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New Pet Photography Website!

Big announcement?

Adrian Hitt Photography is thrilled to announce the launch of a new website dedicated exclusively to dogs! In addition to focusing on Adrian’s dog photography, the site will feature local experts on dog training, medical care, grooming, nutrition, and adopt/rescue resources. And, check back often as Benny will surprise us with tid bits of information from a dog’s perspective.

Visit the new site and be sure to update your rss feed, reader and bookmarks as all new posts will be at their new home!

The smells of spring – Dog Photography Nashville, TN

A dog has one aim in life … to bestow his heart. – J. R. ACKERLEY

Dog Photographer, Nashville, TN Adrian Hitt Photography

Just a little dog wisdom for your Friday and a reminder that Spring is on its way! Isn’t this a great reminder to slow down and soak in life? I was going through photo archives of Benny this week and stumbled across this gem. I love that he is actually smelling the flower. Sad thing – I had never seen this photo before this week. My personal work tends to get put away in a file labeled “edit later” and as you can imagine, later rarely arrives. I’m changing that this year.

Have a restful weekend and be sure to return on Monday for a very special announcement!

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Adrian Hitt Photography

  • Lauren said: I LOVE this. You have one precious (and hilarious) dog. :) (02.26.10 @ 11:17 am)
  • Lexi said: Ahh, I needed a reminder spring is coming. (02.26.10 @ 11:19 am)
  • Erin Lee said: AHHH! I love this! (02.26.10 @ 11:20 am)
  • mary crow said: so lovely Adrian! (02.26.10 @ 4:37 pm)
  • Ted said: oh the life of a dog (03.01.10 @ 2:07 pm)
  • Hannah Maple said: never cease to amaze me! this is splendid--you are so very talented. (04.13.10 @ 12:34 pm)
  • Mel McLellan said: Same here! Trying to go through our personal files and stay on top of processing and printing them regularly. What a fun find! Happy Spring! :) (04.20.10 @ 12:36 pm)
  • Marc Weisberg - Pet Photographer said: OMG! Adrian, this is an amazing photograph! I recently photographed a pure breed boxer in spring flowers in a field and just love it. You could easily make this a yearly must have for any dog owner. Just love it and your new blog! (07.24.10 @ 12:40 pm)

Will Your Dog be the Next Cover Dog?

On Saturday March 20, Nashville Lifestyles is hosting their 2nd annual Cover Dog Competition at Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art. Dogs of all shapes, sizes, and ages are welcome to enter for a chance to be featured on the cover of the May issue. Visit the website to download the guidelines and enter your dog now! Be sure to drop by and see us at the event.

Nashville Paw is also hosting a few contests that will brighten your dog’s day. Complete an online survey for a chance to win a Posh Pet Bed from Madison Avenue Mutts. Or, become a Facebook fan of Nashville Paw (how easy it that!) and you could win a Bark Om tee shirt for your dog.

And, finally, here is something we’re quite excited about around here! On April 30 the United States Postal Service is releasing a book of stamps with photos of 10 homeless dogs and cats to raise awareness about adopting animals. All of these animals have been adopted, but there are millions more looking for homes. Visit your local animal rescue today to find out more information.


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Adrian Hitt Photography

Adorable Adoptable Dogs – Photographer Nashville, TN

Looking for a friend?

A month ago, we posted a blog about Roxy and Oliver, two sweet dogs who were rescued by a friend. Fortunately, Roxy was adopted, but Oliver – who recently finished a training program – is still looking for a new home. He’s playful, sweet and well-trained. In the meantime, he is going to a temporary foster home in Nolensville, but we hope that someone out there is searching for a most-friendly companion.

Dog Photographer, Nashville, TN Adrian Hitt Photography

As some of you may know, Benny was adopted from a shelter in Columbia, TN. Last week, Adrian visited the rescue to deliver 40 pounds of dog food for all the comments on this blog entry (thank you everyone!) and she was smitten by Pebbles, this charming puppy who is also available for adoption. Pebbles is a three month old boxer-mix and is part of a litter, so there are a few puppies available.

Dog Photographer, Nashville, TN Adrian Hitt Photography

If you would like more information or are interested in adopting Oliver or Pebbles, post a comment and we’ll get back to you soon. And, please pass the information along if you know a family who might be interested. Thanks!

