I'm not really an aspiring professional, but this seemed like the best place to pose the questions. Over the last couple weeks, I've posted a bunch of photos of my family on social media, and some of my friends have asked if I'd be willing to do family photos for holiday cards and the like. I figure it's a mutually beneficial relationship. I could use the practice, and they'll get some photos that will be nicer than the cell phone pics they would take instead. I'll plan on taking the shots outside if at all possible, with my D600 and either my 85mm lens or 80-200mm lens, 2 to 3 speed lights with 43" silver reflecting umbrellas, and a BAR (big-ass reflector...whatever the largest piece of foam core from HD I can fit in my car probably, haha). Are there good resources for posing? I have some ideas and I've been looking through Pinterest, but that's the part that I'm nervous about. I'm pretty comfortable with using my speed lights and getting a good enough exposure (even if it takes a couple tries, but hey...that's why I'm practicing), but I'm worried not having awkward poses. Is there a good resource to use for my research? I'd be willing to pay for the right thing, but I'm not sure what that thing might be. (Want a laugh? This was on the first page of my google search A Beginner's Guide to Family Portrait Photography ). Ideally, I'd be able to create a stenopad or something easily portable as a cheat sheet with it. If it comes down to me just looking at a bunch of people's work and taking some notes, so be it. Thanks in advance!