I took this set of photos for a monthly challenge photography group that I’m a part of. Each month there are several parameters/ guidelines and the rest is up to your own creativity and imagination (leave a comment or message me if you would like to join the group). This month the set of images needed to feature a boy, be set in nature, include something handmade and have a carefree/ imaginative feeling. I figured out what I wanted to do really early on but life just didn’t seem to make this one easy on me. But it’s a challenge, and part of rising to a challenge is rolling with what comes your way and making the most of what you have. Therefore these images are definitely not exactly what I originally had in mind but do capture my boy in a way that I want to remember. After all it’s moments like this that I want to remember. It’s always a bit crazy getting out the door and getting to our destination with all three kids but so worth it once we’re there. I love being intentional and taking opportunities to just focus on one child at times. It makes my heart happy when I know they feel special and have all my attention (even with the others around). We ended up having a great time at the creek and even got to watch the salmon going down the creek. We had to be careful to stay at the edge, no rock throwing today. I love fall and I love where we live. There is such peace and yet adventure that can be found here.