COVID -19 Update: To serve you better, we now have extended hours in our bright, clean studio, AND have more sessions to choose from!


September News & Updates from the Studio:

  • ‘Pop-Up Weddings and Elopements‘ learn more at our new site,   The perfect solution for COVID interupted ceremonies. Small, intimate, affordable weddings with EVERYTHING included!  Still booking 2020 and 2021 dates! Our new barn loft will be available beginning October 2, 2020.
  • MODELING Classes for Grades 6,7 8 and Highschool students. Registration now open! Monday Classes. Call 631 5162 to register.
  • NEW Fusion Artwork Sessions.  We take the photo of your child on green screen in our studio and create a beautiful artwork for you. Many themes are available with new themes added every week. This month … at the Farm and Fall Leaves.
  • NEW – NEWBORN Mini Sessions.  Next date October 6 2020.
  • NEW – Themed Monthly Birthday Mini Sessions!  So cute!! Next date October 7 2020.
  • E-GIFT CARDS A great way to say Hello! or Happy Birthday! or Congratulations!  Frame what you love! Get them in our Online Store.
  • September Limited Edition – Fall Fairies. September 26 and 27. Register Online using our Schedule Session link in the main menu.
  • September Micro Minis – Back To School.  Fun, Fast and Affordable! Register Online using our Schedule Session link in the main menu.
  • Outdoor Family Mini Sessions. – Watch our Facebook Page @shineportrait for details!
Call 807 631 5162 for details or to discuss your photography needs.


Fun, Affordable and Memorable!

As a Boutique-Volume studio, we offer you the safe, personalized experience of a session in our studio or on the farm.  By sharing the larger expenses of sessions with others on the day of our mini sessions, you are able to purchase images at great prices!


  • Safe, sanitized mini sessions in studio this month include:  Lemonade Stand, Dance Mini’s and Gone Fish’in
  • Stay tuned for details, prices and a new information page here on the website.
  • Thank you for supporting our small business!  Stay well – Stay Strong!

Frame What You Love!

Market Green Screen Art Sessions.

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! This program begins September 14 2020.  Call for information 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.  Fall program begins Sept 14, 2020. REGISTER HERE or LEARN MORE.


A 6 week training program designed for adults.  The session covers a wide range of topics including catalogue posing and expression, camera confidence, runway walks, turns and ‘tea style’ modeling.. Students will participate in a number of photo sessions per session and  each will receive a complimentary 8×10 retouched image of their choice along with a group photo. This program will begin late September. Watch for a registration announcement. 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!