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How To Have A SweetEscape Session With A Big Group
08 Feb 2018IDEASBY SweetEscape

We get it, taking pictures with a big group isn’t the easiest of feats. There’s a huge possibility for awkward poses, hesitant smiles, and once you add in the screaming children who’s had enough of the camera, you’ll lose energy and you’d want to wrap up the session as fast as you can.

So, how on earth can you be relaxed, show some connection, feel like you’re having fun during the SweetEscape session with the big family, and get some really great pictures at the end of it? Here are three things you can do:

1. Choose an interesting location.

You might want to choose a place that is meaningful to you. Whether you’re visiting it for the first time or you’ve been there a million times, choose somewhere that interests you and a lot of your family members (because let’s face it, you won’t be able to please everybody). After you book a session with SweetEscape, get in touch with your assigned photographer and chat about all the possible locations you can be at your destination. They know the city like the back of the hand, and they will be able to recommend places to suit your liking.

by Joan for SweetEscape in Sydney

by Freddie for SweetEscape in Melbourne

2. Color-coordinate your outfits.

Believe it or not, colored outfits make a world of a difference in group portraits. However, since we like to keep our style of portraits casual and candid, instead of being “matchy-matchy” and wearing the same set out outfits, may we suggest you to wear the same warm or cool color palates? Oh and another thing, whatever you choose to wear, please make sure that you’re comfortable!

by Shannon for SweetEscape in Arizona

by Hidetsugu for SweetEscape in Osaka

by Ian

3. Just let go!

Remind yourself that this is supposed to be a fun session. Don’t hold back on the laughter or the need to comfort a crying child. Be okay with taking a break and let the photographer go on with taking pictures of mini groups. Let the kids run around and be silly. Let the grandparents sit back and relax as they watch them. We believe that it’s these in-between moments that will end up being your favorites!

by Olga A for SweetEscape in Taipei

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 300 cities around the world. Book today and save $50 on your first session! Enter the promo code: FIRSTESCAPE at checkout.

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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!