I was lucky enough to be in Paris recently and had the wonderful opportunity to meet Marie-Pierre who is a life coach based in Paris. She wanted some Paris flavoured Personal Branding Portraits for her website and social media platform. Personally I can’t imagine anything better than taking photographs of an inspiring female entrepreneur around Paris.

What made it even better is Marie-Pierre wanted to have some photos taken at some of my favourite locations in Paris including my favourite bridge, Pont Alexander 3. It must be one of THE most beautiful bridges in the world. Isn’t it stunning!

Marie-Pierre and I had a great time together and once again I came away pinching myself to have my dream job as a photographer living between Sydney and Paris. Living le dream.

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Sarah Gardan Photography is currently offering Personal Branding & Headshot Sessions in capital cities around Australia during November & December. Cities include Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Contact Sarah via the contact page at the top of the page for more details to get more information. 

I have to confess that one of my favourite locations for family photography sessions in Paris, is the Louvre. It’s such a fun location as there are lots of space so the kids have an opportunity to explore the area and have some fun too. I also happen to LOVE the background as it shows off the beautiful Parisian architecture. So it’s no surprise that I’ve taken to nicknaming the Louvre as ‘my Parisian studio’.

One day in September I was lucky enough to meet Mary and her gorgeous family to do some family photos with a Parisian flavour. We had a great time together and I loved getting to know the children. Even more special is the dress worn by the youngest had been worn by her mother and grandmother when they were little. What a treat to capture the little one wearing such a special keepsake.

Mary, I had such fun with you and the family and your kids are just adorable!! Hope you like the photos.

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One of the most challenging things as a headshot & personal branding photographer is getting people to relax in front of the camera. Speaking from my own personal experience, some people feel a little uncomfortable in front of the camera. However the more relaxed you are with the camera the more your personality comes through in the photos. If you feel a million dollars, you look a million dollars. Well that’s my philosophy anyway.

Even better than being relaxed in front of the camera is when people are in ‘the zone’. ‘The zone’ is often where the magic happens and your true personality shines through. And that’s exactly what I strive to do as a natural light portrait photographer – to capture your magic so the photographs exude the essence of your true self.

I photographed Dave in North Bondi, Sydney, a few weeks ago and boy was he in ‘the zone’ for his headshots. Perhaps it was the stripes or the new jacket but he was loving the camera and the camera was loving him. What I loved best about the photo session with Dave, is the photos truly really reflect him for who he is as a person. Someone who happens to be pretty awesome.

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Sarah Gardan Photography is currently offering Headshots & Personal Branding Sessions in Paris & London until October 6th and capital cities around Australia in Oct / Nov 2014. Also now booking Singapore and Dubai for January 2015.  For more information please use the contact button at the top of the page.

Once again I’m super excited to be back in Paris for Fall Photography Sessions. Okay so it’s not officially Fall until next week but I’m going to stick with calling them Fall Sessions anyway. After all, the summer is coming to an end in Paris and the colder weather is just around the corner. Although it’s hard to imagine given the stunning weather in Paris this week. It’s feeling very much like an Indian Summer in the City of Light or the perhaps the summer Paris never had.

I was lucky enough to meet Scarlett, a super sweet little 4 year old last weekend who was having a vacation in Paris with her Mom and Aunty. They were travelling together from the USA and I was lucky enough that they chose me to capture some images of them together. Even better is it was a stunning day and we shared a lovely morning together.

I love meeting people who are visiting Paris and even better when it’s in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower. Somehow I never tire of her beauty. Nor for that matter do I tire of photographing little sweeties like Scarlett.

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Sarah Gardan Photography is offering both Family and Headshot Portraits in Paris until October 6th 2014. If you are tempted for some photos please feel free to get in touch via the Contact button at the top of the blog.

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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

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