hey shark, i'd agree with what folks are saying here about the lens, lighting etc. This is just being ultra nitpicky but i don't know if anyone has picked this out yet: One thing that I would change is the throw on the sofa, or changing the clothing so they don't blend in the background. For portraits, its easy to forget that apparrel plays an important part. You, your wife and mother (?) and are wearing reasonable bright coloured clothes but your dad is a bit drab in this setting. That and the fact that his vest blends in the blanket on the sofa, he gets a bit lost there. If your dad is opposed to wearing bright colours, try another background. thats just my 5 cents (we don't have pennies here in nz ) Will say that you and your wife look stunning here, the foreground looks fantastic, and the colours in the foreground colours look especially vibrant. Good stuff matie!