Paris Portrait + Personal Branding Shoot Giveaway - Carla Coulson
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Paris Portrait + Personal Branding Shoot Giveaway

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Top Left: Purdy in bloom, Centre Top: Private Portrait Top: Right Joy Dreyfus

Bottom left: Private portrait, Centre: Wayne Chick Make-up Artist and Bottom Right: private portrait

Dear Friends,

One of the greatest joys I have as a photographer is collaborating with women to create private portraits and Personal Branding portraits for their fabulous business profiles. The last couple of years have been like sliding doors, one fabulous woman after another.

To say thank-you to my followers  and give back I AM GIVING AWAY A PORTRAIT SHOOT OR HALF-DAY PERSONAL BRANDING SHOOT TO BE TAKEN IN 2016. The portrait shoot will be on location in Paris and redeemable between March 20th 2016 and 30th November 2016 (on dates that aren’t previously booked by clients). You can have a look at my work here .

What does it include? It includes a hair and make-up artist at your service for you and your friend/mother/sister/daughter/partner, it includes a private shoot with me on the streets of Paris, being ferried around between locations and a lovely lunch! Oh and 10 fine art prints (8 x 10 inches) in a beautiful linen box. And a promise from me that you will look and feel gorgeous.

“Are you kidding?”, I can hear you saying, but yes, it’s all true.


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Personal Branding Shoot of Not So Mumsy

Here’s How To Enter the competition:

Like Carla Loves Photography on Instagram and regram the competition

Like Carla Loves Photography on Facebook and re-share the post. You can use the link at the bottom of the post

Share this post on your Blog

Re-pin this post on Pinterest or retweet (links below)

Don’t forget to leave me a message in my comments section below with your name or the person you would love to win below! The more you share the more chances you have to win.

Prize: Will be drawn on Tuesday 22nd March 2016 10am Paris Time.

Posts about previous winners of My Portrait Give-away, The Menadue Girls and Lisa Chiodo from Renovating Italy

Wishing you the very best of luck. x

“Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine.” Jeffrey Glassberg.




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  • Wow, what a wonderful giveaway, Carla! To have a photoshoot with you would be a dream come true.
    Do we just click the ‘share’ button? It doesn’t seem to attach any photos on Pinterest.

    March 15, 2016 at 9:41 am
    • Oh! Ca serait formidable!!!! What a generous offer, Carla. Je suis touchee. Thank you. If I win I would like to take either a friend of mine who’s going through a bit of a down period or my 83 year old mother. I can’t think of anything better to look forward to! Thank you once again.

      March 15, 2016 at 7:07 pm
  • Kellie Illichmann

    Wow! this could not have come at a better time! I have been wanting to do this but could just couldn’t make it work with the budget for our upcoming family holiday. Fingers crossed! Merci Carla!

    March 15, 2016 at 9:44 am
  • Carla I would absolutely love to win this. Your photo portraits are just delightful! My fingers are crossed.



    March 15, 2016 at 10:06 am
  • Kat Burggraaff

    OMG! My daughter and I are in Paris in a few weeks time for her 21st, and my birthday too! Would be our ultimate experience!

    March 15, 2016 at 10:11 am
  • Claire Armitage

    This would be an amazing experience. I am just starting out on my photography journey but am always behind the camera, it would be amazing to be in one of your beautiful images and the experience of seeing you work would be wonderful.

    March 15, 2016 at 10:11 am
  • Anne-Marie Free

    What an amazing opportunity! To meet the author of Italian Joy, a book I first read in Italy and now have my own copy, to see Patis for the first time and to celebrate and record my fiftieth birthday, thanks for the opportunity to enter!

    March 15, 2016 at 10:14 am
  • Bonjour!
    Ceci est mon reve devenu realite
    Merci Carla
    Ange xx

    March 15, 2016 at 10:15 am
  • Shared! Would be a dream – I am envisioning a pastel, Parisian shoot featuring boulangerie treats, peonies and Tour Eiffel!

    March 15, 2016 at 10:17 am
  • Hi Carla, Lisa’s joy has been such a gift to me too – the photographs are, in the true sense of the word, priceless! Your own story is inspirational and I feel a kinship with both of you having uprooted country and having started over doing something completely differently on another continent. I guess every woman dreams of seeing herself transformed to the best version of herself. …it will be the gift of a lifetime. Here’s hoping!!!

    March 15, 2016 at 10:18 am
  • I would love to win! Your work is fantastic!

    March 15, 2016 at 10:19 am
  • Natasha Edgar

    So much excitement! Very generous of you Carla. The perfect excuse for a holiday.

    March 15, 2016 at 10:21 am
  • This is so wonderful Carla! How magical would that be!
    Thank you for this opportunity! I’d so love it! How glorious.
    I shared this on twitter and retweeted you too!
    Je croise les doigts et je touche du bois 🙂

    March 15, 2016 at 10:26 am
  • Cheriece Blyth

    This would be amazing chance to spend some girly time with my daughter.


    March 15, 2016 at 10:32 am
  • Renee Allegonda Rennie

    Dear Carla, such a beautiful gift. I wrote to you a few years ago to let you know what a huge inspiration you are to me. My plans were to open my very own real estate business, it has taken incredible courage to change, and now I am about to make this change. Wish me luck xx An opportunity like you are offering is every woman’s dream, and to be back in Paris and to meet you would be part of my dream.

    March 15, 2016 at 10:38 am
  • Sharna

    Me and mum, always my mum xx

    March 15, 2016 at 10:39 am
  • Mandy Robb

    How exciting, this would be soooo fabulous! I’ve shared on Facebook, fingers and toes crossed 🙂 xxx

    March 15, 2016 at 10:54 am
  • Willa Z

    The best excuse for a trip to Paris!

    March 15, 2016 at 10:57 am
  • Moira Leech

    Merci beaucomp Carla. I would love to give a gift to my single 37 year old daughter Samantha. She has wandered off her life path leaving a dream of becoming a Fashion Designer far behind her. Life has had its challenges for middle girl who cares more about her older and youngers sisters feelings than herself. PARIS would be be perfect start to get on track and share a unique experience with a fabulous free spirit like yourself. Sending you fondest regards from your devoted follower, Moira

    March 15, 2016 at 11:09 am
  • Illeesha Carroll

    My partner and I don’t have the typical love story, and we’re not traditionalists (no ring, no wedding) but sometimes I wonder what it would be like to try on some tradition. A couples shoot would be a incredible.

    March 15, 2016 at 11:10 am
  • Talitha McQueen

    I would LOVE to win this!

    March 15, 2016 at 11:30 am
  • Jennifer Eddie

    Duly shared. This would be fantastic. I love your work, Carla.


    March 15, 2016 at 11:36 am
  • This would be a dream come true! As a fellow photographer, I am never in the photo and it’s time to finally update my personal branding and website. I have been a HUGE fan of yours for some time so this would be ahhhhmazing!

