Irregular Hours: Closed August 16, 17, 23, 24, 31 for weddings.


Mini Sessions
Black Label
Ladies Night Out Pin UP
Modeling Lessons
Print Your Photos
Inspired Weddings
Studio Sessions
Ladies Night Out Steampunk
Pin Up
Volume Photography

News From the Studio

Photography is just another way of keeping a diary.”

  • Summer is here but it goes by so fast! Have you seen the Halloween stuff in the stores already? !!
  • This summer we have 6 mini sessions for you to choose from. Strawberry Farm, Little Mechanic, Laundry Day, Lemonade Stand, At the Beach, and Glamping with Smores.
  • We are thrilled to welcome Hailey back to the Shine Photo team. She’ll be helping with all dance posing, and will be managing the newest addition to our Inspired Weddings lineup – consignment wedding dresses. The dress shop opens August 1st.
  • Model registration opens August 1st for the fall session. PD workshops will also be open.
  • Back to school mini sessions – registration opens August 15.
strawberry mini session collage



Our limited Black Label sessions include our Fairy Day, Royalty Days, Boudoir Sessions Vintage Santa Sessions. Each offers a unique, immersive experience and specialty products not available with our other sets or sessions. Your Imperial Highness Royalty sessions happen in August. Watch for details here.


The next Ladies Night Out will be our Pin Up Party. This workshop is perfect for ladies of all ages! Learn about expression, posing and let us style you in your retro 50’s best. It’s all set in a fun party atmosphere. Next Workshop TBA.


Themed 3 hour parties for your little ones in our studio. Reserving now for November – March.

Choose Fairies, Pirates or Super Heroes for kids and Fashion Diva parties for tweens & teens. We provide props and costumes. Your party includes a themed photo shoot, games, craft, cake, beverages, prizes and an all around, all-inclusive fun time!

Shine Photo is an imaginative, full service photography studio offering high-style, moderately priced, and exceptionally creative images. After ten years in business our goal is still goal is moderate growth and annual profitability through the offering of an exceptional product.

OUR WHY … Photography is SO important! Yes we capture priceless memories, but it’s more than that. Professional photography empowers people to project their very best and has the power to build or destroy confidence like no other medium. We believe that timeless photo art begins with a friendship with your photographer, followed by a clean image full of strong emotional impact. These images stand the test of time on their own without any additional enhancements.

As experts in lighting and posing, we can use photographic tools to shape light and help you look your best.

As Photoshop professionals we can also edit, enhance and combine  images to create imaginative art that brings out the ‘you’ as you dream yourself to be, both now and in the future. Images created in this manner become heirlooms that allow you to truly ‘shine!’

At Shine Photo we believe that service is of the utmost importance. Service to our customers, service to our community and service to God.  Service in business requires hard work, dedication, proper allocation of talents, time and money and constant evaluation. Excellence is not necessarily an instant product, no matter how instant and disposable our society has become.  We believe in memorable value through outstanding products.

How can we serve you today?

Our Thunder Bay studio is located at 268 Red River Road. 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. 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!

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.

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 wedding loft, 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!