I haven't seriously gotten into making a family yet, or building a home from scratch, but I did make a test family and move them into a pre-built mansion (at least temporarily), to play around with them. It really is quite amazing, and a lot more fun than the original Sims was.
Of course, being a bit of a geek, I couldn't resist...
Family Portrait: Draco, Lucius, Narcissa Malfoy
Lucius, I couldn't come up with one I was entirely happy with. But I think Draco was spot on. :)