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 

o there I was at the gorgeous Morrells, all geared up to photograph Nathan's and David's big day, and I already knew two things that were going to make the day a real joy.  Firstly, that David and Nathan are two legends: genuine, friendly, funny and welcoming. Secondly, the venue is the perfect setting for those in search of something with a French vintage style to it.

Venues and details, however, don't make a wedding.  A wedding really needs just two simple ingredients: love and joy, and we had those in spades. It was a blissful celebration from start to end. The speeches were packed with emotion and laughter, and the atmosphere was built upon friends and family, all coming together for one special day.  An extraordinary day that I'm sure they'll always remember. 

Congratulations!

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I shot my last wedding of the year yesterday, so I have a few weeks off now to relax and unwind with my family. 

Before I do that though, I have one ceremony that I've wanted to post here for a long time, but finding the additional time, in between editing and launching my new website, just did not happen.

Let me introduce Christine and Richard, my first green wedding! Christine's and Richard's green-themed wedding was eco-friendly, whereby the couple tries to decrease the impact of their event on the planet.

Christine's d├ęcor consisted of plants and vegetables that were then donated to less privileged schools and organisations after the wedding. The handmade African art not only supported local craftsmen, but also made for great gifts for the couple's guests. Every single detail was well thought out.

Christine and Richard, thank you so much for picking me to capture your wedding day, it was such a pleasure to be a part of this very special and unique occasion.

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Dress: Pronovias
Bridesmaid dresses: Chad Lahoud Designs
Groom's and Groomsmen's suits: Csquared 
Make-up: Donna at the Make-up Studio
Catering: Sandy's Kitchen
Desserts: Made by the bride and her mom 
Wedding cake: Made by the bride and her mom
Vegetable plants: Grown by Daniella Alexander from the REEA Foundation Vegetable Garden Roses and rose bushes: Sourced by Elizabeth Thornton-Dibb from Bella Rosa Farm
Beaded animals and flowers: Sourced by bead work creators across Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town
Reception, Ceremony, Cocktail signs: Tendai at the Desert Rose Project
Crocheted blankets: Made by the bride's mom

..and as always all weddings are posted to my Facebook Page

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I cannot believe how fast the months are rolling by, with such a busy year I have not managed to blog all my weddings and it seems to get busier now as we hit the warmer months of summer. I just wanted to check in announce that Brad and Lee 's River Place wedding made front page ;-).

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If you would like to see Lee-Ann and Bradley's full wedding head over to my Facebook Page.

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It was a long time coming as my old site was beginning to gather some serious cobwebs ;-), so after many hours of work, I am very excited to finally unveil my new website!
 
If you are eager to see have a look over here.

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Apparently today's date numerology is a good reason to get married...I say why not ;-).

A single frame, that I am permitted to share, of today's very intimate and private ceremony.


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