About Us

our story


Susan Gravina

Susan Gravina

Hoarder of much film gear

Susan was given her first camera – a Pentax Espio Mini 75th year anniversary edition, when she was in her early teens. A gift from her father who was a photographer and career TV camera operator by trade. That camera is still in her bag and she carries it and uses it every day.
If you have ever hired from Brisbane Camera Hire you would have met Susan and she spends her days assisting hirers with gear and calling upon her past experience in shooting weddings, portraits, real estate, products, events and even the odd band shoot.


Visit her work here


Declan Roache

Declan Roache

Photon Bender

Coming to us from the hospitality industry, Declan Roache brings 10+ years of experience in shooting portraits, food and beverage, commercial work and events. His love of lighting means that he has a wealth of knowledge on all types of studio lighting techniques.

You will also see Dex on the Brisbane Camera Hire desk with Susan and prior to that he has worked in both photographic retail and in high end portrait studios.

In his down-time Dex enjoys….. well, actually, Dex doesn’t have down-time! You will find him with a camera permanently in his hand and if he’s not working on a commissioned job, he’s experimenting in the studio, ticking things off his inspiration list.


Visit his work here

About the Studio

Declan & Susan have forged an unbreakable friendship whilst working together at Brisbane Camera Hire and when the opportunity arose to expand into the studio space, they jumped at it.


Bringing together their combined 20+ years of photography experience, Declan & Susan are proud to bring a beautiful and affordable photography studio to the photographers of Brisbane.


The studio features 24/7 access via a keypad locked rear access door. Ample off street carparking can be found at the rear of the studio and is accessed by it’s own separate entrance. Fully airconditioned and beautifully but simply styled, the studio is a joy to shoot in and presents beautifully to clients. The kitchenette features double stainless steel sinks, microwave and 2 x fridges. Complimentary fresh barista coffee beans and fully appointed coffee machine facilities are on-site free of charge.


The kitchenette also doubles as an over sized change room with full block off curtains on hospital track. A hair and make up area is situated right next to a handy DIT desk featuring everything you need to tether your shoot and edit on-site


The beautiful 15.64sqm cyclorama offers seamless shooting on a white background, but also on offer are 3 backdrop papers which drop from the ceiling. This offers black, egg nog and chroma key green by way of 2.75m wide Savage Paper rolls.


The studio can be hired dry (space only) or we can kit it out with any and all additional extras including a lighting assistant if you require an extra set of hands.