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About Us

Southern Exposure Photography, Inc. has been in operation since 1993 with it's primary studio location in a 4000 square foot space in Oneonta, Alabama, about 35 miles north east of Birmingham. The studio is located directly across from the Courthouse and Board of Education on Highway 75. The owner, Jack Bains, is a published photographer who teaches at the Southern Institute of Photography in Birmingham. We work in the fields of portraits, portfolio development, pageant contestants, bridal and engagement portraits, and specialized event and sports photography. Our rates are reasonable and affordable for the high level of service provided. Please feel free to call with any questions:

Jack Bains


205/871-1811 (facsimile)

So why should you chose Southern Exposure Photography to be your image maker and the preserver or your memories? What sets us apart?

First, quality photography is an investment. It is an investment in your past and an investment in your future to capture a time and place in your life upon which you can always reflect. You are our client and our sessions are equally an investment in you. The time spent photographing you and your family is a collaboration between you and us that will result in a quality image you will be proud to call your own. We don't shoot "pictures". Anyone can do that. We create portraits and images that will stand the test of time.

Mr. Bains is a published photographer and his photographs have appeared in everything from local print to bridal magazines to the inspiration behind the artwork of professionals like Daniel Moore. He is an instructor at the Southern Institute of Photography where he teaches in the subject of studio and location portraiture, sports photography and the business of photography. Each session is as custom built for you as is an Italian sports car - no two are the same - and you'll never receive assembly line or cookie cutter images that just like everyone else's. Set yourself apart.

Contact us to schedule an appointment now and discuss your session and how we can be a part of you and your famly's lives.

Feel free to take a look at our facebook business page as well by clicking here: Southern Exposure Photos