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Happy Tails: Diane, Winston & Cubby

I love hearing how much fun my clients have at their session, like Diane whose pot-bellied pigs Winston & Cubby I photographed this past November. Thank you, Diane, for the five-star review! “[I] had a fantastic time! Jes was so wonderful with my piggies! Amazing pigtures!” If your session left your tail wagging, I’d love to Read More

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Pet Photography Project 52, Week 4: Different Perspective

The Pet Photography Project 52 theme for week four focused on shooting with a different perspective and specifically the effects that changing the angle or perspective has on your subject(s). The assignment seemed easy enough–get creative with your perspective–until you consider the many different ways you can alter these angles and vary the views, such Read More

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Hunter – Moon Township Pet Photography

For the weeks leading up to Hunter’s session, his mom Lea kept hoping for a little white on the ground. I’m happy to share she got her wish when we woke to a light dusting of snow the morning of their session slated for the afternoon at Olson Park in Moon Township. This nine-year-old Siberian husky, Read More

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Pet Photography Project 52, Week 3: Negative Space

It’s not often when something negative is a positive, but that’s just the case with the concept of negative space, this week’s Pet Photography Project 52 theme. For anyone unfamiliar with this term, negative space is essentially the breathing room surrounding the subject in a photo and can dramatically alter the story or mood of an Read More

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Giving Back: WearWoof Little Black Dress Party 2017

If the name WearWoof sounds familiar, you may remember it from December’s 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway when WearWoof graciously gifted one lucky giveaway winner a boutique gift card. Now this North Hills upscale consignment boutique has again teamed up with Bark & Gold Photography for its annual Little Black Dress Party, which invites guests to slip into Read More

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Happy Tails: Frankie & Dana

Today I send a very appreciative thank-you to Dana for leaving a Happy Tails review of her miniature schnauzer Frankie’s session. “Jessica made myself and my precious Frankie feel comfortable and at ease with her skills and patience, especially with a hyper miniature schnauzer. Her style is amazing, and the ways she made my visions come to Read More

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Pet Photography Project 52, Week 2: Black & White

Those of you who follow my personal Instagram account may also know that, in addition to participating in this blog circle, I am in my third year of a fun personal photography project in which I take a photo-a-day. The majority of my images for that project are inspired by prompts from Capture Your 365 Read More

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Eddie & Stanley – Schenley Park Pet Photography

I love anytime I get to work with animals who have a wonderful story to share, particularly when there’s a happy ending, so when Megan contacted me to photograph her nine-year-old Rottweiler/coonhound mix Eddie, I jumped at the opportunity. We planned for an early December session at Schenley Park and I got to see for Read More

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Client Concerns – Part 3: But My Dog Can’t Be Off-Leash

One of the very first things my clients notice when they look at my website or gallery is that very few, if any, of the dogs I photograph are on leashes. The next comment I almost always hear is that there’s no way their dog would ever cooperate off a leash (and therefore is not a good Read More

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Pet Photography Project 52, Week 1: New

Well, Happy New Year! I don’t know how 2016 was for you, but for me–and many of my friends and family–the past year certainly was a roller coaster ride of ups, downs, and all-arounds. To say that I’m happy to welcome in 2017 is an understatement! (I know there’s quite a few of you reading this Read More