Animal Whisperer
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Wednesday 14 March
By Gregory Daniel Portrait
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Lori Hofmann has had the vision of portraits of her children and family for many years. As each of her 3 boys became seniors, she invested in portraits that depict their personalities.  Now Alyssa, the youngest, is a senior and and it is her turn.  Alyssa has a deep love for horses and animals in general and wanted to portray that feeling in her portrait. Watching her with Monte, the horse in the portrait, was like watching an animal whisperer.  She had him completely under control and he certainly wanted to please her with everything he did.  At the end the camera study, Alyssa, and her mom, Lori, were heading to the barn.  A perfect opportunity to symbolize this season in her life, her last child heading off to college.  Beautiful in so many different ways.
Alyssa will be attending the University of Florida in the fall.  She would eventually like to be a veterinarian, specializing in aquatic animals.  Yet from what I saw, she could be a veterinarian of any creature in the animal kingdom.

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