I probably lack the bossiness - ahem, social skills - to be a really good portrait photographer, but I'll give it a shot anyway. Here are some pics of our neighbors who agreed to be captive subjects for me to practice on. I'm not going to win any awards, but it was a chance to try experiment with camera settings and processing.
I also snapped some pics of Lisa and Clayton later that day.
This last one could be one of my favorite pics of all time. Best of all it wasn't posed. "Hey Lisa, turn around." Click.