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About Gianna

I love being outside in the sunshine, beaches and bushland are my zen place. I get excited about cooking – I recently managed to make sushi without the rice squishing out and after four attempts yoghurt from scratch! I’ve been into op-shopping since I was a teenager and my latest best buy was a  1980s black RARA skirt by  ‘Lisa Ho’, with a bright yellow lining. I live with my beautiful husband, who never stops encouraging me to follow my dreams, and our old tabby cat – who never stops encouraging me to let him have more of the bed.

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 sessions, because of how powerful they can be – helping people to positively connect and re-define how they see themselves is incredibly rewarding.

Although I began by creating more conventional boudoir photographs, 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 space to explore different facets of yourself. It’s a space to have fun, be playful, talk shit out, celebrate your body, sense of style, strength, femininity, quirkiness, humour, sexuality, your ‘self’ and create unique photography.

A space to see the beauty in the parts of ourselves that we are often told to feel uncomfortable with. Where we can embrace our scars, marks and lines as part of rich tapestry of life. 

Most importantly it’s a collaboration where you can recognise ‘you’ while seeing a fresh perspective – because being you is a damn beautiful thing.