Hello. If you’re looking for wedding photographers in Surrey, Kent, Sussex and surrounding area then welcome to Captive Photography.

Jo Hughes formed Captive Photography in 2004 and has now worked at most of the luxury wedding venues across London and South-East England. Jo’s wedding photography is a mix of documentary style photography and creative portraiture. This means for most of the day she photographs your wedding day as it’s happening naturally – capturing the authentic moments which can never be recreated, and all the little details.

“My passion is taking and developing natural photographs that capture emotion and soul. I believe photography is about much more than just documenting a moment; it is about telling a story and capturing who we are in that moment…”

Jo works the same way with family photography sessions to capture natural images of the ‘everyday’. Jo’s photographs can turn the tiniest moments in time into something remarkable. 

Commercial & Headshot

Commercial photography producing lifestyle shots for websites and corporate marketing - including headshots, events, property exteriors & interiors, styled shoots, products in use and studio product shots.

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Wedding Photography

A mix of documentary photography and creative portraiture. This means for most of the day Jo photographs your wedding day as it's happening - capturing the authentic moments which can never be recreated, and all the little details.

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Natural Family Portrait Photo

Family & Childhood

Family photography portrait sessions - telling the story of your fun family 'everyday' moments. Jo's shoots are natural and capture the moments of your children just being themselves. Both digital and print collections available.

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Jo combines the spontaneity of documentary photography with a small amount of direction to ensure the best light and flattering photos – nothing too staged and posed – all images have a natural and fresh feel.


Jo’s success as a professional photographer is as much about her passion to capture the spontaneous moments, as it is about the ability to create images. Subtle guidance is key to natural and relaxed photography.


The real beauty of a photograph is how it tells your story and captures emotions, humanity and soul. Photography is about capturing something that is happening right now, and making it remarkable. Jo documents everyday life and with that she tells a story.


Photographs can turn the tiniest moments in time into something remarkable. Jo captures forever the exceptional beauty of everyday family moments, people in love at weddings, and a newborn’s first days, and records the sights that might otherwise go unnoticed.

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The images which capture your story will be looked back upon for the rest of your life together, so investing in an amazing photographer is absolutely worth it.

There is a certain softness to Jo’s photography style, she utilises beautiful natural light to tell the story of your day and creates a warm colour palette within her images, with a smattering of Black & White. Every element will be captured, thanks to her amazing eye for detail. If you can imagine a beautiful soft leather book packed with delicately toned, natural images then please read on…

Documentary style wedding photography captures the day as it unfolds. Jo will anticipate special moments, react quickly and capture genuine emotions as they happen. This style is candid and spontaneous – so whilst Jo will make everything look its best and ensure the most flattering light possible, there will be a natural flow and minimal intervention.

Jo prides herself on being unobtrusive, but her experience means she has the confidence to gently direct proceedings in a friendly way when required, so you don’t miss out on those one-off stunning images or that classic mantlepiece shot.

You can relax and have the time of your life, and your images will reflect that story.

“A massive thank you Jo for doing the photography for our wedding and being such a calming and discreet presence on the day.  The photos are just absolutely brilliant! You’ve captured the day so perfectly and we absolutely love them. ” Nicola & Damian 

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Sit back & take a moment to browse through some of Jo's photography collections.

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Professional wedding, family, childhood and corporate photographer in Surrey. I look forward to hearing from you.

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