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Your Fashion Guide to Snowy SweetEscape Session
10 Dec 2017IDEASBY SweetEscape

We mean it when we say, “everyone must see snow at least once in their life”. Whether you've seen it once or a thousan times, there’s always something so heavenly and dreamy about snow that stays with your forever.

At SweetEscape, we have always loved going out in snowy landscapes and take pictures of our happy clients. With a white background, we’ve seen so many awesome fashion choices that will make for great pictures. Here are a few things to keep in mind when picking out your outfit for a SweetEscape session in the snow:

Functionality First

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First thing first, your winter clothing not only look good on you; it should also give you warmth! Naturally, it is important to stay warm in chilly weather from top to toe (because what's the point of jittery teeth in the pictures?) This includes a few essentials too such as a hat, gloves, scarf, outer clothings and appropriate shoewear. So make sure you go with something that makes you look extra chic without having to sacrifice on comfort.

Play With Colors

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The white backdrop is a good canvas for you to color with! Bold and vivid colors really come alive when paired with an all-white scene. So take those gorgeous bright color winter coats or striking rich accessories that’ll certainly pop out with delight.

Bring Out The Essential Accessories

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Want to really stand out in your winter photoshoot? The right accessories will help you do just that. We’re talking about statement accessories such as that sophisticated pair of rayban, classic beanie, knee-high boots or an effortlessly casual shawl. Decorating your look can also be as simple as putting on the right makeup.

Keep It In Moderation

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While colors can be good, make sure you play it in moderation. Pick only a few essential or primary colors to go with instead of color-clash your way into the photoshoot. The key is not to overpower the beautiful white scenery around, but just refreshing enough to make a difference in contrast. The same goes with accessories, avoid overboard styling.

Use The Power of Personality

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A good photographer doesn't just captures the scenery or the object. They capture the essence and moment in time. We always encourage our clients to wear clothes that speak of their own style and character. Instead of going with the trend, pick something that makes you feel YOU. We’re certain that by the end of the it, you’ll look back on great photos where you truly shine.

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Sidney and Etha Mohede: Christmas Tradition in Our Family
12 Dec 2019STORIESBY SweetEscape

Among the Indonesian Christian community, Sidney and Etha Mohede are extremely popular. Sidney is best known as an award-winning gospel singer-songwriter and one of the pastors of a Jakarta-based megachurch, while Etha is a social media influencer. This Christmas season, we had the opportunity to talk with The Mohedes about their Christmas tradition, how they're going to spend this year's Christmas, and the importance of photography for their family.

by Priscilla for SweetEscape in Amsterdam
by Priscilla for SweetEscape in Amsterdam

1. Tell us about Christmas in your family!

We think our family's Christmas is just like any other family's. When we're in Jakarta, on Christmas morning we'd wake up and open our Christmas presents. But, since these couple of years we spent our Christmases traveling overseas, we'd open the presents before we fly off.

Also, we like to think that the trip itself is the present for the entire family, and we are happy to enjoy the trip together, just us and our three children.

2. Any particular Christmas dinner tradition?

Our family's Christmas dinner usually happens on the Christmas Eve, with simple dishes and no special table decorations. We always like to finish up all the hassle before Christmas Day itself. On Christmas Day we'd usually just eat simple take outs and just enjoy our time together.

However, we think that our family's dinners–be it Christmas or not–is a tradition in itself. We want to make sure that every family member sit around the table at dinner time. We see nowadays in modern families, at dinner time everybody's still busy with their own things; the kids watching videos on their tables, the parents still busy with their gadgets... We don't want that in our family. We make sure that everyone sits around the table and really enjoy our time together, including on Christmas dinners.

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3. Where will you be spending Christmas this year?

This year we'll be going to Europe, namely Italy and the Netherlands. This would be our first time in Italy, and it's a 3-families trip. We're flying off to Dusseldorf, then we'll travel to Milan and meet the other 2 families there. Then we'd spend 7 days in Italy and 7 days in Netherlands, so in total it would be a 14 days trip.

by Dennis + Dewi for SweetEscape in Amsterdam

As for the detailed itinerary, we honestly have no clue, but we've already booked a car to drive around. We want to try a road trip-style holiday this time around, and we think it would be fun! It's going to be an adventure!

4. We know you travel a lot, especially Sidney. Do you take photos of your trip?

Of course! For me (Sidney) personally, I love photography because it is a way I can express my passion easily. I was an art major in university, and my first passion was drawing and painting. But drawing something takes a lot of time. With a camera, I can capture the beauty of what I was seeing wherever I go with a single snap. I can still use my brain and eye for the compositions and colours, and I can express my visual arts passion in an easy way, without having to spend more than 30 minutes to draw one picture.

by Dennis + Dewi for SweetEscape in Amsterdam
by Dennis + Dewi for SweetEscape in Amsterdam

Which is why, we also love SweetEscape very much, because the idea of not being the one who takes the photographs and actually being photographed once in a while is really fun! Honestly, I'm (Sidney) not a big fan of being photographed, like most guys, I believe. But for a family photo, it's always nice to have, since most of the times we'd have to take turns taking pictures with the kids, or resort to selfies. With SweetEscape, we don't have to worry about this, and all five of us can be in the picture together!

by Dennis + Dewi for SweetEscape in Amsterdam

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!