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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 :)




Monday, May 30, 2011

Wedding: Jon and Hwee Yen


I was in Kuala Lumpur city over the weekend shooting a wedding. As with alot of weddings in this corner of the world, there were alot of cultural aspects to the day like the tea ceremony, and the door games to win the bride. And I am going to profess - it is rare for me to be putting up wedding photos on the blog, so soon after the wedding has happened, but I was asked to put together a same day edit slideshow (ie. images shot on the wedding day, and then shown on the same night to the guests) for the wedding over the weekend, and after looking at the images, I felt I had to share. I hope you don't mind Hwee Yen and Jon. I was just so encouraged by what I witnessed between you and your families, that it left a rather deep impression within me.

After shooting so many weddings, I can say that today, weddings are all about how 'beautiful' it will look... they are all focused on how much decor can be sprinkled throughout the day...or how many details will furbish the big event. And as a girl, I have to admit, I do love those things very much, but at the end of it all, they mean absolutely nothing if the heart of the wedding is void.

So, when I walked into Saturday's wedding, and what met my camera was a multitude of tears, big hugs, even bigger smiles, and a very palpable love - it was refreshing. So very very refreshing. Like solace or a breath of fresh air. The emotion and the closeness between the between the bride + groom and their family and friends was so real, you couldn't help but sigh a little and maybe even swallow a forming lump in the throat. It is the moments that really get me at weddings.... without them, a wedding is so empty. My pictures would speak nothing. I don't know about other photographers, but for me, these genuine instances and snippets are like food for the soul.

So thank you for letting me into your lives for that day Jon and Hwee Yen and allowing me to tell your story. I don't think I did your wedding any justice with my blog post in words... but I am hoping the images will do better than my limp verbal account.

ps: A huge shoutout to the bride's family - thank you thank you thank you sooooo very very very much for making sure I had as much natural light and pretty light as possible to work with all throughout the day and night. It made all the difference. I hope you know that :)







Here is their same-day-edit slideshow - for better view, press the HD button! And if you are on a slow connection, please press play and when the slideshow starts to load, press pause. Once the slideshow is fully loaded, press play for a smooth viewing experience. And lastly, for those reading this post via RSS, you can watch the slideshow here: http://www.vimeo.com/jennysun/jonhweeyensde





And for those who are wanting a glance into the night's celebrations - here are a couple of sneak peek frames :)




Hope you all have a lovely week ahead! We have to get back to a very manic schedule now!

:)


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Friday, May 27, 2011

Chilli Red


Just a little touch of spice to warm up your screens :)

I'm not really a car person, but honestly? Vintage cars like this, make me happy :D Have a lovely weekend ahead everyone!






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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Jenny Sun Photography Workshop 2011: KL





I'm really thrilled to be able to announce that our second Jenny Sun Photography Workshop is launching today! It will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this time around over 3-5 August 2011. The last one was held in Singapore earlier this year in January, and it was a completely full class with alot of great feedback. If you want to read about what some of the participants of the last workshop said about it, have a look here:
http://www.lauragoodwinphotography.com/?p=44
http://vanillafilm.wordpress.com/vintage-wedding/
http://oliviaoonphotography.blogspot.com/2011/01/fruitful-weekend.html
http://synkronize.wordpress.com/2011/02/02/aeron-sharon-jsp-inside-out-workshop-part-1/
http://synkronize.wordpress.com/2011/02/02/ee-va-edwin-jsp-inside-out-part-2/
http://levinphotography.wordpress.com/2011/02/01/jsp-inside-out-workshop-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 :) The participants of the last workshop in Singapore all mentioned that they likened the workshop to a bootcamp - that is how intense it is. Be prepared to be pushed, to do alot of hard work, and to be challenged.

Just like the last one, I'm kind of biting my nails as I write this announcement - I'm hoping there will be a group of you cool people to hang out with in Kuala Lumpur. I know the food is amazing in your city, so I'm excited to meet you guys and make friends with you at the workshop! :D The last workshop sold out in less than a week, so do get in early to get your place and also take advantage of the early bird rate we have!


Anyhow, here are the workshop details! :D

Date: 3-5 August, 2011 (9AM - 5PM each day)

Where: The Gardens Hotel, Mid Valley (This is RIGHT NEXT DOOR to the awesome Midvalley Megamall Shops :D That means you have direct access to the train, various options for accommodation if you are coming from out of town, shopping, and lots of food :D )

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

Investment:
- $750AUD/ RM2300 (early bird rate, until 23rd May 2011) - If you need more time to get your leave approved, please email us immediately!!
- $850AUD/ RM2600 (normal rate, from 24rd May 2011)

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. This workshop will be a best fit for amateurs wanting to start a business/gain regular paid work, or photographers who are wanting to become full timers. The workshop will also suit photographers who are already running their business and want to improve and fine tune/update/change their brand or clientele. While we will be talking about how to see and use light, it is also best that you have a good grasp of manual exposure before coming into the workshop as we will not be teaching basics of shutterspeed, aperture, and ISO during the 3 days.

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. We will also be covering and teaching how to pose/engage with your clients, composition, how to see light, wedding day run through, how to get a maximum number of shots within a small space or short period of time, workflow/editing, elements of business and branding will start today and continue on day 3, and Q&A session.
Day 2 - Demonstration shoot in the morning (to see how Jenny shoots), followed by a shooting/Assignment day for all participants (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 :) If you have prior and current marketing material, that is encouraged to be brought to the workshop as well for critique and feedback.

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??
Perfect! Here are the step-by-step instructions!

(1) All you need to do from this point is to press the 'PAY NOW' button below to make payment and reserve your seat.
(2) Once you get to the next page, you will have the option to pay via PAYPAL or CREDIT CARD. If you do not have a paypal account, please select the 'PAY BY CREDIT CARD' option (which is the option to the left of the paypal login section - see picture below the PAY NOW button below).
(3) Enter your credit card details/log into your paypal account and follow the instructions.
(4) Once payment has been finalized, THIS IS IMPORTANT - please drop us an email (at info@jennysunphotography.com with a printscreen of the payment confirmation and the following details: your first name, your surname, your studio name, your studio website, phone number, and email address.


You MUST complete the above steps to be properly registered! You can click the below 'pay now' button to make payment and get your registration process started :)








For those who do not have a paypal account, and wish to pay via credit card, please press the above PAY NOW button, and use the 'pay using credit card' section next to the paypal login section. Press the CONTINUE button. See example below:


OR please contact us at info@jennysunphotography.com for information on how to make a payment via bank transfer. Thank you!



Please note that once full payment has been made, your place at the workshop is secured and non-refundable (You may however, transfer your place to another person, but you will be responsible for organizing the exchange). An email confirmation will be sent to you within 24 hours of payment, with another email following that will have the full workshop details including what to bring, hotel recommendations (if you are coming from out of town), full workshop itinerary, and more! :)

If you have any questions about the workshop, please drop us an email at info@jennysunphotography.com and we'll holla right back at you! :D Hope to see you in Kuala Lumpur peeps! :D


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