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Why Book a Pet Photography Session?

Have you heard the saying, “If you don’t think pictures are important, wait until they are all you have left,”? 

Investing in custom pet photography is more than just stunning artwork for your home; it's preserving the beautiful memories of the love, joy, and devotion your four-legged friend gave you to treasure long after he has crossed the rainbow bridge. Anyone who has ever loved and lost a pet know these photos and moments are truly priceless. Booking a pet photography session is just one way to honor your beloved companion, whether that be an on-location session, a series of seasonal Puppy Love Sessions, or a Rainbow Session designed specifically for aged or ailing pets.

"Crazy" dogs, shy dogs, can't-be-off-leash dogs: I have the necessary experience and patience to work with a variety of behaviors and temperaments. There is absolutely no need for your pup to be an obedience school superstar to have a successful session. Nearly all dogs I photograph are leashed (not that you'd know thanks to a little post-processing magic) and resemble your everyday canine companion.

My Style

My images and approach to each session are relaxed, candid, and expressive with an emphasis on genuine emotion that celebrates the joy and love between you and your pet.

Siberian retriever exploring the woods at McConnell's Mill

Want to learn more about a Bark & Gold Photography session?

Pre-Session Phone Consult

We will get to know each other, cover our expectations for your session, and discuss what type of products you'd love to see fill your home.

If you think I'd be a good match for you and your pet, the next step is to sign your contract and pay your session retainer in full to secure your date.

Bark & Gold Session

It's your fur baby's big day! We'll meet at your chosen session location and bring your pre-session ideas to life. Maybe today your pooch is on his best behavior; maybe he'll change his mind and decide to run the show. Either way is perfectly OK! Go with the flow and trust that I will have a diverse and extensive collection of images for you to chose from at our big reveal.

Your Big Reveal

Your reveal appointment typically occurs roughly 2-3 weeks following your session during which we'll meet again to narrow down your favorites and how you wish to feature them in your home. I'll even show you your pet's images on your own walls. You'll also place your order during this time, while enjoying a special treat, of course! There's no better way to show your pup how much you appreciate him than with beautiful custom art.

Book Your Session

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