Here's a custom bridal portrait I did for a client last month. They redeemed a drawworm gift certificate they received as a wedding gift.
Since drawing the side of someone's body isn't very interesting, I cropped the photo pretty severely in order to focus on the emotion in the couple's faces.
The bride's curls were surprisingly fun to do. The repetition was kind of soothing.
I sent pictures of the portrait in progress to the couple and they gave me some good feedback. It was fun to feel like we were working on the drawing together, in a way. I hope that having an influence in the artwork's development makes it that much more special to the couple.