At the age of 19, I went  to work as a nanny for an editor of National Geographic Magazine who was stationed in Aspen, Colorado. 

I would  walk the  baby to the cabin every day so the mom  could personally feed her. 

I  would have thirty minutes to converse with all the photographers (from all over the world) who were tucked away in a small room 

looking through a magnifying glass at their slides. Yes, these were film days.

It was so exciting!   They would ask me which image was my favorite, and I would tell them which ones I liked, and why...

"That was when I completely fell in love with photography." 

My passion has only grown all of these years, and capturing people in their true form is what makes me love what I do even more.

Monica Montigny (photographed to the right)

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