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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 28, 2010

Film: Nadia and Sam [Engagement]


So this is not their full set. In fact, these are just the film outtakes I managed to capture during this engagement session which I shot in London.

However, when I got the films back, I couldn't help but share these. Their full (digital) set will be up on the blog at some point, but for now, enjoy this miniature serving of engagement photos from London, courtesy of the wonderful world of film (yay to photos that never need to be edited! :D )

Meet Nadia + Sam :)

Two of the nicest, funniest, and kindest people I've had the pleasure of crossing paths with :) They think they are completely unphotogenic, but I think that is the biggest fattest lie I've ever been told! haha :)



Film + grain = love! :D













The below frame has got to be my favourite :)




And as an added bonus for being so patient with me throughout my blogging famine these past couple of weeks, here is a sneak peek from the film roll that I shot during a FANTASTIC play session behind the camera with Rosie Hardy and her model :D




And on a final note, if you are not part of my Facebook Fanpage already, I totally encourage you to head on over there and be part of the fun there - I have been uploading ALOT (and I mean ALOOOOOOT) of sneak previews and photos that have not made it to this blog space yet! It's THE place to be to see the latest stuff, and find out what is going on JSP wise :) Blehhh... that sounded so full of myself! :( I'm going to stop here for fear of sounding completely vain! Sorry! :P







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Travel Destination: London, UK [Summer 2010] on FILM


It's been several weeks of solid city and country hopping. At the moment I'm parked here in a cosy cafe that's decked with wooden floorboards, warm smells of bacon and eggs wafting in the air, and fringed with freshly brewed coffee on a slightly chilly morning, at another airport, waiting to depart to the next city on my calendar. I have been awake since about 5 in morning, which has been unusual, given the fact that I do love (with an unhealthy passion) my desire to sleep in. However, I do appreciate the slow start to the day. More often than not, I need to protectively arm my days with double espresso shots in order to power through the frantic manicness that usually colours my schedule. So, it was a welcomed luxury to wake up early with an abundance of hours ahead of me to pack, freshen up, and lull my way to the airport in an untraditionally unhurried fashion.

So I sit here now, with Alicia Keys serenading through my newly purchased noise cancelling earphones, munching faithfully through one of my favourite kind of breakfasts - eggs benedict, drenched in velvety hollandaise sauce, roped with fresh baby spinach leaves, smoked ham, and turkish bread. All trimmed with a punchy cup of espresso. I can never go without my espresso :) I used to be a latte kind of girl, but my coffee palette seems to have gone through puberty or something because I am now craving that naked, full bodied, electric kick that comes from just the beans :) And I couldn't feel more alive in the after moments of letting it glide into my system. On a good day, I can take a double ;)

I don't get moments like this often, so I do treasure them. These quiet moments, that is. So when I was able to do that while in London recently, it was lovely beyond words to my happy heart. Marry that with the fact that the days were incredibly long :) Summer was definitely lilting her way throughout the town, and I completely loved the fact that the sun went down at 930 in the evenings! There were many instances where I was incredibly content to pick up my meal from Mark and Spencer , and casually make my way to a nearby park to just munch, relax, and people watch. Most people who look at me will often raise an eyebrow when I tell them I am just as happy to be on my own, with some solidly fantastic music, good food, inhabiting a corner comfortably in a cafe or a park under the trees while the sun is gently radiating around and the breeze is dancing in an affable and agreeable manner. Anyhow, I think there is a misconception that I am an extrovert, maybe because of the absolutely severe amounts AND lengths that I talk and let my mouth run. However the myers briggs personality test has totally trumped and killed this myth and proven that I am an introvert :P yes, an INTROVERT! Crazy right? ;) Okay, so I am only an introvert by a meagre 2 points (which technically means I can be either an introvert or extrovert), but nevertheless it does mean that I completely love (and need) my ME-time :)

Anyhow, that was a lot of verbal verbosity :P I really just wanted to share some photos I had taken in London while I was there recently. I got the films back, and these are my favourite :) At some point, I will probably share the digital photos I took as well, but we'll leave that for another time :) For now, hope you find some of the ones below ok! Sorry about the weird border around each photo! I have no idea what happened with my script on this new computer :P



Yes, that's Buckingham Palace and London Eye you see peering through the greenery above! :D


Typical English residencies - although somewhat of the prettier kind apparently. Kensington.



