Patisseries Galore in Paris

May 10, 2014

When people ask me what I do for a living and I answer: ‘Travel Photographer’ their first reaction is usually ‘Oh, so I guess you get to travel a lot and be in all these fancy hotels, right?’ 

Well, I DO travel a lot (after all, this is the only way for me to do my work) but being a travel photographer doesn’t necessarily mean I sunbath along the poolside in an exotic island while I am on assignment or stay in those super luxury hotels I get to shoot. Being a Travel Photographer also means following the client’s brief, carrying some heavy equipments (mostly all day on your back) spending a lot of time in front of the computer editing pictures (unless you have an assistant who does it for you) and marketing yourself among magazines, photo editors and potential clients because nobody else will do this for you.

Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE my job! I get to explore a lot of buzzy and brill places, meet very interesting and diverse people from different ranges, see some marvelous interiors and eat delicious and exquisite cuisine. Yes, Just like one of my recent assignment in Paris.

On March I got one of the most enjoyable shooting assignment; To shoot a Patisseries Guide to Paris based on a popular blog in Israel called Paris Chez Sharon. I couldn’t ask for a better assignment which combined two of my favorite things; Patisseries and Paris. When my friends heard I was about to go to Paris to shoot some of the top Patisseries chefs and boutiques, they happily volunteered to be my assistants on board. I must admit, it was a dream assignment but it was also an intense one; Sharon, the blogger behind the book, made sure to schedule all the shoots in advance and it was managed as a well controlled military operation; I shot 32 (!) patisseries in 4 days, running around from one location to another, whereas in each location the Patisserie chef himself was welcoming us with something sweet to taste. As much as I care about my figure (especially on assignments) I couldn’t say No to a famous Patisserie chef or Chocolatier who hands me his best Patisserie in front of my face.

And Yes, I did try MOST of the desserts; after all, not everyday do I get to work with such a delicious client, right?

So here are few images that reflect my love to Patisseries and Paris.

Stay tuned for more delicious images soon… meanwhile, make sure to check the previous of the book here.

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  • Reply Steph May 10, 2014 at 6:30 am

    Gorgeous photos and I love that you put the colourful pastries next to the black and whites of the city.

  • Reply Carina May 10, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Absolutely stunning Sivan. Bravo!

    • Reply Sivan May 10, 2014 at 11:37 am

      Thanks so much Carina :-)

  • Reply Sivan May 10, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Thanks Steph

  • Reply Murissa May 30, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    I would love to know where these shots were taken! They look so delicious.

    I am heading to Paris at the end of June for my birthday and I could imagine a few of these desserts on my birthday wish list.

    • Reply Sivan June 10, 2014 at 4:56 am

      Thanks Murissa, there are so many locations. I’ll be happy to share with you. Contact me via email:

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