The Experience

What is Done in Love is Done Well.

The Bark & Gold Photography experience is built on this very belief, and it remains at the heart of every session.

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 archival-quality that promises the excellent standards you expect, your dog 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. 

So, How Does This All Work?

Step 1: 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: 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 Art

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.

room wiht yellow chair and dog wall art

Session Investment

Separate session fees? We don't do those around here. Instead, your non-refundable retainer converts entirely into product credit during your reveal and ordering appointment to use toward those must-have products, all of which are backed with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Puppy Love Sessions

$799 plus tax
  • For puppies ages 3 months to one-year
  • A one-time $799 product credit
  • Our pre-session phone consultation
  • Two 60-90 minute on-location sessions
  • Client portal to help plan your session
  • Professional editing of your images
  • Reveal and ordering appointment(s)

Standard Pet Session

$499 plus tax
  • Most popular experience
  • $499 product credit
  • Our pre-session phone consultation
  • 60-90 minute on-location session
  • Client portal to help plan your session
  • Professional editing of your images
  • Reveal and ordering appointment

Rainbow Session

$499 plus tax
  • For aged/ailing pets (priority scheduling)
  • $499 product credit
  • Our pre-session phone consultation
  • 60-90 minute on-location session
  • Client portal to help plan your session
  • Professional editing of your images
  • Reveal and ordering appointment

Looking for a unique and meaningful gift? A Bark & Gold Photography gift certificate will leave tails wagging! Each certificate includes a complimentary session and a $500 minimum product credit to ensure your recipient walks away from our time together with an unforgettable experience and beautiful heirloom-quality products by which to remember it. Gift certificates start at $500 and are available in physical and electronic designs. Click here to purchase yours!

blue chair and framed dachshund art


Bark & Gold Photography specializes in beautiful, heirloom-quality products that celebrate the joy and love between you and your pet for generations to come. Most clients spend at least $1,000 on artwork. Your total investment depends on the session type, how many images you love, and how you wish to enjoy them following your session; however, what you choose to order is completely up to you because you're only purchasing what you absolutely love during your reveal and ordering appointment.

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 About Your Pittsburgh Pet Photography Session?

You're not alone! For many, this is an entirely new experience. Get the answers to my most frequently asked questions about booking a photography session for your furry friend.

a golen retriever sitting sunlit near a creek at Brady's Run Park

Happy Tails

"I had a fantastic experience working with Jessica of Bark & Gold Photography. She was so thorough and responsive throughout the entire process and was so easy to work with. I couldn't imagine how she could get photos as I wrangled an older dog and a puppy, but the results far exceeded my expectations and I couldn't be more pleased with the final results. I'll cherish that day, and the photos, for years to come!"

Riley & Teddy's mom Maureen

"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

"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

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