There have been so many days this Spring where morning showers and gray skies have given way to indescribable afternoons full of soft sunlight and gentle breezes. That was this day. 

I should have expected nothing less than pure magic from the hands of Ashley Hayward but I was blown away when I arrived at this beautiful home tucked away behind a wall of blooming white flowers. I could see a few different sets of steps from the place where I pulled my car up. One set led to a pair of iron gates and another set led to something I couldn't quite see. Beyond the gates I found several sets of doors wide open allowing the breeze to blow on all of the inspiration behind this shoot. Ashley was inside putting on finishing touches.

The steps with the unknown beyond them -- they ended up leading to this: