The Experience

room wiht yellow chair and dog wall art

So, How Does This All Work?

Step 1: The Consultation

I'll give you a quick call so we can get to know each other, talk all about your furry friend, and chat about availability, location options, our expectations for your session, and how you'd like to enjoy your images after your session. 

Step 2: The Session Day

It's your pup's big day! We'll meet for a day of fun and play at your chosen location. Maybe today your dog is on his best behavior; maybe he'll change his mind and decide to run the show. Either way is perfectly OK! 

Step 3: The Products

A few weeks after your session, we'll meet again for you to view your images for the first time during your reveal and ordering appointment. We'll narrow down your favorites and finalize how you wish to feature them in your home. You'll also place your order at this time.

Step 4: The Delivery

Before you know it, the moment you've been waiting for since we first spoke is here: delivery day! Once your artwork arrives, I'll contact you to arrange a time to personally deliver everything to you. All artwork arrives completely ready to display throughout your home.

What Is Done in Love Is Done Well

The Bark & Gold Photography experience is built on the belief that "what is done in love is done well." 

Together, we'll transform the ordinary into the extraordinary to deliver timeless portraits and classic products, each meticulously sourced from the industry's best of the best. From internationally handcrafted artisan touches to heirloom-quality that promises the excellent standards you expect, your pet deserves to be celebrated with products that highlight his heart and personality with an eye for detail and a brilliance in craftsmanship.

I love what I do--and I know you will, too! Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed on every meticulously curated product. 

blue chair and framed dachshund art

I'd Love a Session, But My Dog...

"Crazy" dogs, shy dogs, can't-be-off-a-leash dogs.

Most people don’t believe their dog will ever behave well enough, long enough, or at all for me to get good photos, and even more tell me it's also because their dog cannot go off-leash. Sound familiar? The great thing is that neither is a requirement for your session!

Drawing on my experience and patience to work with a variety of behaviors and temperaments, from rambunctious to reactive, I take a no-pressure, relaxed approach to our time together, which means there is absolutely no need for your pup to be an obedience school superstar or be leash-free to have a successful session. In fact, I'd estimate that close to 80% of all dogs I photograph are leashed (not that you'd ever know thanks to a little post-processing magic). Move the slider to check out this before-and-after of Rocky.

after leash removal of a brown pit bull
after leash removal of a brown pit bull
before leash removal of a brown pit bull

More questions? You're not alone! Get the answers to my most frequently asked questions.

brown dog at a stream in Mingo Creek Park

"I was worried that my dogs would not sit still and that would result in not-so-great photo options. Jessica did a great job of capturing my girls in their element, running, swimming, and loving the outdoors! Jessica was very easy to work with and the dogs loved her!"

Coco & Olive's mom Courtney

golden retriever puppy running in a field

"We are so very happy with how well our pictures turned out! Jessica was so kind and patient with Hank who was shot out of a cannon that evening and could barely sit still! With all the crazies, she was able to capture gorgeous pictures of Hank being his goofy self. I was very grateful for the prompt and organized communication and scheduling. Her organization is quite inspiring and made me feel like I could trust her to deliver an excellent product within the schedule you defined. She did not disappoint!" 

Hank's mom Melinda

senior black lab during a fall session

"Words cannot express how much I love these pics of my boys. Thank you for capturing these beautiful shots and giving us these memorable keepsakes. I am obsessed!" 

Jager & Otto's mom Caitlin

How Will You Remember?

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