COVID -19 Update: Bright, clean and private studio. Christmas Mini Sessions happening all month. Txt msg 807 631 5162 before dropping in to ensure social distancing.

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November News & Updates from the Studio:

  • Family & Children’s Christmas Mini Sessions –   Indoor and Outdoor sessions happening all month. Watch the Facebook Page for details!
  • Family Fine Art Sessions –  One-of-a-Kind Autumn or Winter Family Portraits! Call for details.
  • NEW Fusion Artwork Sessions.  Green ( or grey) screen in our studio and create a beautiful artwork for you. Many themes are available with new themes added every week. Winter and Christmas themes now available.
  • E-GIFT CARDS A great way to say Hello! or Happy Birthday! or Congratulations!  Makes a great Christmas gift! Frame what you love! Get them in our Online Store.
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Call 807 631 5162 for details or to discuss your photography needs.

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

MODEL TEAM

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 is in progress.   Call for information regarding our next session in January - 631 5162.   LEARN MORE.

MODEL MONDAY Tween PROGRAM

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 is in progress. Call for information about our Winter Program, beginning in January. LEARN MORE.

ADULT MODEL PROGRAM

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 8x10 retouched image of their choice along with a group photo. TBA. 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!

Our Express Booth at the Thunder Bay Country Market it now permanently closed.   Please visit us at our Crawford Ave Studio.  You'll find updated hours on our Contact Page.  Because we do a lot of location shooting, a quick phone call or text to 631 5162 before 'dropping by' is always recommended!

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!

 

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.
Katherine Hamilton
Katherine Hamilton
2019-10-22
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.
Veronica Proper
Veronica Proper
2019-09-16
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!
Protec It
Protec It
2019-08-07
I hired Nancy to take the photos of my shop for advertising purposes. She was prompt, professional and had some great ideas. I was very happy with the end result and look forward to utilize her christmas package for my kids. Thanks again Nancy!
Brenda Dorval
Brenda Dorval
2019-01-14