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 

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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I can't pinpoint exactly how I initially scan and ultimately select images I'm partial to for the blog, but, for some reason or another, I'm not especiallly accomplished at this particular task, as I tend to neglect images like this.






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Love, love the first one !!!

(07.07.10 @ 08:13 AM)

I absolutely adore the second photo!

(07.07.10 @ 08:24 AM)

You are absolutely amazing Andrea! I have just spent the last 3hrs looking at all the amazing photos. If only you were in Australia!!! I want to move to South Africa now...

(07.20.10 @ 01:44 PM)
Andrea Carlyle:

There are some awesome Australian photographers on that side too! I have a long list of Australian photographers that I aspire to.

(08.01.10 @ 12:18 AM)
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I have been working ferociously this past week in an attempt to catch up with my editing, which is no easy task, being beset with the distractions of hyperactive midgets and the World Cup.

On the photography side, however, it's been a good week, as we were nominated for two VOW awards, along with news two of our portrait images and a wedding portfolio also succeeded to the finals of the African Photographic Awards.  Oh, and to put the cherry on the cake, two of our clients' weddings were featured in the latest Wedding Inspirations Magazine.


So, from a low-key perspective, it's been quite a fairly decent week.


OK, my apologies, as I do realise self-satisfaction can be awfully annoying.  In fact, my intention was to be all modest and humble and not to blow my own trumpet, but, sod it; I'm chuffed to the nines with the news!





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I keep telling you you're a legend....and you don't believe me! Well done and Congratulations!
Nothing wrong with self satisfaction...you deserve it! xx

(06.19.10 @ 06:26 PM)

Well deserved Andrea!!!

(06.20.10 @ 09:44 AM)

Well done rockstar!! :)

(06.21.10 @ 09:48 AM)

your work is amazing, as always! trumpet blowing definitely in order!

(06.21.10 @ 02:56 PM)
Paul Pearce:

Can you Feel It !
No not the soccer fever, the pat on the back as that is just one of many you deserve.
As already said, you are a legend in your own right. Well done Andrea and heck if we don’t love our self how can we give our everything to our passion and God given talents.
10 out of 10

(06.22.10 @ 01:37 PM)

Awesome photographs! Stunning

(08.12.10 @ 12:10 PM)
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