The Vogue Portraits: by Kazooieloki Lincolnshire Wedding Photographer, 2019 UK Wedding Photographer
Updated: Feb 15
STRIKE A POSE: THE VOGUE PORTRAITS
Kazooieloki Lincolnshire Wedding Photographer and 2019 UK Bridebook Wedding Photographer of The Year were surprised, shocked, bowled over and blooming proud to be asked by the super talented and equally lovely Jo Chafer, owner of the multi award winning Joanna Leigh Couture to join her on a shoot for Vogue magazine, yes you read that right THE VOGUE magazine.
Unless you have been on another planet or hiding under a rock for the last century and a bit you will all know Vogue as the World Leading Fashion and Lifestyle Magazine that has acted as a bible and source of inspiration for millions of creatives down the years.
Being one of those very creatives and for many years subscribers for VOGUE it was always a dream or even possibly in the realms of fantasy that would could one day feature in this iconic publication.
Vogue is THE fashion and lifestyle magazine covering many topics including fashion, beauty, culture, living, and runway.
It began as a weekly newspaper in 1892 in the United States, before becoming a monthly publication years later.
The British Vogue was the first international edition launched in 1916, while the Italian version has been called the top fashion magazine in the world.
As of today, there are 23 international editions.
The shoot was created and directed by our friend Jo Chafer, the amazingly talented owner of Joanna Leigh Couture.
From the day we started our journey as Lincolnshire Wedding Photographers six years ago, Jo has always been an inspiration to us, probably more then she realises. We used to drive past her amazing window display in Brigg most days and dream about one day photographing her dresses.
Her hard work, dedication and drive, have taken her to the forefront of British Bridal Couture and her vison is something we can all look up to. So when Jo comes calling to arrange a shoot at a weeks notice for VOGUE you drop everything.
Joanna Leigh Couture aim to provide the discerning bride with a unique and personal service that is unlike any other, Jo works closely with all her clients to achieve the elegance and maximum impact when wearing an exclusive, handcrafted gown that has been designed with only them in mind. This vison has ended up with her being named National Dress Designer of The Year.
We are proud to call Jo one of our closest acquaintances in the Wedding Industry, but also we are even prouder to call her a friend.
Joining us on the shoot as always was our friend, sidekick and Multi Award Winning Makeup Artist Natalie Kate Makeup Artist.
Our journey in the industry has mirrored Natalie's in timeline and also rise to the top.
Natalie's makeup is flawless and softer then others, her smoky tones and flawless lines really do stand her apart, but the hidden element she brings to your wedding morning is not one that everyone will think of as immediately important but it most certainly is.
Her biggest quality is her unflappable and infectiously calm demeanour, there really isn’t anything that is too much for her.
In the heat of a deadline filled wedding morning this is the main attribute that leads us to recommend her to all our couples.
Yes Natalie is a mate, but without question she is the best Makeup Artist in the industry.
For a shoot that was going to provide an image for Vogue hair must be one of the most important things so naturally Jo chose Kirby Hickey owner of Hair by Kirby Blythe in Messingham near Scunthorpe.
Having worked with Kirby on many wedding mornings she is also a good friend of ours and her style suited perfectly to ensuring Jo's vision became a reality.
Kirby is another friend with that wedding morning X Factor of calm, no worries girls, you know you are in safe hands.
Kirby's brides hair always look elegant and refined so who else would you choose for Vogue...nobody.
Rebecca Caddell at Floraldeco has provided beautiful wedding flowers across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire since 2005 when she created Floraldeco with the intention of specialising in wedding floristry.
Rebecca has a real passion for floral design and loves creating a unique style for each of her couples.
She is renowned for creating designs which suit the individual personality of her clients.
She achieves this by spending as much time as is needed discussing and developing ideas with them. Paying careful attention to detail, she is able to capture the exact the look they are striving to achieve.
This was the first time we had worked with Rebecca, but boy were we impressed.
One of the highlights of the 2018 Wedding Season was meeting Stefan Wignell owner of Lincolnshire Videography.
We have forged a friendship and trust with Stef that is essential during shooting a wedding.
His passion, eye for detail and vision matches ours and his natural style makes him a perfect ally when looking for those beautiful, real moments.
Like ourselves Lincolnshire Videography have just been voted The best in 2019 in the Bridebook Wedding Awards and it really isn't hard to see why.
His perfect mix of shoot direction and ability to blend into the background unnoticed like a ninja ensures his documentary film making it industry standard.
Stef is superb talented, but he is also a great guy to have around and his creativity on the shoot was there for all to see.
Kazooieloki Lincolnshire Wedding Photographer we proud to have photographed the first wedding at the newly renovated Highfield House in Driffield East Yorkshire and so we knew what a perfect backdrop it would provide for a shoot of this magnitude.
There is nothing ordinary about Highfield House. Every detail of this beautiful venue has been lovingly crafted by the family team, and they take the same, bespoke approach to organising your wedding. The Highfield House stands apart for so many reasons.
Most other venues are of Georgian build, so very pale in décor and what one may typically think of as ‘weddingy’. Highfield is different: it’s been restored to the traditional arts and crafts style of the Victorian era it harks from.
As a backdrop for Vogue it was perfect.
We cannot thank Lindsey and Andy the owners of this incredible venue for their (as always) incredible warmth and hospitality.
Sadie Straw, remember that name.
How many girls at the age of 17 can say they have been featured in Vogue, now ask yourself how many girls at the age of seventeen have been featured in Vogue TWICE!!!
Well by the time this goes to publication that will be on this young lady's CV.
Big mention to Anna Straw from the wonderfully creative Annas Attic for providing creative direction and none stop laughter the whole day.
Lets allow them to speak for themselves and the hard work and dedication this amazing bunch of creatives put together.