Irregular Hours Notice: Due to unexpected circumstances there may be some irregular hours at the studio for the next week. Closed April 12 & 13 for on location dance studio sessions. Please call before stopping by!

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Ladies Night Out Pin UP
Modeling Lessons
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Inspired Weddings
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Photography is just another way of keeping a diary.”

  • April continues with the clean up from a tragic fire at our residence. I find myself still a bit behind in my editing after a busy first quarter, but overall on track. Editing is where the work is for sure! We are half way through dance season and heading into wedding season.
  • Join us at the Pre-Loved Wedding Show on April 27 at Goods and Co to learn about our beautiful micro weddings in Slate River.
  • Dance season is upon us. Need to find the status of your order? Look Here.
  • Fairy & Dragon Slayer Portrait Days April 19 & 20. This is a Black Label Session. What’s that? Simply our best. Period. Find Out More!

BIRTHDAY PARTIES!

BLACK LABEL SESSIONS

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. Fairy & Dragonslayer Days happening this Spring. Watch for details here.

LADIES NIGHT WORKSHOP

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.

KIDS BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Themed 3 hour parties for your little ones in our studio. Reserving now for January – 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!

 

Mary Louise Hill
Mary Louise Hill
2023-01-30
I went to Shine for a professional headshot. The session was enjoyable and I loved the photos. Nancy is skilled at capturing an authentic likeness. Shine Photo Studio exceeded my expectations!
Matt B
Matt B
2022-11-19
Did a small inspired wedding package with her. Everything went so smoothly, pictures turned out beautiful, location as well. No muss, no fuss and good all around results!
Laurie Reed
Laurie Reed
2022-09-27
I was looking to get a professional headshot done and Shine Photo Studio was recommended to me by a friend . I only had to wait a couple days which was perfect . I had the BEST experience there. Nancy was amazing, kind , funny and so talented. She made me feel so comfortable. She rocks !!!! Best place in town. I Would highly recommend her Studio to anyone that wants pictures done perfect . A+
Jessica Loski
Jessica Loski
2021-10-23
I am so pleased with the whole entire experience from start to finish. Nancy takes care of every single detail, even the ones you wouldn't think of. The venue is absolutely gorgeous and a great backdrop for your special day. The pictures Nancy takes are breath taking. If you want a stress free wedding day I recommend 100%
Cassidy Pelletier
Cassidy Pelletier
2020-12-18
Nancy planned my wedding while adhering to proper Covid-19 regulations, outdoors, with only three months time frame. I'm so absolutely in love with how everything turned out. She was professional, she had visuals and write ups. She did everything I wanted and I feel it had my personality all over it. My mother said she wished she'd knew about her when she got married! She's an inspirational photographer and her property is absolutely gorgeous. I wish everyday could be my wedding day!
Jim Wright
Jim Wright
2020-08-12
Like thousands of other couples, my son Brandon’s destination wedding plans fell apart in may this year. His Fiancé Khim and Brandon both wanted to get married this year, however both were busy with their careers and didn’t know where to start to arrange a wedding to take place this summer. I saw an article about a local business called Inspired weddings-and after reading the article I knew this was the answer to their dilemma as it was one stop shopping for the whole wedding. Everything is taken care of by Nancy; venue, decorating, officiating, photography.... she takes care of it all! When the date was set, I enquired as to the possibility of having a catered outdoor dinner on the venue property. Nancy agreed to this and made the arrangements to make it possible for us. She then coordinated with the caterer we had chosen. The wedding venue and decor were breathtaking on the day of the wedding and it was all very well thought of by those in attendance. The staff was professional and the ambience made the occasion feel very intimate yet classy. The photography was amazing and everything was perfect. The entire day was wonderful and we had the wedding my son and fiancé dreamed of.,I wholeheartedly give Nancy my enthusiastic endorsement! If you are looking for the perfect no fuss wedding this is the answer to your prayers!
Jeanne Banning
Jeanne Banning
2019-12-17
I signed my daughter up for the Shine Photo Modelling Program this year and she absolutely loves it. Nancy is teaching them modelling techniques, such as flow posing, working with props, product shoots, hand and nail posing and editorial posing are just some of the techniques she is teaching the students and looking forward to seeing the students learn more. Nancy makes it fun for them, giving them a positive sense of community which I find is very important as well they help with volunteering within Thunder Bay. I would definitely recommend Shine Photo Studio Modelling Program, Nancy is absolutely wonderful with the age group my daughter is in and her photos are amazing and so professional. If anyone is considering going to Shine Photo Studio for the Modelling program or have photo shoots. Totally worth it.
Jennifer Cleaveley
Jennifer Cleaveley
2019-12-06
We've done many sessions with Nancy, and have always been thrilled with the results! I have a very active 2 year old, who isn't always the most cooperative, but Nancy is great with him, and super patient, and has always been able to get great pictures!
Maciej and Cassandra Kajda
Maciej and Cassandra Kajda
2019-11-19
Nancy at Shine is absolute magic. My girls just had their Santa pictures done but they weren’t ordinary Santa pictures. My kids got to spend some one on one time with the Claus himself. It left such a lasting impression on my oldest that she went to bed last night saying goodnight to Santa through the Magic Portal they were gifted and this morning she woke up asking for Santa. After having a little bit of a rough year with both our girls it was so nice for them to experience a little bit of Magic. Nancy has been with our family since day one and her photos are absolutely gorgeous. In fact, we won’t go with anyone else!
Katrina Holmwood
Katrina Holmwood
2019-11-16
Nancy is an excellent photographer. Very easy to work with and my daughter just loves her. We have been going to Shine since she was a baby. I like that she offers prints because in this digital world we live in and with my busy lifestyle, I never have time to get prints done. This way you can order the prints when you review the pictures and they come out amazing with great quality. I highly recommend Shine Photo Studio for any of your photography needs.