Goodbye Miley…

We have not had a good month here…My sister had to put her two year old brindle Great Dane Miley to sleep yesterday because of some serious health issues. Miley was the sweetest dog and I feel so bad that she had to leave us so soon. She is no longer suffering and is probably having a great time with her sister Mia over the Rainbow Bridge. This was not an easy decision for my sister and I respect her strength in doing what was the best thing for her dog.

Miley will be missed by everyone, especially her partner in crime Lily. Here are a few of my favorite photos of Miley, including her collage that is always a favorite of my clients…The background reads, “I will not dig up the rose bushes”…Miley had a little devil dog in her, but that is one of the things that made her so funny to be around….never a dull moment. Goodbye Miley, you will be missed!


Paula Watson - February 8, 2011 - 4:47 pm

My heart is breaking for Gina. She is a wonderful person and really loves her girls. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Terri Butler - February 8, 2011 - 6:52 pm

Gina, am so sorry for your loss, they are never with us so long enough, on loan to us to make our lives complete for a short time, please know that she is with God and now romping at the Rainbow Bridge waiting for you…

gina beninato - February 8, 2011 - 7:44 pm

Thank you for the great post about Miley
My heart is broken…but am glad miley is feeling better now.
love the pics

Daniel Star - February 9, 2011 - 7:23 pm

Im goin to miss miley. Im soo sorry for ur loss gina but shes in a better place. An she is better.She was a sweet girl and im goin to miss her coming in (Daniel-Petsmart Groomer)

Barbara - February 14, 2011 - 1:01 pm

Gina,Miley was such a sweet girl. I’m gonna miss her beautiful face. The pictures are wonderful
Love Barb

Goodbye to my sweet boy Wiley…

It was with a very heavy heart that we had to put our 14 year old lab/shepherd mix Wiley to sleep yesterday…He was having alot of health problems which included nerve damage to his hind legs and a tumor behind his right eye that was growing at an alarming rate. We knew we were doing the right thing for him but saying goodbye to a pet you have had for so many years is a really difficult thing. We have had Wiley longer than our daughter…He has been through so much with us and was just a really great dog. I always called him my only “Good Dog” because he was such an easygoing, sweet, lovable boy…He was not leash aggressive, he actually listened to me???, he never peed in the house, his only vise was that he liked to raid the trash can sometimes when we left the house…even then, he always looked so guilty after the fact that it was hard to get too mad at him.

We adopted Wiley from the Baltimore SPCA 14 years ago and he will be greatly missed in our home. We were lucky to have had him as long as we did and I like to think of him in dog heaven with his best buddy Clancy who died two years ago…Here are some of my favorite pictures of Wiley over the years.


Carina - January 30, 2011 - 10:50 am

We’re so very sorry for your loss. Wiley must have been a wonderful companion – and from these fabulous shots, a good sport!
Thinking of you…
~ Carina and Jeff

Cindy - January 30, 2011 - 11:35 am

What a sweet boy. So sorry for your loss.

Grace - January 30, 2011 - 4:13 pm

I’m so sorry for your loss Jill. Wiley was a truly beautiful soul.

Lennie - January 30, 2011 - 9:38 pm

I’m so so sorry. You have such wonderful photographs of Wiley that I just know will trigger many happy memories for years and years to come. I know how hard a time is like this and I wish you peace to get through it.

Rebecca Collins - January 31, 2011 - 10:12 am

Jill I am so sorry. You have some lovely shots of this stunning boy. My heart goes out to you and your family at this tough time.

Jill Beninato - January 31, 2011 - 11:13 am

Thanks everyone for your kind words…Wiley was a sweet, very tolerant boy when it came to modeling for his mamma.

Rebecca…I know you understand what we are going through all too well….thanks for your support.

Gina - February 2, 2011 - 9:30 am

I am so sorry
I know how much Wiley was a part of your family
I know he will really be missed
He had a great life with you guys
Love the pics

Tonya C - February 7, 2011 - 1:34 pm

I’m sending great big hugs! I know it hurts, horribly, to lose a wonderful friend. Know that Wiley is waiting for you, in a better place.


