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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 :)

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Darrel and Nydia: Melbourne Wedding

As I was a little girl growing up, I watered my definition of love with stories like Cinderella, Beauty and The Beast, The Little Mermaid, and my all time favourite -Anne of Green Gables. In the process, I fell in love with fairytales, and allowed myself to believe that despite all the atrocity that existed in the real world - it was so very possible to find that someone you truly couldn't live without.

I think that idealistic hope, was what drew me to weddings in the first place. There's a certain magic spark about weddings, of which I am slowly beginning to realize and understand. I mean, everyone loves them. And I mean everyone. I've not met a single person who doesn't love watching a beautiful bride, glide down that isle and marry off with the one man who has enraptured her heart. And witnessing a nervous but very excited groom commit the rest of his life to the woman who has become his whole world in his eyes. Perhaps it's the happily-ever-after craving deep down in all of us, because really, who doesn't love a happy ending? Or in my definition, a happy beginning :) Or perhaps, really, it is that weddings show me that, just for a day, for two lucky souls, fairytales really do exist.

At least that is the case for Darrel and Nydia.

The more I had the pleasure to know about them, and watch how they love one another, the more I was certain to say that you could not meet two people who were more in love. I was going to tell their story, of how they met, and I was literally half way penning down my thoughts, when I realized that it wasn't the way they met that was a testimony of their union, but their union itself that needed to be shared. It was the way they looked at each other, like there was no one else in the room. It was the way Darrel gently brushed his finger past her chin and smiled. It was the way Darrel expressed "Nydia, you really are the most beautiful girl in the world." in the most earnest and ardent of tones during his thank you speech at the end of the night. You just had to be there to feel that kind of honesty. I'm not kidding. I nearly choked and had to hold back a tear.

It was the way Nydia, would clasp her groom's hands so tightly, and look up at him with eyes that piercingly said "I can't believe I am so lucky to marry you. To get to spend the rest of my life with you".

It was the way Darrel's brother cheekily described his perspective of the newly married couple, and said "Darrel was infatuated with Nydia", speaking of Darrel's first impression of his now bride, when Darrel mouthed silently to Nydia that moment "I still am".

You couple a love like that, with the most warm and genuine hearts I have ever had the privilege of knowing, and you get an experience that I like to term as remarkable. I am always honored at every wedding I get to shoot at, but yours - Darrel and Nydia - was seriously God given. How I was even lucky enough to have God send you my way, I will never know, but I really thank Him for giving me such an intangible fortune in the two of you. From picking us up at the airport so very early that morning, to always asking if we were okay and enjoying ourselves, to driving us back to our hotels even after your wedding was over. Vincy and I have never met a couple and their family as beautifully kind, warm and caring as yourselves.

Thank you for showing me that people as nice as yourselves and your incredible families are real, and that fairytales still happen today, not just in the books :)

Here are my favourite moments from your day:

Nydia's dresses were from Raffaela Cuica and Maggie Sottero

Nydia's sisters were a constant source of great fun and expression :)

Here is Nydia's sister preparing for her speech before everything happened.

And here is Nydia's other sisters mucking around on the piano. The sisters are all incredibly musically gifted. With Lydia being a fabulous vocalist!

The sisters were trying to spray bits of perfume onto each other. You can tell they were having way too much fun! haha :)

Just look how THRILLED Darrel is to be marrying his bride.

Love the emotion on Nydia's face.

Nydia is one of the most expressive and fun brides ever! She is always laughing and I love it :)


Lots and lots and lots of hugs after the ceremony!

This is a message from Nydia's sister after the ceremony :)

We were all majorly late for the location shoot, but here is what we managed to squeeze in!

Vincy discovered this AWESOME patch of white flowers!!

Some shots in some really yummoooo lighting! :)

Darrel and Nydia had their wedding ceremomy and reception at Poet's Lane. Its incredibly gorgeous! :)

The speeches were hilarous that night. I mean, at most weddings they always are, but this set caused a real riot of laughs. There were so many great moments, just look at them!

And the bridal waltz. Always always my favourite part of the night. They danced to "So Close" By Jon McLaughlin, which was the waltz song in the movie Enchanted, which I LOVED :)

Ring shot.

