A portrait is an extremely personal moment, whether it is for a job application or as a fun gift for a loved one. In an age of pointless selfies, sometimes we forget what a portrait really can be: a caption of who you are at a particular moment in time. It is not always about looking good, it can be about expressing certain emotions or displaying a more theatrical side of your character and once that intial nervousness it over, it will be a great experience.
Most people tend to refer black and white portraits and even if they often turn out more timeless and classic, colour photographs are very beautiful in their own way.
Children and pets are the most uncooperative models but that is when the macro lens comes handy....by employing tele photopgrahy I can trick the model into smiling and being expressive with a bit of cunning help from the parents.