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A big hi and hello to all of you out there! Thank you for stopping by Jenny Sun Photography's blog! This is my brand new blog space! So please make yourself at home, and have a good browse around. There is plenty more to come so check back often :) Just in case any of you are wondering who on earth I am, my name is Jenny Sun. I own a photography company that spans across Australia and Malaysia, particularly in the Sydney and Kuala Lumpur regions respectively. Though I'm not restricted to those areas! :) I love photographing just about anything under the sun, but my particular passion is for weddings and portraits - I seriously LOVE people, their stories, the beautiful relationships formed, and the tales that are told when that shutter goes off!

This blog is my personal and visual journey along this path of photography. Please hop on board the ride, comment along the way (I shamelessly love comments!), and lets see where the wind takes us :)

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Out Of Office

Hi Everyone!

The girl behind the lens is on the run again :) And I can proudly say that today, marks the start of a new era in JSP! I can't say how, but do know that things are changing in great ways!!

Anyhow, I can't stay to write long, but I wanted to let you all know that I'm travelling overseas at the moment doing various shoots, so I'm not back in the office until 5th November.

If you need to contact me at any point, you can call the following numbers while I am on the road:

+60126267706 (Malaysian clients)
+61401238167 (Australian clients)

I will try to reply emails as soon as I can, but if you wanted to catch me urgently, just buzz my numbers above. I don't bite! :)

Many thanks!

Much love,

ps: So sorry that there has been a lag (okay, its a HUGELY LOOOOOOOONG lag) in blogging - its not that I don't have like a MILLION photos to share with you all, but the past month I've been organzing a lot of things for this 'new era in JSP' which starts today (!!) so I've been really tied up with that. One of the changes that have been planned for this new episode in JSP is more blogging! Yay! So stay tuned and check back often cos a lot of things are coming people, when I get back to the office!! :D


Friday, October 19, 2007


Higher. Then higher again. Then higher still. She climbed those white steps as if her eyes had met a new playground sprinkled with colourful rides and contraptions for the very first time. Then, upon deliberating ever so slightly to bestow to her mother a lightning quick cheeky grin, she scampered off, wherever her nimble little legs could carry whatever had caught her dark-cocoa tinted eyes. Meet Rebecca.

This was a total impromptu shoot. Impromptu shoots are so cool - no pressure, no expectations, and usually lots of fun :) I just happened to have my camera with me when our good friends Andrew and Naomi came to visit us in KL, and I have to say it was so good to see them again! We had met Andrew and Naomi when Andrew came to work for our church in Sydney for a year, and they have since gone to minister at NDCCC. When they came to KL, they brought along their new addition to their family - Rebecca. She is a really sweet little girl, with a beautiful sunny personality (except when its her nap time - I hear that is when she gets very noisy and quite the grumpy munchkin! :p) - amazingly quick on her toes. It was a TOTAL challenge to keep up with her! But very much worth it - little tods, as always, are completely and utterly photogenic (I'm so envious!!), plus I got some exercise that day as well. My legs are thanking me for it :p

You can click [HERE] for a fuller slideshow of images taken of Rebecca that day. And have a look below for some of my favourite shots + some happy snaps. Oh, I learned that day, that Rebecca has this adorable habit of saying please (or in her intonation: "peesh" hehe!!) not only when she wants something, but also when she gives you something too! How hilariously CUTE! haha.

(Click the photo panel above to see its full size)

Andrew and Naomi organized a trip to the Petronas Twin Towers Sky Bridge. Can you believe in my 2.5 years in Malaysia, this was my first time up!! Totally NOT scary :) We got 6 minutes to linger across the glass-panelled walkway, before we were called time. Anyway, above is the happy little family themselves :)

Here is ju, stepping in, wanting a shot with the little star :)

Ju with Andrew and Rebecca.

Rebecca on the stairwell having a good ol' time all by herself!!

Hello? Hello? What? Oh, you are looking for your wallet! Sorry, you will have to wait a little bit, while I rummage through the contents looking for little bits of eye candy for my curious little hands to play with :p

Ju playing with Rebecca :)

Thanks for the great day out Andrew and Naomi! Rebecca was a total star, and I cant wait to see you all again - I bet she has grown already! :)
So, who wants in for the next portraits/impromptu shoot? ;)


Wednesday, October 17, 2007

More postcards from Sydney

The humming grind of the machine saturated the air surrounding my ears...what followed was only familiar sensory contentment...a buzzing incomprehendable murmuring as a result of the cocktail of conversations all around, the coffee beans that had been laboriously granulated had been aromatically transformed into this warm, pungent, sweet-bitterness wafting through the noses of the people in the room, while my eyes poured over the scruffy hand-written lines of the day's menu. Choice. There was an overwhelming supply of it. It's funny how everything edible seems to wear an attractive costume whenever our stomachs switch into hunger mode.

