Absolutely! While I specialize in children’s photography, I often photographs Moms and Dads interacting as a family. Since I takes a journalistic approach to my work, I prefers to capture families hanging out together rather than traditional posing.
If shooting indoors, light is best if scheduled before 3:00 PM. If shooting outdoors, the best light is the early morning or sunset. Overcast days allow us to shoot at anytime of the day. With this being said, it's still best to schedule the session around your child's happiest time of day. I will use shade if we need to accommodate.
I typically only use items found in your home to allow the photos to take a more personal feel. If you have props you would like to include feel free to have them handy. Also, if we are shooting outdoors I recommend bringing baby wipes and a brush if necessary.
Why yes, I do! In fact, I have an entire blog post dedicated to this topic. You can read it here.