"Wendy-you are magic with that camera...you captured her sunbeam energy perfectly."
Welcome to Monarch Images, a unique photographic experience. If we haven’t met yet, my name is Wendy Longlade, and I am a photographer in Montreal’s West Island. I have been a professional photographer for over 25 years, having worked as a photojournalist and wedding/event photographer all over the world. I’ve been married for 16 years, with 3 beautiful children aged 14, 12 and 6. Being a mother has greatly influenced my work, charging it with intimacy and love, laughter and an appreciation for the wonder of childhood. The passing of my daughter in 2012 brought on the epiphany of the importance of memories attached to photos, those images of her are the most precious and priceless treasures. Family is everything, and I specialize in portraiture designed to be enjoyed today, then passed on for generations. My goal is to capture your legacy, your love, and the laughter and special moments that is all about you and your unique relationships. It is my privilege to get to know you and let your light shine, creating portraits that are unique to you. I am so grateful that I call it “work.”
I want to thank my loyal and diverse clients that have made my time as an artist such a beautiful experience. I am always in awe when brides return to me as new mothers, then again for family sessions, graduation photos, and milestones in their lives. I am have been honoured to share so many occasions with you, and watched your children grow. It’s amazing to see my dancers blossom within their craft as artists and professionals.
I have evolved so much as an artist who documents people. I do it all- couples, maternity, children, families, extended families and events. Lifestyle meets portraits, add in some joy and laughter, some vision and your unique personality, and the resulting artwork is from the heart - timeless and priceless. The experience is fun, never stiff and formal, we’ll laugh a lot and become friends.
Contact me and let’s discuss what we can do together!