We fell in love with the family holiday album of Kent and Shau Fun in Tokyo. Not only because their two daughter looked absolutely adorable in all of their pictures, but because the family shared some undeniable chemistry. These are stuff we really can’t make up! So, we got in touch with Kent and Shau Fun to ask some tips about pulling off a successful SweetEscape session.
“If only you could see the behind-the-scene moments too, you might not think we were so coordinated! Kent and I just let them be themselves even if that means we (the parents and the photographer) had to chase after them all over the place, while hoping that the photos will turn out as natural as possible. I believe that it’s important that they enjoy the moment and have fun during the process.
To be completely honest, we didn’t intentionally color-coordinate our outfits. It helped, however, that we do have some twinning outfits on hand for the girls. That sure came handy for such occasion. We choose something that they are comfortable with because we didn’t want them to feel agitated or irritated by what they were wearing!
Before the shoot, we took the time to plan out our session. We checked the weather forecasts and took it into consideration. We choose a time slot around the children’s nap and meal times, and chose locations that we thought would be child-friendly. However, the minute the session begins, we let everything go and just go with the flow. We find that, more often than not, the kids will find a way to disrupt all your plans, so we just hoped for the best!
Our actual SweetEscape session in Tokyo only took thirty minutes (instead of the allocated two hours) because the kids were actually still napping when the session began and we didn’t want to wake them because we didn’t want to risk having cranky children on our hands!
Seeing these photos from our trip warmed our hearts. I love how happy the kids were to run around the beautiful Shinjuku Gardens. Their smiles and laughters were all that mattered to us and exactly what we wanted captured. Kids grow very fast so these will be great for our memories, and hopefully theirs too! Big credit to our SweetEscape photographer in Tokyo for his quick eyes and fingers such that he managed to capture many of these candid moments very quickly!”
Going on a trip? Wherever you're going, whatever the occasion, bring SweetEscape along with you to make your moments more memorable!
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!
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.
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.
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."
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).
"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.
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.
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!"
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!