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  • Welcome to Adrian Hitt Dogography

    Thank you for dropping by. If you love dogs and photography, you have come to the right place! I am an award-winning dog photographer based in Nashville, TN and travel nationwide doing what I love most - photographing your beloved dogs and the unique life you share with them. Here you will find sneak peeks into my latest dog art, musings about my rescue dog, Benny, insight from dog experts and a few of our favorite pet products. Be sure to check out favorite dog photos in my portfolio, utilize our list of dog resources, find out more about everyone at Adrian Hitt Photography and drop us a line if you are interested in your own custom dog session. I am your dog photographer for playful, modern works of art. Woof!

Nashville Paw – Wednesdays with Laura

As many of you may know, Nashville Paw is a wonderful resource for pet owners and dog lovers in Nashville and throughout Tennessee. This bimonthly publication keeps you up to date on the latest pet-related news, resources, and events. Most importantly, Nashville Paw is dedicated to the humane treatment of all animals and they actively support animal rescue, adoption and spay/neuter efforts. Over the last year, Adrian has photographed several covers for the magazine and she is always inspired by the Nashville Paw team who are always so passionate about their work.

Although the magazine is complimentary, we want to encourage everyone to subscribe. One year (six issues) is only $24.00 and it is delivered to your door! The current issue is still available on newsstands, but as Adrian and I are experiencing, you definitely have to get to it quick — it is quite a popular item!

We are glad to announce that we have a winner of the New Year Giveaway! In 2010, Sherri’s resolution for 2010 is to walk her dogs more, which I’m sure many of us can add to our lists. According to this New York Times article, a dog is your best choice for a walking partner – most reliable and never showing signs of discouragement. So, put Fido on a leash and head outside!

On a closing note, please visit the Animal Rescue Site. When you click on the button, the website sponsors donate food and money to animal rescue organizations. You don’t have to donate anything – you just have to click!

Dog Photographer – Nashville, TN
Adrian Hitt Photography

Cats – Nashville Pet Photographer

Occasionally, I’ll get interest in my photographing someone’s cats. This was my first complete cat session, but I really enjoyed it! Ito and Nora are the cats of the extremely gifted painter, Arthur Kirkby. He had me photograph them as a surprise Christmas gift for his partner. I loved photographing in his home and getting to know these two little loves. Photographing cats is different than photographing dogs, but I was surprised at their numerous similarities. I plan on writing another post about Arthur’s great work, but for now enjoy these of his beautiful kitties.

The astute Ito.

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Nora showing off for me:)

Photographer – Nashville, TN
Adrian Hitt Photography

Kansas Dog Photographer - January 26, 2010 - 12:55 pm


Susan - January 26, 2010 - 3:22 pm

Both cats are gorgeous! you did a fabulous job. the next time you want a cat challenge, come to Texas and photograph our one-eyed wonder! :)

Tess Valmore - January 27, 2010 - 2:09 pm

Wow. Love the cat photo’s!!!

Betty A. Muscott - January 27, 2010 - 3:17 pm

I am not a fan of cats, but these photographs show the beauty of these animals. My passion is photographing children.

My mother lives on a farm and keeps a number of cats around as farm workers, and some of them are quite lovely. Perhaps I should follow your lead and photograph some of them.

Great photos, well taken and framed.

TP - January 27, 2010 - 10:35 pm

The eyes! So fetching.

Susan - January 27, 2010 - 11:38 pm

These pictures catch the cats’ personalities. Beautiful photographs!!!!

Annette Lewis - January 28, 2010 - 9:24 am

What great work of some amazing cats! These photos really do capture their personalities – sophisticated, yet fun. (And, I am impressed Brian made his bed!)

Tanya - January 28, 2010 - 10:35 am

What beautiful kitties! And what wonderful photos! I really must have my furry children photographed. :)

Andrew - January 28, 2010 - 10:46 am

These are amazing cats, who make their parents very proud! :-)

Karla - January 28, 2010 - 11:00 am

These are just beautiful cats….as are their parents!!!!!

