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 

I have been working ferociously this past week in an attempt to catch up with my editing, which is no easy task, being beset with the distractions of hyperactive midgets and the World Cup.

On the photography side, however, it's been a good week, as we were nominated for two VOW awards, along with news two of our portrait images and a wedding portfolio also succeeded to the finals of the African Photographic Awards.  Oh, and to put the cherry on the cake, two of our clients' weddings were featured in the latest Wedding Inspirations Magazine.


So, from a low-key perspective, it's been quite a fairly decent week.


OK, my apologies, as I do realise self-satisfaction can be awfully annoying.  In fact, my intention was to be all modest and humble and not to blow my own trumpet, but, sod it; I'm chuffed to the nines with the news!





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I keep telling you you're a legend....and you don't believe me! Well done and Congratulations!
Nothing wrong with self satisfaction...you deserve it! xx

(06.19.10 @ 06:26 PM)

Well deserved Andrea!!!

(06.20.10 @ 09:44 AM)

Well done rockstar!! :)

(06.21.10 @ 09:48 AM)

your work is amazing, as always! trumpet blowing definitely in order!

(06.21.10 @ 02:56 PM)
Paul Pearce:

Can you Feel It !
No not the soccer fever, the pat on the back as that is just one of many you deserve.
As already said, you are a legend in your own right. Well done Andrea and heck if we don’t love our self how can we give our everything to our passion and God given talents.
10 out of 10

(06.22.10 @ 01:37 PM)

Awesome photographs! Stunning

(08.12.10 @ 12:10 PM)
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June 11, 2010 // Personal

The much-awaited 2010 FIFA World Cup is about to kick off  in but a matter of hours, with the excitement and anticipation now reaching fever pitch here in South Africa.

Flags are flying, vuvuzelas are trumpeting , football frenzy is here and, finally, the moment is about to arrive.

Ke nako Africa!





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June 1, 2010 // Children / Personal


firefly.jpgSide Note:  It's been a busy week, and I just haven't found a spare moment to blog. Our household midgets have, one by one, been tagged with a gastro bug, which appears to be doing the rounds. For us, it has meant nursing midgets, interrupted evenings and washing bed linen at the most oddest of hours. For Marcelle and Steyn this has meant a delayed post.





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i love the little story that this tells....
so sweet.

(06.04.10 @ 02:11 PM)
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Whilst I definitely do not make it a habit to showcase a second-shooter's images on my blog, I quite simply couldn't resist these.

First off, they are much too cute not to post and, above all, I noticed Stella didn't either. Secondly, this post will buy me some time to do my write-up for the next wedding.




To be read in the whispered tones of David Attenborough:

There she is.  The innocent and endearingly wholesome flowergirl.  Yes, entirely discreet to the naked eye; merely observing the bride and groom cut the cake.  And then, remarkably, with no warning whatever, she then swiftly pounces on the unsuspecting cupcake and, without fear nor favour, it's over. The cupcake is devoured and no-one has noticed a thing.


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Thanks for posting theses, Andrea! It's funny what you miss when going through the images sometimes...love the David Attenborough write up :) You have a wonderful way with words on top of being a fabulously talented photographer!

(05.25.10 @ 07:45 AM)

What a laugh... I even did the voice in David Attenborough. This just finished me off! My precious little niece who got those chocolate fingers all over the maid of honours dress. Thanks Andrea or should I say Stella :)

(05.25.10 @ 12:55 PM)
Andrea Carlyle:

I can not take full credit for the wording either, as my written drafts are proofed and polished by DH extrodinaire.

(05.25.10 @ 02:47 PM)

Love it!

(05.27.10 @ 06:59 AM)

After taking the wrong turn far too many times, Stella and I finally found our location for the creatives.
Content with our discovery, we crossed our fingers in the hope it wouldn't rain and also crossed our toes hoping our bridal couple would be game for an off-site location.
There are really no words to describe how special and intimate their ceremony was. Outside on the lawn, it was a small, profound and beautiful exchange of vows, between two people before those most dearest to them.
After the ceremony, we realised our crossing of fingers was of no help (the toes worked though), as almost timed to perfection, the rain decided to join us for the creative portraits.
Given the cold and wet weather we faced, the fact Betty has a thing about dirty feet and this preposterous request made by the photographers, I have to say Thank you.  I really should get medals made...you guys deserved Gold!
Now, just before I post these, I really have to mention both Betty and Richard are adamant (in bold and I would have underlined it 10 times) they are very uncomfortable hate facing the camera. To this end, I present you, the viewers, with the images for you to decide!
Betty. Richard.  I say you guys rocked the camera - Northcliff hill will never be the same!.


















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Oh, they are sutnning!!! Can't choose a favourite, but love Betty's laugh :) Thank you Betty and Richard for indulging us, you were fabulous!

(05.17.10 @ 02:55 PM)

Oh, they are stunning Andrea! Can't choose a favourite, but love Betty's laugh :) Thank you Betty and Richard for indulging us, you were fabulous!!

(05.17.10 @ 02:57 PM)

Well, they sure look like professionals to me! Lovely, Lovely images!

(05.17.10 @ 07:50 PM)
Betty :

Well done ladies, this must be the first time I havent cringed when seeing pics of myself! We loved having you both there and a big thank you for being so awesome :) Love love love the pics

(05.18.10 @ 08:56 AM)
Jeanette Verster:

Oh these are incredible images!! Love the water tower!! I thought the place was fenced off

(05.18.10 @ 10:12 AM)

Absolutely stunning! They don't look camera shy to me ;-)

(05.18.10 @ 02:53 PM)
Paul Pearce:

Great work Andrea
Look at the bright side, rain = good luck for the couple and a stressful time for us.
Oh yes, the water tower will be fenced off, but then again we never under estimate dear Andrea!!
Is it true you have JZ's number on speed dial? Just pulling your leg. Once again you have out done yourself !

(05.19.10 @ 12:59 PM)

Love the tower pics - stunning!

(05.21.10 @ 08:18 AM)

That last image...just tells it all.The sky,the city in the background...it looks as if they are just on the edge... glorious.......as usual. love it!

(05.24.10 @ 04:45 PM)

Please send price packages for wedding

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