    March 15, 2016 at 11:40 am
  • Oh how delightfully perfect. I saw your last session with Lisa Chiodo, and the photos were so beautiful and natural. They were happy photos! I would love for my sister, Laura, and I to be able to participate. We each have three sons, so a little pampering is in order! Also, I’d just like to say that I always love your inspirational, seize the day, reach for your dream posts.

    March 15, 2016 at 11:45 am
  • This would be the perfect experience and souvenir from my planned dream European holiday this year! Paris Tango inspired ????????. It’s my 1st trip back to Europe from Australia in over 11 years. Consider it regrammed and pinned.

    March 15, 2016 at 11:50 am
  • VJ Gavin

    Shared this – it would be so amazing to win – not just for the personal portrait session, but also to meet you in person!

    March 15, 2016 at 11:56 am
  • I’m a newbie when it comes to the online world. After creating my brand Palmy to Paris in December ’15, one of the biggest challenges I face as a young writer & photographer is marketing my business – and feeling professional when I work from home! A personal branding shoot with you would not only help boost my business but shape my online identity as a businesswoman, photographer and Aussie writer in Paris. Needless to say, I would be thrilled to meet and be photographed by you!

    March 15, 2016 at 12:06 pm
  • Unfortunately I can’t enter the competition because of the dates which is a great pity because gravity is starting to play havoc with my body and face so I would love to be “branded” before I loose it totally. I am one of your many fans because your inspiring work, life journey and generosity.

    March 15, 2016 at 12:10 pm
  • Carla, this has been my dream- for a long time- to re-gain my health and have some wonderful portraits of myself- maybe even with my daughter and son. I don’t have any photos of myself since I don’t know when and never with my children. One day I wish for them to have something to look back on when I am no longer here! and in my beloved Paris- now that would be a dream come true.

    March 15, 2016 at 12:15 pm
  • Alison Lister

    How much fun would this be!!

    March 15, 2016 at 12:16 pm
  • Sarah Mannah

    Carla, I would love to enter this competition. I am already subscribed to your email and can’t seem to share this on Pinterest…any suggestions?
    I am 37 with no lovely pictures of me…bit of an awkward face. But I’m always smiling and happy. My husband and I are in Paris in July. I hope we can enter for a chance to win. X Sarah

    March 15, 2016 at 12:20 pm
  • Sally-Ann Ashworth

    Hi Carla
    I would love to win and have gorgeous photos of my little girl Isabella and I
    In one of my favourite city’s
    This is a once in a lifetime experience I would love to share with her xxx

    March 15, 2016 at 12:32 pm
  • Are you kidding me?! This looks amazing and I would JUMP at the chance to be photographed over in Paris with you! What a brilliant giveaway! I’ve had my photography business for 8 years and have never felt like I had the ‘right’ branding and images of myself. Fingers crossed …

    March 15, 2016 at 12:41 pm
  • Love you work! Thanks for sharing your art and road to success with autoimmune illness. Would love a photo session with you.

    March 15, 2016 at 12:43 pm
  • Magnifique! Je me baladais sur l’Avenue, le coeur ouvert à l’inconnue… . I would give my eye teeth for this opportunity. Many thanks!

    March 15, 2016 at 1:42 pm
  • Francesca Foster

    I fell in love with your opere d’arte since your book Italian Joy and follow you on Facebook and Instagram. You are like vitamin G for GIOIA… your words and your images truly capture gioia & amore. My best friend Barbara lives in Le Marche in Italy. It would be divine to experience a Parisian photo session with my bestie italiana and you. Tanti auguri e GRAZIE di cuore per le emozioni che ci regali.

    March 15, 2016 at 2:02 pm
  • Kristen Lochert

    Dear Carla,
    In 2012, I was so excited and looking forward to a photo shoot with you in Paris, with my family. As the day drew closer I grew sadder and sadder. I realised my dream of the happy family I wanted to see in your photographs could never be and I cried all nigh prior to the Sunday morning shoot. that morning I arrived that morning exhausted, emotionally drained and with very puffy eyes. The truth was I had been in an abusive marriage for 21 years and a happy family would never be possible with the man I was married too. When I returned home to Australia and received your photographs, although beautiful, the picture were a constant reminder of my unhappiness. Very soon after, with the help of family, friends and the amazing assistance of the police supporting my safety, I was able to break free from the situation. I have now been free for 3 1/2 years and recently a special man has come into the my life. One way or another I would love to someday return to Paris and have a portrait with you in that shows me as a happy, independent and strong woman I am now.

    If any women are in a situation of domestic violence please know there is help so you and your children can lead a different life. In Australia you can call 1800respect 24hrs a day.

    Thank you Carla for your wonderful blog that demonstrates how strong a woman can be and how we change our lives forever sometimes instantly and sometimes one gentle step at a time. And thank you that your work continues to bring light, beauty and inspiration to so many peoples lives. xx

    March 15, 2016 at 2:59 pm
  • Liz

    I am so shy in front of the camera, and so shy taking any people shots that I think a chance to brave it and bare it all working alongside you Carla for a day would be an amazing learning curve. I would love to invite, if the winning chance arrives (!), my closest, oldest and dearest flat mate from 27 years ago at university in the UK. She lives 1.5 hours from Paris in Northern France and is one of the most generous, sisterly, giving people I know. She’s had a lot of hardships in her life and has spent years caring for her husband, parents and daughters – all with health issues. She would be so excited to be with me or take part. Her daughter is studying in Paris so I can imagine we’d have an amazing girly day, chasing those years away, laughing and crying!

    March 15, 2016 at 3:17 pm
  • This couldn’t come at a better time! I’m building my author brand and I’d love to have you shoot the portraits. So exciting!

    March 15, 2016 at 3:44 pm
  • Carla, what an amazing honor it would be to work with you in Paris!! This would be the most amazing thing to take my brand to the next level. Thank you so much for the opportunity! xoxox

    March 15, 2016 at 3:55 pm
  • Mira X. Schwerda

    Followed & shared. This would be too good to be true! Such magnificent and stunning photos, very glad I stumbled upon your work 🙂

    March 15, 2016 at 3:57 pm
  • Liz

    Oh, forgot to say my social media ‘name’ is alchemyducorps as using that one mostly, not me! . Juggling various accounts so confusing – sorry!

    March 15, 2016 at 4:09 pm
  • Anna Carmel

    What a wonderful giveaway! I admire your approach to work and life and enjoy following your travels as well. This year I am travel to Paris with my mother, she 64 & I 32, and I could not image a more enchanting experience for us to share. Paris won my heart years ago and I am excited to share it with my mother, the woman who encouraged me to always travel and be brave.

    March 15, 2016 at 4:14 pm
  • Marina Salama

    Carla! This giveaway is so wonderful & generous! My husband, Ray, and I already have a trip booked in May to celebrate our five year anniversary in Paris and it would be SO SO special if you could capture this special moment in our life together with photos that we’ll cherish forever!

