The Fassett Family {Nashville Dog Photographer}

I love seeing familiar faces, but one thing I probably love even more is seeing new furry family members! I've photographed the Fassett family before they adopted their dog, and this time I had the opportunity to spend some time photographing their two kids and new pup, Chewy, at their home in Brentwood!

Chewy is only one year old and named after Chewbacca from Star Wars, since he just happened to look like him. He's a havanese and doesn't shed, which is great because his new mom, Courtney, has allergies. He's a big fan of belly rubs and snuggles, and loves to follow Courtney around everywhere (like her little shadow!). Chewy is also super lovable, and hides bones around the house -- and even acts all surprised when he goes looking for it the next day! So cute.

You can see Chewy in the pictures below with Miller (8) and Collins (6). Miller loves Minecraft, Star Wars, Nerf Battles, swimming, being with his buddies, biking and reading. Collins also loves Minecraft, American Girl, loves playing school and being with friends.

Hope you enjoy some of my favorites from this family photo session!

~ Mandy

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Tail of 20 Cities: Mandy Whitley Photography in Franklin, TN {Nashville Dog Photographer}

I’m so excited to be participating in Rover.com’s Tail of 20 Cities, celebrating my amazing clients and unique city along with 19 other photographers from around the world. Take a look at the other photographers participating in the Tail of 20 Cities Photo Journey here,  and feel free to join in on the fun by posting a photo of your pooch repping your city with hashtag #RoverCities on social media.

My family LOVES Franklin, Tennessee. It has the best main street — complete with restaurants, shops and a refurbished old theater. Many of the shops and restaurants have dog bowls out all the time and most are dog friendly! Franklin also has a greenway to walk with your pup, a dog park and plenty of activities you can bring your dogs to, including all the events on Main Street. My personal favorite is the annual Pumpkinfest!  

Franklin is also part of the Mars petcare initiative, Better Cities for Pets, which lists all the pet-friendly businesses in the area. It is also home to one of my favorite pet-friendly wedding venues, CJ's Off the Square

I've done many photography sessions in and around the Main Street area of Franklin and I always love taking my clients there. Here are a few of my favorites from the Kemp family session with their sweet rescue pup, Sadie. The Kemps are also the owners of the fabulous pet parent t-shirt company Winks & Whiskers. They met me in Franklin where we wandered down Main Street and the alleyways for the best spots!

~ 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!

The Datzman Family {Nashville Pet Photographer}

This week you get to see one of my favorite family photography sessions from this past fall. Meet the Datzmans: Alex, Alicia, their daughter Grace and their three sweet dogs! We had  fun among the gorgeous autumn leaves at Sarah Benson Park near their home in Thompson's Station.

Lance is a 12-year-old Weimaraner who got his name from Lance Armstrong, since Alex is into cycling. He's a fan of tennis balls, fetch, affection from anyone and a good sniff! Alicia says he's her spirit creature, and they love that he's athletic, expressive, intelligent and sometimes ridiculously funny. 

Their second pup is George, a lab/border collie mix who is nearly the same age as Lance (only a week apart!). They adopted him after their vet in Oklahoma rescued him and he'd been passed around to a few foster families without a forever home. They brought him in for a trial run and although the first night was horrendous (he howled from his crate for most of it), they decided to keep him and now he's forever part of the family. He's Alex's spirit animal: easy going, lovable, laid back and ready for adventures as soon as you grab the leash!

Last but definitely not least is Bonnie, who's only six years old and is a black mouth cur. She was the runt of the litter -- only 2.5 pounds initially! -- and Alicia just had to rescue her even though they already had 150 lbs. of dogs at home. She and Grace are glued at the hip.  Bonnie seemed to think that Grace was her puppy and has stayed near her ever since. They've even been known to nap on Bonnie's dog bed together! :)  

Here are some of my favorites from this adorable fall 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!