When drawing I use human portraits with a profile view, as the shading is easier (to me at least). I love the profile view of somebody, it's unique and shows a variety of features. My particular picture happens to look like a mugshot, but I accept that.
It's great that we have so much technology to collect pictures for memories. On the contrary, there's nothing like a disposable camera. Perfect size pictures for albums, usually have at least one "OMG who took that!?" photo in the collection. They're easy to preserve and won't get erased from technical crashes. Keep it classy this holiday, invest in a disposable camera and bring it to a holiday event. You won't regret it.