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 

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Today is a public holiday and we have decided to make it a long weekend away. Back in the office on Monday.


I thought I had better do an itty bitty post this morning as it's been a bit sparse on the wedding side. A sneak peak of what is yet to be posted.



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You were wonderful to have in the room with us - such a lovely lot of people!
Thank you for making the day so special - I cannot wait for the photo's to be seen.
Love -bride's mom - LEENTHA

(12.21.10 @ 11:04 AM)
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November 19, 2010 // Personal / Travel / Wedding

We are in the Waterberg, emails and calls will be returned on Monday.

Have a great a great weekend!



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Jessica Perez:

Dear Andrea. I found your blog on internet. The old one. And there I found the link to this new website. I just want you to know that I think your work is fantastic. I am a 21 yo brazilian girl. My boyfriend is canadian and I'm probably moving there very soon. As we already talked about getting married I search photographs very often and yours are the best I've seen so far. I'm in love with your work.

(11.21.10 @ 10:58 PM)
JoAnna Elizabeth:

Andrea, the moments you capture are so crystal clear with life, joy and elegance I absolutely love your work. I am just starting out as a photographer, I live in the states, and am going to my first conference next week! If you wouldn't mind, I would love to know what kind of camera you are using, I don't know if the major brands are different in South Africa, but it is evident your camera and how you work the lens is fabulous. I hope you are enjoying yourself!

-JoAnna Elizabeth

(01.03.11 @ 05:46 AM)
Andrea C:

Thank you ladies!
@ Joanna - this picture was taken with the Canon 5D Mk11 with the 2.8 24-70 mm lens

(01.03.11 @ 05:53 PM)

how much did it cost you? and how many lenses do you use or is there one that pretty much does the job?

(02.26.11 @ 11:53 PM)
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As I type this, the moments which come to mind are Taryn's bridesmaids, who cried even before Taryn walked down the aisle. The emotional walk down that coveted footpath, the awesome first dance and the presentation Taryn's father put together at the reception.

A dashing groom, a beautiful bride - who knew how to rock her frock - an emotional ceremony (that almost had me shedding a tear) and an all-out enormous party - what can I say? All in a day's work!

We decided to venture away from the traditional hot spots at Oakfield and both Taryn and Chris did not as much as flinch at the locations we suggested. Although, I might add, there was a slither of panic in Taryn's eye when I mentioned the swing ;-)

No more blabbering from my side - I am far too excited to show off the images from this wedding.




































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LOVE the last shot!!! Stunning:)

(11.18.10 @ 09:48 PM)
Jeanette Verster:

Absolutely stunning Andrea!! Thanks so much for asking me to second for you, I had a blast. My photos are up on my blog too

(11.19.10 @ 01:21 AM)

Wow Andrea!!! LOVE that no 10 building!

(11.19.10 @ 08:11 AM)

Crying bridesmaid here :) Andrea, you've done a beautiful job!!! We can't wait to see the rest!

(11.19.10 @ 12:37 PM)
Melanie Wessels:

Stunning! As always!

(11.19.10 @ 12:43 PM)

Oh my word Andrea!! I am blown away by these amazing images you captured!! Thank you so much!! I can't wait to see the rest of them. You are AMAZING!! Chris and I couldn't be happier!!!

(11.19.10 @ 12:52 PM)
Coral Shortt:

Congrats Taryn and Christian! God Bless you in your marriage - what a beautiful record of your special day!
Andrea - once again am totally in awe of your work - stunning photos for a stunning couple.
And thanks for showing off our work so nicely too!

(11.19.10 @ 01:28 PM)

Love the one with the bride and veil!! Stunning!

(11.19.10 @ 03:05 PM)

Really really lovely set!!!

(11.19.10 @ 03:42 PM)
Hannes Uys:

The new location worked!! The last image is pure class.

(11.20.10 @ 11:54 AM)
Pink Marble:

Stunning pics!! Love your work Andrea!

(11.24.10 @ 10:57 AM)

love love love the image with the corrugated iron background....that pose is priceless!Awe inspiring as usual!
Makes me want to have my wedding again......

(11.24.10 @ 11:22 AM)
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Up today, is the ever-patient Christina and Derick.

They tied the knot a couple of weeks ago, at Green Leaves, under spring skies blue enough to rival Christina's beautiful eyes. Well, almost!

It seems as though I am repeating the same mantra with each wedding post, but, the couples we take on seem to be the most precious souls!