    March 15, 2016 at 5:04 pm
  • Shari Nicsevic

    Bon jour, Carla ~ I have been following for quite some time. I already do subscribe via email, and follow on FB & IG. Shall I re-do all again, in order to check all the boxes?! Because I absolutely do want to win this beautiful opportunity! It is any girls dream come true – and a good dream for my man too! Life complications have a way of taking up too much dream space. I much prefer lofty, joyful dreams! A trip to Paris and a photo shoot with you are just the ticket!

    Sincerely, Shari Nicsevic

    March 15, 2016 at 5:27 pm
  • What a wonderful give-away I would just love to win. I am taking a photography course at the moment trying to get my photos to look more professional. Your shots are so beautiful and atmospheric I would love to pick up some tips as well as enjoying a fabulous day in Paris.

    March 15, 2016 at 5:31 pm
  • Anne-Marie D.

    We would come to Paris just to do this photo shoot with Carla! What a treasure to capture a beautiful moment with my daughter, Lulu, in the most beautiful city in the world!
    We are big fans of your work and will hope to see you in Paris soon! Xx

    March 15, 2016 at 5:32 pm
  • I love your work and would be honoured to win a personal branding shoot by you! And how well would this fit in with me starting my own business in the next few months.I’ve shared your post on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. Would love to use this as a kick start for KTD Productions @ktdcarla xxx

    March 15, 2016 at 5:33 pm
  • What a treat! I’d love to have this opportunity with my Diva of a mom. At 78, this would be a dream come true for both of us.

    March 15, 2016 at 5:42 pm
  • Patricia D. Girardin

    It would be a dream come true!

    March 15, 2016 at 5:54 pm
  • Oh la la ~ what beautiful work you do! It would be a. Honor to be chosen for your photo shoot! I can’t wait to see if I win! Thank you for offering such a wonderful opportunity!
    Signed ~ holding my breath!

    March 15, 2016 at 5:58 pm
  • OH WOW, I just saw the pics from last year’s winner – they are amazing.
    Definitely sharing to enter to win!

    W*h*a*t a*n o*p*p*o*r*t*u*n*i*t*y*!

    I would definitely fly from Italy to have a Personal Branding Shoot with you Carla.
    It would be amazing to work with a super-talented AND authentic photographer!
    I’m currently doing B-School, so this would be PERFECT!

    March 15, 2016 at 6:04 pm
  • Would love the opportunity to work with a real artist!

    March 15, 2016 at 6:09 pm
  • rebecca Valtonen

    Fingers crossed, I’d love to do this with my daughter who is a student in Paris.

    March 15, 2016 at 6:15 pm
  • This is such a unique giveaway. So personal and feminine. I will be traveling to Paris in the fall (and possibly in the spring!). Your photos are lovely.

    March 15, 2016 at 6:18 pm
  • Love to!! 🙂 xxv

    March 15, 2016 at 6:28 pm
  • Cindy Hanson

    SO very kind of you!! Paris is my LOVE & I can’t imagine a bigger honor to be photographed by you in the most beautiful city in the world!!!
    Fingers crossed!!!!

    March 15, 2016 at 6:30 pm
  • Your work is stunning!

    What a dream to do this for the love of my life! Plus, a nice souvenir for my grown children too.
    It would certainly also help in my branding, working with a private clothing line and other marketing projects.

    Thank you for offering us the chance of a lifetime!


    March 15, 2016 at 6:36 pm
  • Aaaaaah! Just found out about this + entered. Would be ever grateful to do this

    March 15, 2016 at 6:36 pm
  • Blair Taylor

    What a flawless gift to share such talent 🙂 As a newly displaced New Yorker (to Paris!) I can’t imagine a more fabulous time than sharing a session with my beautiful little sister, who’s living in France as well. She’s been the ultimate cure to homesickness, and I know she’d adore the experience almost as much as I 🙂

    March 15, 2016 at 6:41 pm
  • Pick Me … Pick Me … I will be in Paris Wednesday this week. In fantastic shape for my 60s….looking for a great Parisian make over and hair do …. I will be a fantastic model for you I assure you. I am originally from the UK, live in California, blonde blue eyes, slim, athletic, love clothes, make up, fashion, and Joie de Vie. Staying at Le Lavoisier for two weeks.


    I am going to get my hair cut like the one on your blog a few days ago, while I am in Paris …. Please can you recommend a stylist?

    sophie marceau, better not younger,



    March 15, 2016 at 6:45 pm
  • I just read all these comments and there are so many people who I want to win! Some lovely images of mothers & daughters being photographed by you…. I have shared this everywhere I could which is easy as I love your work. My daughter & I will also be in Paris over the summer so would like to put our hands up with fingers crossed- you just NEVER know! thanks Carla!

    March 15, 2016 at 6:48 pm
  • Suzanne Fountaine

    The last time I won a competition I was five and I won a yoyo…. The excitement if I won such a lovely prize as this. I would share it with my beautiful daughter… You can never have enough ohotos of your beautiful daughters right?!

    March 15, 2016 at 6:53 pm
  • What beautiful work, as an artist who paints many French and Parisian scenes, this would be an incredibly opportunity for me!

    March 15, 2016 at 6:55 pm
  • rosalyn august

    We are in Paris June 1-4 and would be honored to see your talent at work. What fun!!

    March 15, 2016 at 6:59 pm
  • marylee

    Would love to have my beautiful two daughters photographed by such a wonderful artist!

    March 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm
  • Kat

    25 wild and lovely years in the field (literally) with my bio-acoustician spouse is one thing – having a glamorous day designed to allow some light just for myself is quite another! Oh, I’m SO ready for our June trip to Paris, which will be, in many ways, his own well-deserved spotlight moment – so proud of him, with a new exhibit opening and press events for which I am truly delighted. As ever, I am the one quietly in the background, working just as hard on our ‘brand’ these many years, though without much time or attention to celebrating my own efforts publicly – so today, I just had to enter! I would love to come away from Paris with newly created adventures to share – and a portrait that would capture my own side of our spirited collaboration, in kind. Thanks, Carla, for the inspiration to plan time to express a few of my own “beautiful moments” while I’m there – and afterwards. Merci!

    March 15, 2016 at 7:11 pm
  • Jeanine Poltronieri

    I would love this. Paris and photography. Can’t get better.

    March 15, 2016 at 7:13 pm
  • kathy cuahmor

    How fun ! I would love to win this outstanding prize. I’ll be in Paris the week of May 15th through May 20th ! Merci, Kathy

    March 15, 2016 at 7:19 pm
  • more than a dream come true, for me anyway, What a treat!

    March 15, 2016 at 7:23 pm
  • You are SO generous and I can’t believe you are offering this Carla! My instant thought was my schoolfriend from England, Suzie, who I just re met after 40 years apart. She has emerged for a long abusive marriage and we recently spent a week in Australia and NZ laughing ourselves silly. I’ve had a bit of a rough time for the last few years so sharing a portrait with her would be amazing fun and I know the photos would show that you can’t keep a good woman ( or women) down!

