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Patti Grandidge's Memorable Easter Moments
29 Mar 2019STORIESBY SweetEscape

Popular Filipino pastry chef and new-mom Patti Grandidge talked about her family's traditions during the Easter long-weekend, and how her holiday routines might change now that her little boy Neo has arrived. She spoke to us after her recent SweetEscape session in London together with baby Neo and her husband, Jon Herrera.

Hi Patti! Since the Holy Week is coming, how do you usually celebrate it? Any particular traditions?

by Natasha for SweetEscape in London
by Natasha for SweetEscape in London

Funny enough, I’ve spent the last 3 Holy Weeks in the city. My husband and I usually do a trip a few weeks before the long weekend (like our recent London holiday with our new baby!) and find it relaxing to be in Manila while everyone else is away. My family goes to church on Easter Sunday and celebrates after with brunch. Now that we have Neo, I’m looking forward to starting new traditions!

When you go on short staycations during the long weekend, what do you usually do together? Do you plan to do anything different this year now that you have a new baby?

by Natasha for SweetEscape in London

We don’t do much during our ‘staycations.’ We take it slow and easy, walking our dog, grabbing coffee, easy meals at home or nearby. The vibe is so different, so we enjoy the quiet time while we can. This year, I hope to get a few swims in with Neo and take him on stroller walks while all the cars are nowhere to be seen!

Is there a particular Easter memory that is memorable to you?

by Natasha for SweetEscape in London
by Natasha for SweetEscape in London

Jon and I were in Italy for our honeymoon over Easter weekend a few years ago -- totally unplanned! The dates we booked happened to cover the holiday, so we got to spend it there. The majority religion in Italy is Roman Catholicism, so it was special to be there during the Easter weekend while everyone observed and celebrated.

by Natasha for SweetEscape in London
by Natasha for SweetEscape in London
by Natasha for SweetEscape in London
by Natasha for SweetEscape in London

At SweetEscape, we believe that no matter how short distanced, holiday moments are always worth capturing. Whenever you want to go, make it memorable with SweetEscape! We connect you to 2000+ professional photographers in more than 400 cities around the world, so all you have to do is to create your memories, while we take great photos of your every moment! Use the code FIRSTESCAPE on your first SweetEscape booking to get USD50 off and let's #MakeLifeMemorable!

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Congratulations! Five Ideas For Your Graduation Photo Shoot
18 Jul 2019IDEASBY SweetEscape

Congratulations, Graduants! After years of grueling work and many sleepless nights studying, you're finally graduated! Taking photos to immortalize one of your biggest achievements in life is a necessity, but sometimes you might feel that taking the same old poses at the same old locations might be boring. Worry not, for we have compiled five ideas for your graduation shoots this year!

1. Campus Love

by Louis for SweetEscape in Melbourne
by Nicholaus for SweetEscape in San Francisco

You spent days, nights, months and years in this space studying and working, but (most-importantly) you made new friends in the campus that would last forever. What better way to make the memories last forever than to capture your graduation shots right there at the place where very corner holds a special memory of your journey together.

2. Go Downtown

by Haris for SweetEscape in New York

As much as you spent your days in the campus, there must be nights and days where you walk and explore the city where you study, especially if you're studying overseas or in a different city. Walk down memory lane through your favourite shopping streets or the city's famous restaurant alley and capture your graduation photos in those spots.

3. Famous Landmarks!

by Haris for SweetEscape in New York

Especially for you who go to school in world-famous or historic cities, you might want to take your graduation shots at the city's famous landmark. A picture speaks a thousand words and nothing tells a better university-life story than a picture (or lots of it) in London's Tower Bridge and Big Ben, NYC's Brooklyn Bridge and Liberty Island, or Tokyo Tower. Trust us, the picture will turn into a treasure to show your children in the future!

4. Single Fighter vs #SquadGoals

by William S. for SweetEscape in Jakarta
by Greta for SweetEscape in Los Angeles

Friends are always needed to help you go through the rougher times of your college life, and capturing your graduation together with great photos is always a great way to make your friendship more memorable. However, as much as you enjoyed your time with your squad, there are always times when you had to fight your way through classes and lectures on your own. Celebrating your success in going through that and coming out on top with a solo photoshoot is not a bad idea!

5. Because You Loved Me

by Michelle for SweetEscape in Toronto
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By the time we graduated, we must have realized that our journey through college would never be possible without the support and love of our loved ones, be it our parents back home, or our significant others that supported us day to day, near or far. Celebrate your graduation by taking great photos with these most important people in your lives!

by Andrew for SweetEscape in Melbourne

Wherever and whomever you want to take your graduation photos with, let SweetEscape capture the moment for you! We capture any occasion, any time, anywhere by connecting you to a growing network of photographers in 500+ cities around the world, and your photos will be ready for download in 48 hours after the session via the SweetEscape app and our website. Book your session today and let's #MakeLifeMemorable!

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