My name is Jack McClane and I started Exclamation Photography way back in 2012.
Why the name?
I have always used the !!! way too much when sending messages, and with the fact that you want your photos to be that good, that people automatically add a lot of !!!! to their social media posts!!!
How did I get started?
I was at my 5-year-old daughters birthday party, and my point and shoot digital camera was taking horrible photos. I’d press the shutter button and 2 seconds later it would take the photo which would more often than not be blurry or my subject was already moving out of shot. It’s hard to keep a 5-year-old still long enough for a great photo. So I purchased a great Nikon digital SLR camera and the rest, as they say, is history.
So why start a photography business?
I wanted to create a photography business which focused on people on a budget. Everybody has special events and occasions in their lives, and so many of the special moments from these events are missed due to the high cost of hiring a professional photographer.
Sure, people have smartphones that take pretty good photos, which are then loaded onto social media such as Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook, but there is nothing like a photo taken on a proper DSLR camera. The depth of field, the rich colours, the ability to use flash, all of these aspects are important in taking a great photo.
Photography is a passion and the person you want to be taking photos, has to have a passion for taking that amazing photo.
My shoots are always a lot of fun. It’s important to build rapport with my clients, and I generally do this before the event by meeting over a cup of coffee to discuss the client’s needs. What style photos are they wanting? What length of time do you want the photographer there for? Do you want the photographer to shoot posed shots or photojournalist style? These questions and more are all asked during the initial consult.
I don’t just shoot weddings, but I love shooting them. This is one of the most special days in anyone’s life, and it is important that the photographer who captures the special moments, is confident and easy going. I have heard countless horror stories about photographers being pushy and bossy and rude and wrecking some wedding days. It’s very important you meet with your photographer before booking them to see what kind of person they are.
Where do I service?
I offer my services to people living in the great south-east of Queensland. Brisbane events generally don’t have a travel fee, but for a small fee, I will travel to the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Ipswich, Toowoomba and everywhere in between.
So whether you are looking for a budget photographer for your wedding, engagement, anniversary, surprise proposal, birthday or going away party, or for any reason, then Exclamation Photography may be able to help you out.
My rates are very competitive and as my business is part-time, I have plenty of dates available, especially at short notice. The reason for this is that I don’t want to shoot a wedding every weekend. This means I can put my time and effort into the one I am currently working on, and my turn around time for photos back to the client is fast!
Thanks for reading and if you’re looking for a budget photographer who will create amazing and lasting images of your event, then please make contact.
I look forward to hearing from you.
For an obligation free chat you can contact me on the details below or fill out the contact form and I’ll get back to you asap. I look forward to hearing from you soon.