About Us

My name is Janice Byer and photography is something I have always had a passion for. I love to take pictures of just about anything. During the last few years, it has become my mission to take shots that are worthy to be used by whomever needs them. Everything from photos of horses to flowers to landscapes, and my favorite subject… sunsets.

I have been designing websites for over 14 years now and I usually try to take photos myself to add to my clients’ sites. But, when they started coming to me and wanting to buy my images for other uses, I thought to myself, “hey, maybe I AM good at taking pictures… maybe more people would like to use them” :-) Thus, Shady Ridge Photography was born.

I invite you to visit some of my other websites:


I am also a co-founder and Executive Director of the Canadian Virtual Assistant Connection; co-author of How to Build a Successful Virtual Assistant Business; author of several Business Building Ebooks; and winner of several prestigious awards.

On a personal note, we are a horse loving family. We own a farm, Shady Ridge Farm, just outside of Orangeville, Ontario, Canada. We have 2 horses of our own here, two boarded horses, two dogs and two cats. They have all been the subject of some of my pictures (see them in my galleries). My husband is the owner of Buy HID Kits as well as RJB Towing and my daughter is an honour roll grade 12 high school student who is currently competing in both jumper and eventing.

I am so happy to share my images with you not only as photos you can put on your websites but also as printable pictures and even as the centerpiece of such gifts as tote bags, magnets and more.

Visit our Galleries to view my photos.

If you would like me to do a photo shoot for you, please contact me so we can discuss your needs.

Enjoy my photos!