Posted on March 18, 2015
It never ceases to amaze us how unique each wedding can be and it was that knowledge that really motivated us to create personalised wedding packages for each new couple.
We knew from the beginning that we would love to work with Ross and Larisa and that instant connection and mutual understanding is really important. A wedding is never without some degree of stress and we want our couples know they can rely on us.
Unlike many of our weddings, this was to be a very intimate day with only a handful of guests. With Larisa’s having worked for some years in art galleries, she knew exactly what she wanted. The focus was to capture both natural images to document the day and beautiful, classic images of the couple within the stunning grounds of their venue.
The legacy Great Hallingbury Manor is a familiar venue, in which we have had the pleasure to photograph regularly, so we were only too happy to be returning once again for this wonderful wedding.
Larisa did not want traditional bridal preps as such so we arranged to visit her just before she was ready. By staying on the edge of the activity and working in a photojournalistic style, we were able to document the emotion and atmosphere without influencing it in any way. The ceremony itself was beautiful and we were blessed with the most glorious sunshine. Perfect for our location photoshoot around the luscious grounds.
It was such an honour to play a part in Larisa and Ross’s special day and we thank them for entrusting us with such an important responsibility. We look forward to seeing them again in the future.
If you are looking for a personalised photography service that will cater for your specific needs then get in touch today to book your no obligation, pre wedding consultation, and see what we can create for you.
Posted on May 13, 2014
We met Lee and Sarah in 2013 and immediately knew it was a perfect match. They had already booked to have their ceremony and reception at the beautiful Legacy Great Hallingbury Manor Hotel, situated just outside the market town of Bishops Storford. Lee & Sarah wanted full cover from the bridal preparations right through to the end of the evening and had opted to include our Comedy Corner service. With the wedding set for 7th February 2014 and the ceremony scheduled to start at 5pm, we knew there would be the usual challenges of limited natural light and potentially difficult weather conditions. Thankfully however, our studio is located in the neighbouring village of Little Hallingbury and as such we are accustom, and well equipped to deal with, the impact of poor weather out here in the countryside. We did not quite envisage, however, the issue of flooding. The night before the wedding and unbeknown to all of us, the hotel’s beautiful lake decided to flood the entire restaurant and kitchen area. On our arrival at around 1pm we were greeted by the manager, Rose Walker, who explained that she had been called out at 4am when the lake decided to breech its banks. The dedication and exceptionally professional attitude of the team meant that by the time the Wedding was due to start, the pumps had managed to clear all the water and the kitchen was back up and running, ensuring that the Wedding Breakfast arrived on time and exactly how Lee and Sarah had expected it. It was such a lovely Wedding and the laughter flowed from start to end. The Comedy Corner was a huge success, as was the surprise guest appearance (see if you can spot him in the images below) of one of the best celebrity impersonators we have ever seen. Having Lee & Sarah return to the studio to view their slideshow was like welcoming back old friends, ands what greater gift than to see the images we captured immediately transported us all back to that special day. Needless to say the laughter and the tears (of joy of course!) flowed in abundance.
If you are planning a wedding and would like us to quote you for a personalised package, please get in touch.
Posted on May 30, 2013
At Detheo Photography we strongly believe in working in partnership with others, especially in our local community. Our commitment to providing an affordable, high quality, personalised service has continually been met with open arms and we are proud of the links we have made so far.
One such link is with Great Hallingbury Manor Hotel. A stunning, country hotel who is always welcoming us back and has repeatedly provided a service second to none.
It was sometime early this year that we first met with Sales Manager, Jill Moore to discuss our ethos and vision for the future. So when Jill contacted us to request our services on the launch of the hotel’s new bridge, we were very excited.
Set amongst the immaculate gardens is the hotel’s own lake, in which lays a tiny island. With the hotel catering this year for some 80 weddings, they decided to built a striking bridge and create a beautiful wooden gazebo on the island.
After battling with the extreme weather conditions and having to accept some delay, the transformation was finally ready and now it was time to formally launch the new setting.
Gemma Freeman, who had been married at the hotel last year, was delighted to take up the role and model her beautiful dress a second time.
For once the weather surprised us and the rain held off enabling us to capture some stunning images.
We hope you agree.
Posted on May 3, 2013
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 their lives unhappy with how they are seen by others. And as time goes on, without realising it, those feelings become the sub-conscience, deep rooted seed of negativity. This in turn grows to drain their self esteem and the ripple effect begins.
It took years to realise, that learning to love the person you really are is the most important start to making the rest of ones dreams, a reality. That is not to say that wanting to become fitter, healthier or wiser is wrong.
However, how many times do we hear people say, “I could never wear a bikini, I’m far to flabby” or listen to people talk about the never ending “When….”. And what of the many people who feel that the emotional or physical scars left from life’s journey have somehow tainted their beauty, forcing them to believe that they have no right to be viewed as beautiful?
They say you cannot change the world…. well, we say you definitely can’t if you don’t ever try! And if in trying, we help even one other person to fall back in love with themselves, it makes every individual effort worthwhile.
So the journey begins. Taking the everyday person, and unveiling their beauty to remind them that, rather than waiting for others to discover you, it is loving yourself that is the most liberating and powerful achievement. Once you can do this, nothing will extinguish the light that you shine.
Marianne Williamson wrote…
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.’ We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
The images below were taken from a recent Beauty Unveiled session. Jayne, a busy working wife and mother, is usually dressed in boots and jeans whizzing around catering for her family and having little time to herself. We have had the pleasure of photographing Jayne before, so it was great to be back photographing her again. As always we had a fun time working the different lingerie sets, lighting and finding different locations to shoot in. But the images we captured really took our breath away and seeing the pride in Jaynes eyes when she first saw the final set, was the greatest reward we could receive.