"Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything." ~Aaron Siskind

Photography has been a part of me all my life. As a child, I was fascinated with my grandmother's home. Wall to wall pictures of our family hung, from antique images to my most recent class picture. Everything I do is for the love of family, my family, your family...any family. Photography is my passion and it fills my heart with joy to create beautiful images that people treasure for all time.

I am currently a student at the Southeast Center of Photographic Studies. I am receiving my AS in Photographic Technology from Daytona State College with Honors, and will be continuing on to the University of Central Florida to pursue my BS in Photographic Technology through the partnership between Daytona State College and University of Central Florida. I was recently named Student of the Year for Photography and inducted into Daytona State College's Hall of Fame for my my work both in school and out.

Located in downtown DeLand, we are fire fighter family and believe very strongly in helping others. My husband is the son of missionaries and we both feel that giving back to children in our community and abroad is extremely important. We love to volunteer our time to local charities and show our two wonderful sons the benefits of giving back to the community.

My photography reflects a natural, soft, romantic feel and to achieve that I work with natural light and outdoor locations, preferably during the "magic hours" of the day: early in the morning and towards sunset. Though these are what I prefer, I can accommodate any time of the day if the magic hours don't work for you. I incorporate both candid and posed photography in all my sessions, ensuring we get the shots you want and allowing spontaneity to guide our time together.

If you would like to see more of my personal work, please feel free to visit http://kdmonk.com/ This is where I put family pictures, school work and personal projects. Enjoy!