Register now for Fall Mini Sessions and Modeling Programs or our NEW Camera Club!  Scroll to learn more!


Welcome Fall!

  • Inspired Weddings! Visit the Wedding Page or our wedding website for fun, beautiful and affordable all-inclusive ‘Pop-Up’ wedding ceremonies!
  • Mini Sessions are back!  Many themes to choose from both indoors and out.
  • NEW! Embedded Video in your commercial photos. Talking Business Cards? You won’t believe THIS!
  • Fall  Modeling Workshops are now available for ages 6-18. Call 631 5162.
  • Want to know what we are offering in the future? Sign up for our Newsletter!
  • Call 807 631 5162 for details or to discuss your photography needs.
Wedding Photography by Shine Photo

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 18 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!   Register ONLINE or by calling 631 5162.   LEARN MORE.


A fun and informative weekly training program that runs on Monday evenings from 5:30 – 7:00 pm seasonal 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.  REGISTER ONLINE or by calling 631 5162.  LEARN MORE.


Modeling lessons, photo shoots and activities designed to engage children between the ages of 6 and 10.  These Saturday morning activities are 1 hour long and cover a wide range of age appropriate topics that include posing and expression, camera confidence, short runway walks, turns and poise.  Children are encouraged to be the best that they can be and focus is placed on  fun and the building of confidence and self esteem. Register now ONLINE or by calling 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!

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!