I thought this was a nice little article for taking great photos of your kids, whether you are having a professional take them, or you are taking them yourself.
My comments: I love natural lighting, it really makes a difference. Open the blinds, turn off the lights, turn off your flash and let the natural light flow in. I don’t have a great camera, but I like to shoot pictures like I do! If you have a digital camera, just shoot away and you can always delete the ones you do not like. And just experiment with different angles, capture your child doing things he does everyday, even if he’s not looking at the camera — sometimes these are the best ones! I am learning what works for me and my camera!