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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, April 30, 2008

Angela and Wayne: Engagement

Sweet, fun, down to earth, funny, cool... funny... oh, and did I mention funny? :p

Angela and Wayne really do deserve extra special attention on my blog space, not just because they have been so awesome to work with, but because their session was one of the funniest and laugh-me-silly-til-I-can't-breathe sessions to date - oh and plus, they flew me out of town to a place neither of them had been to before. Talk about random! Ahhh, but that was good in my books ;)

We awoke that morning, to be greeted by the sky mailing across ominous warmings our way of rain in the form of these charcoal tainted clouds. It meant that, our shoot which was supposed to start at 8am that morning in this little town called Moruya, had to be postponed due to the fact that we were flying out in a tiny little plane. So, until about 10am, we played the waiting game.

And wait we did. But not without rewards :)

The adventure began outside hanger 135. And before we knew it, God smiled upon the land, and it burst open with a kaleidscope of colours and light... chasing away the brooding storm signs that prevailed the earlier face of the morning.

Here is what I was talking about above. The view was spectacular.

The shoot began right in the middle of the day, and I dared these two to pose for me bang smack in the center of the saturday markets with a myriad of people around. They were game, and thats what I love about them! They threw caution to the wind, and embraced the opportunity to just enjoy the camera. Plus, in a small town - no one cares what you do - they are SO friendly!!!

These two truly enjoy laughing together, and their pure energy and youthful joy was so apparent in their photos. The below was a classic example. Guess who is the joker in the relationship :)

These two get credit for the most unique jump ever!! Opposite this wall, was a hairdresser - the salon ladies were laughing their heads off at Wayne and Angela which inevitably sparked off laughs from the pair. To date, this is one of my favourite images. It just vibrates across volumes of youth, life, and fun, and that's how I like my photos to be :)

You'll never guess where the below shot was taken!! The three of us were laughing about the fact that if we told people, they wouldn't take our answer seriously. I still think thats true! :p

Then, just before the storm clouds waded their way back into the day, we headed to the beach for a few quick snaps before the light dashed away from us.

I didn't ask them to do below. There were actually alot of candid moments that were picture perfect and completely unstaged. The below was just one. Angela's feet were apparently tired, so Wayne carried her. Sweet!

He then switched her around and carried her like this. Aww.

I love alleys. If I find one I like, you'll be guaranteed to be pulled over for a shot ;)

Now, this shoot wouldn't be complete without a little splash of flare, and a shot with the plane right???

Moruya was just so gorgeous in my eyes. This below photo just pales into comparison to what I saw on the day. Thank you God for creating such beautiful things for our eyes to enjoy. You are truly great.

And here is the slideshow, for more photos from the session! :D

I will be blogging their wedding in the next 1 to 2 days (I'm exhausted here and I'm being treated for dinner by Ju tomorrow night - no reason, just because :) the best kind of treats!! ) - so I'll blog when my energy levels hit back to normal.

In the meantime, I just wanted to send out a really special thank you so much Wayne and Angela for the opportunity to document a snippet of your relationship as you were preparing to walk down that special road of marriage. I loved every minute of our shoot, and I will remember it, and more importantly the two of you for a long time to come! Your sheer spontenaity and energy and love was what really painted the life in these pictures. I was merely a witness.


Monday, April 28, 2008

Yap Family: Portraits

The red on the thermometer was sitting lazily around the high 30s that entire day, and even when the clock face had signalled the start of the late afternoon, the temperature took on a stubborn facade and soldiered on through until the darker tints of the evening began to permeate through the sky's canvas.

Regardless, the heavy heat didn't prevent us from getting some fun images of the Yaps that very afternoon. While we started indoors, we eventually moved outdoors just a little bit before the sunset, to a park that is really near my home! I never knew it could look so pretty under the right light. I guess with all the weddings I do around the city, we sometimes forget to think of the places that we drive right past every single day :)

For those that don't know, I' m not a big fan of the whole 'sit-down-and-stare-at-the-camera-while-sitting-in-a-stiff-pose-with-a-forced-smile' kind of family portrait sessions. While I do, do the formal portraits, I actually like to spend more time letting you all hang out and just be yourselves with one another in a really casual and laid back style :) Whether its doing things you like to do, or being in a place you like to chill out together, thats a huge reason behind while I try to always keep my sessions fun and really low key, as if we are all hanging out together - because I think that's when people look the most beautiful: when they are happy!

