THREE WOMEN DEDICATED TO SUPPORTING WOMEN IN BUSINESS

Three women laughing together

Laurie, Lauren, and Teegan, three gorgeous businesses women come from all over Australia, from the far west to the north, and met up for this photo shoot in the Nation’s Captial so I could be their photographer. How lucky for me! The Sisterhood Collective is becoming a global organisation designed to help women in business […]

NEW YEAR, NEW PHOT0S FOR YOUR BUSINESS

It’s the new year and you’re stepping into it with strategies for all the important aspects of your business, right?   You might think about your marketing strategy, your social media scheduling, your overall content strategy, and maybe even your revenue goals. But have you stopped to think about the images you’ll need for all the […]

A MOODY & ELEGANT BRANDING SHOOT, CANBERRA PHOTOGRAPHER

Woman in cream suit smiling against a grey wall

The request from Olivia for her new branding photos for her photography business was dark and moody, with lots of shadows and nothing bright and airy. Well, that was a challenge for me who never usually works in the darkness. I had to push myself to change my usual way of capturing a portrait in […]

COMPANY MARKETING PHOTOSHOOT – THE SEED CYCLE

two women making smoothies in the white kithcen

I was recently commissioned to create an entire image library for The Seed Cycle’s future marketing. The brand is expanding rapidly, so Mel Kovacevic’s team and I pulled out all the stops on this shoot. Hair and make-up for the gorgeous ladies who were selected to represent the brand. We had healthy food galore, we […]

HOW TO FIND YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC STYLE

gallery art hanging on a wall

Finding your style, starts with knowing your taste. Grace Costa But what does that mean? Well, knowing what you like and dislike. What suits you and doesn’t suit you. What you will and won’t buy. By collecting all these ideas, you will be able to start piecing together an overall picture of your personal style, […]

HOW TO USE YOUR HEADSHOTS ON INSTAGRAM

More and more small biz owners are investing time and money is updating their headshots for their business. It can be an investment of as little as $350 depending on your photographer and the packages they offer. However, some people have concerns about showing their face on a regular basis throughout their Instagram feed.

HOW TO BUILD AN IMAGE LIBRARY FOR YOUR BUSINESS.

digital asset image library

Visual assets are becoming more and more valuable for all small businesses right now. So what do I mean when I talk about visual assets? This includes everything from your logo to your social media images, from your headshots to infographics, memes, and everything in between. All of these visual elements combined tell the story of your business in milliseconds, which is especially important when our customers are scrolling quickly through the internet!

IMPACTFUL USES FOR YOUR HEADSHOTS AND PERSONAL BRAND SHOTS

If you recently had your headshots or branding shots taken by me, then you might need some inspiration on how to use them to get the maximum value from of your image collection. I’ve listed some ideas specifically designed to connect to your clients and continue to be top of mind. I hope you find […]

WHY YOU NEED TO GET OFF MANUAL MODE

Many people ask me, “how is manual mode any different than auto mode on a DSLR camera?” These differences are worth knowing if you are to become a better photographer and not just a lazy one who takes snapshots! Knowing how to use manual mode properly and confidently will instantly take your photography to the […]

STYLE CURATOR FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER

As a creative photographer in Canberra, I love sharing the story of my personal work. These are the non-commissioned photographs I have created from my imagination, work that comes from the heart that I need to share with the world. My HORSE series was the beginning of opening up my heart and truly expressing my […]

HOW TO MAKE PEOPLE FEEL COMFORTABLE

woman in business laughing

I’ve been a portrait photographer for around 2 decades. I’d like to share some tips with you about the small things you can do to make people feel comfortable in front of the camera. This is a skill in itself, which takes practice. If you are new to portrait photography, why not try these tips […]

HOW TO SELECT YOUR BEST TRAVEL PHOTOS

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So if you’re anything like me, you might find it very difficult to narrow down all your amazing new travel images, and you often take so many it’s hard to know which ones to show. So here are a few things I like to consider when making my final selection. 1. Eliminate the emotion We […]

HEAD ON PHOTO FESTIVAL FEATURING GRACE COSTA

The horses are off to Sydney! I have been accepted into the HEAD ON Photo Festival next May 2017 with my exhibition, HORSE. Head On Photo Festival is Australia’s most prestigious photography event and one of the world’s leading photography festivals. It is also Australia’s only annual photography festival. Held in Sydney over three weeks, […]

HORSE Travels to Tamworth

Early next year HORSE exhibition will be on show that the regional Weswal Gallery in Tamworth, during the famous Tamworth Country Music Festival! 19 JAN- 19 FEB 2016. Weswal Gallery 192 Brisbane Street Tamworth NSW AUSTRALIA T: +61 2 6766 5847 Open Thurs – Fri 10am to 4pm; Sat – Sun 10am to 2pm or […]

MY MOST SUCCESSFUL ART EXHIBITION

There you have it, HORSE is closed in Canberra and ready to move on! This body of work took approx. 8 months of shooting every weekend and after full time work to complete, but two years in the making. My father helped me get started on this project that he thought was strange at first […]