Shane Monopoli – Founder

About Us

Exclusive Photography was founded by Shane Monopoli in Melbourne in 1985, and has been an industry leader for 35 years. Exclusive Photography now has award winning photography studios in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and Perth.

At Exclusive Photography we pride ourselves on being able to cater to you needs at the highest professional standard, no matter what sort of shoot you are after.

The luxurious and friendly Exclusive Photography studios are the perfect setting for the photography of your family, kids and newborn baby. Our friendly staff, years of experience and award winning photographers ensure that every shoot runs smoothly and results in breathtaking photographs.

We also specialise in portrait photography, modelling portfolios, artistic photography and glamour shoots. Classic or modern, and always creative and unique, our award winning photographers and stylists will work closely with you to find your perfect look and capture it in a stunning series of photos.

There is even an Exclusive Photography studio in Melbourne that specialises in automotive photography.

When you book a session with Exclusive Photography it is a professional studio experience, with all of our studios boasting state-of-the-art camera equipment, professional photo retouching, industry leading make-up and hair stylists, and of course our award winning Master Photographers.

As part of the Exclusive Photography experience your professional photos can be seen on the same day as the shoot, and come finished to the highest standard.

With studios nationwide, Exclusive Photography is at the forefront of Australian photography. Let our professional photographers capture that special moment for you.

Awards

Shane and his team at Exclusive Photography have won numerous Australian and international photographic awards. Exclusive Photography is also the only studio in Australia to boast having 4 Master Photographers.

Exclusive Photography’s award winning photographs have appeared in various magazines all over the world.

These awards are a testament to the quality of the work produced by our photographers, and show why Exclusive Photography is a leader in portrait photography in Australia.

2014

  • 2014 Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) World Portrait 2nd Place for Portrait Photographer of the Year
  • 1 Platinum Award (ie: 100 out of 100) in the WPPI Illustrative Portrait Category
  • 3 Gold Awards in the WPPI Illustrative Portrait Category
  • 4 Silver Distinctions Awards in the WPPI Illustrative Portrait Category

2013

  • 2013 Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) Australian Portrait Photographer of the Year
  • 2013 AIPP Victoria Portrait Photographer of the Year
  • 2013 AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA) Runner Up Australian Portrait Photographer of the Year
  • 6 Gold in the Canon AIPP APPA Awards
  • 7 Silver Distinctions in the Canon AIPP APPA Awards
  • 6 Silver in the Canon AIPP APPA Awards

2012

  • 2012 AIPP APPA Runner Up Australian Portrait Photographer of the Year
  • 2 Gold in the Canon AIPP APPA Awards
  • 4 Silver Distinctions in the Canon AIPP APPA Awards
  • 9 Silver in the Canon AIPP APPA Awards

2011

  • 2011 AIPP Victoria Portrait Photographer of the Year
  • 2011 AIPP APPA Runner Up Australian Portrait Photographer of the Year
  • 2 Gold in the Canon AIPP APPA Awards
  • 1 Gold in the International Loupe Awards
  • 11 Silver Distinction in the Canon AIPP APPA Awards
  • 6 Silver in the Canon AIPP APPA Awards
  • 5 Silver in the International Loupe Awards

2010

  • 2010 AIPP APPA Australian Portrait Photographer of the Year
  • 2010 AIPP APPA Runner Up Australian Portrait Photographer of the Year
  • 2010 International Aperture Awards winner of Illustrative Category
  • 2010 Creative Asia Runner Up for Portrait Category
  • 1 Gold in the International Aperture Awards
  • 8 Silver Distinction in the Canon AIPP APPA Awards
  • 10 Silver in the Canon AIPP APPA Awards
  • 2 Silver in the International Aperture Awards

2009

  • 2009 AIPP Victoria Portrait Photographer of the Year
  • 1 Gold in the Canon AIPP APPA Awards
  • 3 Silver Distinction in the Canon AIPP APPA Awards
  • 11 Silver in the Canon AIPP APPA Awards

2008

  • 1 Silver Distinction in the Canon AIPP APPA Awards
  • 8 Silver in the Canon AIPP APPA Awards

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