Montreal Photographers: Studio Iris Photography
About Monique


Studio Iris Photography is owned by Monique Dykstra, an internationally-published Montreal 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."   

Weddings & Events

Monique has been a photographer for 20 years. A people person with a warm personality, Monique interacts with people to get fun, animated pictures, but she's also discrete and unobtrusive and can capture wonderful moments as they unfold. 

Monique has photographed weddings in Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa and the United States, and also works with numerous corporate clients. 

Corporate Clients

Air Canada, Bombardier, Blue Metropolis Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Empire Life, The Gazette, MasterCard, National Youth Orchestra of Canada, National Film Board of Canada, BMO Nesbitt Burns, Old Brewery Mission Foundation, Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation, Philips Lifeline, Quebec Writer’s Federation, Telefilm Canada. 

Social Causes

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 

Monique Dykstra is the author of two books: My Heart on the Yukon River and Alone in the Appalachians. She also worked for the Montreal Gazette for four years, doing portraits and interview of interesting Montrealers

Get In Touch

Call Monique today for rates and availability at (514) 208-4747, or fill in the form below.