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 


The week leading up to Karel's and Justine's wedding revolved around checking weather forecasts, as continuous rains were predicted for that entire weekend.
Fortunately for us, the forecasts in Johannesburg are never reliable and we managed to avoid any downpours.


There are so many incredible moments to share from this marriage ceremony that I seriously don't know where to begin, but, I'll give it a bash any way. 


We were lucky enough to shoot Karel's and Justine's creatives at Johannesburg's old gas works plant.  Yes, I know, not exactly a "lovely gardens" vibe, but, going by Karel's list of pre-suggested locations, I knew that they were a little adventurous and would love the backdrop as much as I did.  There are some serious favorites in here and I have been chomping at the bit to share them with you.


Setting the occasion; it was the last full moon of 2011, we had sky lanterns, a red velvet wedding cake, a sweet dainty flower girl, who went by the name of Olivia and, of course, an awesome bride, who claimed she hated the camera.- National Geographic here I come ;-)
Into the mix, a mighty fine groom too, so what more could one ask for? 


So to Karel and Justine, it was absolutely wonderful spending the day with you and your family and friends...Thank you, a trillion times again.



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Olivia's reaction when granny (Justine's mom) cried, she then decided to give granny a huge hug to make it all better.


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Ice lollies were dished out to all the guests after the ceremony.


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The urban reception in Braamfontein at Narina Trogon was a nice change to the normal country venues.

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Oh, and before I log out, and address my editing backlog, there are a couple of extra images on my FB page.


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Jeanette Verster:

Absolutely STUNNING!! LOVE the ones at the gas place!

(12.19.11 @ 07:39 PM)
Nicky Tenderini:

Absolutely stunning photos - simply superb!

(12.23.11 @ 10:01 AM)
Gillian McLaren:

Sensitive, creative photography. Justine, you were beautiful on your specal day.

(12.30.11 @ 04:09 PM)
Linda:

Stunning!

(01.23.13 @ 10:02 AM)
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I am busy finishing off Lauren and Darryls's wedding and wanted to share this image with you. Lost in the blog edit, rediscovered this morning.


There is something about it that I love, and I keep coming back to it.




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Lisa:

So lovely Andrea, and not a security guard in site!

(12.19.11 @ 12:18 PM)
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I am not sure what it is, but, seeing an image published in a glossy wedding magazine makes it look sooo much better, than it does on my screen.

Thrilled to be included in the December / Summer 2011 issue of Wedding Inspirations magazine which goes onto the shelves today!



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Jeanette Verster:

That's a gorgeous image!! Congrats :)

(12.05.11 @ 08:34 PM)
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It would be too easy to have the same themed party for the boys, wouldn't it?

This year we celebrated with a Superhero party for Liam and a Lion King party for Jake.

Right, now back to my editing.


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Credit: Superhero party inspired by an party I saw on Etsy by Paiges of Style
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Damaris:

Were can I find the lion king cones for pop corn n tags for goodie bags .

(02.23.12 @ 02:00 AM)
Damaris:

Hi these two parties look very fun, I had a question on the lion king party... We're can I find the cones for the pop corn and the tags for the goodie bags?

(02.23.12 @ 02:07 AM)
Andrea C:

Damaris I emailed you a while back with the templates...hope your Lion King Party went well

(07.05.12 @ 05:29 PM)
petrina:

hi andrea, could you email me the lion king popcorn and cupcake templates please? i'd like to use it for my kid's 5th birthday party :) thanks!

(07.12.12 @ 10:23 AM)
Pamela Orellana:

Can you please send me the templates for the popcorn cones? I would really appreciated it... very neat idea

(07.12.12 @ 10:10 PM)
MIranda :

I have been looking everywhere for lion king items for my sons 2nd birthday, where did you find these? I would greatly appreciate it!

(07.24.12 @ 02:38 AM)
sharon:

Hi Andrea. Your photos are darling. My little girl is having a lion king themed party next week. I would love to use the popcorn cones and cupcake wrappers. Could you please send me the template. Thank you very much!

(08.03.12 @ 12:23 AM)
Andrea C:

@Miranda I made them myself as I could not find anything on the Internet that I liked. I have emailed you the templates.

(08.03.12 @ 05:53 AM)
Andrea C:

@ sharon I emailed the templates through last week - good luck with the party

(08.06.12 @ 07:15 PM)
Charlene:

Helllo these are cool ideas can I know where you found them pleas

(09.19.12 @ 05:54 AM)
Kumar G:

Hi Andrea, fab pics... I am planning for d lion king theme party for my son's 1st b'day party..can u send me the templates for cones and cake wrappers? Highly appreciate it... Thanks in advance

(09.24.12 @ 05:20 PM)
KumarG:

Hi, would highly appreciate if you can send me the popcorn cones and cupcake cover templates for lion king? I am planning a first b'day party for my son of lion king theme... Thanks in advance

(09.24.12 @ 05:26 PM)
Amanda:

I planning a lion king party for my daughters 1st birthday who LOVES the lion king. Any way I could get the amazing templates? Everything looks amazing!! :)

(12.27.12 @ 07:38 PM)
Dianne:

This is a great idea! I also have 3 boys, with twins. I imagine you had the parties on different days? How did that work out? Their 7th birthday is coming up and their tastes are very different as well. Thinking how to make this work. I would also appreciate the templates please. Thanks.

(01.08.13 @ 09:37 PM)
Shelly:

Hi my son is goin to turn one pretty soon and its been really dificult to find lion king stuff I was just wondering if u could tell me where u got the sing forr the goody bags and the tags. If u could plz tell me I would really appreciate it.

