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 have been asked quite a few times whether I handover black & white images on the final disc.


Well, the answer is yes, I do.


Basically, I play around to see what B&W treatment suits the wedding I am editing and then run a conversion on nearly every image, so that you have a colour and monotone version of the same photograph.

I have just finished with Simone's & Willem's wedding and thought I would post my favourites, in what I will call my Chocolate Milk B&W treatment.


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Thank you for the beautiful photos Andrea, it was an honor to have you as our photographer!

(08.13.09 @ 07:55 AM)
Kat Forsyth:

Those do look delicious! Sorry, I saw the word chocolate... :-) But they do!

(08.13.09 @ 12:50 PM)
Paul Pearce:

I love the mood Andrea and the old car just anchors the shot.
High time you start to win a few awards.

(08.13.09 @ 05:05 PM)

Oh WOW!! Love the bottom Landscape one

(08.14.09 @ 01:15 PM)

do tigers drink choclate milk hehe, the boys are to cute, growing up fast, and love the treatment to the Photos, very cool.

(08.14.09 @ 04:49 PM)
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It was a freezing winter start, but, in the end, it all turned out perfect and once again we were blessed with a beautiful sky (and insert a beautiful couple!)


Catherine and Shaun's wedding was full of beautiful details and wonderful moments.  The speeches induced tears and whole lot of laughter.  The dancing was crazy.  The food was yummy.


Your day was perfect.  Nothing short of perfect and I'm honored to have shared it with you. Thank you for inviting me into your lives on your most special day.


I have much more images in this post as my morning has been chaos, I can not find my 5 minutes of uninterrupted peace (so that I can narrow it down) -  so just posted them all.




Catherine's mom handmade her beautiful dress.
























Love these two below, natural "belly" laughter and awesome sky - can't get better than that!





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Absolutely gorgeous, love the rich colours of the flowers

(07.16.09 @ 10:23 AM)
Kat Forsyth:

Well, as always, I love lots of photos, so long may your interrupted days continue! That sky in the last few is breathtaking! My personal fave is the one where they are reflected in the mirror behind them. Gorgeous!

(07.16.09 @ 01:12 PM)

I have never seen more beautiful wedding pictures. Every picture carries so much emotion. I have tears in my eyes right now! all the best Shaun and Cath! Bianca

(07.17.09 @ 04:32 PM)

absolutely fabulous!

(07.17.09 @ 05:29 PM)
Linda Kloeck - Catherine's mom:

These photographs are so beautiful and caputure just little segments of what was a lovely day. I am a very grateful mom to have such stunning children. Shaun is very precious to us, and makes a wonderful husband to Cath. If these are but a small start to the photographs, I am dying to see what the full portfolio looks like.

Andrea was amazing! When choosing a photographer you are concerned that the photographs will be perfect, as this is what you take away from your wedding. Already I can see that we have been truly blessed.

Thank you Andrea for sharing your God-given talent with us. We salute you!

(07.18.09 @ 03:45 PM)

Breath taking!!

(07.20.09 @ 12:25 PM)
louise temlett:

Julia and I love all the photos. Lin the dress is magnificent - it has worked so well. I love the little shoulder straps and bodice. Flowers are stunning. Where is the cake? And where is the mother of the bride?- Wally looks like a patriarch! Catherine you are stunning and a magnificent June Bride - go girl.

(07.22.09 @ 01:24 AM)

Accolades from the bride's mum, no less!! Now there's feather in your cap.

(07.22.09 @ 07:21 AM)

i always love your details Shots, so creative so perfect.

(07.22.09 @ 09:46 AM)
Paul Pearce:

Great pics once again!

(07.24.09 @ 08:53 AM)
Lee-Anne de Bruin -:

a friend who missed Cath and Shaun's occassion from Aus but now gets to share it though these beautiful pictures....

(08.31.09 @ 03:06 PM)
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Just finished Careen and Andrew's pictures, and I can not believe that I missed these when selecting for the blog.








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Kat Forsyth:

Those are stunning indeed.

(07.13.09 @ 12:04 PM)
Kim Ross-Kent:

Aaah, these are lovely! The more I see your beautiful work, the happier I am that you will be taking our photo's!

(07.14.09 @ 12:23 PM)

these are Lovely, i remeber seeing the first lot you posted.

(07.15.09 @ 03:51 PM)

Andrea, your really a huge inspiration to me. You photos are gorgeous!

(11.20.09 @ 12:48 PM)

Andrea, you've been a real inspiration to me! Thank you!!!

(11.20.09 @ 12:53 PM)
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Most of my regular blog readers know I do try to tell the story of a wedding with words as much as I do with images. 

On occasion, a certain couple comes along who defy my desire to use words and, instead, their emotion and story can be told solely with images. 

So, with no further ado, I give you Adam and Lorin. Their wedding was full of beautiful details, wonderful moments, good food and action packed jewish dancing.

I had huge 'selection' issues (nothing new) and just could not narrow it down any futher than this.




 Preparing for the Bedeken (veiling ceremony)



I love this one, during the Bedeken, Lorin looking at Adam.








With the next two images, I could not decide which one I preferred so just posted both.












Picture on the right taken by my second shooter Ursula. 

Lorin & Adam - thanks so much for allowing us to be a part of your wedding! It was such a blessing, Lorin I have your 2009 medal for being just THE most chilled bride!




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Kat Forsyth:

I love Shepstone Gardens! I wish I'd known about it when we got married. And I DID do my homework. Anyway, these are lovely. My favourite is the one where they're sitting on the stone steps. And I love the one with the little girl - great expression catch!

(06.27.09 @ 06:26 PM)

What a beautiful setting! Stunning photos, love the mood you captured

(06.28.09 @ 06:00 PM)
Paul Pearce:

Well done once again, i absolutly love the third one, the Bedeken.
I love the emotion and the mood in her eyes, it lives up to the old saying one can see into the soul through one's eyes. Great shots.

(06.30.09 @ 05:50 AM)

hello! wow... just back from honeymoon and great to get a sneak preview of the magic you have worked! look forward to seeing them all... (no pressure, i am still chilled!) :) thanks again to you and ursula.

(07.08.09 @ 09:59 AM)

Awsome pics- what a stunning day, thank you Lorin and Adam :)

(07.08.09 @ 04:19 PM)

Absolutely LOVE the orange tree and the play with focus! Stunning.

(07.18.09 @ 10:52 PM)
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I promised Lorin that I would post her wedding pics this week, and am once again struggling with the blog selection. I am "buying time" with this post.

I still have two days left, I promise Lorin, they will appear this week.

Some reception pictures from Chantal & JP's wedding. wedding-reception.jpg



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Lisa Galt:

I LOVE the dress picture that is on the wall, next to the mirror. It is so elegant and beautiful. You take amazing photographs that capture moments a bride will cherish forever!!

(10.13.09 @ 01:15 AM)
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