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6 Must Visit Spots in New York
18 Oct 2017PLACESBY SweetEscape

New York City indeed wears a multifaceted face and each one promises a wonderful haven for all types of traveller. Whether you’re looking for your fills of art, architectural treasures, urban culture, retail fix or even culinary paradise - New York City doesn’t just have it, this city delivers.

When in New York City, it is easy to be infatuated and get lost in the magical beauty that it holds. Still, make sure you visit these 6 most interesting places in New York City before it sucks you in a spiral of endless love affair.

The Crossroads of the World - Times Square

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You will know it when you’ve arrived at Times Square New York City. It is one of the most popular commercial intersections in the world that is located right in central Manhattan. This interesting NYC attraction has been tourists’ favorite for centuries where at least around 300.000 passersby daily. The intoxicating lights and towering height of skyscrapers get even marvellous at night, including Planet Hollywood and ABC’s Time Square Studios.

For Spectacular View & More - Top of the Rock

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by Haris for SweetEscape in New York

Located in Rockafeller Center, Top of the Rock offers more than just a stunning city view of New York City. The journey to get the amazing view is an experience of its own. You can enjoy three indoor and outdoor observatory deck where you can see the stretch of all New York City at its finest.

Historic Bridge of United States - Brooklyn Bridge

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by Haris for SweetEscape in New York

The Brooklyn Bridge looms majestically over the East River of New York City and connects the two boroughs that are Manhattan and Brooklyn. It was first built in 1883 and is one of the oldest bridges in United States. This magnificent feature has decorated the skyline of New York City for centuries and is another must visit to witness the hustle and bustle of its users along with clear blue skies and calming waters.

The Green Backyard of NYC - Central Park

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There are endless things that you can do at the urban Central Park of Manhattan. Stretched between the Upper East Side to Upper East side, this 341 hectare greenery is filled with hidden gems, picnic spots, chillout spaces and even free concerts at certain times. This amazing spot has also been featured many times in Hollywood flicks as the romantic pinnacle of the city. When the weather is great, simply head to Central Park for the best time of your holiday.

The Grand Architectural Wonder - Grand Central Terminal

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by Haris for SweetEscape in New York

“Meet me at the clock?” - The Grand Central Terminal is dubbed as the unofficial meet-up point for thousands of people who pass through it everyday. Taking the shape of giant cathedral, this terminal serves New Yorkers on their daily commuting adventures and has witnessed endless stories of interactions since early 1900. This historic landmark also offers a shopping venue, dining and cultural destination all at once for your most wonderful visit at NYC.

The Iconic Triangular Plot - Flatiron Building

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Originally named as Fuller Building, The Flatiron Building serves as the headquarters of the Fuller Construction Company. What makes it special is the unique shapes which is triangular 22 story steel-framed building. It also sits on the entire block of Fifth Avenue and named as a National Historic Landmark that is not to be missed during your trip there.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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!"

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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!