Both Christina and Derick are just the nicest people you could meet. Myself and Stella had such a wonderful time with the pair of them.

This wedding was all about the real, natural, no fuss - just a calm and happy celebration of love. This is most definitely a wedding that will be remembered with fondness.

I've so many favourite photographs and below are just a few to let you in on the merest glimpse of such a memorable day.

I would like to thank Christina, Derick, their family and friends for making us feel so incredibly welcome

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We were once again blessed with awesome light in the chapel...and how awesome is the Boabab ring holder!


Above - A brief moment in time, this was taken just after Derick and Christina signed the register. Unposed and unrehearsed; just natural emotion captured.

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Wow - these are gorgeous Andrea! I love the shots with the sun!!!

(11.04.10 @ 05:27 PM)

GORGEOUS photos Andrea! Love the shot of them kneeling in the church!

(11.06.10 @ 04:46 PM)

Love, love, love the register image!!!! So natural and unscripted. Christina, you looked just gorgeous!!

(11.07.10 @ 07:58 AM)
Melanie Wessels:

So lovely! What a beautiful couple

(11.12.10 @ 09:24 AM)

Stunning photos! I love how you backed off the flash to get some background as well. The "kneeling at the alter" was amazing because of the sunlight!

(11.14.10 @ 03:29 AM)

That "moment in time" image is just awesome. I love the BW you did as well, almost like it adds to the image.

(11.14.10 @ 03:37 PM)
Andries Combrink:

Oh my word. The chemistry between this couple is electrifying! Decisive moments. Beautiful.

(11.15.10 @ 06:01 PM)

These images are just GORGEOUS Andrea. I especially love the register shot, it's my favourite!

(11.19.10 @ 07:48 AM)
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I am not sure where I should start with this wedding?

Do I begin by telling you how Stella and I were transported to Nylstroom, which is a veritable African oasis?   Or, shall I go on about the stunning Maroela tree, in the middle of the African savannah, where Martin and Bronwen decided to get married? 
Would I be able to articulate just how intimate and tranquil the entire day was?  How can I not mention that Ashley has a wicked sense of humour (for an 8 year old) and that he acted as my third shooter?  Or, shall I merely update you on Wimpie, our mentally-imbalanced ;-) game ranger, with a death wish, who took "close encounters" to another level and took far too much pleasure in selecting our locations within 10 metres of crocodiles, cheetahs, hippos and other dangerous wildlife?

I very much doubt it, so let's allow the images to do the work.

Thank you, Bronwen. Thank you, Martin. The experience will be fondly remembered!




























You would have not guessed it by the expressions here but a big crocodile was lying about 5 meters away.









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After that intro you gave I was looking for all the creatures in the bushes LOL. Stunning photos as always

(09.26.10 @ 06:20 PM)
Bronwen & Martin:

The photos look fabulous - we had so much fun with you and Stella. Thanks for making us feel so comfortable and we can't wait to see the rest.

(09.26.10 @ 09:21 PM)

We had a ball with the two of you both! - petrified at the close encounters, but a good laugh.
@Sharon: The creatures were so close that they were not in the bush but near us! The problem was it all started to look a little sureal that when selecting (for the blog) the photos with the animals looked a little too close, posed and staged (which obviously they weren't) so I posted the ones without.

(09.27.10 @ 06:42 AM)

Stunning Andrea!!! Love love those rocks... I just couldn't resist posting some of the close encounters :) Bronwen & Martine, thank you for a wonderful (though surreal) experience :)

(09.27.10 @ 09:04 AM)

So, so beautiful. Your photography skills really astound me every time I look at your blog

(09.27.10 @ 10:27 AM)

Oh, how I adore African bush weddings!!

(09.27.10 @ 10:51 AM)
Mavis Scott:

To Bronwen and Martin - congratulations on your marriage - may you have many ahappy years together. You may not remember me, but I am Aunty Carol's sister-in-law: Uncle Lex's wife. Do you remember the boys? Michael, Stephen, Collin and Brendon. It is many years since we were all together - visiting with the Dougalls.

Your wedding photos are beautiful. Aunty Carol said the wedding was super. I know your mom put a lot of work into all the plans so it could only be a success!

(09.30.10 @ 10:13 AM)

Lovely photos! Loved the ones in the trees.Ashley is just too precious!

(10.06.10 @ 10:00 AM)
Ross (Crystal Print Stationery):

Amazing work!!!

(11.04.10 @ 02:53 PM)
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