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 

August 2, 2012 // Children / Personal
There are endless times that I'd rather not be burdened by a large, cumbersome camera, especially given its habitually perilous proximity to three boisterous and active boys.  You see, any trip out with them typically includes; bags, gooey snacks, juice, sand, etc, not to mention their constantly sticky fingers, so having this expensive gadget within dent-shot of my lively lads provides that one extra worry.  .  . but, I religiously carry it with me almost every day.

Oliver turned eight two weeks ago.   Yes, eight.  Can you believe it?!

I reckon being a mother has intensified my need to preserve memories, as I'm flabbergasted at just how quickly these years are going by and how fast my boys are growing.  The thought of missing the simplest moments of day-to-day life; the thought that I am not paying close enough attention, or the thought of missing frames like these make it all worthwhile lugging it around.




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these are fabulous pics!
I LOVE them....and your son is gorgeous!!x

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July 27, 2012 // Children / Personal
Each year, with the onset of the cooler months, I'm inclined to become a winter recluse of sorts - a squirrel holed up, working furiously to finish all the editing before the next season begins.

I also tend to take great solace being in "cabin fever" mode.

It may be a good thing that I have three energetic boys who help to brighten my winter world, otherwise I'd spend the entire period cooped up indoors.



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People generally talk of far-flung places that drop right off the map and in this case, it quite literally did. The adventure began in earnest when Dror and I spotted our diminutive propeller jet at Lusaka Airport, in Zambia. We were on our way to the Chongwe River Lodge to photograph Monique's and Andrea's breath-taking African wedding ceremony.

The service itself took place on the pristine banks of the Chongwe River, situated in the Lower Zambezi National Park. In addition to the human congregation, it was accompanied by a hippo bellowing from distant embankments, along with a troop of curious monkeys fascinated by the proceedings and, almost on cue, the distinctive echoing cries of two African fish eagles, providing the perfect audio for the occasion.

To be in this flawlessly remote part of the world was a truly exquisite experience. The day was cram-packed with inspired meticulous touches; the refinements of which were co-ordinated by Monique herself. Added to the ultra-stylish ambience, we were surrounded by extroverted and fun-loving guests who flew in from all over the world, so it's almost impossible to perceive that the entire event was organised from afar - Australia, to be precise. Again, the attention to detail was positively astonishing.

I'm going to apologise in advance for the sheer size of this post, but, there are so many gorgeous images from Monique's and Andrea's big day that I'd be bare-faced stingy to even consider cutting back to a customary smaller dispatch.






























I love the disco ball that was flown in from Australia.










PLEASE NOTE:  I was not the principal photographer at this wedding and, for that reason, the copyright of these images is protected by Dror Eyal Photography. You may not use any of these images without prior written permission from Dror Eyal Photography.

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gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!! Looks like it was an amazing wedding. LOVE the baobabs on the tables

(07.13.12 @ 07:02 PM)
Fabio Xamin:

Troppo belli siete!
Contrats and be good!

(07.18.12 @ 07:42 AM)

Just breathtaking imagery!

(07.19.12 @ 02:13 PM)
Gena D:

Exquisitel wedding, gorgeous detail and as always so very well captured! always love your work Andrea!!!!!

(07.23.12 @ 08:42 AM)

WOW!!! This work deserved the extra pics on the blog.Just lovely.
The photos were beautiful to look at...but I have to say i LOVED the shoes and the hairpiece and all the hearts xx

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