I've been asked to do pictures for a large, extended family. About 15 kids, from baby thru 14 yrs old, 10 adults. We will be on a beach. They want a shot with everyone, then family shots (4 families/with kids), then a grandparent shot w/ all the 15 grandkids. I am probably going to use my 35 lens, bring a flash in case (they want 6PM) and then my tripod-y thing that isn't really a tripod, but a stick that mounts to the camera. I'm not sure if I would haveto be too far away with the 50/1.4.
For the big group shot, I was thinking bringing chairs, maybe have men stand, women sit, then the kids on the sides and sitting. Maybe a grandparent shot with the grandparents sitting, kids around?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!