The first backpacking trip I took was the morning after a night of camping with the Wallick family! This was about 3 years ago, so it's been a while since I've hung out with them for a lengthy period of time (aside from mini sessions and tea parties!) and boy did they live up to their adventurous spirits for their family photos in the Cooper Lake area! They were kind enough to show me a super secret squirrel waterfall (as well as a not so secret squirrel one!) and were game to climbing anything and everything presented to them!
THESE types of shoots are what really spark my photographer fire - getting out and exploring your "backyard" and really getting deep into the experience of creating some memorable photographs to look back on in years to come. So thank you Wallick family for being so amazing and adorable for your family photos!