Standard Sessions

From playful portraits and high-energy action shots to emotional images celebrating the joy and love between you and your pet, standard 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. 

The Bark & Gold Photography experience is all about capturing joy and love through small moments in time. Using warm, natural earth tones and drawing inspiration from light and relationships, standard sessions are held on-location, at any of the greater Pittsburgh area's rural or urban dog-friendly locations, or at your home. With an emphasis on genuine emotion, we'll work at your pet's pace to capture relaxed, candid, and expressive images.

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.

Standard sessions are priced at $499, all of which converts to a product credit at your reveal and ordering appointment.

framed print of border collie in modern gray dining room

"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

gallery-wrapped canvas of silhouette over yellow couch

"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 nailed 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

Bull Terrier on a wooden bench at South Park

"We had an absolutely wonderful experience with Bark & Gold Photography. Every single detail was clearly communicated with us from beginning to end. Jessica is clearly devoted to making sure that she has plenty of info about your pet and your expectations of the shoot. She also responds very quickly to emails and is willing to answer any questions you may have throughout the process. I can’t thank Jessica (and her husband) enough for being so patient and gentle with my senior Bull Terrier. The images she captured were beautiful and I wouldn’t hesitate to use her services again."

Chico's mom Jen


Book Your Session

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