Have you seen the photos of Solenn Heussaff and husband Nico Bolzico from their recent travel to Japan? They're gorgeous!
The Encantadia actress and her husband had a two-day trip to Tokyo during the Holy Week break, arriving on April 13 and departing on April 15.
"Tokyo was fun," Solenn exclaimed in an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and GMA News at the press launch of Samsung Galaxy S8 on Thursday night, April 27, at Samsung Infinity Hub in Bonifacio Global City.
The Kapuso star, however, wished they had more time to explore the streets of Japan.
"Nandun lang ako for two days so medyo short, two full days pero yung Thursday, half day."
One of the highlights of the couple's trip were the cherry blossoms.
It was the 31-year-old actress' third time to visit Japan, but her first time to see the world-famous flowers in bloom.
She recalled, "Masaya kasi malamig yung weather 'tapos first time ko makakita ng cherry blossoms."
The couple also bumped into Mikee Quintos, her co-star in Encantadia.
Solenn resumed, "Nakita ko din si Mikee, nandun. We were able to have a drink together."
Nico was also able to persuade his wife do some ninja training
Solenn said, "Nag-ninja training kami ni Nico, and that was exciting."
Meanwhile, her husband revealed Solenn's condition so she would do the ninja activity: two OOTD shoots.
In an Instagram post, he wrote: "The wifezilla exchange rate is: 2 OOTD Shoots = 1 day legit ninja training!
"600 years of ninja generations family!
"S*** got real, wifezilla chose her weapon, and I had to agree on another OOTD shoot for tomorrow!
"My socks are cool but not that much of ninja material!"
For her part, Solenn felt that Nico's OOTD shots needed a little more "training."
She posted two OOTD photos on Instagram shot by her husband.
One of the captions read: "The best he can do lol #SosBolzTravels"
In another IG photo, Solenn wrote, "Putol paa pero fight pa more #AsawaGoalsDaw #TrainingPaMore #NicoHeussaff"
But how come their photos were gorgeous given Nico's beginner background on taking OOTD shots.
Solenn revealed booking an online photography service.
The actress explained, "I had a professional photographer kasi kung ako't Nico lang, walang pictures. Ayaw niya talaga mag-pictures."
Solenn added, "If not, magiging selfies lang or IG stories lang."
For couples travelling abroad, Solenn suggested booking a photographer on SweetEscape.com, a holiday photography service founded by Indonesian photographer David Soong. The company has a roster of photographers in over 300 cities around the world.
Solenn said, "...They'll take your photos, they'll follow you for two hours.
"So at least may magagandang memories with your family and friends...
"Kaya maganda yung pictures 'di ba? Parang prenup lang!"
The Filipina-French star underscored, "At affordable!"
The 23-year-old Japanese photographer Mizuki took the couple's photos.
One of their shoot locations was the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, a national park found in Tokyo.
A photo session with Sweet Escape costs $400 or around PHP 20,000.
The photographer will follow you for two hours and provide 40 shots.
Nico also uploaded one blooper shot on Instagram.
His caption read: "The struggle is super nova real! Clearly I didn't get the 'shoot memo' from the photographer, and ended up looking like Big Foot waking up from a nap!
"I wasn't ready! #sosbolztravels #sosbolz #sosbolzshootduringvacationandiwanttodie
#butnowisbolztime #staytunedforwhatiscoming #hastagsarenotmeantforthis #needbloggerjowastohelpmehastaging"