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 

t has often been said that a picture is worth a thousand words and ín today's age, most of us will try to catch a passing moment, or a selfie, with a click of our phone. 
We try to capture emotion, small details, smells and memories that we may forget, but can then look back on later.

For me, the "the blogging part" is a lot harder than the shooting part and that is probably why it's sometimes quieter here than it should be. 

It is not because I do not want to share photographs here, but rather because I have so much I want to say about each couple, but with my limited writing skills I feel words fail me - particularly when trying to articulate each wedding

Take for example Tanya and Shaun. Another cracking couple.  A fun, joyous and insane celebration of love with so many individual touches. So much laughter; some rather dodgy "posing" direction from Shaun and his groomsmen, but just two great people who made their commitment in the presence of their nearest and dearest! 

Here is Tanya's and Shaun's picture story:


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Izel and Hylton chose to get married at Hartebeesport dam. 

A truly magnificent setting, with the tranquil dam and the colours of twilight forming a spectacular backdrop....Oh how I love the backdrops South Africa has to offer.

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More photographs from Izel and Hylton''s wedding over here.

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o there I was at the gorgeous Morrells, all geared up to photograph Nathan's and David's big day, and I already knew two things that were going to make the day a real joy.  Firstly, that David and Nathan are two legends: genuine, friendly, funny and welcoming. Secondly, the venue is the perfect setting for those in search of something with a French vintage style to it.

Venues and details, however, don't make a wedding.  A wedding really needs just two simple ingredients: love and joy, and we had those in spades. It was a blissful celebration from start to end. The speeches were packed with emotion and laughter, and the atmosphere was built upon friends and family, all coming together for one special day.  An extraordinary day that I'm sure they'll always remember. 

Congratulations!

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I shot my last wedding of the year yesterday, so I have a few weeks off now to relax and unwind with my family. 

Before I do that though, I have one ceremony that I've wanted to post here for a long time, but finding the additional time, in between editing and launching my new website, just did not happen.

Let me introduce Christine and Richard, my first green wedding! Christine's and Richard's green-themed wedding was eco-friendly, whereby the couple tries to decrease the impact of their event on the planet.

Christine's décor consisted of plants and vegetables that were then donated to less privileged schools and organisations after the wedding. The handmade African art not only supported local craftsmen, but also made for great gifts for the couple's guests. Every single detail was well thought out.

Christine and Richard, thank you so much for picking me to capture your wedding day, it was such a pleasure to be a part of this very special and unique occasion.

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Dress: Pronovias
Bridesmaid dresses: Chad Lahoud Designs
Groom's and Groomsmen's suits: Csquared 
Make-up: Donna at the Make-up Studio
Catering: Sandy's Kitchen
Desserts: Made by the bride and her mom 
Wedding cake: Made by the bride and her mom
Vegetable plants: Grown by Daniella Alexander from the REEA Foundation Vegetable Garden Roses and rose bushes: Sourced by Elizabeth Thornton-Dibb from Bella Rosa Farm
Beaded animals and flowers: Sourced by bead work creators across Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town
Reception, Ceremony, Cocktail signs: Tendai at the Desert Rose Project
Crocheted blankets: Made by the bride's mom

..and as always all weddings are posted to my Facebook Page

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I cannot believe how fast the months are rolling by, with such a busy year I have not managed to blog all my weddings and it seems to get busier now as we hit the warmer months of summer. I just wanted to check in announce that Brad and Lee 's River Place wedding made front page ;-).

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If you would like to see Lee-Ann and Bradley's full wedding head over to my Facebook Page.

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