A few months ago, Mum showed me some photos that a distant cousin posted of his children on Facebook. They were of the standard posed variety, taken with a strobe or two on a white background, the kids playing with toys, that kind of thing. Very standard stuff like you'd get in a shopping mall studio, or not even at that level. Apparently, he had taken them. I told Mum exactly what I thought, and she asked me what I considered to be good children photography.