Dance Portraits at Shine Photo


Lakehead Festival PRINT ORDERS:  Can be picked up in our new studio at 268 Red River Road beginning June 1st.   We are transitioning between studios this week and next, please bear with us!


If you would like to have additional images taken of your child’s dance costumes, please follow this link to book a mini session in our new studio!  We are located at 268 Red River Road. Right between Algoma and Court Streets, and directly next to the Parkade entrance.  A mini session reservation fee is $20.00 for approximately 10 minutes and yields 15 – 20 proofs per costume in a private online gallery.  You can have up to 3 costumes photographed for your reservation fee. Orders placed within 3 days receive the $20.00 fee back towards the cost of the order.   Reservation fees are non-refundable.  REGISTER HERE



Dance Portraits at Shine Photo

Now Available for Online Orders until May 31.


Processing Proofs. Viewing not yet available.



Orders are at the lab.


Dance Portraits at Shine Photo

Processing Proofs. Viewing not yet available.

VIEW THE FESTIVAL PRICELIST in the lobby or Download it HERE.

Competitive Groups, Trios, Duets and Solos & Recreational Groups

Each group/trio,duet or soloist will be required to be in full costume with makeup and hair done at the dance studio on their scheduled date and time. Please also be sure to have the appropriate shoes and accessories. Your teacher will work with you to have 3 poses ready prior to the photo shoot. Head shots will also be taken of  all competitive student’s in one costume of the studio director’s choice for the yearbook.

Young Recreational Dancers 6 and under will have two individual pictures taken in their group costumes.   All other recreational dancers may have one individual portrait taken as scheduled by your studio director if time permits.  If individual photos are not done at your studio, please look to our mini sessions for a comprehensive personal session.

A schedule for the photos will follow from your studio.  Here’s what you need to do on Picture Day

  • Parents … don’t stress. Children feel the stress and it will affect their portrait session.  This is especially true for young dancers.
  • Make sure your child has a good night’s sleep.
  • Bellies full.
  • Hair clean and done as per studio instructions.
  • Skin clean. No band-aid or tattoo residue.
  • Finger and toe nails groomed and free of dirt or polish.
  • MAKEUP: Please leave it in your dance bag.  Stage makeup looks great on stage but ruins a professional portrait. Keep makeup to a bare, natural minimum.
  • Got a scratch or boo boo that’s beyond your control? No worries. We have that covered.
  • Steam your costumes. The camera sees wrinkles. Clean your shoes (including the soles). The camera sees dirt.  We charge a fee to fix or retouch items that are under your control.
  • ARRIVE EARLY.  Our business is based on time and talent.  Arriving 20 minutes late is not acceptable. Sorry, we do not ‘photoshop’ your child into a group photo.  Prep early so that you can arrive early so that you are on time for your appointment.

WHAT IS AN EDITED IMAGE? When we say that an image is edited, it means that it is correct overall and ready for print.  Edits include cropping, color, exposure and white balance correction and possibly the addition of a global filter. Filters can add warmth or lighting effects and are added only as means of enhancing the image. Not all image series have filters added.  All of our digital images are fully edited when you purchase them.


Retouching is additional work done by an expert in a post processing program that enhances skin, cleans backgrounds, and even does some heavy lifting like slimming, face thinning and blemish removal. In general, standard retouches are applied to any item in the image that the subject wants touched up but has no control over … such as highly visible blemishes.  Restorative retouching can be done for a reasonable extra charge. These retouches include glare removal in glasses, fixing teeth, removal of braces etc.

All images ordered for print include standard retouching at no additional charge.

Although Dr. Photoshop is on our permanent staff, we do not retouch everything for free. Items under your control such as poorly applied makeup, dirty clothing, shoes or wrinkled wear can be fixed, but  a charge will apply.

One final thought on retouching.  It adds time to your order.  Retouching is done by hand using software by real people who are highly skilled in the use of the software.  We live in an era of instant, but timeless images take time to prepare.  When we remove all the acne in 20 images of your teenager, it may add some waiting time prior to your product delivery, but we guarantee your teen will appreciate the difference!  When it brings happiness for decades, a little delay is worth the wait.


All of our high volume (sports and school photos) and mini sessions have online ordering systems in place right on our website. Proofs are visible approximately (sometimes less, sometimes a little longer) one week after the final day of photo sessions. Your studio director will send you an email with the Proof album password.  To order, simply go to Proofs (or click the link  that appears on this page once proofs are live)  in our main navigation and follow the links to  your Studio’s album. Enter the password provided to you by your Studio’s administration.  As a safety measure you will be asked to enter your email address.

Double click any image to open a larger view. Add images that you want into your cart. Be sure to check out with all correct and current contact info. We will never spam you, but if we need to reach you about your order, we’ll need working contact info for you.

  • View order and pay online from the comfort of home.
  • Orders not paid immediately online will be invoiced in 24 -48 hours.
  • Select exactly what you need.
  • Add optional retouching or artwork.
  • Purchase yearbooks or novelty items.
  • Personal online proof galleries expire 3 weeks after opening.  IMPORTANT: Once the gallery closes, it is closed, and will not reopen until Black Friday for one weekend of ordering for those who missed out.  Please don’t procrastinate. Order early.

All print orders can be picked up at the Thunder Bay Country Market during the following hours:


  • Saturdays from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm and Wednesday from 3:30 – 6:30 pm.
  • Closed between August 1 and 14 and between December 24 and January 5th.
  • Closed on all major holidays including Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

The Thunder Bay Country Market is located at 425 Northern Ave on the grounds of the CLE. We are upstairs in the Dove building. Just follow the signs. The Market is conveniently, centrally located, has plenty of parking, and has a bazzillion things to look at, taste, smell and enjoy!


We accept cash, cheque, VISA, MC, email transfer or Paypal to Shine Photo at the time of purchase. When you place an online order, you will immediately receive a confirmation of your order. If not paid immediately by CC or Paypal, you will receive an invoice, sent to your email in 24-48 hours. The invoices are checked and sent manually, hence they are not immediate. Sorry we do not accept Credit Cards by phone. Payment is due at the time of the order. Debit tap and in person CC payments are available at our market location during regular market hours. Please visit our Contact page for details.


Orders are available for pickup generally 14-21 days after payment. Some custom artworks may take slightly longer. Photos can be picked up at Shine Photo at the Thunder Bay Country Market every Saturday from 8 am-1 pm or on Wednesdays from 4-6 pm. We are located on the second floor of the Dorothy Dove Building next to Silver City. Sorry we do not do deliveries from our Crawford Ave studio. For your child’s protection and to ensure that your images are not damaged, we do not drop off images in mail boxes, ship (mail) in town, or leave orders them with individuals other than the purchaser. For the children’s security, you must arrange to pick up your own photos. We are not responsible for photos that have not been picked up within 90 days of order.


Due to the volume of orders received from multiple dance studio, we are no longer able to do personal notifications. To check the status of your order, please visit our Facebook Page @shineportrait to see the pinned order status post. Alternatively you can call the studio. The voicemail message contains regular order status updates.

Artistic Dance Portraits at Shine Photo


At Shine Photo we are proud to offer online proofs from this year’s Festival Competition.  Proofs are available for ordering until April 10, 2022.


Mini Sessions at Shine Photo are available for the dancer all year round. $20.00 = 10 minutes = 20 proofs. View your proofs in a secure online gallery. Products are extra.  Mini sessions are designed for individuals with a single or multiple costumes.