Looking for a photographer in Surrey?
Looking for a photographer in Surrey?
Jo is a wedding photographer in Surrey who also specialises in childhood & family photo shoots, and commercial photography for businesses. Jo's style is natural, relaxed photography with an authentic look and feel.
”I have been taking photographs for as long as I can remember, I love what I do. I am based in Reigate in Surrey, and work all across Surrey, London, Sussex & beyond! Take a look at some of my work, wander through the blog, and if you like what you see, then I’d love to hear from you. Jo xXxJo HughesSurrey Photographer
Wedding Photographer in Surrey
I am a professional wedding photographer in Surrey who runs Captive Photography, but I photograph weddings all across the UK. My wedding photography is a mix of photojournalism, which some call reportage, and creative portraiture. I combine the spontaneity of photojournalism with a small amount of direction to ensure the best light and flattering photos - nothing too staged and posed - my images have a contemporary, natural and fresh feel to them. I began my photographic career in the beauty of wedding photography and it is still my great passion today.More about wedding photography
Family & Childhood Photography
My family photography has a recognisable style, natural and fun, where light is paramount. Natural shots of children, being themselves, in beautiful natural backdrops - no cheese, no boring white background, and no awkward photo smiles - just beautiful relaxed images... My family shoots are shot in well-loved and often-frequented local parks and beauty spots, places your children love to be. The session becomes an extension of your time together as a family, I provide minimal direction but the results are a wonderful recollection of your family, and your children's childhood.More about family photography
Commercial Content Creator
Photography for businesses should reflect the style & soul of your organisation. As a commercial photographer for businesses, I supply inspiring, engaging images which help connect you directly with your audience. As businesses become more adept at engaging and connecting with people, and as customers increasingly look online and to social media for inspiration, it is vital to understand how to make your business as appealing as possible. I can help you do just that. My commercial photography portfolio includes lifestyle shots for websites and corporate marketing, headshots, event photography, property exteriors & interiors, styled shoots, products in use and studio product shots.More about Content Creator
“Jo is amazing to work with. Exceptionally creative and....just such a lovely person.”Nik MooreMindset Communications
“Jo took some amazing photos of my family and me for my business. She's a great communicator and really " got the brief”.Tim MartinHarley Street Consultant
The pictures that have come through are amazing. Being a big guy (fat boy) I am obviously self conscious but Jo put me at ease and made a daunting experience fun and engaging...Thank you Jo I look forward to the next series taking in London.”
“The product shots look fantastic. Thank you so much for the quick turnaround. We will definitely recommend you to others and I’m sure we will also require your services in future as we look after a number of different projects.”Account Manager SkinSenseUltrasun UK Ltd
“Happy New Year Jo! Chris and I just wanted to say how thrilled we are with our album. We were able to look at it over Christmas with mum and dad and we're delighted with how it looks and it was so nice to relive the day. You did an amazing job, and we LOVE all the photos, thank you so much.”Laura - London BrideMarried at Fulham Place
“I have worked with Jo on several occasions with outstanding results. Her photography has been used by my clients for business publications, websites and new business proposals. Jo is a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend her for any of your business photographic needs (head shots, product portfolio, event photography etc). Jo has also photographed both of my children together, and my daughter as a newborn. They are photos we will treasure for ever.”Nicola JordanMarketing Consultant
“Just a quick email to also add my thanks to Louise’s for all your hard work at our wedding on 20th April. The photos are fantastic, and we are really thrilled with them. You did a fantastic job of getting everyone organised, but I am really grateful for the way you managed me – as I am notoriously grumpy about photos. If I can write any testimonial for you about your wedding photography, I’d be very happy to do so – I suspect it might be handy to have something from a groom’s perspective – and it is not overstating things to say that you were a key component in giving us a better day than we could ever have possibly hoped for. Anyway, thanks so much again – and all the best”Andrew - GroomMarried at Clandon Park
“Wow you are amazing! The photos look great. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, you’ve done such a great job. We are really really pleased with them all. We really appreciate all your hard work & I certainly appreciate you putting me at ease in front of the camera! You’ve definitely helped brighten our day. We are just packing up on our last day of honeymoon and was feeling down but now we are smiling again reliving our great day.”Emma - Surrey BrideMarried at Little Dudley House
“Oh Jo! We are just back from a wonderful warm honeymoon and were nursing the blues until we saw these pictures of our autumn wedding….You’re amazing!! Thank you so much for capturing the joy of our celebration. It was such a wonderful, special day and you have caught the essence of it perfectly. It was an absolute pleasure to meet and work with you. Thanks again.”Kiran - GroomMarried at Mill Hill School, Hampstead
“Hi Jo. Just wanted to say a massive thank you for the head shot session you organised. I always dread having my photo taken but it was a really relaxed session and I was really pleased with the results. I now have a good mix of photos to use across my website and other social media sites. Thanks again.”NikiHurst-Smith Consulting
“Hi Jo. Chris and I have spent our evening looking through the wedding photos and they are amazing, we absolutely love them, thank you for capturing theday so beautifully. We will spend some time soon picking some for the album - it will be hard! Thanks so much once again!”Diana & ChrisMarried in Chris's Parents Orchard!
“Hi Jo. Thank you so much- the wedding photos are beautiful and have captured our day so perfectly. I didn't even notice you once taking all of the natural photos, you are so discrete. Love that you also took photos of all the small details too. We keep looking at them all the time and love so many of them, it will be so hard to choose for the album!”ChelseaMarried at Coltsford Mill
“Hi Jo. Photos are absolutely incredible and we would love to get an album made. The pictures of the Indian dances are great, you got some fabulous action shots! We had a brilliant day and you were so discreet, we barely knew you were there which meant you managed to get some amazing natural shots - thank you!”FatimaMarried at Nonsuch Mansion
“Hi Jo. We are so happy with the photos! They are stunning! Our families are so pleased too. It feels like we re-live the day when we look at them, just wonderful memories. Thanks so much.”VickyMarried in a Marquee at Home
“Hi Jo. Thank you so much for sending our photos through while we were away on honeymoon, it was so nice to look at them together first and they are just amazing!! I've looked at them everyday this week! Thank you being so helpful on the day and making the timings run smoothly, we couldn't have managed without you! Enjoy the rest of your break.”LizzieMarried at Buxted Park
“Jo provided a wonderful service for us in 2005. As our wedding photographer she was creative, understanding and personable. She listened to what we wanted, and provided us with some good advice. She also did her research on the venue, and good locations for photos. We were confident she would provide an exceptional service, and certainly did not disappoint. The album is much treasured, so much so that we referred her to our friends and family, who also used her for their weddings.”AndreaMarried at Nutfield Priory
“I have just had a quick look through the photos, they are just incredible! Thank you so so much, you really did capture our day perfectly. I'm delighted that we have these beautiful memories of our day. I really cannot thank you enough!!”Diane - Surrey BrideMarried at Savill Court
“We were so thrilled with Jo's photos of our wedding and we would happily recommend her to anyone!”Hannah & OliverMarried at The Old Greens Barn, Newdigate