Jeannine - January 28, 2010 - 5:10 pm

I love the shot of Nora showing off – such beautiful kitties!

Peter Hermann - February 2, 2010 - 9:56 am

Love that lady!

Nashville Dog Photographer – Wilson the Boston Terrier

You may remember this Boston Terrier? I’m back with more of a peek into their dog session! Wilson is quite the comedic dog. Every time I am around him, he shows off a new trick (like walking himself – leash and all) or talks to me. I love it. Vocal dogs are nothing short of hysterical. He’s perfect for Chris and Adrienne and I’m so glad they were up for being Wilson’s props for this shoot! 😉

Sunday afternoon picnic anyone?

Dog Photographer, Nashville, TN Adrian Hitt Photography

Nashville Dog Photographer
Adrian Hitt Photography

adrienne scott - January 25, 2010 - 2:01 pm

Love it! You did such an amazing job, Adrian. We had such a great time!

Michelle Hartz - January 25, 2010 - 2:18 pm

Adrian, these are so great! He has such personality and I love his little floppy ear! Awesome pictures and with a fab couple too! :)

chris - January 25, 2010 - 2:40 pm

best dog ever. oh, and my wife’s pretty hot, too.

thanks so much for the photos, adrian, they’re fantastic!!

Dominick - January 25, 2010 - 3:04 pm

Yep. BEST granddog EVER!

Jessica Rayborn - January 25, 2010 - 3:16 pm

Love it! Is that some sweet tea I see in your hand? Yum!!

Linda Scott - January 25, 2010 - 3:21 pm

My granddog is the most wonderful dog in the world…..don’t tell my other granddog….

hillary @ brocade - January 25, 2010 - 3:30 pm

oh my, that is some adorableness right there

Lauren - January 25, 2010 - 3:58 pm

These seriously are fantastic.

Royan - January 25, 2010 - 4:04 pm

He is adorable…will you ever show him? You and Chris are looking fine too.

Emily - January 25, 2010 - 4:54 pm

Beautiful work, Adrian!! Love these!

Cassondra - January 25, 2010 - 6:41 pm

These are great pics! I just love Wilson, he’s such a trip and so expressive!

Melanie Watson - January 25, 2010 - 8:16 pm

I’m in love. Such a beautiful family you captured. I love the picnic picture. You are the BEST! But you should know this by now. 😉

Casey Zumwalt - January 26, 2010 - 10:13 am

These are fantastic!

Dog Photographer – Jaxie

Jaxie was an absolute ball. If you’ve been around dogs much, you know how much they enjoy having their tummies rubbed. Well, Jaxie wins the award for the dog who loves these the most! Amanda and I couldn’t do much without her rolling over and begging for a belly rub. Hysterical. The session went great and for the record was shot in 25 degree weather. I love shooting through all of the seasons and winter always offer a cooler color of light. Beautiful. All of that to say, don’t worry about the temperature dictating when you can book a photography session! We book year-round.

Have a wonderful weekend and we’ll see you on Monday!

And here is Jaxie relishing in one of her many tummy rubs!:)

Don’t forget about our dog giveaway. Winner will be announced on Wednesday!

Dog Photographer – Nashville, TN
Adrian Hitt Photography

Amanda - January 22, 2010 - 5:16 pm

Awesome! I can’t wait to see all of them!

Mitchell Fletcher - January 22, 2010 - 5:56 pm


Jaxie is absolutely magnificent and the two of you make amazing photos together. Much love and success to both of you.



jackson - January 22, 2010 - 6:04 pm

The pictures came out really well!

Niki - January 23, 2010 - 12:22 am

Love the photos! Jaxie is so adorable :)

Kyle Brooks - January 23, 2010 - 3:53 am

Very classy and cool, especially the black and white.

rachel - January 23, 2010 - 10:05 am

love the lounging jaxie with her tounge so relaxed and ear seeming to be at attention!

