At Shine Photo Our  aim  is to provide you with a unique experience, that’s as much about ‘play’ as it is about business. Your images are important to us and when you look at the finished product, we want you to remember what a fabulous time you had with us having them taken.

We are a Boutique Volume studio and specialize in a variety of photo styles. Boutique means that we offer you a unique, luxurious experience. Volume means that by servicing several or many clients at one time we are able to keep our prices affordable.  We are a full time, professional and fully insured studio.

At Shine Photo we believe in FAIR pricing. Fair to you as the client, and fair to us to make our studio sustainable and profitable.

Our price lists vary for the types of sessions that we offer.  The more people photographed for a particular type of session (volume = leagues, teams, organizations) the lower the prices.  The more individual and stylized a session is, the higher the price.  Fine art sessions which focus on extreme creativity and photoshop post-production work are the spendiest.

Below you will find links to several of our investment lists for various types of sessions.  We include a variety of packages and pricing levels in our prices, so that you can build your own package according to your needs.

School Photos


Family Mini Sessions at Shine Photo


Limited Editions at Shine Photo include fairies, pirates, mermaids and more. Thunder Bay ON


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Company Mission & Philosophy

Mission: Shine Photo is an imaginative, full service photography studio aimed at 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, annual profitability and maintaining a sense of humor while providing an extraordinary product.

Philosophy:  We believe that heirloom products begin with clean, images with strong emotional impact. These images can then be enhanced  and combined to create imaginative art that brings out the ‘you’ as you dream yourself to be, both now and in the future. We want our subject to truly ‘shine,’  and our products to be the art that you’ll be proud to hand down to future generations.

Shine Locations

We have two locations to serve you. Our studio is located in the Old Crawford Street School in an up-cycled classroom. It’s bright, warm and private and has all the comforts of home. We have change rooms, salon stations, a baby change station, kitchenette and a couture closet full of props & costumes. The comforts are rounded out with top of the line studio lighting and gear, multiple cloth, paper and solid backgrounds and a full background projection system.  We practice rigid COVID precautions and disinfect after every client visit.

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We also have a  16 acre farm in Slate River Valley, a short 5 minute drive from White Water Golf Course lands you in the heart of this breath-taking country side.  Have your portraits done in flowing fields, our tree-farm forest, in the loft or with our rugged out buildings and rustic fences. Need some animals to photo-bomb your shoot? We’ve got them too!


Shine Photo uses professional labs and equipment for our product processing. The advantage of this is that we can offer exceptional products and the absolute highest quality in print at an excellent price point. We also have the capability to do printing in house using our 44 inch wide Canon 4000 printer. Products include:

  • Luxury Lustre Prints,
  • Luxury Framed Prints
  • Gallery Canvas Wraps in matte or metallic finish
  • Swarovski  Jewel encrusted Canvas Wraps
  • Metal Prints
  • Acrylic Wall Art
  • Volume Prints & Yearbooks
  • Novelty Items such as keychains and Christmas Ornaments
  • And More!

Nancy Tillberg  ~ Photographer, Artist, Author, EducatorThunder Bay Photographer Nancy Tillberg

Nancy is the owner of Shine Photo and the digital portrait artist behind the images on these pages. Nancy grew up around a camera having brother who was an avid shutter-bug. It seemed only natural to follow in his footsteps.  At age 17 she began working for a photography studio based in Oshawa, Ontario Canada, which specialized in family photography and glamour shots.

Fast forward 25 years;  she is a wife, mother of two and recently retired from a 29 year career in policing.  Nancy renewed her love of photography when the police department trained her in the technical aspect of crime scene examination.   To add a creative balance to life she took a lighter approach, and opened a photo studio on the side, to photograph children and families.

As an avid learner, she is constantly seeking out new information, tools and techniques to improve her photography skills and take her images to a new level. “I am constantly in a creative state, often becoming inspired by typical everyday events and expressions. Sometimes I think that the creative side of my brain is in hyper-drive, but when I focus on photography, I’m able to reign in some of that energy and put it to good use.” Nancy specializes in expression.  Whether it’s for family, children, weddings, high school seniors or  professional head shots her goal is an expression in the portrait art that draws the viewer in, while revealing the subject’s true personality. Nancy also has an extensive background in teaching workshops both online and in person internationally. She is the author of two books and numerous e-books.

Nancy is now retired from her Police carrer and runs Shine Photo  full time. She was president of the Thunder Bay Imagetrekkers Photography Club for three years and has spoken on a wide variety of photography related topics to groups of all sizes.  In addition to boutique and volume photographic offerings, she also runs a modeling program for aspiring high school students.  Nancy is as passionate about helping others and teaching as she is about photography itself.