My style of photography is a combination of activity based and posed shots. I always do the activity shots first as I am really in the background taking photos as your family enjoying the outing. It may be throwing a ball in the park or climbing on park play equipment etc.
Then when I take some posed shots everyone is smiling and happy and most importantly interacting with each other, which makes for great family photos. I’m always taking photos of my family, so I very experienced in putting people and children at ease.