About Me

Who am I? And why you want me at your next photo shoot 😉

Since graduating from my commercial photography studies , I have spent 16 amazing years heavily involved in the photography industry. I began my career photographing children and families , progressing onto studio glamour portraits.

Over the past 10 years, I have worked as Senior Photographer for the Government. A variety of disciplines I work with allow me to work in classified environments and with high profile people.

In establishing Grace Costa Photographer, my main goal is to work with entrepreneurs and small businesses- to bring their business to life, by capturing what they love to do. My expertise includes creating portraits, customised brand images, all whilst providing professional guidance. The process begins by selecting a relevant location to photograph your business story, to stand out from other competitors..

I understand that portrait work and awkwardness can often go hand in hand! Because of this, I will ensure a comfortable experience.. As for your hairdo,that I cannot help you with!

Education is important to me. I tutor photography to students of all skill levels. I enjoy guiding individuals to improve their technical skills, achieve creative goals and overall confidence in their journey to become a more skilled photographer. Contact Grace Costa if you would like to discuss photography tuition.
Sessions start at $230 and GIFT VOUCHERS ARE AVAILABLE.
HORSE is my recent art series, please visit the SHOP to purchase limited edition fine art prints.



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Awards & Exhibitions

  • HORSE, Scratch Art Space, Sydney 2017 (Head On Photo Festival)
  • HORSE, Weswal Gallery, Tamworth NSW 2017
  • HORSE, Nishi Gallery, NewActon, Canberra 2016
  • Represented by The Photography Room Gallery, Canberra 2016-2017
  • National Photographic Portrait Prize 2014
  • Fremantle International Portrait Prize 2013
  • “Poppy Collection” BSG Gallery Melbourne 2013
  • “Buck’d Off” (Australian Rodeo)- Solo Exhibition
  • Canberra 2012
  • Sydney 2013
  • Melbourne 2013

Group Shows

  • National Photographic Portrait Prize, NPG Canberra
  • St Kevin’s Art Show
  • Still, Grace Costa and Mark Mohell, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney
  • Still, Grace Costa and Mark Mohell, Weswall Gallery, Sydney
  • “On Film”, Huw Davies Gallery, Canberra
  • PhotoACTIVISM, Huw Davies Gallery, Canberra
  • “Photography” Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne
  • “Click 12” Exhibition Melbourne
  • “Kodak Salon Awards”, Contemporary Centre for Photography, Melbourne
  • “Graduating” exhibition, High Court Of Australia, Canbera

Australian Professional Photography Awards and International Loupe Awards

  • Finalist National Photographic Portrait Prize 2014
  • Finalist Fremantle International Portrait Prize 2013
  • Winner of the Click 12 Photography Prize 2013
  • 6x Silver
  • 1 x Silver With Distinction
  • 4 x Silver
  • 1 x Silver

Guest Speaker

  • Canberra Institute of Technology graduating class Diploma of Photography 2017.
  • Canberra Institute of Technology Diploma of Photography 2016.
  • Canberra Institute Technology 3rd Year Diploma of Photography 2014.
  • Australian Business Academy, Canberra – Graphic Design class (guest photography teacher) 2015,2014
  • St Mary MacKillop College Canberra – Year 12 photography class 2014

Guest Judge

  • Australian Business Academy Exhibition
  • Canberra Photographic Society
  • Canberra Creatives Photography competition

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What's in my camera bag?

Questions? Contact Me.

When you need professional dynamic images to portray your business or a fresh new portrait, drop me a line.

Get in touch

Mobile: 0403 593 548