The Experience

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Why book a pet photography session?

Have you heard the saying, “If you don’t think pictures are important, wait until they are all you have left,”? 

Investing in custom pet photography is more than just stunning artwork for your home; it's preserving the beautiful memories of the love, joy, and devotion your four-legged friend gave you to treasure long after he has crossed the rainbow bridge. Anyone who has ever loved and lost a pet know these photos and moments are truly priceless. Booking a session is just one way to honor your beloved companion, whether that be an on-location Standard Session, a series of seasonal Puppy Love Sessions where you can watch your pup grow, or a Rainbow Session designed specifically for aged or ailing pets.

Ready to learn more about the Bark & Gold experience?

Pre-Session Phone Consult

I'm always excited to speak with pet parents for the first time! We will get to know each other, cover our expectations for your session, talk possible session locations and availability, answer any questions or concerns you may have, and discuss what type of products you'd love to see fill your home.

Your Session Day

It's your pup's big day! We'll meet for a day of fun and play at your chosen session location and bring your pre-session ideas to life. 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! I guarantee I will have a diverse and extensive collection of images for you to choose from at your reveal and ordering appointment.

Reveal and Ordering Appointment

A few weeks after your session, we'll meet again for you to view your pet's images for the first time. We'll narrow down your favorites and finalize how you wish to feature them in your home. I can even show you your pet's images on your own walls. You'll also place your order at this time, while enjoying a special treat, of course!

Delivery Day

Finally, the moment you've been waiting for since we first spoke: the day you receive your stunning, archival-quality custom artwork!There's no better way to show your pup how much you appreciate him than with beautiful art--hand-delivered by me--and ready to display in your home and enjoy for generations to come. 


I'd love a session, but my dog...

"Crazy" dogs, shy dogs, can't-be-off-leash dogs. I have a confession to make: I love it when potential clients are on the fence about investing in professional pet photography, usually because they don’t believe their dog will ever behave well enough, long enough, at all, etc. for me to get good photos, or because they cannot go off-leash. What I love even more: proving them wrong.

With the necessary experience and patience to work with a variety of behaviors and temperaments, from rambunctious to reactive, there is absolutely no need for your pup to be an obedience school superstar or be leash-free to have a successful session. Nearly all dogs I photograph are leashed (not that you'd know thanks to a little post-processing magic) and resemble your everyday canine companion. Check out this before-and-after.

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

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

Book Your Session

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