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 

From my handwritten notes;

 

I'm unwinding on my own (insert smug grin), lazing in a rocking chair, sipping a glass of chilled Californian chardonnay and listening to the cicadas in the pecan trees, whilst also enjoying the peaceful star-lit sky, scattered with fireflies. . . sheer and utter contentment.

 

I have this tendency to downplay exciting events for fear that they may somehow fall through, so I never really get to take pleasure in the prelude to anything remotely awesome ..... but, Sweet Mother of Pancakes, here I AM on a porch, amidst the verdant pastures of Morgan County, Georgia the US of A - the exact coordinates being the quaint vintage town of Madison!! 

 

Feeling totally flabbergasted, overwhelmed and oh-so incredibly blessed that some sweet soul actually wanted to fly little ol' me all the way from South Africa to photograph her wedding.

 

 

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Stella:

So jealous! It looks beautiful there, can't wait to see the wedding pics

(09.06.12 @ 09:33 AM)
Jeanette:

Oh so jealous!! looks incredible... cannot wait to see the wedding photos :)

(09.06.12 @ 06:21 PM)
Corinna:

Beautiful Andrea, what a quaint little town. Hope you had an amazing time. Look forward to the wedding pics coming soon.

(09.10.12 @ 07:31 AM)
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A 16 hour flight over the Bermuda Triangle, and here I sit in a quaint little B&B, called Brady Inn, typing my out of office. A tad excited and a wee bit nervous, to be shooting a wedding on this side of the world ;-)

 

I will be back on the 28th August 2012.  I have no access to my emails and will address all enquiries on my return.

 

In the meantime if you would like to receive an email with packages please email prices@andreacarlylephotography.co.za.

 

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August 20, 2012 // Children / Personal
Oliver loves the sport offered at his school, so it was no surprise that he chose a sports theme for his eighth birthday party.

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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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Elizabeth:

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

(03.07.13 @ 08:11 PM)
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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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