Celebrate Tennessee: Pics For Pets

Posted at 7:02 PM, Dec 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-16 20:14:39-05

A local photographer has made it her mission to save pets in Metro and Williamson County animal shelters by taking their photos.

Penny Adams does all kinds of photography, but she's made a big difference in the lives of many furry friends left without permanent homes.

A little over three years ago, she teamed up with Metro Animal Care and Control to start a volunteer program where photographers can come in with their own equipment and take professional photos of the animals that the shelter can use in hopes to increase adoption rates.

The folks at Metro told Williamson County Animal Center heard about Penny and asked her to take photos at their shelter as well. 

"It is such an easy win-win to combine good photography with these shelters and rescues that don't necessarily have the resources to be able to showcase their animals,' Penny said.

Penny now visits both shelters every week to take photos. They've converted a small utility closet at both shelters into a mini photography studio. 

Penny provides lighting, backgrounds, etc.  Both shelters believe that these professional photos have helped increase adoption rates. 

Click here, to see more of Penny's work.