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Pet Photography Project 52, Week 28: Comic Pop Art

Comic, huh? Well, what direction to take this week’s Pet Photography Project 52 theme… I wanted to create something different, but what. My mind kept going back to art. I brainstormed a list of ideas that included everything from a comic book-inspired look to a watercolor painting. Suddenly it popped into my head! Why not create a pop art pooch Read More

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Max the Black Lab’s North Shore Session – Pittsburgh Pet Photography

I just love labs and their loyal, playful, lovable, goofy pawsonalities, so I could hardly wait to share these images of Max, a three-year-old black Lab who lived up to my every expectation! Max, whose full name is Massimo (Italian for Maximus), is my fifth calendar model for the FurKid Rescue 2018 pet calendar, finishing in fifth place on Read More

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Finn the Husky/Retriever Mix – Schenley Park Pet Photography

I’ll admit that when I found out Finn was one of my calendar models, I was particularly excited. Like my Hunter, he’s a husky/retriever mix–so I was already in love–but it wasn’t until this handsome, happy, heartthrob bounced up to me at Schenley Park that he really won me over. Listening to Finn’s mom Becky tell Read More

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Bark & Gold Photography’s Blue Sky Tag Challenge

I’ve been blogging away like crazy these past few weeks, scheduling my recent calendar contest session features and writing my Pet Photography 52 Weeks Project posts, so when Kim Hollis with BARKography invited interested pet photographers to participate in the Blue Sky Tag Challenge, I was intrigued. Sometimes it’s fun to break away from the norm and try Read More

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Pet Photography Project 52, Week 27: Beautiful Bokeh

Bokeh is the focus (pun intended) of week 27’s Pet Photography Project 52 post. Expect to see some major puppy prettiness going around the blog circle with this theme! Even if you’ve never heard the word bokeh (pronounced BOH-Kə or BOH-kay) before, you’ve likely seen it and you may even have created it in your own Read More

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Pack Leashes Launches Brand Ambassador Partnership

In late-June, Pack Leashes launched its brand ambassador partnership with Bark & Gold Photography for its made-in-the-USA dynamic rope and carabiner dog leashes. Hunter can now officially add model to his growing list of roles, which already includes Bark & Gold client liaison. (No wonder he’s deemed himself the top dog around here!) As one of the newest Read More

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Oakley, Search and Rescue Border Collie – Pittsburgh Pet Photography

It’s time to meet your pick for the FurKid Rescue 2018 pet calendar cover winner, Oakley! At just a little over a year old, Oakley has earned herself quite the recognition in a variety of community service-based activities, ranging from an important role as a search and rescue (SAR) air scent K9 with the Allegheny Mountain Rescue Read More

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Happy Tails: Allie & Sadie

Kind words, like these from Sadie’s mom, just made my evening. This is why I do what I do! Thank you again, Allie! “Bark & Gold Photography is awesome! Jessica was great with our chocolate lab, Sadie, and [she] was able to really capture her personality. We love our photos and we are happy to Read More

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Pet Photography Project 52, Week 26: Leading Lines

Leading lines are a valuable and effective compositional technique to incorporate into your photos. The great thing is that any photographer, whether professional or amateur, can utilize this tool; you just need to know where to find them. If you’re not familiar with leading lines,  Ann McKinnell’s article, “How to Use Leading Lines for Better Read More

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Sadie the Chocolate Lab – South Park Pet Photography

Sadie’s South Park session had everything I could have wished for on an early June evening: rich golden light, a rustic flair, and a truly charming chocolate lab, of course. You may recall that Sadie’s mom Allie was the recipient of a complimentary session and product credit during my 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway winners. She contacted Read More