It's all about
You and your Dog
The time we spend together, is all about You and your Dog.
It's about fun and laughter. It's about your relaxed favourite walk, or my studio where your dog is king.
It's about images you wish to see hanging on your walls every day of your life.
It's about capturing your dog's personality, and about evoking happy memories.
It's entirely about
You and your Dog.
I've lived with dogs all of my life, they are now, and always have been my family. The very reason that I am a photographer is because I love dogs with a passion. The years they spend with us are glorious and vibrant and filled with love and moments of sheer magic.
Amongst my most treasured possessions are the photographs of my dogs that hang on my wall. They're more than items of art, they're memories, they're scents and sounds and sunshine.
They take me back to a time and place in a way that absolutely nothing else ever does.
I promise to bring my love for these wonderful beings and my years of experience to each commission, to guide, to suggest, and deliver beautiful images that you will treasure for a lifetime. And I promise that from our first contact to our last, you will receive a service that is exceptional from me.
All About Photoshoots
from my clients...
"My dogs really enjoyed their recent photoshoot at Cleo Bolt Photography. The studio is warm and welcoming and the dogs loved exploring and having their photos taken in return for treats! The photos are absolutely gorgeous and show off my crazy crew beautifully. What could be better - a cup of tea, good company, a relaxed and fun shoot, followed by beautiful photos! Thanks, Sharon!"
"So happy with the photos that this amazing photographer has taken of my dog, they will be treasured keepsakes, thank you".
Q"Sharon attended the KC Working Gundog Trials at Chatsworth where my Munsterlander was bidding for his WGD Certificate. The weather was atrocious but somehow Sharon has produced some fantastic pictures full of action and atmosphere. Stunning!"
"Sharon captured each of my dogs' character perfectly, and the dogs felt very comfortable in her studio. It's no mean feat trying to photograph 4 bullies that had their own ideas about how this was going to work ... but Sharon's calm and pragmatic approach worked well. So pleased with the images, have already recommended Cleo Bolt Photography and would recommend to anyone reading this! Thanks again! x"
"Can't recommend enough. Fabulous picture of me and my dog and a great service from beginning to end. Hope I see you again soon!"
"Me and Bentley my old English Sheepdog had a fantastic photo shoot today with Cleo she is such a lovely lady and understands the dogs totally. She is so patient as my dog kept looking Anywhere but the camera. Thank you so much I can't wait to see the pictures."
The Founders Cup 2020
Winning The Founders Cup was such an emotional moment for me. The competition requires a panel of 3 images to be submitted digitally. The finalists are then chosen and those finalists are required to print their Panel. It is from this Panel that the winner is chosen by a team of International Judges.
Photographer of the Year
I barely believed that I had achieved the status of top 10 in the Photographer of the Year awards placing at number 7.
To Top that, I then achieved top 10 in the All Round Photographer of the Year awards, placing number 3.
These awards a cumulation of the points achieved throughout the competition year.
I can't write in this short paragraph just how much it meant to me. I've written a blog here showing all of the images that came together for these awards ....
Image of the Year 2020
It was such an honour to have four of my images chosen in two different genres of the Image of the Year competition. Out of over 16000 images 3 of my Bird images and one of my Natural World images were chosen in the final 10 for each genre. It was all a little bit overwhelming.
My Favourite Images 2020
I've put together a little video of many of my winning images from 2020. This body of work led to me being awarded Three Photographers' Bars. These Bars are "lifetime achievement" Bars in recognition of the continued excellence required to achieve them.
My Bars in in the following categories: Pets, Natural World and Open Category
I believe passionately in animal welfare and donate 5% of my profits to animal charities. I choose two different charities every year. For 2018 the charities I have chosen are Dogs Trust (link) and The Cinnamon Trust (link).
About Cleo Bolt Photography
People ask if I enjoy my job -my answer is always, I love my job. In a sense I've been training for it since I was a baby starting to crawl around the floor with my family dog. Her name was Jilly and she was a Scottish terrier. From then to now, I've been truly blessed by all the wonderful dogs who have chosen to share their lives with me.
It's true to say that dogs have given me some of my greatest joy in life.
My love of photography came later when it featured as part of my course as a design student (too many years ago to count), and the passion has continued to grow.
Dogs are family, and for me, the real joy of my work lies in those moments that pass in the blink of an eye, and in capturing them in print, we can hold onto them and treasure them forever.
Please do contact me if you would like to know more about my work, I'm always very happy to talk about any aspect of it.
I hold Qualified accreditation with The Guild of Professional Photographers, I have won several prestigious awards for my work and I have full public liability and public indemnity insurance and work to professional standards of integrity and respect for all.
I'm always happy to chat about your requirements and vision for your photo shoot. And I understand how very important it is that we create lasting wonderful memories for you.
Please contact me using the form below and I will always respond as soon as possible. Please do remember to check your spam folder.