What is a Portrait?
Webster’s dictionary defines it this way:
“1. a painting, drawing, or photograph of a person that usually only includes the person’s head and shoulders; 2.a detailed description of something or someone; 3. a way of printing a page so that the shorter sides are on the top and bottom and the longer sides are on the left and right.” or “Full Definition of PORTRAIT: 1 picture; especially : a pictorial representation of a person usually showing the face; 2 a sculptured figure : bust; 3 a graphic portrayal in words“
What I consider a portrait:
“a portrait is a fitting likeness of an individual, place or thing which portrays the subject’s personality, lifestyle, and/or character through a photograph or a painting.”
Portraits can be taken of a home or piece of property, person, or a pet/animal. We commonly use “photograph” instead of “portrait” as the word “portrait” is more personal.
Portraits are used to measure changes in the growth of children, to capture lifestyles, and to capture a special occasion which one or more would like to remember for all time.
We like to celebrate and share moments like:
- Baby’s first year;
- A teen’s last year of school (senior year);
- A daughter/son’s wedding;
- College Graduations
- Parent’s silver anniversary;
- Special Achievements
- Military Service
All of these are great things and wonderful moments to celebrate.We all wish to remember and share special times with loved ones. That is what portraits are for. . . . . . . What was your last celebration? When?
Family is always a good thing to celebrate as are friendships! So. . . what are you waiting for? Let’s take some Portraits!