I love cafes. The atmosphere lingers comfortably within the homebody side of my personality... And no, I'm not talking about the commercialized never ending retail chains such as starbucks... I'm talking about those quaint little shops on the side of the street, those cafes that have neatly laid out chairs and round tables outside, those cafes that still showcase their daily menus on chalkboards...those are the ones with character :)

Sorry to all the KL-ians out there (I had to make up this name - I know it makes me look like a total dork, but.... oh well :p) but I have to say that the Sydney cafe lifestyle is just amazing. And the food (if you pick the right ones) are nothing less as well :) Of course, Malaysia kicks some serious butt in the asian food department. We Sydney-siders bow down to the awesomeness of KL's local culinary offerings.

But that aside, check out some of the cafe's I've been to and what they serve!! Unlike a lot of menus we see today, these portions are as big as they look :D And please, no drooling... ;)

Don't worry, this is by NO MEANS turning into a food blog. And NO, i do not always photograph what I eat... I do enjoy the food and the company more :) Anyhow, I have a TONNE of portrait + wedding photos to share with you, but I figured while you are waiting in the meantime (sorry, my schedule has just been nutters as of late - but I am trying my very best to keep my blogging up), instead of having no entries, you can at least fill up with this instead! :)

And just because I feel like it, here are some other shots from my sydney travels + a secret: all shots taken in this entry were taken with a humble canon ixus point and shoot! I just wanted to show you all its NOT always about the camera/lens we use to get a shot... so, dont feel you need to be a gearhead to get some shots you are happy with. Great lighting+composition will never be replaced by any $30,000 camera (not that having it is a bad thing)! :)

This is part of the interiors of the Queen Victoria Building (on George St). Its really stunning, if you stop to look. Sydneysiders probably see this everyday, but I guess living across two countries gives one a fresh set of eyes to see what you don't live with day in day out. yay! :)

You will never see sunsets like this in KL. The colours lasted about 2 minutes before they changed (you get like 15 minutes of glorious light, 2 minutes of glorious colour before everything turns into a mere wisp of what it was). Oh, and trust me, these colours are for real. I did not alter them - only contrast + curves were added. Nature is fantastic!! :D


ps: I will reply emails soon. Sorry for the delay - the next week or so is incredibly busy. There is alot happening, but I promise to write back as soon as I get a moment to sit down. It wont be too long! :) Oh, and happy wednesday to all of you out there. Middle of the week vibes are in!! Not long before we get greeted with another weekend to live out. Take care everyone! :)


Monday, October 15, 2007

Spontaneous Portraits

I'm not sure if many of you know, but my camera is usually with me (with the exception of the last 2 weeks due to the insane busyness)... that's why I mentioned in my last post - if you spend the afternoon with me, or even a quick hour, you're likely to grab a free portrait of yourself haha (IF you ask!) :)

One couple I met up with in Sydney, were cool enough to do just that! And here is what I captured for them:

It's best if you click the image above to see the panel in full :)

I hope they don't mind me putting their photos up - you both were just too cute and I couldn't help but share! Plus, its to show I'm not a scary photographer :) I can't wait to do their pre-wedding shoot in a couple of weeks, and their wedding later this year!

A HUGE thank you for treating me to the yummy thai food that night, even though I couldnt finish the colossal portions, I thought it was such a sweet gesture and totally unexpected! :D


ps: No flash was employed for the above shots, or any shots taken in my previous post. Just in case anyone was wondering.


Sunday, October 14, 2007


I could write a whole tale about my happenings in Sydney.. but you know that cliched saying 'a picture says a thousand words"? well... here are my 30,000++++ words :p

Enjoy my postcards from Sydney and the accompanying captions!!

I adore japanese food. If anyone ever wants to get on my good side, or treat me a meal - japanese will do it. Seriously :) I went to Yutaka on one of my first nights with Vincy (see the photo below to put a face to the name! ) who happens to be a good friend of mine, and a photography enthusiast! Pity, we both agreed that the food AND portions at Yutaka left us wanting....

Vincy! :) See, hang out with me for an afternoon, or even for an hour, and its likely you'll get a free portrait! haha :D

Their Miso soup was good though! I thought it was fantastic to have it on that day as the evening ended up FREEZING cold!

Yutaka's dumplings were also yummy! But portions were disappointing - they were so good we wished they had given us more!! haha :)

Vincy was cool enough to spend the afternoon showing me around the campus of UNSW to get some funky architectural shots. I took the above shot to remind myself of the gorgeous light we had that afternoong - believe me, it was rare during my stay.

The first of many architectural shots. I love weird patterns, lines, and textures. Anything that looks abstract, will catch my eye. Including the above. Enjoy the following architectural shots!

This blue was NOT fake. The raw file was very very blue as it was. I just tinkered with the contrast and thats it. Promise.

Another funky wall!! There were soooo many of them on the campus.

UNSW had alot of strange structures around the place. The above 3 balls were cute. Loved them! :)

There's that sunset again! not a particularly interesting shot, subject wise, but I took it to show that yummy light, is always more important than yummy composition. In fact, its the light that will either make or break your photo.

More walls :) Aren't I boring! haha....

The quadrangle lawn area... it was so pretty!

This yellow cast in the above shot was caused by the setting sun, shining directly on it.

I swear, these colours are natural. Remember how i said in my 2nd last post that I saw skies so blue in sydney, it almost hurt to look?! Well, this is what I was talking about :)

The last bit of the setting sun, peeping through the crevices of the buildings.

Check out the angle!! I got a headache from the position my head was in trying to get this shot! no, seriously.

I fell in love with this wall as soon as my eyes saw it. If you dont know me, i love the venacular and all things urban. This screamed just that! :)

The above shot was taken as I was walking to meet a client near circular quay. I totally LOVE sun flare so when I saw it peeping through the trees, I couldnt help but stop and shoot it. Again, subject wise its not an interesting shot, but the light is just amazing!! Thank you God for beautiful Sydney light! :)

They were hanging these all around Sydney... the orange flags. I took photos of them just to prove i was in Sydney... hahaha... Sad huh? :p

I met up with an old friend, at De Niro's (North Sydney). She was so awesome and shouted me that pasta I ordered. I took this photo to remind me of her generosity :) I also took a photo of her, except she'd probably very unhappy if I posted it up! haha...

This was what the weather MOSTLY looked like while I was in Sydney. 15 degrees, cold, wet, dark....I got told it was warm just before I came, and then it was warm again just after I left. I'm starting to think it was me... hmmmmm!!

I finished shooting a wedding on Saturday, and after it was over, I was walking by the quay/harbour and this is what I saw. Sydney harbour is amazing at night and by day... You just have to see it for yourself to know what I mean :) I didnt stay long to shoot due to the winter temps that night!

I shot this the same time as the previous photo. This is my attempt at a handheld capture of the harbour bridge at night. It wasn't easy!

The Rocks Markets.... its a place full of colour, warmth, buzzing atmosphere and almost always full of people. I dont ever buy anything from it, but I do love walking through it whenever I get the chance. Who wouldn't? its right by the harbour, situated near the most beautiful vintage area in Sydney, and surrounded by awesome places to eat!

What did I tell you? its always full of people!!

More people at the Rocks Markets :)

I was at the Rocks to meet up with a client, but also to celebrate a friend's birthday at Pancakes on the Rocks (its a 24 hour pancake place, and its ALWAYS full - people line up by the hoards to get into this place. Why? Just check out the food above and below for a sample). It tastes even better than it looks :) Thanks Bert for sharing with me that day so I could taste 2 dishes haha... and happy 23rd for that day jo!

Man, this dessert has CHOCOLATE pancakes. Never tried? You're seriously missing out!

The girls I was with that lovely afternoon :)

I passed by this building hundreds of times while I was at uni... never really noticed it til the day I had to go to the Marriage registry of NSW. It was amazingly vintage!! And the colours were fantastic! :)

Look at its awesome door!

Here is the intersection I crossed (or RAN, because I was always late for my trains home haha) so many times when I was in uni, to get to Central Station (central station is where that big clock tower is).

Another place I passed by alot when I was in uni. It always looked interesting but I never thought to photograph it until now. I love the name of the shop! hehe :) Check out the below pics for more of this row of shops....The sun was lovely.. right bam smack in the middle of the day too!

yeah yeah, locks. Not a new concept to photograph, I know. But I couldn't help myself, and I thought the wooden texture behind it was cool :)

I have ALWAYS been attracted by the rusty, dirty, and urban.... graffiti included. This just looked cool in my eyes. The yellow just did it :)

I took it just for the sign that read 'pitt street' - its a street I frequent alot in Sydney mainly cos its near a whole lot of shops I love. This sign happened to be on the corner of an old post office. Compositionally I found it funny to just contrast the old of it, with the new (ie. the clearway sign). Sydney has alot of that.

More old mixed with the new. Its part of why I love photographing in Sydney. It has just enough modern-ness, but not too much so that it feels sterile. It still has tonnes of character :)

Signs... Sydney has like a billion of them. Seriously, when you are there, you will find them EVERYWHERE... in every nook and cranny. Anywhere where there is space or reason for it. Look at the above. 4 signs just to clarify when you can and can't park.

Sign to tell you, you are being watched by street surveillance cameras, when you can park, when the spot is a loading zone, and that further up the street there is more parking. Thats Sydney for you.

Street signs in the city look like this. I just took the above shot because it was a street I used to walk past alot. Its perpendicular to George and Pitt St :)

The new shopping square in Sydney. The above shot is its entrance. I love its futuristic look! :)

Central station. Platform 16 (which takes you up the northshore - which is where my church is in Sydney). I take plaform 18 if I want to go home. There are more than 20 platforms at this one station. I love that this station still has character. Many around Sydney have undergone renovation (which is a good thing cos its much needed, but the old rustic sites have gone).