Part of the fun for me being a 100% on location natural light family photographer is that my locations are constantly changing.
There are lot's of alternatives other than having the photo shoot in your home. I have my ‘go-to’ locations or you can suggest something a little different for your shoot. Location is important as it helps project who your family is at this time. We all have our favourite places that we visit as a family which could either be the park or the beach or even a special destination that might take a while to drive too but you know your family is going to love it. It then becomes more of any adventure, taking the emphasis off the photo shoot where children might be thinking that it's not going to be much fun!
I had a great time going to my friend's suggestion of Toorongo Falls near Drouin in Gippsland. What a beautiful place and worth the drive (even though we got slightly lost and missed the turn off on the freeway)!!