    March 15, 2016 at 7:38 pm
  • WOW! How timely is this? I was recently lucky enough to be featured on Sharon Santoni’s amazing “My French Country Home” and really had to scramble around for some photos for her (read, set up my point and shoot for hubby to press the button). As a new blogger I would really love to spend a day picking your brains on personal branding, how to get out there, and how to keep it all going. So I’ve pinned (to my Bucketlist board), shared, followed, liked and blogged (here at where I also snuck in some of my other favourite Fraussies such as Vicki Archer, Tom at Cafe Coutume and hair stylist to the stars, David Mallet. Living in Normandy I’m just a two hour train trip away and would be there in a heartbeat! Whoever wins, I know they’ll have a fabulous day and photos to remember it by. Gook luck all!

    March 15, 2016 at 7:42 pm
  • Susan McLean

    What an incredible giveaway/gift!
    This would be an absolute dream come true, to experience the joy of being brave and vulnerable in front of a camera while enjoying ithe beautiful city of Paris!

    March 15, 2016 at 7:44 pm
  • Dear Carla. Reading the comments above, I think every one of the lovely people should have a shoot in Paris. A beautiful gesture, inspiring, kind and optimistic. This is what Paris is all about, and why I run to her as often as possible. I am taking my daughters in April and a gift such as this would be perfect, but I know that who ever does win, will be doing so for all of us – for all who love life, Paris and her possibilities. Thank you

    March 15, 2016 at 7:51 pm
  • DeAr carLa,
    That would just be magic!!! Having a Photoshooting with you in Paris!!! I am a painter and Just came back from Paris yesterday and had such an incredibly wonder-ful time… So I would love to come and get more of that sparkling energy- especially with you! My son and maybe love… How does it get any better than that? What else is possible?? ❤️????✨

    March 15, 2016 at 8:18 pm
  • Voila Madame! Liked and Shared! How amazing is this I was just looking for a personal branding photographer and I ‘manifested’ you 🙂 Beautiful energy Carla , Looking forward to meeting (win or no win) <3

    March 15, 2016 at 8:30 pm
  • Voila Madame! Liked and Shared, and just when I was looking for a personal branding photographer I ‘manifested’ you 🙂 , beautiful energy Carla! l look forward to meeting you (win or no win) <3

    March 15, 2016 at 8:33 pm
  • I did this very thing for myself…a photoshoot in Paris. It was to fall in love with myself. You can see it here
    This is not a promotion but testament to the fact that this is such a Beautiful feminine and self love experience. Thank you Carla ♡

    I would love to nominate Sylvie Lawrence to be in Paris and experience this beautiful day with you.
    Lots of Love

    March 15, 2016 at 8:43 pm
  • Holly shepherd

    I’m not usually one for being in front of the camera but I’d really love to do something like this, together with my mum.

    March 15, 2016 at 9:02 pm
  • Victoria Sørensen

    I would love to bring my beautiful daughter along… So many memories yet to be made…

    March 15, 2016 at 9:14 pm
  • Claire Collins

    What a wonderful thing to do.
    Count me in.

    March 15, 2016 at 9:24 pm
  • Marie-Christine

    Hello dear Carla,

    I am so fond of your work, and the inspiration you bring me on a daily basis. It is so great, wonderful, amazing, incredible, fantastique, magnifique, that you are giving us all a chance to make our dream to have a photoshoot with you in Paris come true. I believe all dreams come true, being only a question of time… I just hope so sincerely that I won’t have to wait too long anymore before having the marvellous chance to meet you in person in Paris. Thank you for everything, for making us believe in our dreams and in ourselves! Thank you for whoever will win this competition and will have such joy when being told about it! Le rêve que ce serait de pouvoir réaliser ce rêve sur ma liste des choses à accomplir! Merci pour tout! 🙂

    March 15, 2016 at 9:41 pm
  • Marie-Christine

    I forgot to say, that if I had the opportunity to win this competition, I would love to share it with my darling mummy Ann Lambert 🙂 She’d be so happy…

    March 15, 2016 at 9:44 pm
  • Stephanie Kemper

    Cara Carla, my best friend Iris and me have just been thinking about our annual girls weektrip. But until today we could not make
    a decision. Last year we’ve been in Venezia and enjoyed it a lot. When I told her about your competition she was, like me, more than
    excited about the idea going to Paris. Returning with some special pics of our very very long-lasting friendship captured by you,
    would be the sweet cream on our cake. Cari saluti from Germany. Stephanie

    March 15, 2016 at 10:12 pm
    • Stephanie Kemper

      PS: I’m called “Super Steffi” ;o)

      March 15, 2016 at 10:47 pm
  • Deborah Robinson

    This would be amazing, my “medium child” daughter and I will be in Paris in Sept-Oct for her first trip there. This would be a fantastic experience.

    March 15, 2016 at 10:14 pm
  • I have always wanted to go to Paris, and it is absolutely time to refresh my photos. Grateful for the opportunity!

    March 15, 2016 at 10:23 pm
  • Amanda Swaney

    How exciting would it be to win this offer with my favourite photographer

    March 15, 2016 at 10:49 pm
  • I can’t think of a better reason to jump on a plane from Sydney, stop in and visit my gorgeous best friend in London and enjoy a fantastic trip to Paris, visiting the chocolatiers, patisseries and florists of Paris with you. Thank you for this great opportunity!

    March 15, 2016 at 10:54 pm
  • Well, how fun and generous! I am travelling from Vancouver, Canada to Paris in May, first time ever in Europe so I’m a bit over-the-moon excited! I have a wonderful friend there, he’s pretty gorgeous (GQ-esque) so it would be just awesome to get some fabulous shots together. So glad my friend shared this contest with me! 🙂

    March 15, 2016 at 11:03 pm
  • Rebecca Bailey

    Love Paris – Love your Photography – Love your Book – Love to Win –
    Bringing my 86 Year Old Mother to Paris from Australia and it would be a fabulous to have the day with you……something amazing to remember.

    March 15, 2016 at 11:21 pm
  • Rachel Harrison

    I am having my dream trip to Paris in May with 2 of my daughters, I live in Australia and have dreamed of coming to Paris for so long!

    March 15, 2016 at 11:48 pm
  • Inge v B

    Woooohooo moving skirts, glittering capes and dancing through the streets of Paris… I’m dreaming of this shoot!

    March 16, 2016 at 12:04 am
  • Girl! You know I would LOVE this shoot with you. It’s on my WISH LIST when I get to Europe this year ~ 8yrs in the making! I adore you. I adore your work. And I would be so honoured to meet you and see you in your magic zone of genius! Much Love Carla!

    March 16, 2016 at 12:13 am
  • Elise Griffin

    What an unbelievable opportunity! Thankyou so much for offering such a magical prize Carla. I will be sending positive vibes out that I am the lucky winner. This would be a dream come true and would make my trip to Paris even more special (if that is possible…Paris has stolen my heart!)

