That's my siblings and I. We're all being friggin' adorable, and we're all being ourselves.
This style of photograph is what lifestyle sessions are about. When the pictures don't feel stiff and uncomfortable, but fun and natural.
My dad is a pretty talented visual artist, and used to paint watercolor landscapes (a talent way beyond me). He was also a busy father back in the day, and wasn't overly concerned about things like framing wall outlets out of pictures of his kids. But these are the kind of details a professional manages, because it's their job.
At-home sessions are a great way to finally get nice photos of your furry (or scaly) family members that aren't dogs. You can easily take a dog out for a walk/photoshoot, not so much a cat or bearded dragon (depending on the individual animal, of course).
I don't like uncomfortable, awkward studio portraits. I don't like doing them, and I don't like being in them. Rocking a private studio setup can be fun and yield great photos, but it can also be overwhelming to tiny children (ah, I remember doing preschool pictures one time where literally every precious child started screaming at the sight of the backdrop). I like it when I get to hang out in a casual, real environment. And those - all these pictures in this post - are the images of my family that I enjoy, not the studio ones.
To be clear, going to any mall studio and going to a real photographer's private studio are two very different things, but I personally still prefer the touch of a natural environment in both the photographs that I take, and the photographs of my family.