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 

There were no requests for The Cradle "dramatic sky" backdrop and, in fact, the one lone request was that there be NO cheese (as in cheesy wedding photography).


So, no Gorgonzola, Stilton or Camembert - once again just as-it-happens moments.


The ceremony was one of the most relaxed affairs, where for me Suzie's youngest son just stole the limelight.


I could have seriously taken him home, not the missing pink midget that's needed in our house, but what a gorgeous little character.


I was assisting Dror on this one, and concede I'm a little late with this post, but, if you would like to see more of the wedding, then please click here












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Oh he is adorable! Lovely stuff, and definitely no cheese. Not even Tusser's pre-sliced, which as as far from actual cheese as you can get :-)

(02.04.09 @ 05:37 PM)

How cute is that little boy with the ring box :)

(02.04.09 @ 07:17 PM)
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January 21, 2009 // Wedding
In the past, I have received THANK YOU emails and SMSs, which are always appreciated, as they allow me to exhale after handing over the pictures (and, yes, I admit I have neglected to post these).
I have also received THANK YOUs in the form of chocolate (Swiss, I may add), chardonnay, software and just plain handwritten cards, posted, by hand, in the old fashioned way that just make me feel warm inside.
Look what arrived in the post this morning - OOooooh, what a lucky girl am I!
Thanks guys, I know who you are!
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Jake has a very cute habit, at the moment,  which tends to bring on a wide smile.


When ever he is given a treat, like a sweet, he shreaks in the most over-exaggerated and over-enthusiastic voice.... "WOW WEE!" (insert huge excited eyes) that it makes my heart have hysterics.


While editing Trevor and Vivien's wedding, recently, I came across this one and just thought of Jake screeching "WOW WEE!".


I am not sure how I previously overlooked it for the blog selection, although, it was kept aside in a to-post folder, a little late, but, here it is. . .



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Trevor (aka Kevin :-) ):

WOW WEEEE - what a lucky guy!!! :-)

(01.13.09 @ 09:25 AM)
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I'm trying to finalise Anne and Warwick's wedding pic's......Yep, that behind!! Found this little "beaut" taken by Chantal Madgwick, my second shooter on the day. Too Cute! 





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Things that make me smile . . . DJ Vlokkie (and his groupies), glittering disco balls, a club called 'Night Fever', Jake the wedding co-ordinator and a ceremony overlooking Pongolapoort Dam.




Trevor and Vivien chose Pongola Game Reserve as their wedding venue - and, what a spectacular setting it was. Guests were treated to a sunset cruise on the dam, whilst we drove around the game reserve sipping champagne and occasionally snapping a few pics of the newly weds.... Oh! (raise right hand to forehead and insert sigh) What a tough job I have!




Trevor and Vivien are just made for the camera - I could photograph them all day! They actually remind me a little of Kevin Costner and Katie Homes, my first celebrity wedding in the bush!




Alas, no long write up, as I will really fall short in describing what was a truly enchanting weekend. Thank you to the both of you for being so hospitable. Without further ado, here they are ....more than usual I am afraid, but we were spoilt with two hours for the portraits.   





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Oh, fab! You should always post this many photos, Andrea! Have I said this before? I feel like I've said this before...) :P

(11.22.08 @ 03:56 PM)

Wait a minute... did you shoot Kevin Costner's wedding?

(11.23.08 @ 11:08 PM)

Andrea, you are amazing..I know you had really pretty people to shoot, but these are still WOW!!
I hope you got a good one of the "Pongola hair"
You were such fun to have around - like a new friend - with a camera!
Remember: START A PARTY!

(11.24.08 @ 01:36 PM)
Kevin Costner (aka Trevor):


(11.24.08 @ 03:10 PM)

Thanks Kevin, hope Kate enjoys them too!
At Pongola hair, I am not sure my lens was wide enough to get it all in that was BIG hair!!

(11.25.08 @ 03:08 AM)

On se croirait dans un conte de fée !
Lovely pictures but the stars of the day y sont pour quelque chose ...

(11.25.08 @ 07:33 AM)

Those that do not understand French (Like myself) google translate sez:

"One would believe oneself in a fairy tale!
Lovely pictures drank the stars off the day are there for something...

(11.25.08 @ 02:15 PM)
Malie Botes:

Hi, i was peeking at your fotos, and we like it a lot, were are you siuated. My dogter is getting married at Amorello, and was wondering if you can give me a quote.

(06.07.12 @ 06:44 PM)
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