to wales for a photo shoot at “Rachael Smith School Of Dance”
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James is the star of his photos. He is a great photographer with an amazing eye and very attentive to your needs. Great dance photographer can’t wait till my son’s next shoot. Thank you James. It was an absolute pleasure 👍

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I went to Duo Photo to have a Company head shot done. The two guys Edson and James were great making me feel at ease and I was very happy with the outcome.
The place is immaculate and I would have no problem in returning if I want anymore photography done.
They also showed me some corporate videos that they have done and again they looked great and it was very interesting how they actually shot these?
100% all round good experience!

Terry Armstrong

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This guy James did an excellent job of taking photos of my Guest House in The Lakes. He was professional and took time over detail. I will be using him again next year when and as my rooms change. Very happy with the results.

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I took my partner and daughter here as a birthday gift and we had a fantastic time. My daughter is only 2 so I was worried it would be a difficult shoot. I’m glad to say I was wrong as she was made to feel completely at ease and really got into the shoot. We’ve ended up with so many great photographs the only problem I have now is picking which ones to take home. I could not recommend duo photo highly enough. Professional, friendly and extremely helpful.

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