The Goal of Portraiture:
In simple terms, it is "using creative posing to show the true and real individual, and using camera angles and locations to emphasize the subjects personality and humanity."
Thus our journey into portraiture begins...your main goal is not just to take pictures of someone, but to show who they are with pictures. In one photo, how would your audience know that the graduating senior you just photographed, is a down-to-earth individual, or that a city-born bride loves the country? You get the awesome and amazing job of portraying personality! Don't be daunted if it's hard to 'see' what you want at first, shoot lots of pictures, use your model's ideas, try out 'crazy' things, and you may be surprised.... :-)