    March 16, 2016 at 12:32 am
  • christine m nielsen

    Wow! What an AMAZING opportunity! Would love to share this with my good friend Lane… we’ll be in Paris in September for a 1/2 Marathon!

    March 16, 2016 at 12:48 am
  • Salut Carla,
    What a thing to daydream about. I would just fall over in excitement to come to Paris and have a photo shoot. As much as I would lover to do a shoot with my mom, I’m a personal trainer and nutritionist and I think doing a branding shoot in Paris would be super unique and would be different from what many Americqn trainers do. I think you’re just the photographer to showcase fitness paired with elegance!!! I’m going to daydream away…

    March 16, 2016 at 1:56 am
  • Patricia Steiger

    Would love to fall in love with Paris as my daughter did on her year abroad! Mom needs a thrilling uplift! Thanks for the opportunity to win one!

    March 16, 2016 at 2:08 am
  • Patrina Bosso

    What a marvellous opportunity! I used to live in Paris but will be revisiting this city I love with my future bridesmaids in November to say “Bonjour!” This would be an extraordinary privilege – to do a photoshoot with you and to capture the happiness as I feel as a now fiancée in the beautiful Paris! x

    March 16, 2016 at 2:23 am
  • Gah! Paris is my most favorite city – I am literally sitting on my couch right now hand-stitching a quilt of a map of Paris city streets. I would love to win this so I could have a legit excuse to whisk my husband away to Paris once again for a celebration of our 5th anniversary! 🙂

    March 16, 2016 at 2:37 am
  • Donna De Luca

    Hello Carla

    Will be in my beloved Paris SEP/OCT…fingers crossed!!!!
    Donna D

    March 16, 2016 at 2:58 am
  • What a great way to celebrate my 40th! Many thanks for offering this gift.

    March 16, 2016 at 3:29 am
  • Margaret Begg

    Hi Carla

    March 16, 2016 at 4:16 am
  • Hi Carla I would love the chance to win a photo shoot with you in Paris. I’ve been aching to see Paris again for so long and would love to change the face of my biz by at least having a kickass profile pic 🙂 thx with love Samira

    March 16, 2016 at 4:29 am
  • Margaret Begg

    Hi Carla, I have spent several weeks in Paris in the last few years,staying in apartments in your vibrant Marais on Rue des Archives. I live in Adelaide and have a dear friend, Dot who lives in Brisbane. Her Husband Tony was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease 11 years ago and she has cared for him at home, but as he is now fully dependent, regretfully she has had to place him into a Nursing Home.She will be travelling to Paris sometime this September and I would love to gift this to her. Amicalement,Margie.

    March 16, 2016 at 4:34 am
  • I JUST WROTE AND NOTHING HAPENED SO WILL TRY ONCE MORE. You share my dear neice’s Carla name. She was named after her father and grandfather (my father). both men were born on the same day in April and both were named Carl…..thus Carla is a precious name to me.

    Would love to see a little more of Europe and know someone there would be waiting to see moi aussi….whoever wins will have a most marvelous experience and highlight pictures to remind them.

    May you be blessed by your kindness. Count me in!Something prevents my comment from being accepted……

    March 16, 2016 at 5:15 am
  • Heidi

    How much fun would THIS be!?!?

    March 16, 2016 at 6:13 am
  • What a lovel giveaway Carla, your photos are beautiful. I love how you changed your life and now live in Paris and take divine photos! I loved the photos you took of Lisa Chiodo – she looked so happy in those photos. Thanks for the opportunity. X

    March 16, 2016 at 6:15 am
  • Dear Carla! Thank you for this crazy-beautiful opportunity! I keep my fingers crossed to meet you in person! Looking forward! Many thanks ahead! Marina

    March 16, 2016 at 6:35 am
  • Germaine Tan

    I would love to win this photoshoot! Some yoga pictures with you would be so magical in Paris! Either that or some mother and daughter pictures as a birthday gift for my mum’s birthday in November! We come from Singapore and love to fly over specially to have this photoshoot with you in Paris! Lots of love, Germaine

    March 16, 2016 at 6:46 am
  • Donna Hylen


    March 16, 2016 at 8:17 am
  • The gift truly is in the giving xx thank you for your philosophy and beautiful work Carla xx Dance love dance life xx Emma

    March 16, 2016 at 8:20 am
  • Cez Winter

    This would be a fabulous thing for my two daughters and me!

    March 16, 2016 at 8:20 am
  • Such a generous giveaway Carla! Love your work & would relish the opportunity to work with you in my own adopted home away from home – serendipitously I am overdue for new shots and have followed your journey ever since Italian Joy inspired my own European adventure! Would be a dream come true…x

    March 16, 2016 at 9:01 am
  • Eliza Jones

    Carla, I would love to win this!
    Your work is gorgeous.
    All the best,
    Eliza Jones

    March 16, 2016 at 10:29 am
  • Thank you so much Carla for this opportunity to win such an amazing prize! I am an Artist (with a capital A!) and in dire need of personal branding -I would love to have a portfolio that captures my decadent, deep, quirky personality and love of all things French. I would bring my easel and paints along for some en plein air painting shots and I’d love to be styled elegantly and also in a messy way with paintbrushes, tubes and a dress covered in paint (I already have one- my painting dress!). I admire your work so much, you are an inspiration in every way that you have followed your dreams- I am changing my life in the same fashion- without reservation! x
    Shared on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook! Merci!

    March 16, 2016 at 11:22 am
  • Anna-Mari K

    Oh my I would so much want to win this, I would come with my older daughter, she would love it!

    March 16, 2016 at 1:09 pm
  • Linda Johnston

    Hello Carla, Our lovely daughter is about to visit Paris for the first time on April 5th (but would always come back when you had room for her anytime). Stella is working in a boarding school in Scotland for a year looking after young children and is coming to Paris with her sweetheart for her Easter break. Stella and Lache met when they were in French class together in year eight, in Queensland. Stella has been told by so many people she could be a model as she is so tall. It would be a dream come true for her to meet someone like you and see what is possible. We know it takes more than height!! My friend sent me the details of this competition and I was so excited to see it. I hope you will consider my lovely kind girl who will love Paris as much as her father and I have and always will. @stellareeve is Stella’s instagram address. Thank you for your generosity and it has been lovely to read the stories above.

    March 16, 2016 at 1:34 pm
  • Erica

    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win such a wonderful gift!

    March 16, 2016 at 2:07 pm
  • Wow! My best friend and I travel to Paris next week, 10 years of dreaming, 5 years of saving, celebrating 20 years of friendship and her 50th birthday. Only thing to make it everlasting would be a beautiful shoot with you

    March 16, 2016 at 2:59 pm
  • Carly

    I’d love to come back to Paris! And bring my mum along, both of us all the way from Australia! X

    March 16, 2016 at 3:12 pm
  • I will be in Paris in April for my honeymoon and would love the chance to take photos with you!

