EXTRAordinary in every way
A little bit about.....
picture tells a story"
Hi, I'm Carolyne, the Photographer & Artist.
I've been either in front or behind the lens for over 50 years, owned a Show kennel with German Shepherds, Beagles, English Foxhounds and working
Jack Russell Terriers.
Over the years I have photographed 100's of all shapes and sizes. This is my life!
Working with dogs every day, it truly is the
best job in the World.
I'd love to meet you and your four legged friends for an informal chat up here at the studios.
Coffee is free and remember to bring the dog.
Carrie Southerton Dog Photography Studio is owned by Carolyne & Alasdair Cowan based just outside a small village called Slamannan, near the town of Falkirk.
From quite a young age, Carolyne has had a relationship with Art and in particular the camera.
Whether it was working as a Model in front or a Photographer behind the lens - either way she was at ease.
aged 3 years old
Carolynes' other great love, is her dogs.
With a long family history connected with the 4 breeds the couple lovingly owned, bred and Showed.
Carolyne along with her Husband Alasdair, are well known around the Dog World, owning a top show kennel -
Haughmill Kennels and having bred and exhibited
forever 40 years.
Winning some prestigious awards such as -
Pup of the Year
UK Top Foxhound Puppy
Top Foxhound Breeder Our Dogs
UK Top Dog in Foxhounds
Crufts Best Dog
Crufts Best Puppy
Fun in the Snow
with 4 of our GSDs
Through the years.....
The Story of Us & Our Dogs
I have been very fortunate and honoured to have been asked to Judge some wonderful Dogs over the years.
My first Judging appointment was in 1991 at Kirkcaldy Open Show
I had a wonderful entry, filling 5 Classes and I was also lucky in having Alasdair as my Chief Steward for the day.
Even though we have retired from showing ourselves, I am delighted to be still asked to carry on my Judging duties.
Thank you to all the Show Committees who thought highly enough to invite me to Judge at their shows and to all the Exhibitors for entering under me, I really appreciated it.
In the days of Freelance
Over the years I was hired as a Freelance Photographer
for many genres.
From Experience days such as Off Road Segway, to Cancer Research events, to Gig photography right through to working for
Dog World Newspapers covering Dog Shows
and in particular Crufts.
I also carried a Press Pass for the World Dog Press Association.
I retired from being a Freelance Photographer around
7 years ago to concentrate on
Carrie Southerton Dog Photography Studios
simply because the studios had become so busy with
I got to work with some amazing Pop Stars and
Groups over the years.
Heaven 17, Human League, Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Robin Trower (Procol Harem), Midge Ure and
my personal favourite Adam Ant....
to name but a few.
We are Family.....of Dog Lovers
Five generations of my Family have had the same bloodlines and this has now increased to our own Children and Grand-Children.
Dogs are a way of life for us, we could never imagine living without these amazing four legged wonders.
Below showcases just some of our own Family 'snaps'.
Starting from the first image being my Great Aunt who is pictured with her first German Shepherd dog called Sandra, circa 1908.
Our own GSDs were all descended from Sandra. This line ended with the loss of our fabulous girlie Pepsi, August 2021 when she went onto Rainbow Bridge at the age of 14.
I really hope you enjoyed the small insight into our lives over the years which have been filled with the unconditional love of our beloved family dogs. The obvious love I have for them helps me when I am commissioned by my Clients to create their
Artwork for them.
I just understand Dogs - I just love Dogs
They give us so much and ask for so little in return.