Some of the best portraits are ones I call a Character Study—that is a portrait of one or two individuals that focuses on mostly their faces. These are best done in either very low key color or my preference is to do them in black and white. If you strip out the color the viewer tends to focus more on the subject matter.
Why a character study? What better way to preserve a memory of a loved one than to have a wonderful classic portrait of them. This can be a child, a parent and child, a grandparent or a combination of any family members.