My wife is an artist painter, and it can be difficult to shoot someone you know so well. There is a risk that the photo will be only of interest for the persons involved and not reaching out. I always try to shoot when it is unprepared, both with people I know and people I do not know. Because it often sets an immediate atmosphere readable in the expression of the face. Here it is in a small break when mounting canvas for a new painting, with a printed photo of mine on the worktable, that is a part of the later worked painting.
Portrait of art painter Ann-Lisbeth Sanvig www.aasanvig.com