I let R pick out where he wanted the pictures to be taken. He wanted them near the pool and in front of the ocean, his two favorite spots. It was really adorable. Before we took the pictures, he asked me to spike his hair up so he would look "cool." I have no idea where he got that from and it's not something he tends to ask for. It made me giggle and I obliged. And apparently Brooklyn noticed!
You could also use this idea with family, both near and far. You could write a special message from the child and mail it via snail mail, or even email. You could post it on their Facebook wall! There are so many variations.
How could you implement this idea?