Maria Michael, Owner & photographer

Maria Michael is a qualified, award winning professional photographer and a member of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photography  (SWPP).

However, Maria is also a mother and wife and knows all too well how powerful photography can be. Often, people sadly do not consider the importance of preserving memories, until of course, it is too late.  Photography enables us to preserve snippets of time from a special occasion, like a wedding, or little details from those we love. Whether it is the colour of their eyes, the shape of their face or the way they smile, photography can preserve those details ensuring we can treasure them in years to come.

Having 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. However, it was not until long after Maria had established her family and a successful social work career, that the hand of fate would guide her into Professional Photography and the creation of something quite unique. 

“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 personalised, with the aim to making professional photography more accessible.”

Over the years we have seen a great diversity in the services our clients require. We listened to what our clients wanted and sought to introduce changes, aiming to meet the ever growing demands. Today Detheo Photography has evolved into a flexible service, equip to cater for the varying requirements of our clients. Still maintaining our original Specialist Pet Photography status, we have for sometime now also catered for Weddings, Engagements, Lifestyle Portraiture, Families, Children & Babies, Beauty Unveiled/Boudoir & Nudes, and Commercial & Private Commissions.