London Photographer. The Savoy Hotel, London, United Kingdom.

Over the years we have been very fortunate to have either photographed, or have been a guest at many of London’s fantastic hotels and the Savoy has to be one of the finest. So, having been booked to photograph a function at the Savoy Grill at the end of January this year, we decided to pop over and familiarise ourselves with the hotel and meet the…

Photography Day At Woburn Safari Park, Milton Keynes.

Being a photographer and an animal lover means that family are never too stuck for gifts and last year we received an amazing gift that combined both passions.  A voucher for a day’s photographic experience at Woburn Safari Park, with WildArena Imaging. Woburn is a familiar location as we have often visited with the children on family days out. It offers the perfect opportunity…

Interview With Maria Michael, owner of Bishops Stortford based, Detheo Photography.

Photography magazine interviews unique photography service, based in Bishops Stortford, on the Herts & Essex border.

5 Years On…..Who Would Have Thought.

Recently, I asked my children if they knew what they wanted to be when they grew up. Our daughter had a few ideas, whilst our son, the eldest, had none. And why should they. So many fantasise about a career in one profession or another, yet the reality is more often than not, far from as glamours as they had envisaged. What did I want to be…

Hertfordshire/Essex Photographer – Beauty Unveiled Photoshoot with Jayne.

How many times do you stop and make time to appreciate who you are today? If you look back on your life, how much of it would you say you spent trying to be someone else? Of course, it is important to have dreams and ambitions, to believe in your ability to achieve the things you want. However, so many people spend years of…

Hertfordshire Wedding & Christening Photography. A Special And Very Unique Day For Athos, Victoria & Tillie Larkou.

It is no secret that Detheo Photography is relatively new to the Wedding Photography genre. Weddings and Christenings are very special occasions and the importance of the memories created on those days may not always be immediately apparent yet should be treated with the upmost respect. Years later when time has moved on,  the ability to look back at your images and bring all…

Learning From The Best

Anyone who knows me well will tell you how strongly I believe in Fate.  And over the past 16yrs that belief has been put to the ultimate test and yet Fate has never let me down. Just before starting Detheo Photography, and throughout it’s first year I attended many courses, hungry to refine my skills. However, I always came away  feeling unsatisfied. Looking back…

Something Old & Something New.

  As Detheo Photography enters it’s third year, something quite magical has begun to stir. There are changes on the way, and along with a complete rebranding, we will be launching a new package of services and new products. So in preparation we decided to spend the day photographing the beautiful Fros at one of the two stunning venues we have managed to create…

The Beauty Of Winter

I believe each season brings its own beauty and Winter definitely did not disappoint this week. Waking up feeling quite unwell, I piled on my layers ready to drop the children off to school, promising to return to my sofa and spend the day recuperating. However, opening my front door I gasped with amazement at the stunning scene that greeted me. With an average…

I Can See The Light!

When I was a little girl my father would always joke around using his heavily Greek accent to repeat lines from his favourite programs and films. He had many lines and they still have us laughing even now, so many years on. My mother, the more sensible of the two, had one or two lines of her own, her favourite being “always learning, learning…

Always Improving

  Whilst always trying to improve, it can sometimes be hard to measure what we have achieved. Each month I enter some of my images into the monthly competition managed by The Societies – an international collection of eight photographic organisations including the Society Of Wedding And Portrait Photographers, with whom we are proud to hold our Licentiate qualification. October’s competition was as challenging…

Sara, Matthew and the Gang!

  Having spoken to Sara for over a year now, it was lovely to see her again and finally get to meet her partner, Matthew, and the dogs that they share their beautiful home with.   Along with Ellie, the more mature Chocolate Labrador and Pickles, the sweet West Highland Terrier, we had the pleasure of Maggie’s company.   Maggie is the crazy working…

Maggie’s Photoshoot

It was great to finally get to meet Margaret & David Rooney, whose daughter, Sara, had surprised them with one of our gift vouchers for christmas. I had previously met Maggie, the black working labrador at one of the many shows I had attended along with Sara. Margaret had order prints in the past but, whilst we had spoken, we had never met. Maggie…

National Trust, Hatfield Forest WoodFest 8th & 9th September 2012

This was our second year at the annual Hatfield Forest WoodFest and it proved to be the best yet. With the sun set firm in the sky over the two days, it was no surprise that people seemed to be flooding in. As always musicians graced us with their music whilst visitors of all ages enjoyed the many trade stalls and wood related activities….

