Saturday, December 13, 2014

Fabulous Ferences!

When I was in the sixth grade in a school in Vancouver, I had a guest-teacher named Mr. Bucher who taught a creative writing class that I'll never forget.  He immediately won me over by introducing the lesson with a song: 'My Favourite Things' from 'The Sound of Music,' and then he shared a personal story about walking through the woods with his daughters and spotting a spider's web.  He described the moment in beautiful detail and I remember thinking that Mr. Bucher must be a very cool dad.  He left a strong impression on me.

I had no idea at the time that I would grow to know John Bucher and his family very well over the years and they would become close family friends.  My first impression was spot on; Mr. Bucher is indeed a cool dad, and he's a wonderful grand-dad as well!

His second daughter, Jan, seems to have chosen a partner every bit as lovely as her dad.  Together, Jan and Dean have two beautiful kids: Paige and Quiniso, and I had the pleasure of photographing them this fall.

I feel so fortunate to be connected to this family; the love and gratitude they feel for one another just shines out of every image!