(01.13.13 @ 06:47 AM)
Jessica:

Hi i love the popcorn lion king con can i also get a copy of the templates also its really nice my grandson is also having a lion king 1st birthday please thanks

(01.16.13 @ 01:48 AM)
Coco:

Hi

Where did you get the superhero sweet cones from?
Or did you print them out?

(01.28.13 @ 11:05 AM)
Tracey:

Hi I'm planning a Lion King baby shower for my daughter; would you please email me the templates as well. Andrea you did an amazing job! Thanks in advance

(02.10.13 @ 10:58 PM)
tayra:

can you email the template for the lion king cones please?

(02.25.13 @ 09:55 AM)
Trish:

You are very talented! My daughter's baby shower is later this month and she has chosen a lion king theme. Will you please send me the templates you created?

(03.04.13 @ 05:07 AM)
alexis wright:

Hi, i want to do a lion king theme for my sons 1st birthday. Can you email me any templates please? Thank you

(03.19.13 @ 12:27 PM)
david:

I am trying to have a lion king party and I am wondering if you could email me all your templates for the cupcake and the popcorn holders along with any other suggestions you may have for a great lion king party. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

(03.20.13 @ 01:53 AM)
Kassandra :

Hello Andrea, I just love the pics of your sons birthday party themes. I am in the process of planning my sons first birthday party and his theme is The Lion King. His bedroom is decorated in that theme as well. Can you please e-mail me the template for the treat bag tags and the popcorn holders. Thanks in advance.

Kassie

(04.13.13 @ 06:35 PM)
Trevette Chavis:

I absolutely love the lion king tags that are on favor bags! Did you make those as well?!

(05.03.13 @ 08:16 PM)
sharon dudley:

i was wandering if you could send me the templates for the lion king I am doing a Lion King Baby Shower
Thanks
sherry

(05.06.13 @ 01:35 AM)
Carly:

Hello,

I have a question where can I get lion king popcorn cones, cupcake wrappers and thank you cards?

(05.21.13 @ 12:52 PM)
jackie:

Hello, I would really appreciate it if you could email me the template for the lion king party stuff, please.
Thank you so very much

(06.04.13 @ 08:36 PM)
Dianna Pope:

Hello Andrea,
My son is turning one in a few months and I love your popcorn cones and the giftbags. Can you send me the templates everything please.

(07.23.13 @ 06:43 AM)
Creative Printables:

Wow, love the Lion King party! Those cupcakes are adorable!

(07.23.13 @ 05:24 PM)
Nora:

Hi! Im having a lion king theme for my soon to be one year old and I love all your lion king stuff, it looks awesome! I'm having trouble coming up with stuff. Would it be possible for you to e-mail me the templates? I would really appreciate it :-)

(08.24.13 @ 04:28 AM)
Anna-Marie:

I am responsible or my granddaughters 3rd birthday party -theme Lion King. Do you have ideas ? Please send me the templates of everything! Everything looks super! Thx

(08.24.13 @ 08:57 PM)
Paige P.:

I am responsible or my Godsons 1st birthday party -theme Lion King. Do you have ideas ? Please send me the templates of everything! Everything looks super! Thx

(09.28.13 @ 03:35 AM)
ogo:

Hi! beautiful pictures! I am having a lion king theme for my son's first birthday as well. Could you please email the templates you used? and any ideas?! Thanks so much!

(09.30.13 @ 01:44 AM)
elisa:

hi andrea, I am planning a lion king party and a superhero party for my son's 3th and 5th birthdays. Could you email me the lion king and superhero templates please?
thanks a lot!

(09.30.13 @ 12:33 PM)
Julia:

Good morning I am doing my son's first birthday party Lion King and would love it if you could email me the templates for the cones , as well as the bags please I would greatly appreciate it

(10.18.13 @ 01:20 PM)
Celestia Yoakum :

I am in love with your party ideas! We are actually taking our daughter to see The Lion King on Broadway as part of her birthday gift. For her party though, I would love to use your gift bag tags and the popcorn cones. Is there any way that you can send them to me or do you have a shop where I can order them? Thanks!

(11.24.13 @ 09:31 AM)
Maggie:

Hi Andrea, you did a remarkable job! I'm doing a Lion King Party for my daughter's 2nd birthday. Can you please send me all of your amazing Lion King templates? Thanks, and happy New Year!

(01.03.14 @ 04:03 AM)
alecia:

Hi Andrea C can you please email me the templates for this lion king party my sons first birthday party is next week and i really want to do the lion king theme

(02.15.14 @ 09:10 AM)
Maria:

Hi Andrea, can you please email me the template for the popcorn cones.

Thanks,

Maria

(07.29.14 @ 02:52 PM)
Sonia :

Can u please help me get popcorn cone n everything else about Simba

(09.13.14 @ 12:22 AM)
Tish:

Hi Andrea....This is the cutest idea i've seen thus far for a lion king party. I would like to do this theme for me son, Sire's 1st birthday. Can you please send me the templates you used for the cones as well as the cupcakes? Did you also make the "thank you" template?

(02.05.15 @ 04:02 PM)
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November 23, 2011 // Children / Personal
I know they have to grow up, but, does it have to be at this helter-skelter rate?

Five years old today!!

They are now both happy little beans, because they've officially, according to their life manual,  attained BIG BOY status.

However, I do savour the fact that they haven't quite yet shed certain babyish-like aspects.

Happy Birthday boys!


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