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101 Dalmatians at TPAC

Get your tickets now! 101 Dalmatians Musical will only be at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) through January 24. This classic story “an experience for the entire family about what it means to be a family, canine and courageous.”  Visit the TPAC website for additional information and to purchase tickets. I love the movie and had to share some of these images…

101 Dalmatians


Have a great weekend! Hopefully we’ll see some sun soon!

Dog Photographer – Nashville, TN
Adrian Hitt Photography

Imaging USA Conference – Wednesdays with Laura

A couple of exciting things have been going on around Adrian Hitt Photography! If you pick up this month’s issue of Professional Photographer magazine, you will see a couple of familiar faces! Adrian (and Benny :) ) were featured in an article highlighting the development of her business and her focus on dog photography. It is one of Adrian’s favorite magazines and she’s honored to be featured!

Nashville Photographer, Adrian Hitt Photography

Nashville Photographer, Adrian Hitt Photography

Last week, Adrian attended the annual Imaging USA conference, this year hosted at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. The three-day convention is a combination of a tradeshow, photography seminars, and networking opportunities. This year, approximately 200 vendors were present and more than 10,000 international photographers – a record number – attended the event! As you can imagine, Adrian had the opportunity to meet several photographers, including one of her favorites, Jose Villa, a wedding and portrait photographer located in Southern California.

The event is hosted by Professional Photographers of America (PPA), the largest non-profit professional photographer association. This fall Adrian was named the Emerging Pro from the AN-NE Marketing Awards hosted by PPA and she was honored at the award ceremony at the close of the convention. In addition, two of Adrian’s photos were enlarged for banners at the convention at the PPA booth (that we hope to have video coverage of soon!) Overall, it was an energetic and inspiring event and Adrian encourages all professional photographers to join PPA and attend next year’s convention (San Antonio, TX – January 16 – 18, 2011).

Nashville Photographer, Adrian Hitt Photography

To close today’s blog entry, if you haven’t already, I want to encourage you to donate to a charity that is contributing to relief efforts in Haiti. Charity Navigator lists and rates several organizations that are working in Haiti and provides tips for donating. We plan on doing our part by donating $50 from every session booked between now and February 5, 2010. Note that you don’t have to be photographed by February 5, just book a session – both kid and dog sessions qualify! Thanks to all and have a great day!

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Adrian Hitt Photography

  • Heather said: Wow! Gratz! (01.20.10 @ 1:48 pm)
  • K. Crafton said: Woo!!!! GO GIRL!!!! (01.20.10 @ 1:48 pm)
  • Donald Yeager said: Congrats! You \m/! (01.20.10 @ 1:50 pm)
  • Whitney Carlson said: Congrats Adrian! You totally deserve it! (01.20.10 @ 1:50 pm)
  • Lauren said: So proud of you, Adrian! That is awesome! (01.20.10 @ 2:01 pm)
  • Danica said: Yay Adrian! how exciting! ps. I heart Jose Villa's work very very much, as well. Major jealous. (01.20.10 @ 2:18 pm)
  • Lisa Mac said: YEA ADRIAN!!!! SOOOO proud of you and excited for you! It was great getting to see you in Nashville. God bless! (01.20.10 @ 4:26 pm)
  • Kim said: congrats friend! i am so very excited for you. you have worked so hard and i'm thrilled to see you honored this way! (01.20.10 @ 6:57 pm)
  • Jessica Rayborn said: Yeah! Such very exciting news. Congratulations Adrian! (01.22.10 @ 12:27 pm)
  • Emily said: Congratulations, Adrian!!! (01.25.10 @ 4:56 pm)
  • Melanie Watson said: HOORAY HOORAY HOORAY!!!! Seriously so excited for you. Very well deserved for such an amazing person. Love you lots girlie! (01.25.10 @ 8:14 pm)

New Year Giveaway – Wednesdays with Laura

With a new year comes many things! Whether you were sad to see 2009 go or gave it a push out the door, a new year and decade holds many possibilities. One thing Adrian is setting out to do this year is take better care of Benny’s wholistic health. A few months ago she attended a demo by local author Raquel Wynn. She is the author of Stretch Your Dog Healthy: A Hands-On Approach to Natural Canine Care. She found the demo quite enlightening and started some of the exercises with Benny – (he gives two paws up!) So, since Benny approves, we are giving away a copy of the book! Just leave a comment here with one goal or resolution for the year. I’ll be back next Wednesday with the winner!

[ETA: Since we’ve been a bit absent on the blog, we’ve extended the contest through Wednesday, January 27. Good luck!]

In the meantime, check out this video demonstration from Raquel.

