A crafted photograph of an individual. The image must be an experience of the person telling a story and giving the viewer information about the person. Shopping mall photo stores rarely take the time to create a portrait. Those businesses make template shots of humans. They all look the same, but people are not!
Jim had known Melody for years. He knew everything about her. Over time he created a portrait of her in his mind that he was ready to develop.
a pictorial representation of a person usually showing the face
this is a very nice portrait of yourself