My wife's immediate family came to visit for Christmas and New Years this year to enjoy some sun and fun here in the Riviera Maya. There were a ton of us, and we normally hire someone to come and take photos for us, so I can be in front of the camera for a change, bur for whatever reason, this year that plan slipped by the wayside so I can had to come up with another plan. On the last day that the whole family was in town, I asked everyone to be ready and dressed up at 6:00 pm and we'd all walk to the beach from the condos where they were staying and do some family photos. I love doing photos for my family, though I do forget to on some visits, but I wanted to make sure we did this as everyone from my wife's immediate family was together on this occasion.
So, we met them at their condos at 6:00 and we once everyone was finished getting ready, we all made the sort walk to the beach near the Gran Sirenis resort, where they had rented condos for the last week of their holiday. We took time taking individual family photos and my sister-in-law took some of my family and I. For the entire family, I set up the camera on my tripod with flash at sunset and set the intervolometer to shoot one photo every second. I positioned everyone where I wanted them and once they were ready, I set the camera to start shooting and I jumped in on the side. Here's the final result.
Not my best work, as all the kids were tired from sun and playing all day, everyday, for weeks on end, but I like the sunset and the lighting. It's the memories that count. Next time I do this I will let the camera take more photos and the bribe the kids with candy ;).
Here are a few more of my favorites from this shoot: