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 

Lisa and I were standing outside the venue, watching the merrymaking in full swing, sipping our chardonnay, reflecting on the day's weather, the people's expressions, the cute stuttered vows and those quaint offbeat moments.   We both sighed and nodded our heads in agreement - yes, this is what epitomises a marriage ceremony.

There are couples who quite simply remind you of what it's all about.   Couples who share a genuine connection that you can't help but be moved by.   Most of all, couples with whom you can freely have a hoot and laugh in their presence.  That is Anna and Robbie.

While the rain did arrive and abandoned any hope of the intended beach ceremony, Anna never stopped smiling.   In fact, Anna getting dressed was one of the most relaxing and fun vibes I've walked into for a long time.

Thank you Lady and Lord Cornwall, we had a "cracking time"!!


















A certain person confided that she thought that this was the best wedding venue in the area,  I have to agree, Umtamvuna River Lodge is Thailand meet Bali meet beach...just awesome!

If you prefer Facebook the post is here.


Dress: Temperley London

Bridesmaids' dresses: All Saints

Flowers: Twisted Willow (039 3052785)

Make up: Face Forward


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Natasha Whiteley:

absolutely beautiful. xxx

(03.23.12 @ 08:29 PM)
Monica Dart:

exquisite set of images. Love Anna's absolutely unique dress!

(03.23.12 @ 09:06 PM)

what a lovely wedding!! and wonderful images captured!

(03.24.12 @ 08:54 AM)
Lauren Kim Photography:

This wedding is beautiful! I love how you captured their special day!

(03.30.12 @ 04:39 PM)

Stunning post Andrea, beautifully captured!

(03.31.12 @ 08:53 AM)
Anna Cornwall:

Ah Andrea - the piccies are soooooooooo beautiful!!!!! Gaaaaahhh I can't wait to see them all! Oh well will have to struggle through another 3 weeks in Indonesia before we can maybe see the rest.....Thanks so much for making it fun for us all too - it was such a special day and without doubt you've captured the true spirit of it. You're a star and a super talented lady! xxx

(04.06.12 @ 10:21 AM)
Lisa :

So glad you insisted on the beach, Tres Awesome!

(04.09.12 @ 10:11 AM)

Good day,

My brother is getting married on the 18th of January 2014 at the Estuary Hotel in Port Edward.
Can you please send me quotes on the different types of packages that you have?

The wedding will be a very small but intimate wedding (30 delegates).

Thanks so much!!

(10.17.13 @ 01:55 PM)

I wanted to find out whether you are working between Xmas and the New Year, or when are you starting again after the New Year. I am from Jhb but I will be there with my whole family during the Xmas Hols and was thinking of having some family photos taken, as my daughter who lives in England will be leaving by the 6/01/15.

(11.28.14 @ 02:32 PM)
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March 21, 2012 // Children / Personal
I failed to attend the chaos caused by the mischievous leprechauns at our home on Saturday morning, because I was on my way to the airport.  However, just before I was due for take-off, I 'phoned home and, without catching a single breath, the boys didn't spare any details as to the extent of the mess the little trolls had made. 

So, because I missed St Paddy's day with the boys, we decided to hire a waterslide and celebrate the milestone today; not least because it was a public holiday. . . and, no, we are not Irish.


The St Patrick's Day printables were downloaded from Love the Day Designs and the Leprachaun treasure hunt, which was a huge hit amoungst the short guests, from Green Lilly Designs.

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March 8, 2012 // Children / Personal / Travel
...back on Monday


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I never do a best-of- the- year post because, in all honesty, Christmas is much too HUGE in our home and it requires tons of untold gusto and sweat.   So there never seems to be any valuable, or non-Xmas, time to get such a post together, which would be suitably primed for the new year.  

I then blink and, without warning, we're suddenly bidding February a heartfelt fairwell  and then, of course (caught off-guard), it's already much too late.

Well, this year I am doing a lot of things much more differently and, seeing as I've been given  an extra day, with it being leap-year, I thought why not, before we advance full steam into the new wedding season.

As you would have gathered from this wee blog, I'm not much for resolutions, but, there is something incredibly gratifying about looking back and reflecting on all those great little moments that added up to one fantastic year.

Happy LEAP YEAR... and now for some of my favourites from the 2011 season:












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February 14, 2012 // Children / Personal

To all the romantic's out there; Happy Valentine's Day....xoxo.


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