Meet Jessica

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I’m Jessica, the snap-happy and somewhat (OK, completely) obsessed dog mama to my husband and mine’s fur kid, a nine-year-old Lab mix named Hunter. His DNA test revealed he's actually a mix of eight breeds rolled into my pawsome Frisbee-catching, super-shedding best friend.

When my husband bought me my first DSLR, Hunter fast became my favorite model. The photos we have of him growing up as a part of our family and the moments of companionship, love, joyfulness, and even mischief are ones I know we will look back on and treasure forever. 

My photography style is relaxed, candid, and expressive with an emphasis on genuine emotion and capturing joy and love through small moments in time. I am pulled toward warm, natural earth tones and draw inspiration from light and relationships.

What Else You Should Know About Me

I'm a southern-born and Pittsburgh-bred black and gold girl at heart who loves sunflowers, gluten free macarons, and eye-roll-worthy puns/bad jokes (seriously, the cornier the better). You may also be surprised to know that I'm a multiple U.S. Figure Skating gold medalist, Canadian ice dance medalist, professional figure skating coach, and American Ice Theater certified choreographer who's been skating since eight-years-old.

Book Your Session

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