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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 Dog Photographer – Wednesdays with Laura

July Awards!

Last month, Adrian entered a photo competition for Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI), an organization founded in 1978 that is solely dedicated to special interests and needs of wedding and portrait photography. It is home to thousands of professional photographers worldwide and hosts their annual competition to recognize outstanding photographers, of which Adrian is one!

Adrian’s “Urban Dog” photo won first place for the 8 x 10 Print Competition in the Animals/Pets category with a score of 90. She also had five additional prints receive Accolades of Excellence (all scores above 80). The competition received 1107 prints in 18 different categories from photographers worldwide. Congrats! Mo, pictured below, sure is a handsome fella!

Urban Dog
“Urban Dog”

This month, Adrian also received a Nashville Paw Readers’ Choice Award for a favorite pet photographer. Adrian has photographed several cover shoots and other editorial photos for the magazine and is very glad to work with an organization that promotes the human treatment of animals everywhere.


In regards to watching out for our animals, we wanted to remind everyone to make sure your pet food is safe. Recently, Adrian switched Benny’s food to Canidae, a holistic, all natural dog food that uses grade A ingredients. Benny started to act very lethargic and developed a cough that lasted for about two weeks. Adrian researched Canidae and discovered that there were similar complaints from other dog owners, She immediately switched him back to his old food and he no longer has a cough and is back to his normal energetic self. After this experience, she wanted to be sure that everyone researches their pet food to make sure it is safe. Thanks!

Dog Photographer – Nashville, TN
Adrian Hitt Photography

K. Crafton - July 29, 2009 - 1:39 pm

Yayyyyyy Adrian! Congrats!

Michelle Conner - July 30, 2009 - 11:29 pm

Congrats Adrian! I’m a big fan and fellow pet photographer. Thanks for posting, i love checking out all your new work of furry friends!

Nashville Dog Photographer – Wednesdays with Laura

Tennessee Protects our Pups

Yesterday was an exciting and victorious day for animal rights activists and dog lovers in Tennessee and throughout the nation. Governor Phil Bredesen signed HB 386/SB 258, the Tennessee Commercial Breeder Act (also known as the Puppy Mill Bill). Originally passed on June 18, the bill will go into effect on January 10, 2010. Adrian was kindly invited to attend the signing.

For those of you unfamiliar with the term, puppy mills are breeding facilities that produce purebred puppies in large numbers. Most of the puppies are funneled into commercial pet stores, sold on the internet and paper classifieds, or at the mill itself. The conditions are horrible including overbreeding, crowding, malnutrition, unsanitary cages, and even killing of unwanted animals.

This is a very important step for Tennessee, which is home to several puppy mills in which dogs live in awful conditions. Last year, authorities shut down a puppy mill in Hickman County rescuing 747 dogs–this was the largest rescue in Tennessee. The reality of raids gets complicated. Because of the horrendously inhumane conditions the dogs are subjected to, many of them are unadoptable either due to disease and/or temperament issues. In many cases, a high percentage have to be euthanized. And those that are adoptable enter social rehabilitation because of isolation from human contact. Under the bill, breeding operations with more than 20 female dogs or cats must obtain a license from the Commissioner of Agriculture and must also meet certain requirements including an inspection of the premises, valid sales tax registration, exercise and nutrition requirements for the dogs and a clean criminal record, among others. Although the bill does not make puppy mills illegal, it is a big step toward shutting them down and provides the grounds for prosecution. All of this is a victory for the animals as nothing was in place prior to the bill. A special thanks to Senator Doug Jackson, Representative Janis Sontany and District Attorney Kim Helper for pushing this bill through.

The photo below is the actual signing of the bill. Governor Bredesen was kind enough to have the assistance of this Girl Scout Troop with the signing as they were a part of the lobbying of the bill.

Tennessee Puppy Mill Bill Governor Phil Bredesen

For additional information, please visit the The Human Society of the United States (HSUS) where you can learn how to avoid buying a puppy mill dog, take the pledge to stop puppy mills, and learn more about HSUS projects.

Congrats to Tennessee and let’s keep on fighting for animal rights!

Dog Photographer – Nashville, TN
Adrian Hitt Photography

mary crow - July 15, 2009 - 1:14 pm

What a great event to be witness too!

MonicaLucas - July 15, 2009 - 11:35 pm

AWESOME!!! It was definitely worth all the emailing, lobbying, and getting the word out! :)

dave - July 20, 2009 - 10:31 am

Great photo op for you and cheers for a victory won.

Splish, Splash two dogs taking a bath – Nashville, TN Dog Photographer

Meet Henry and Charlotte. The most precious Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppies you’ll ever meet. Seriously, how adorable are they?! They know how to beat this Tennessee heat! They gave me so much love. Can’t wait to share more.

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Jess Kamm - July 14, 2009 - 12:04 pm

Love these! So precious!!

marcia truitt - July 14, 2009 - 12:22 pm

Oh, these guys are so cute!! I just want to hug them! =)

Kristine Woodrum - July 14, 2009 - 2:38 pm

Adorable! Great shots!

Erin Lee - July 14, 2009 - 11:15 pm

Adrian!!! This melts my heart.

Fenne - July 15, 2009 - 10:27 am


Adrienne - July 15, 2009 - 12:53 pm

I love it!!!

Amy - July 20, 2009 - 9:03 pm

These are simply precious, both the dogs and the photographs as well!

Avery Cearley - July 30, 2009 - 7:16 pm

Adrian, what can I say? You are so talented!!!! I feel like the “proudest” parent on earth right now!

Looking for a home – Dog Photographer Nashville, TN

Don’t you wish you could do this right now? Just bask in the hot, July sun under a nice shade tree? I sure do! (just not on top of a rock:))

Dog Photographer Nashville, TN Adrian Hitt

Dinah is a sweet girl full of lots of personality and is looking for a home. You can see the original story about her other dog friends looking for homes. Please contact Bonaparte’s Retreat if you can help!

Dog Photographer Adrian Hitt Nashville, TN

Dog Photographer – Nashville, TN
Adrian Hitt Photography

Monica Lucas - July 15, 2009 - 11:37 pm

Talk about Hot Dog!!! LOVE this first one especially!!!
Love that you so prominently feature Bonapartes!! One day, little Henry will hopefully find his forever home :)

Nashville, TN Dog Photographer – Dog Days of Summer

Last Sunday was the Music City Muttfest hosted by Loew’s Vanderbilt Hotel. It was a highly successful event and oh so much fun! After the teardown, Loew’s was so kind to offer this amazing ice sculpture in the shape of a fire hydrant to us. Brian and I towed it down to Benny’s favorite dog park for all pups to enjoy. What better way to bring in the dog days of summer?:)

Dog Photographer Nashville, TN Adrian Hitt

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Lauren - July 6, 2009 - 7:13 pm

Aw…that’s too cute. He’s just so happy.

Jon Beaty - July 6, 2009 - 9:07 pm

I wonder if Benny was triple dog daring his buddies to lick it? That’s pretty rad!

Kim - July 6, 2009 - 9:34 pm

how fun!

Susan - July 7, 2009 - 12:16 pm


adrienne. - July 7, 2009 - 1:00 pm

Seriously?! How fun is that?!!!

steph - July 9, 2009 - 9:57 am

LLLLOVE these pictures!! It was worth the extra trip and a damp car :) FUN!!

melissa - September 29, 2009 - 11:59 am

really, really cute!

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