When people come to stay at my house, if there is time, they usually have to sit for a portrait. The reasoning is pretty simple; I always need to practice and I feel everyone needs a good classic portrait of themselves. So here is my father wearing my coat, hat and scarf even though it’s warm here in California. I thought he kind of looked like a mafia don and even though that’s not his personality, it made for the kind of photo of him that I hadn’t seen before.
A friend bought her new sister-in-law a boudoir session with me, which the soon-to-be bride in turn used to present a gift of photos to her new husband on their wedding day. The top hat belongs to her husband and, in fact, he wore it in the wedding.