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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 :)




Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Kelvin & Esther

Congratulations Kelvin and Esther!!

Their wedding was definitely the most cultural wedding I've had the pleasure to photograph to date. I learned so much about chinese-traditions and customs through documenting their big day, and I have to say it was definitely eye-opening! :) I'm a rather curious person you see, so all the new things I got to witness on the day was certainly candy to my eyes! A grrrreat experience!!

Click [HERE] to see the slideshow set (do note that the photos are not in any chronological order)

And below are a few of my favourite shots from the day:

This is one of the bride's good friends. She was such a joy to capture on camera because of her lovely smile! She was always laughing and had such a sunshine-filled delighted look on her face :) here she is peeping in and telling the bride the groom is on his way to pick her up!

Bridal preparation shots. Always a beautiful moment and definitely one of my favourite parts of a wedding day at any job I shoot at! This one was no exception :)

Here is Esther, on her way to the groom's house to do the tea ceremony. This is probably one of my top favourite shots of the day. Isn't she stunning! Brides like Esther make our jobs so easy! :

While the tea ceremony is normally a busy time of passing tea cups around, here is a slightly different moment during the tea ceremony where the bride and groom were holding hands for the slightest moment. I think its really sweet :)

Handing red packets to the kids. This is always a fun filled moment - kids always have a way of bringing joy into all situations. No matter how stressed a bride or groom is on the day, come this time, there is sure to be laughter!

We've all seen this shot earlier, but it IS one of my favourites from the day! So, well, here it is again! :)

This shot speaks for itself. Champagne glass tower. I'm a real sucker for anything symmetrical, in a line, or in repeated patterns!! :p


The bride and bride's mother, embracing each other. So sweet! :)

Gorgeous. What else can I say? :) (I'm referring to the bride :p)

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Stay tuned

Remember that wedding photo of the bride and groom under a red umbrella, with tonnes of ribbon/confetti flying around them, below?

Well, I'm going to be posting up their feature later.

So check back later tonight or first thing tomorrow morning! :)

Til then! Stay tuned!!

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Sunday, July 22, 2007

new addition

Big introduction to the new addition to my team!

Just kidding :)

This little one looks better in front of the camera, instead of behind it! We think she is 4 weeks old, just due to her size - she is tiny! I can hold her whole body with just one scoop of my hand, and she weighs less than the canon ixus400 (its a point and shoot digital camera for those that don't know what on earth I'm rambling about :p)

Anyway, she was found stray and stranded behind my place the other day, and looking rather distressed. I'm currently helping to nurse her to health, and then determine where she should go.

Now, for those who don't know - I do already have a pet. The beagle pup you see in my galleries is mine! (yes, I do portraits for animals too!) Her name is Chloe. Speaking of names however, the new cutie above hasn't got a one yet - any suggestions??

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Friday, July 20, 2007

Wynn & Jocelynn [Preview]

Hey everyone! Here is the Wynn and Jocelynn preview I was telling you about :)

They were my 7-7-7 couple (and a very nice couple at that! I thoroughly enjoyed photgraphing their wedding!), and as a result they get an extra big feature (well, a preview to their feature, which means lots of extra photos to see on this blogspot!). I'll post up the full slideshow in a few weeks time. For now, enjoy the ones below! :)















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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Unveiled

Here it is!

My new baby! NO, I'm NOT talking about a real baby!

It's my new 70-200mm f2.8L IS lens! Okay, I know I'm making a huge deal out of this when it really isn't that big of a deal... it IS just a lens after all... and all of those whom know me personally will know I'm not in anyway a gear-head in any sense of the word, but I do love this lens :) I'm SO looking forward to using this at weddings!!

This sweet piece of equipment was waiting for me when I got home from a late night job last night :D An unexpected suprise, but a very welcome one!



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woohoo!

I have a new baby!!!

All will be revealed soon :D

I'm SOOOOOO ecstatic!

