Riley, Lara & George {Nashville Dog Photographer}

On the blog this week is another family and pet photography session at the Ellington Agricultural Center, this time with Lara, George and their super sweet pup Riley! 

Riley is a German Shorthaired Pointer, and almost ten years old! He's still got a ton of energy, and loves outdoor adventures both big and small: parks, the woods, a walk around the neighborhood. George and Riley even get up almost every morning for the last 8.5 years to go for a run, and they both love the time they spend together before the sun comes up. 

And apparently Riley really hates any beeping sounds! They had to turn the beep function off of many home appliances so that he wouldn't run outside!

Lara and George adopted him from a family living outside of Memphis. The family and their neighbors each had a German Shorthaired Pointer, and they created a litter of pups! Lara and George were on their way back home to Nashville from a family visit in Texas when they picked him up. 

When I asked what they love most about him, Lara said, "Riley is such a content and silly dog, and up for any type of activity or cuddling session. We've come to find out that these qualities are typical of the breed. One of the unique things is that we get stopped constantly on the street by people who want to compliment him, ask about the breed or tell us a story about a GSP that they have owned/own."

I hope you enjoy some of my favorite photographs from this session!

~ Mandy

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Mandy Whitley Photography is Nashville's premiere pet photographer. Mandy Whitley creates fun and playful photographs with pets and their people. She photographs portrait sessions, family sessions, couple portraits, and weddings - as well as just pets! To inquire about booking a photo session, contact Mandy!

Mewsic Kitty Cafe Open House {Nashville Cat Photographer}

If you loved the Mewsic Kitty Cafe Pop Up from last year, then you'll be excited to hear that they are officially open for business! I had an amazing time taking photos of their pop up cat cafe last summer, and I am SO excited they are now here year-round! 

Mewsic Kitty Cafe is Tennessee's very first cat cafe! They provide "a vibrant, comfy, cage-free place for adoptable headliners (that's the cats!) to meet their furever families." So, not only do you have the chance to hang out with some of the cutest cats in Nashville, but you can adopt them from Nashville Cat Rescue while you're there! They've already had a dozen successful adoptions, the last of which was Keith Furban. :) 

Take a look at some of my favorites from the Mewsic Kitty Cafe's open house below!

~ Mandy

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Mandy Whitley Photography is Nashville's premiere pet photographer. Mandy Whitley creates fun and playful photographs with pets and their people. She photographs portrait sessions, family sessions, couple portraits, and weddings - as well as just pets! To inquire about booking a photo session, contact Mandy!

Shenanigoats Yoga at The Old School Farm {Nashville Pet Photographer}

I can't believe it's been almost a year since I first photographed a goat yoga class for Shenanigoats Yoga! They've had a lot of interest in their first year and are growing like crazy, so happy birthday, Shananigoats!

This time, I photographed one of their classes at a great wedding venue only ten minutes from Nashville called The Old School Farm. Not only do they have an amazing farm-to-table restaurant that serves seasonal items they grow themselves, they also just built a barn event space that is perfect for weddings -especially since great food is already available on-site! They support local farmers while encouraging sustainable and bio-dynamic agriculture, and do a lot to give back to others in the area. 

 If you didn't already know, goats can be extremely fun in a yoga class. They'll bounce, jump, climb onto your back and of course provide tons of laughs along the way. Just keep in mind that it's 80% goats and 20% yoga when you arrive! Take a look at the photos from last year's goat yoga class, or visit the Shenanigoats website to sign up for an upcoming class! I promise you won't regret it. 

~ Mandy

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Mandy Whitley Photography is Nashville's premiere pet photographer. Mandy Whitley creates fun and playful photographs with pets and their people. She photographs portrait sessions, family sessions, couple portraits, and weddings - as well as just pets! To inquire about booking a photo session, contact Mandy!