By definition a portrait is: a painting, drawing, photograph, or engraving of a person, especially one depicting only the face or head and shoulders. A portrait is also usually considered more "formal" than other photographs.
These portraits provide a visual storytelling element that a traditional portrait does not. Don't get me wrong - there is still a place for those more formal shots. But when I review the photographs of our kids and grandkids that I have taken the last couple of weeks, I see each as a piece which makes up the puzzle which is our family.
I would love to hear what YOU think of my interpretation of what a portrait is. Enjoy!