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Behind the Scenes

A little "behind the scenes" look into some of my favorite projects + some tips and tricks I've come across along the way. Enjoy!

styled shoot || first styled shoot: bridal boudoir

Kristen Wakamoto

the power of social media is seriously so wonderful. earlier this year, i had connected with a wonderful destination wedding photographer (Anouschka Rokebrand) that is based in the netherlands.

so you would've guessed how surprised i was to receive an email from Anouschka asking if i wanted to contribute to an upcoming bridal boudoir shoot that she was organizing. i had never done anything like that before but i jumped at the chance as i love her work and i couldn't wait to see what my work would look like if shot by a professional photographer!

she had provided some inspiration and quotes that she liked, but ultimately gave me full creative control over the pieces to send over. i had always swooned over the handmade paper from Fabulous Fancy Pants, and thought this would be the perfect occasion to use Meredith's paper.

going through the album, every shot was absolutely beautiful - the flowers, the model, the stunning jewelry pieces, and all the delicate lace details - they were all SO gorgeous. 

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please visit Anouschka's blog to see more images and full details about the shoot!

we were also featured on the beautiful fine art boudoir blog Boudoir Collective: http://www.boudoircollective.com/carefree-anniversary-boudoir/

 

please check out the team i was able to work with as they all provided such beautiful items and work:

Photography: Anouschka Rokebrand, www.anouschkarokebrand.com, @anouschkarokebrand | Hair & make-up: Marianne Roza for The Beautiful Bride Company, www.beautifulbridecompany.nl, @beautifulbridecompany | Lace robe & romper: Mes Petites Dentelles, www.mespetitesdentelles.com, @mespetitesdentelles | Headpiece: Naturae Design, www.naturae-design.com, @naturae_design | White lingerie & ring: Poirier, www.poirier.nl, @poirier_bridal | Blush pink lingerie: H&M, www.hm.com, @hm | Veil: Emmerling via The Beautiful Bride Shop, www.beautifulbrideshop.nl | Flowers: Gift by Nature, www.gift-by-nature.nl, @giftbynature | Earrings & bracelets: DRKS, www.drksonline.com, @drksonline | Model: Arusha 

DIY || Decorate Your Charger With Washi Tape

Kristen Wakamoto

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I don't know about you but I kinda love washi tape.. and I'm always looking for creative ways to use it. Most of my friends and family members all have iPhones so when we're all together it's hard to tell whose charger is whose... Chargers magically disappear and it's a hot mess LOL. 

All you have to do is wrap the tape around the base and voilà! You're done! I even went so far as to wrap the parts of the cable that you plug in - or another idea - you could wrap a piece of tape around the cable and create a mini flag.

Even though I stumbled across this just as a way to tell my charger apart from others - plain and simple, it's super cute - and if you know me I love making things cute. What's great is that if you get sick of a pattern, just peel it off and apply different tape! You could also use different washi tape for different electronics so you know what goes to what without having to think twice.

Plus how cute does it look when it's plugged in!? No more lost chargers + a great way to add a more personal touch. 

What are some other ways you use washi tape? I'd love to hear how you use it!

Hello!

Kristen Wakamoto

I'm so excited that you're here!
My calligraphy + handlettering journey has finally led me to a place where I feel ready to share my love for this hobby with the world. Here you'll find my portfolio, behind the scenes posts (detail of this in a future post!), + a shop with some of my handmade goods :) 

A little about myself - I'm a 20-something year old that has a *slight* obsession with elephants, anything that is teal, and of course pretty writing + design. My calligraphy journey started a little over a year ago and from the moment pen hit the paper - I was obsessed. If you told me a year ago that in a year I would be 1. writing a blog and 2. introducing my own calligraphy website - I would've said that you were crazy.

To everyone who has led me to this point, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting me even when I felt like giving up. I'm thankful to have people who have helped me believe that anything is possible and to just believe in myself.

Thank you so much for coming - I do hope you take some time to look around, and I hope you like what you see! Enjoy!

With lots of love,

Kimi