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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, October 27, 2010

Jenny Sun Photography Workshop 2011: Singapore

I am SO excited to announce this!!

I have had countless emails sent to my inbox over the last couple of years asking when or if I would ever conduct a workshop, and as much as I LOVE teaching, the last couple of years have just been crazy. Like C.R.A.Z.Y. So much so that there really hasn't been a slice of time long enough for me to actually sit down and write the syllabus and plan the workshop that I've really wanted to launch :)

Well, thanks to a couple of wonderful enthusiastic individuals, who asked and then invited me over, I am SOOOO thrilled to be able to say the very first official JSP workshop will finally be launching in Singapore this coming January 28th-30th, 2011.

That's right, it is a 3-day intensive (and I mean INTENSIVE!!) workshop where we will be covering aspects of shooting/posing/lighting, workflow/editing, and business/branding. I am not joking when I say this will be a very packed 3 days - the syllabus is very full, with ALOT of information to take in, and then apply and execute, so expect your brain to be hurting a little by the end of it all :)

I have to admit, I am a little scared making this announcement! I hope there are a bunch of you out there who wouldn't mind hanging with me in the city of Singapore for 3 days talking photography jargon, food, and my occasional ramble about music in my Australian accent :P It would be lovely to meet and make friends with a bunch of you out there in this cool city! :D

Anyhow, here are the workshop details! :D

Date: 28th - 30th January, 2011 (9AM - 5PM each day)

Where: Shangri-la, Singapore (right in the heart of the city! Totally and completely accessible via public transport, near by the shops and tonnes of food options, with lots of accommodation options around if you are coming from out of town like myself! :D )

Capacity: Limited to 20 people. First come first served basis.

- $700USD (early bird rate, until 10th November 2010)
- $800USD (normal rate, from 11th November 2010)

So, what is the deal with this workshop?
I have honestly, always always believed that the success of a photography business rides on how well a photographer does two things: (1) produce their art, and (2) run their business. My philosophy has followed the strength of that marriage and this workshop is about those two very things. We are going to spend 3 very intense days working from the inside-out. Working out who you are as a photographer and your style, and helping you carry that through to your photos as well as your business and brand. Sounds scary? It is! But that is the fun of it - Learning to be a better photographer AND a better entrepreneur! :) Our aim from the workshop is to help you walk away with the skills and confidence to shoot better photos that you love (that is covering use of posing, light, composition and post processing), and book clients that love the photos that you shoot! :) Win-win! :) Time will also be spent learning about how I work with my clients from the moment I meet them, to the shoot, to the finished product, as well as opportunity for 1 on 1 time with me for questions and feedback/critique :)

Who is this workshop for?
Anyone who loves photography and their craft, and is wanting to develop their style and business.

The Itinerary For the 3 days:
Day 1 - All about style (yours and Jenny's!). Discovering and developing your own style of photography and hearing about how Jenny molded hers. The Class will ajourn outside for a portion of the day to watch how jenny shoots, engages with her subjects and poses them, and work with light to create her shots. Time will also be spent on this day working on editing and processing photos to give your photos that finished look, as well as plenty of opportunity for Q&A throughout.
Day 2 - Shooting/Assignment day for all participants with real life couples! (this is a surprise! Be prepared to be challenged and pushed out of your comfort zones! :D )
Day 3 - The day will be split into two. One part of the day will be spent going over and critiquing photos from day two on aspects of posing, use of light, composition and style. The other part of the day will be spent learning valuable branding and marketing techniques that will help bring you in touch with the right clientèle, bring you business and strengthen your consultation/sales confidence :)

Please note that this is a highly practical 3-day workshop so be prepared to do ALOT of work!! There will also be plenty of opportunities allocated on each day for Q&A, as well as 1 on 1 time with Jenny at one point of the workshop :)

I'm ready! How do I sign up??

(5th November, 2010): This workshop has SOLD OUT!!!

If you would like to be put on the waiting list, or if you have any questions about the workshop, please drop us an email at and we'll holla right back at you! :D Hope to see you in Singapore peeps! :D


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Centennial Vineyards Bowral Wedding: Emma + Tristan

There are those in life you meet, and they make you smile. Then there are those in life you cross paths with, and they leave footprints on your heart and warm your soul. Emma and Tristan, are the latter. I like to peg it to her sweet sugar-coated smile and spirit, and his gentle natured heart, both combined make one of the nicest people I've had the pleasure of getting to know and photograph. The real joy on the day though, was to watch just how much in love these two could see it in the way he gazed upon her adoringly, you could see it in the infinite 'just-because' kisses that were exchanged, and you could see it in the sweet beloved way they embraced one another under the cool spring breeze that floated around the entire day.

Emma and Tristan, I honestly and sincerely think your love is the kind of love that generations whisper about and what best friend come lovers are made of, it is the kind of love that inspires your children and grandchildren to want, and it is the kind of love that people talk about for years, look at, and know without a sliver of doubt just how deep the roots of your love have planted within each of your hearts. I have this sweet image of you both, when you are old and grey, walking hand in hand, smiling at one another, and still in love. Truly. Madly. Deeply.

Thank you for sharing your day with me. I considered it an honor :)

Enjoy my favourites from the day! :D

{NOTE: Slideshow at the end for extra photos! Apologies for the quality - I have no idea why the rendering has made the colours less bright :( }

Pretty little vintage handkerchief with their initials! :D

Emma's delightful Pronovias gown (one of my fave designers! :D )

Moments with her sister and mum :)

Last minute touch ups! :D

I don't know why, but I love this photo :)

Married! :D

A bit of after ceremony crazy :P

Then it was off to the reception Venue: Centennial Vineyards in Bowral for the location shoot. We were supposed to go to another garden, but it was shut. Which worked out lovely because in the time it took to drive from the gardens to Centennial Vineyards, the sun FINALLY showed itself on what was an earlier overcast gloomy day.

The vineyard wasn't in bloom yet, so we went to the backyard of the venue and played amongst the trees :)

The light was just divine from this point on :)

We sneaked away for a brief few minutes to bare the cold and take some night photos! :D

Before coming back for their first dance. Loved this moment :)

Ring shot, to end :)

And.... their slideshow :) Enjoy!! For those viewing this post via RSS feed, you can watch the video HERE.
Remember to press the 'HD' button on the slide to see it in the best quality possible :)