Benefit Concert for Haiti

In other news, on Saturday, February 27, there is a rockin’ benefit concert at The Ryman Auditorium to raise money for children in Haiti. Big Kenny is hosting the Nashville event (there is also a concert in Los Angeles) which includes performances by Alison Krauss and Union Station, Jerry Douglas, Jars of Clay, Mat Kearney, Brandon Heath, Dave Barnes and Matt Wertz. Tickets range from $25 t0 $75 and proceeds go to Compassion International, an organization that is working to provide food, clean water, clothing, medical supplies, and shelter to 15,000 families in Haiti. The concerts, sponsored by Gaylord Entertainment Company, will be streamed live at, so if you can’t attend, you can always make a donation online. Otherwise, if you don’t already have plans, purchase your tickets at The Ryman.

Until the end of this week, for every session booked in February (not necessarily photographed) we will be donating $50 to IFAW to aid in their efforts to help the animals in Haiti.

Have a good afternoon!

Pet Photographer – Nashville, TN
Adrian Hitt Photography

  • Adrienne Scott said: I need to stop looking at your blog, girl. I'm going to give in to Chris' puppy fever! Pebbles is so freakin' adorable! (07.07.10 @ 1:43 pm)

Pedigree: Catch

If you’re a dog lover, watch this video. It’s an ad put together for Pedigree and I just love it! So creative and moving.

Pedigree: Catch

Thanks to Nashville graphic designer, Jeff Perky for sending it my way!
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Adrian Hitt Photography
  • Nena said: LOVE THIS COMMERCIAL!!!! Well done and captures the beauty and essence on the different breeds. (02.24.10 @ 8:09 am)

Pug and Border Collie – Dog Photography

What’s better for your Friday than looking at a bug-eyed pug? :) Anytime I’m around pugs, I can’t help but laugh. All of their snorting, quirky expressions, funny noises and how they try to ferociously outrun you with their tiny little legs. Too funny. Meet Maggie. Don’t you just love her wrinkles?

Dog Photographer, Nashville, TN Adrian Hitt Photography

And who doesn’t love a Border Collie? Did you know it’s a common believe that Border Collies are the smartest breed? Smart yes, but also funny dogs to watch. They feel this natural instinct to herd other dogs around them – have you ever noticed this while you’re at the dog park? When this happens, my Benny likes to outrun or trick them. :) Anyway, meet Maggie’s brother Bruce. Super sweetheart and he’s great with his Doga. Here he is showing off his downward-facing dog. And one more of miss Maggie just to make you smile.

Have a great weekend!


