“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity”
John Muir

These weren’t the mountains per say, but the fresh air and cold river brought something to life in this little family.

The Tuttle Family has its roots in Germany, where hiking mountains is just a part of life. Silvana, the momma, went on school hiking trips all of the time. She doesn’t take her little babies hiking as much as she did when she was younger, but you could tell that they both inherited a love for exploration. It’s in their blood!

We did a little hike at Sope Creek in the Roswell area of Georgia. It’s especially fun because you get rewarded at the end of your hike with a beautiful view of ruins from an old mill.

Check it out here to plan your own adventure here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/georgia/sope-creek-trail

I loved that the Tuttle family invested in beautiful photos as well as a fun adventure to remember forever. Being in the outdoors is so important! So I decided to add some resources to this post for any fams out there that want to get outdoors more but aren’t sure where to start. At the end of the photo series you’ll find a list of resources for tips and ideas to hike with your family more!




tips and resources for hiking:



Educate your self and your kids about “Leave No Trace” Principles


interested in having an adventurous & meaningful photo session with your family? Let’s talk!




Posted by:Crystal Anne Downs

I am a professional photographer and unprofessional sociologist pursuing creative outlets that lead to beauty, social justice, and peace in this world.

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