Much Hadham Village Fete & Dog Show 27th August 2012

This annual show, set in the Hertfordshire countryside, always attracts huge crowds and is a great day out for the whole family. We of course were very pleased to be invited back again, for the third year in a row. A huge thank you must go out to this years dog show organisers, Fiona Smith and the team at Chestnut Vets, Ware, Hertfordshire. They…

Hatfield Forest Dog Day 2012

Traditionally held in the June half term, this years Hatfield Forest Dog Day became another vicim of the terrible British weather. With high winds and heavy rain forcing the event to be rescheduled we were all revealed to finally get the event off the ground. Thank you to Hannah who organised the event and to all those who attended. Congratulations to Holly the Dalmatian…

Alfie & Bertie’s Birthday Party

I first met Alfie & Bertie at the 2011 Much Hadham Village Fete & Dog Show. The Poodle x Shih Tzu brothers were so sweet and seemed to love the attention. So I was rather pleased when their owner, Tracey, decided to get in touch. Tracey explained that she planned to hold a garden party for the boys birthday and invite a few of…

Prom Night

It has all changed since I was a young girl. I can remember the school discos very well but things are definitely different now. Schools are heading towards the end of term and Prom session is in full swing. So I was very pleased when Sue Williams invited me to photograph her daughter Hannah and some of her friends as they headed off for…

Another Surprise

Yet again one of my equine images has received a Highly Commended score with the SWPP. I feel truly honored to have scored yet again alongside some worlds most amazing photographers. Now time to work really hard on getting a Gold! Thank you to everyone who has supported and motivated me.

A Little Play Time With My New Lens

It has been quite a while since I set my heart on purchasing the Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 lens, and finally two weeks ago it arrived. Unfortunately, it’s arrival coincided with a slight deterioration in my recovery which meant I was not able to get out to try it until more recently. Having now had that opportunity, I can honestly say it did not disappoint….

Wow – What A Surprise

As a member of the SWPP (Society of Wedding and Portrait Photography) I have had the pleasure of meeting many amazing photographers and seeing their work has inspired me to work harder and aim to qualify with the society. At the then of April I submitted a panel of 20 images to the Mentor Me program. The idea of Mentor Me is to enable…

A Huge Thank You

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone one for all your get well messages. The operation was a great success and both Michael and I are now doing well. It was nice to finally get back home and see the children, however this was definitely  made even sweeter with a fantastic surprise – my image of the Laughing Horse was…

Creatures Of Beauty – The Horse

As I stand watching my daughter during her riding lessons, I am often distracted by the beauty of the horses around me. As a child I was very fortunate to have an uncle who owned some amazing Arabian horses and I can remember watching them too, imaging adventures we would share. My mother reminds me how I would say that I would never drive…

This Is What Detheo Photography Was Born To Do

Photography for me, as for many others is a very personal journey and Detheo Photography was very much the launch pad of that journey. The emotion and power that images can evoke is something I have always felt passionate about and I wanted to share the passion with others, to enable them too, to feel the connection with their images as I have with…

New Product Added

We are pleased to announce that we have added a great new item to our product line. The stunning engraved, glass frames truly enhance images and will look fantastic in any environment.  Each frame can be personalised with your own choice of text, which along with the border, is available in either Silver or Gold.  Sizes range from 7×5 up to 8×12 and with…

The Original Canine Clown

  As a lover of animals in general, I do feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to focus my photography around them. When it comes to the canine world, there are so many different breeds, all with their own unique appearance and breed traits. But of all the breeds, the Boxer is one that maintains their childlike cheekiness right to the end….

Best Wishes To Fabrice Muamba

Our thoughts have been with Fabrice Muamba’s family since this sudden collapse during the Tottenham V Bolton football game,  on Saturday 17th March. We all feared the worst and are so pleased that he has shown signs of improvement. This morning we read an article about the incident, describing how one member of the Tottenham crowd, ran to assist the medics on the pitch. …

A beautiful Weekend

It was a location I had longed to visit for many years, renowned for its beauty and challenging terrain. So, our family break to Snowdonia had much to live up to and it definitely did not fail to deliver.  Whilst the idea of taking two young children (7yrs and 9yrs) and two dogs, one of whom is almost 14yrs old, was not my part…

Our New Website Is Finally Here!

At last our new website has finally launched today and make sure to take a look. We have a Mother’s Day special and new packages for family celebrations. With Spring around the corner, now is the perfect time to book your photoshoot. Maybe you have a new addition to the family, a baby, a puppy or a kitten and would like to capture this…

Tragic Accident In Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire.

Detheo Photography wishes to extend its deepest sympathy to the family of the 15yr old girl who was tragically killed at a rail crossing in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire yesterday 28th Jan. RIP http://www.hertsandessexobserver.co.uk/Bishops-Stortford/BREAKING-NEWS-Trains-cancelled-after-woman-hit-by-train-in-Stortford-28012012.htm

Gone But Never Forgotten

Even after two years her presence is felt throughout our lives and her legacy lives on in our memories. Memories brought to life by the many stories and photographs we have. Kaci passed over to rainbows bridge on the 29th Jan 2010. Whilst she rested her head on my shoulder she must have sensed the eternal sleep was apon her as she suddenly raised…

Spinone Italiano Alfie.

