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"I Said, “Meet Me In Tokyo?” And He Did."
01 Feb 2018STORIESBY SweetEscape

“It wasn’t exactly “love at first sight” with him. It was more of having an unexplainable feeling like “Hey, there’s something about you.”

We were formally introduced in mid-2017 at a friend’s birthday party. Since then, we kept quick and casual conversations whenever we happened to see each other, and whenever we were out of town, we would comment on each other’s Instagram Story about our individual travels, or talk about destinations we want to visit. We were both always somewhere else and rarely in the same place.  

I knew of him since high school because we came from the same hometown and had the same circle of friends, but we never really hung out. In fact, we were not even aware of each other’s presence! It was only last year when we became single that our friends began to frequently tease us and try to get us to meet up because they thought we’d make a good match, since we shared similar interests and personalities.

To be honest, I never really gave it much thought, until he surprised me with a gift from his latest trip to Greece: a pair of earrings that he said I could use for my next trip. At that time, we weren’t even anything yet, but he was already starting to make thoughtful efforts. Time finally permitted us to consistently see and talk to each other late last year. I already knew how much I really liked this guy because I found him to be as driven, passionate, and adventurous as I am. And it was very rare to find someone you can connect so indescribably with.

Later that year, in December, I had a trip planned with a couple of my friends to Hokkaido, Japan. Without second thought or hesitation, I randomly asked him, “Meet me in Tokyo?”. And he really did!

I always wanted to find someone who I can run the world with. I never thought it was possible - but I did!" - Andie Javelosa

by Bramantya for SweetEscape in Tokyo

by Bramantya for SweetEscape in Tokyo

by Bramantya for SweetEscape in Tokyo

by Bramantya for SweetEscape in Tokyo

by Bramantya for SweetEscape in Tokyo

by Bramantya for SweetEscape in Tokyo

What Andie Said About SweetEscape

"Our photoshoot was a great kickoff to our relationship, and SweetEscape was able to magically capture that. Now, we already have trips and plans lined up ahead and we’re both ecstatic!"

SweetEscape is online platform that connects you with local photographers around the world. Our mission is to capture your life precious moments, anywhere in the world. SweetEscape is available in over 300 cities around the world. Book today and save $50 on your first session! Enter the promo code: FIRSTESCAPE at checkout.

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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!