NEW! POP UP WEDDINGS.  Affordable, intimate all inclusive wedding ceremonies – No large groups!  See the details under Weddings in our main menu.

NEW! LIVE PORTRAITS …VERY Wizardly!  Watch for details.   ONLINE Classes!  Just scroll down to see what’s new at Shine Photo.


March/April News & Updates from the Studio:

  • We’ve launched a new wedding servcie: ‘Pop-Up Weddings‘ learn more at our new site,
  • MODELING INTENSIVES ARE GOING ONLINE! Register now for next week’s programs. Find Out More …
  • E-GIFT CARD SALE!   For a limited time, receive 19% off your gift card of $50.00 or more.   Gift cards can be used towards any new purchase at Shine Photo including session fees and most products (outstanding account balances and pop up weddings are excluded.)   Stock up now for all your fall family and Christmas needs!
Call 807 631 5162 for details or to discuss your photography needs.

Easter Egg Hunt -Eggsample Only.

Easter Egg Hunt

It’s an Easter Egg Hunt! Beginning April 1, 2020.

Every day we will hide a new Easter Egg on our site.  Find it and the image will link to an entry form. Fill it out to be entered to win our Easter Basket Surprise!   We promise: No spam.  Begins April 1, 2020.


  • Draws will be held at 7:00 pm Sunday April 12th
  • Winners  will be contacted by email or phone or PM  and the name will be published on our Facebook Page.
  • This contest is not sponsored by Facebook.
  • Gift Cards must be accepted as awarded, have no cash value and cannot be used towards Pop Up Weddings or outstanding account balances.
  • Void where prohibited by law.

Did you know that Shine Photo runs comprehensive modelling programs for ages 8-20 all year long?

NEW!  Adult Modeling Classes.  Six week sessions with a fashion show! Call for details


Designed to provide local high school students and graduates to age 20 with an empowering opportunity to belong to an exclusive, community minded group of young people who train as models, complete volunteer hours and have fun with multiple photo sessions.  We encourage you to become positive, and self confident about the way you look while telling your story through multiple workshops and photo shoots! We expect this program to resume Fall 2020. In the meantime, check out the online modeling classes!  LEARN MORE.


A fun and informative weekly training program that runs on Monday evenings from 5:30 – 7:00 pm in 10 week sessions. Classes are limited in size and each features a different aspect of model training in a wide range of topics including posing and expression, hair, nail and health care, nutrition, runway walks and turns, camera confidence, internet safety and fashion. Students will participate in a minimum of 4 photo sessions per term and will build a digital app showcasing their journey.  We expect this program to resume Fall 2020. In the meantime, check out the online modeling classes!  LEARN MORE.


A full day training program designed for our younger models in training, aged 8-11.  Our boot camp is loaded with age appropriate model training in a wide range of topics including catalogue posing and expression, hair, nail and health care, nutrition,  camera confidence, internet safety and creative fashion. Students will participate in a photo sessions per session and  each will receive a complimentary 8×10 retouched image of their choice along with a group photo. We expect this program to resume Fall 2020. In the meantime, check out the online modeling classes! LEARN MORE.

NEW!  Adult Modeling Classes.  Six week sessions with a fashion show! Call for details – 807 631 5162

Learn More

Shine Photo is an imaginative, full service photography studio offering high-style, moderately priced, and exceptionally creative images. We view ourselves as partners with our customers, our employees, our community and our environment. We aim to become a nationally recognized brand name, capitalizing on the visual nature of the human experience. Our goal is moderate growth and annual profitability through the offering of an exceptional product.

We believe that timeless photo art begins with a clean image ripe with strong emotional impact. Such images stand the test of time on their own without any additional enhancements. As Photoshop professionals however, we edit, enhance and combine these images to create imaginative art that brings out the ‘you’ as you dream yourself to be, both now and in the future. Wall art created in this manner will also stand the test of time, allows the subject to truly ‘shine’ and creates an heirloom product that you’ll be proud to hand down to future generations.

Shine Photo is built on a business model where philanthropy, embedded in social innovation, is at the heart of our daily activities. What is social innovation? It is any idea that can be put into practice for the public good. With society facing unprecedented economic, environmental, social and cultural challenges, these ideas are the key to turning challenges into opportunities that benefit our community. We believe that through the partnering of nonprofits, for-profits, and the public at large, the framework is created for the implementation of these ideas.

Our Thunder Bay studio is located in an up-cycled classroom in the Old Crawford Street School, located at the corner of West Francis and Crawford Ave in Thunder Bay. At Shine Photo’s studio you’ll find change rooms, salon stations and all the ‘little’ things you need to make your creation session more comfortable. Refreshments are also provided and it’s our goal to make you feel completely at ease from the moment  you arrive. We have an extensive prop and costume closet, loaded with vintage and brand new items. We’re always scouting for new props so that your images will stay fresh!

Shine Photo has several local locations to serve you. Now you can also join us on Saturday mornings between 8 am and 1 pm and Wednesdays from 3:30 – 6:30 pm at the Thunder Bay Country Market. The market is located in the Dove Building on the CLE grounds. Here we bring you a fresh new approach to photography conducting mini sessions, including special Limited Editions for children on an intermittent basis. Check our FACEBOOK page tab for an update on scheduled events at the market. A portion of many of our market session fees are set aside for charity. Watch for Fotos for Food events in October and December. The market is also where all our portraits orders can be picked up during market hours. Stop in for your photos a coffee and maybe take home an artisan pie!

At Shine Photo, we are happy to travel. Many families and high school seniors request that their sessions take place in meaningful locations locally. Please feel free to call us to discuss location options. We also travel to clubs, sports studios and groups to create individual photos, team photos, albums, yearbooks and specialty products such as bag tags, bookmarks and trading cards. Having an event? Ask about our Print on Location set up.

At our farm, located a short 5 minute drive past White Water Golf Course,  we have 16 acres of beautifully groomed pastures to suit almost every outdoor photo need. Areas on our farm include old fences, barn board buildings, a barn, a loft, a tire swing, birch tree stands, tall grasses,  winding paths, breezy fields and tree farm- like forests. The perfect all-in-one location for your next family photo or grad shoot!