Hello, my name is Sarah Gardan. I'm an Australian francophile living the dream as an international portrait photographer between Paris, Sydney, London, Dubai, Singapore and beyond.
I was given my first camera at three years of age and it's been a love affair ever since. I've always loved looking at old photos and as a child I was constantly pouring over old family albums. The photos would evoke memories of my childhood and solidified my sense of family. I was in awe that a moment in time could be captured forever.
During my early childhood years I lived in Singapore which allowed me to experience the diverse cultures of the world and gave me my first taste of international life. As a teenager I often travelled to the USA for holidays from Australia, which gave me an understanding of how small our world really is. Sydney one day, New York City the next.
In 2003, after ten years of working for advertising agencies, with only a suitcase and a dream of living in the french capital, I moved to France. A year later, inspired by the beauty of Paris, my portrait photography business was created. The City of Light inspired me to work primarily in natural light, which is a feature of my photography. Paris quickly became my muse before returning to Australia in 2010. Although I now return to Paris several times a year to get my fix of all things french and to make the most of those stunning Parisian backdrops.
Initially my focus was photographing families with the beautiful monuments of Paris, however my portrait business has now expanded internationally and I regularly have sessions not only in Paris but also London, Sydney, Dubai, Singapore, Bali and beyond.
More recently I've been working with individuals & businesses to create personal branding images and portrait headshots for their websites, blogs, editorial and social media profiles (including LinkedIn). I'm exceptionally grateful to be able to pursue my dream job and to meet many wonderful people from all over the world. Best of all, I'm able to combine my three passions - travelling, meeting people and taking photographs.
Mythologist Joseph Campbell said, "follow your bliss" I'm lucky enough to follow mine and hopefully I'll be able to share a little bliss with you along the way.
For more details on Family, Personal Branding or Corporate Headshot photography sessions please drop me a note here.