We fell in love with the family holiday album of Kent and Shau Fun in Tokyo. Not only because their two daughter looked absolutely adorable in all of their pictures, but because the family shared some undeniable chemistry. These are stuff we really can’t make up! So, we got in touch with Kent and Shau Fun to ask some tips about pulling off a successful SweetEscape session.
“If only you could see the behind-the-scene moments too, you might not think we were so coordinated! Kent and I just let them be themselves even if that means we (the parents and the photographer) had to chase after them all over the place, while hoping that the photos will turn out as natural as possible. I believe that it’s important that they enjoy the moment and have fun during the process.
To be completely honest, we didn’t intentionally color-coordinate our outfits. It helped, however, that we do have some twinning outfits on hand for the girls. That sure came handy for such occasion. We choose something that they are comfortable with because we didn’t want them to feel agitated or irritated by what they were wearing!
Before the shoot, we took the time to plan out our session. We checked the weather forecasts and took it into consideration. We choose a time slot around the children’s nap and meal times, and chose locations that we thought would be child-friendly. However, the minute the session begins, we let everything go and just go with the flow. We find that, more often than not, the kids will find a way to disrupt all your plans, so we just hoped for the best!
Our actual SweetEscape session in Tokyo only took thirty minutes (instead of the allocated two hours) because the kids were actually still napping when the session began and we didn’t want to wake them because we didn’t want to risk having cranky children on our hands!
Seeing these photos from our trip warmed our hearts. I love how happy the kids were to run around the beautiful Shinjuku Gardens. Their smiles and laughters were all that mattered to us and exactly what we wanted captured. Kids grow very fast so these will be great for our memories, and hopefully theirs too! Big credit to our SweetEscape photographer in Tokyo for his quick eyes and fingers such that he managed to capture many of these candid moments very quickly!”
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“Gideon isn’t a romantic person. He’s not someone who likes to give me surprises or speak sweet words to me. He’s not a flowers, romantic dinners or unexpected gifts kind of man. He’s usually pretty “predictable”, probably because we’re quite alike, he and I.
That morning, all I knew was that we were going to have a casual photo session with SweetEscape. All I knew was that SweetEscape was in touch with me, and only me, because a friend of mine told them to contact me for the said “casual photo session”. All I knew was that the SweetEscape team didn’t even know Gideon. In fact, I even gave them his contact because he reached the shoot location before I did. All I knew that Gideon was feeling nervous that morning because, unlike me, he’s not that comfortable to be in front of the camera. But what I didn’t know… was that Gideon was already in touch with the SweetEscape team long before they even contacted me, had meetings with them months ago, and prepared for this day.
In the middle of our photo session, he suddenly called out to me from behind. He was on his knees, holding a ring box, saying some sweet sentences, before popping the question, “Abigail Amanda Roberta Zevannya, will you marry me?”
I stood there speechless for a few seconds. I felt like the open space became narrow, limiting itself to the very ground we were on. Time stood still. I smiled from ear to ear before saying, “yes, of course I will.” Telling you this still gives me goosebumps and it makes the butterflies in my stomach flutter.
Thank you, SweetEscape, for capturing this moment so beautifully.” - Amanda Zevannya
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