Kentucky Songbird Photography



Spring is upon us.


And thank goodness it is…I’m officially over winter! I can handle the cold temperatures if we at least get to see some snow every now and again. Snow isn’t ideal for travel, I know, but my gosh…it’s stunning.

We haven’t seen a lot of it this winter, though, and I’ve been ready to switch over to Spring since the new year. I’ve missed the flowers, the trees, the warmth, the plentiful sunshine. Luckily, we’re only a week away from the official start of the new season.

Signs of nature’s rebirth have started to make their appearance a little early, and I’m certainly grateful–it made Taylor’s maternity session that much more beautiful!

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Taylor and her family three times now. I’ve grown fond of her little ones over the last year and a half, and it’s going to be precious to see their newest little girl, Lexi, make her debut earth-side.

As we were planning for her maternity shoot, I was wracking my brain for any possible location opportunities that would include flowers. After days of driving myself crazy, I remembered…my Nana and Papa’s front yard.

Every year in early March, my Nana’s large patch of daffodils begins to bloom. From my birth until my teenage years (when I began refusing to get in front of the camera due to self-consciousness), she would take photos of me with them. It became a family tradition of sorts.

Just for fun, I’m going to share a few photos I’ve scanned so you all can see what I’m talking about. These are dated as being from Spring of 2000.

Once I considered this spot as a possibility, I knew we had to go there! It’s kind of silly that I didn’t think of it, but since it’s my second home, I wasn’t looking at it from a photo shoot perspective.

It especially meant a lot to me for us to go there because, on the day of our session, it was also the one year anniversary of my Nana’s passing. How ironic is that? It’s like she was sending me inspiration somehow, to let me know she’s still watching over me.

So…we finally had our plan. The shoot would be at the daffodil patch. Based on our estimated arrival time, we’d be shooting right at sunset. My Nana and Papa’s farm is thirty minutes from town, so I knew the drive would eat up quite a bit of sunlight. Luckily, though, it worked out in our favor. The soft, golden light perfectly encapsulated the vibe we were going for.

As you look through these images, you can see the progression of the sunset. The way the light danced in the atmosphere was truly magical.


See what I mean?

I’ll never forget this session. It was beautiful, and it was also very meaningful to me.

I’m super grateful for Taylor and her family for making the drive to my grandparent’s house for this session, for braving the chilly temperatures with me, and for allowing me to document such precious moments in their lives.

As always, thank you all for taking the time to check out the blog. Essentially, you’re following the journey of Kentucky Songbird Photography alongside me. It means the world.

Until next time,


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