    March 16, 2016 at 3:26 pm
  • Maira Garcia

    Wow, what a wonderful opportunity to have my daughters 15th birthday pictures taken in Paris!!! Your a fabulous photographer and I thank you for this chance to win.

    March 16, 2016 at 3:58 pm
  • Oh, this would be a dream come true! I would love to do this with my beautiful daughter Devyn.

    March 16, 2016 at 5:47 pm
  • Jeanine

    And I would be happy to solo or with my dogs who have quite a sense of style.

    March 16, 2016 at 5:50 pm
  • How very fun – even just sharing this on Insta and FB. My daughter and I will be in Paris in June. Love what you’re doing. Thanks!

    March 16, 2016 at 5:58 pm
  • Stella Reeve

    This shoot would be an absolute dream, I’m in Paris from the 5th of April until the 12th. It’s wonderful that you are giving this opportunity to your followers and is an obvious reflection of your kindnesss and professionalism.

    March 16, 2016 at 6:02 pm
  • Carla Horrilleno

    My boyfriend and I are expecting later this year, and Paris holds a special place in our hearts–would be so wonderful to capture this magical time in our lives! I love your work (and your name 😉 )! Fingers crossed!

    March 16, 2016 at 6:11 pm
  • Tamahra

    How beautiful!! I love, love, love your work and you zest for life! I’m in Paris for my birthday at the end of May and it would be amazing to win this for me and my husband.

    Good luck everyone x

    March 16, 2016 at 7:38 pm
  • anne zeikel

    I have been wanting to a photoshoot with my mon for a loooog time. this would be a dream to come true! <3

    March 16, 2016 at 8:11 pm
  • As a photographer for over 25 years, a semi-single mom for the last 15, and now a fully single mom again after the excruciating end of my ten year relationship last June, I can honestly say that very few photos of me exist in this world, and even fewer that have ever captured who I really am. I know I am gifted at seeing other people and photographing them with my heart. I have met few who can do the same. As I now step into my greatness and begin to create the most powerful work of my life, created out of this time of deep personal growth and transformation, I can think of two people who might do a good job at capturing me and both of them happen to live in Paris. I have followed your work for about 4 years, and I believe you are one of the few. I believe Peter Lindbergh is the other. And I would happily return the favor for you, because I’ll bet you don’t have enough great photos of yourself either… 😉 One way or another, I look forward to the day we will meet. I know it is coming.

    March 16, 2016 at 9:10 pm
  • TC Peterson

    I have followed your story work for years and have been inspired by your story. I have plans of being in Paris this year and would love to finally meet you. My birthday is a big one this year and doing a shoot with you might just soften the landing and celebrate the moment. What’s that quote … ‘you have to find that place that brings out the human in you. the soul in you. the love in you. — r.m. drake. I realize this is an inside job, but I imagine Paris might just be the next best thing to it.

    Have I mentioned my intention is to win like no other intention before. I am looking forward to it!!

    Thanks for the opportunity.

    March 16, 2016 at 9:41 pm
  • Hi Carla, what an amazing gift this would be to receive! I’ve been following you ever since Lisa introduced us all to your glorious photography through From Naples With Love. Simply stunning work by both of you! I fell in love with Paris in 2009 and to have photographs taken by you in such a beautiful city would be so special, something to treasure forever . Pete and I missed celebrating our 30th anniversary in April last year as he was having yet another operation on that day. He is now home recovering and we are going to celebrate properly as soon as he is well enough . Imagine doing so in Paris, with you recording those wonderful memories!!

    March 16, 2016 at 10:18 pm
  • This is an incredibly generous giveaway, Carla! I would love to bring my hubby along as we got married (well, eloped) in Paris and it’s our 3rd anniversary coming up 🙂 x

    March 16, 2016 at 10:39 pm
  • Kristi Baker

    Hi Carla,
    What a great opportunity to get some fabulous photos taken. I’ve been dying to get some shots taken, especially now that we’re living in Paris with the most amazing backdrop ever!
    Thanks for offering your talents!

    March 16, 2016 at 11:02 pm
  • Inge v B

    Yeaaah Carla, what an awesome thing to do! I see fluttering skirts, glittering capes, a french hat, pearls and lots of dancing through the streets of Paris. I would love to do a shoot with you!

    March 16, 2016 at 11:23 pm
  • caroline emerson

    Wow! Would love to have the chance of having some beautiful photos taken with my little daughter! Currently dreaming with fingers and toes crossed…:) x

    March 16, 2016 at 11:52 pm
  • Elizabeth Fitzsimmons

    Amazing giveaway. Would be so much fun with my dear friend Emily!

    March 17, 2016 at 12:25 am
  • Leah Mercado

    This is such a lovely and wondeful giveaway, Carla! I would love to win and share this magical experience with my mother. I just love your work and words! Thank you!

    March 17, 2016 at 1:04 am
  • How lovely of you to want to share with us. I am about to have a book launched in September and I will be in Paris from Sept 1-4. Of course, I would love to win, (Inever win anything but am having a lovely life anyway!) Consider me and if I don’t win :-(( then maybe we’ll meet when I come to Paris to promote my book – about SHOES!!
    Much love,

    March 17, 2016 at 1:18 am
  • Patricia Starkey

    My love for Paris continues to grow and I would love to be choosen for this giveaway.
    I already subscribe to you feed and your IG. Your story is amazing, your photos spectacular.
    My 20 year old son is currently a student in Australia studying at the ISBM in Manly. I miss him but he has fallen in love with your native land. I fear he may stay.
    All the best,

    March 17, 2016 at 1:41 am
  • Alexandra Lansdown

    How fabulous, My husband and I are visiting Paris in September basically because we love it. AND to celebrate 49 years of marriage. This would be a wonderful gift to our sons and a lasting memory of love to ourselves. Alexandra

    March 17, 2016 at 1:47 am
  • I am entering this competition, for a friend – Fiona Hill.

    March 17, 2016 at 2:47 am
  • I am definitely bringing my tulle skirt and sky-high heels for this! Paris + fab photos = c’est fantastique.

    March 17, 2016 at 4:14 am
  • Diane

    I am visiting Paris next month with my husband, 13 year old son and 19 year old daughter. If I were to be lucky enough to win, I would most certainly want to have you photograph my children exploring Paris together. Just watching you photograph them would be pure joy for my husband and I. Your photography is beautiful, I was introduced to it by both Vicki and Sharon Santoni whose blogs I follow them both regularly to transport myself to France from my home in California. Congratulations to all three of you for sharing your beautiful France

    March 17, 2016 at 4:36 am
  • That would just be absolutely DIVINE!!! You work is stunning & I cannot wait to win you GENEROUS giveaway!! xoxo

    March 17, 2016 at 5:08 am
  • Wow wow wow! Ill already be in Paris in April!! I just visualized this happening and I can feel I’m gonna win! Thank you!! Can’t wait to meet you in Paris!!

