As this was my first time purchasing a professional photography session, I spent quite a bit of time researching photographers and reviews on line. I had the added pressures of a spouse that was less than delighted with the idea, a tight budget, and I needed someone experienced to photo our dog with us as a couple. Rick was prompt, very unintrusive with his set up, and created an atmosphere that felt much like an "old friend" was snapping pictures. He worked us in to his holiday schedule and was happy to shoot us at a nearby lake for outdoor photos also. The photos were back quickly and before promised. The quality is superb, and not at all like the "staged" family photos that adorn many mantles. I highly recommend Rick for his artistic expertise and his professionalism. We will enjoy contacting him for his services in the future.