Winston and Bentley (Knoxville Pet artist/photographer)

I recently had the pleasure of photographing Winston and Bentley. They are the fur children of Janet Eichholz and Andrew Myers. I have photographed both boys when they were first adopted by Janet and Andrew. Now they are big boys and it was time for some big boy images!

Winston and Bentley are two of the friendliest pups I've ever photographed. They love playing together and wrestling, just like most brothers. They also love for dad to throw the ball for them to chase and will watch intently while Andrew retrieves the ball if it goes over the fence.

Janet and Andrew also honored me with the opportunity to create a digital painting of Winston and Bentley to hang in their living room. I love creating digital paintings for my clients. I feel it gives them a unique piece of art that can become an heirloom.

Here are a few of my favorites from Winston and Bentley's session.

Arts in the Aiport Spring 2017 Exhibit

I'm excited to announce that one of my paintings, "Gettin' Into It", was selected to hang in the Arts in the Airport Spring 2017 display at McGhee Tyson airport in Knoxville, TN. It will be on display from late April until mid October. If you're travels find you in the Knoxville airport, stop by and take a look at it!


"Gettin' Into It"

A coloring book for everyone that loved the 1970s!

Here's what I've been working on the last few months! I have created a coloring book that will take you back to some of the fun things of the 1970s! The 1970s were my "growing up" years. I loved all the artwork in bright colors and the bold designs. I spent many hours creating colorful doodles on my blue denim three ring binder, my brown grocery bag book covers, and my folders. My favorite medium was Flair markers, but I also used colored pencils and pastels. If you're a child of the '70s like I am, I think you will enjoy some coloring fun and de-stressing with my coloring book "Memories of the 1970s". It's available on Amazon here. Let me know what you think of it. If you love it, I'd appreciate you leaving a positive review on Amazon.

Art for Your Heart ™

Art for Your Heart ™....what is that you ask? Art for Your Heart ™ encompasses my photography, painting, and other projects that make your heart happy. I am still doing traditional photography of people and pets, plus I'm also offering digital drawings and painted portraits, fine art, and even coloring books!

Capturing your story and creating Art for Your Heart™ that will take you back to a special moment in time is my goal. Art for Your Heart™ could be a family portrait, painting of your pet, a fine art piece for your home, or a coloring page that takes you back to your youth. Memories and smiles will be the results!

Commission your own Art for Your Heart ™ by completing the form on my "Contact" page. I look forward to working with you! 

 Painted portrait. Photograph by Pete Rezac, Reno, NV, painted by Alisa Whitley.

Painted portrait. Photograph by Pete Rezac, Reno, NV, painted by Alisa Whitley.

 Skipper says "Hi!" in this traditional portrait by Alisa Whitley

Skipper says "Hi!" in this traditional portrait by Alisa Whitley

 "FIre and Ice" Fine Art print by Alisa Whitley

"FIre and Ice" Fine Art print by Alisa Whitley

Rachel and Ryan are married! - Nashville photographer

On May 21st, I had the pleasure of attending Ryan and Rachel's wedding. Ryan's mom is one of my best friends. I've know Ryan since Power Rangers and Ninja Turtles were the most important things in his life. Now he's all grown up and has a sweet, beautiful wife! I was not the hired photographer -  and I promised I stayed out of the way! I was just another guest with a camera this time. :)

Not-a-Workshop, Nashville - Knoxville Portrait photography

This past Saturday I was honored to be able to hang out with and learn from some other great photographers at the "Not-a-Workshop" hosted by

Joshua Gull

. Josh's idea was to get a bunch of photographers of all skill levels together and demonstrate techniques and how-to's. We had a great morning shooting and spent the afternoon talking workflows and business. Other speakers included

Rich Lavigne

, wedding and portrait photographer from New Jersey,

Annabelle Dando

, wedding photographer from the Baltimore/Annapolis/Washington, D.C. area, and Nashville's own wedding photographer 

Kristen Steele

. We all had a great time, learned a lot, AND got to witness

Andy Stacy

propose to

Kayle Erin Brooks

. :) Here are a few of the photos of Andy and Kayla I took. 


Day250: My new grandpuppy!

My granddaughters have been wanting a dog for quite a while. The oldest finally talked mom into going to the shelter "just to look" know what that means.... Here's my new grandpuppy Jasper! He's part German shepherd and possibly part Husky with those blue eyes. He seems to be smart and has survived a week with four little girls and a cat. He's got a great personality and is already trying to "protect" the girls. I think he's going to be  good dog!


Day246: Self portraits

I played with my new remote control and window light today trying to get a new profile photo of myself. Here's a couple of the shots that I'm ok with. Other than converting the first one to black and white, they are both straight out of the camera. I have a great window! ;) ....but I don't like doing photos of myself. I'd rather be behind the camera.

Day 208: We now return to our regularly scheduled series....

Not sure school supplies will top yesterday's lightning shots, but I'm still having fun. Here's #3 in the series. I'll have to get all this stuff off my table pretty soon. :) I always stock up on spiral notebooks when they are on sale so cheap. They make great drawing notebooks for the girls throughout the year and help save my printer paper! 

Day206: School supplies...part 2

My five year old granddaughter's kindergarten teacher must be planning on a lot of sticky projects. The supply list states four bottles of glue for each child. Of course I know how quickly you can run out of glue if you have a lot of paper pieces, macaroni, or sparkly things to glue onto a project! :) I liked the reflection of the glue bottle in the plastic on the notebook paper.