Some friends have asked me to take their kid portraits. Both boys, 3 year old and a 5 month old. Location Currently I am planning on doing this in their house. Is this generally acceptable? What are some things you'd look around for in the house, when doing the preview before the shoot? Do people have reasonable success with in-house shots, or should I go to the park like everybody else? Maybe both... Would it realllly help to have a backdrop handy? Equip My lighting equip collection needs some help. All I have is a 430EX speedlite, and a little know-how. Sometime I am planning on getting a 580EXII speedlite...maybe now would be the time. ? Questionnaire for parents I plan to send out a questionnaire to the parents a week before, so that I can get answers to questions like: "What makes these kids laugh, not laugh?" and "What do these kids enjoy" etc. What are some good questions to ask? Props Dress the 3-year-old in Dad's clothes, have him wear sunglasses, hold a football while wearing a jersey..I'm totally new at this, any ideas for good props?