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 

July 28, 2011 // Children / Personal

This week was a rather cold one, brrrrrr.

I saw my first spring blossom yesterday, which made my heart sing.

Yes, Yes, Yes...bring it on!


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On a totally unrelated tangent; the boys theme at school this week was circus. I present you with Jake the ringmaster.

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Jackie:

this series is adorable

(08.18.11 @ 05:12 PM)
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Oh.    My.    Gosh.

 
You should have seen Dani's and Wayne's wedding - it was absolutely mind-blowing!

Their marriage ceremony, a couple of weeks back, was one of Christopher Munton's esteemed assignments, in which I was fortunate enough to be the second-shooter.


 

It was an extravagant affair, with a profusion of colourful flowers, decor details and, to top it all off, Dani wore a beautiful Vera Wang.


One of my favoured things about photographing Jewish ceremonies, is that the dancing kicks off right from the word go; at the very beginning of the reception.   The bride and groom are initially introduced and without ado, the traditional hora starts.  The energy levels on the dance floor, which would put Eskom to shame, had me ducking and diving, trying to get in as close as possible without losing my camera.  What a vibe!


It is late Friday afternoon, the chardonnay has been chilled and is now calling my name, cheers.

 

I hope you have a fabulous weekend and enjoy these moments from Dani & Wayne's very special day!

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How awesome is the doughnut wedding cake!

 

 

 

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wedding_photographers_South-Africa_bgf-4-(8).jpgDani working that Vera Wang! 

 

.....and finally in an effort to get fans - sounds so strange...fans. I have uploaded a couple more images on my Facebook Page.

 

 

 

 

 


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Stella:

Andrea, these are phenomenal - that one of Dani on the couch took my breath away!

(07.22.11 @ 04:51 PM)
Hannes Uys:

Awesome Andrea!!

(07.22.11 @ 05:29 PM)
Jeanette Verster:

Absolutely gorgeous!! What a stunning dress

(07.23.11 @ 10:57 PM)
Daniella du Plessis/ Silbermann:

Hi Andrea! A friend of mine just stumbled across this post by chance, wow! was such a great surprise! LOVE the pics, and thank u for the kind words :) there are some truly phenomenal shots here! thank you!

(08.10.11 @ 07:01 AM)
Paul Pearce:

I just love that award winning shot of the bride sitting by her self with a bible, WOW

(08.26.11 @ 12:52 PM)
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July 15, 2011 // Children / Personal
He still lives in a world filled with imagination and make believe. Dressing up like a superhero can make a day turn from ordinary to awesome. He is getting taller and can now read. 


My little boy turns seven today.

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I'm not sure why it is, when editing for the blog, that I'm actually more disposed towards the colour images.  In fact, on many occasions I have converted a shot to black & white, in an attempt to break my colour addiction, then only to switch it right back to colour.

 

 
It may be because of the time pressure of getting the images onto blog, or it could be a mind block from my side, a mind block that I have a feeling could have been imprinted a while back when I first started. At the time, years back, an in-joke did the rounds, where if you wanted to establish yourself as a "photojournalistic" wedding photographer then all you needed to do, was convert all your images to black & white, and...presto, you are a photojournalist wedding photographer.


 

That being said, once I have finished editing an entire wedding, and am viewing all the edited images in my final quality check, I begin to realise that I am actually very, very fond of black and white images, after all.


 

I have randomly selected some of my favourite black and white images from this wedding and posted a them onto my Facebook page.


Facebook! I hear some of you gasp?

Yes, people, I have finally come out of my dark cave and decided to join the rest of the world on Facebook. 


 

Just one from the B&W series here. You have to click through and "like"  me ;-) to see the rest.

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Oh! and finally, before I forget, my second shooter at this wedding was Stella. I have also included some of her crackers too!

 

 

 

 
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Seventeen Canons and one Nikon ,-) along with their respective owners, arrived in the early hours at the Moon and Sixpence, ready for RE.INVENT III.

 

This was the last RE.INVENT, so we aimed for a bigger and better photography workshop and that it definitely was - a veritable explosion of information, with lots to digest and re-assess.
 
I have honestly always believed that the success of a photography business constantly rides on how well a photographer does two things:  produce good images and run the venture passionately.


I, too, have learnt some invaluable bits in this particular regard, so I'll also be revising a few things on this side.


I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I did!


Upwards and onwards....{ Insert secret wave } ,-)

 

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