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 the timeless love story of a South African girl who, as I understand it, stalked and finally managed to win over and enchant her dashing Irishman ;-).  
 
Then in the long run, after a whirlwind romance, her pursuit paid off and Graham ultimately popped the question.

A fast-forward to the here and now, and envisage a ceremony beneath a clear blue skies, followed by delicious canapes and Pimms, amidst a grove of tall trees and lush green grass - Georgina's and Graham's matrimony ticks all the boxes for those dreaming of a perfect outdoor wedding.  

Add Irish charm and tradition, some seriously adorable children, laughter amongst friends and family from the world over, who had travelled from the four corners of the globe just to be with them.


Here are a few of my favourite frames.




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Funny, how I do not have to tell you that this (above) is Georgina's mum, you can just tell by the emotion in her face.

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Kids doing their thing.



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...and adults doing their thang.

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Georgina's Dress: Jenny Packham
Flowers: Botany
Band: Runaway Cult Train

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Stella:

Gorgeous! Love the veil image

(03.15.13 @ 11:04 AM)
Wedding Dress Creations:

Absolutely amazing photos well done :) ... they really look like such a happy couple

(03.20.13 @ 02:01 PM)
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February 17, 2013 // Children / Personal

Bare feet,

sun-kissed children,

warm nights sleeping in the tent,

ice-lollies,

catching crabs

...and impromptu foam parties.


Oh, how we do love summer.


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Gauteng Wedding Photographers:

stunning Andrea, love how you just seem to capture ALL those special moments!!

(02.19.13 @ 08:51 AM)
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The weather forecast, during the pre-wedding excitement, kept changing from all-day rain, to occasional showers, developing showers and then finally, to late-afternoon showers. Well, that's quintessentially Gauteng at this time of the year.  The weather's highly unpredictable and it very much depends on your exact location, because it can pour in Sandton and yet there won't be a drop in Fourways - a mere few kilometres apart.

 

Anyhow, the storm clouds did roll in and right after the last Canon click, during the creative portraits, the first droplets began to fall.  Luckily for Brian and Michelle, they made it back unscathed and after a few minutes the skies opened up and it poured like there was no tomorrow.


I have so much to say about this intimate wedding, but for now I'll leave you with this... an enchanting bride, her charming Canadian groom, welcoming family and guests, plus can I throw in the cutest little flower girl that ever graced a dance floor?


I have a smile on my face as I post these images, replaying the day over again...raw, profound and gorgeous.


 

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Venue: Browns of Rivonia

Make-up: Janell Donders

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December was nothing short of a blur.  Seriously!  It felt like only yesterday that I posted Happy Holidays and today, in what seems like the blink of an eye, the kids have now returned to school.


 
Well, before all the mayhem leading up to the festivities, I shot Simon's and Luisa's swanky soiree.  Whilst I could ramble on about the staggering details that Luisa had organised, or the super-duper couple that Luisa and Simon truly are, or indeed the breathtaking setting of the venue itself, there really was one "aaaaawe" moment for me that I specifically remember during the speeches.

 
Simon mentioned, among other things, that one of the endearing aspects he loved about Luisa, besides her friendly and warm manner, is the way, when she speaks to a person that she always gently holds the arm of that particular person with whom she is talking to - that, to me, was such an adorable, genuine and heart-felt moment, which had me sighing behind my lens.

 

Anyway, before I start sounding like a Mills and Boon novel, here's a quick glance into their big day.  To be honest, it was tough choice and even though both Luisa and Simon said they hated being photographed, I personally think we managed to get some impressive shots.

 

 

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Birdseed confetti, some guests were intrigued to see what bird seed tasted like, and I happend to see one particular gentlemen give it a taste in the evening ;-)

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Flowers: Luisa...and months of collecting empty tins!

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Band: Studebaker

 

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Jeanette:

Really stunning! Love the proteas!

(01.11.13 @ 10:07 AM)
Liza:

Wow, absolutely love this last image!

(01.14.13 @ 01:40 PM)
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