The Tucker Family {Nashville Pet Photographer}

On the blog this week is the Tucker Family! It's always so fun to see familiar faces, and I've had the opportunity to photograph Katie and Paul for the past two years (you can see last year's photos here!). 

This year, they brought Katie's family along for the photos, including her mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, brother and his sweet pup Waylon. Katie even made the collars all the dogs wore for the day!

Katie's brother, Andrew, named his dog after his favorite musician Waylon Jennings. This adorable pup is only three years old and is a boxer/pittie/hound mix adopted from Putnam County Animal Shelter. He loves riding in the truck and being around all people. He's also a very loyal dog, and always up for any activity or adventure!

The other three furry family members you'll see in my favorites below are Katie and Paul's dogs Nana, Briley and their new addition Josi!

Nana is five year old husky/great pyrenees/pittie mix adopted from Rutherford County PAWS. Her original name at the shelter was Nanook, but they shortened it to Nana which fit her old grandma "get off my lawn" personality! Her favorite things are walks, belly rubs and bossing everyone around. Although she can be a protector of her people, she can also be totally silly. 

Briley is their 6 year old treeing walker coonhound mix, whom they also found at Rutherford County PAWS. Katie said, "Her name at the shelter was Peanut . . . which had to go." So they took a few days to think about a new name, and they thought Briley sounded the sweetest for such a sweet dog. He's a big fan of riding in the car, chewing bulky sticks and taking up all the space in the bed. 

Last, but definitely not least, is Josi (Yo-C)! He's a 3 year old Aussie/Pittie/cocker spaniel mix who was dumped in a park when his previous owner decided he could no longer keep him. Katie says she was in the right place at the right time to find him, and now he's a big part of the family! She named him after the Nashville Predators defenseman, Roman Josi, when the team was in the Stanley Cup Play-Off run. Although he isn't a fan of peanut butter, he does love playing with toys, being in everyone's personal space, and going on walks. Their favorite thing about him is his goofy personality -- and of course those freckles!

Hope you enjoy these favorites!

~ Mandy

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