Really glad to come back Kyoto/Osaka for the last trip of this year as I fell in love with Kyoto after coming last month. It is an unexpectedly beautiful and quaint city in Japan. This time round with Audrey, Yonglai and Benjamin! On the first night, we had the guys' birthday dinner and Ben got his sushi cake surprise heh! 2nd year fulfilling his unusual request. Last year was a mcnuggets cake haha Next day, Audrey's before photo. Thank you for your permission to post! Here is Audrey's after Went back to Wafuku to rent their exquisite kimono and yukata. First place to shoot at was Fushimi Inari Shrine. And then to the other famous spot, the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove Created a textured updo for Audrey. Had the best soy+matcha ice cream and they liked it too! We came back again the next day. This time round in gown. Created a textured halfdo for her. We travelled over to Osaka and had some time to shop. Received these gifts from Ben for Christmas. Thank you so much PIC!! Needed these things! Came Dotonbori and we had the mandatory shot with Glicoman! Audrey loves takoyaki and we chanced upon a shop that sells really fluffy and delicious takoyakis. So yummy that our initial plan of having this as snack and then snack on other foods became us coming back to have the whole dinner Next morning's shoot was at Shinsekai And then to the palace Beautiful Audrey Spent 2 hours dolling Audrey up to in the end rain thus the night shoot was cancelled. Not wanting to waste the efforts, took a crash camera course with Ben haha Taken at our rooms corridor Next day, prepared Audrey for a casual shoot at Dotonbori. Below 2 photos taken by me as I recently bought a camera. Had always wanted to get 1 for work as I hoped to take better quality photos of my clients. Got the sony a7ii with f1.8 50mm lens recommended by Hannah. Hope to know how to better utilise this camera one day soon! Had these yummy grilled crab legs And then back to the takoyaki place for dinner! Look at this Wefie! Next day we came to... Nara park! For the couple's final location. Shocked face when I felt the deer's victory in snatching over the paper on my hands! Thankful to get a wefie with a cute and gentle one. Came back to Shinsekei for our last dinner of the trip together and came into a food joint that sells things in XXL size! Nicely litted at night. The guys' XXL beers And then the XXL omu rice!! Good job! And this marks an end to this fun pre wedding trip with this beautiful pair! Thank you so much Audrey and Yonglai for having Ben and I for this trip!
We came straight from Jeju to meet Jez and Josh at Osaka! Had alot of good food and fun during this trip so this post is gonna be pretty long with posts of food + work + food + fun + food entry! Thank you both so much for the super sumptious welcome dinner at Yakiniku M and thanks Josh for doing most of the BBQ-ing for us! The beef was really good. The pork rice is a must order here. We all loved it! Fresh wasabi on beef was life changing. After dinner it was time to shoot! Found a really nice side alley. And then the Glico man! This was the highlight for Jez to be here at Osaka for the shoot! As photographers themselves, Ben got the couple to pose while shooting too. After that, all three of them started looking out for photo opportunities to shoot while I just followed, looked around and totally enjoy being immersed in all the beautiful things around us. Next day While we were at the train station, this sweet lady approached us and asked where we came from and where were we heading to. She happened to be going to the same station so she leaded us to take the train which was the express train going straight to the stop we were heading to, brought us to the entrance of the place and even gave us a box of their famous red bean buns. She was really like an angel helping us when she could had just minded her own business. Bless her Lord! The box of really yummy red bean cake from the sweet angel. The first time I saw this place was on Daryl Aiden's instagram where he was flying midway reaching out for a book. It was this one photo of his that really stood out and left a very deep impression on me so to know that we were actually at this exact location, the surge of emotions in me was indescribable! Jez gave me full freedom in deciding the looks for her which I'm really thankful for. Created an urban chic look to match what she was wearing! And here is a photo Josh took. Photo taken from Jez's IG heh. Gorgeous! As Jez was quite sick and needed rest, she went back to rest shortly after the shoot while we went for dinner and chanced upon this place that sells tendon and the BEST beer. It was so good and