Mother’s Day is just around the corner. If you want to give her something that she will always treasure, consider a family portrait session. These dog-friendly family photos from Nashville pet photographer, Mandy Whitley, will become more precious with time. These photos were taken last year, and I hope it becomes their annual tradition!
From Mandy: “Meet Alex, Tiffany, their baby Finn, and their two fur babies Copper and Lady Bird (also known as Birdie!)
Finn just turned 15 weeks at the time of the session, and has the most beautiful blue eyes! He is such a sweet, adorable baby!
Copper is a 5-year-old beagle/basset hound mix. They named him after the hound dog in The Fox and the Hound, which was always a dream of Tiffany’s to have a hound dog named Copper. They rescued him from A Safe Place for Animals in Gallatin, TN. Copper loves to fetch, rip up toys, and snuggle. Their favorite things about Copper are how kind he is to his sister Birdie, how he grumbles and snores like an old man, and how he is never shy about giving kisses to anyone.
Birdie is a pit/lab mix who will turn four years old this year! She was originally a foster from Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue, but the foster was a failure — they just had to keep her in the family! She is hard to describe on paper because so much of her personality is quiet and soulful; you just have to be around her to know her. She is as tough as nails and had quite a rough start in life. But she is now doing really well with her forever family! Birdie’s favorite things are blankets to snuggle under, checking on her human baby brother and giving him kisses on the ear and head, giving kisses to Copper, and snuggling as long as you don’t acknowledge it (or you’ll spook her!)”
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About Mandy Whitley Photography: Based in Nashville, Tenessee, Mandy specialize in photography for pets and their people.
Alice G Patterson says
I think it is the best when families include their dogs in their family photos!!
robin rue says
How cute is this little family?? I love that they included the dogs in this photo shoot! Super adorbs.
Alli Smith says
A dog-friendly family portrait would be the perfect Mother’s Day gift. I love the photo of the baby and the two dogs. So sweet!
This is a great idea For Mother’s Day! My husband’s family lives there dog and I would like to re-create something like this for them for Mother’s Day
GiGi Eats says
Can we take a minute to talk about how GORGEOUS Finn’s EYES are?!?!??!
Dorothy "FiveSibesMom" says
Oh, what a wonderful Mother’s Day gift idea! I just love these photos. And Finn’s eyes are stunning! To have a family portrait taken with such wonderful background is truly a special gift that will last for a lifetime. Now this mom thinks that’s a dream gift!
Amber Myers says
I am a huge fan of these photos. Everyone looks so happy–even the dogs. It looks like such a peaceful area.
Sarah Bailey says
What some beautiful memories captured on camera. The dogs look like they are so good with their little human!
I am all for incorporating pups into family photos. I’d be so happy to have a session with just my dogs!
These are beautiful photos. Family photos are such a wonderful gift idea, especially for Mother’s Day.
Terri Steffes says
I couldn’t get past that baby’s eyes! Wow! Then I saw the cute photo of the dogs and the baby and they are all looking at you!
It is definitely nice to have the entire family, dogs included, in a family photo. If not, someone is missing!
OMG! This can’t be better! Everyone is so so sweet! Great photos!
Meagen Brosius says
What a wonderful idea for Mother’s Day. All of these shots are so precious. Love how they turned out!
All of those photos turned out amazing! They’re so lovely! The dogs are so adorable, and so is the little one. The dogs sure look happy here too.
Ruth I says
Oh, how cute! The photos are so adorable. I love how simple and happy these are!
Beautiful photos! They look happy and enjoyed the photo session!
Amy H says
I love these photos! I know our pup is a part of the family! I love taking photos of him and the kids together.
Fatima Torres says
These shots are adorable! Love the one with the baby in the lounger. So cute!
This is just the cutest picture ever! Love seeing those sweet puppies and that baby!
Alice G Patterson says
What a lucky baby to have such loving parents and sweet pups!