I photographed a series of headshots and group shots of the main people behind DiscoverSD.com, for marketing purposes. Someone had decided that Universal, a club in Hillcrest (that the night before had just hosted a celebration for San Diego's first gay marriage!), would make for great backdrops. The club was swathed in pink, red and black decor, had left over party balloons and feather boas strewn about, and had some unusual lighting elements such as these back lit flower photographs on the ceiling. The group stood on coffee tables so as to reduce the distance between their heads and the flowers.
The difficulty of group photos is what should people do with their hands? I didn't think about it at the time of shooting, but next time I will think about giving more hand and arm direction.