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

An update

I was told recently that I should update this blog more often (:p) - so here is my attempt to listen to a fellow photographer and appease you lot out there. I normally don't blog about what I have been up to in between shoots... ie. I would only blog about the job once it's been finished AND the images have been processed, so this is a break from the norm for me!

Anyhow, just to inform you that the girl behind the lens has not been slack! In between 3 or 4 hour sleep nights, processing images, design albums and wedding invitations, I really have been working my behind off the last month or so. I get a teeny weeny break as of next month, before the photography season for me kicks in again in September!! It will be packed and full-on busy, but Im seriously looking forward to it!!! Thank God for his wonderful provision.

Anyway, back to the point - what have I been up to?

Well, I shot a friend's wedding just over a week ago. She and her husband were my 7-7-7 couple!! Because they were my 777 couple, I'm gonna put up a teaser feature in the next day or so to give you lot a sneak preview of their wedding photos before the main feature of their wedding is put up on this blog :) Congratulations Wynn and Jocelynn!!! I'm so happy for the both of you :D Here is a preview to the preview!

I've also got some travel photography to show you all too! Particularly from Sydney and Bangkok. Some of my favourite shots were from Bangkok - WOW, its seriously like visual candy for us photographers. Well, for photographers who like the run-down decayed, dirty-urban kind of look, Bangkok is amazing. Think abandoned warehouses, buildings dilapidated to the point where you just see the bare skeletal brick structure, burnt houses, rustic train tracks, and so on!! I saw so much and just didn't have enough time to get everything on my camera (don't you just hate it when that happens?) I really want to go back there!! If you don't know already, Im a huge fan of the metropolitan (ie. city life!!) - and even more so if it's full of run-down character. I'm glad Sydney has some level of such areas too - but I will have to wait until my next hop down under before going all vernacular and urban with my photography again. Anyway, here is a preview to the bangkok entry - a lady I saw at the river market:

Speaking of dirty urban - we found some really awesome places in KL over the weekend, thanks to Ian Chong (who also allowed us to shoot at this amazing house - I'll post up the photos and the lowdown on this shoot once the whole thing is wrapped up). We really appreciated your time and generosity in showing us some of these secret spots in KL!! I'm loving it every time I either discover/got introduced to new parts of this Asian city - really makes me feel like I'm exploring this city - AT LAST! Here is a preview/behind the scenes shot (Xianjin, who was our 2nd shooter on the day was game enough to do some crazy death-defying [ok, im exaggerating the death-defying bit, but he really did take risks!] roof hopping to get some shots):

I also recently shot my first 'fully-chinese' wedding :) This was cool because I'm Australian-Malaysian which means that chinese customs are very new to me! It was quite a challenge and at the same time, quite an eye-opening experience to witness all the traditions and customs that come along with such a cultural wedding. Again, I'll post these images up soon! For now, here is a preview:

Alright, I would love to yabber on (that is Australian slang for 'talk incessantly') but I have mounds of work awaiting and the longer I stay in front of this blog, the longer it will be before I have to show more photos!

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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Mary and Jason

This feature has been long overdue!

Mary and Jason have been a couple whose wedding I'd been really looking forward to photographing! After shooting their adventurous pre-wedding session at the falls of Ulu Yam, I got to know these two as a really gentle and down-to-earth couple, and it was a pleasure to be able to document their official day from start to finish. Everyone was SO happy throughout the whole event...

Mary definitely takes the cake for the happiest and smiliest (is that even a word?!) bride I've ever seen. I hardly remember a moment where her exuberant smile wasn't present on her face :) It's brides like yourself, Mary, that make our jobs easier!

Congratulations to the both of you, and many warm wishes for a beautiful happy marriage!!

Click to view the full slideshow set [HERE]

Here are some of my favourite shots from their special day!

