Recently I did a painting based on this photo I snapped of a family as they strolled through the Gardens of Augustus on the island of Capri. I thought the parents looked so young and fit. And color coordinated.
But I made a few changes. You can see that she's a lot smaller then him; she doesn't even come to his shoulder. When I initially drew her that way, she looked like an adolescent next to him. So I made her taller.
Also, I changed out her shorts and top to a dress, because I thought it was prettier. That's the fun of being an artist: I can paint it the way I like. :-)