Thanks Joanne for the session with your family! I really enjoyed spending time with all of you that afternoon, and getting glimpses of your personalities through the frame! And thank you for taking the time to dress up - I love it when people do that on top of everything else :D

Below are some of my faves from the session!

Single portrait of Joanne :)

The parents! :D

This is what I meant by a casual, laid-back, AND fun kind of family portrait :)

Ok, I did take the pretty and formal version of the shot below, but I asked the Yaps to be silly for the next one just for laughs :) I thought it looked cute!

And here is what I do for 'formals'. Still casual and natural, but not boring and uncomfortable ;)

Lastly, here is a short slideshow of the session ;)

ps: Just a quick note to everyone, I've been suffering a really painful migraine for the last 3 days which hasn't responded to any pain killers. So it looks I have to get this checked out. While I'm getting better, I'm praying for a little understanding and patience from everyone while I may be a tad late in replying emails and so forth until I recover - and believe me, I'm trying my very best to recover ASAP!! Thanks everyone!


Thursday, April 24, 2008

Dork alert!!

Whoever thought that being a wedding photographer was a glamorous job, think again. We look anything but glamorous. My assistants when shooting with me have proven that I belong on the side of the camera I'm shooting on for a reason. Someone should SO have told me early just how STUPID I look when shooting?!?! haha :p

Anyhow, if you don't believe me, let the evidence show you what I mean... I look like a cross between angry-pyscho-woman and hungry-gotta-do-anything-it-takes-to-get-the-shot photographer!

The above is me trying to get this below shot:

My nose is officially pancake flat as of this shot.

If you asked me why I squint, don't ask. I have no idea. I just do it and I get the shot. Period. Why does Maria Sharapova shriek when she hits the ball? Who knows. She's still one of the top players in her game regardless haha ;)

Well, at least I look human in this shot. Although who knew I had the entire bridal party staring down my back? haha... Talk about pressure! :p

Vincy?!?! Why didn't you tell me earlier I looked like the biggest dork on the planet? :p These shots above (apart from the proper ring shot) were all taken by one of my assistants, vincy :)

Don't worry folks, I really am a nice person who loves my work and the people I work for. I'm not really scary in real life, I promise :)My clients will attest to that, though I do look like the biggest dweeb while shooting, especially when I squint my face like there is no tomorrow!

JSP, super cool photographer? Yeah, of course. I'd be dubbed queen if the new 'cool' was to be a dork! haha.

Anyhow, enough scary pictures of your photographer for now. I'm sure you've had enough. I don't want to scar you for life :p

Adios amigos!


Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Jason and Ammie: Wedding

Where are the Malaysian weddings, I hear you ask?!?!

No sweat, I've been doing them too ;) But, in the trademark of a being seriously bad blogger, I've not only been blogging all my entries out of order, but I've also had lots of weddings + shoots I've not shown on this blog yet. Today, I was counting up the drafts I've made and they amount close to 30!!! Someone kick me please! :p

So before ANY of you start thinking I can't shoot in the malaysian environment, here's one of the Malaysian weddings a number of you have been asking for :) See, I am on the road to redemption in the bloggers world after all!

Sorry this entry is a little short on words, but I figured that at least you get to see some images, albeit a bit deprived of a story :p Hope you forgive me this time around. Enjoy the photos and remember to watch the slideshow for a tonne of extra photos plus don't forget to turn up the speakers when watching for maximum viewing pleasure!

Lastly, I wanted to take this moment to thank KJ, for helping shoot this wedding with me, running around and snapping all day!! And also a thank you to my own husband for sharing the shooting with me - uhuh! did you know that Ju can take some rockin' pictures too?!?! Surprise surprise ;)

Take care and til next time peeps! ;)

The below shot taken was by KJ during the prep stage.

A sneak preview into the bridal games - watch the slideshow for what happened ;)

Jason and Ammie, had a lovely outdoor ceremony. Okay, so it was at like 12pm in the peak of Malaysian heat, but it was lovely nonetheless :)

I love this shot of Ammie.

Tea ceremony formalities :)

Tonnes and tonnes of laughs were exchanged and shared during this time.

The reception venue, held at Sheraton Hotel Subang Jaya.

Don't believe my husband Ju can take awesome shots? Check out this one below and another one further along if you scroll down more!

This has got to be one of the biggest cake towers I've ever seen. Kudos to the Sheraton Subang Jaya team for making it elegant and classy despite the enormous size! :)

And the cute little mini cakes the bride and groom had to feed each other.

