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 love it when my clients come up with unique and creative ideas for their photos! 

I take no credit for the "African" maternity theme, thank you "M" for the inspiration and permission for me to post these.
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A random ramble this afternoon:


I am busy updating my website at the moment and spent the entire morning going through all the weddings I've shot; blindly searching for "Award Winning Wedding Photographs" that could be used for my new portfolio section.


In my quest I can across this image from Kath and Craig's intimate ceremony. Well to be perfectly honest, I am not sure whether it would actually win any awards, but again that's very much beside the point, as that isn't my primary objective at all. In my view it has nothing whatsoever to do with any accolades or compliment, not by a long shot.


To me, it's everything about handing over moments especially and precisely like this.

Nothing more and nothing less.


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June 17, 2015 // Children
Not only is it so very rewarding to be able to photograph family portraits,  it's also incredibly uplifting to capture such precious moments as everlasting memories. 

I loved photographing Luka.    So full of energy, who made me:   Earn.    Each.    And.    Every.   Image ;-).  

I think I managed to catch the essence of his happy little, actually re-edit, rather tall soul. 

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Is that tongue of concentration not the cutest thing?


If you want to see more images from Luka's family shoot, have a look at my Facebook page

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Nothing like the bush to recharge the soul and make one realise how magnificent nature actually is. 

Hubby and I were fortunate enough to get some R&R at Elephant Rock Private Safari Lodge. 


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On this rather blustery Friday afternoon, I've decided to take you on a journey to Dullstroom, where Amy's and Duncan's upmarket farm-style ceremony was held.   

Not being a fan of humdrum routine, I find that one of the most agreeable and rewarding perks of wedding photography is that your "office" miraculously transforms itself with each event - from farms to barns and from private gardens to a boat no less, which is perfect for the wandering photographer that I've become ;-).

Amy and Duncan pronounced their I-Dos at the Silver Sixpence, in Dullstroom.   By any true measure of par-excellence, the Silver Sixpence is an absolutely striking little venue that I hadn't ever set foot in, let alone had the opportunity to photograph.   '

In spite of the occasional drizzle and nip in the air, it was a glorious and carefree day set in the rural heartland of Mpumalanga, where all their guests could enjoy the outdoor games, take in the picturesque scenery and, on the whole, have a pleasurable and entertaining day. 

Thank you so much, Amy and Duncan, for being so easy-going, for enduring the drizzly, cold weather at the end of our shoot and in particular, for making me smile every time I think of you two and your wedding day.



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I was tempted to Photoshop out the raindrops on Duncan' jacket - Yes, Í do realize they"have a very close resemblance to bird "blessings" of good luck ;-) but if I eliminated them I would have erased the memory of the rain that fell just after we finished with the Portrait shoot...a memory I would want to keep.

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Dress: Pronovias

More from this Dullstroom Wedding on my Facebook Page

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Jermaine Naidoo:

Beautiful work, you are truly talented Andrea!

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