Tyler - January 24, 2010 - 10:49 am

Very awesome photos… looked like a lot of fun.

Mandy - January 24, 2010 - 7:18 pm

Adorable pictures!

lanecia - January 24, 2010 - 7:37 pm

Well done. These are cute.

Debbie - January 24, 2010 - 7:50 pm

Great shots of beautiful Amanda & Jaxie!

Amanda Walls - January 24, 2010 - 8:12 pm

I love the first photo with Amanda and Jaxie inside the tube at the playground. The third photo of them on the bed is a great angle shot and I appreciate that it is in black and white.

Lauren - January 24, 2010 - 9:33 pm

Adorable! They are all so cute!!!

Tabitha Woodward - January 24, 2010 - 9:58 pm

Love the pics guys are precious!

Madeline Woodward - January 24, 2010 - 9:58 pm

I want to have my picture made with my dogs!!

TabithaWoodward - January 24, 2010 - 10:00 pm

Love the pics Amanda! You two are precious!

Doug - January 25, 2010 - 7:32 am

Great photos. The photographer is talented!

Morgan Dougherty - January 25, 2010 - 9:32 am

very cute! i hope to see all the pictures!

Melissa - January 25, 2010 - 4:33 pm

Great pictures!! You are both very photogenic.,

Duval Carolyn - January 25, 2010 - 6:47 pm

Has to be the cutes dog in Nashville with the cutes parents

H.D. - January 25, 2010 - 7:11 pm

Great subjects to work with – good lookin’ dog and a good lookin’ girl!! :-)

Dianne - January 25, 2010 - 8:37 pm

What a great looking twosome.

Christina - January 25, 2010 - 10:01 pm

Wow… these really are good pictues! AWESOME!

Diane Harvey - January 26, 2010 - 5:13 am

Great Pics!!!! Makes me want to take my two for pictures. They only get pics at home!!!

dsc - January 26, 2010 - 7:18 am

Excellent photography. Really captures the personalities of the two!!

doug - January 26, 2010 - 10:46 am

pictures of my dog would have to be done on the run! I can’t catch her!

Guy Gilchrist - January 27, 2010 - 10:06 am

Great, Great Photos of Amanda and Jaxie! Just tremendous.

kirsti - January 27, 2010 - 5:56 pm

I don’t know who is cuter, Jaxie or Amanda, love the pics!

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!

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).

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!

Lifestyle Photographer – Nashville, TN
Adrian Hitt Photography

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Heather - January 20, 2010 - 1:48 pm

Wow! Gratz!

K. Crafton - January 20, 2010 - 1:48 pm

Woo!!!! GO GIRL!!!!

Donald Yeager - January 20, 2010 - 1:50 pm

Congrats! You \m/!

Whitney Carlson - January 20, 2010 - 1:50 pm

Congrats Adrian! You totally deserve it!

Lauren - January 20, 2010 - 2:01 pm

So proud of you, Adrian! That is awesome!

Danica - January 20, 2010 - 2:18 pm

Yay Adrian! how exciting!
ps. I heart Jose Villa’s work very very much, as well. Major jealous.

Lisa Mac - January 20, 2010 - 4:26 pm

YEA ADRIAN!!!! SOOOO proud of you and excited for you! It was great getting to see you in Nashville. God bless!

Kim - January 20, 2010 - 6:57 pm

congrats friend! i am so very excited for you. you have worked so hard and i’m thrilled to see you honored this way!

Jessica Rayborn - January 22, 2010 - 12:27 pm

Yeah! Such very exciting news. Congratulations Adrian!

Emily - January 25, 2010 - 4:56 pm

Congratulations, Adrian!!!

Melanie Watson - January 25, 2010 - 8:14 pm

HOORAY HOORAY HOORAY!!!! Seriously so excited for you. Very well deserved for such an amazing person. Love you lots girlie!

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