    March 17, 2016 at 9:04 am
  • Claudia Garcia

    I love Paris. What a perfect excuse to visit again! I would love to win this and work with you.

    March 17, 2016 at 9:54 am
  • Dear Carla, Thank you ! What a gorgeous giveaway. I’d be a very happy camper if I won a photo shoot with you in Paris. And getting to play dress up …. what a beautiful bonus !! x0

    March 17, 2016 at 10:09 am
  • Vicky Kalofolias

    Wow! You are so generous Carla! What an amazing experience it would be to win this…not only would I get to meet you in Paris, but your branding photography would certainly help my passion for illustration take off….things are happening in the background…logos and colours and illustrations …this would be the icing. Amazing icing! ????

    March 17, 2016 at 12:30 pm
  • Tina Rosario

    These photos are gorgeous, you are so talented. Could you really make me look this good? This would be a wonderful opportunity for me to show my love for Paris and serve as a terrific anniversary present for my husband!

    March 17, 2016 at 1:33 pm
  • Tina Rosario

    Wow. these photos are gorgeous. You are so talented. This would be a wonderful opportunity to showcase my love for this city and experience here. And, my husband would love these for our anniversary!

    March 17, 2016 at 1:35 pm
  • Yes Please! I would “…love a little sunshine…” x

    March 17, 2016 at 2:17 pm
  • This is a generous and fabulous gift. I would love a shoot in Paris. I had a 1 hour shoot in Paris last year and was somewhat disappointed. I would love to take my mom and do a branding shoot for me and get some great shots of her. She would go nuts as she was a model in the early 70’s.

    It would be fun to use you at my retreats too ????

    March 17, 2016 at 2:35 pm
  • What an amazing giveaway! I´m in Paris to celebrate my sister´s birthday so it would be great to spend a day like this with her.
    I hope I have the chance to win the prize and meet you, I really find your work fantastic!

    March 17, 2016 at 2:55 pm
  • What a wonderful giveaway

    March 17, 2016 at 7:10 pm
  • I would love it if my beautiful mother could win this! She is an amazing artist and she deserves to feel beautiful. Your photography is amazing!

    March 17, 2016 at 7:58 pm
  • This is the best giveaway I have ever seen. So lovely and personal. I would love to do this with my daughter. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.

    March 17, 2016 at 8:24 pm
  • Elizabeth K. Julius. I would LOVE to win!
    Coming to Paris in April and if I have to come back for the shoot-I’ll manage! 🙂
    Thank you!

    March 17, 2016 at 9:01 pm
  • I would LOVE to win!
    Coming to Paris in April and if I have to come back for the shoot-I’ll manage! 🙂
    Thank you!

    March 17, 2016 at 9:02 pm
  • I’ve always been behind the camera, never in front. If anyone could do it, I imagine it would be you. And so, here I am, putting my hand up too.
    Thanks for the chance.

    March 17, 2016 at 9:38 pm
  • Robyn Robb

    Fabulous! I remember reading Lisa Chiodo’s post about her portrait session last year and thinking how wonderful she looked, and how wonderful it would have been to share priceless memories with her daughter in Paris. I have got to admit, I was jealous too! I love Paris, as does my 17 year old daughter…and to win the opportunity to experience this in Paris with her would be amazing….

    March 18, 2016 at 12:24 am
  • Heidi Long

    A dream made into reality! After fawning over an article in Vanity Fair, depicting Sylvia Whitman of Shakespeare and Co., this photo shoot would be ideal. My daughter, Evie, who is turning five, would come with me as Paris epitomizes her personality and I’ve always promised to take her there. As a writer/illustrator, and healer, I’d be right at home in those soulful walls! Thank you!

    March 18, 2016 at 12:43 am
  • Jodi Plumbley

    Oh mon Dieu!!! Carla, what an amazing competition! My heart has been aching for Paris and your photos make ‘mon coeur chante!’ Merci mille fois for the opportunity xx

    March 18, 2016 at 1:10 am
  • CARLA!!!! Seriously, I don’t think I could love you anymore 😉 You are so amazing and so generous with your followers!! We really are the lucky ones 🙂 This would literally be my dream come true, I am not kidding you when I tell you that I would be grinning from ear to ear like a parisian Cheshire Cat if I was lucky enough to WIN this. Cloud number 9 wouldn’t even cut it, I’d problem is I might never get back on the plane to come home, haha!! LOVE LOVE LOVE you and your AMAZING photography, you are an endless source of inspiration to me & so many. Thank you a millions times over from Oz xoxoxox p.s I would have to bring my bestie of 18 years because she’s never been to Paris, or anywhere in Europe for that matter and she’s done with hearing all my stories, it would be amazing to give her one of her own!

    March 18, 2016 at 3:15 am
  • Hello Carla! What a generous offering! I would be delighted and honored to win. Warm wishes, Tara

    March 18, 2016 at 4:01 am
  • christine voss

    Well another excuse to go to pars

    March 18, 2016 at 7:21 am
  • Oh, Carla, what a wonderful idea. We threw caution to the wind to buy a tiny apartment in Paris which mostly we just get to dream about while we’re home in Australia. Once a year we get to live the dream…and you could capture it for us x

    March 18, 2016 at 10:28 am
  • Meghan Williams

    That is an offer and a half and to whoever wins it will be such a joyous occasion to be involved in. Everyone has a good reason to win and all I can hope is that you choose with your heart Carla knowing that you will make someone out there very happy. XX

    March 18, 2016 at 12:26 pm
  • Marie-Louise Ramsay

    Without a doubt, I would take my mum. I’ll be missing her birthday this year so winning this wonderful experience would definitely help make up for it. Thank you!

    March 18, 2016 at 5:17 pm
  • This sounds awesome! My dad has taken some beautiful, classic portraits of me but I’ve never had anything quite like this before! To have a photoshoot in the city I love so much would be like the perfect way to remember my time here when I eventually leave… Also, it would really spruce up my blog & branding! My friend Laura recently did a photography workshop with you and she couldn’t say enough good things about the entire experience. It’s inspiring to see women so supportive of other women. If I were to win, I’d love to include my friend Natalie. We’ve been long distance BFFs ever since high school ended. She’s my soul sister! I could totally see us frolicking around Paris in cute vintage-y dresses!

    March 18, 2016 at 5:58 pm
  • Hai Carla i’m just so excited to read your giveaway it’s my dream to get photoshoot in Paris and i was thinking to find a photographer because i’ll be solo traveling on may and now i’m still waiting for my schengen visa, hopefully they will grant my visa and really wish i would win to have photoshoot by you

    March 19, 2016 at 1:32 am
  • Jamie Bartalamay

    Carla! What an amazing opportunity; I would be in heaven to win a photo shoot with you. And in Paris; divine. Merci!

    March 19, 2016 at 5:06 am
  • Hi Carla! Love your work and this thoughtful, generous giveaway!

