During the portrait session it's good to take a break, review the images, and discuss how you'd like the remainder of the session to proceed.
 
It may be that you'd like to use several different locations around your home and garden, or you may wish to change outfits from casual to more formal attire.

As you can see, the part of the room in the background is not playing a large part in the image, but it is significant as it can make the images much more personal to you. 

Be proud of your family, and be proud of your home, however humble.