I’ve been lucky enough to photograph this great large family every holiday season for the last 4 years. There are 19 of them, moms, dads grandparents, and LOTs of cousins.
After the formal photos where everyone is well behaved and sitting in good light and being aesthetically pleasing, it has been a custom for the cousins to have a little fun with some (as quoted by one delighted 9 year old) “Total Chaos!”
I’m pretty sure this isn’t sanctioned at other times.
So they run with it! Sometimes they all don’t make it to the photo, or only an arm or leg showing through signifies they were in the pile up. Sometimes they just laugh and jump. It’s fun to see individual personalities reveal themselves in these groups. They are a mixture of ages and sizes, but what becomes really clear is, they like each other. And this thing called family includes all of them.