Who are you, anyway?
Hi, my name is Monique. I am a photographer, artist and author living in Montreal.
The name “Studio Iris” came to me almost 20 years ago. Irises are pretty and elegant, fragrant and ephemeral, just like weddings.
And - on the more practical side - “Studio Iris" is the same in English and French, and not impossible to spell (and remember!) like "Monique Dykstra Photography."
How would you describe your photography style? What inspires you?
My goal is to take photos that make you cry. Wedding pictures that are so full of emotion and love, that your eyes tear up, your heart goes squishy and you get a silly grin on your face when you look at them.
That's what happens to me, anyway, when I'm editing photos after a wedding.
Another goal is to get gorgeous portraits. Families are so rarely together - it's such a great opportunity to get photos of everyone.
I also really love taking bridal party photos. Everyone is usually silly and in a great mood - I love capturing the energy and fun.
How long will it take us to receive our images? How will they be sent?
Depending on what time of the year your wedding is, it can be anywhere from 3-6 weeks. I do your pictures as fast as I can. Your pictures will arrive in a private online gallery, where you can download them all at once, share them on social media, and order high quality prints.
How many images will we get?
It depends on the length of time you book with me, but generally between 700-1,000 images. Sometimes more.
Do you have backup equipment that you bring to weddings?
Absolutely. I have three camera bodies, three electronic flashes, several lenses, as well as mountains of backup batteries, memory cards, a change of clothes, water, snacks, spare shoes, lipstick (which I usually forget to reapply), a hairbrush… and a huge bottle of Tylenol. I rarely never need it - but when I do, I’m prepared!
When I get back to the studio after the wedding, I save your photos to three different hard drives. You'll never have anything to worry about.
I guess that’s all of our questions, we'd love to book you! How do we do that?
Great! Just fill in the form below and I'll get back to you. I'm excited to hear from you!