Featured Pet Personalities

Session info

Please note: Right now, I’m mainly focused on helping shelters and rescues with their photography; however, I do take a limited number of sessions each year. Please get in touch at sammy@barkleyandco.com to inquire about availability.

What to expect

Sessions are very laid back. My goal is to capture the true personality of your pet, so we’ll go at their pace. Don’t worry about them jumping, slobbering, or peeing on me — honestly. I think nothing of it! Dogs can be on or off leash, whichever you are most comfortable with. (Leashes can be edited out in post-processing.) Your dog does not have to be trained, and I can work with every type of personality; it’s completely ok if they’re shy, hyperactive, or a little nutty. Let’s be honest — most dogs are a little nutty in their own special way.

I invite you to join in on the session as much or as little as you want. I absolutely love capturing images of pets with their owners. I’ll be rolling around on the ground making weird squeaky noises, so you can leave your camera insecurities behind!

In general, you can think of me as the “paw-parazzi” (sorry, I couldn’t resist);  I capture moments as they happen rather than trying to stage them. I always bring treats for bribery, though, and I welcome you to bring your pet’s favorite toys too!

Sessions last anywhere from 30 minutes to a half day depending on what you’re looking for. In general, we’ll want to meet up in the early morning or late afternoon — this is when natural lighting is the best! However, we can work around your schedule. Depending on the type of session you choose, we can meet anywhere from your house to your camp or the beach.

Following your session, I’ll post a few sneak peeks on Barkley & Co.’s Facebook page (with your permission). Then, I’ll send you a collection of edited images in a gallery where you can choose and order prints and products. I have all images and canvases printed at a professional lab to ensure quality. Digital negatives are also available for purchase.

Your session is really whatever you want it to be! I’m always open to ideas and suggestions. While I mainly photograph dogs, I love sessions with cats, pocket pets, reptiles, and farm buddies too!


Session pricing begins at $125. You can find more pricing information here. Session pricing includes coordinating our shoot, travel within 25 miles of Bangor OR Augusta, the session itself, professional editing following our shoot, and a viewing appointment if requested.

Request a session

Please let me know a little bit about your pets and what you’re looking for in a session! I’ll respond to the email provided within 24 hours. If you would rather chat by phone, you can reach me at (207) 710-1987.

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