Portraits don't have to be in a studio with special lights. You don't have to set aside a chunk of time and worry about outfits. Life as it is. Pure and Simple.
This shot of Anik is from 2006 while at a birthday party. It was a candid photo as she was perched on someone's hip while they were engaged in conversation that she couldn't participate in ;) It is definitely not an ideal situation for a portrait as the background was cluttered and she wasn't facing the natural light coming in through the window. A good challenge and it turned out pretty well all things considering. Studio portrait can't be replaced but life moments don't have to be completely overlooked because after all they happen a heck of a lot more often :)