These were taken at St James Park. I love how in the summer you can sit on these awesome looking chairs and just sun bake in the middle of the park! :D




Oxford Street. The hub of the shopping in this city. I LOVED it. And it was sales galore!! :D




I think I was obsessed with the parks of London. I have no idea why. I find I pick up a fetish in every city/country I go to. In Europe 2008, it was locks and doors. In USA earlier this year it was letterboxes. In London this time, it was their parks. I visited ALOT of them! :P The above was along the grounds of Chiswick House (pronounced Chis-ick, thanks to my lovely british friends in Perth who generously corrected me when I pronounced it Chis-wick :P )



This shot above, and the couple below are just a few examples of pretty things I saw while walking the streets :)







And I'll end the post with my favourites (above shot and all the ones below), which were taken in Hampstead Heath Park when I took a very long walk through its extensive grounds. The light was incredible that afternoon, and I was very happy to just sit there amongst the golden fields, with all the other summer campers and just watch the world go by :)

















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Monday, July 26, 2010

WORKSHOP NEWS: JSP + WIKI


For those who have asked when and where is my next teaching/workshop appearance, here is the low down! :D If you have been staying connected with my via my Facebook Fanpage, you will have had a small preview of information about this workshop event, but I am officially announcing it here! :D

That's right! JSP is teaming up with the ever fabulous Wiki Lee (of www.wikilee.com) and Ilona from the amazingly creative Fotoexpression. If you haven't seen their work, you have to have been living under a rock! Because they have been working the Sydney scene and rocking alot of couples' worlds with their amazing camera skills! :D






Title:
Anyone at Anytime, Anywhere

Which basically sums up the main drive of the workshop and what we will be teaching - skills, information, and knowledge so that you can shoot anyone (of all ages and sizes), at anytime (rain, hail, or shine!), and anywhere (because, lets face it, we aren't all given grand beautiful expensive weddings, or 5 star venues to shoot at!). The workshop will cover shooting, workflow, and business. And of course, given the fact that it will be held over 3 days, you have ample time to ask either one of us ANY questions you like in between all the classes :)

Cost:
AUD$1,000 (GST excl.) – For non-Australian photographers
AUD$1,100 (GST incl.) – For Australian photographers
Group registration (>2 photographers) – 10% off. Please advise whether you need GST or not when sending us email for this special request.

Date:
20-22 August 2010

Location:
Sydney, Australia

Spaces:
max. 15 students
(Only a number of slots left, so please get your place in before you miss out!)

Who is this for?:
For those who has the experience of shooting wedding(s) as a principal or assistant photographer.
For those who’s seriously thinking to become a professional wedding photographer.
Professional photographers

Speakers:
Wiki Lee, Ilona Lee and Jenny Sun.



Proposed schedule:
August 20th: The theory behind Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere

August 21st: Whole day practical session with real couple.

August 22nd: Competition and feedback time!




Here are some testimonials that we received from our past workshops.

“Wiki, Ilona and Jenny’s workshop is unlike others. Straight to the point, no hidden message. I’m able to leverage their business perspective and photography technique in my photography works; unseen in the last 8 years of my career.Arguably, their POI technique found in many “GPS” systems, which I find is the most effective “mode” of photography. The point is, do not dictate your images with equipment, lenses and other technical issues to make the shot, but the “POI”. So what is POI? Well. for me to know; for you to find out!” – Teng Wei, Teng Wei Photography

“DOWN to earth. This was the first thing that struck me as they are amazingly friendly people. As you probably already know, they are great at what they do, yet do not boast and put themselves on a pedestal where it makes you feel it is out of reach. However, what they excel at, is to make you believe in yourself and help you see photography from a different perspective altogether!Right as in the RIGHT Direction. Every photographer has had their ‘down moment’ before and it is indeed disheartening. However, with the guidance from Wiki, Ilona and Jenny, it did not only motivate, but also encouraged me to work my own style, yet at the same time, get the customers whom I will love to shoot for! Awesome is a how the workshop was. Even after the workshop ended, Wiki and Ilona’s ‘GPS system’ (nicknamed by Teng Wei), made me rethink my methods, my styles and most importantly my goals. Not forgetting, Jenny, who had in our conversations, helped me realise that there are few other things beyond lenses, cameras and technical aspects which can further enhance our work!” – Chew Kar Heng, Compozitions

“Boy was it an experience : ) I’ve always think twice of attending “photography” workshops, since mostly are quite costly or the topics are quite generic. However, Red Ninja’s approach is a lot different. Its more towards experience sharing, which I find essential for new photographers like me who wants to start up our own business. Wiki & Ilona’s simple ways of narrating their methods makes it easier for me to understand. Wiki being such a funny lass makes it even more entertaining, that I barely noticed the time. Trust me, you wouldn’t wanna miss the “Wikimania” experience! This is THE workshop to go if you wanna take your photography technique & business to the next level : )” – Faizal Yusuf, Miuyuko Images

