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Captive Photography is a professional photographers, based in Surrey, run by photographer Jo Hughes. “My passion is taking and developing natural photographs that capture emotion and soul."
Pricing & Costs
Prices start at
Products and Services
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Personal Online Gallery
Photo Booth Available
Physical Shop / Studio
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Reportage / Documentary
Choosing the right wedding photographer for your wedding day is a big decision, but when the end result is the images which capture your story and will be looked back upon for the rest of your life together, this investment is absolutely worth it. Your wedding photography is about the style that YOU as a couple like. Follow your heart. There is a certain softness to my photography style, I utilise beautiful natural light to tell the story of your day, I seek warmth and pastel colours, with a smattering of Black & White. Every element will be captured, thanks to my amazing eye for details. If you can imagine a beautiful soft leather book packed with delicately toned, natural images then please read on… I can help! Documentary style wedding photography captures the day as it unfolds. I will anticipate special moments, react quickly and capture genuine emotions as they happen. This style itself is candid, approachable and spontaneous - so whilst I will make everything look its best and ensure we use the most flattering light possible, there will be minimal intervention. I pride myself on being unobtrusive, but my experience and passion means I have the confidence to gently direct proceedings in a quick and friendly way when required to ensure you don’t miss out on your those one-off stunning images or that classic mantlepiece shot. I want you and your guests to relax and have the time of your life, and your images will reflect that story. If you'd like to know more, contact me to see if I’m available and we can arrange to meet up. Honestly, we need to get on, I will be a guest at your wedding and we’ll be spending a lot of time together! Hopefully I will put you both at ease so you can share your plans with me and I can get as excited about your vision for the big day as you are. You can be sure that your final photography will be made up of a good mix of action, people and details shots, and have a consistent style and colour story throughout. Jo x
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Jo Hughes
I'd love to talk with you about the story of your wedding, give me a call for a chat. We also offer a luxury retro photo booth for the evening reception of your wedding to all our photography clients. Jo x
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Chess & Damien
Married in October 2018
You made the dreariest of days vibrant!
Hi Jo, Thank you so so much - they are brilliant! You made the dreariest of days vibrant! We love that you’ve captured so many moments we were unaware of - and our gues...
Your Surrey Wedding Magazine
Wedding: December 2015
First ever B&W cover!
Hi Jo, great news! We would like to use one of your images for our first ever Black & White cover!
Amanda & David
Married in September 2016
It was like having a best friend with me all day!
'Thank you so much Jo, the photos are fab! Thank you for everything you did on Monday, you were amazing and it was just like having a best friend with me all day! Coul...
Fatima & Ross
Married in September 2016
The pictures capture it perfectly!
Hi Jo, All is well thank you and married life still feels good! We had such a fantastic day at Nonsuch and your pictures capture that perfectly! So thank you, you are br...
Jamie-Lee & Tom
Married in September 2017
We are in love with our photos!
We are in love with our photos!! Thank you for capturing our amazing day so perfectly!"
Susan & Ian
Married in August 2017
Stand out moments!
Thanks SO much for the photos - they are fantastic! You've captured both stand out moments and beautiful intimate moments as well - really incredible! Thanks again for al...
Nonsuch Mansion Wedding Fair
3rd February 2019
Wedding fair at Nonsuch Mansion - I will have the fabulous LUXEStar Photo Booth in action!
What is your most memorable wedding?
I have lots of memorable ones but I think my favourite was one at Hampton Court when it rained ALL day - I told the bride this would never happen! Normally you always get a clear break at some point but we didn't. However it meant I had to be creative and we got some fantastic shots with umbrellas and in wellies!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Natural, Genuine, Spontaneous, Beautiful, Discreet.
What about your business are you most proud of?
I am most proud that all my couples love working with me and we often become friends!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Keep it simple and genuine - don't get drawn into all the extras you don't need. Remember what matters to you most.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I always like to meet before the wedding to run through everything. On the day I start by spending time with the Bride, then meet the Groom, and then from the ceremony I capture the day as it unfolds naturally. Ideally I stay right through into the evening with my retro luxury photo booth - the LUXEStar! This ensures full photography from start to finish. The LUXEStar photos are provided immediately in print & digital format, and the photographs from the wedding are all edited and ready for you by the time you are back from honeymoon!
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
A natural one when you leave the church or civil ceremony - this captures the most happy smiley faces you will see for the rest of your lives!
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
I would need to show you!
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Be prepared with umbrellas and have a back up plan of where to take photos inside. Use professional studio lighting if needed. However the best thing is to be flexible and work around the weather as there is usually a break in the day when it stops!
Describe how you got into photography.
It was always a hobby and passion, I started taking B&W film photos in my teens. After having a professional marketing career I re-trained professionally when I was made redundant in the city 16 years ago!
Bridebook Special OfferLUXEStar Photo Booth in the evening at special rate!