Remember Senior portrait photography in High School? A photographer would show up with three background choices, put you in the most unnatural poses known to man, take a handful of pictures of you and in five minutes you'd be on your merry way?... I don't do that.
A portrait photo should be more than just a picture. It should convey something and give the viewer a sense of who you are. Your portrait photo should capture your attitude, personality and provide a perspective not seen day to day... That's what I do.