Please let me come and hang out with your kids! Bonus - you will have fantastic photos to hold onto. One of the things I am most proud of is that children like me. Yes, even yours will. They might take a moment to warm but I am patient and it will happen.
When planning your family session one of the things I think is most important is that parents try their very best to not stress out about their kids. I always joke that clients get more stressed than I do about how their kids are acting and as we all very much know and understand - kids will do exactly what kids want to do, nothing more and nothing less. I love photos that really do capture kids being themselves. Cranky, silly, annoyed? I love those and I promise that you will too.