About Me

I am a mother of three boys (three boys, being punished for my sins!) and have been a fan of photography for years. I started shooting weddings seriously about five years ago. With the arrival of my twins, I decided to reduce my working hours in order to spend more time at home with my boys. Using photography to make up for the loss of income was a natural progression.

This is where you will be able to catch regular excerpts of what I am up to...

 

If you would like to contact me please email: andrea@andreacarlylephotography.co.za

My website is over here: www.andreacarlylephotography.co.za 

It's really quite curious that as soon as the wedding season sets in motion, time itself seems to fly that much faster.  From nowhere, all these commitments and social events pop up all over the place and then you quickly realise that Christmas is also literally around the corner, along with it's own list of tasks and obligations. 

This would explain why I've been a somewhat behind on the blogging front and hopefully I'll be able to find some time amid the throng of school concerts, nativity plays and boys' birthday parties to ultimately get a grip on recent weddings over the next couple weeks, or so.

As a result, I'm so happy to finally blog the first of these beautiful weddings:

Sometimes, just sometimes, there are no fitting words to adequately describe a wedding.  So simply put, you just had to be there and you just had to see how Bianca and Jody interacted as a truly devoted and loving twosome.  They're that elusive blend of a couple that you just want to squeeze, because they're quite simply so emphatically happy and at ease with each other.  And without fail, always full of laughs and smiles - not to mention some wacky dance moves on Jody's side ;-)

So to conclude, their wedding ceremony was exactly as I had expected and more. PERFECT.  But you had to be there.  .  .



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I contemplated back and forth as to whether I should post this image. 

In a perfect world and a perfect image "the arm" assisting Bianca getting dressed would not cut off half her face,  but I just love the emotion and prefer the real, as it was on Bianca's wedding day, arm and all ;-). 


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Make-up: Tsholo Ramashala 084 529 5699
Brides Dress: Bride & Co
Suit: Levinsons
Cake: Bruce Fowler 0784583580



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Bianca:

Love it!!!! Thank you Andrea, you are amazing! so talented :)

(11.15.13 @ 11:12 AM)
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When I select pictures to post on my blog, I take extra time to reflect back on the big day; to take in all my own memories of the day; memories evoked by the newlyweds, Gemaine and Tyrone, along with those of their close friends and families.   For instance, the little flower girls playing with the "art" before Germaine walked down the aisle; the anticipation on Tyrone's face as she approached; their kiss after Tyrone's speech.  Yes, all the unguarded moments that will hopefully, one day, become priceless images - with an emotional connection for all involved.

WHOOOOA.   Okay, I think I am getting a little too deep here, so let me post the photographs before I start reciting Krishnamuti.

This wedding brings back good memories - Thank you, Germaine and Tyrone.



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Decor:  Beauty in Abundance - Petra Griesel 082 903 3661
Make up: Lesley Whitby
Bride's Dress: De La Vida
Groom's Suit: Desch
DJ: RickyH
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September 20, 2013 // Personal / Travel

Following an unexpected (and tiresome) pit-stop in Bangkok, the remainder of our 13 000km journey felt like an episode from The Amazing Race; involving a continuous chase for our onward connections to reach our final destination. 

Koh Samui airport has to be one of the most mind-blowing airports that I've even been to.   It's essentially an open-aired glorified thatched shed, without a sterile terminal building in sight.

As a first-time visitor to Thailand, I had no expectations at all, so as events slowly unravelled, they were surpassed in leaps and bounds.  Our opulent lodgings were located on a hill, adjacent to an uncrowded beach called Choeng Mon, in the Bay of Siam - a small but magnificent cove with sugar-white sand.  The rippling turquoise water scattered with small fishing boats was the type of scene you'd half imagine as one of those Microsoft screensaver options. 

Our days were spent with the kids skimming stones into the calm sea, or making half-hearted attempts at catching fish in the rock pools, sipping cocktails at the rustic beach huts (the adults, not the midgets), tasting the local Thai cuisine and the most strenuous task was slapping on some sunblock.
 
In a nutshell, our Thailand retreat was JUST PERFECT! 

For those that prefer a quieter Thailand beach holiday, sans the vibrant nightlife scene, Koh Samui is definitely your spot.


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Amelia:

Oh WOW! I think Thailand will have to be our honeymoon destination!

(09.21.13 @ 06:04 PM)
Kelly:

Looks beautiful!

(10.08.13 @ 10:46 AM)
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We are packing our bags today for our trip to Thailand tomorrow :-). Whoop! Whoop!  

I will be out of office until the 16th September 2013. 

All emails will be addressed when I return. If you would like a copy of my packages you can send an email to prices@andreacarlylephotography.co.za.

Hello Summer!

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As the heartwarming days of spring approach, we are about to embark on the next wedding season, so before the mass-hysteria turmoil sets in motion again, here's an overdue blog post, which is that of Jessica's and Clinton's.

After many months of planning and preparation, Jessica and Clinton finally got hitched on a beautiful day in June and their ceremony couldn't have been a more touching experience. 

Great weather, lovely guests, a radiant bride and a charming groom - not to mention the super-cool Simpsons neckties that were handed out to each of the male guests!

Here are some snippets from that day:


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Decor: Jessica
Make up: Erin Smylie
Venue: Usambara
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