Scrolling through the Instagram feed of Hong Kong-based content creator Samantha Wong (@samishome) will make you feel all sorts of warm fuzzies. Lavender-tinged with pops of pastel yellow, pink, and blue, her posts send out happy vibes that can lighten even the glummest of moods.
Having worked as a prop stylist for both campaigns and print editorials, Sam knows a lot about photo composition. One look at her meticulously designed flatlays should be enough to convince you.
Over the quarantine, she’s been generously posting video tutorials showing how she creates some of her kawaii posts. With a few props you might have around the house, and the right editing app to give your work a little nudge, we’re sure you can achieve the same.
Below are three of our favorites that seem fairly easy to replicate. Don't forget to swipe right to watch the videos!
1. Cloud Ice Cream
Ever wondered what clouds tasted like? While we can’t actually say if they taste like cotton candy or not, Sam surmises something sweet with this fantasy cloud cone shot. All you need is some cotton, a pair of ice cream cones, and a conspirator to shoot with.
2. ’90s-Inspired Sticker Shoot
It’s like those animated IG filters with butterflies and flowers, but in real life. “Did anyone collect sandy lion sticker albums as a kid?” Sam asks in her caption. Whether Lisa Frank is more up your alley or you’re into Hello Kitty, we’re sure you can recreate this tutorial your way.
3. Dreamy Dalgona
If you’ve already mastered the art of making Dalgona coffee, here’s a pretty way to document your efforts. Using a sunset photo screensaver, a mirror, and tufts of cotton for texture, Sam’s setup really elevated her glass of ube Dalgona. Remember, when planning for your own shot, the right colors make a big difference.