I’m not going to lie when I say that I was actually really afraid of taking group shots. As a new photographer, it’s kind of intimidating to pose more than one person at the same time. Maybe I just get anxiety over weird things, I don’t know. I will say that I’m happy with the result though. There is definitely strength in numbers and you can create different feelings with 2 people in a picture rather than just one.
For the first two pictures, they were taken outside so I just used natural light. Don’t get me wrong, I love the snow and it looks awesome in pictures but I don’t usually like shooting in the snow because of how bright it is. My camera settings for both of those photos were ISO 100, f/4.5 and a varied shutter speed. I like to use shallow depth in portraits because then you can blur out the background and just focus on the person if that makes sense.
Check out this article about how to pose group shots: http://digital-photography-school.com/how-to-take-great-group-photos/