Photographing groups is one of the harder things to so in portrait photography. The challenges simply get compounded as you add in more people. Not only do you need to get everyone’s posing to be flattering but you also have to consider the entire composition of the image and make sure it works within the whole shot. So for groups we tend to spend lots of time simply moving people around in the frame, adding chairs, removing chairs. It can feel like a game of musical chairs at times wile trying to create a pleasing tableau.