Oh boy, group shots are hard, aren't they? And where there's children involved, it's a nightmare! Trying to get everyone smiling at the camera at once is very difficult, so some head-swapping is often required. Needless to say, I get a few of these jobs sent my way :)
Here's a job I did for lovely Laura from California. She sent me a handful of similar shots, and asked me to create one good one.
I looked through them all and decided this one was the best to start with:
Then took heads and faces and bodies from the other photos to create this:
One day I'll get around to writing a tutorial about this, I promise.