I mentioned in my Beautiful Hibiscus entry that I was on my way to do a portrait. There is a prince of a guy who owns a condo in Princeville. He has commissioned me to do a portrait of each group of guests that rent his condo, as a gift to them. (They’re usually couples.) After this particular couple were viewing their portraits on the computer, the man told me he wasn’t really into the shoot at all, but just didn’t want to be impolite by refusing the gift. But he said “Now that I see the photos, I’m really into it.” He just loved them. Nothing is more gratifying for me than to get a reaction like that. I guess all this “practice” is paying off. Here is the shot they liked best. I like it too. This is before retouching.