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"I Complete Me!"
22 Feb 2018IDEASBY SweetEscape

“You complete me.”

That moment when Tom Cruise spoke these words to Renee Zellweger has left butterflies fluttering in the stomach of every woman. Oh, the feels! However, if you go into a relationship thinking that a romantic partner will complete you, think again! A truly happy relationship consist of two happy people who feel perfectly fine on their own. However romantic it may sound to need someone to complete us, the truth is that no one can ever complete us but ourselves!

A healthy and happy relationship begins with a healthy and happy you. A complete relationship starts with a complete you. Feeling complete means feeling happy and content, just being you. It means that you’re absolutely fine being alone and you do not need someone else to make you happy. This feeling of being complete is only possible when there are constant acts of self-love. Self-love is loving yourself every single day and not needing validation from anyone else but yourself. Here are some tips to love yourself better:

1. Make a conscious decision to love and honor yourself.

Decide right then and there that you will commit to doing all that you can to make sure you know how much you are worthy of your own love.

2. Start telling yourself what you love about yourself.

You really have to look in the mirror and be kind because what you see in the mirror is often what we see in the world. Our acceptance of others, disappointments in others, our patience with others are often reflections of our acceptance, disappointments and patience with ourselves. Love yourself and you will be able to love others.

by Musa for SweetEscape in Seoul

3. Forgive your mistakes and past self.

Forgive yourself for what you think you did or didn’t do and focus on what you will start doing right now. When you confront the dark parts of yourself and work to banish them with the light of your own forgiveness, you will be fearless!

4. Prioritize your own happiness.

Do something every day that makes you happy. Stay away from people and situations that lower your self worth. Experience life under your own terms first.

by Aaron for SweetEscape in Niseko

6. Be kind to yourself.

Accept your flaws and the things you cannot change. Love yourself. You are your biggest critic and you need to learn to stop criticising yourself. Treat yourself the way you would to your best friend. If you would never say the things you say to yourself to your own best friend, then why would you say it to yourself?

7. Focus less on winning the approval of others.

Learn to be aware that not everyone we love will agree with us every step of the way and to be OK with it. You alone give yourself permission to be happy and to live the life you want.

Even if you’ve found the right person for you, you must continue to take care of yourself. When you continue the journey of self-love, you will give value to the relationship much more. You will be a much more loving and happier partner.

Don't expect anyone to complete you. Be complete before you enter the relationship. It is neither of you or your partner’s responsibility to complete one another. It is not any of our jobs to ‘make’ our partners happy. To put that kind of responsibility on someone else’s shoulders would be such a burden that no one can really ever fulfill.

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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!