Monique Dykstra is internationally-published photographer who brings exceptional knowledge, enthusiasm and good humour to every one of her photo-shoots.

Her work has been called "stunning," (Globe and Mail), "breathtaking," (Ottawa Citizen), "lustrous," (Canadian Geographic) and "superb" (MRB).   

Wedding Photographer

It is a privilege to photograph people's love for one another.

Sometimes we forget about love in the frantic planning of a wedding. The hours and hours of work. The stress. The oceans of money spent.

Weddings are a once-in-a-lifetime event. A time of intense joy. Family. Love. If you hire Monique Dykstra to be your wedding photographer, she will capture these moments so you can treasure them forever.

Corporate Photography

Monique Dykstra also has many corporate clients, including Air Canada, Avon, Bell Media, Bombardier, Canadian Diabetes Association, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Empire Life, The Gazette, MasterCard, National Film Board of Canada, Old Brewery Mission, Roots and Telefilm Canada.

Monique was also the official photographer for Blue Metropolis Literary Festival from 2000-2009. 

Social Causes

Monique Dykstra uses her photography skills to promote social causes whenever possible, 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.    

Community Outreach 

Monique also teaches photography to school children across Quebec for the Blue Metropolis Foundation. She has worked with everyone from Inuit teenagers in Quebec’s Arctic to at-risk youth in Montreal to students in the remote Îles de la Madeleine.

Monique Dykstra also taught commercial photography at Dawson College for over a decade.

Newspaper Columnist 

A former columnist at the Montreal Gazette newspaper, Monique's weekly column combined classic black-and-white portraits with brief interviews of ordinary and extraordinary Montrealers.     

Author of Two Books

Monique has also published two books: My Heart on the Yukon River (Washington State University Press) and Alone in the Appalachians (Raincoast Books).

To see if Monique is available for your wedding, or any other photo needs, please call (514) 208-4747. 

"Love is like photography. First, you have to learn to shoot by the rules.  
Then, you have to forget all the rules, and shoot from the heart."