Hello friends, a lady that I work with seen some of my photography and wanted to have me come to her house to take some Christmas family portraits and I need help. It is herself, her husband and her daughter (her daughter is about 15 yrs old, so no fighting children...lol). Here is a list of equipment that I have... Canon 40D Canon 28-135 3.5-5.6 lens Canon 70-200 f4L lens Sigma 50mm 2.8 Macro lens Canon 580EX II Flash Canon EG2 Battery Grip Monfrotto Tripod 1x2GB Card 2x2GB Card Here is what she is looking for. Indoor shots of family in front of Christmas tree* and outdoor shots at park. I requested that all outdoor shots start at around 4pm since sunsets at about 6pm. I am heading to my local photo shop to pick up a large reflector so I can get some natural light on the subject (if I need it). My wife is going to be my assistant with the reflector and helping to set-up the shot and look for things out of place. I also plan to use the reflector as a bounce for my flash since I currently do not have studio lighting. *my concern here is exposing for the tree and their faces. Should I just plan to shoot in RAW (like always) and use one image to make two images out of, one exposed for the tree and the other for their faces or is there a trick? I have one week so I plan to take some test shots of my wife in front of our tree. I already told her that I would not be charging, I am still new and no matter how well the photos turn out, I can't see charging her. If they turn out well, then I will consider a paying job. Please let me know if you can think of anything else I may need or any tips/tricks. Thank you.