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Joyful & Unstoppable Almost Sold Out


One beautiful day like today, this beauty walked into our lives, showered us with joy and good vibes and is about to go on her merry way.

If you don’t want to miss out forever, there are only 2 images left in the 32 x 48-inch version of this beauty and then she is gone. Her name is Joyful and Unstoppable and she is available on my online shop HERE or at Forman Art and Framing in Australia.


Puglia Beginners Travel Photography Workshop

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Dearest Folks,

Stay tuned next week for some exciting news. After many requests, we are in the process of creating a travel photography workshop so many of you have asked for.

A photography workshop where you come and you don’t need any photography pre-requisite other than a camera.

Yep, in the beautiful area of Puglia next May, not only will you get to travel to one of the loveliest places in Italy but we will teach you basic manual photography at the same time.

It’s the double bunger, we try and take you from Zero to Hero and you not only do you go home with a swag of fabulous photos but with a new found technical skills and knowledge for manual photography.

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So if you were one of those lovely folks who asked for this travel photography workshop, set your alarm for next week or if you want to be first on the list email us at

Photography gave me whatever it was that was missing inside and made me love life again.” – Carla Coulson from Italian Joy

Love ya,

Carla x

Welcome New Beginnings

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Dear Folks,

It’s with joy in my heart and a skip in my step that I present to you the latest addition to the Young Girl in Bloom family.

This photo is dedicated to the guys and girls that are starting a new beginning.

New beginnings have their own special mix of energy, there is excitement, courage, a dash of fear and a whole bunch of hope. It’s a time of leaving darker days behind and embracing what’s in your heart and the colourful future that awaits you.


This photo was taken on the Ile St Louis in Paris with a big bunch of bright, joyous dahlias and symbolizes that glorious moment when you have picked yourself up, dusted yourself off, grabbed a bunch of joy and you are heading where you were always meant to go.

And as this girl stands quietly enjoying the moment before she takes that first step into her future, she knows she is destined for glorious days ahead.

Joy guaranteed!

I hope you like her and she brings a lot of luck to those who are starting afresh…

Much love,

Carla x

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It’s My Birthday And I Have A Present For You

Photo Copyright: Claire Lloyd

Photo Copyright: Claire Lloyd

Dear Folks,

Tomorrow is my birthday and after many years of not celebrating it, I am coming out of the closet and proudly celebrating the day of my birth.

For years, I didn’t want to have a birthday party and be put in the spotlight! All that attention focused on me felt too much. But as the years have passed, not celebrating my birthday has become a bad habit.

No more! Tomorrow is my birthday and I want to stop and reflect that what a magical day it was to come into this world as a spirit with a whole life ahead of me and what a beautiful ride it has been so far.



So many of you have celebrated so much of what has happened on my adventure with me, and because I am celebrating my birthday, I am sharing the love with you. For 24 HOURS ONLY with the code HAPPYBIRTHDAY, you will receive a 15% discount shop wide on all prints.

It’s for one day only.

Shop my fabulous Birthday Sale HERE.

In the meantime, I am cooling the champagne and getting the party hats ready!

Happy Birthday!!

Love ya,

Carla x

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Wanna Buy A House In Puglia Italy


Dear Friends,

This little piece of Puglia is very dear to me. It’s located near Ceglie Messapica in the Valle D’itria and has been in Francesco’s and my heart for the past 10 years.

We have dreamed of converting it into many things. A beautiful home to welcome our family and friends where we would have an ecological vegetable garden, long table lunches under the olive trees and swing in hammocks at the end of the day.



Inspired by the beautiful Masserias such as Masseria Potenti and Masseria Ciminio, we dreamed of making this beauty come alive, keeping her beautiful organic shapes, adding a Mediterranean garden that wouldn’t need watering and giving her a lot of love and care.

My architect hubby who loves Mediterranean architecture spent many a long night planning her comeback and how it would be the kindest to the landscape around her as we wanted to respect her story and the surrounding lands. I fantasised about fairy lights in the olive trees, music and laughter and picking my own tomatoes.

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But during the past 10 years, our lives have taken different directions. Hubby is now a naturopath as well as an architect and our travels take us all around the world. We have come to the realization that we need to pass on our dream to someone else who truly loves beautiful Puglia and wants to create something beautiful with this precious piece.

Our little baby is for sale and you can check her out HERE and if you are interested and want to know more you can contact Francesco Distante at

Sending love,

Carla x


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