For a dog lover like me what better job could there be? In November I attended the Albury Craft Fair and was approached by a lovely lady wishing to surprise her daughter for Christmas. She would be looking after her daughters dog for the week before Christmas and wanted to have a secret photoshoot. Now,  I always say the secret ingredient to photographing dogs…

DogLost.co.uk: Lost: WHITE WITH BLACK AND BROWN BUM Jack Russell Cross Male In South East (CM17)

Please help Alfie’s family get him home. We need your help.   DogLost.co.uk: Lost: WHITE WITH BLACK AND BROWN BUM Jack Russell Cross Male In South East (CM17).

Meet Bailey, The Nutty Labrador!

  It was great fun meeting Bailey and his owner, Nicola this week. The weather was not very nice with a grey sky and some early showers. However, thankfully it held out en0ugh for a little play in the local park. And believe me when Bailey is around a tennis ball the fun is non stop.

Another Beautiful Day

It was quite surreal, whilst walking the boys through the field this morning with Laura from Pawfect Friends and her Boxer, Listen, to suddenly realise that we are so near to Christmas. The sun shone vibrantly, adding a golden glow to the earth and the sky was the most beautiful blue.  We paused for a while soaking in the suns rays and both acknowledged…

New Addition To The Roberts Family

It is always such an exciting time when a family is joined by a new member. And a new puppy is no exception. So of course when I was invited to photography Monty’s first few days I was very excited. And who wouldn’t be! Clearly Monty had spent his day exploring and getting into mischief and was fast asleep when I arrived. And he…

Another Great Day

Some time ago we had been invited to attend a Christmas Shopping Event in aid of the East Anglia Children’s Hospice (EACH) and what an event it turned out to be! Organized by Claire Birch, local beautician, the event itself was held at the most magnificent house, here in Little Hallingbury and our gratitude goes to the lovely family who welcomed us to their…

Shadow Is Home Safe And Sound

Thankfully Shadow was found today in a field by his owners. He is now safe and sound resting at home. Thanks to everyone for keeping an eye out.

Help Find Shadow

As dog lovers and owners, the service run by DOGLOST.co.uk is one that is very close to our hearts. We have just been contacted to alert us to a dog missing in our local area, Bishops Stortford. MISSING        SHADOW Black Male Labrador Retriever (Age: Young Adult) Missing from Bishops Stortford, CM22 area, (South East) on Tuesday, 8th November 2011 Very nervous dog. CONTACT: 01923…

Albury Craft Fair

Another weekend over and my feet are killing me! It was a steady turn out and a great chance to meet so many lovely people. If, like me you enjoy making things just for fun, you can appreciate just how much hard work goes into the things the stall holder at these craft shows make. And they definitely had some fantastic things.  Of course…

Scary Fireworks.

Returned from the first day of the Albury Craft Fair to find our youngest dog Harvey panting excessively. Did not take long to realise it was the fire works. At around seven and a half stone I am glad he does not jump into my lap! After a lot of pacing he has settle just under my desk. We did a little desensitisation work…

It Is About To Get Busier!

This is the time of year when the phone calls and emails start to explode. It is the time of year when the Christmas shopping events and local craft fairs are in full swing and I find my diary suddenly full of events I have agreed to attend. Although it is very tiring, I really enjoy getting to meet so many local people and…

Happy Halloween

It is quite funny that our children insist on dressing up to go “Trick or Treating” whilst leaving a huge bowl of sweets behind for the children who may knock on our door whilst we are out. And what has this world come to when the media discuss the legal “ban” on such activity? I can understand that many people can feel vulnerable with…

Old Memories

Having had family round for dinner, we eventually found ourselves going through the old photo albums. And how many times did we say “oh do you remember that day?”.  Although this happens from time to time, today it really reminded me why photography is so important. You see I don’t know how much I would remember of those occasions if the images I had…

MAST Commission

A huge thank you to MAST – Maritime Asset Security And Training, Endeavour House, Stansted Airport for the latest commission to capture images related to the commercial shipping industry. It was a crazy three day mission, straight off the back of the fantastic two day course, and one that taught me a a lot about the industry itself. I was focusing on the Port…

Going Digital Wedding Photography Course, Norwich Cathedral.

Well this was definitely the best course so far for me. I love Going Digital and this was the third of their courses that I have attended. Or tutor, Danni Brooks was great as always and I was definitely able to learn and develop on the areas I knew were weak in my own learning.

First Day Of Wedding Photography Course

Day one was great and after hiring two stunning lenses I was in heaven. The model was amazing and a true pro posing in a wedding dress whilst we were wearing jumpers and coats. As for the venue…well who would be disappointed with Norwich Cathedral. So beautiful, with something unusual in every corner. And what to say about our tutor Danni? Well, this is…

Welcome

Based near Bishops Stortford, Detheo Photography provides an on location, personalised photographic service across Hertfordshire, Essex, London and beyond.  Specialising in pet photography, we cater for all types of animals that share our lives, large and small. From Dogs, Cats, Horses to Rabbits and even Hamsters we love them all. However, we do of course also cover other aspects of photography and welcome any…