My lifestyle sessions are for families who prefer having direction or guidance from me for their photos. I recommend having a few activities to do for this type of session. Some ideas are reading a book, baking something in the kitchen, crafting, bed-jumping, etc. If there are no young children, things like cuddling up with coffees, playing a board game, or making breakfast/dinner together are great options. Natural photos come with interaction, so having something to do keeps things fun. Please don't plan extravagant activities that you normally wouldn't do! The point is to capture YOU.
I always spend 15-20 minutes of every lifestyle session getting family portraits where everyone is looking at the camera, but the rest of the time I strive to capture the interactions and emotive moments that come naturally.
If you'd like to choose a different location for your session, I advise families to bring objects with them to keep the interaction in the photos. For example: If we meet at the beach - kites, a picnic, buckets and shovels, are all great things to bring along.