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 wish I could hire someone with PR skills like Amori. She has managed to get her wedding (and my pictures!) into another bridal magazine, I need some wine to celebrate!

There is also an online version that seems like a pretty useful guide for brides.




Karen & Greig's wedding in a couple of days time.


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Congrats on being published again!! What fabulous exposure!

(03.23.09 @ 05:27 PM)

Just last night I was talking to a girl in my photo class who is in charge of events at St Johns. I said I wish I'd known about one being able to have weddings there because I keep seeing picturess and it looks gorgeous. She said, "oh. did you see Andrea's pics in Konfetti?" So you're famous indeed! :-)

(03.25.09 @ 08:53 AM)
Andrea Carlyle:

Famous......I think not...aren't we all supposed to be dead before we become famous?
Did I hear you say Photography course?....contact me when you are done as you have one Evil eye!!I

(03.25.09 @ 06:41 PM)

Actually I'm done next week! I will MOST definitely! And thanks for the compliment...if 'evil' is complimentary...haha.

(03.26.09 @ 03:05 PM)

It is who u know ;-), not what u know.... Congrats, Andrea! If u're good, u're good!

(04.16.09 @ 07:49 AM)
Andrea Carlyle:

It also doesn't hurt if you have a gorgeous couple, and a bride that co-ordinates wedding for a living!!

(07.10.09 @ 07:14 PM)
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It really does make me proud and excited seeing my pictures published.

And, no less, we made the third edition of Konfetti. Well done Alisdair & Gemma. (featured on pgs 44-47)

I must also confess I just love the cover image taken by Christine Mentjies.


wedding-johannesburg St John's.jpg

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Congratulations! I saw it the other day. Beautiful stuff!

(03.09.09 @ 04:20 PM)

Well Done Andrea (not that I am suprised) - Awsome pic

(03.10.09 @ 11:41 AM)
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Introducing the wedding of Sarah and Martin . . .


Sarah's mum, Suzi, booked me and mentioned Sarah's wedding would be a fuss-free and relaxed affair - and that it was.


Martin and Sarah, who both reside in the UK, found a true undiscovered little gem when they selected Thandeka Lodge as their venue. Just the perfect bush setting for their beautiful ceremony.


There were so many little moments that made me smile and people who made me laugh, but, to mention each individual one would require a story of its own, rendering this post as long as a novel.

So let's just leave it as an awesome wedding with oodles of character.


There are a few more images than usual, but, I realise I am dealing with some seriously deprived readers, who have been tormented by the Carlyles' holiday pics and haven 't seen a wedding post in a little over two weeks...








Sarah and Martin were married in the middle of the bushveld and the venue staff had literally mowed a pathway through the grassland to create the aisle and a patch where the vows were to be exchanged.

The "church" was surrounded by savannah and the guests were seated on hay bales.








Sarah being walked down the "aisle" by her dad




Another obsession of mine is flare, and a little OTT on the flare side, but, I love this pic.

To me, it really does "tell the story...as it was".

Eccentric priest, scorcher of a day and exchanging vows in the middle of the African Bush.












Thank you Sarah & Martin for being so understanding, and thank you Belinda and Jonathan for helping out. 


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Just beautiful! As always...You should always post this many pics - I love seeing the story of the day unfold! the flare pic is my favourite too, and the clouds in the last few are just gorgeous!

(03.05.09 @ 06:08 PM)

Oh wow, what a gorgeous setting. Love the little touch with the grass being tied back.

(03.05.09 @ 07:10 PM)
Martin & Sarah:

Yay, yay, yay! Thank you Andrea, we are absolutely delighted with the photos...can't wait for the rest.

(03.08.09 @ 02:24 PM)
tammy orlando:

Wow, these are really gorgeous ! Well done, you managed to capture the tangible love between martin and sarah.. really stunning!

(03.09.09 @ 08:32 AM)
Elize Du Toit:

WOW! Sarah & Martin these photo's really does capture the love between you and the pics are amazing!

(03.23.09 @ 10:01 AM)
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Amori and Johan's decor pictures featured on page 142.


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Well done for making the issue!

(03.03.09 @ 08:14 PM)
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We are off to the coast for a long overdue family holiday. I will, for once, take a proper break and will refrain from answering emails or taking calls. (DH is smirking.....I have a habit of making these statements and then, just scanning emails to see if there is anything important, followed by, I am just going to respomd to this one, and this one, and this one.


So I am going to make a concerted effort to focus on the short people, chardonnay and beach!


If you send an email to prices@andreacarlylephotography.co.za you will receive an automated response with my packages within 24 hours.


Back on the 2nd March 2009.


I will not leave this post pictureless, so here you are a few more from Brenda and Joe, I believe a few loyal stalkers "wanted more". It seems like they also loved the vintage treatment so I played with it on these.





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Jules Morgan:

Loving the vintage look, beauts! Have an awesome holiday and really REALLY don't check the email.

(02.16.09 @ 09:28 AM)
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