Benny and Lilah, the adorable mixed breeds, joined their humans for a dog-friendly family session with Dennis from Charleston Photo Art. Dennis is a master at finding amazing locations within Charleston, South Carolina. While some photographers have a favorite place to shoot, it seems like Dennis is always photographing somewhere new.
From Claire: “Benny is the name the shelter picked, and we liked it because it reminded us of ‘Benny the Beaver,’ the mascot for Oregon State University, where we met and went to undergrad. We picked Lilah because it just fit her. Benny has long legs and often ‘prances,’ so we call him the ‘Mayor of Prancetown.’ I often call Lilah “Bean, ” shortened from ‘Lilah Bean’- a play on Lima Bean and Jumping Bean (because she jumps high).
We think they are around 8 years old. They are probably brother and sister as they were found as strays together in California and seem to be the same age. Benny and Lilah are likely a Maltese/terrier blend.
We adopted them through a rescue agency when we were living in Portland, Oregon. They were brought up from the Lancaster County Shelter in Los Angeles.
Benny likes to romp around the yard. Lilah likes to play when you blow on her face, and she races around the bed.
Our family likes to go on walks together or hang out on the couch! They are pretty chill dogs. Our favorite place to go together is Folly Beach or Hampton Park!
They are the sweetest, kindest dogs. No one is a stranger; everyone is a friend.
My favorite memory of the dogs is watching them adapt to all the places we have moved to. As long as they have some human company and a couch to snuggle on, they are happy!
The best thing about having dogs is knowing they are always excited to see you and always love you, no matter how good or bad your day went!
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About Charleston Photo Art: Based in Charleston, South Carolina, Dennis specializes in wedding photography. He especially loves photographing couples with dogs.
Amber Myers says
I love the photos and the scenery! Charleston is such a gorgeous place and I hope I can visit one day.
Tara Pittman says
The dogs are so cute. They steal the spotlight in these photos for sure.
Richelle Escat says
The dogs looks so alike and they looked so kind!
These turned out great! Such a cute little family!
Ivan M. Jose says
I love how you were able to capture the happiness in those photos. It’s really fun to include dogs in family pictures.
Scarlett Brooklyn says
Love these pics, so nice, such a great looking family.
These photos are so stylish. Photos are always keep for us such precious memories!
I love all of these photos. I like when dogs are involved in the photos. They are family too, and I love to see that.
Ruth I says
Aww my heart easily melts with these type of photos. I love dogs! I am a dog owner too. I just adore your photos.
Briana Baker says
This is too cute! Such a beautiful family and great shots of all of them!
Jasmine Hewitt says
i’ll forward this to some SC friends. everyone loves family photos with their pets
MELANIE EDJOURIAN says
The dogs are the cutest. I’ve not seen that variation before. Love that picture with the fountain at the back it’s so pretty.
It’s so wonderful to learn about this family. Their photos turned out beautiful.
Kelli A says
I want so badly to get a family photo with my kids and grandbaby and all our fur babies. It would be such a great photo!
Kamira Gayle says
What a beautiful family photoshoot. I’ve always been intrigued with the Southern charm of South Carolina. It’s one place I’d like to explore one day. I love all the images. The love shines through.
Cathy Armato says
I love this Family Photo session! I so want to do one with my two dogs. It’s so great that they adopted this bonded pair together, it can be so traumatic when bonded pets get separated. These photos are gorgeous!
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Ruth Epstein says
They are just adorable and their faces show how happy they are. I would love to visit other States one day with Layla as there are such beautiful places to see.
Sweet Purrfections says
Adorable pups! Charleston has so many wonderful places to capture great photos!
Britt K says
I love these pictures! There is something about including the pups in family photos that always warms my heart. They are part of the family, after all. I am looking forward to getting updated pictures of our crew and this only added to that excitement.
I also LOVE that they are both rescues and you can see from the pictures just how loved and cherished they are. This is the kind of happy ending that volunteers in the rescue world love to see.