The term 'capture' in photography to means reflect a bit of the subject's personality in a photograph, but I when I use the term 'capture' I mean to reflect the subject's thoughts, expressions, speech and their soul down to the very last detail.
When I am posing my subjects I often ask them to sit somewhere comfy so they are relaxed, then I ask them to avert their eyes to the camera. The window to people's hearts lies in their eyes. You can learn so much about a person just by engaging them in eye contact. Our eyes truly are the windows to our souls, whether they are caressed in wrinkles, shining with tears, or sparkling with laughter!
I photographed my sister today. I posed her by a window with a soft, lace, curtain as a backdrop. Her hair was damp, unbrushed and tangled with curls! She wore no makeup, she just came as herself. As I told her how to pose her natural beauty shone and she looked beautiful despite her messy hair and brown freckles (which, by the way, are gorgeous). I edited the photographs in black and white for a more contemporary look. Enjoy!