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2312, 2022

Holiday Gift Scavenger Hunt!

By |December 23rd, 2022|Categories: Events, Studio News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

The elves have been SO mischievious!  They've been hiding some of Santa's gifts all around our site and they keep moving them!  We need your help to find them.  Simply find a gift, and click on it to fill out the simple form.  You'll be entered into our draw for one of five Shine Photo gift certificates ranging in value from $10.00 to $100.00.  The draw happens at noon [...]

1811, 2022

What’s The Point of Sending a Christmas Card?

By |November 18th, 2022|Categories: Opinions & Views, Shine in the Community, Studio News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

From our In the Box Mini Session What's the point of sending a Christmas card? The first known Christmas card was sent by Michael Maier to James I of England and his son Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales in 1611 while the first commercially available card was commissioned by Sir Henry Cole in 1843. With such a long tradition of greetings, why are so few people sending [...]

910, 2022

Giving Thanks for Great Staff

By |October 9th, 2022|Categories: Opinions & Views|

I’m often asked what kind of camera I use.  The question is usually asked by another photographer, and rarely by a client.  The truth is, I own quite a few cameras. Some dating back as far as 2002.  If you include phone cameras, add another four or so.   You see, the cameras all do the same thing to different degrees of accuracy. They record light and shadow on a [...]

1312, 2020


By |December 13th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

NEW to Shine Portrait is the very fun, informative and entertaining LIVE PORTRAIT. LIVE PORTRAIT embeds a video into one of our enabled photos.  LIVE PORTRAIT makes Christmas Cards more personal; business cards more informative and Portraits more entertaining. Watch the video to see how it works, or DOWNLOAD the free app that makes the magic happen HERE (Google Play.)  You may notice that this app has [...]

306, 2020

The COVID Wedding Solution

By |June 3rd, 2020|Categories: Studio News, Wedding|Tags: , , , |

Did COVID mess with your wedding?  Then you are not alone.  With multiple businesses and services closing down temporarily and gatherings restricted to a VERY cozy five people, many a bride and groom have had to postpone their dream wedding.  But we have a solution for you! For some couples,  postponing their wedding has meant the cancellation of trips or the postponement has spanned into years, as venues are [...]

2409, 2019

7 Tips to Prepare For Your Fall Family Session

By |September 24th, 2019|Categories: Portrait Tips, Studio News, Uncategorized|

Autumn is one of the most popular months of the year for portrait sessions which is why October has been named as the official family portrait month. After all, nature is doing its thing with all those vibrant colors, plus you get a chance to really play up your wardrobe with accessories in the crisp weather. You also have the opportunity to prep and purchase the most memorable of Christmas [...]

103, 2019

Children’s Sessions ~ The Pre-Session Warm Up

By |March 1st, 2019|Categories: Opinions & Views, Portrait Tips, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Importance of Photographer-Child Interaction Time to Warm up Before the Session. I just wanted to take a minute to talk about the importance of the pre-session warm up. What is this, you might ask? This is the photographer-child interaction time that occurs before we begin the session. I always suggest that you show up a little bit early, maybe 15 minutes, to your session so we have this [...]

103, 2019

Great News! More Market Hours!

By |March 1st, 2019|Categories: Shine in the Community, Studio News, Thunder Bay Country Market|Tags: , , , , , , |

I thought this would be worth mentioning in our Blog!  You likely already know that we have a satellite booth with a small studio at the Thunder Bay Country Market. We're there every Saturday from 8 am - 1 pm and in the past we've been open on Wednesdays from 3:30 - 6:30 between May 24th and Christmas.  The GOOD NEWS is that now we'll be open on Wednesdays [...]

2802, 2019

Scheduling the Photos on the Wedding Day

By |February 28th, 2019|Categories: Wedding|Tags: , , , |

How much time do I need for my photos at my wedding? One of the most frequently asked questions is: How long should I book my wedding photographer for? This is a great question, and we’re here to help you find the answer. If you’re trying to plan out your timeline for your big day, we have compiled some helpful timing tips to help you figure out your schedule. [...]

