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 

12 bottles of wine arrived yesterday with the following note inside the box;

 

Dear Andrea & Ursula
Thank you so much for making our wedding so special and memorable. You are both amazingly talented and we feel so fortunate to have you both. We will cherish our photographs for years to come.
These are two of our favourite wines. We hope you enjoy them.Enjoy a glass of wine on us in the sunshine.
Love Florian and Tracy

 

A whooping "Cheers!" Tracy, Florian! Thank you, the pleasure was really ours!


I'm sipping the delicious Life from Stone Sauvignon Blanc as I type this blog post. No sunshine, but hey, I have good wine! 

 

Cheers!

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Tracy:

As usual I have been trawling through your blog which is what Florian and I often end up doing on a Saturday morning. For some reason we had never come across this before. Over a year on and we still often look back at our photographs and love them. They are one of our most treasured possessions. Its fantastic to see all your work and follow the many other happy couples. We never recommend anyone else when our friends are getting married. We hope you are well and happy. x

P.S. We are due to have our own little midget in December

(08.14.10 @ 12:23 PM)
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One of the things I must confess to here and now (sssssssshhhhhh. Do not spread the word)  is - I do not count images, since I am not a bean counter. In fact, I will never be a bean counter.


I realise my packages do stipulate a minimum number of pictures to be handed over and that defined number is always met.


In reality, the couple receive all the best images from the big day, which isn't, by any means, a quantifiable number - it quite simply depends on how many great images were captured on the day itself.

 

That is why editing sometimes takes a little longer.

 

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Jules Morgan:

Stunning light!

(11.06.09 @ 09:10 AM)
Paul Pearce:

Once again you have outdone yourself. Great shot

(11.10.09 @ 11:46 AM)
Shannon Watson:

Another beautiful picture Andrea. I am always so stunned at how great our wedding pics are. Looking forward to seeing them all. :) And what a surprise to see a new one posted when I was looking to see some more weddings you have done! :)

(11.10.09 @ 07:15 PM)
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It's always such an honour (and a tad nerve-wracking) when a high profile Johannesburg photographer refers us, so the pressure was most definately on!

 

Ursula and I headed out to Memoire and when we saw the awesome sky, we knew exactly where we were going to head for the photos - there was also a must-have we left 'til last.

 

I realise the burnt veld and the final location did raise an eyebrow or two, but, I am sure you will agree, it was worth it!

 

Samantha (and Sergio), you guys are legends, conquering rough, burnt terrains, dust storms and a dodgy shebeen, with a few intoxicated onlookers.


Thank you for trusting us on our jaunt out for such a great set of images - we can't wait for you to see the rest!

 

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I love the 'shabeen series' - I will have to post more a little later.

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Ursula:

Ooh man - what a shoot!! Thanks Andrea, love your work the pics are awesome!!!!!!!
Sam and Sergio, thank you for a wonderful day and I wish you all the best!!

(10.21.09 @ 10:29 AM)
Kat Forsyth:

That sky really was amazing! Great job - and yes, I'd love to see more :-)

(10.21.09 @ 12:19 PM)
Liz:

The "Sky Goddess" at work again....just wonderful!
The light in the second last frame is amazing.You are SO clever!

(10.22.09 @ 02:25 PM)
Jeanette:

How awesome! LOVE the look you got against the magnificent sky!

(10.22.09 @ 05:56 PM)
mandy:

I haven't visited in ages, but now that ive caught up im just loving the pics, love the flower gilrs on older posts, i love the way you capture emotion and use the mood, it works so well, cant wait to see more.. You inspire me..

(10.23.09 @ 04:40 PM)
Samantha:

Thank you for dragging us through veld and BMW X5 dust storms - it is all so memorable. I love the photos so far! They look gorgeous. I can't wait to see more! The framed mirror one is so clever. xx Sam

(11.02.09 @ 01:12 AM)
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I was recently asked if I use flash at the wedding reception. The answer is yes,  I usually use flash and if the venue lighting is right I sometimes also take a few without. (using a fast lens and high iso setting on my camera)

 

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The top left picture was taken by Paul.

 

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On the dance floor.

 

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Liz:

That's my favourite!"On the dance floor" - what a moment... you have captured....they look like they're in another world.Lovely.

(10.19.09 @ 07:33 AM)
Roberta:

Really love the warmth of these images!

(10.29.09 @ 11:02 AM)
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I love old things.

Things made with love and an abudndance of history.

Knowing this, you will come to realise how much I loved Natasha's & Ryan's vintage wedding.

 

The dress, the flowers, ooooh the flowers, each table with its unique arrangement, the lovely traditional details, or just about everything of a bygone era!

It was gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous with no detail left unspared or missing.

 

Their wedding day was filled with all it should be: joy, laughter, tears, hugs and gorgeous little flower girls.

 

Yes, I could go on and on about all the finer points, I really could, but, I will save you from my non-stop ramblings and simply present you with the visuals.

 

Enjoy the Maldives!

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How 'uber' cool  is that seating plan!

 

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Natasha's wedding handbag belonged to her granma.

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More pics of the cute little flowergirls

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Picture above taken by Chantal - my second shooter.

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Kat Forsyth:

You really captured that "old-time" feel! Lovely! I adore the light in the last four!

(10.14.09 @ 04:34 PM)
Jeanette:

How absolutely stunning!! Love the expressions you've caught on that little blonde girl's face :)

(10.15.09 @ 03:42 PM)
Laura:

Awe, gasp... a vintage affair....Love the pictures!!

(10.16.09 @ 05:42 PM)
Stella:

Love, love, love the ones with the sun through the trees...beautiful as always!

(10.17.09 @ 11:59 AM)
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