Accidental Location Scouting
I was driving around the John's Creek/Alpharetta, GA area running errands one day when I saw a sign that read Autrey Mill Nature Preserve with an arrow. My daughter was asleep and I had time to kill so I decided to follow the signs on a whim and ended up finding the perfect spot for Easter photos. As soon as we drove up I immediately fell in love with the Summerour House located at the Autrey Mill Nature Preserve.
The Autrey Mill Nature Preserve
Autrey Mill Nature Preserve is a nonprofit organization that began as a grassroots effort to save the woodlands from development and halt the demolition of historic buildings. There were walks and hikes and historic buildings and demonstrations and I wanted to immediately get out of the car and explore. Unfortunately, my daughter was still asleep.
Photos at Summerour House
Since I wasn't able to get out and explore the area, I immediately emailed for permission to photograph there in front of the Summerour House the week before Easter instead. My daughter and her cousin had matching Easter dresses that my mom had bought them and my sister and I had already decided they needed photos together - an easy feat considering I specialize in children's photography. In order to take advantage of the small fee I had paid for the photo permit, my sister also dressed my nephews in their Easter outfits so that we could get some cute photos of all the kids.
Easter at Summerour House
The photos turned out just as dreamy as I had imagined them and I wish I could do a session at the Autry Mill Nature Preserve every week! I'm so glad I followed the signs on a whim and found this hidden gem in Johns Creek, GA. I'm a firm believer that a beautiful photo an be taken anywhere but the Summerour House definitely makes it easy. I can't wait to go back!
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