Kathy - February 10, 2011 - 10:28 pm

I’m so sorry to hear about your sweet Wiley. Your wonderful photographs of him will keep his memory alive. Hugs to you all.

Patricia Beninato - February 26, 2011 - 11:22 pm

The AC/DC horns are honored that they got to sit on Wiley’s head. Such a good boy, he’s missed.

Linda O'Neill - February 28, 2011 - 8:03 pm

Oh Jill, I’m so sorry to hear about Wiley. What a beautiful, sweet dog…your photographs really pull at the heart strings.

Maisie and I send lots of love and many hugs. xox

Jack & Winnie – Virginia Beach, VA pet photographer

Jack and Winnie are best friends….they live down the street from one another and each one looks forward to their daily play sessions. Unfortunately, Winnie the Bassett Hound is moving away and Jack’s owners wanted to give her something to rememeber them by…I went out and photographed one of their get togethers and these are a few of the photos from the photo shoot. Jack’s mom had a beautiful leather pillow made from one of the images to give as a going away present…The artist is Kathy Campbell and her company is called Digital leather. She does not have a website up yet, but you can find her beautiful handcrafted pillows here at In the Company of Dogs catalog.


lmb - February 3, 2011 - 8:38 pm

You are really talented. I love your colors, the feel, the textures, the emotion – these all are true works of art that I could star at for a very long time. I respect your mission and admire your talent!

English Julie - February 9, 2011 - 6:13 pm

You take some lovely pet photos. The one with the stick is my favourite!

Meet Wiz the Boxer puppy – Virginia Beach, VA pet photographer

I met Wiz at the Neptune festival this year and knew I had to photograph him…he has to be the cutest Boxer puppy I have ever seen and the sweetest little dog in the whole wide world. He loves to cheese for the camera, but don’t let that innocent face fool you…he has moments of pure puppy craziness. We went over to Stoney’s and he had a great time checking out the chickens and Rooster’s and snooping around the back lot area. These are a few of my favorite shots from the outing…I hope everyone has a great holiday!


Jeanie - December 23, 2010 - 9:50 pm

Loved all of these shots of the boxer. Where were you?

Jill Beninato - December 23, 2010 - 11:34 pm

Stoney’s…my favorite spot.

don - December 24, 2010 - 6:45 pm

Great session Jill! Very cute puppy! Love it!

Gina - January 16, 2011 - 2:15 pm

Great pics as always!!!!!!
Love stoners

santi - March 25, 2011 - 3:23 pm

i always love this blog..
filled with images of cute & beautiful

VBSPCA & Two Brothers Dog Wash Holiday Pet portraits

I thought I would post some pix from my holiday pet portrait sessions I held two weeks ago at the VBSPCA and at Two Brothers Dog Wash. I wish I could post all of my favorites but that would be a long post…Thanks to those of you who came out to support the shelter! I am posting a variety of pictures, some of them were taken on my new Orange Peel Backgrounds backdrop that I absolutely fell in love with…They are so easy to set up and the fact that you can roll them up for easy storage is a plus. I will definitely be ordering a few more of these for future events…The shots with the blue door and and wreath are the ones using the new background…Enjoy and Happy Holidays everyone!


Rebecca Collins - December 16, 2010 - 6:26 pm

What a cool set! Lovely shots!

Fall Color – Lily & Miley – Virginia Beach, VA pet photographer

I am not sure why, but we had the most beautiful Fall color I have seen in awhile here in Va. Beach this year…I had to get some photos of my sisters Great Dane’s in front of some of the trees in her neighborhood…Theses are a few of my favorites.


gina beninato - December 10, 2010 - 8:57 pm

Thanks for the great pics of my girls.
Love the colors!!!
enjoyed the outing.

Katrina Dutchover - December 16, 2010 - 5:47 pm

Thank you for taking pictures of my little boy!
They are precious!

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