Nice to meet you
My first name is french and so am I. It is pronounced O-re-lee. It comes from Latin meaning "golden one"
The story behind Little Toad Photography is not unusual these days. In July 2009, when the handsome fella you see below was still a little baby, I decided to try something new. 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. Over the next two years I trained, practised, researched and studied in my spare time. It all revolved around my son. Meanwhile, his beautiful 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.
The desire to produce all of this for the families who hire me to take their portrait.