Woot! There goes champagne popping and all the foam with it! Taken by Ju :)

And the wrenching hearfelt yum sengs that night! haha. Can you feel the emotion?!

Fitting way to end the formalities of the night :)


Monday, April 21, 2008

Song of the week

Ok, here's a secret (well, not really a secret). I really really do love my music.

I can't stand working in a quiet room or environment, and nothing makes me happier while working than to turn up my speakers and letting my itunes play randomly throughout my whole music collection (after digitizing all the CDs I have, it ended up being like 30GB! I think I may be a music junkie?).

Oh, I love shopping on itunes.

Plus, I get super excited when couples email me their song selections for their slideshows because I often learn of new and great songs in the process.

AND, I love digging up rather unknown songs and artists - its like finding gold amidst the MTV supermarket out there. Don't get me wrong. I love my MTV too ;) But there's just something else about finding something fabulous that not many people know of.

Anyhow, enough rambling :p

There's no point to this point, except that I just wanted to share with you a couple of tracks (yeah, believe ME that was hard to narrow down. Maybe I'll make this a regular thing. Maybe. No promises :p) that really stuck out in my playlist this week.

Hope you enjoy them as much as I do:

Shy That Way - By Tristan Prettyman & Jason Mraz

Shadowfeet - By Brooke Fraser

Okay, the following one is VERY well known, but I love it anyway. Plus it proves that I'm not an MTV snob heh ;)

With You - By Chris Brown [Click HERE]

Happy listening!


Friday, April 18, 2008

Luke and Lis: Wedding

As promised, here is the real, full post with a slideshow and all :)



That one word would trigger a sequence of events that would inevitably pave the course of two people's futures. Marry that with modern IT and excel and you get a recipe for marriage. At least, that's the reality for Luke and Lis :)

Luke tapped the 'send' button on a mass email he had decided to convey out one day, and fatefully an automatic reply was thrown back to him from a particular individual who had written in her vacation message that she was away on the doulos. The doulos?

Intrigued, Luke's curiosity sparked and he decided to write back asking her if she was able to meet up with him in the hopes that he could learn more from someone who had actually been on the doulos. After a few hesitations on Lis' side, she eventually agreed, although first impressions when that happened told a very different story to the one they now share. She thought he was distracted and strange, and Luke? Well... , God has a funny sense of humour :)

Because despite some rather less than positive imprints left on each other, they realized they shared a lot more in common than they thought. Curiosity turned into friendship. Friendship grew into like. And like blossomed into love.

They were dubbed "Mr and Mrs excel" in their wedding sermon, and rightly so! When I entered Lis' residence on their wedding day to start photographing their preparations, one certain detail caught my attention - their EXTENSIVE and elaborate excel spreadsheets! From table arrangements, to run sheets, to to-do-lists, and so on. Little did I realize that when I asked Lis if she could send them to me to help in my own wedding preparations, that what I had seen on that day was only the tip of an intricate planning recipe. Not only that, but Lis and Luke apparently exchanged their initial messages and 'dates' with each other through excel spreadsheets - they will probably case me up in a closet and throw away the key forever for revealing all this, but hey I figured if 400+ people already knew whats a few more right? ;)

Luke and Lis! You are both gems. Love your quirky sense of humour and your warm down to earth characters. I really did feel more like a friend witnessing your marriage that day than a 'paid vendor' called to do the job, and for that I feel incredibly honoured. I can't think of two more well matched people to be married, and I only wish you the most beautiful things for your marriage ahead. Lots and lots of love to you both! Thank you for making my job so easy and enjoyable that day and being one of the best clients a girl could ever ask for! *HUGS*

As usual (I know I put some of these up before), here are some of my fave shots from their wedding day. Since I put up so many last time in this POST, I'll only be putting up my very very favourites here:

The below shot is probably my favourite from this whole wedding. Don't get me wrong, there were HEAPS of wonderful moments to choose from, but there is a timeless elegance I just love about the below moment :)

A huge thank you to Bailie, who helped second shoot this wedding with me. He captured the fabulous shot below.

Some pretty wedding details! :D

The speeches during the night were just hilarious. You can tell by the expressions below - they were CONSTANT! ;)

And to end the wedding section of this post, here is their slideshow. Highly recommend watching it with your speakers turned up! You will need the latest flash player installed to view so go download it and install it PRONTO :)

Last but not least in any respect, here are a few pictures from Luke and Lis' engagement shoot we did awhile back that ended up on my fave list :)

I absolutely love the way these two jumped for me. Lis looks so graceful while doing it! ;)