1002, 2019

Finding Your Engagement Session Style

By |February 10th, 2019|Categories: Portrait Tips, Uncategorized, Wedding|Tags: , , , , , , |

This is one of those things you really don’t need to be stressed about. The key is to look inward and to consider your current life habits, hobbies and interests. From there, you’ll be able to find your engagement session style and incorporate it into your photographs seamlessly. Think about your respective, and shared, hobbies and passions. For example, do you both love music? Or is cooking every night [...]

1003, 2017

Shine Photo Studio Welcomes Their New Co-op Student

By |March 10th, 2017|Categories: Studio News|Tags: , |

March 10th marks the first day of work for our new Co-op student, Alyssa Ierino. She comes to us from St. Patrick High School as a part of the Cooperative Education Program. She is 17 years old in grade 11. As of now, her favourite hobby is photography. She loves taking pictures of the outdoors. She also enjoys videography and video editing. In grade 8, she learned to play the trombone, and [...]

2303, 2016

It’s an Easter Egg Hunt!

By |March 23rd, 2016|Categories: Events, Studio News|

Here at Shine Photo we are hosting a virtual Easter Egg hunt. Every day between March  24th  and March 27th we will be hiding an Easter Egg somewhere on our website.  Click on the Easter Egg and you will be able to enter a ballot for a complimentary Fairy or Dragon Slayer Session, complete with our Photo Collection #1.  A $200.00 value!    We provide all the props and backgrounds [...]

1209, 2015

Three Things Every Photographer Needs to Understand about their Camera Settings

By |September 12th, 2015|Categories: Learn Photography, Uncategorized|

Click on the link below to open up our helpful .pdf file. Makes a great 'cheat sheet' for understanding the three camera settings that every photographer needs to know and understand if you want to take great pictures.  All three work together to create your perfect exposure. Three Settings Every Photographer Needs to Understand

3101, 2015

Madison Ranta – The People Project

By |January 31st, 2015|Categories: High School Model Program|

Over at Shine Photo we run a high school model program.  All of our participants are exceptional local students who are community leaders, volunteers and I believe, destined for greatness in whatever field they choose.  Models participate in promotional and personal photo shoots and represent the studio at community fund raising and charity events. One of our participants, Madison Ranta is also a leader in the community.  In July, 2014 she [...]

1807, 2014

2015 Four Legged Kids Kalendar

By |July 18th, 2014|Categories: Events, Shine in the Community, Studio News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Thank you to everyone who participated in making this year's calendar project a success. Calendars are available at: Pet value- red river Rd Pet value- Arthur St Thunder pet- Westfort Harley Davidson-Arthur St Stay tuned for more locations The 2015 Four Legged Kids Kalendar Project is complete! The Four Legged Kids Kalendar  is a calendar fund raiser, produced by Shine Photo with proceed from the calendar sales benefiting New Hope Dog Rescue. [...]

704, 2014

Inspired by a Giant

By |April 7th, 2014|Categories: Studio News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

As an artist, I'm always striving to improve on my work.  I read about photography daily. I lost count of how many workshops I've taken, both in person and online. It's all about the learning.  Often I'm inspired by the giants in the industry, both past and present, to reach for something more.   I subscribe to Professional Photographer Magazine (among many of my reads) and am always in awe [...]

2106, 2013

CHARMED! Children’s Charity Calendar

By |June 21st, 2013|Categories: Events, Shine in the Community, Uncategorized|

A NEW and exciting way to help a worthy cause and give your child a whole year of FAME! Miss Canada Universe 2014 contestant Nerissa McRury will be fundraising for the pageant's chosen charity 'Operation Smile' by selling a calendar produced by Shine Photo.  All proceeds from the sale of the calendar will go to Operation Smile which is an international children's medical charity that heals children's smiles, forever changing their lives. Operation [...]

306, 2013

Shine Photo Mission Statement

By |June 3rd, 2013|Categories: Opinions & Views|

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. [...]




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