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 

Related Posts with ThumbnailsI absolutely adore every moment of the excitement, stress, anticipation and celebration that occurs on the actual wedding day, but, it's the 40-odd hours languishing on the computer afterwards, post-processing a ceremony, that has become overwhelming recently.

In an effort to simplify my rather complex and exhausting workflow, I decided that January 2011 would be the opportune time for change. Therefore, and to actually broaden my horizons, I decided to attend the RE.INVENT Lightroom course.

I must admit, I was somewhat hesitant, since I wasn't 100% sold on Lightroom (I just  could not get my head around it), also the thought of squandering an entire day, on a course(wasting editing time) wasn't appetising either, but, I am really, really, really, really glad that I did, as I learnt some "Killer Bee" Lightroom tips and have in turn saved many hours on my workflow!

It has taken me several years to finally reach this point, but, I believe that I have, at long last, introduced a workflow process that is organised and efficient {enter singing angels}.

No blog post is complete without an image, so here you are, an image from my first wedding that underwent the new LR workflow.


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The same as you: hesitating, not wanting new type of working... I tried Aperture (of Mac) and have the same experience as you...
If you've bitten trough the new apple.... it tasts wonderful!!
Enjoy Lightroom

(02.10.11 @ 05:12 AM)

Santa forgot the Mac, so I am still on PC :-(

(02.10.11 @ 06:23 AM)
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January 18, 2011 // Children / Personal


Re-organising the morning route. Re-organising the afternoon route. Labelling stationery. Labelling clothing. Labelling more stationery. Loosing labelled shorts.

Then, diarising 25 extra-mural activities. Wrapping books. Doing homework.

It has only been one week, with Oliver in "big" school and I am exhausted.....send wine ;-)

Just one for now, of the lad himself.




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Jeanette Verster:

Hehe you have my sympathy, I was moaning about the same thing this week... we've already had a project to do, and Bradley's only in Grade 2!

(01.20.11 @ 10:43 PM)
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So today I had a total panic attack about how far behind I am on the editing side of things. So I made a promise to myself that I would buckle down and not get distracted on the internet.

15 minutes have passed and what do you know here I am, Hello there !! {insert, happy wave}

Pretty much a pointless post - I'm editing a wedding right now, and I got a kick out of this image.

So here you go, love this image the little page boy, walking out of the ceremony. He clearly had enough.


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Jeanette Verster:

That's an awesome image... and I'm also procrastinating... supposed to be editing a session that I have to deliver on Friday!

(01.05.11 @ 11:01 PM)
Andrea Carlyle:

...and here I am again...Hello ;-)

(01.06.11 @ 07:39 AM)
Kelvin Horn:

I can't believe your photos exist. They are unreal and incredibly magical. I love this black and white one

(04.25.14 @ 08:41 AM)
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I just wanted to wish you all a very happy new year filled with happiness and health, and to thank you all for stopping by in 2010.

Looking forward to 2011, hopefully it will pass a little slower.







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Wishing you all the Christmas magic from our family to yours!





I will be taking a few days off to enjoy some time with my family. Back in January with some wedding posts for the new year.


Credit: Red middle bit by Rebecca Cooper


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Laura Marte:


You dont know me, but i want to wish you a Happy New Year, Im fron Dominican Republic,

a small island in the caribbean, I have 37 years old, and I decide from the 2008 to do photography, and since DAY ONE you are one of my inspirations... I dont speack well english, but i just want to tell you THANKS YOU for being soooooooo GREAT in what you are doing, because for the ones that LOVE your WORK

Thats all.... Soon im gonna have a web, and I going to send you some photos.


Lali Marte

(12.26.10 @ 08:47 AM)
Andrea C:

Thank you for your kind words, it is always nice putting faces to the "stats" of the blog.
I know your beautiful side of the world my husband has family in Grenada - so I have been fortunate enough to see your corner of the globe!

(01.03.11 @ 06:58 AM)
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