High-Quality, Professional Photography & Photographic prints

Make your best images wall worthy.

High-Quality, Professional Photography & Photographic prints

Make your best images wall worthy.

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High Quality Printing

High Quality Printing

​A locally owned and operated  business with over 40 years of photographic imaging experience, can help you with all your printing needs including standard photographic prints, canvas wraps, enlargements, acrylics, metal prints and more. 

Use the Kiosk in-store to print from your phone!

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Professional Photography

Professional Photography

Primary Foto has a state of the art studio for Professional Photography in Thunder Bay that allows for portraits of families, couples, models, and pets. Our award winning photographer specializes in business portraits.  Whether you need a portrait for your website, business cards or for a billboard, Primary can help.   

The Difference



Transfer your treasured memories into the digital age.  We can digitize or print your old photographs for sharing with family & friends.  

We can also digitize , slides, negatives, videos.

This is a great way to downsize your memory collection and make sure it lasts into the future.

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Copy Work

Copy Work

Copy work for Paintings & Artwork.  Reproductions professionally copied for prints and other large format images.   

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Passport & ID Photos


Government photos for Passports, Visas, Possession & Acquisition Licence (PAL), and many other Photo ID requirements done quickly in-store.

Passport Photos



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Film Processing & Accessories

Film has made a comeback and more photographers are exploring the unique experience with this media from times past.  We can have your old (or new) film developed.

Film Developing

Photo Booth

A great way to celebrate and share that special event; Weddings, Staff Parties, Graduations, Anniversaries, anytime people get together and there is memories to be made!

Photo Booth

Special Photo Printing

Business cards, Lockets, Charms and Pendents, Calendars, Greeting Cards, Photo mugs, Ornaments, and more.

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Special project?  Come in and speak with a representative.


Frames and Displays


In-store display of beautiful frames to hold those treasured memories.  From 4x6 to 11x14, there's a good selection to choose from.  

Proofing Gallery


Professional Photographs are saved for your selection and convenience for sharing and ordering prints as desired.  If your organization needs a site to share their photos, for example a Baseball team, Hockey Team, Church group or other group, let us know and we may have the solution for you.

The Magic


Our team is well versed and experienced with the tools of the photographic imaging processes, including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, as well as the nuances between operating systems like Windows and Mac.  



Do you need an extra battery?  Need a lense cover?  How about a filter?  Check with us to see if we can help you outfit your camera gear.

Camera Cleaning


After a great photoshoot and long hours out in the elements, your camera may need some TLC.  Not sure how?  Bring it in and we can have it cleaned up, and check the sensor for any fine cleaning.

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Primary foto source

1263 Amber Drive, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B, Canada

(807) 345-7041

Regular Hours (closed Sunday & Monday)

Open Saturday May 18, 9-4

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40 Years!


2018 Marked our 40th year in business.  What an honour it has been to help clients with all their photography needs!

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