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 

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Today is a public holiday and we have decided to make it a long weekend away. Back in the office on Monday.


I thought I had better do an itty bitty post this morning as it's been a bit sparse on the wedding side. A sneak peak of what is yet to be posted.



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You were wonderful to have in the room with us - such a lovely lot of people!
Thank you for making the day so special - I cannot wait for the photo's to be seen.
Love -bride's mom - LEENTHA

(12.21.10 @ 11:04 AM)
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December 7, 2010 // Children

It was mullet masacre yesterday. I took the boys in for their first haircut.  :-(

The last mullet post.


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Jeanette Verster:

Beautiful beautiful sun flare!

(12.07.10 @ 08:10 AM)

I feel for you Andrea it has been 4 precious years of gorgeous locks ;-)

(12.07.10 @ 11:35 PM)

Gorgeous sun flare! What a lovely shot, well done Andrea!!

(02.28.14 @ 01:04 PM)
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December 6, 2010 // Children / Personal

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A sneaky back-dated post...


I thought I was going to get off scot-free by not posting the boys' birthday bash on the blog, but, then one very clever bugger asked why the party wasn't here.


Apologies, dear blog readers, as I do realise you're not that engrossed with the antics of their birthday shindig.


In any case, it was a safari in the Serengeti for Jake and, of course, for Liam, a repeat of last years theme, cars.


Two fire engines and an ambulance arrived at the venue, treating the boys and their guests to rides around the neighbourhood.


There you are boys, posted and done.




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I know first hand, as a photographer, that there are thousands of images of those people around us captured by the flicker of the lens, but none, or very, very few, actually includes us within the frame.


This year, I received an amazing gift (twice), which was, incredibly, a shoot with my children and I.


When Joretha (a wedding photographer herself) contacted me earlier this year, to photograph her family, I knew it was due time to pay this gift forward.


Here you are, Joretha, a few of my favourites:







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beautiful!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE no 3!!!

(12.03.10 @ 06:59 AM)
Melanie Wessels:

Love them! Really special

(12.03.10 @ 09:07 AM)

Thanx Andrea, your the best!! I love it and can't wait to see the rest of it.

(12.03.10 @ 09:54 AM)

Gorgeous - love the last one

(12.03.10 @ 10:12 AM)

These are gorgeous and I love the bright colours! Awesome photos!! xxx

(12.08.10 @ 11:34 AM)
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November 23, 2010 // Children / Personal

Just yesterday, we received the news that there would be two.

Just yesterday, I gave birth to two baby boys.

Just yesterday, two teeny new newborns came into our lives,  packaged with double the noise and a puppy smell that made me want to hug and hold you until you popped.

Just yesterday, I watched your dadda take you out for your morning walks and hold your podgy fingers to trim your tiny fingernails.

Just  yesterday, I heard you call a caterpillar a pasta pillow.


Yes, blog readers, it was only just yesterday.


And today Jake and Liam are four.




Happy Birthday, Boys!


Credit: Wording adapted from a post written by Kristen Cook.

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Jeanette Verster:

Happy birthday to your boys!!

(11.23.10 @ 10:43 AM)

Congratulations to the midgets!!!!!

(11.24.10 @ 07:19 AM)
Eric Gaurkee:

AWESOME. I usually reserve myself from superlatives, especially when it comes to photography, considering that I see tons of awful imagery, with tags like "amazing", "mind blowing" and the like. My wife and I have a brand new baby girl, (our second, my son is about 2 months older than your twins) born in the very early morn of the 27th of November, 2010. I don't shoot newborns, and generally loathe the cutesy manner in which babies are portrayed. Of course, being a photographer, the question was "we want to see pictures". So, I decided to do some research, and find a style that I like. Yours is it. Inspirational. And now I drift over here to your blog. I find this. I'm just jotting a note to say that your style is very cool, and what you said has made me decide that I NEED to shoot the shots I want to remember my baby girl in this most special time. Thanks.

(11.30.10 @ 10:20 AM)
Andrea C:

Thank you for the kind words Eric.
Shoot away, it (time) really does go so VERY fast. Enjoy every second with your new arrival.

(12.13.10 @ 08:52 PM)
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