Posted on February 28, 2017
Have you ever spoken to someone over the phone and just felt that instant connection? Well exactly that happened earlier this year.
We received a call from Richard asking if we had availability on 13th February to photograph a small, intimate wedding ceremony at the Bishops Stortford registry office. This was less than a month away.
Richard explained that whilst they live in Buckinghamshire, they had decided to have the ceremony in Bishops Stortford, as he really wanted his grandmother to be there and making her travel to the couples home town would be too stressful for her.
Speaking to Richard gave us a chance to really understand the dynamics for his family and that of his Portuguese wife to be, Carla. We seemed to click immediately and at the first planning meeting Carla confirmed that too.
She explained how she had been in the room when Richard had called. When the call ended she had turned to him and said “you really got on with that photographer, didn’t you?”.
They both explained how they found us to be approachable and flexible and in turn this made them feel relaxed and confident.
So the day soon arrived and as expected, it was very lovely indeed. Their love for one another seemed to fill the room and the laughter was definitely there too, as the nerves got the better of Carla and for a split moment she struggled to remember her own name!
After the kiss, the confetti shot and a quite trip to the park for some family photos, we headed off to The Lemon Tree restaurant close by in Bishops Stortford, for the reception. Here the love and joy continued and it was so lovely to see the two cultures coming together.
It was such an honour to be part of their day and we wish them a future filled with joy and happiness.
Posted on April 19, 2013
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 those memories to life again, is priceless.
At Detheo Photography we understand this, and are passionate about capturing images that will preserve those memories, for a lifetime.
Victoria & Athos came to us early in March this year calmly explaining that they were planning to have their lovely daughter, Tillie, aged nine, christened at St Mary’s Greek Orthodox church in North London. This in it self was quite unusual as, within the Greek Orthodox church , it is the norm to christen children when they are very young. “Small world” I commented, as I, myself, was married there many years ago and have strong family ties to that church.
However, it was not quite that simple!
In a manner, we have now come to know as the norm for them, Victoria and Athos went on to explain that after arranging the christening they decided it would make perfect sense to get married on the same day too.
It was definitely going to be a very unique combination of events. Yet, no one could have quite predicted just how unique the day would truly turn out to be.
On the 23rd March 2012, a year earlier, the front page of The Telegraph ran the following –
Now, some 12 months later and the front page displayed a very different story –
So, packed with all the usual camera and lighting equipment, we added snow shovels, hiking boots, sleeping bag and other emergency essentials to the car. Not forgetting the pretty vintage umbrella we had recently purchased. This umbrella, whilst insignificant to start with became the shield that defended our beautiful bride against the driving snow fall and biting wind.
It is testament to the relaxed and adaptable character of both Victoria and Athos, that the day went ahead regardless and whilst the blizzard did its hardest to work against us, we managed to capture some great images.
By the time the church service had finished the snow flakes resembled tennis balls. As we reached The Gables, on Newgate Street Village, Hertfordshire where the reception was to be held, we were greeted with a thick white blanket of snow.
Regardless, the day turned out to be fantastic, with family and friends enjoying the celebrations and the images captured perfectly the depth of love Victoria, Athos and Tillie have for one another.
We thank you for giving us the opportunity to get to know you and share your special day.
(Below are a small selection of images from the day)