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Adrian Hitt Photography
  • Tiffany Padgett said: Maggie is adorable! There is nothing better than a wall-eyed puggie! :) (02.19.10 @ 11:59 am)
  • mary crow said: You know I LOVE the border collies!! Nice Doga form Maggie!! Pugs are sweet too! (02.19.10 @ 12:15 pm)
  • Heather said: So cute (02.19.10 @ 2:24 pm)
  • Carla said: Precious! (02.19.10 @ 2:39 pm)
  • CARLOS said: these are some adorable doggies... (02.19.10 @ 2:41 pm)
  • darla said: too cute! (02.19.10 @ 2:46 pm)
  • Ashlye Bickston said: love these dogs :) (02.19.10 @ 2:47 pm)
  • matt underwood said: greatttttt pictures!!!!!! (02.19.10 @ 2:47 pm)
  • Lindsey Johnson said: the owners of these dogs must be fabulous! :) Adrian, these are such good pictures of our K-9 babies! (02.19.10 @ 2:48 pm)
  • sarah said: How adorable are these pups!!!! (02.19.10 @ 2:52 pm)
  • Bethany McCrary said: Those are great looking dogs Lindsey!! (02.19.10 @ 2:56 pm)
  • Julie said: It's so nice to see different light shed on these addorable pupps. They bring so much joy to our lives! I think they desereve their own photo shoots :O) (02.19.10 @ 3:02 pm)
  • Heidi said: The pictures are PRICELESS!! I couldn't help but giggle at the Pug! Perfection! (02.19.10 @ 3:07 pm)
  • Kenny said: Cute dogs. And awesome photos! (02.19.10 @ 3:10 pm)
  • Jim said: Bruce the "Leaner" and Maggie the "Queen"! (02.19.10 @ 3:14 pm)
  • Megan said: Both Maggie and Bruce are adorable. I love how Bruce is practicing his yoga for the camera! (02.19.10 @ 3:23 pm)
  • Stephanie said: Love the pictures - adorable! (02.19.10 @ 3:52 pm)
  • Nancy said: I want one of each! (02.19.10 @ 4:28 pm)
  • jeff said: There are my hyper little buddies, Maggie and Bruce. They are both so adorable. (02.19.10 @ 5:25 pm)
  • julie said: gorgeous photos of gorgeous dogs! (02.19.10 @ 7:38 pm)
  • Kendra said: Very Cute Pics! (02.19.10 @ 9:28 pm)
  • Leslie said: These pictures are really great! I need my dogs to have a photoshoot. This is just too cute. (02.19.10 @ 9:34 pm)
  • Kathy said: Maggie is wondereing where her next meal is? Bruce is like hmmm whatever (02.20.10 @ 8:21 am)
  • Stacey said: Love the pug!!! (02.20.10 @ 9:22 am)
  • Hayden said: I love border collies. We babysat one for a week and it was one of my favorite dogs! (02.20.10 @ 9:25 am)
  • Kendall said: Great dogs, cool pics! I don't think our dogs would sit stilllong enough. (02.20.10 @ 9:27 am)
  • Rich said: I want to be these dogs,,, what a life (02.20.10 @ 5:01 pm)
  • amanda said: i have always said that pugs seem to have a personality of sass all their own. maggie NEVER stops making noises. it's actually impressive. (02.20.10 @ 6:58 pm)
  • Beth said: Wow!!! What adorable pictures of the doggies!!!! You really captured their personalities!!! (02.20.10 @ 8:13 pm)
  • maci said: these dogs are the most beautiful dogs! these images capture each of their personality (02.21.10 @ 8:32 am)
  • jason said: maggie makes me want a pug myself, great pictures (02.21.10 @ 8:33 am)
  • maci said: i love these pups. what great pictures of both. (02.21.10 @ 8:34 am)
  • Lisa said: These are the most precious puppies. Just makes you want to go get one!!!1 (02.21.10 @ 11:10 am)
  • Wade said: Now this is what's all about. A dog's life for me. (02.21.10 @ 3:28 pm)
  • Mindy said: That pug kills's perfect! (02.22.10 @ 2:38 pm)
  • LISA SWEENEY said: What sweet babies! They are so precious. (03.01.10 @ 10:53 am)
  • Vincie Barber said: awesome pictures! (03.01.10 @ 11:39 am)
  • AM Fontaine said: Cute! Just makes you want to give them a hug & a treat! (03.01.10 @ 5:30 pm)
  • Linda said: Ahh! How sweet! (03.02.10 @ 9:10 am)
  • Nick said: You can't do anything with ol' Maggie... She is too cute! (03.02.10 @ 9:44 am)
  • David said: great pics of dogs. who doesn't love a good dog picture? (03.02.10 @ 9:48 am)
  • Jeremy said: Awh... Bruuuuce! (03.02.10 @ 10:45 am)
  • Daniel said: Love the pics.... Bruce and Dutchess still need to meet... (03.04.10 @ 4:21 pm)
  • D Rob said: Bruce and Saddie still need to have their playdate! (03.04.10 @ 4:26 pm)
  • Candace said: Oh your dogs are so adorable! (03.04.10 @ 4:29 pm)
  • Aaron said: Maggie looks a little like your dad! (03.04.10 @ 4:30 pm)
  • Kay said: What sweet doggies... (03.04.10 @ 6:04 pm)
  • Dan said: Look at him stretch.... (03.04.10 @ 6:11 pm)
  • Allen said: Makes me want a dog! (03.04.10 @ 6:54 pm)

February is National Pet Dental Month

Don’t worry, it doesn’t mean that you have to visit the dentist. This dental campaign may remind you about your own teeth, but it is intended to inform and encourage pet owners to take your dog’s oral health seriously. Similar to humans, an unhappy set of canine teeth can cause bad breath, decrease in appetite, and just overall misery. You should use preventative measures at home – brushing and looking into healthier food and bones. One of our favorites is Greenies dental chews which offer a great tasting, nutritious bone that helps control bad breath and tartar build up.

Greenies Dental Chew

But it is also important to visit the vet for an annual dental check-up. Fortunately, this month several vets are offering discounts on canine cleanings. I did a bit of research about dog tooth brushes, but also be sure to ask your vet for their recommendations. has a variety of dog toothbrushes, including the Bamboo Quadbrush and there is also the Easy Brush Toothbrush that only requires the dog to chew it!

Bamboo Quadbrush

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