Meet Gaba (Gabriele)




I always felt I had a creative soul within me. In my earliest memories, I had a pencil in my hand, and I absolutely loved to draw and record the world all around.   A path in life    was set for me. I grew as an artist and attended art school in Lithuania, majoring in Graphic Design. One day, I picked up a camera, and in it, I found a new kind of “drawing” tool. The artistic soul in me was awakened, and my world made perfect sense. Through my photography, I have redefined myself in a way that makes me feel alive! It gives me a sense of peace, joy, happiness, and fulfillment.

My Style

My photography style can be described as natural and artistic. After I had my three wonderful children, I experienced a kind of love I had never known before. It is this love that I try to illustrate through my photography. Rather than capturing a posed smile, I strive to show what makes people so precious. I hope to preserve expressions of wonder, curiosity, innocence, laughter, seriousness, or even tears and sadness. My favorite pictures of my own children are those where I catch an honest and real reflection of who they really are on the inside.

I also love to incorporate nature. The outdoors offers so much beauty to enhance the subject: a bit of natural light, a dancing shadow, a quiet snowflake, the glow of sunlight, a field of flowers, a drop of rain, or the wind in your hair! My goal is to create pictures that show the reality of our lives on nature’s canvas, which inspires us to feel the love that surrounds us all.

A bit more about me (Gaba)

 I have my own reflection – my twin sister, Simona. She is my mentor, my confidant, my critic and simply my best friend. The bond that twins share is eternal and unexplainable. She is essential to my photography endeavor.   A reflection shows the best and the worst of your self.   With one another, we see both of these and find a balance, pushing each other in creativity, knowledge, and know-how.

I am a full-time mom, so time is a real treasure, especially as I try to manage a family with business.

I am Taurus. I love to cook and to eat good, healthy food. I enjoy creating little things, decorating for parties, styling clothes (for photo sessions and for myself). I appreciate good music, friendly people, travel, and lazy days! (I wish I could have more of that!)

Beyond Photography

Graduated Art Gymnasium in Lithuania, Kaunas 1987-1999

Earned a Bachelor’s Degree at the Academy of Art in Lithuania, Kaunas 1999-2003

Specialized in Fine Arts and Graphic Design

Certified Web Designer and Graphic Designer by the Art Institute of Schaumburg, IL 2005-2006

 About design side:

What I am trying to offer is:

Help people to create a greeting card or announcement of Birthday party or Baby shower, or announcement of a newest little member of their Family or anything what might be needed in that situation. If you need an invitation or some kind of writing on your pictures we take, or any idea you may have, please feel free to share with me, and we will make it happen!

Please consider JustGaba Photography. Together, we will create something beautiful!

  •  We offer other design services also. For more information, please visit INVESTMENT page.
  •  We are located in Chicago area. Almost all pictures are born here. Also I have a partner in Lithuania (Kaunas):
  • So if you are planing a trip to Lithuania, or live there, please consider Si_Ti art photography!
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