Welcome to the Sit. Stay. Smile. Photography website.
My name is Jill Beninato and I live in Virginia Beach, VA with my husband, daughter and four crazy dogs. 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 photography. Dogs and kids are a real source of inspiration for me - they are so “in the moment” and honest with their moods and expressions.
My style is typically candid shots, on location, using natural light whenever possible. I love photography and feel lucky to be in the position to meet so many great people and a lot of really cool dogs who make me laugh, as well as, teach me daily what life is really all about. Thank you for your interest in my work and please remember to spay and neuter all of your pets!
Pet portraits are a treat for Va. Beach pet photographer & clients (PDF) September 2007
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