I do not run a prom photography portrait business. So when I was approached to take portraits for a prom in connection with my church, I required that our prom photos would not be ordinary.
My job was to make a set that could handle very large groups and to then photograph those large groups. I used a lot of lights to make this one work. There are three Profoto A1 strobes, three B1 strobes and one B2 strobe.
I was happy with the outcome. Everyone was lit well, no matter where they were on set and everyone stood out from the background no matter what they were wearing. Plus it was just interesting.
Go big or go home.