Well my wonderful wife volunteered me to photograph a wedding for a co-worker of hers. I've helped as second-shooter on a couple of events so I think I know a little bit of what I'm getting myself into.
Here are my questions:
1) The B&G have informed me that they would like to take a large group picture with both of their families together (24 adults & 9 kids = 33 people total). I'm thinking that the best place to take these pictures will either be inside the church at the alter area because there are three layers of steps that could be used or outside in front of the church entrance. Which of these locations look like it would work better for that large of a group?
2) If you think it would be better to take the pictures inside at the alter, what type of lighting do you think would be best to set up for this kind of shot? I'm pretty familiar with studio lighting but have never shot anything more than 3-4 people at once. Would one or two of my AB800s work well in softboxes for this type of shot? Do I just use one strobe up high near me or one on either side out wide?
Thanks in advance for any recommendations you can give me. The wedding is this Sunday early afternoon!
Outside - Front of Church: