My husband and I wanted a professional photo with our 3 dogs because one of us is always missing in our home shots, plus we could never get all 3 dogs to cooperate at the same time. Chris was so great: he spent a bit of time allowing our dogs to sniff him, and bark at him, and run around him, and then they settled down, and eventually the youngest, 3 years, even "hugged" him! He brought a few doggy treats and worked with the pups until they were literally following his cues for rewards! We had some ideas for settings, and Chris walked our yard and had some cool suggestions. In the end, I don't even know how, he managed to get some fun, funny and wonderful shots of the 5 of us, and some different combinations as well. He was gentle, professional, and a real joy to work with. We would highly recommend Chris to anyone seeking the perfect combination of professional results, with a playful, warm and patient photographer!