My name is Jill Beninato and I live in Virginia Beach, VA with my husband, daughter and three crazy dogs Honey, Daisy and Zoe. I have a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD where I studied fine art and metalsmithing. I owned my own wholesale jewelry design business for 11 years before making the transition into pet photography. Dogs and cats have always been a real source of inspiration for me...they are so "in the moment" and honest with their moods and expressions. I enjoy the challenge of capturing your pets personality and I love creating memories for my clients that will last a lifetime.
My style of photography is often described as fun and colorful...I am drawn to color and texture and I prefer to shoot on location with natural light whenever possible. I love photographing pets, meeting lots of great people and a bunch of really cool cats and dogs. My clients may have fur but they make me laugh and remind me daily what life is really all about. I honestly believe that I have the best job in the world!
Thank you for your interest in my work...I hope it made you smile! Please remember to adopt, don't shop and to spay and neuter your pets!