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 

Wow!   It's that time of year again and I'm only a couple of weeks shy of the end of my crazy, busy season,  so, fingers crossed, things should start slowing down now.

I am super-excited to announce that RE.INVENT III is on the cards, which is a photography workshop that I will be hosting with the master himself....enter drumroll... Mr... Dror.... Eyal.

This time around, we have incorporated some extras, so RE.INVENT III should be bigger and better.  With the purpose of accommodating the bigger aspect, the workshop will be extended by one more day.

It aims to teach,  inspire,  rejuvenate and restore.  We would love to see you there, so if you are interested in joining us, please click here.





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May 1, 2011 // Children / Personal

I'm at home this week with my little brood of boys and it feels good to be free of routine, but, it's also quite a challenge being at home. The amount of energy required for this job is not to be underestimated.

Anyway, there seems to be a bit of an uprising on this side, as the three boybarians are horrified that only a photo of their cousin, Angelique, was posted on the blog for Easter.


So, here you are, a couple more from the chocolate season.

I am beginning to wonder who is in charge of this blog. The boys, or me?










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When Stella and I arrived at Bamboeshoek farm, we were besotted with the place. 

Hendrien had spent a lot of time on her uncle's farm, so it really was the perfect location for family, friends and the couple themselves to get together.  A barn, that usually houses sheep, was converted into the perfect wedding reception...insert sigh.

The sighs, ooohs and aaahs just kept on rolling out.

The d├ęcor, the details, their love story, the quaint setting on the farm, the charming groom, the beautiful bride; everything was just awesome. Insert more sighs.

Hendrien, who is a TV sports presenter, explained that because both herself and Cliffe are always in the spotlight (Cliffe being a famous cricketer), she wanted us to focus more on the day and the story itself, as opposed to mere photographs of the two of them. So I have tried doing just that during the selection process for this blog post.  But, it's been pretty difficult, when you have a gorgeous couple amid such an awesome setting.

I truly hope that these photos, in some measure, do succeed in portraying the wonderful atmosphere we experienced.  Thank you, Hendrien. Thank you, Cliffe. It was an absolute delight to photograph your nostalgic wedding.



THE MENU ON THE WALL: Each individual meal was homemade by an individual resident of Lady Grey and then dished up by that respective cook. Nothing beats a home-cooked meal made with love.




For Hendrien's and Cliffe's very nearest and dearest, Hendrien herself compiled picture-framed personalised messages for each and every single guest! Do I hear a sigh?





Hendrien's dress was made with 70-year-old antique lace.



Yes, the bouquet on the left also received huge ooohs and aaaahs, plus the odd sigh.










Hendrien and Cliffe arranged it that their pics would be taken before the ceremony, which meant that we had loads of time to photograph the two of them in Lady Grey. I simply had to post these, as they represent the first glimpse Cliffe managed to see of Hendrien in her dress.













Cliffe drove to the church in the car that Hendrien learnt to drive in, which is a Toyota Corolla 1.8. You can see the car was custom-made to accommodate Cliffe's physique... ;-) 




This is the reaction Cliffe received arriving at the church in the stylish Toyota Corolla.....1.8. I may add... there's no respect these days for an artisan-made automobile.



The flower girls arrived in the bakkie that Cliffe used for their first date.





















To the overseas viewers, troukoek is wedding cake in Afrikaans. 




.....and, yes, ladies that's him...Ryk Neethling and he's gorgeous and, to top it all, down-to-earth in real life ...I know it's a tough job photographing people.


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Oh my word Andrea - these are just fabulous!!! Thank you for taking me with to this beautiful wedding - definitely one to remember :)

(04.28.11 @ 09:21 AM)
Jeanette Verster:

OMW these are stunning!! Love all the detail

(04.28.11 @ 05:59 PM)

Stunning photos.. such a different wedding.

(04.30.11 @ 04:06 PM)

Absolutely stunning Andrea!! Cannot pick my favourite here, they are all gorgeous.
PS. the shot of Cliffe in the car is brilliant, put a smile on my face :-)

(05.02.11 @ 10:55 AM)
Paul Pearce:

Great work Andrea
I just love it when you shoot at these way out off the beaten track places.
A whole new world opens up and you shine in that too.

(05.03.11 @ 01:49 PM)

wow such a unique wedding, love the confetti shot, and love the eye candy yum!

(05.05.11 @ 10:57 AM)
Lizette Bain:

Andrea dit is die mooiste troufotos en voorwaar 'n asemrowende mooi troue gewees! Hendrien en Cliffe - jul troudag was ongelooflik spesiaal!

(05.07.11 @ 12:09 PM)
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April 25, 2011 // Children / Personal

It has been a little crazy on this side, the furry hairball, called Easter bunny, has hijacked our time.

I now have to dash. We are off to granny and ' grumpa for our third Easter egg hunt.


Hendrien and Cliffe - your post is coming... I promise.


Happy Easter to all of you that celebrate.


 One Easter Bunny - aka cousin Angelique 

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Dewan Demmer:

Ha ! Bunny behind the chair, right timing for a really nice shot.

(05.17.11 @ 12:06 AM)
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Without revealing too much about my next wedding blog post, which I am really excited about publishing, I just couldn't resist sharing some teaser images.

Forget Kate Middleton's and HRH William's upcoming stately bash, the wonderful couple I photographed in Lady Grey this weekend was the town's very own Royal Wedding, by a long shot.


Just take a look at the sheer excitement of some of the unofficial guests - there are those experiences that quite simply can't be put into words.... full post coming soon. Stay tuned.

















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Love the sheer excitement on their little faces! absolutely adorable!

(04.19.11 @ 12:34 PM)

Can't wait for the full post!

(04.19.11 @ 04:09 PM)

Me too! Cannot wait for the rest!

(04.19.11 @ 06:37 PM)

Hey Andrea, haven't been around for a while. Just saw the wedding pics at Lady Grey....really awesome, but when i saw this post.... :-)...the photos made me smile even more. Their smiles make me miss home even more!!!

(05.16.11 @ 10:16 AM)
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