Nice to meet you
Hello! Welcome to my website and thank you for finding me.
I'm Aurelie, the photographer at Little Toad Photography. I work mainly outdoors as a family photographer all over Manchester, Cheshire and Derbyshire including the beautiful Peak District.
My first name is French, it is pronounced O-re-lee. But when you meet me you might be confused by the Australian accent... I grew up just north of Sydney and spent a lot of my adult life there, before moving to the UK with my British husband and children.
The story behind my photography career is not unusual these days.
In 2009, when my eldest was still a baby, I took a basic course in DSLR photography and found to my surprise that it came easily to me. This gave way to my new addiction: portraits. But especially family photos.
Over the following two years I trained, practised, researched and studied in my spare time. It all revolved around my son. Meanwhile, his little sister was growing in my belly.
When I felt that I had mastered enough techniques and developed my style, I took a scary and thrilling step into the world as a small (tiny) business.
image courtesy of Kristy Ressel Photography
My children have given me everything I needed to build Little Toad Photography:
The patience to wait for something wonderful to happen before clicking the shutter, the joy of finding beauty absolutely everywhere, the love they share for each other that I see and capture daily, and the desire to produce all of this for the people who hire me to take their family photos.
I am based in Marple (Stockport) and specialise in family photoshoots outdoors or at home, and arty studio portraits. I believe in simple pricing that's affordable to you, but also fair to my industry - see my price list for more details on that.