Dog Photographer – Nashville, TN
Adrian Hitt Photography

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! We hope everyone is having a great beginning of 2010! Adrian Hitt Photography started off the new year with a move to a new residential office location. It wasn’t a long distance move (right around the corner from the old house), but we are still settling into our new digs. We expect to have everything set up on Monday, including the internet, which always takes a bit to get situated!

Until then, watch out for the ice and enjoy the flurries!

Adrian, Laura, and Benny

  • Libby Mundy said: Was at Imaging USA and found the article in PPA - Would love to meet you - I live in Nashville & love photographing animals/kids/nature...Let me know if it's possible to get together....and of course your work is super... Libby (01.11.10 @ 11:41 am)

Merry Christmas – Photographer Nashville, TN

Merry Christmas! May you be surrounded by those you love today.

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Maggie the Pug – Dog Photographer

Maggie says to be careful about how much egg nog you get into this week! 😉

Dog Photographer, Nashville, TN Adrian Hitt Photography

Dog Photographer – Nashville, TN
Adrian Hitt Photography

Long Winter’s Nap – Newborn Photographer Nashville, TN

We’re settling in for our long winter’s nap around here…

Infant Photographer, Nashville, TN Adrian Hitt Photography

Hope you’re getting ready to do the same! Our offices will reopen on Monday, January 4, 2010.

Also, all of this week we’re asking you to leave a comment on our blog. For every comment left on the week’s posts until Friday, December 25 we will donate one pound of dog food to a local shelter. Help us feed local pups and spread the word!

Newborn Photographer – Nashville, TN
Adrian Hitt Photography

  • Stacey said: I'm commenting! :) Thank you for the generous donation to a shelter. Your beautiful work and spirit are a joy. We really loved working with you! Thank you for all you do. Merry Christmas and happy new year! (12.21.09 @ 3:07 pm)
  • Lauren said: Comment, comment, comment! Also, this little baby is darned cute! (12.21.09 @ 3:15 pm)
  • Kathryn said: Such a good soul. This is a wonderful idea! (12.21.09 @ 3:19 pm)
  • David said: Food! Food! Food for the pups! Awesome work behind the camera and supporting the animals. Bailey and Sam are impressed and looking forward to seeing you again. (12.21.09 @ 3:29 pm)
  • Matt W said: Just visited a shelter a couple weeks ago, and wanted to take them all home. Wish I had no roommates. ha! Your work is wonderful, Adrian. (12.21.09 @ 3:32 pm)
  • Emily said: One pound for me!! Have a very Merry Christmas, Adrian!!! (12.21.09 @ 3:43 pm)
  • Jen Creed said: Cutest thing EVER! And I love that you're donating food to an animal shelter, that's awesome :) Merry Christmas! (12.21.09 @ 3:47 pm)
  • lauren said: What a great thing you're doing! Merry Christmas! (12.21.09 @ 4:06 pm)
  • Courtney said: Yeah Adrian!!! What an awesome gift you are giving!!! (12.21.09 @ 4:09 pm)
  • Randall said: What a wonderful idea for a cause close to my heart. Thanks for donating to the pups! (12.21.09 @ 4:22 pm)
  • Jenny said: This is so great and EASY!! Thanks for taking care of the pups. (12.21.09 @ 4:38 pm)
  • Becca said: Sweet sweet baby. Thanks for helping the pups Adrian. You're talented and have a good heart :) (12.21.09 @ 4:54 pm)
  • mary crow said: What a sweetie pie!! Merry Christmas Adrian!! (12.21.09 @ 5:41 pm)
  • Alison said: What a great Christmas present for the pups. (12.21.09 @ 8:33 pm)
  • Jessi said: Food for doggies...what a great cause! Merry Christmas! (12.21.09 @ 8:46 pm)
  • Kim said: oh my goodness! she is pure sweetness! (12.21.09 @ 10:33 pm)
  • Elizabeth Broyhill said: Such a precious photo! You are amazing!!!!!! Happy dog food donating! xoxo (12.21.09 @ 10:41 pm)
  • Brittany H. said: What a cool idea!! Thanks so much for doing this :) (12.22.09 @ 1:12 am)
  • Stephanie said: Fantastic!!! Here is one more bag of dog food. Merry Christmas :) (12.22.09 @ 8:08 am)
  • Emily said: Anything for animals, and love your photos! (12.22.09 @ 8:27 am)
  • DAWN Beirnes said: I'm commenting (great idea to help the pounds out!). These pictures are great!! Love them. (12.22.09 @ 8:39 pm)
  • Sarah said: Feed those puppies! :) (12.23.09 @ 9:02 am)
  • Adorable Adoptable Dogs – Photographer Nashville, TN » Dog Photographer Adrian Hitt said: [...] 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 [...] (03.01.10 @ 11:23 pm)
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