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 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!



















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

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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)

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)

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

(10.22.09 @ 05:56 PM)

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)

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.




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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