I am your parent, you are my child
I am your quiet place, you are my wild
I am your calm face, you are my giggle
I am your wait, you are my wiggle
I am your dinner, you are my chocolate cake
I am your bedtime, you are my wide awake
I am your lullaby, you are my peek-a-boo
I am your kiss goodnight, you are my ‘I love you’.

Maryann K Cusimano

I can’t believe it’s only TWO WEEKS today until I leave Sydney for Paris Fall Photography Sessions. It’s always a thrill for me to be back in Paris, so a HUGE thanks to everyone who has booked a photography session and given me an excuse to come back to The City of Light.

Perhaps you might think you are just booking a photo session but it so much more than that to me as without you I wouldn’t have an opportunity to return to beautiful Paris. I left Paris in 2010 with my three children and have to confess I never dreamed that I would still be offering Photography Sessions in Paris several times a year. I consider myself very lucky as it’s my dream job.

 Taking photos in Paris is my happy place. It’s been a blessing over the past few years as my husband and I separated in 2011 and later divorced. I’ve spent the past few years adjusting to life as a single parent. The path hasn’t been an easy one;  juggling three small children, everyday life, a photography business not to mention all of the emotions. And I have to confess that my trips to Paris have been a great little sweetener for me along the way so thank you, thank you, thank you to anyone reading this post who has booked photography sessions. I am ever so grateful.


So with that little bit of sharing out of the way, what post would be complete without a photograph of an adorable little face in Paris. Isn’t she gorgeous. Happy Thursday everyone !!!


Sarah Gardan Photography will be offering Fall Photo Sessions in Paris between September 12th and October 6th and in London for UK Fall Sessions between Sept 19th – 22nd. Feel free to contact me via the Contact buton at the top of this page.

It’s always a treat to photograph children and families in Paris. And I’m super excited to be back in Paris in a few more weeks for Paris Fall Sessions between September 12th and October 6th. It’s going to be a very busy few weeks meeting and photographing lots of gorgeous new faces and a few ones I’ve met before too.

One of the things I LOVE about my job is getting to meet so many interesting people from all over the world. People who have a passion for life, travel and more often than not a passion for Paris too. Just like me. This upcoming trip is no exception, as I have sessions booked with families from the USA, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Ireland, South Africa, France of course and a few families from Australia too. I love hearing about other countries & cultures. And even better is sharing in the vacation fun and capturing memories of little (and big) people.

Did I mention I love my job as a family and headshot photographer? Well yes okay. But hey I do.

Because no post would be complete without a photo, here’s one of a gorgeous little cherub I was lucky enough to photograph at the Louvre. I’ve always loved this photo but for some reason never shared it on the blog.  So here it is. Don’t you love the simple joy of childhood and super cute french toys.

Hope you have a wonderful week ahead.


I’ve been really busy recently working with lots of small businesses and entrepreneurs in Sydney, Paris and beyond to develop images for their website or online profiles. It has certainly been a great deal of fun.

It’s always fabulous to meet inspiring people who are passionate about what they are doing in life. And it’s an honour to be asked to bring their personal brand to life visually and create photography to be used on their website and across their social media platforms. It’s also really stimulating to meet so many fabulous people who are following their passion.

I was lucky to do some branding photography for Georgia from Stirring Change and had wonderful opportunity to get an insight into her wonderful world of food. She’s doing amazing things and certainly is stirring up traditional food truths.


Sarah Gardan Photography is currently offering Personal Branding & Headshot Sessions in Sydney, Paris, London and Singapore. Please use the contact page at the top or visit the Headshot Website for more details.

I’m super excited that it’s only four weeks until I am back in Paris for Fall Photography Sessions (Sept 12 – Oct 6th).  This trip I’m also popping over to London for a loooooong weekend of photo sessions from September 19-22nd but only have a very limited number of spots. If you are keen for some family or headshot photos be sure to email me ASAP as my dates are filling up. Especially weekends. You can email me via the contact link is at the top of the page.

It’s always such a treat for me to return to Paris for photo sessions and when I moved to Sydney from the french capital with my children in 2010, I never dreamt I’d be returning several times a year for my photography business. I count my lucky stars each and every day that I’m able to pursue my career as natural light portrait photographer in Paris, London & beyond. A special thanks to ALL of my wonderful clients for making it happen.

Wishing everyone a super fabulous weekend.