Family Photography Session At Sope Creek Paper Mill Park In East Cobb – Alsip Family

When Christie first contacted me after receiving a gift certificate for a family photography session with me, we talked for awhile about places to go locally for her family session. She knew she wanted to include her two dogs and one is a bit neurotic about going far from home. And by far, I understand this to mean anything more than five minutes. So it we were talking more about spots in Woodstock closer to where they live. But I had mentioned the ruins at Sope Creek in East Cobb. She had never been there and it is a bit of a hike from the parking lot. But it’s such a cool part of our history tucked away in the woods along a tributary of the Chattahoochee River. The Marietta Paper Mill was built in the 1850s and later destroyed during the Civil War

The old mill ruins still have walls stretching into a second story with spires sticking up that you can see before anything else as you’re walking down the trail. Windows remain that are tall enough to stand in between the rock walls. This is great for the more adventurous climbers and thrill seekers, like high school seniors and other daring teenagers. And if the water is down, it’s possible to walk out on the shoals and look like you’re standing in the middle of a river bed.

Although this location was farther from home for the Alsips, I think they agreed the uniqueness was well worth it for their family photographs and they were glad they included their two sweet dogs. We had fun hiking through the woods, finding spots among the ruins, climbing over the boulders, under the bridge, and along the creek.

Little boy smiling and telling his beautiful mom a secret at a creek
A mom and dad with their son and two dogs at Sope Creek park

We even managed to find some fall leaves in November, although most had fallen and blown away.

A mom, dad, and six year old son sitting on old mill ruins at Sope Creek with gold fall leaves in background

Oh my gosh. This kid. His eyes. He was the cutest and sweetest and so thoughtful!

Cute six year old boy with brown hair smiling with big eyes

If you’d like updated photographs with the people you love the most, contact Kelley at Pear Tree Photography Atlanta to talk about where you’d like to go!