Baby portraits are best taken at the home. Everything for the baby is more convenient and at hand when required. I’m under no illusions, ailment when photographing babies, it has to be done on their terms. This is why I will always leave some extra time to allow for feeding, changing and even sleeping.
For older toddlers and kids it can also be advantageous to have a photo shoot at their own home. They will feel more relaxed in their own surroundings, and there will be a ready supply of props to use. The local park is also a great place to have an outdoor photo shoot weather it’s for baby portraits or older children.