I’m Carla, the girl that got away…


Like so many people who dream about doing it, at the end of a bad week in Sydney almost 20 years ago, I actually did it. I left my life to go find the right one for me.


I figured out that I had been living the wrong life for most of my adult life and it was missing 3 vital ingredients love, adventure and passion for what I was doing.


I jumped on a plane to Italy, this led me to photography which I studied in Florence Italy. Photography led me to a whole new life jam packed full of adventure, passion and love.

For the past 15 years I have lived in Paris and Italy with Mr. Right, worked with Australian and International magazines including Harpers Bazaar, Vogue Entertaining and Travel, Gourmet Traveller, Inside Out, Australian House and Garden, Collezioni and many more.


I have also had the great fortune to have published 3 books of my own, Italian Joy, Paris Tango and Chasing a Dream and collaborated on a further 5, My French Life, French Essence, My Amalfi Coast, Naples A Way of Love and Made in Italy. All of this has brought me exceptional happiness.


In 2014 I trained as a life coach so I could blend my personal experience with supporting techniques, skills and knowledge to help YOU SAY YES TO YOURSELF and whatever it is you want to bring into your life!! It’s my greatest joy and passion.  You can READ MORE HERE


One of the greatest pleasures for a photographer is to take the pictures they love, the ones that come from the heart.

Over the years I have had the pleasure to work in many different areas of photography including travel, portraiture, interiors and lifestyle. You can see my work here.