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JANUARY 2022 – Happy New Year!

  • We will be closed from January 5 – 14 for holidays.
  • NEW! Ladies night out workshops. Four hours of fun, friendship and photos. Gather up your besties and Learn All About IT! January 20 – Film Noir. Be your own leading lady!
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  • Inspired Weddings! Visit the Wedding Page or our wedding website inspiredweddings.ca for fun, beautiful and affordable all-inclusive ‘Pop-Up’ wedding ceremonies! Now reserving 2022 dates. This month we’ll be merging our Facebook pages so you’ll see more wedding posts on the Shine Portrait Facebook Page.
  • Call 807 631 5162 for details or to discuss your photography needs.

Bring  out  YOUR empowered BEST in our Fearlessly Feminine Workshops.


Our ladies night out workshops make for a unique experience for you and your friends … or by yourself. Each workshop is limited in participants and includes styling, a coaching component to boost your confidence costumes and props and a photoshoot. Participants receive a complimentary 8×10 prints with matching social sized digital file. Starting at $99.00 per person plus HST.


The next Ladies Night Out is scheduled for January 20th at 6 pm. This workshop features FILM NOIR. You are the leading lady in this evening of interactive crime scene drama. Learn about expression, posing and let us style you in your fearlessly feminine best. We even have gowns on hand. You’ll find more information on our dedicated LADIES NIGHT OUT landing page.

Pin Up Ladies Night Happens Soon! Watch for details.


Gather up your besties ladies for an evening at home with Shine Photo. We bring the photo party to you!

Three themes to choose from: Steampunk, Pin Up or Hollywood Glam. We bring props and photo accessories. Your photo shoot includes a backdrop and our stylist to help you prepare. Everyone receives a complimentary image and our hostess earns credits towards her purchase. All fun and no plastic. Call for details.

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.

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. How can we serve you today?

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!

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!