The Winner Of A Portrait in Paris Is…..

Photo Copyright Carla Coulson

I feel so many emotions writing this post, a mixture of happiness, sadness and a little bit sick in the stomach.

I have received an overwhelming response to Portrait Shoot In Paris give-away and as I put all your names in the hat and read your stories I shed many tears along the way. So many strong emotions have passed my blog, facebook, pinterest and instagram in the past week.

If I could I would give you all a shoot because all of you deserve to feel like a princess for a day.

Thank-you for your kind words, for sharing your stories from your heart and for being part of this.

Drum roll…………….

And the name that was pulled out of the hat by one very special ‘barrel boy’ (my kitty Avedon) is Caroline Ladicani.

Caroline and the woman of her choice have won a portrait shoot with me, hair and make-up for two and a 4 hour shoot in the beautiful Hotel Saint James in Paris. Insert here ‘dance like no-one’s watching’ or just loud screaming..

Caroline if you could please get in touch with me at carla@carlacoulson.com

To all the other entrants a cyber hug for all your love expressed for your friends, daughters, mothers and partners. The universe will return this love you so generously gave.

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.”

William W. Purkey

My eternal thanks and love

 








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27 Responses to The Winner Of A Portrait in Paris Is…..

  1. Andrea says:

    Excellent, Carla. You are so generous, Carla. Have fun with the shoot when you get to do it!

  2. Congratulations to the winner!! I know it will be awesome!

  3. Gayle de Bruyckere says:

    For my gorgeous cousin Jan and her daughter Amanda I am disappointed…but for the lucky winner I am thrilled!

  4. jann says:

    Caroline is one lucky person!!!! I’m dancing a jig for her. Truly awe-inspiring what you’re doing, Carla.

  5. Anya Jensen says:

    Congratulations to the lucky lady :)

    And have a great day sweet Carla – here it is sunny so everything looks bright and feels like Spring – yay,
    Axx

  6. Laurelle Fazel says:

    Congratulations to Caroline! Looking forward to seeing the shots

  7. Catherine says:

    Congratulations Caroline and good on you Carla for launching such a generous initiative. I think my daughter and I might pop on over one day anyway – Italia is not so far away!

    Hope we will see your work on this later on Xcat

  8. Hooray for Caroline!! And I have said it a million times before but “Carla, you rock!!” :)

    Will hope to see the results of the shoot…

  9. OMG………!!!
    Such a very happy winner Caroline,congratulations from deep of my heart!!!

    Carla,dear,you do it SO,SO very good,girl;-)))*

    Thank you once more for giving so enormously great chance for all beauties from the world!!!

    Sending to you my warm hugs and thanks….

    ***Violetta***

  10. Yayasista says:

    Would have loved to have won, but So excited for her!!! Can’t wait to see the photos and hear about her day! I hope it’s magical for her!……well anything in Paris is magical! :)

  11. Felicity Menadue says:

    Congratulations Caroline!!! Get ready for an amazing and precious experience! Carla creates magic. This is a gift you will never forget. Can’t wait to see the photos! xoxo

  12. La Contessa says:

    AVEDON!I wish you would have filmed that paw pick!LUCKY LADY!We all await to see the outcome of this shoot!IT WAS JUST SO FUN TO THINK MAYBE!THANKS CARLA……….I jumped out of bed this morning, fed the dogs and made the cafe and did a GRAND JETE to the computer!

  13. Erin says:

    Congrats to Caroline!!! She’s one lucky lady! :-)

  14. Carla..it is wonderful that you offered this fabulous gift of your time. Two lucky ladies will be very happy, I am sure of it. I hope to be one of them someday…I am trying to wiggle my way to Paris this year and if I do..I will be sure to check to see if you are free. You are the only one I would feel comfortable enough to sit for and I am so excited at the thought of it. If anyone can work magic…you can. On that note..wishing you the very best Carla…

    jeanne xx

  15. Carla..it is wonderful that you offered this fabulous gift of your time. Two lucky ladies will be very happy, I am sure of it. I hope to be one of them someday…I am trying to wiggle my way to Paris this year and if I do..I will be sure to check to see if you are free. You are the only one I would feel comfortable enough to sit for and I am so excited at the thought of it. If anyone can work magic…you can. On that note..wishing you the very best Carla…

    jeanne xx

  16. Avril says:

    Thank you for this generous offer and have a wonderful time with the lucky winners.

    Avril

  17. Brunie says:

    It’s always great to dream, it’s just as good as the real thing at times….

    congratulations for Caroline, it’s going to be a memorable day………

    Carla, I love your work and inspiration.

    Brunie xoxo

  18. jeanette says:

    Congratulations Caroline and Congratulations to all of you ladies who missed out. Your kind words to Caroline and Carla (dont know abut Avedon)show what wonderful persons you are , not an unkind thought only pleasure and excitement to see the final result. You are all winners

  19. Oh My, congratulations Caroline! + what luck to meet sweet Carla + have your picture taken. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

  20. Youa says:

    Carol, you are so sweet for doing this! Congrats to the lucky lady. I can’t wait to see your photos.
    xo

  21. Josephine Nyga says:

    Thanks again Carla for your extraordinary photography, sharing with us with makes your heart sing, your inspiration and stories and for embracing and celebrating the gorgeous goddesses we ALL truly are! Enjoy the shoot with the two gorgeous girls!!!! When I’m in Paris, hopefully next year, I would love to have my portrait taken! Baci Baci x

  22. Krista says:

    SO happy for the winner! I know her heart must be bursting with delight at this incredible gift. :-) Wishing you so much jollity and creativity together. :-)

  23. Thank-you so much lovely ladies for your heart warming comments and it will be fun to post the results of Caroline and her friend! I wish I could have had more than one winner xxx Carla

  24. rosanna says:

    Congrats to Caroline, she will be thrilled and overjoyed :o)
    Too bad for Sab and me but I loved having a chance,grazie mille Carla.Un abbraccio,Rosanna

  25. Pamela says:

    so lucky!!! and i’ve told you before…i WILL have a session with you before my time is up here in paris. can’t wait to see your winners’ photos!! :)

  26. Karen says:

    Congratulations Caroline! I hope to see some photos from the shoot on your blog, Carla! xoKaren

  27. Caroline says:

    Thanks everyone for your congratulations and good wishes. I feel overwhelmed and am beside myself with happiness. I’m so excited about the shoot but also about meeting Carla xxxx
    And the timing is amazing as it’s both my birthday and my friends next week. It’s the best birthday present ever. Thanks again Carla (and Avedon ) and I hope you can feel my excitement and love from across the ocean!

    Caroline

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