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 12, 2010 // Children / Personal

The vuvuzelas have faded and the World Cup has now sadly drawn to a close.  I must say I'm going to miss the flags waving merrily, watching the games and the little ones screaming out the name of the country, when they recognise a flag.  But, then again, I suppose all good things come to an end and so too the end of the school holidays.

 

The boys (and cousin Angelique) were treated to a helicopter ride this weekend.

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And so life goes on... no more procrastination and no World Cup to blame...its back to work we go, Hi Hoo!


 

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Sharon:

Wow what lucky boys and what a beautiful little girl!!

(07.13.10 @ 03:58 PM)
Andrea Carlyle:

Thanks for the comment Sharon - it always nice to "hear" that there are people on the other side of the blog. It's Jake on the right, I know he does look like a girl, only because his mom does not want to cut his, or his brother Liam's, hair ;-)

(07.13.10 @ 04:28 PM)
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I can't pinpoint exactly how I initially scan and ultimately select images I'm partial to for the blog, but, for some reason or another, I'm not especiallly accomplished at this particular task, as I tend to neglect images like this.

 

 

 Winter-Wedding.jpg

 

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Stella:

Love, love the first one !!!

(07.07.10 @ 08:13 AM)
Alet:

I absolutely adore the second photo!

(07.07.10 @ 08:24 AM)
Florina:

You are absolutely amazing Andrea! I have just spent the last 3hrs looking at all the amazing photos. If only you were in Australia!!! I want to move to South Africa now...

(07.20.10 @ 01:44 PM)
Andrea Carlyle:

There are some awesome Australian photographers on that side too! I have a long list of Australian photographers that I aspire to.

(08.01.10 @ 12:18 AM)
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We're over the hill. 2010 is officially half gone, can you believe it?  Then again, the one agreeable aspect is from here on in, our days now begin to lengthen and the mercury levels should also start to rise - at least towards the latter part of July.


Other news from this end; 
On the workshop front, there have been many requests to host yet another forum.  I am super excited to annouce that I will be hosting RE.INVENT II with Dror.  We have packed in some extra bits on marketing and branding, a model shoot and practical shooting tips on how to shoot decor.

 

 

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If you are interested in joining us, then carry on reading here. Last time seats sold out pretty fast, so I would suggest if you are interested book now - as we will once again keep the numbers low so that we have a small group. 
 

In other splendid news, Admired in Africa has re-launched with a spanking-new look and I'm thrilled to bits to be one of the photogaphers featured.  I also love the fact one of my images was used in the header. (Blowing that trumpet vuvuzela again).


That's it from my side.

 

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I took the midgets to their favourite amusement park this weekend.

 
I think it is almost impossible for an adult to fully grasp just how exciting a funfair is to small children - the colour, the characters, the clatter of rides, the glitter of the circus. . .and let's not forget the candy floss; pure sugar goodness melting in your mouth, which can only be eaten messily with your hands.

 

 

 

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June 23, 2010 // Children / Personal

I love capturing every-day moments. Like my boys doing every-day things; going to the park, drawing pictures, collecting pine cones for the fire, playing in the back garden. The real bits. Unedited.


Our simple, every-day life.

In the future, I'm sure I will treasure these pictures, no matter how dirty or mismatched their choice of clothing may be. Pictures to remind me how time is flying by and how quickly these simple, but precious moments will pass.

 

 

 REAL.jpg

 

 

REAL-Life.jpg

 

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Jeanette:

Oh man, that second photo needs to be a canvas!

(06.24.10 @ 06:56 AM)
Sharon:

I love these, the joy in the first shot is almost overwhelming and the second .... I'm lost for words. As a mom it melts my heart

(07.08.10 @ 11:24 AM)
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