Award Winning Image from the Guild of Photographers

Award winning Image

Award winning Image


Wow, wow, wow – or should I say BOW WOW WOW – chuffed is not the word! Doing a happy dance and punching the air!

The Guild of Photographers runs a monthly national competition to find the Photographer of the Year. Each month you have to enter 3 images  which are assessed by a full Panel of highly experienced Judges who grade them in accordance with international judging criteria. Very pleased to announce that this image of Boris won a SILVER in the competition! It is extremely difficult to get a silver, hence the happy dance!!

It is also very fitting that Boris has qualified for Crufts this year so hopefully that will be a double win for him!!  It is thrilling to win awards and hopefully there will be many more this year.

Boris is a Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer – an elegant & noble breed as well as cute and adorable! He was amazing in the studio & proudly hangs in 2 frames in the reception. I will be avidly watching Crufts to track his progress … not long now …  Not sure I will get much work done – will have to take the laptop to the telly and pretend!

If you want  an award winning image to hang on your wall then click here to buy a voucher … or just call/email on the contact page and book your pup in! Based near Farnham, Surrey the Artful Dog Studio  is specially designed for dogs and only dogs (occasionally an owner creeps into a shot … but we allow that!). All the dogs and owners enjoy the experience:   laughter, adrenalin and often tears permeate into the studio … it really is a wonderful experience so come and join in the fun.

 “An enjoyable afternoon watching my dog “pose” for his photos – he really seemed to enjoy the whole experience.

A walk afterwards however ended in him in rather a muddy state – back to normal!”  Pauline.

Patterdale and Sharpei: Piper & Holly

Patterdale and SharPei – Piper and HollyPatterdale and SharpeiThese two gorgeous ‘best friends’ came into the our studio – Piper is a Sharpei / Patterdale cross and Holly a Beddlington/Spaniel cross. They were both absolute stars. I think I fell a little bit in love with Holly (Sharpei on the right)!!

Holly kept snuggling up to me throughout the shoot – who could not fall in love with her? So pleased to have captured that wonderful expressive face. I really wanted to take her home with me.

You can definitely see the Patterdale in Piper – we are always told that black dogs are always tricky to photograph outside of the studio so it’s always a delight when we can capture the ‘black dog’ and see it’s true ‘colours’ (excuse the pun!!) and personality. We are constantly being told that all they have is an iPhone picture of a black blob!! Not the case for our gorgeous Piper – he looks so alert and the those eyes melt the heart!

If you have a Black dog and all you have are pictures of a black blob then bring them into the studio and we can give you the portrait you have always wanted! Perhaps we should have a ‘black blob’ promotion!! Visit our ‘Bow-wowchers‘ page to buy your your portrait session – tell us you have a Black Blob and we will give you 10% of frames when you come in! We are based just outside Farnham in Surrey within a bone throw of Waverley Abbey – an English Heritage Site just on our doorstep. Woof!


“A big thank you to The Artful Dog Studio. I had such a good day today getting my gang photographed, can’t wait to see the finished prints, and I hope you have recovered! x” Pauline

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