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. After 11 weeks of intensive photo training, and ready to record the worst of society, she decided to take a lighter approach and open a photo studio on the side, to photograph children and families. The studio added creative balance to her life and offered a business endeavor for her post retirement years.
As an avid dance mom as well, she began offering a style of photography to local dance studios which they were accustomed to. Using a combination of boutique and volume photo techniques, clients were offered creative shots, including action poses, and a variety of product choices via online sales. Nancy calls her system 'Boutique Volume' and is happy to teach professional photographers about the system and how it can be used to increase average sales in any artistic sport while building relationships with many clients at once.
Nancy now runs her hybrid studio, 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.