C5 Photography

Pittsburgh, PA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

With C5 Photography, I offer flexibility. I know there are photo packages out there and some people like to know what is standard. But I like to go out and have fun; enjoy the session. If that means I take 5-10 pictures and that makes you happy, or you start to open up and we end up working through 100 different pictures, then I am open to doing that. If there are other nearby areas we think about during a session, we can try going there as well. I'll feed off you and use that to build a session that makes you happy.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I enjoy the random aspect of photography. There are many clients and as many equally unique situations. Sure poses are similar, however, the people behind the pose are unique. It is always nice to meet new people and capture them in photographs. Nothing is better than seeing them enjoy the session and light up when they see the results.


Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Years in business


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17 Reviews
  • Sara P. Jul 21, 2017
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Great photos delivered quickly.
  • Karina S. Jun 25, 2017
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Chris takes beautiful photos that truly captured the unique features and design of our property. His photos are crisp, clean and the colors are very vibrant. He's flexible and easy to work with. We look forward to working with him on future projects.
  • Neal K. Apr 22, 2017
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Awesome, Accomadating!
    Chris did an awesome job with my headshots!
  • Chelsea C. Apr 18, 2017
    Sports Photography
    Verified Review
    Fitness Fantastic & Fun - and Fanny Packs!
    I had such a great time working with Chris. He was flexible with coordinating a time and arrived promptly. His communication throughout the process was clear and effective. On the day of the shoot, he was prepared. He brought plenty of equipment and was ready for any adventure. He was even climbing on some steel bridges with me to get the shot. He came was plenty of ideas and clearly did some research to what worked and what didn't with fitness shoots. He was able to capture my jumps and other movements effectively and even made some GIFs. Everything turned out great and I couldn't be happier without the final project. Thanks Chris. Hope to work with you again soon!
  • Brian E. Feb 27, 2017
    Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Receptive, attention to detail, would hire again
    Chris was receptive to communication and performed the job as we asked him to. We usually send out instructions, but people often miss smaller steps. Chris showed with his work that he paid attention to those details and did so in a timely matter. I would definitely work with Chris again.
  • Chris G. Dec 18, 2016
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    Outstanding Work!
    Chris was very flexible with our schedules. He did an excellent job of finding great places around the city to get some shots.
  • Nancy W. Nov 7, 2016
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    great photographer
    We hired Chris to take photos of ads we had up at a mall and he was quick and professional with getting all the info he needed to do an amazing job. Would definitely recommend and hire him again for future projects!
  • Lizzie D. Oct 29, 2016
    Family Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Made it all easy!
    Flexible with our newborn, good ideas for poses, reliable, quick editing.
  • Rachel B. Sep 27, 2016
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Glad we chose C5 for Senior Pictures
    Chris was very responsive with communication timely in editing the photos. Great quality and reasonably priced. Will definitely recommend to others for senior pictures.
  • John J. Aug 16, 2016
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    Excellent pictures and fast service....thanks from PROInspected.com
  • Andy J. May 21, 2016
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    The pictures were great. He's also very helpful, easy to work with and reasonably priced. I very highly recommend his services.
  • Patty H. May 19, 2016
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    He was very professional and captured the shots we needed for the new home. The photos were very vivid and there was a wide arrange of them to view. We look forward to working with him more in the future. We would recommend him as a photography!
  • Emily M. Feb 12, 2016
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Chris was prompt in scheduling my appointment, and he was very personable with my client. He was professional and took excellent photos to showcase the home in it's best light. Not only were the photos flattering, they were accurate. No exaggerated editing whatsoever. I would recommend him to anyone who needs real estate photos.
  • Stacy L. Oct 12, 2015
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    We hired Chris to photograph the Baptism of both our daughter and nephews baptism. He did an awesome job and was very patient and professional. I would definitely recommend him to anyone and look forward to working with him again.
  • Cheryl C. Sep 14, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Easy to work with, excellent prices, just what I wanted!! Quality of photos is great.
  • Erin M. Aug 27, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    C5 Photography Chris and Susie . They were a very great team and professional. I love the ideas that they had. The pictures turned out amazing. All around a great rate and pictures.
  • David R. Jul 21, 2015
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    Chris from C5 was prompt and professional. The images were delivered quickly, as promised, and were superb. I highly recommend C5 Photography and would gladly recommend them to friends and associates.


What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I like to work with the customer and understand what they are looking for. It can be something simple or something personal. I'm willing to work with a client to incorporate concepts that meet their needs. If you don't know what you are looking for, I'll ask questions to understand you better. I will even take photos and share them from the back of the camera with you so you can see what is being captured. We can work together to tweak the outcome to fit your needs.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
When I was younger, I found myself taking picture after picture of many different subjects. That eventually grew to where I was able to buy my first DSLR. I ended up taking various online course and continuing to practice on various subjects. From customer referrals and requests, I continue to capture a variety of subjects from scenic and landscape, portraits, product and real estate photography.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I've worked with all kinds of clients; from high school seniors, real estate agents, construction companies, families, and more...
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I haven't worked a project that I didn't like, but a one session involved a client who had never really taken pictures before. I asked her about activities she liked and tailored the individual shots towards that. I shared the images with her as we continued and took our time to get things right. Letting her be herself not only made her more comfortable, but put the biggest smile on her that I have ever had the pleasure to photograph.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Be open with the photographer. Tell them what you are looking for or what you are not looking for. Its perfectly ok to say you don't know. I'll typically ask other questions so I can get to know you better. From there, we can work together to make images you are happy with.