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 Boudoir Photography?

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 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 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 experience to explore different parts of yourself. It’s a space to have fun, be playful, talk shit out, celebrate your body, sense of style, strength, femininity, quirkiness, humour, sexiness, your ‘self’ and create unique photography.

A place 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 the rich tapestry of life. 

Most importantly it’s a collaboration where you decide what approach works best for you.