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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. 


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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.

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