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Romantic Photo Spot Revealed: Ratu Boko Temple in Yogyakarta
05 Aug 2017PLACESBY SweetEscape

Don’t you think that Hollywood is sometimes overrated?

We all know that we can’t withstand the charm of Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in La La Land, or Hugh Grant’s dazzling act in Love Actually. These western modern romantic movies are written and produced so well and they got us thinking that the best romantic places lies under the city lights of tall New York buildings. Add Justin Bieber’s Mistletoe and we might even fixate ourselves into the idea of a romance under the snowfall of a Christmas Eve.

With all that in the scene, what about a little romance in the Eastern side of the world? We believe that romance doesn’t depend on the place, but the condition of the heart. When two are deeply in love with one another, any place could turn into a mystical romantic scene just for the two of them. You don’t have to go far to find romance with a loved one.

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Take some of our photo-shoot in Ratu Boko Temple for examples. This archeological site located near Yogyakarta could be transformed into one of the most romantic photo-shoot site that you’ve ever had. With 16 hectares of relics located in the village of Bokoharjo and Prambanan, Ratu Boko Temple is definitely an exploration that will take a day to accomplish!

SweetEscape in Yogyakarta

The first three terraces are reached through a massive gateway built on two levels. The deformation of the stones used for this gate has proven that it surpasses the test of time. Perhaps, bringing your loved one here could also be a lesson on a love that stands through the ages?

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Walk pass the gate and you will find Candi Pembakaran and Candi Batu Putih. Both Candi serves a great view of its surroundings that will definitely be an aesthetic plus point to your couple photos. With nothing but green grasses and old relics, you will find yourself in a mystical yet enchanting mantra of Ratu Boko Temple.

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At the northern part, lies two caves that were formed of sediment stones. These caves are called Gua Lanang and Gua Wadon that served as a meditation place. Today, it no longer serves its ascetic purpose, but it is still definitely aesthetic enough to be in your Instagram feed.

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This holiday season, don’t go too far. There are too many sites in Indonesia yet unvisited by you and your loved one, just like this temple. Create your special time anywhere at any place and share it to your friends through high quality photos taken by one of our photographers. We have so much faith in them that we believe you could take them anywhere and the result would still be gorgeous!

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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!