About Studio Iris
Studio Iris Photography is a photo studio in Montreal owned by Monique Dykstra, an internationally-published photographer who brings exceptional knowledge, enthusiasm and good humour to every photo-shoot.
Monique's work has been called "stunning," (Globe and Mail), "breathtaking," (Ottawa Citizen) and "superb," (MRB), while Wedding Bells magazine called her "one of Canada's 25 most inspiring photographers."
Monique is a people person with a warm personality. At weddings, she interacts with people to get fun, animated pictures, but is also discrete and unobtrusive and captures wonderful moments as they unfold.
Coverage for intimate weddings includes a one of our bespoke prints, and starts at $2,450. More comprehensive collections begin at $3,299.
Monique has done professional portraits for everyone from superior court judges to freshly graduated university students to famous music producers.
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Monique does event and corporate photography for a wide range of corporate clients.
In October, 2017, she photographed former US president Bill Clinton and former Prime Minister of Canada, Jean Chretien in conversation in Montreal.
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Family PortraitsMonique offers two styles of family portraits: classic and contemporary. Classic portraits are for those who want a keepsake family portrait to display in their home. There are done in our NDG studio. Contemporary portraits are fun, casual and photographed on location. This option is for people who those who only want digital images.
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Monique is also photographs for non-profit organisations to promote social causes, including ending homelessness (Old Brewery Mission), celebrating Inspirational Aboriginal Women, (Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal), working with battered women (Blue Metropolis), food security (NDG Food Depot) and promoting youth in sports.
Books & Newspaper Work
She also worked for the Montreal Gazette for four years, doing portraits and interview of interesting Montrealers.