"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, wedding/event, and and portrait photographer all over the world. I’ve been married for 18 years, with 3 beautiful children aged 16, 13 and 7. 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. My sessions are an empowering experience, and a chance to focus on the beauty of who you really are, just as you are. The experience is fun, never stiff and formal, we’ll laugh a lot and become friends. 


I also specialize in dance photography because I was a dancer myself. Now, as a dance teacher, I bring forth technique and a dynamic quality to each dancer, showcasing them to the best of their abilities. My passion for dance runs deep, and I love to make artwork that shares that passion!


Contact me and let’s discuss what artwork we can do together!

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