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 just wanted to let you know that I'll be out of office on Friday, emails and calls will be returned as soon as we get back in on Monday, 4th April 2011.


This weekends wedding is going to be a very private affair, so I am afraid that there will be no blog post to follow but I will share David and Sarah's long overdue, and awesome, wedding next week.


..and because no blog post is complete without an image, here is an image I dug out from the days I still used film.





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Related Posts with ThumbnailsI absolutely adore every moment of the excitement, stress, anticipation and celebration that occurs on the actual wedding day, but, it's the 40-odd hours languishing on the computer afterwards, post-processing a ceremony, that has become overwhelming recently.

In an effort to simplify my rather complex and exhausting workflow, I decided that January 2011 would be the opportune time for change. Therefore, and to actually broaden my horizons, I decided to attend the RE.INVENT Lightroom course.

I must admit, I was somewhat hesitant, since I wasn't 100% sold on Lightroom (I just  could not get my head around it), also the thought of squandering an entire day, on a course(wasting editing time) wasn't appetising either, but, I am really, really, really, really glad that I did, as I learnt some "Killer Bee" Lightroom tips and have in turn saved many hours on my workflow!

It has taken me several years to finally reach this point, but, I believe that I have, at long last, introduced a workflow process that is organised and efficient {enter singing angels}.

No blog post is complete without an image, so here you are, an image from my first wedding that underwent the new LR workflow.


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The same as you: hesitating, not wanting new type of working... I tried Aperture (of Mac) and have the same experience as you...
If you've bitten trough the new apple.... it tasts wonderful!!
Enjoy Lightroom

(02.10.11 @ 05:12 AM)

Santa forgot the Mac, so I am still on PC :-(

(02.10.11 @ 06:23 AM)
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So today I had a total panic attack about how far behind I am on the editing side of things. So I made a promise to myself that I would buckle down and not get distracted on the internet.

15 minutes have passed and what do you know here I am, Hello there !! {insert, happy wave}

Pretty much a pointless post - I'm editing a wedding right now, and I got a kick out of this image.

So here you go, love this image the little page boy, walking out of the ceremony. He clearly had enough.


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Jeanette Verster:

That's an awesome image... and I'm also procrastinating... supposed to be editing a session that I have to deliver on Friday!

(01.05.11 @ 11:01 PM)
Andrea Carlyle:

...and here I am again...Hello ;-)

(01.06.11 @ 07:39 AM)
Kelvin Horn:

I can't believe your photos exist. They are unreal and incredibly magical. I love this black and white one

(04.25.14 @ 08:41 AM)
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I just wanted to wish you all a very happy new year filled with happiness and health, and to thank you all for stopping by in 2010.

Looking forward to 2011, hopefully it will pass a little slower.







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Wishing you all the Christmas magic from our family to yours!





I will be taking a few days off to enjoy some time with my family. Back in January with some wedding posts for the new year.


Credit: Red middle bit by Rebecca Cooper


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Laura Marte:


You dont know me, but i want to wish you a Happy New Year, Im fron Dominican Republic,

a small island in the caribbean, I have 37 years old, and I decide from the 2008 to do photography, and since DAY ONE you are one of my inspirations... I dont speack well english, but i just want to tell you THANKS YOU for being soooooooo GREAT in what you are doing, because for the ones that LOVE your WORK

Thats all.... Soon im gonna have a web, and I going to send you some photos.


Lali Marte

(12.26.10 @ 08:47 AM)
Andrea C:

Thank you for your kind words, it is always nice putting faces to the "stats" of the blog.
I know your beautiful side of the world my husband has family in Grenada - so I have been fortunate enough to see your corner of the globe!

(01.03.11 @ 06:58 AM)
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