Location, location, location
Before I talk anything about location, I want to also stress that as much as you might worry about location and clothing, your photo session is about the time that you spent with your family and making memories.
What goes into deciding on a location?
First things first I think you should think about locations in two different categories.
Urban or Nature.
This will help you narrow down the options a bit.
Not all locations fall into these two categories but I think it's a good starting point.
Next I want you to think about what suites your family the best. For your whole life you've lived in Plano and never had photos taken downtown, that would be a great option to consider.
Or if your family enjoys bike rides through
Andy Brown East Park in Coppell that might be a good fit.
Lastly, I want you to think about the space you want your photos to live.
If you want a gallery wall in your living room and the color scheme is brown and green then I'd suggest going for a nature location. You also need to look at the art that is already hanging in your space. If you have mostly urban locations for your photo shoots already hanging up, then I'd also suggest sticking with an urban location. I can advise during our planning meeting.