Family portrait sessions outdoors, on-location will result in pictures that are more relaxed, genuine and timeless. Whether is playing at the park, or taking a walk at the beach, it definitely beats the ol' in-studio posed portraits where everyone is tense and have to smile or say "cheeeesseeee!" - Especially when you have young kids who can't keep standing still, or hold a pose for too long. Being outdoors and doing a family activity together helps them spend that energy and its a win-win situation for both parents and photographer. The parents won't be frustrated and the photographer gets to capture real emotions and smiles, making the parents extra-happy !