Dolly Shots Photography was a seed I planted 5 years ago when I first rented a studio, brought in a bunch of friends and took their portraits.  Taking photos was something I started to do as a teenager to document my love of fashion and beauty.  When I first began applying the techniques I had learned from taking self-portraits to photographing friends it was a thrill to see how much my photos could positively affect others.

The responses I got to my first few photoshoots was outstanding!  Through photography I learned I could help people increase their self esteem.  Making others feel amazing about themselves is what I strive to do in every single photoshoot and it is the foundation of my business.

In those 5 years I have taken College courses in photography and have been working hard to shoot, learn and build my portfolio. is the flower that has finally blossomed from that seed.  As of today the Dolly Shots Studio is open for business!

Please head over to today!

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2019: A Magical Year!

2019 has been a wonderful, magical year for me!  It was a year filled with lots of fun, laughter and most importantly, LOVE!  2019 was the year I fell head over heels in love with my incredible partner, Flare, and we began our adventures together!

In 2019 I performed at the Toronto Burlesque Festival, in two PeepshowTO productions, twice at Ladies of Burlesque at the Royal, in a Sailor Moon themed show by Dead Moon Circus, in Lee Vanity Productions‘ Lizzo Burlesque Tribute, at Sinful Sundays, once again with Amplify Apparel, at Nuit North in Hunstville, at Burlesque Wednesdays at the Bourbon Room in Ottawa, at a showcase in Waterloo, and of course, at my favourite place, Yeti Con!  Besides travelling across Ontario, I also visited New York with my sweetie and went to Las Vegas to attend the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender!

I worked hard this year at setting up the Dolly Shots Photography studio, but due to circumstances beyond my control I wasn’t able to open my new business or studio fully.  (Goals for next year!)  I did, however, have a plethora of wonderful shoots and had the chance to photograph some of my favourite performers!  I witnessed two more amazing friends tie the knot with each other in a beautiful Jewish ceremony followed by a dance party complete with Drag Queens and the Time Warp!  I also welcomed two new family members this year, the sweet and rotten kittens; Luna and Artemis!

This year was a trip, this whole decade was a trip!  It’s been fun to look back on all the good times (and bad) and reminding myself how far I’ve come!  Look out 2020, I’m coming for you!

Happy New Year!!

Photo by Teri G
Flare and I at our first Pride together
Performing at PeepshowTO’s Marvel Show with Betty Quirk, Coco Framboise, Zilly Lilly, Charlie Quinn, Sevvy Skellington and Tits Ahoy
Photo by Lunar Replicant
Performing a tribute to Anna Karina at Ladies of Burlesque at the Royal’s viewing of Vivre Sa Vie
Pinup Photo Safari in Las Vegas
Toronto representing at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender
Photo by Photolena
In Las Vegas with Betty Quirk and Zilly Lilly
Photo by Taeden Hall for Gloomth 
Bri and I watching Drag Kings at Pride
Muskoka Pride after Nuit North with Flare, Brad Puddin, Bon Bon Bombay, Black Swan and Bianca Boom Boom
Luna and Artemis
Performing at the Toronto Burlesque Festival with Sevvy Skellington, Zilly Lilly, Betty Quirk and Charlie Quinn
Photo by Lunar Replicant
Performing at Ladies of Burlesque at the Royal with Betty Quirk
Performing with Amplify Apparel
In Coney Island NY with Flare
Go-Go Dancing as an Ewok at the PeepshowTO Takeover of Sinful Sundays
Performing at Rhapsody Blue’s show in Ottawa with Flare
Photo by Barefaced Creative
Performing with PeepshowTO at Yeti Con
Kicking back at Yeti Con with Charlie Quinn and Natasha
Emma Frost at Yeti Con
At the beach with my baby
Photo by Teri G Modelling with Nymph Suicide
Curtain Call at the Pop Night for the Toronto Burlesque Festival
At the Big Apple with Flare
Photo by Lunar Replicant Modelling with Natasha
Charlie Quinn and I in Waterloo being Gremlins
Performing with Charlie Quinn at PeepshowTO’s Trick or Tease Production
Photo by Lunar Replicant
The cast of Drag King Decades, produced by Flare
Celebrating Betty Quirk’s Birthday on a Party Bus
My Sweetheart
Photo by Teri G


Be Right Back

On January 18th 2014 I started this blog as a way to express myself creatively through fashion, art and photography.  I am so proud that after 3 years I am still posting new content almost every week.  I am also so thankful to have found a loving audience who appreciates the work I am putting out and encourages me to continue to create more.

As I pass my third anniversary and as the demand grows, I have decided to stop and take some time to improve my technical skills and upgrade my equipment.  I’ve purchased my domain for this blog, which means I’ve dropped the .wordpress and am simply!  I am taking a photography class and have a brand new full frame camera in my kit!   I am so excited for what the future holds and the opportunity to share the journey with you!

So, what does that mean?  I’m going to be posting a lot less in the next few months.  I might have a few things to share along the way, but I will be back officially at the beginning of April with the second edition of The Valley of the Dolls.  Stay tuned for more glamour, more glitter and more 60s psychedelia as I relaunch Dolly Shots Photography!

See you then!


Photo by Photolena
Hair by Natasha Kaye

Miss Dolly Monroe Online

It’s been a long time coming but I have finally done a massive overall to my personal website!

Check it out and let me know what you think!