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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

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…