I consider it an honor that in this field of photography I get the opportunity to meet so many gifted and talented young people.
I met Matthew and his Mom through mutual acquaintances. Matthew is a gentleman through and through and our photo session went extremely well, due to Matthew’s positive attitude and patience, despite us both having to deal with some very windy weather conditions on the day of the photo shoot. My reflector came close to blowing away a few times, but we all kept on smiling.
Matthew is graduating from Bedford High School and plans to attend the University of New Hampshire (UNH). He will major in Forestry and wants to be a Park Ranger. He gained his love of the outdoors as an Eagle Scout, which is considered one of the highest honors in the rank and requires an extensive review process and several years of merit achievements to gain the work-level requirements of being an Eagle Scout. I could tell that being outdoors–in a forest environment–definitely helped Matthew’s comfort level.
Matthew is also a Bedford Crew rowing team member. I recently read that the team did very well in their last regatta race! Congratulations to the Bedford Crew team!
Best of luck Matthew in all that you do and for following all of your dreams. I know you will make an excellent Park Ranger!