Back in 2012, coming from a family vacation, SweetEscape Founder and CEO David Soong was surprised to find very few pictures that captured their perfect holiday moments. Being a photographer himself, David came up with the idea of hand-picking photographers with the right skills and right styles from around the world. And in 2016, SweetEscape was born to cater to travelers who want to come home with amazing pictures.
Initially launched in 2017, SweetEscape now has a network of over 2000 photographers to serve thousands of travelers in over 400 cities around the world who want to capture those once-in-a-lifetime moments and turn them into beautiful memories. In the Philippines, with 6 out of 10 Filipinos travelling twice a year for leisure, SweetEscape has conveniently provided a way to book photographers anywhere in the world.
Launched in Manila last July 2018, SweetEscape has grown continuously, with hundreds of bookings monthly from customers around the world. “The Philippines quickly became the second largest market in Southeast Asia for SweetEscape. This is why it was only natural that it became our first country of choice for global expansion,” said David. “We want our customers to see SweetEscape as a photography platform for every need, whether for travel, birthday parties, bridal showers, or any special occasion.” added SweetEscape COO & Co-Founder, Emile Etienne.
Since the Philippine launch, SweetEscape has partnered with various brands for potential clients to achieve their own precious moments. In the past year, they have partnered with top institutions on finance and travel such as BDO, Singapore Airlines, and Klook. SweetEscape has also created partnerships with local celebrities such as Heart Evangelista, Anne Curtis, Nikki Gil, Maxene Magalona, Solenn Heusaff, Andi Manzano, and Isabelle Daza among others to capture their own special moments.
For its first year, SweetEscape celebrates by bringing together its Founder and CEO David Soong as well as local Celebrities, Nikki Gil and Maxene Magalona, for an afternoon with the press and some of Manila’s most influential people. SweetEscape also partnered with awesome brands who will also be joining the celebration such as Delsey and The Travel Club, Photobook, Beach Hut, and Benefit Cosmetics.
“SweetEscape makes every moment memorable. It’s like having a local friend to capture the most intimate, raw, unedited memories. It’s simple and easy, yet something that can be treasured for years to come.” concluded David.
SweetEscape is a photography service that connects you with 2,000+ curated photographers in more than 400 cities around the world. With SweetEscape, booking a professional photographer for different occasions is now easier than ever. Our app allows clients to see a portfolio from curated photographers and book a 1 or 2-hour photo session anywhere, any time. Photos will be ready for download in 48 hours via the SweetEscape app and our website.