Nothing makes me happier than portraiture. As a photographer it's the greatest responsibility and such a treat to photograph someone and to do your best to capture a respectful and honest sense of who that person is at that specific time in their life. Sometimes a smile is captured, sometimes the portrait is serious. Always there needs to be a collaborative connection of trust.
I've serendipitously started a series of portraits by inviting friends for dinner, then taking them into the studio for a little time in-front of the camera after the meal. Admittedly, there's a little selfishness at play. I love taking portraits and I love my friends! A selfish dessert perhaps. :)
I'm so fortunate to have such dear friends!