    March 19, 2016 at 11:54 am
  • Hi Carla! I love your work! What a thoughtful and generous giveaway! I shared on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!

    March 19, 2016 at 11:58 am
  • My daughter dreams of going to Paris! This would be the perfect opportunity to take her! I would love pictures of us together!

    March 19, 2016 at 1:16 pm
  • Linda Johnston

    Bonjour again Carla, Just in case you might consider my daughter Stella…… You can see some of her life on her Facebook page “Stella Reeve”. There is a flock of sheep and a photo of her in the corner. Stella is never far away from animals. They are drawn to her as she too
    them. I hope you will consider her. A young girl at the start of her life and so excited to be coming to beautiful Paris for the first time at age eighteen. Thank you for this opportunity again.. Her pesky, beloved mother in Queensland!!

    March 19, 2016 at 2:20 pm
  • Lisa Smith

    What a fabulous giveaway! Your work is incredible. And I will take any reason to return to Paris that I can get 🙂

    March 19, 2016 at 3:54 pm
  • Molly Hichens

    This would be such a dream! My husband and I are nearing our ten year anniversary and we are ready to head back to the fantastic city where we honeymooned.

    March 19, 2016 at 8:08 pm
  • Tracie English

    I will be in Paris again to celebrate my 50th birthday and 18th wedding anniversary. This would be such a wonderful keepsake. Your photos are stunning. How much does a photo shoot cost? If I have to ask, does that mean I can’t afford it? 😉

    Thank you for running the promotion!

    March 20, 2016 at 1:01 am
  • This is an incredible gift you are offering! Needless to say it would be a dream come true for me. I adore seeing the world through your eyes and I can’t even imagine how it would feel to see myself through your lens.

    March 20, 2016 at 9:08 am
  • This is an incredible gift! I adore seeing the world through your eyes and I can’t imagine how it would feel to be a part of your work.

    March 20, 2016 at 9:09 am
  • Just reading Italian Joy now and I absolutely LOVE it! Love your work, Carla!

    March 20, 2016 at 2:23 pm
  • Lisa Luckett

    Dear Carla ~
    I have followed your story for a long time because it is so inspirational, authentic, and full of Beauty. I am in the process of fully realizing my own major life change, it would be a dream come true to work with you and visually capture my newly-emerging Self. Thank you for all your writings and images that you so generously share! xo

    March 20, 2016 at 2:36 pm
  • This is an lovely opportunity, especially in PARIS!! I enjoy your photos and to be able to see you in action would be amazing! I am a novice photographer that loves travel, street and landscape photography. I’m looking to learn more about portraits and the business side of things so either one of these giveaways would be life changing – having a photo taken of ME for once 🙂 or branding… it’s so hard to know where to start! I only have a Facebook page for my photography so far. Thank you for considering me 🙂

    March 20, 2016 at 5:47 pm
  • This would be an wonderful gift for my 50th birthday this year !

    March 20, 2016 at 7:42 pm
  • Paris is where my heart lies. I will be going there in May, so it would be really exciting to win such a wonderful prize and make my trip truly special. This would be an amazing experience. I would love to have a portrait from Paris to add to my blog: “Over 60 and Over Here” – which I will need to re-name when I turn 70 next year!

    March 20, 2016 at 11:29 pm
  • Jodie fairclough

    To feel beautiful again , regardless of my age, and the toll that life has taken, would be a beautiful gift from life to me.

    March 21, 2016 at 12:34 am
  • Heidi Schwarz

    My mother’s girlfriend lives in Paris and she is 91,I would love to send my mum to Paris who is 86 and have some great photo’s of the two of them together

    Thank You
    Heid Schwarz

    March 21, 2016 at 3:43 am
  • Bonjour Carla, My daughter Paige and I will be visiting Paris for 10 days in September and would LOVE to win this drawing. She is graduating from High School and we are doing a Mother/Daughter trip to celebrate! Merci!!

    March 21, 2016 at 4:55 am
  • What an opportunity this would be! To work with a wonderful and talented photographer who knows how to bring out the best in women and to have the backdrop of Paris seems like the perfect way to capture the romance and vitality of the subject and this city.

    March 21, 2016 at 5:37 am
  • Shelley Douglas

    Beautiful giveaway, thank you, Carla! I feel rather selfish wanting to keep this for myself, but I would love a personal branding shoot in Paris with you ! Or depending on Cupid’s work between now and then, a romantic couples portrait session would be like magic ! 🙂 If only I could bring my cat Ella with me ~ having her as part of it would be the fairy floss on the cake! Thanks for the chance, lovely. x0

    March 21, 2016 at 8:11 am
  • Wow…. You are amazing and what an amazing opportunity! I have liked and shared wherever possible and would love love love the opportunity to have an amazing photo shoot with you as I am a elevating my Life Coaching to new levels with speaking and being a part of 2 new books being released in the next 2 months! What better way to celebrate and share being on top of the world!

    March 21, 2016 at 12:20 pm
  • Hope I’m not too late. Feeling a bit midlife muddle and saw this. Just what I need to brand me for my newish blog. I do believe in magic. And being the Rose. Which is what I’d hope to capture. Regardless you have inspired me. Thank you.

    March 21, 2016 at 12:52 pm
  • What a great offer. I so hope I’m not too late. I have a brand new blog about how to travel from midlife madness to magic with Paris as a muse. I need a bit of magic to pit my image out there.

    March 21, 2016 at 12:55 pm
  • Dearest Carla, I am not sure what happened, but comment disappeared, so I’ll try again:)
    I have been a huge fan for a long time, of you, your work, and generosity and tips you share with us all. I would be honored to win the amazing price and get to spend an afternoon in your company. My oldest daughter turns 10 this May, and her biggest wish is a trip to Paris. I can only imagine her reaction if she got to experience meeting you too. And not to mention myself. I’d probably be starstruck. So I cross my fingers, and hope my name is the one you pull from the hat. Hugs Axxx

    March 21, 2016 at 8:40 pm
  • Kathleen MacQuarrie

    Carla, what an amazing opportunity to spend time with you in Paris & bringing out the the best & beauty of the lucky recipient of this gift! How generous of you! I love your work, and I would love to bring my girls to Paris for this photo shoot, they are 15. & 19. They have always dreamed of visiting Paris and they fancy themselves photographers! I am trying to teach them to chase their dreams as you did. You are a true inspiration to women! I love to get lost in your Pinterest travel photos.
    Thank you for sharing your journey & suggestions for restoring health with an autoimmune disease, I was just diagnosed 3 weeks ago. I am so happy to have discovered your Pinterest page & gorgeous photos.
    Hope we win! Merci ~

    March 22, 2016 at 3:53 am
  • I forgot to add I’d share it with one of my readers who felt they needed to refund some magical!!

    March 22, 2016 at 4:53 am
  • I forgot to add I’d share it with one of my readers who felt they needed to refind some magical!!

    March 22, 2016 at 4:54 am