Frequently Asked Questions About Session Pricing

Are any prints or products included with my session?

Say so long to separate session fees! While products, prints, and digital files are not included with your session, your non-refundable retainer required to book a standard session or Puppy Love Sessions instantly converts to a product credit during your reveal and ordering appointment that you can apply toward your favorite products, like signature wall art, fine art albums, heirloom folio boxes, and more! Rainbow Sessions include three complimentary 8x10 prints in place of a product credit. My goal for each session is to have every client walk away with a meaningful, memorable experience and beautiful, high-quality, tangible art to last forever, and this product credit makes that easier than ever.

What options do I have for displaying my images?

Bark & Gold Photography sessions focus on creating beautiful, heirloom-quality custom artwork of your pet through a variety of finishes and styles to suit your home. Signature wall art pieces, like artisan and gallery-wrapped canvases, handcrafted artisan wood, and traditional framed prints are client favorites, and many love putting together several of their favorite products through a create-your-own-collection option that offers a 20% savings.

Prints, products, and digital files are not included in your session retainer. Rather, they are purchased separately using your product credit.

Is there a certain amount I must spend on products?

There is no minimum purchase required on products following your session; however, you should expect to invest a minimum of $500 following your session. Whether you want a gorgeous fine art album of all your images, a statement-making wall art piece, or the moon, we can do that!

Unlike a traditional "shoot-and-burn" photographer who requires you to purchase a CD of all of your images upfront without seeing any of them (yikes!), I walk you through your reveal and ordering appointment, which means you are not committed to purchasing anything prior to seeing your images to ensure you're ordering your absolute favorites. 

What if I just want digital images?

Your pet’s session deserves more than to simply sit on a CD on your desk, be stored on your computer only to be looked at once or twice, or be printed as inaccurately colored, poor-quality prints at your local drugstore; therefore, I am with you through the entire process to help you order the prints and products that fit your needs best.

For those who wish to share their images via social media sites, email, and personal blogs, I offer a web-sized watermarked digital JPEG file with each corresponding product purchase featuring the identical image.

High-resolution digital files are available with Bark & Gold Photography digital collections as five, 10, or all images. These files include a print release and my recommendations on where to print your photos to retain image quality and correct colors. Your print release will allow you to print your favorites as many times as you’d like, according to the release terms. As photographer, however, I retain full copyright and ownership of all images. Digital file collections offer a 50% savings when purchased with a signature wall art piece, fine art album, or heirloom folio box.

What if I just want a few prints?

I believe that even prints should come as a finished piece of art, which is why I'm happy to offer them in my popular heirloom folio boxes, the most beautiful way to preserve your prints and a stunning alternative to fine art albums. These come in sets of 10 or 20 matted 5x7 prints. My boutique add-on album block is also a great choice.

Individual gift prints may be purchased as a boutique add-on to your signature wall art, fine art album, heirloom folio box, or when creating your own collection. I am happy to discuss options on how to enjoy smaller prints of your favorite images at your reveal and ordering appointment.

I'd love to work with you, but I'm not sure it's in my budget right now. Do you offer a payment plan for ordering?

I get that it can be challenging to drop a significant amount of money at once, but that doesn't mean that you should have to miss out on documenting your four-legged family member. We can talk during your pre-session consultation or ordering appointment to set up a customized no-interest payment plan for your order.