Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Behind-the-scenes of my new book!

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Sandwiches!!! It feels like so long ago now but I still haven't shown you the pictures of the behind-the-scenes to my new book. Those who follow my instagram would have had a sneak peek, though.

I definitely have the best photographer on the planet. I practically called her in tears the morning the van was due to arrive to collect the props after she saw a picture of the props and said 'hmmmm, they MIGHT fit, just try!' ha ha. Within 30 minutes she has pulled up outside my apartment to collect a few of the boxes so that everything would in fact fit. Next level service!!!

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THEN when I arrived at her studio she had pulled out all of the props from her own collection that she thought I might be able to use!

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Cutest balloon props.

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Props from the house of yours truly.
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The best team in the world!

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Hilarious! Love you, beastie!

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My photographer lost her head!!!

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Re-usable studio slippers.

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Hello. Sandwich.

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'This is coffee'.

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The teeniest organic juice boxes left by the world's best photographer each morning!

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Obento lunch break for three in the studio.

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Obento lunch break for eight in the studio!

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And sometimes lunch breaks looked like this. Instagram cuties!

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On location for the picnic shoot. You only had to think of something and there was someone there to help you. So incredibly lucky to work with such a brilliant team!

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Picnic shoot. 'It's a wrap!'.

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Cutest little feet underneath the party scene table.

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Bye bye studio!!!

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Napping on set after a 14 day shoot running on just three hours sleep.

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Cutest Akiko-chan!

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A sneak peek from the picnic shoot!

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Obento sneak peek!

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And finally, the view from otsukare Moët drinks in Aoyama. (Photo by my beastie).

I can't wait until the book is out with Murdoch books later this year, Sandwiches! I hope you'll like!

Love Love
Hello Sandwich


  1. It's great you found such a great team to work with, the photos of you all are so cute! I'm looking forward to the release of your new book :) Take care!


  2. Looks fun!


  3. this is such an amazing post, i hope your book will be available in the uk?! thanks soon much for sharing.

  4. Wow, what a great team! My shoots are never that organized or lovely. There is usually a lot of yelling and crying. I can't wait to see your book, these pictures are wonderful! They inspire me in my own work :)

  5. Hi! I'm a follower of your insta - and some years ago when me and my husband was in Tokyo I had your Tokyo guide as a friend :) Great tips about areas etc, completely our style. Thanks! How ever, in April we're going back again, and this time I'd like to have a drink at a charming place preferable with a great view (to celebrate my husbands birthday). Do you have any nice tips to share?
    /Helena from Sweden

  6. Gosh, all these lovely and amazing and fun memories.
    Thank you, Beastie. xo