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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We are one week into September.  How did that happen? 


Well, August was insane.  Amongst everything else, it also happened to be the month we had to enrol Oliver into school. (Yep, big school next year). 


Finding a decent government school in our area proved to be a rather time-consuming and nerve-wracking exercise!  Fingers crossed, however, we will finally get him into our school of choice.


I found a spare few minutes, (that statement in itself is incredible), so I thought I would share:


This image of Julian was rewarded 3rd place in the Portraits category of the African Photographic Awards, announced two weeks ago.  I have been oblivious to this, as I was unable to attend the awards evening. So, a little happy dance in celebration of the belated news.



African-Photographic-Awards.jpg...and here's to September being a less stressful month!

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Kat Forsyth:


(09.06.10 @ 05:52 PM)

Oh wow, well done!!

(09.06.10 @ 08:53 PM)
Ursula Tocik:

Well done Rockstar!! Always deserved :)

(09.07.10 @ 08:35 PM)
Paul Pearce:

Absolutely stunning Andrea.
I know this nominated last year in the Photographer of Year 2009 in the UK as well.
You are worth every gram of talent that you snap through your lens.
God Bless and well done. My money is on a Gold next year!

(09.10.10 @ 11:06 AM)

Well done!!!
Was wondering what had happened...that's absolutely FANTASTIC!
onwards and upwards ....next year a Gold :-))))

(09.20.10 @ 11:50 AM)
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Last week I was especially fortunate to host a second workshop with Dror and, on that note, I’d like to extend my many thanks to all 25 participants and our Rockstar, who attended Re.Invent II at Forum Homini.


To be totally honest, I was yet again a nervous wreck, but, after the first few questions my nerves seemed to settle.


Here’s my shot from the day, but, from what I’ve seen coming in for critique, the participants’ images blow mine to smithereens.









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Ha ha ha, I hardly think anything I've taken could even begin to match yours nevermind blow it to smithereens. So awesome to finally meet you. Thanks so much for answering my questions - even the stupid ones, so graciously!!

(08.31.10 @ 09:46 AM)
Pieter Wolmarans:

I had an awesome time at the workshop and the info I took with me is invaluable. Thanks for presenting a killer workshop with so much quality information. Look forward to seeing your images.

(08.31.10 @ 12:31 PM)

Thanks for sharing your knowledge! It was great meeting you :)

(09.03.10 @ 09:14 AM)

This was an awesome workshop - A MUST! Thanks again, I had sooo much fun and learned alot! WOW!

(09.10.10 @ 09:48 AM)
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It's been a whirlpool couple of weeks around here. Too many things going on; playing catch-up and, quite simply, just not enough time.


I am in need of simplicity, rest and revitalisation. . . a short break from my daily obligations.


The studio will be closed from the 7th August - 12th August 2010.

(All emails and phonecalls will be answered on my return)


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The workshop sold out in the very first week!  How awesome is that?  Just one couple cancelled, so two places (obviously) are available should you wish to join us, which you can do by merely browsing the workshop website.

We now need a model for the workshop.  Any takers out there?   .... anyone?

It will be a fun afternoon with a trash-the-dress theme of shooting - although, I promise your wedding frock will not be ruined. We tend to attract very adventurous personalities, so should you sway towards the self-assured, then you're also more than welcome.

If you are predisposed to being photographed by 20 different people, and prepared to stand in the most ridiculous spots, then please email us at bookings@theworkshops.co.za to lay your hands on more details.


Madelaine, a very talented make-up artist, has kindly agreed to do make up and we will provide you with the images submitted together with a couple of prints.





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Marelize Schmahl:

Beautiful image and beautiful location! Wow! Where was this taken?

(07.30.10 @ 12:18 PM)
Andrea Carlyle:

Tiger Wheel and Tyre, behind in their workshop area, on Louis Botha Ave

(07.30.10 @ 05:56 PM)
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I have been very quiet on this blog for far too long, so just a quick little something, once again all in the name of procrastination, and back to the grind I go.



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