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Nicole Tantoco and Miko de los Reyes: Honeymoon Memories in Siargao
20 Sep 2018STORIESBY SweetEscape

From her lavish Broadchella-themed despedida de soltera to the intimate yet wonderful wedding ceremony, could we just take a moment to appreciate and somehow drool over Nicole Tantoco’s journey from being a bride-to-be to finally transitioning to the gorgeous Mrs. Miko de los Reyes?

One-half of high society's latest "it" couple, Nicole Tantoco-de los Reyes, recently tied the knot with Miko de los Reyes at Sta. Elena Golf & Country Estate. A beautiful Filipiniana-themed ceremony took place, followed by a reception at Antonio's in Tagaytay. After all of the planning, preparation, and merriment, the newlywed needed, but more like, deserved a honeymoon—and the next thing they knew, they were off to Siargao!

Technically their mini-moon or mini honeymoon (yup, that's a thing!), the couple decided to join Miko's aunt and uncle for his birthday celebration with a couple of friends and family. Aside from ticking this place off of their bucket list, it was a chance for them to enjoy each other's company even when responsibilities await in their married life.

Such a laid back setting in an island miles away from the metro sure did give the couple some quality time. "It is so beautiful there, and it is so relaxing to just absorb the sights of daily life while trike-ing around or hanging out and watching the pros at Cloud 9," Nicole shares.

Of course, they never missed the surfing experience. Fondly known to be a haven for surfers, Siargao has those waves that are incomparable with any other location. "That feeling of catching a wave is just exhilarating! No wonder so many people get hooked on surfing and end up moving to the island", Nicole adds.

They also went island-hopping from Naked Island to Dako Island, where they enjoyed a feast of fresh seafood and liempo from a boodle fight. They also got the chance to visit Sugba Lagoon, the famous Instagram spot where a diving board in the middle of a tropical oasis is situated.

by Janos for SweetEscape in Siargao
by Janos for SweetEscape in Siargao
by Janos for SweetEscape in Siargao

A perfect honeymoon you may call it, but what made their moments more meaningful is the fact that they were saved in form of photos through SweetEscape. Nicole and Miko usually do not bother taking picture on their travels, but this time, they let Janos, a SweetEscape photographer from Siargao, capture the best moments for them to remember. "It was such an easy and natural solution to think of using SweetEscape's service for our upcoming Siargao trip. We downloaded the app, booked our photographer, and specified a time and date for the shoot. The island was so familiar to him (Janos) and his camera, and he knew all the best places to shoot! It was very relaxing and casual, and Janos directed us where to stand or sit, and we felt like we were just talking and hanging out as he snapped away. When we saw the photos we were surprised because we didn't even know he had been shooting already! The whole thing was so fast and seamless and the photos were beautiful! So natural too. We thought it was a fun experience and would definitely use SweetEscape again," Nicole narrates.

by Janos for SweetEscape in Siargao

SweetEscape definitely makes a trip memorable and convenient because you don't have to worry about getting nice photos of yourself, because a SweetEscape photographer could do it for you. With a pool of over 2000 photographers from more than 400 cities across the world, every travel memory could be saved with SweetEscape.

On your first booking with SweetEscape, use the code FIRSTESCAPE at checkout and get $50 OFF!

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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!