My In-Law's LARGE family portrait!

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  1. twocolor

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    My mother-in-law asked me to do a family portrait of our family over Thanksgiving. It was the first time in over 5 years that we would all be together at the same time. So, my husband is 5th of 7 children. Most of his siblings have large families (2 brothers have 8 kids each). This is my record largest family to photograph, and I'm proud to belong to it!! (if I counted right, it equals 51)

    1. The group shot!
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    2. Husband's parents!
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    3. Oh, hey look, there's MY crew!
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    4. One of the nieces
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    5. One of the brother's with his family
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    6. Another brother with his family
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    It was a COLD day, and a few tears from the kids, but my mother in law is tickled pink to have these done!!! We are giving her a large reprint for Christmas!
     
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    These are wonderful! Great work! I'm amazed at how well the full family shot came out.
     
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    Nice pics.

    And you definitely have a large family!
     
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    Looks like a fun bunch twocolor! I don't seem to have any issues grouping strangers and taking their picture however for family group shots I must say I'm clueless :lol:. Good job on the group shot!
     
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    Nice work on the large group shot. I can imagine that it might have been be a real headache with that many children. It's a hard enough time getting two or three of them to look at you at the same time.
     
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    WOW! :thumbup:
     
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    Nice work!!!
    I know the feeling of working with large groups, ain't easy! Great Job.
    I'm on a different computer now, so maybe that could be BUT they seemed to be a bit overexposed.
     
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    Great job on the family group shot. Not only is everyone looking at the camera but no one is hidden by another family member. And with that many kids I don't imagine you had too many chances at that shot. :thumbup:
     
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    They are bright, but the only shot I think has overly bright is the dang white door on the shot with me and my family (of course it would be MY family!)
     
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    twocolor No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I got that in three shots!!!!! Of course my remote had dead batteries, so I was composing the shot, setting the timer and getting back in place. I was THRILLED that we got it in just three shots!!

    The kids porbably would have only lasted a few more beyond that anyway!!
     
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    Actually, at a second look the door behind the family on that last shot is worse than the shot with my family. I'll go see if I can burn it a little.
     
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    Congratulations on successfully photographing that many peopel, especially so many kids!!
     

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