I asked for permission from the handsome couple surrounded by Canadian Geese and they were quick to grant it. They even asked me if I wanted them to strike a special pose. Not necessary, I said. The whole scene was beautiful as it was, and it took me just an instant to squeeze off a few shots. I promised that I would send the final picture if they emailed me, and that very evening I got a nice note from Travis Chavazz thanking me for taking their picture.
When they received the image, Travis was kind enough to write another thank-you note, this time letting me know the names of his wife and nine-month old baby daughter (Sarina and Kiara Sue, respectively), and adding that they were feeding the big birds in Stewart park because it was there that his mother would take him when he was a little boy, and to do the same. I also learned that once a duck had bitten his mother's hand.
What a nice encounter this was. I am happy to introduce you all to the Chavazz family, if lucky you too may run into them.