I consider shooting on location, the best way to capture people relaxed and comfortable, especially families.  If you choose a location, please consider the backdrop quality.  Is it both beautiful and comfortable for you and your family?  The best time for outdoor sessions is late in the afternoon or into the evening, when the sun is lower in the sky.  The best light is a combination of natural light with a very little bump of directional light on the subject,  in my opinion.

I offer studio sessions as well.  I use a combination of natural light and continuous light for these.  The time of the day with indoor sessions is flexible.  Considering the light source, it makes this a great option when working around children's nap times and newborn shoots.  I offer a wide array of backdrops and props.  I collect a ton of cute props for children, and they are all available to use for your sessions.