Irregular Hours Notice: We will be Closed Jan 27 and February 15 for on-location photo sessions.
NEW! The Tilted Tripod Photo Academy.
Learn to frame, shoot, edit and more using your cell phone or regular camera. All skill levels are welcome. No academic talk. Easy, fun lessons and projects. Bi-weekly meetings and workshops. $100.00 annually. JOIN NOW!
There are 50 mini sessions planned for 2023. One per week! We begin right after Christmas with school photos for those who missed out this fall!
Winter Model Programs for High School students start on January 16, 2023 and run for 12 weeks. Learn modeling skills, participate in fashion shoots and learn to walk the runway! All the details on our Model Page.
Fusion & Fine Art
We create a beautiful piece of Holiday art using a green screen photo taken at our studio in micro mini sessions. Mermaids coming in January!
Weddings & Elopements
Inspired Weddings by Shine Photo offers intimate ceremonies with all the details covered. Everything is included for $3495.00. Elopements start at $1995.00. Now booking 2023. inspiredweddings.ca
Our limited editions include our Fairy Days, and Home for Holidays Fusion Sessions. Coming in 2023 is our newest Vintage Hockey and Norman Rockwellesque sets. Fun for the whole family.
LADIES NIGHT WORKSHOP
The next Ladies Night Out is scheduled for January 26 at 6:00 PM. This workshop features A Night at Hagworts – Battle of the Houses. Learn about expression, posing and let us style you in your fearlessly feminine best. We even have vintage props on hand. You’ll find more information on our dedicatedLADIES NIGHT OUTlanding page.
KIDS BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Themed 3 hour parties for your little ones in our studio. Reserving now for January February
Four themes to choose from: Fairies, Pirates and Super Heroes. 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 important! Yes we capture priceless memories, but it’s more than that. Pro photography empowers people to be their very best and builds confidence. We believe that timeless photo art begins with a clean image full of strong emotional impact. These 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. 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, however instant and disposable our society has become. We believe in memorable value through outstanding products.
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!
EXCELLENT Based on 12 reviews
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%
So as a newly engaged individual I found myself faced with the daunting task of planning an out of province wedding. Even though we knew we wanted something small I wasn’t sure where to begin. So I started with a google search and up popped Shine photography & Inspired weddings. What a perfect choice we made in choosing Nancy. Everything was arranged and delivered as promised, completely exceeding our expectations. I cannot gush enough over how perfect our special day was made. Ever detail was thought out and executed flawlessly. And the pictures let me tell you, Amazing! Highly recommend and hands down the best stress free experience. Thank you Nancy!
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!
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!
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.
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
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!
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.
Nancy was so patient with me while I explained the business photo look I was angling for. The results are perfect and I regularly receive compliments on my head shots.
We have purchased Nancy's Mud Puddle Package twice to capture the first year of our children's lives. She always has creative ideas for adorable photos and is very patient with the little ones. Nancy created gorgeous newborn pictures into works of art which proudly hang in our home. We tell everyone we know to go see Nancy at Shine for beautiful pictures! She is worth every penny!