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5 Reminders On The Importance Of Family Holidays!
23 May 2018IDEASBY SweetEscape

Although we often complain about living in a big city, there is no denying that the city life provides a certain rhythm and comfort for us and our family: everything is readily available and the presence of technology allows us to be both connected to and detached from our surroundings. In the process, we may end up forgetting to be one with the nature, to live without any trace of digitalism, to depend on our survival instincts and one another.

We believe you would agree that our best childhood memories often involve going on family vacations and the adventures that we ended up having during these outings. But guess what? It's never too late to recapture those magical moments! Read on below to find out why going on a trip with your loved ones is not only necessary, but essential.

1. More Quality Time

Amid a lot of work and school activities, family members may find it difficult to just sit down and have a conversation, enjoying one another's company without a host of responsibilities or obligations in the way. The weekend may not be enough to catch up on things. This is where vacation comes in handy: it will pull a family together and reinforce the fact that quality time is essential!

2. Experience New Things

Whether you and your family take a vacation in your home turf or overseas, there is no doubt you all will learn different things. There could be hidden spots in your city that you never knew about before, or you could be learning about the rich and fascinating history of a new, foreign town you're visiting for the first time. There's always something new to discover!

by Aidin for SweetEscape in Labuan Bajo

3. Shake The Stress Off

According to a research, holiday experiences activate certain systems in one's brain that trigger well-being neurochemicals, including opioids, oxytocin and dopamine. For instance, walking amidst verdant environs can reduce blood pressure, cholesterol and stress. So it goes without saying that a good vacation can drain all the stress and leave a happy feeling behind!

by Charisse for SweetEscape in Manila

4. Improve Your Social Skills

Going on a vacation is always a great chance to improve your social skills, since every place provides a rich opportunity to learn about its culture, people, lifestyle and food. If you have young children, this should be important in teaching them to interact and explore with new people and new surroundings. In turn, this will increase their level of confidence too!

by Jeremy for SweetEscape in Perth

5. Create Beautiful Memories

Not only do family holidays put the daily routine aside for a while and allow you and your family to kick back and relax, they also allow you to create beautiful memories together. Years from now, you could open up a photo album of your vacation and relive the wonderful memories once again. Memories are to be cherished and remembered for as long as you live, after all!

by Kristanto for SweetEscape in Bali

SweetEscape is online platform that connects you with local photographers around the world. Our mission is to capture your life precious moments, anywhere in the world. SweetEscape is available in over 400 cities around the world. Book today and get up to 50% off for your summer holiday session!

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Real Stories from Real Clients: What Makes You Love SweetEscape?
28 Nov 2019STORIESBY SweetEscape

The idea of getting someone professional to take your photos might not appeal to everyone, but here in SweetEscape we firmly believe that once you tried a SweetEscape session, you'd immediately fall in love with it and would want to book more. No, this is not a marketing campaign, it's a fact! Don't believe us? Check out these real stories from our real clients on why they love SweetEscape so much!

1. The First Timer

Our very own Creative Director, Jalu, wasn't really a big fan of being photographed. However, after 8 months of working in SweetEscape and (naturally) getting exposed to SweetEscape's beautiful photos in a lot of beautiful locations around the world, Jalu started to feel that maybe being photographed isn't such a bad idea after all.

by Grece for SweetEscape in Tokyo

So, for his family holiday in Tokyo this year-end, Jalu booked his first-ever session. What impressed him the most is how easy the booking process turned out to be–just through the app. His interesed was piqued even higher when he met the photographer who was very friendly and easy to converse with.

"I also noticed how professional their cameras and gears were! So it made me even more convinced that my photos would turn out to be great!" said Jalu.

by Mizuki for SweetEscape in Tokyo

When Jalu received the photos, he was surprised at how beautiful the photos turned out to be. His wife loved the session and the photos, his young daughter–which he feared wouldn't enjoy the shoot–also absolutely loved it, even he himself looked good in the photos!

"The photographers really know how to find the perfect angle for you, I never thought my photos would turn out these great!" said Jalu. "I absolutely love it, and I'd definitely book more sessions when I travel to other interesting locations in the future."

2. The 'Seasoned' Lovers

Sheena Buraga and her husband Daniel are truly one of the most unique clients SweetEscape had recently. Their 'Seasons of Love' pre-nup concept is really inspiring, and SweetEscape is proud and honoured to be a part of their love journey from the very start when Daniel first proposed to Sheena in Tokyo (spring), to their pre-nup shots in Nami Island (autumn) and Niseko (winter), and finally to their final pre-nup shot in Siargao (summer).

by Bren for SweetEscape in Siargao
by Bren for SweetEscape in Siargao

"Between May and June 2018 after the proposal, we started planning for our wedding. At first we thought that the photos in Tokyo would be our proposal / engagement photos, and we wanted to capture another pre-nup photoshoot, not with SweetEscape. But when seeing our proposal photos shot by SweetEscape, everybody said that our pre-nup shoots will look less beautiful compared to the super-beautiful photos of our proposal taken by SweetEscape! Considering this, and since we were travelling to Nami Island, South Korea in the autumn, we decided to create this 'Four Seasons of Love' pre-nup concept with SweetEscape!" said Sheena when asked about what made them keep taking their pre-nup shots with us.

3. The Reporter

TV reporter Najla Hilabi always puts an extra care for her Instagram feed; she wants it to look extra neat and beautiful, and this was her initial reason to use SweetEscape. After knowing about us from an Instagram ad, she decided to book her first session for her trip to Prague.

"I don't know if I'd ever go back to Prague again, so I thought it was important to capture my moments there with a proper photography service," said Najla.

by Michael for SweetEscape in Tokyo
by Michael for SweetEscape in Tokyo

What impressed her was eventhough there were some language barrier with the photographer, the photos still turned out beautiful, and the photographer brought her to the hidden gems of the already enchanting city. This, in addition to the beautiful photos she received afterwards, made her book another session for her recent trip to Tokyo.

"I feel that SweetEscape always maintains their standard of quality. You don't just get your raw photos, you get perfectly curated and professionally edited photos, and this careful production process really makes me love SweetEscape!"

by Michael for SweetEscape in Tokyo

So, don't let anything make you doubt us! SweetEscape connects you to thousands of local professional photographers in more than 500 cities around the world, so you can capture every moment and get beautiful photos directly to your devices in just 48 hours after your session. This holiday season, capture more with SweetEscape's JINGLE DEALS, where you can get sessions starting as low as USD 50! Download our app, book your session today and let's #MakeLifeMemorable!