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Primary Foto Source

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Tuesday - Friday 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


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About us

Primary Foto Source is a local business that has been operating for 40+ years. At Primary Foto Source we specialize in photographic imaging and photography. Primary works with our customers to create the best possible work of art.

John Nistico is the lead photographer here at Primary Foto Source. He has been a professional photographer since 1978 and has earned the award for Master of Photographic Arts through the Professional Photographers of Canada.

The team at Primary Foto Source take the time that is necessary to understand the importance of the perfect photo and know how to turn those photographs into memories that will last a life time. With several years experience and ongoing training in photography, imaging and production of the highest quality prints. Primary is here to serve you with ideas, expertise and exceptional customer service.

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The Team

Dean joined Primary in September 2018, purchasing the business from John and Donna-Rae. Dean has a business background and is a community-minded entrepreneur and volunteer with a fervour for technology & photography.

John (& Donna-Rae) opened Primary foto source, over 40 years ago, in 1978! A lot has changed in the industry over the years and they adapted to the changes to keep Primary foto source relevant. John Nistico MPA, received his Master of Photographic Arts award in 1990. He is nationally accredited in Wedding photography, Children’s portraits and Studio photography. John has attended numerous conferences with the Professional Photographers of Canada to improve and hone his skills. His latest award was a Bronze Merit from the International Loupe Awards. John invites you to come in and see his recent work. John remains a consulting photographer at Primary foto source teaching and guiding the studio work as well as working on special assignments.

Kate joined Primary in 2018 bringing with her an avid interest in photography. Kate volunteers with her church and is an active musician and artist.

Carley recently joined Primary with a Broadcasting education to continue with her passion for creation and photography and a love for customer service. She's an active volunteer and loving Mom along with her partner.