Andrew is a remarkable kid. I first met him at my pet portrait program at the Islip Public Library in July. He was the first one there bright and early, and he helped us set up and move around props before the program started. I was really impressed by what a gentleman he was. When his mom called me to book a portrait session to commemorate his achieving his Eagle Scout medal, I was very excited to work with him and his adorable dogs Alpha and Chris again.
Andrew and his love of animals reminds me a lot of myself as a kid. I had so many different kinds of pets when I was younger. I was always convincing my parents to let me have lizards and rodents and birds and dogs and cats. Andrew's family is so similar. At their session, I met a turtle, a HUGE fish, a frog, a bearded dragon, a bunch of chickens and even a hedgehog! I might even be forgetting some, but it was a veritable menagerie in there and I loved it.
Andrew even obtained his Eagle Scout award by helping animals. He worked with the Islip Animal Shelter hosting an adoption fair that got a bunch of pets adopted into their forever homes. There are a lot of happy pets on Long Island that have Andrew to thank. I'd like to congratulate him on obtaining his Eagle Scout medal and wish him lots of luck at his Court of Honor! Here are some of my favorite photos from Andrew's session!
Is your child an animal lover like Andrew?