Animals and especially dogs have always fascinated me, spending time with them rests your soul, brings you wisdom and serenity. Photography has become the reason of my existence, but in a way, I have always had this intense connection with dogs.
Audrey Bellot, dog photographer
Animals have always had a huge place in my heart, I have always found that they had something special and different that made them so innocent, unique and extraordinarily endearing.
So it was this passion for animals that was born first, then came the passion for Art, starting with drawing and continuing with photography. In just a few clicks, I already knew which subject touched my artist’s soul the most. Over the years, dogs have become my favourite muses. Animals and nature form an exceptional harmony in my eyes, it is this unique connection that has made me the photographer I am today.
I live in Auvergne in France, and I carry out sessions for all those who give an important place to their animalsin their hearts, whatever their country. It is with patience and gentleness that I will realize the most beautiful portraits of your dog full of emotions.
Laos, a dog with a heart of gold
I have always wanted to adopt a dog from a shelter, and will continue to adopt dogs in need. I adopted Laos in 2018, he was 3 years old. I chose him after a long search of all the dogs for adoption I could find, and it was finally in the shelter in my town that I found my gem: Laos. A tricoloured Border Collie with a small black spot in his right eye. Laos is his shelter name, I didn’t change it because I loved him.
He accompanies me almost everywhere I go: in the mountains, on the beach or in the forest, he is totally at ease in nature, and especially in water!
He is a dog that has taught me a lot, from his wisdom, his calmness and his serenity. When he arrived at the house, he was hypersensitive, slightly fearful, we did not know his past. However, he is a dog who learns very quickly, he knew how to give me his trust with time and patience.
Publications & Awards
Over the last few years, my photographs have been published in several magazines such as My Modern Met, Demotivateur, PetaPixel or Nikon Mag. Some of them have also won several awards.
- Best Pets 2020 Photographer – 35 Awards
- 3 Honorables Mentions – International Photography Awards (IPA)