Thank You

I spent the last sunset of 2012 swimming in the ocean with my family and good friends. It was beautiful, cleansing, refreshing, healing.

I thought about all of the blessings in my life.

I want to take this moment to thank everyone for their love, support and encouragement over the past year. I feel truly blessed to be surrounded by so many wonderful people in this life.

To everyone on facebook who throws their love at me even if it just by clicking the like button on my photos… thank you so much. I don’t think anyone actually knows how much it means to me. I probably should tell you more often. Thank you for sharing my work with your friends and family. I sometimes have to pinch myself to actually believe that people want to share my work with the people they love. I feel so encouraged.

I want to send all my love and apologies to those who have tried to contact me this year and have had no luck. I am so sorry that I could not find the time to see your message. It is something that I struggle with on a daily basis. I know how to fix the problem, but the solution involves expanding my work and bringing other people into it.  I am afraid of my work losing it’s meaning and heart if I expand it. So to those of you who I could not reply to, I thank you for understanding.

To the wonderful, amazing, brave, creative, beautiful people who sent me prayer flags for our Luminous Light Remembrance Ceremony I still do not have the words to adequately explain how I feel about you all. I keep all of your letters and stories on my shelf above my computer in my studio. They inspire me to keep on going. To everyone still waiting on photographs of your babies and children’s flags, I am so sorry it has taken me this long to complete them. I just had no idea I would receive so many! I am happy to say that I think I will be finished photographing them within the next two weeks. Thank you so much for your incredible patience! To my beautiful Mum , Annie…. I could never thank you enough for your help with this massive project.

To my friend Andy from Gormaymax Photography. There are no words for the generosity you have shown our family. Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to photograph the ceremony for the 3rd year in a row. My family and I think the world of you. To Mr Heartfelt, Gav Blue, thank you for taking your time out of your busy schedule to come and visit Christian’s Beach. It was such a wonderful time for me! To the beautiful ladies at SIDS and Kids in Queensland, thank you so much for having me back in November. It was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life. Kim and Esther, you are doing an incredible job over there. I am so grateful that the people of Queensland have you to help them if they need it. To Margaret at the Community News here in Perth, thank you so much for all your beautiful articles about my work. We are so grateful to have met you and Bruce.

To all the gorgeous girls at Luminous Light. I think you are all amazing! Thank you so much for coming to our events and making them everything that they are. An extra hug to all the new girls who came to my home when they had never met any of us previously. You are so brave, I admire you all. Every year I feel more inspired by your giving hearts. I look forward to an amazing 2013 with you all. To my LL Leaders, Em, Amy and Keels… I’d be lost without you. Thank you my loves.

To the local hospitals here in Perth, especially King Edward Memorial Hospital, thank you so much for accepting our Luminous Light Memory Boxes and Miscarriage care packs. We like to believe that we give healing to the families who receive our gifts but it is also us who heal through the experience.

To my gorgeous girlfriend Franchesca all the way over in Texas who is watching over her gorgeous baby girl in the NICU as I type, I love you! Thank you for inspiring me on a daily basis. Thank you for allowing me to write for your beautiful, empowering, inspiring and healing Still Standing Magazine. It is a privilege and an honour. Thank you for sharing Lost For Words with me. I hope that this next year is the year that I can give you a hug in person.

To everyone that purchased a photograph from me this year… Thank you so much. It is because of you that I am able to keep creating. I truly appreciate your kindness and generosity.

Lastly to my beautiful family and friends, thank you for loving me. Thank you for being there for me. I so look forward to this new year with you all. I know it holds so many wonderful things for us all.

Wherever you are around the world, no matter where you are at on this road, I wish you all the love and blessings in the world for this new year.

May peace be yours.




  1. Kylie D says

    Such a beautiful post Carly. Sending so much love to you♥ It should be us that is thanking you! Thank you for everything that you do & for giving us all such beautiful ways to remember our children. I cannot tell you how much each & every image that I have purchased from you, means to me. So much love to you & huge, huge hugs xx

  2. Anne says

    Thank you, Carly, for helping me and so many others along this road. Your words are inspiring and healing, your photos are beautiful and so full of love. I am honored to have taken part in your Prayer Flag project. I love knowing that me three babies are being loved from your corner of the world. Thank you for sharing yourself with us.

  3. says

    Oh you are not even kidding! I too hope this is the year we can meet in person. I love you Carly, and so honored to be your friend. I sometimes think about how I came across your work, and story and know you have impacted my healing more than I can ever begin to tell you. Happy New Year friend. xxxx

  4. esther elliott says

    You are more amazing than you realise. Your beautiful work and soul touches so many people and we are only too happy to tell everyone we can about your art. Thank you for your kind comments on our work here. Every person deserves support and compassion during such a terrible time in their lives and like you, we feel privileged to be invited into their lives. We hope 2013 brings you forfilment, healing and enlightenment. Never change. We can’t wait to chat soon and to have you back this year!! Much love to you darling. xo- Esther and Kim

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