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 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.




On the dance floor.


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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)

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!





How 'uber' cool  is that seating plan!






Natasha's wedding handbag belonged to her granma.










More pics of the cute little flowergirls


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)

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

(10.15.09 @ 03:42 PM)

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

(10.16.09 @ 05:42 PM)

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

(10.17.09 @ 11:59 AM)
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The two older flowergirls, were repeating a "naughty word" (stupid idiot) and would burst out giggling each time it was pronounced. I love these moments.



The rest of the images from this wedding in a day or two.


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Oh these are so very precious!

(10.12.09 @ 11:42 AM)

Too Sweet for words!!!!

(10.13.09 @ 11:17 AM)
Lucia :

You have a God given talent!! your pictures are not just pictures, they are so mucm more! really well done!! and many more blessings

(10.13.09 @ 05:09 PM)
Gayle Harvey:

andrea I am Natashas Mother and Ryans Mother in Law These photos are awesome I can't wait to see the rest. You are fantastic

(10.16.09 @ 08:43 AM)
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Time to stroke the ol' ego once again! Some feedback I received a while back, from Lorin (& Adam), after they received their pictures;
Dear Andrea and Ursula
Wow! You ladies are amazing!
Words cannot begin to express how amazing your photographs are.
The great thing is all the detail that we missed is captured in amazing detail (there were pizzas??) and each image is beautiful and thoughtful.
Thank you for allowing is to relive our day and enjoy it all over again. You have such amazing talent!
Love Lorin x
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Memories of energy :)- awesome pic Andrea

(10.06.09 @ 08:33 AM)
Paul Pearce:

Well done Andrea.
These comments are to be expected as you are in my opinion rated in the top 10 photographers in the country and we can expect to many more compliments such as these as I myself am always inspired by your work. God bless

(10.07.09 @ 09:11 AM)
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From elegant and sophisticated table centrepieces, to fun and quirky cake-toppers - every couple puts their own special touch to their wedding.


Ursula and I had an absolute ball photographing Gabi's & Llewelyn's wedding at The Cradle.


The day was a whirlwind of energy, right from the start.


There was such a great vibe and so much love and emotion, dancing and excitement. It was one of those weddings I wish I didn't have to leave!


Oh! And did I mention we had "THE BEST groomsmen in the world?" ;-)


















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Kat Forsyth:

Seriously, Andrea, at some point I want to stop gushing, but I don't know how you get such beautiful pictures every time!

(09.19.09 @ 10:53 AM)

Love the image of her against the reddish wall!

(09.19.09 @ 09:51 PM)

They are MAGNIFICENT!!! yay! I cannot wait to see the rest!!!

(09.21.09 @ 12:01 AM)
Donna The other mom...soooo proud of my beautiful bride and the gorgeous pics!:

Fantastic pics.Can't wait to see more.

(09.21.09 @ 07:06 AM)

Thank you Gabi and Llewelyn, we had such a great time. Love the pics Andrea :)

(09.21.09 @ 08:42 AM)

Pics look beautiful, it was one of those that you didnt want to end, it was fantastic, thanks for the comment about the grooms men. Ursula was alot of fun and great at her job.
keep us updated with more pics.


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