Photography studio recalls first year in business

Back in 2012, coming from a family vacation, SweetEscape Founder and CEO David Soong was surprised to find very few pictures that captured their perfect holiday moments. Being a photographer himself, David came up with the idea of handpicking photographers with the right skills and right styles from around the world. 

And so in 2016, SweetEscape was born to cater to travelers who want to come home with amazing pictures. 

SweetEscape Founder and CEO David Woong

SweetEscape Founder and CEO David Woong

Launched in 2017, SweetEscape now has a network of over 2000 photographers to serve thousands of travelers in over 500 cities around the world so they can capture those once-in-a-lifetime moments and turn them into beautiful memories. 

In the Philippines, with six out of 10 Filipinos travelling twice a year for leisure, SweetEscape has convenientlyprovided a way to book photographers anywhere in the world. 

In Manila it was launched in July 2018 and it has grown continuously, with hundreds of bookings monthly from customers around the world. 

Maxene Magalona, Janeena Chan and Nikki Gil

Maxene Magalona, Janeena Chan and Nikki Gil

“The Philippines quickly became the second largest market in Southeast Asia for SweetEscape. This is why it was only natural that it became our first country of choice for global expansion,” said David. “We want our customers to see SweetEscape as a photography platform for every need, whether for travel, birthday parties, bridal showers, or any special occasion.” added SweetEscape COO & Co-Founder, Emile Etienne

Since the Philippine launch, SweetEscape has partnered with various brands for potential clients to achieve their own precious moments. In the past year, it partnered with top institutions on finance and travel such as BDO, Singapore Airlines, and Klook. 

It has also hooked up with local celebrities such as Heart Evangelista, Anne Curtis, Nikki Gil, Maxene Magalona, Solenn Heusaff, Andi Manzano, and Isabelle Daza among others to capture their own special moments.  

For its first year, SweetEscape brought together its Founder and CEO David Soong and celebrities Nikki Gil and Maxene Magalona for an afternoon with the press and some of Manila’s influential people. SweetEscape also partnered with awesome brands joining the celebration such as Delsey, The Travel Club, Photobook, Beach Hut, and Benefit Cosmetics. 

 “SweetEscape makes every moment memorable. It’s like having a local friend to capture the most intimate, raw, unedited memories. It’s simple and easy, yet something that can be treasured for years to come.” concluded David.