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 

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.





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.








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

(06.24.10 @ 06:56 AM)

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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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

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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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