1) This was a beautiful moment. I just love the elegance of it... the softness of the early morning light slowly permeating through the curtains cast a lovely soft glow on the bride's face.
2) I remember this moment being the funniest in the bridal preparation stage. For some reason, one of the bridesmaids started fanning and brushing the bride's neck and face, and in return the bride wanted to even the score! It caused quite a noteable string of giggles from the girls!
3). The ever-evil bargaining games that are a must-do in a chinese wedding (the groom/groomsmen must pass all the 'tests' before he is allowed to see the bride and take her to the ceremomy). Making the groom/groomsmen put on makeup, eating the foulest combinations of food are just some of the nasty concoctions that can sometimes come from the bridesmaids. All in good sport though, and thats what the groomsmen were - good sports! They took the tests very well!!
4). Awww... he gets the bride, at last!!
5). Surprised by the entourage of people waiting outside her door! This shot exemplifies the bride on the day. She really was THAT full of joy and smiles the whole day!
6). Now, for all those in Malaysia, especially KL. Beautiful churches are hard to come by. But Assumption church in Petaling Jaya was WOW, look at this one! It was huge and lit with beautiful natural light!! A photographer's delight! :D
7). Til death do us part.. the rings.
8). A tender moment during the marriage ceremony.
9). Confetti and ribbon galore! I love it when they throw stuff over and at the newlyweds when they walk out the door! Just the sheer expressions captured during that moment are wonerfully fantastic!! This was no exception! Again, look at the huge smile on the bride!
10). The start of the official tea ceremonies. Here is the bride giving her father a warm hug. Aww!
11). Here is the happy couple pouring tea for the grandmother :)
12). No wedding is complete without flowers. Here is the bride's bouquet. It was sitting on the corner of the table during the tea ceremonies with some gorgeous room light cast upon it. I thought it looked gorgeous. (Yes, I'm quite a sucker for pretty petals! :D)
13). This is how the night ended at their weding reception dinner in the Federal Hotel, Kuala Lumpur - a toast from the two families and more ribbon/confetti popping off! Nice touch! :)



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Monday, July 9, 2007

Full

Dear friends!

I'm just writing to inform all of you that my production quota and schedule for wedding invitation designs/production is, as of today, full up until March 2008. I will, unfortunately not be accepting any more orders until April of next year. Thank you for your support since this leg of my work was lauched! I love being able to create what is to become a centerpiece of information for your wedding day, and I can't wait til I can resume designing them again next year!

On another note, I have to apologize that this blog has become somewhat malnourished as of late. There has been so much to blog about, so many things to put up and show, however it's been really crazy in the JSP headquarters in the last few weeks! Tonnes of late nights, extensive co-ordination of various photoshoots (I've been feeling like a producer somewhat of late!), long hours in front of the computer, plenty of typing (with the number of emails fired off each day, I think my touch-typing is developing from non-existent to visible!), and a growing friendship with energy-bosting drinks has pretty much been the norm these last few weeeks. But hurrah! last night was my first night off - I got to catch a movie (Transformers! It was worth the hype!), and sleep a good 10 hours :)

Back to work today though! Photos, here I come!

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Friday, July 6, 2007

Question

I have noticed on an increasingly intense level, that the majority of photographers here in Malaysia are male!

Ok, there is definitely nothing wrong with that, but I am wondering where are the female photographers? And in particular, where are the female WEDDING photographers? After speaking to several other photographers and people I know, it seems like I may be a sole swimmer in the industry here (speaking here about the wedding side of photographer here in Malaysia)? Please tell me I may be wrong?

I guess I find it strange, mainly because I come from Australia where there are many female photographers in the industry (all of whom are just SO phenomenally talented) and its been so great to be inspired by them, and learn from them. Plus the fact that I've been raised in an Australian/western design background where there were MANY females surrounding me in the creative field...

So again I ask, where are the females in this industry here? And, is the fact that I am female, bait, for others to see me (and other female photographers here in this country) as less competent? less talented?

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