about


I am Kestrel Montes, founder of inkmethis. I am a professional calligrapher blessed to be a part of so many special events and treasured memories! Initially self-taught, I have since had the opportunity to receive formal training from four Master Penmen specializing in formal traditional scripts. My excitement comes from working with you on transforming the tone and vision of your special day into beautiful written words. As a former school director, I pinch myself knowing that I now get to spend my days adding more prettiness to the world! I love that my calligraphy is the first thing to create anticipation of your special day the minute your guests pull the invitation out of the mailbox.

Let your imagination run wild! I can do calligraphy on paper, tile, terracotta pots, leaves, rocks, you name it! I also offer on site calligraphy and calligraphic engraving (especially helpful if you anticipate many last minute seating changes or you want to offer your guests favors made while they watch... think tiny ).

A native of the stunning Wine Country of the Northern San Francisco Bay Area, I have served individual and corporate clients worldwide.

My amazing husband, Francisco, is the craftsman behind the gorgeous handmade calligraphy nib holders and fountain pens. 

Recipient of The Knot Best of Weddings Award 2018 and 2019

kestrel montes sonoma wedding calligraphy

 

| TESTIMONIALS |

"I was so nervous to hire a calligrapher for our wedding envelopes. Would they be pretty? Would they be done on time? Would they match my expectations? I searched and fretted for months. Then I came across Kestrel. She was kind and helpful to work with during the planning and then the envelopes came and... Wow!! I'm in love!"      - Camille H.

"My stamp came out beautifully and the seller was a pleasure to work with - quick and thorough responses. It was a breeze to get a perfect custom design! Thank you so much! It is the highlight of my mailings!"     - Sarah C.

"I am new to calligraphy and have been using an inexpensive thin oblique.  In just the few minutes I have had to play around with my handmade oblique holder, the difference is unmistakable. I think I may just name her. Have a wonderful weekend guys and don't be surprised if you both see my name on a few more orders!"    - Linda R.