“This is my first ever workshop that i attended. I was still struggling do i really need to attend this workshop when i know about it. But, i would said it is so much beneficial after attending this, not only technically got improved and advised, also my mentally was inspired by these 3 awesome photographers. This is the most that i gained in the workshop. Honestly, it is much more worth than what I had really pay for. Exceed Customer Expectation!!!” – Wing Yew, Trinity Photography

“It has been an honour to be taught by the best photographers from the wedding industry. Their generosity in sharing their experiences & success story has inspired me to refine & define my photography style & business.I have received my breakthrough, all thanks to Wiki, Ilona and Jenny! Definitely a workshop not to be missed out!” – Narmit, Blushed Photography

“‘I’ve not been shooting for a very long time but I’ve always known im more a ninja (silent shooter kind) more then a samurai (the ones that would speak out) but after the workshop I saw light, I was enlighten on how I could be both and learn to gain the courage to speak out more and direct. Wiki, Ilona and Jenny are not just mentors to me and they are certainly not people who I’ve paid to just give me tips on photography. They gave their best to attending to everyone on a personal basis and I’m really grateful for that.To just say I’ve improve or been a better person is small talk, what really proves this is how I got feedback from my clients and their family. It’s from there on I knew whatever I was doing was working. So thank you again so much Wiki, Ilona and especially Jenny for being there as a friend whenever.” – Benjamin Lim, Benjamin Lim Photography

“The bootcamp pragram is awesome as the mentors generously share their experience, tips with everyone in the camp. With Wiki, Ilona & Jenny’s advice, i’m now confident to meet new friend and gaining my client.” – Lai Wei Ming, Miuyuko Images

“This was the first workshop I went to, and one that will have set a very high bar for any other future workshops to surpass. The best of teachers are the ones that share with you everything and anything. That is what they have done. They build a relationship with their students and you know that you can always count on them as mentors.Since attending the workshop, I have re-looked at how I shoot, how I interact with clients, how I market myself and how I get clients to appreciate my style. These are lessons that I will keep for the rest of my life.” – Nicholas Leong, Through Our Eyes Photography



OK, I'm KEEN and want to REGISTER! How do I do so?
Go to the registration page here :) You can pay via paypal/credit card, or bank transfer.

Yay! I'm super excited! I can't wait to see you there! :D

xox


PS: For those that don't know yet, I am giving away a complimentary 1 on 1 mentoring session to one lucky person who signs up for this workshop! Check out the details HERE: http://wikischoolpedia.com/announcement/free-private-mentoring-by-jenny-sun/

Don't miss out! :D


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To everyone still waiting for picture posts, I'm so sorry! I've been travelling and doing an insane amount of city hopping the past month and I've not had a chance to breathe or do much of anything. But I've got a few things in line for you this week so stay tuned! :D



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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Alvin + Karmin: Engagement


The thunder is pealing, and the raindrops are falling faster and heavier outside my window today, right at this very moment. At this second, it's perfect to be inside, with a hot cup of coffee warming the palms, while letting photos of couples in love put a tingle and smile on my face :)

Meet Alvin and Karmin. Two sweet and fun souls, who gave me the pleasure of documenting their love one very gorgeous afternoon in my favourite city in the whole world - home - Sydney :) Every time my eyes grace the water in the harbour, with the sun sparkling over the surface, and I am watching the rays glimmer through the leaves in the park, and the warmth is soaking through my skin, I am happy. And I know we are very spoilt down under in this amazing city. I never tire of shooting here. Sometimes, in the midst of some crazy travelling or work schedules, I think of home, and no matter where I am - london, paris, Kuala Lumpur, New York, etc... nothing beats the feeling of stepping foot on home soil - especially this soil :)

Enjoy some of my favourites from their session :)



(I normally don't like shooting or putting up photos of the harbour bridge or opera house, because it reminds me of tacky postcards [dont hate!! hehe], but I couldn't help but shoot and share this one because the light was seriously insanely pretty in the harbour that day!! )









Gorgeous gorgeous light :)










Did you know that tulips are my FAVVVVOURITE flowers?? :D Karmin, your taste is impeccable ;)


Did I mention the light was gorgeous? It only got better ;)








Well, the story behind this shot - it wasn't planned. The petals off the tulips actually wilted and all fell off, so we decided to play with them! And at least put them to one last good use ;)


Then it was time for a quick change of clothes and switch up the feel of the photos to be more fun and whimsical! :D

Mmmmm.... I seriously couldn't get enough of the light that day :)




Love bubbles!!




And I love these pretty colourful little fan things!




Thank you Alvin and Karmin for a beautiful afternoon!! I had so much fun :) xox


And their slideshow! Check it out for a really pretty song that I love, and alot of extra photos! :D



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