Frequently Asked Questions About Session Pricing

Are any prints or products included with my session fee?

Say so long to separate session fees! When you book a standard session or Puppy Love Sessions, your non-refundable retainer 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.

Is there a certain amount I must spend on products?

There is no minimum purchase required on products following your session. 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. Most clients spend between $500-1,600 following their 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!

What options do I have for displaying my images?

The majority of Bark & Gold Photography clients display their images where they can enjoy them every day, most commonly with my signature wall art pieces. My most popular client favorites include large gallery-wrapped canvases and fine art albums. Other options include framed wall prints, heirloom folio boxes, and album blocks.

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. 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.

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 in a folder 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.

Why should I order prints through you if I can just print them from my digital files?

There is so much that goes into creating beautiful images than simply taking a great photo. Every image is digitally enhanced for quality and correct color and I want your products and prints to look the way you deserve to receive them: at their very best--for many years to come thanks to their archival-quality! Lastly, going through me and my professional lab for your printing needs is less work on your end and ensures your photos retain the same quality and colors I spent time perfecting during my editing process.

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.