Standard Pet Sessions

A Pittsburgh Pet Favorite

From playful portraits and high-energy action shots to emotional images celebrating the joy and love between you and your dog, standard pet sessions are my most popular option, producing spectacular, personality-filled artwork carefully curated from the best artisans, both right here in the U.S. and across the world. Whether you're longing for a statement-making wall art piece that will become the focal point of where your family gathers most often or you wish to preserve all your images in a beautiful heirloom folio box or fine art album to revisit day after day, I work with you to deliver a personalized experience and archival-quality artwork, every piece designed to pair with a variety of decor styles, from rustic to traditional.

Using warm, natural earth tones and drawing inspiration from light and relationships, standard pet sessions are held on-location throughout the greater Pittsburgh area. With an emphasis on genuine emotion, we'll work at your dog's pace to capture relaxed, candid, and expressive images through small moments in time.

black framed print of pit bull with yellow lantern and white candles
bull dog at Schenley Park on a cobblestone path near Phipps Conservatory
Italian Greyhound jumping for a tennis ball against a sunset sky
charming black pit bull licking nose while in mom's tattooed arms

Happy Tails

"We wanted to let you know how much we appreciate the time and care you took in capturing Dory in the many outstanding photos you took of her. We also wanted to commend you for the most professional approach you take in all aspects of your business, from the session to the ordering appointment meeting to the most professional presentation of your finished creation. It is most refreshing in this day and age to encounter someone who really takes pride in their service. Well done!"

Dory's family Gary, Janet, and Benjamin

"I love to take pictures of Bea, but I am limited to what my phone can do. To have a REAL photographer capture these beautiful, wall-worthy shots of her means so much more! Your bright attitude absolutely made this experience for us. Your passion is so evident and I can’t wait to work with you again! I was amazed at your patience and all of the tricks you had up your sleeve! Bea gets very excited to meet new people and sometimes struggles to settle down right away, but you just went with it and let her take the lead and didn’t miss a beat!"

Beatrice's mom Jaime

"I had quite a challenge for her, coming to her with five dogs and two people, and was absolutely blown away by the results. Jes was patient with my super reactive dog and ended up not only getting amazing shots of each of my five dogs alone but nailing a group picture of the seven of us together. If you're on the edge about booking...DO IT! [I] couldn't be happier with my results."

Diamond, Emma, Felix, Jax, and Spooky's mom Mindy

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