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Yellow Creek Park, Owensboro KY

March 9, 2012

I drove up to Owensboro the other day to visit my friend Jenny, whom I haven’t seen since her wedding last July. It had been way too long. After chatting in her home for a little bit she took me out to Yellow Creek Park for a walk around. Before I left my home for Owensboro earlier that afternoon, she mentioned that she had somewhere lovely to take me. I couldn’t miss the opportunity to take pictures of such a lovely girl in such a lovely place so, of course, I brought my camera!

Just like most parks, Yellow Creek Park has a few playgrounds, a frisbee golf….thing, and a walking trail but what THIS park has is not JUST a normal walking trail. It is a magical walking trail, I tell you! It starts off with a bridge leading you across a large creek (a yellow creek maybe?). After that, you can either go straight or go right, over a smaller covered bridge. We did the latter.

The MAGICAL walking trail starts after the covered bridge.

There are a few parts of the trail that are wider than others, which had Jenny and myself trying to plan a wedding in those few spots. Being a wedding photographer, I kind of have WEDDING on the brain non stop but Jenny still has the sickness since she planned her entire wedding.

Another thing plaguing this photographer was all the beautiful PERFECT portrait spots among the trail. I made Jenny promise me that before her and her husband Clay move that I’ll get to do a session with them at Yellow Creek Park. I mean, just LOOK at this…

It was obvious that Jenny had been here SEVERAL times since she’s moved here last August. When we came upon this tree down across the trail she pointed out that the tree must have fallen during the last storm because it wasn’t like that before. I completely understand why she comes here so often. It’s a gorgeous and peaceful place.

It was getting darker and darker by the minute since it was now probably after 5pm. We were at the half-way point when we came across another bridge and the sun setting in the background. I took two pictures, one metering on the sunset itself….

…and one metering on the bridge. One day I will remember to bring my tripod with me and I will be able to practice my HDR photographer. ONE DAY!

Right after crossing the second bridge, we came upon the third bridge.

This one is positioned perfectly…. I, once again, made Jenny pose for me. I don’t think she minded too much 🙂

She has SUCH an adorable smile!

I think she was smiling because she knew what comes after the third bridge……the fourth bridge. A swinging, bouncing bridge! Right before she stepped on it she warned me, How on to your camera! She proceeded to dance/walk across. I lost my balance a few times so the camera wasn’t being used too much during my crossing.

At the very end of the trail (or had we gone straight when we first started walking, this would have been at the beginning) is this amazing little pioneer village set up. Apparently, a long time ago this little village (plus a few more buildings I’m sure) WAS Yellow Creek. Yet again, Jenny and I planned a wedding here.

I’m having Jenny find out where their office is so that I may set up a few brochures there. I MUST photograph a wedding there. I’ve been to my fair share of parks but this one is special. I can’t wait to go back!


  1. Jenny says:

    These pics are so beautiful! I can’t wait for you to see the park when it’s alive and green!

  2. Stephanie says:

    Oh my goodness, I love all of those bridges!! The third one especially. In all of my nerdiness I’m drooling over such a pretty place for outfit photos. 😉

    Jenny makes a wonderful model subject!!

  3. Stephanie says:

    Ohh I wouldn’t turn that down! I’ve always wanted to do some photos on railroad tracks around here! =) That would be so fun. I don’t really have anyone to go with me on photo adventures!

  4. emmysuh says:

    This is where ROMP is!