Pet Photography Crimdon
Image of two tan coloured Working Cocker Spaniels on Cridon Beach near Hartlepool


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Pet Photography at beautiful Crimdon Beach, Hartlepool.

It’s many years since I ventured to Crimdon, my childhood memories being of a lovely beach, with Crimdon Lido, which at my time I think was a a fairground of some sorts. I remember the sea always seemed to be really far away when the tide was out. Here I am in 2022 returning to Crimdon Beach near Hartlepool with one of my Daughters and the family’s two Working Cocker Spaniels. Almost a gap of 40 years since my last visit.

Crimdon Beach is just as cold ( wind wise) and as beautiful as I remember. The beautiful golden sand dunes carpeted by course green beach grasses, really is a treat to the eye.

There is plenty of parking , offering a combination of both paid and free parking for the more prudent visitor. On leaving the car and heading for the beach, the beautiful golden sands tempt even the most ardent ” I hate getting sand in my shoes type” to explore the golden, undulating dunes. If you would like more information on this location have a look at The Beach Guide for Maps and Reviews. This is a dog-friendly beach. 

Crimdon Beach is the location for this Pet Photography- Image copyright of Duo Photo Ltd

Capturing your pet’s unique personality in a photograph

Pet photography is an important part of owning a pet, and can be a great way to capture their unique personality. From the unique poses and expressions our pets show us every day, to the unique locations and backgrounds that can only be found on dog walks.  

Pet Photography- Image of Margot a Working Cocker Spaniel at Crimson Beach near Hartlepool.

Walking the dog is good exercise for Dog and Owner.

Walking our dog/s can provide both owners and dogs with many health benefits. For owners, regularly walking your dog can reduce stress and make you happier. For dogs, regular walks can help build their confidence and keep them healthy. Dog walking can also help keep your dog physically and mentally stimulated.

Outdoor Pet  Photography: Photographer James Thompson of Duo Photo Ltd

Studio and Outdoor Pet Photography

I am fortunate that my Daughter has two beautiful dogs. I grew up with Spaniels during my childhood and I have always loved dogs. As a Portrait Photographer with my own large photography studio based in Team Valley, Gateshead I have the pleasure of taking beautiful portraits of many types of dogs.

Having a studio is very beneficial during inclement weather and I do enjoy working there but what I love most is getting out in the fresh air, taking a camera with me and walking the dogs. There are so many great locations in the North East. If you have a suggestion for a great place to visit, even if its beyond the North East, please let me know, as I will arrange to go there.

Pet photography on the beach-Fleur on the beach at Crimdon-  Pet Portraiture is becoming very popular.

Environmental Pet Portraiture

Environmental Pet Portraiture, or Outdoor Pet Photography is becoming more and more popular, especially with families. Our pets are now considered as part of the family, so why would we leave them out of our family portraits? Especially if the beautiful images we create are to be created into beautiful wall art to adorn our living rooms.

 Pet Portraiture is become more popular for wall art to hang in our homes-photo by James Thompson

Capturing your dog’s personality and mannerisms can be a lot of fun!

Capturing the best images of your pets

Capturing the best images of your pets isn’t always easy, sometimes it is. As we all know, some dogs, especially Cocker Spaniels, love to run and jump and dart all over the place, whether it’s indoors or out. I have been a Professional Photographer for many years and still find it a challenge balancing the challenges of lighting , focussing, and walking with them for miles to find the perfect spot and then getting a good image that is worthy of being create into a family keepsake.

If you would like some top tips that I have learned over the years, then subscribe to our pet photography newsletter and we will pass on some of the hard earned techniques we have learned over the years. I will leave a contact form below if you would to know more and learn some new techniques to take better photographs of your pets.

Margot, our Working Cocker Spaniel at Crimdon Beach waiting for me to catch up on the steps! Photo copyright of

Pet Photography for your loved one

If you like the images we have taken and shown you and would like to have more information on our availability for a Pet Portrait session for your loved one, then contact James on 0191 432 9181 or email . Although our beautiful studio us based in Team Valley Gateshead, next to the Retail Park, we do travel around the UK providing beautiful images of Pets and Families, often together. Thank you for taking the time to read our blog, it’s appreciated. 

If you would like to see more of our Pet Photography images then visit our Pet Portrait Page today. 

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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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lynn Frost

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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!

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Rachael and Mia

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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?

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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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