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Commercial Dog Photographer – Emmylou Harris and Bonoparte’s Retreat

I am very excited to kick off June with this post! A couple of weeks ago I had the great honor of photographing Country Music Hall-of-Famer, Emmylou Harris with her adoptable dogs from Bonaparte’s Retreats. Bonaparte’s was founded in memory of Emmylou’s beloved dog, Bonaparte, to rescue dogs whose time had expired at Metro Animal Control. By rescuing these dogs, they not only save the lives of numerous dogs but are committed to finding them loving, forever homes. The team at Bonaparte’s is incredibly compassionate and Heather, the editor of Nashville Paw Magazine, and I had such a great time with them and the adoptable pups. I just feel so fortunate to get to work with those who lead such inspiring lives and everyone at Bonaparte’s Retreat and Nashville Paw do just that. If you are looking to add a furry companion to your family, please contact Kate at Bonaparte’s. All of these dogs are looking for their family.

Nashville Paw hit the stands today. Be sure to drop by your favorite pet shop and pick up a copy! On the right is another favorite of mine. He’s Lil’ Henry and is such a sweet guy.


Emmylou shares a sweet moment with Preacher Henry in Bonaparte’s bunkhouse.

Delilah is such a lover and enjoys a good ol’ belly rub. Here is another favorite of the cover dog, Suki with Emmylou.
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Commercial Dog Photographer – Nashville, TN
Adrian Hitt Photography

  • Mel McLellan said: Awesome! Beautiful work and how cool to get to shoot Emmy Lou Harris! :) (06.01.09 @ 3:14 pm)
  • mary crow said: WONDERFUL!! Can't wait to pick up an issue. I know this is cliche' , but Adrian, you rocked this!! lol (06.01.09 @ 3:15 pm)
  • admin said: thank you, Mel! Mary - you are so sweet. Thank you! (06.01.09 @ 3:30 pm)
  • Whitney Carlson said: These are great! How fun! (06.01.09 @ 3:42 pm)
  • Heather Davis said: Hey Adrian! Great blog... it was awesome, as always, to work with you on this cover and you did an outstanding job! Thanks for all the work you do to help us spread compassion for the animals! (06.01.09 @ 4:15 pm)
  • Phil Thornton said: Nailed it! These are so awesome! (06.01.09 @ 4:28 pm)
  • Mel Watson said: Amazing! Fabulous images Adrian and what a fun treat to work with Emmylou! I'm loving the last shot on the bottom left... tongue hanging out and just in heaven! (06.01.09 @ 4:39 pm)
  • Mindy said: These are awesome!! (06.01.09 @ 4:51 pm)
  • Kate Derr said: Beautiful pictures, Adrian! Thank you so much! the black and white of Preacher and Emmylou is stunning. (06.01.09 @ 6:01 pm)
  • russ said: beautiful. (06.02.09 @ 3:00 am)
  • Steve Moyer said: Such a beautiful woman..Makes me wish I were a dog!!!!!! (06.02.09 @ 7:49 am)
  • K. Crafton said: Holy crap cool! You did a beautiful job!!! (06.02.09 @ 6:48 pm)
  • admin said: thanks so much, everyone! you are all so kind! (06.02.09 @ 7:02 pm)
  • Monica Lucas said: Oh My GOD! I'm SOOO glad you have a picture of Lil Henry on here!!! I have a "history" with him!!! I was fortunate to speak with Kate about him at the Metro Animal Control event this year. He will always have a special place in my heart! I LOVE that dog and I hope he find the BEST family ever. I was ecstatic when I found out that he had gone to Bonaparte's Retreat!! Oh--how I would love to be able to do this kind of work with my life! (06.02.09 @ 10:22 pm)
  • Amy said: I have always loved EmmyLou Harris, as she was one of my Dad's favorite singers, something he passed along to me. Then to find out a couple of years ago how much she does to help dogs here in middle TN, just solidified my admiration. Great pictures for a great cause! (06.12.09 @ 7:55 pm)
  • People Magazine - Dog Photographer | Dog Photographer, Children’s Photographer Nashville, TN - Adrian Hitt - said: [...] or book store. Filled with lots of holiday tips, heartwarming stories and of course the story about Emmylou Harris and Bonaparte’s [...] (11.17.09 @ 2:23 pm)
  • Nashville Dog Photographer – Dogs to Adopt – Bonaparte’s Retreat » Dog Photographer Adrian Hitt said: [...] this cutie? Suki’s the star of Nashville Paw’s cover this month. She is full of so much [...] (02.22.10 @ 7:07 pm)

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