Take a lovely English summer's late afternoon, and a family with their dog in their garden looking its best and with the sun shining, and these are a few of the resulting pictures.
With the sun behind the couple, I used a reflector to brighten the eyes with a little extra light.
It's not easy to get the family dog to sit and look at the camera - they usually run over to sniff the lens. Jessie was very well behaved!
And even the chicken was easy to photograph. The beautiful evening sun was a real bonus.