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 

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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February 3, 2012 // Personal

"Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are,
the things you never want to lose."

~ The Wonder Years


Here we are, already in the first week of February.  Blimey, did January go by so unexpectedly super-fast for anyone else, or is it just me?


Anyhow, in early January, we hired a houseboat for the day, bobbing along at a snail's pace on the Vaal river and then over-nighting at a picturesque quayside, just in time for a wondrous sunset (and glass of Chardonnay)

As usual, I took thousands of photos in the hope of preserving these childhood memories forever. . .




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For those who have asked me a number of times; we hired the boat from Old Willow Boats

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Any wedding involving a barefoot bride and groom, cocktails on the lawn and some crazy dancing is a score.


Susanne, who works in event management,  had put such care into every exquisite detail, that the whole day was literally bursting with purple prettiness!  If you haven't gathered from the images, Susanne's favourite colour is purple.


Despite the torrential downpour earlier in the day, their ceremony took place on cue under the jacaranda trees,  surrounded by friends and family that travelled from all over the world to witness Alan and Susanne exchange vows.


Thanks so much Susanne and Alan for giving us the opportunity to enjoy so much beauty in one day.  I went a little overboard with the finer points, so grab your morning cup of java for this one!



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The midget cake stalkers, you get them at every wedding.



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I must also give a huge shout out to Leeandra and Claire from Fields of Colour, you ladies were a hoot!


As always the images are also on Facebook, feel free to tag and share.





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Stella:

What a gorgeous and fun wedding this was! Beautiful job, Andrea!

(01.30.12 @ 08:52 AM)
Claire:

Wow! Your pics are amazing... Well done! Loved working with you... Lee & Claire

(01.30.12 @ 09:49 AM)
Simone Sherriffs:

The photos are amazing. Such a beautiful wedding, and as usual Lee and Claire have outdone themselves with the flowers!

(02.02.12 @ 08:15 AM)
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