My name is Jean-Marie Detcher and I have found an enthusiasm inside of me unmatched by others with photography. I first began capturing images on film as a college student while studying engineering many years ago (too many, now that I think about it!). My introduction to photography occurred when I took a course my senior year and the love affair grew from there over the years. It has evolved to the digital age and the expansive opportunities new technology presents. I have many teachers and mentors to thank for my ongoing learning.

I love to capture the feeling in the sky, the emotion in one’s eyes, the innocence in children, the playfulness in pets, the intricate details of an object or the captivating excitement of a city. My goal is to share the beauty I’ve seen and wonders I have experienced through the art of photography. While I'm located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and have clients all over the New England area, I am also available (and love to!) to travel for contract work.

I'd love to hear from you and explore how I can capture you, your friends and family (including the furry ones!) or special events all in images you can admire and cherish for a lifetime ... please don't hesitate to contact me via email at Also, you're welcome to check out my blog and my 2011 "365 project": You can find me on Facebook too: Detcher Photography as well as follow me on Twitter @JMimages and Instagram "jed_photography". In 2016 I'm doing another "365 project" with a fresh photo taken that day, each and every day.  Come follow along!