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 

April 6, 2010 // Personal

We experienced the magic of Easter four times over the past long weekend. Although, I might add, for the most part, downpours did threaten to put a damper on the celebrations, the midgets simply took it all in their stride and were unflinching in the rampant quest for the ever-elusive Easter Bunny.


We drank tea (well, I fib - my teacup contained what I refer to as Mummy's Little Helper, aka chardonnay ;-) ), we had our little Easter tea party followed by a twilight egg hunt with ultra-blue flashlights and luminous eggs; all wrapping up with an Easter Monday grand prix at Granny's and Grampa's.


Hope you had a great Easter.






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Paul Pearce:

Absolutely a stunning time seems to be had over Easter weekend. And not just the egg hunt," Mama's Little Reg Maaker"
I just love the colours as always. I can't wait to join in with all these festivities, looking at your photos make me think back to when I was their age. Hell time flies, wait I think I now need a reg maaker!
God Bless

(04.08.10 @ 02:08 PM)
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Some may call me biased, but there is no doubt in my mind about the fact that I have super cool clients.
What you can't tell from the photo's is that Lohan is one of the sweetest guys I have met and that Anri painstakingly decorated every inch, and I mean every inch, of Avianto herself.

I know, I've been ridiculously slow about getting these up, but I've really been battling to format a 'blurb' that actually describes their beautiful day. The only words that spring to mind are classic glamour.
I will put aside my editorial inadequacies, which has delayed this post by a couple of days, accept defeat and finally post these...

Avianto-Decor 5d.jpg



















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Gorgeous imagery Andrea! Love the textures with the walls

(04.05.10 @ 10:13 AM)

Gorgeous!!! LOVE the second bridal photograph, classic and beautiful!

(04.05.10 @ 01:11 PM)


(04.05.10 @ 04:24 PM)
Ursula Tocik:

Thank you Anri and Lohan for a wonderful day.... Thank you Andrea for an awesome shoot....
Love the post.... awesome.... as always....!

(04.05.10 @ 09:36 PM)

Wow! Great job... I can't wait to see all the photos. Thank you for making our wedding day extra special and capturing all our beautiful memories on our special day!

(04.06.10 @ 09:50 AM)

STUNNING, cannot wait to see the rest!

(04.06.10 @ 09:14 PM)
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Just a quick note to those lucky sods, who attended RE.INVENT I.

The i{files} have arrived and are on their way to your postbox!



Lohan, Anri, your wedding post will feature next. 

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Kat Forsyth:

Shweeet. :-)

(04.01.10 @ 04:09 PM)


(04.01.10 @ 07:21 PM)

Yay!! Can't wait to get them!

(04.01.10 @ 10:54 PM)
Eileen :

Woohoo!! YAY:) So looking forward to them!

(04.02.10 @ 12:13 AM)

they are such a cool idea, cant wait.

(04.06.10 @ 04:34 PM)
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As much as I love and cherish the daily dose of constant mayhem my boys churn out; be it through giggling, loud laughter, chattering, whining and fisticuffs, I also really value MY time - those rare occasions in the course of the evening, when I'm alone and all is quiet and calm.  My time.


It's during this time that I can actually sit in front of my PC, in total peace, going through moments, editing images and getting lost in thought.


Here is one I stumbled on, from last nights editing session.


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Eileen :

Stunning. I wish I had more "my Time" :)

(03.26.10 @ 10:00 AM)
Andrea Carlyle:

Me too!......Or that I could keep my eyes open a little later!

(03.26.10 @ 04:50 PM)

Amazing pic Andrea.... Also wish I had more 'me time' :)

(03.28.10 @ 08:47 AM)

Oh wow! Another amazing photo, incredible!

(03.31.10 @ 06:44 PM)
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March 19, 2010 // Children / Personal

Our little forest has been fenced off. We now have to resort to leopard crawling under the pallisade fence to sneak into our enchanted forest.

Yes, technically, trespassing. Terrible, I know!  But it is always worth it in the end. An adventure for the boys and sweet images for me!






I almost forgot, Monday is a public holiday in South Africa, so no email or phone from my side ;-).






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That is such a beautiful spot... such a pity they've fenced it off, but glad you've found a way through

(03.20.10 @ 07:57 AM)

You have gorgeous boys....and your shots are pretty nifty too!! ;-)

(03.24.10 @ 10:18 AM)

these are so sweet!

(03.28.10 @ 10:51 AM)
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