And do check out the slideshow for tonnes of more photos. Remember for smooth viewing, press the play button. Then when the bar starts to load, press pause and wait for the rest of the bar to load. When the bar has fully loaded, press play :) Do watch it! Even if you don't want to see the photos (you'd be missing out :p), at least play it for the song - its incredible, and will move you :)

HUGE HUGE thank you to Vincy, for travelling with me to Melbourne for this wedding, and starting so early/finishing so late with me. You have officially made shooting and travelling that much better :)


ps: Darrel and Nydia had a reception in Malaysia recently, which I also had the utmost pleasure to photograph! I will blog about that soon. And Nydia, if you are reading this: THANK YOU SO MUCH for the awesome chocolates. It was your turkish delights that caused me to go into withdrawal after I finished all of them one day, because they were THAT good :D


Linda Truong said...

I absolutely love your shots from the location shoot. The light was absolutely delicious... But man, the part about Darrel being infatuated with Nydia, and him mouthing "I still am" .. . is like... WOW! :D :D :D Amazing!! Lovee!!

aaron fong said...

Wow..what a good way to start the new year with these amazing wedding shots to admire!Luv the colors!!So this the one in Poet's lane that i miss out on tagging along..

Anna said...

I'm starting to sound like a broken recorder by saying this (again and again and again) but awesome shots Jenny!

I was telling one of my couples about you and they check out your blog too. Like me, they too enjoy reading your writing and we all reckon that not only do you make beautiful pictures, but your words could rival those of a writer.

Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing.

Btw, don't know if you know bout this, but if you're going to the States in March, you might wanna check out the Blend workshop features in theblogisfound. Looks like its gonna be a good one.


Jenny Sun said...

@ Anna: If you are a broken record, then I hope God sends a torrential downpour of these broken records on me :) We all need encouragement (especially me because everyone tells me I am often way too hard on myself), and yours are always like a beacon of sunshine. Much love to you for that, really! :)

As for the USA, its likely a late 09 trip, or early 2010. It is going to be a HUUUUUUUGE trip, which I forsee will take uberly large amounts of planning just due to the number of places I want to go to, the number of people I have to see, and the plans I have in between them all. You should come along!! And yup, I heard of BLEND. Sadly, I have to miss out this time, but if it happens again, I am ALLLLLL up for it cos you are right - it sounds rocking and amazing!

Nicholas Leong said...

As usual, lovely lovely shots. I still owe you that email to book you! Better hope your dates are not all filled up for 2009.

And just out of curiosity, the bride said "spend the rest of my eyes with you"? Eyes? Really?

Must be the blurrest person here, but why eyes? :D

Keen said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful shots, your works inspired me.

Thank you,


qippy said...

thats realy nice work there..very inspiring..anyway if you have the time do check out my latest shoot at

PicturesByTracy said...

My week is never complete until I come here. Your truely amazing Jenny! Your works inspires me to be better...thank you.

Nydia said...

Hey Jenny,

I don't even know how to begin to thank you and Vincy for capturing such amazing shots despite the much lack of sleep, and the discomfort you had to go through that day. Darrel and I + our families absolutely love your shots!!! and we are so undeserving of such compliments too - thank you so much for making our day so relaxing and for capturing so much details as well!!! brings back so much memories :) *I seriously can't believe it has been a month!*

So glad to hear u enjoyed the chocs!!! You definitely deserve to spoil yourself every once in a while :)

Niways, I LOVE your song choices :) and love the ring shot - took us a while to guess where it was taken, and it was Nydelene who figured it out first :)

Thank you so much again! Hope to see you around in Melbourne!

Nydia and Darrel

Navy Sou said...

Oooooh....ahhhhh!!!! How do you get such great clarity in your images, woman! You should be fined for that! ; )

Fishy Ash said...

Indeed Jenny, the song for the slideshow is great!!! Close to tears at the end of it!

Again, i just want to repeat what others have said, AWESOME photos!!!

ohana photographers-david and kimi said...

ooo i love the orange in the shoe shot!!! awsome job jenny!!

Tony said...

All I can say is Beautiful!

Joanna said...

fabulous lighting!!!
details shots are amazing as always :)

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