THe orange dog a sotry by Terence and Moira du Toit
ANIMAL PHOTOGRAPHY, Dogs

THE ORANGE DOG – a bittersweet tale of courage and hope

On the 30th of May 2012, I wrote this blog post about Terry and I leaving Mauritius and saying goodbye to O.D. the stray orange dog that we fell in love with while we were living there. Now 5 years later almost to the day I am happy to share with you all that our… Continue reading THE ORANGE DOG – a bittersweet tale of courage and hope

house styling photography, secret princess, beautiful home
OTHER PHOTOGRAPHY

THE SECRET PRINCESS – a modern fairy tale

Whatever comes," she said, "cannot alter one thing. If I am a princess in rags and tatters, I can be a princess inside. It would be easy to be a princess if I were dressed in cloth of gold, but it is a great deal more of a triumph to be one all the time… Continue reading THE SECRET PRINCESS – a modern fairy tale

online photography course, moi du toi photography, dog photographer, staffie, staffordshire bull terrier, pit bull
Dogs

STEADFAST AS A STAFFIE

It's hard not to immediately fall in love with a dog who has a good sense of humor.” ― Kate DiCamillo, Because of Winn-Dixie The moment I walked onto the patio, she began showing off and acting like a clown.  When I paid no heed to her mad antics, she rewarded me with incessant barking; "Look at me!… Continue reading STEADFAST AS A STAFFIE

pet photography, pet photographer western cape, moi du toi photography, dog photos, golden retriever, sedgefield, online photography class
Dogs

ALL IN THE LINE OF DUTY

There is a hope that a dog injects into every walk, more than a hope - an expectation, really - that this is going to be something wonderful. 'You'll see, says the dog, something great is going to happen- just you wait.'" ― John Zeaman, Dog Walks Man: A Six-Legged Odyssey One of the drawbacks… Continue reading ALL IN THE LINE OF DUTY

Golden Labrador, pet photography
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RARE AS ROCKING-HORSE POO

Endless conversation about change is the barrier to actually committing to doing something and then acting is what is required" - David Jakes Guess what's as rare as Rocking-Horse poo?  People who say they are going to do something and then actually do it! I recently spent a fabulous, albeit hectic week in the "Big Smoke" with one… Continue reading RARE AS ROCKING-HORSE POO

Natural light portrait, older couple, moi du toi photography
OTHER PHOTOGRAPHY

HOME ISN’T A PLACE, IT’S A FEELING

It is lovely to meet an old person whose face is deeply lined, a face that has been deeply inhabited, to look in the eyes and find light there.” ― John O'Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom Crossing the threshold of Ottavia & Marios home I always feel like Alice, stepping through the… Continue reading HOME ISN’T A PLACE, IT’S A FEELING

Bulldog on Myoli Beach
Dogs

MYOLI BEACH – PET PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION – OSCAR & DANIELLE

Can you believe that I know of three pets called Oscar?  My brother Terry who lives in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland, is owned by a golden retriever called Oscar, my brother Seán who lives in Limerick is the most loyal subject of a cat called Oscar and last week I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Lord… Continue reading MYOLI BEACH – PET PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION – OSCAR & DANIELLE

OTHER PHOTOGRAPHY

Winter is on it’s way – Ordinary life

Living in the Southern Hemisphere we are experiencing Autumn at the moment but Winter is hard on its heels, it's time to dig out the woollens methinks.  The Western Cape is a winter rainfall region but this Easter weekend Nature was flexing her "rain muscles" and we had a taste of that rainy weather with… Continue reading Winter is on it’s way – Ordinary life

Claddagh knocker, natural light photography
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Custard Cottage – Céad Míle Fáilte

Welcome to our new home!  After living like nomads and moving from place to place for the last four years, Terry and I, along with our little family of fur children finally have a place we can really call home.  As mentioned previously we bought an adorable little two bedroom cottage in the picturesque village… Continue reading Custard Cottage – Céad Míle Fáilte