This is a great challenge. Pictured above is the street view of the terrace houses that my FIL and his close friend bought side by side almost 30 years ago. MY FIL had bought the house for investment purposes and had it rented it out to a local family for a long time, but some years ago the tenants vacated the place, we got married, and we moved in!
For some reason, my FIL likes to compose photos like this, including lots of background but with very little focus on the people. i did take a few close-ups of my family in my re-enactment of the scene, but for this layout, i chose to stay true to my FIL's style. If anyone's wondering, my hubby's the little boy in red, and the woman with the big hair on the left is my MIL.