When I got an email last week from Briana Russcher asking if I could come out and do a family photo shoot with her husband and little boy, Birch, I was over the moon excited. Not only because I knew this would be a beautiful family, but because many years ago, I had the honor to teach Briana (Beanie) and husband, Andy, at Black River Public School. Teachers always say they never forget students and it's true! I remember that Beanie was an independent thinker, creative and slightly quiet, but beyond kind. Andy was a little goofy, as teenage boys tend to be, but with a big heart and a curiosity about school not often seen in kids his age. I remember, too, when they got together--Andy asked Beanie to Prom and the rest is history! It was a wonderful evening at the Holland Outdoor Discovery Center to meet up, visit with Birch, and snap some shots of this beautiful family. Thanks so much, Andy and Beanie!