The Holland Family {Nashville Cat Photographer}

I’m so excited to have some sweet kitties on the blog today!

Meet the Holland family: Adam, Andrea, Aidan, Austin and their cats KitKat and Kisses.

Even though they aren’t sisters, both girls are about one and a half years old and were adopted together. Kisses is a domestic medium hair tabby and KitKat is a domestic short hair calico.

Andrea told me the boys named them. “Aidan chose KitKat before we went to pick her up, and Austin chose Kisses after we got home that afternoon. Their names fit their personalities well! Kisses is very affectionate. KitKat is Miss Independent and constantly getting into mischief. Kisses takes on the Momma role and is more timid. She can definitely be a “scaredy cat” at times.

They love to chase the little balls from the boys’ Nerf guns because they can easily fit in their mouths and bounce high. They also love to chase the laser pointer. They love laying outside on our screened porch. They love to pounce on each other and can get pretty rough. It’s hilarious to watch them, and they constantly keep us entertained!

We rescued them on December 1, 2017, from the Nashville Cat Rescue at Pet Supermarket in Cool Springs.”

Aidan is 13. He plays drums and is in a rock band called Donut Creme. He’s in 7th grade at Woodland Middle.

Austin is 10. He loves karate and is currently an orange belt. He has his green belt and will get his purple belt in April! He’s in 4th grade at Crockett Elementary.

Thanks for looking!

~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!

Harry Wilson {Nashville Dog Photographer}

Harry is a 13 year old mix of who knows just what exactly…..(mini schnauzer, terrier, Chinese crested…and the list could go on).

This handsome guy got his name from a book from the 50’s called Harry the Dirty Dog. It is about a mischievous little fella who gets into lots of trouble. A very fitting name for this pup.

He loves his hedgehog toy, sleeping in the bed with his people, and bird poop. He is not a fan of barbershop quartet singing, tuna, the mobile groomer, or his dad’s rancor star wars toy.

His mom, Kate, says that she loves the little twinkle in his eye most of all.

Harry was adopted from the Wilson County Animal Shelter. He actually crawled right into Kate’s purse as a tiny puppy... so of course she had to take him home.

When I asked Kate what she loved about all his mixed breeds she said: ‘Everything! I love ALL of them. Ha! I love his crazy hair (Chinese crested) to his sharp intelligence (terrier). He communicates. He has a sense of humor and he actually tries to tempt me with his toys. Right as I am about to grab his hedgehog he rips it away and runs down the hall. He definitely has a little devilish side (mini-schnauzer).’

Enjoy a few of my favorites from his 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!

Fun Products for Dogs and Dog Lovers

Whether you're a new dog parent or you've already got more than one furry family member at home, shopping for your pet can be a lot of fun! 

But they aren't the only ones who can enjoy some awesome products. Below are a few spotlights of some amazing vendors who offer a range of items for dogs and dog lovers alike! 

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Winks and Whiskers

One of the only companies out there of its kind, Winks & Whiskers is an apparel company for pet parents! Started by Eric and Kayla (a husband and wife team!), this company sells pet parent apparel that not only looks and feels trendy, but also gives back! 

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10% off all profits is donated back to animal charities, and over the last two years they've donated over $4,000! And they have a bunch of super cute designs, including ones with dog-oriented phrases, lots of small paw prints, and other pet parent slogans you're bound to love. They even have a few new camping themed ones that are perfect for the summer season!

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Mutthead

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Another company I love is Mutthead, which offers a wide selection of stylish collars for dogs (and cats!). They specialize in offering buckle and martingale dog collars for dogs of all sizes, but also offer leashes, bow ties, and bandanas as well. 

And if you don't see a fabric you love in the type of product you're looking for, you can contact them to see if you can order something custom for your pet!

Earthdog

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For an eco-friendly shopping option, check out Earthdog's hemp collars, leashes and dog beds -- all handmade here in the US! They've been around for 20 years now -- or as they say on their website, "140 dog years" -- and they donate 10% of their profits to Kody's Fund, a non-profit that funds spay and neuter programs. 

Barker's Market

If you love shopping at the Franklin Farmer's Market, you may have seen the booth for the Barker's Market, a family-owned business right here in Nashville. 

They make handcrafted pet apparel and all-natural pet treats -- everything from bandanas, leashes and collars to doggy donuts and cat treats! The Barker's Market also donates 10% of their profits to local pet charities that share their values by promoting animal health and happiness. :) 

Contact a Pet Photographer in Tennessee

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!