My preference for a portrait is Black and White, however my processes can equally push the image to colour.
I usually shoot with dual format allowing me to see both colour and this black and white profile made in camera.
It's 99% the case that the custom looks I create in camera are the base for the final images, it make sense to work this way especially if the client needs proofs to work with straight away.
In this instance the angle and model convey both strength and grace.
Alexandria - STORM Models London
N E X T Models Canada