Maria Michael Detheo Photography

Maria Michael, Owner & photographer

Maria Michael is a qualified, award-winning professional photographer. She is also a  member of The Society Of Photographers. One of the largest photographic societies in the world. 

Maria is not only a businesswoman but a mother and a wife. She also shares her life with her dog Wilson, and She knows all too well how powerful photography can be.

“Photography enables us to preserve snippets of time, memories and important details. Whether it is the colour of someone’s eyes or the way they smile. Photography can preserve those details, ensuring we can treasure them long into the future”.

Maria had a passion for both photography and animals since she was a young child. The gift of her first film SLR camera only served to fuel this further. Yet it was not until long after Maria had established her family and successful social work career, that the hand of fate would guide her into Professional Photography. 

This was the beginning of something quite unique and the creation of Detheo Photography.

“I wanted my company to maintain the same values that I held for every part of my life – honesty, reliability, individuality and a sense of self. I have never aspired to fit any mould in life and I did not want my business to either. Rather than try to replicate what had already been done, I decided to create a service that was truly unique. To create not only stunning photography but images that held a special, deeper meaning for our clients. Images they had an emotional connection to”. 

A Passion For Pet Photography

Through her dedication, Maria’s reputation as a leading Specialist Pet Photographer has increasingly grown.  Two years ago Maria decided she wanted to change the perception of Pet Photography. She wanted to raise the profile of the genre she is so passionate about and to show others how complex and important it can be. 

Since then Maria has held Masterclasses at the annual International Photographic Convention in London in 2018 and 2019.  In the same year, Maria was invited to also speak at The Photography Show, Birmingham. In addition, Maria has been a guest speaker at Universities and Camera Clubs and also runs her own Workshops and Seminars. 

Detheo Photography Today

Today Detheo Photography maintains its Specialist Pet Photography status alongside Lifestyle & Studio Portraiture and Commercial & Corporate Commissions.  We have worked for so many different clients, from canine celebrities, large industry leaders and authors right through to small startups.  But regardless of who they are, we always offer the same professional, bespoke service to all.