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.
Below is a little video I made from a selection of photo shoots in 2015, spanning two countries on the opposite side of the world. Press play when you're ready and watch in HD if possible.
Thank you to my family, my friends and clients from the bottom of my heart.