I like to photograph people in the environment that they feel most comfortable with. Family portraits are no different. I prefer a location shoot rather than studio photography for the family portrait as I think that people are not as relaxed and the result is too contrived. After all, a studio is not the most natural of places. Much better to be at home, particularly if you have young kids or down the local park with the dog.
If you can’t think of a spot -no problem, I’ll find one that suits or you might like to visit my locations page to help with ideas.