This month's feature is David Dilks of Lake Shots Photography

David Dilks has had a love and passion for photography since he was 17. He grew up in Kansas City, Mo where he worked in both printing and construction, later attending Kansas City Art Institute where he received his bachelors in Photography. David freelanced for several commercial photographers before opening his own studio in the KC bottoms.

In 2008 David, his wife Jennifer, and their two sons decided to move from Lake Lotawana to the Lake of the Ozarks, taking the leap from being summer and weekend tourists to full time residents. In 2009 David started Lake Shots Photography.

David has a wide range of experience from architecture, commercial, landscapes, real estate, food, land, air and water events, birds, wildlife, boats, to people- weddings, sports, boudoir, modeling, family and senior portraiture. However, the Lake of the Ozarks offers David the opportunity to shoot what he loves the most- boats and wildlife. He teamed up with Lake Expo in 2011 and shoots most of the lake area events, happenings and boat races. David also became an MDC Missouri Master Naturalist in 2012.

In his free time, David values spending time with family, hiking, boating and water activities, remodeling, visiting KC and traveling. The Gulf of Florida is his second favorite place to be if he's not here at LOTO.

Next time you see David at on the strip, on a dock, on the Lake Expo boat or at the store be sure to say hello and thank him for being #DownWithOPC !

OPC thanks you David, for all you do for us and LOTO!

OPC wants you to meet the people that make these amazing videos and photos at the Ozarks possible in our new series, Meet the Photographers.