Meet Jessica

head shot of jessica wasik with siberian retriever dog

I’m Jessica, the snap-happy and somewhat (OK, completely) obsessed dog mama to my husband and mine’s eight-year-old Siberian retriever named Hunter. And that handsome guy beside me is my Frisbee-catching, super-shedding best friend. (He's also the top dog around here.)

When my husband bought me my first DSLR in 2012, Hunter fast became my favorite fur-faced model. I love having photos of him growing up as a part of our family and capturing moments of companionship, love, joyfulness, and even mischief that I know we will always look back on and treasure. 

Hunter is my heart dog. He is the reason why our home is a little hairier, our bed a little tighter, and our hearts a lot fuller; he is the inspiration behind Bark & Gold Photography.

What Else You Should Know About Me

My photography style is relaxed, candid, and expressive with an emphasis on genuine emotion and capturing joy and love through small moments in time. I am pulled toward warm, natural earth tones and draw inspiration from light and relationships.

I'm a southern-born and Pittsburgh-bred black and gold girl at heart who loves sunflowers, gluten free macarons, and eye-roll-worthy puns and bad jokes (seriously, the cornier the better). I'm an ISTJ personality type to a tee. You may also be surprised to know that I'm a multiple U.S. Figure Skating gold medalist, Canadian ice dance medalist, professional figure skating coach, and American Ice Theater certified choreographer who's been skating since eight-years-old.

Book Your Session

To schedule your session or learn more about Bark & Gold Photography, contact me at or call 724-913-BARK (2275).