Flower wreaths, chickens, and sunlight {Nebraska Family Photographer}

The Panko family could not have had a more perfect day for their family portrait session!  The evening was beautiful - only two days later, the weather turned cold.  

I'm primarily a documentary/lifestyle photographer, but I also understand how important family portraits are.  I hesitated a bit when Lacey asked me to do photos for their Christmas cards, but once she mentioned chickens and a vintage couch in their pasture, I was all in.

The family has the cutest little chicken coop and their chickens were so calm!  Lacey wanted portraits of the kids with their chickens and they behaved so well - both the kids and the chickens.  The cat and the dog thought that they needed to be part of the fun too!

I love sessions like this - gorgeous light, laughter, and a bit of unexpected-ness!