About Us


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Welcome to Primary Studio.

Primary Studio is John Nistico and a team of dedicated people, here to help you preserve your most precious memories.  We produce a Studio Newsletter about one a month or so that you can sign up for. Just click on this link to sign up.  You can unsubscribe anytime.



John Nistico has earned the award of Master of Photographic Arts through the Professional Photographers of Canada. This award is earned by competing with his peers across Canada. He is Nationally accredited in Child Portraiture, Wedding Photography and Studio Photography.

He has been a professional photographer since 1978 and has continually upgraded his skills by attending courses in Chicago at the famous Winona School of Photography. John has attended the Niagara School of Imaging as well as numerous National Conventions and Provincial Conventions that provide world class teachers.

“I try to capture the essence of the subject. This is only accomplished when the subject is at ease and trusts the photographer. Many of my subjects comment how they enjoyed the experience.” ~ John Nistico.


Our Team

Our team of dedicated professionals understand the importance of the perfect photo and know how to turn your photographs into works of art that will last a lifetime.

With years of experience in photography, imaging and production of the highest quality prints, our team is here to serve you with ideas, expertise and exceptional customer service.

In 2014 we were awarded the Thunder Bay Business Excellence Award by the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce.  This unexpected award was testimonial to the hard work the dedicated staff, and my wife Donna-Rae, have put in to support my photography goals and dreams.  Thanks to the Thunder Bay Chamber for the nod.  It is truly appreciated.

Donna-Rae & John accepting award from Gillons president.

Donna-Rae & John accepting award from Gillons president.






Primary foto source & Primary Studio are located in the same building at:
1263 Amber Drive,
Thunder Bay, Ontario.
P7B 6M4
Email: primaryfoto@tbaytel.net
John Nistico, Thunder Bay Photographer


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