Monique started her photography journey at the tender age of 10yrs old. Known as the girl with the polaroid, she would follow her friends around and take cute images of people and places. Somewhere in her polaroid collection she even has a picture of The King of Random (Grant Thompson) doing a backflip in the Blackie School Gym. Her love for photography continued into high school where she discovered her passion for fine art and pet photography. Her poor dog Tom put up with being dressed up in silly outfits and posed for many years.
It was when she won her first award that she realized photography has always been calling her. “It was a real eye opener, and I just realized it was time to professionally pursue what I have always loved”
So that was it, she packed her bags and moved to New York to dive all in. She graduated from the New York institute of Photography. After graduation in 2016, she decided to join forces with one of the best photography schools in North America and become a teacher’s assistant in the chemical dark room at The International Center of Photography in New York City. “The dark room is one of my many happy places. Swirling the chemicals around and magically watching your image appear is one of the best feelings in the world”
After a few years living and working as a photographer in New York City, she decided it was time to come home. “Manhattan will always have a special place in my heart, but I was missing my family and my mountains”
As a photographer, I now have the joy of creating beautiful art that reflects each person’s unique story – complete with bare feet, belly laughs, and a dash of whimsy. I love to capture genuine emotions and personalities. I love to get creative with dramatic light, bright colours, and funky angles. Most of all, I love to present those perfect moments as heirloom pieces that will be cherished for a lifetime. Besides the rave reviews from clients, I’ve also had the incredible honor of being recognized by popular magazines, online publications and authors just to name a few.
I hope that viewing my work will bring you as many smiles as it has boughten me, and I look forward to meeting you and your people!