About Gianna | Velvet Thyme

About Gianna

A bit about me...

I love being outside in the sunshine, beaches and bushland are my zen place. I get very excited about cooking – I recently managed to make sushi without the rice squishing out and after four attempts yoghurt from scratch! 

If I’m not hiking and cooking eating, in my spare time, I’m op-shopping and my latest best buy was a 1980s black rara skirt by  ‘Lisa Ho’, with a bright yellow lining.

I live with my beautiful partner, who never stops encouraging me to follow my dreams.

Why offer this photography experience?

Photography is a lifelong passion (obsession!). I’ve worked in lots of different areas of photography; commercial, family, weddings to name a few.  I particularly love boudoir/art nude/portraiture shoots, because of how powerful they can be – helping people to positively see and connect with themselves is incredibly rewarding. Also, I get to hang out with some seriously cool and inspirational people!

What's different about this photography experience?

Although I began by creating more conventional boudoir style photography, I felt like something was missing. It didn’t feel like a broad enough representation of women. After some late nights Googling, Pinterest boards of what could be, collaborations, and passionate conversations (and wine!) with as many women as I could, I redefined what I wanted to offer.

This is an empowering experience to explore different parts of yourself. It’s a safe space to express yourself, talk stuff out, celebrate your body, sense of style, strength, intelligence, quirkiness, humour, your ‘self’ and create unique photographic artwork.

A place to see the beauty in the parts of ourselves that we are often told to feel uncomfortable with. Most importantly this is a collaboration where you decide what approach works best for you.